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South Texas begins cleanup after Hurricane Dolly

HARLINGEN, Texas - Residents across south Texas slogged through knee-deep muddy waters, tiptoed around downed power lines and dug through debris Thursday, but were thankful that Hurricane Dolly didn't pack the wallop they had feared.

August 08, 2008 | By ELIZABETH WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


Atlanta composer delivers ‘Dead Symphony’

BALTIMORE - When the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra warms up a week from Friday, the musicians will be clad in their usual summer attire: White dinner jackets and bow ties for the men, white tops and black skirts or slacks for the women.

August 08, 2008 | By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press Writer | National


Ecuador’s draft charter favors leftist president

MONTECRISTI, Ecuador - A proposed new constitution grants Ecuador's leftist President Rafael Correa broad powers including the ability to dissolve Congress and set monetary policy, and would let him stay in office through 2017.

August 08, 2008 | By GONZALO SOLANO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Concerns in Europe despite Obama’s warm welcome

BERLIN - The warm welcome that washed over Barack Obama during his Berlin appearance Thursday made it abundantly clear that Europeans have a strong desire to heal the trans-Atlantic rift and the Democratic president candidate is a good choice for the job.

August 08, 2008 | By MATT MOORE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Grizzly bear attacks woman in Alaska near lodge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A 21-year-old woman working at an Alaskan lodge for the summer was attacked by a grizzly bear about 25 yards outside a building.

August 08, 2008 | By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press Writer | National


Ark. man accused in 4 boat deaths pleads guilty

MIAMI - One of two men accused of killing four people aboard a fishing charter last year pleaded guilty Thursday in exchange for an agreement that prosecutors will not seek the death penalty.

August 08, 2008 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | National


Feds to release report on Utah mine disaster

PRICE, Utah - Federal regulators giving a report on what went wrong at a deadly Utah mine cave-in last summer said they expected a critique of their own performance by another agency.

August 08, 2008 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | National


White House reverses experts on Yellowstone policy

WASHINGTON - The National Park Service wanted to close a section of Yellowstone Park in the wintertime because of the risk of avalanche. No way, protested businesses in Cody, Wyo., that wanted to promote more tourism.

August 08, 2008 | By JIM DRINKARD Associated Press Writer | Washington


Former Argentine army chief sentenced to life in ’dirty war’ trial

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A court sentenced one of Argentina's most feared former military leaders to life in prison on Thursday for the 1977 kidnapping, torture and killing of four leftist activists.

August 08, 2008 | By NICHOLAS KUSNETZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


All types of mortgages see rate increases

WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates shot up this week with 30-year mortgages climbing to the highest level in nearly a year, reflecting concerns in financial markets about the troubles at corporate giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

August 08, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bridge 7/25

Actress Candice Bergen said, "I used to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce my options, that you had to be someone less to live with someone else. When, of course, you have to be someone more."

August 08, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 7/25

If you are bored or disenchanted with your lifestyle, the year ahead will be the perfect time to make productive changes. But unless you do, don't expect anything to change. Life will be what you make of it -- all by yourself.

August 08, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


House committee probes medically unfit truckers

WASHINGTON - It's so easy to fabricate the medical certificates required to operate commercial trucks on the nation's highways that there's almost no incentive for truckers to obtain a legitimate document, according to a congressional study.

August 08, 2008 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press Writer | Washington


N.M. cavers chart unique ‘snowy’ river of crystals

FORT STANTON CAVE, N.M. - Hundreds of feet beneath Earth's surface, a few seasoned cave explorers venture where no human has set foot. Their headlamps illuminate mud-covered walls, gypsum crystals and mineral deposits.

August 08, 2008 | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press Writer | National


Schoolgirls’ math skills now measure up to boys’

WASHINGTON - Sixteen years after Barbie dolls declared, ''Math class is tough!'' girls are proving that when it comes to math they are just as tough as boys.

August 08, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID AP Education Writer | Washington


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Excelsior EMC down to 220 customers out

As of 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Excelsior EMC reported that line crews had reduced the Hurricane Irma outages in the electric cooperative's eight-county ...

September 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Power outages continue to drop in Georgia after Irma

ATLANTA - The number of power outages in Georgia continued to drop Wednesday after Irma slogged through the state as a tropical storm, claiming at least ...

September 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


State’s uninsured rate drops

Georgia's uninsured rate fell to 12.9 percent in 2016 from 13.9 percent the previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 13, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


8 die at Florida nursing home in Irma's sweltering aftermath

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of ...

September 13, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS and TERRY SPENCER Associated Press | Associated Press




'Spike Squad' winning with speed

ATHENS, Ga. - There's a new reward for Georgia defensive players who create turnovers - golden shoulder pads adorned with spikes.

September 12, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


In the Pits: Button up the pre-playoff issues

This is supposed to be a shining moment for NASCAR, which kicks off its playoffs this weekend.

September 12, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Study shows hormone pills don't shorten older women's lives

CHICAGO (AP) - Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn't shorten older women's lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of landmark ...

September 12, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Back-to-back storms in Georgia mean doing repairs all over

SAVANNAH - New drywall, new insulation, repaired door frames and fresh paint - Joey Spalding was still finishing repairs at his home on Tybee Island nearly a ...

September 12, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM and JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald owner earns top award at SNPA annual meeting

Charles H. Morris Sr., president and CEO of Morris Multimedia Inc., which owns the Statesboro Herald, was named the recipient of the 2017 Frank W ...

September 12, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Digital Office Equipment in Statesboro given top honor from Kyocera

For the third year in a row, Digital Office Equipment in Statesboro received top honors from Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. for the company's ...

September 12, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't change kids -- Change yourself

Q: I get very frustrated with my children when they don't obey me, even down to the simplest of instructions, and end up yelling ...

September 10, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Stormy weather

Hurricane Harvey produced unprecedented flooding and indescribable human misery; much of it captured in images from news cameras and cell phones. Among the most disturbing ...

September 10, 2017 | | Life


Sarratt — Porubiansky

Mr. and Mrs. Todd Sarratt of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Nicole of Statesboro, to Andrew Malcom Porubiansky, son of Mr. and ...

September 10, 2017 | | Weddings


Lee — Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Lee (Kim) of Metter, Georgia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebeka Lee of Metter, to Brandon Johnson, son of Mr ...

September 10, 2017 | | Weddings


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