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Authorities believe teen accused of plotting to hijack plane was suicidal; hearing scheduled

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Authorities believe a teen accused of plotting to hijack a plane was suicidal, and a judge was scheduled to decide Friday whether to keep him in custody.

February 09, 2008 | By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press Writer | National

Man who sold pit bull to Vick gets probation and $500 fine

RICHMOND, Va. - A man who sold a female pit bull to Michael Vick's dogfighting operation and attended some of the fights avoided prison time Friday because he cooperated with investigators and did not physically harm any of the dogs.

February 09, 2008 | By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Writer | National

Prosecutor to investigate reports about steamy texts exchanged between Detroit mayor, aide

DETROIT - The county prosecutor said Friday she has opened an investigation into reports that Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his top aide exchanged romantic text-messages.

February 09, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National

AP answers your questions on the news, from Jose Padilla to what constitutes a caucus winner

Does the name ''Frank Wills'' ring a bell?

February 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

$5M reward for Moussaoui tipster leaves others feeling left out

MINNEAPOLIS - An instructor at the flight school Zacarias Moussaoui attended before the Sept. 11 attacks is $5 million richer for his efforts to alert authorities - but colleagues say he wasn't the only one sounding an alarm.

February 09, 2008 | By DOUG GLASS Associated Press Writer | National

Police set up barricades outside Heath Ledger funeral home

NEW YORK - Police set up barricades outside a funeral home Friday as Heath Ledger's family made arrangements to claim the body of the 28-year-old ''Brokeback Mountain'' actor.

February 09, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Huff announce the engagement of their daughter, Evangeline Z.S. Huff of Statesboro, to Samuel C. Watkins Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Watkins Sr.

February 09, 2008 | | Wedding Planner

South Africa mines shut as power shortages threaten nation’s economic engine

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Leading South African gold, diamond and platinum mines stopped production Friday in the face of power outages that threaten to choke economic growth.

February 09, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Europe’s right-wing leaders seek new party to counter Islam, other perceived threats

VIENNA, Austria - Right-wing leaders from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria and France announced plans Friday to form a pan-European party with a mission to ''rescue the Western world'' from Islam and other perceived threats.

February 09, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

French bank trader was dealing in tens of billions of dollars

PARIS - The rogue futures trader who allegedly cost French bank Societe Generale $7.14 billion had been betting on an even larger scale - with tens of billions in fraudulent deals, the bank said Friday.

February 09, 2008 | By EMMA VANDORE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Dear Abby 1/25

DEAR ABBY: Our divorced daughter has been dating "Brian," a man she met online, for a little over a year. My husband and I are concerned about the behavior of our 13-year-old granddaughter, "Lolita," toward him. Lolita is naive in many ways and unaware of the pitfalls she may encounter. She's constantly sitting on Brian's lap, hugging him, or talking to him in very close proximity.

February 08, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Rival Kenyan leaders meet for first time since disputed election

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president and its main opposition leader met Thursday for the first time since the disputed Dec. 27 presidential vote, but they emerged still clearly divided over the central question of who really won the election.

February 08, 2008 | By KATY POWNALL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

In a new tactic, Border Patrol targets immigrant-smuggling 800 miles from the border

PEARL, Miss. - Detective Nick McLendon, on stakeout duty along a dark stretch of eastbound Interstate 20, noticed a red Chevy Suburban with heavily tinted windows and no light over its rear Texas license plate. The missing light gave him all the excuse he needed to pull the SUV over.

February 08, 2008 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | National

Funeral arrangements for Ledger are complete, family to arrive Friday

NEW YORK - Funeral arrangements for Heath Ledger have been completed and his relatives were expected to arrive in New York on Friday, a funeral home spokesman said.

February 08, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National

Marine indicted in colleague’s killing, but won’t face death penalty if he’s caught in Mexico

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - A grand jury indicted a Marine on a first-degree murder charge Thursday in the death of a pregnant colleague, but a prosecutor said he wouldn't seek the death penalty if the man is arrested in Mexico.

February 08, 2008 | By ESTES THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National

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Blue Devils football – 1945: Statesboro's 'Amazing 13'

In early August 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan in an effort to bring World War II to an end.

September 27, 2015 | By L. FOY SIMMMONS Special to the Herald | Local


Mr. and Mrs. Andrew and Carole Amason of McIntosh County, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Amason of McIntosh County, to Matthew Fitzgerald ...

September 27, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings

Consumer Qs: Obedient plants, cheese rinds, miniature horses

Q: Do you eat the rind on cheese? I frequently encounter unfamiliar (at least to me) cheeses and do not know what to do.

September 27, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials

Living with Children with John Rosemond:Six easy steps to make children do as they're told

The following statement is true: A child's natural response to the proper presentation of authority is obedience.

September 27, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Georgia Southern beats Idaho, 44-20

MOSCOW, Idaho - Matt Breida ran for 179 yards and two touchdowns as Georgia Southern beat Idaho 44-20 in Sun Belt Conference play on Saturday night.

September 27, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports

'Blood Moon' a sign of end times?

SALT LAKE CITY - A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an ...

September 27, 2015 | By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press | Associated Press

Swiss police open criminal case against FIFA head Blatter

ZURICH - FIFA President Sepp Blatter was placed under criminal investigation by Swiss authorities on Friday as a probe into soccer corruption reached the highest levels ...

September 26, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports

Braves rally but lose to Fernandez and Marlins, 12-11

MIAMI - The Atlanta Braves have been at their best this year at Marlins Park and were again in the first inning Friday, scoring four runs ...

September 26, 2015 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves

Trojans triumph

PORTAL - The Panthers' home opener didn't go as planned Friday as the offense continued to sputter in a 19-6 loss to Johnson County at ...

September 26, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Late effort not enough for BA

It was a David vs. Goliath storyline Friday night when the Westfield Hornets descended on Westside Road to battle Bulloch Academy.

September 26, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

No. 7 Georgia looks to avoid letdown against Southern

ATHENS - In only a few months, Greyson Lambert has gone from losing his starting job at Virginia to setting a NCAA completion-percentage record at No ...

September 26, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA

Jackets looking to bounce back in ACC opener

DURHAM, N.C. - Whoever wins the Georgia Tech-Duke game will grab an early edge in the ACC's Coastal Division race.

September 26, 2015 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

Gamecocks fall in 44-20 loss against Jefferson County

The Screven County Gamecocks entered Friday's Region 3-AA opener against Jefferson County as the

September 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360

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