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Texas homeowner acquitted of killing teen intruder

LAREDO, Texas - A Texas jury acquitted a man accused of killing a boy who broke into his home looking for a snack - a case that sparked outrage in this border city, where many thought the man should not have even been charged.

October 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Pakistan looms large for next US administration

NEW YORK - At the White House, President Bush welcomed the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan this week. Along their borders, safe havens for anti-U.S. militants, their troops exchanged fire, deepening a foreign policy challenge for the next American president.

October 12, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | National

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Food distribution, The Phil & Jake Show: Punt, pass and kick

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, September 26, 2008

October 11, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Obama, McCain argue over war, taxes in 1st debate

OXFORD, Miss. - John McCain accused Barack Obama of compiling ''the most liberal voting record in the United States Senate'' Friday night in their first debate of a close campaign for the White House. The Democrat shot back, ''Mostly that's just me opposing George Bush's wrong-headed policies.''

October 11, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

Bridge 9/26

Yesterday we looked at how a passed hand replies to a takeout double. But when the dealer opens one of a suit and two passes follow, the fourth hand is said to be in the balancing position because if he passes, the auction ends. And if he has a weak hand, he knows that his partner must have points. So the fourth hand may act with less than normal, doubling with only seven or eight points. To compensate, the advancer (doubler's partner) adds two points to the ranges of his bids. A simple suit bid shows 0-10 points, a ...

October 10, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Astrograph 9/26

Because you'll be a bit bolder than usual in the year ahead, you'll have an edge over your competitors; you'll also be luckier than usual in all your undertakings. You won't be a foolish risk taker, but a bold entrepreneur instead.

October 10, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

Ask Dr. Gott 9/26

DEAR DR. GOTT: After having my left kidney removed, I have been prone to severe leg cramps. They are especially troublesome after sitting for hours at our euchre club. One night, they were particularly severe, and several of my friends told me to drink dill pickle juice. I love dill pickle juice, and, since we were having the club at my house, it was easy for me to grab some juice. Instantly, the pain stopped, and I was able to go back to playing. It was unbelievable and you can add my vote to the "dill pickle juice for cramps ...

October 10, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Lawn Mower: Alternative fuel; Jake's Entertainment: Big Kenny

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, September 25, 2008

October 10, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Kim builds 4-shot lead in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Anthony Kim wore a red shirt, fired at flags and made birdies on almost half of his holes.

October 10, 2008 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

11 kids, including family of 9, abandoned

OMAHA, Neb. - Eleven children ranging in age from 1 to 17 were left at hospitals Wednesday under Nebraska's unique safe haven law, which allows caregivers to abandon youngsters as old as 19 without fear of prosecution.

October 10, 2008 | By TIMBERLY ROSS Associated Press Writer | National

Kidnapped Mo. boy recounts captivity in interview

ST. LOUIS - A Missouri teenager who was kidnapped and held for four years said he figured his days were numbered when his abductor decided to take another boy, according to transcripts from a television interview released Wednesday to The Associated Press.

October 09, 2008 | By BETSY TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National

Calif. religious leaders push for gay marriage ban

SAN FRANCISCO - Hundreds of pastors have called on their congregations to fast and pray for passage of a ballot measure in November that would put an end to gay marriage in California.

October 09, 2008 | By LISA LEFF Associated Press Writer | National

Police Report - September 25

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

October 09, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report

Ga. officer’s family angered by execution delay

ATLANTA - After a Georgia inmate convicted of murdering a police officer was spared from execution a second time, the condemned man's widely publicized supporters erupted in joy. But far from television cameras, the victim's family seethed.

October 09, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Early voting; Walk for Wishes at Georgia Southern

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, September 24, 2008

October 09, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

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Piercy sets course record at Silverado and takes lead

NAPA, Calif. - Scott Piercy began the new PGA Tour season by pouring in putts and setting the course record at Silverado, a 10-under 62 for ...

October 13, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Blue Devils enter game at Ware Co. as big underdogs

Now that the hurricane dust has settled and most of the power is back on, Statesboro can finally focus on football for a change.

October 13, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360

Matchup of dueling Jackets as SEB hosts Savannah

BROOKLET - After another unexpected week off due to severe weather this season, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets are back on the field tonight for the ...

October 13, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

SEB rolls into second round of state playoffs


October 12, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360

Falcons hope spending week on the road brings team closer

SEATTLE (AP) - Atlanta coach Dan Quinn views having the Falcons practice in the Pacific Northwest as an opportunity to maximize preparation for Sunday's game ...

October 12, 2016 | By JIM HOEHN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Study questions value of mammograms, breast cancer screening

A new study questions the value of mammograms for breast cancer screening. It concludes that a woman is more likely to be diagnosed with a ...

October 12, 2016 | | Associated Press

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ brings dark comedy to the Averitt

Just in time for Halloween, the Averitt Center for the Arts presents a black comedy about a twisted family that would give the famous Addams ...

October 12, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

Oct. 12 - Mrs. Alice "Kitty" Collins Akins, age 83, died Monday, October 10, 2016, at the Ogeechee A

Mrs. Alice "Kitty" Collins Akins

October 11, 2016 | | Obituaries

Local teams prepare for state softball playoffs


October 11, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360

Tiger comeback turns into Tiger tease

NAPA, Calif. - The Tiger comeback has become the Tiger tease.

October 11, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Outdoor Life: Dogs I've known - Part Doo

A couple of years ago I wrote a column on some of the famous and infamous dogs that have passed through my life. Right after ...

October 11, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports

A quick fix is possible for GS

For the first time in nearly three years, the Georgia Southern Eagles are riding back-to-back losses.

October 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Area sports schedules turned upsidedown by Matthew

As far as guests go, Hurricane Matthew has been as unpleasant as they come.

October 10, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360

Fool me once Falcons...

ATLANTA - A fast start through five games? The Atlanta Falcons have been there, blown that.

October 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

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