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Iran dismisses sabotage in deadly blast at mosque; deaths rise to 11

TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian officials on Sunday ruled out an attack as the cause of an explosion that killed 11 people in the southern city of Shiraz, saying it was an accident that was likely caused by leftover ammunition.

April 28, 2008 | By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bloodiest week this year for US troops in Iraq ends with roadside bomb death

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed an American soldier in Baghdad on Saturday, capping the bloodiest week for U.S. troops in Iraq this year. Clashes persisted in Shiite areas, even as the biggest Shiite militia sought to rein in its fighters.

April 27, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Investigators: NYPD ’model cadet’ linked to 2 bank heists in NYC, 1 in Pennsylvania

NEW YORK - To his supervisors, rookie police officer Christian Torres was a ''model cadet.'' He boasted a solid academic background, passed psychological screening and scored high marks in the academy, authorities said.

April 27, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National

Shiite militia confessions lead to discovery of another mass grave south of Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Confessions from Shiite militiamen led Saturday to the discovery of 15 more bodies dumped in mass graves south of Baghdad, officials said - the second such find this week.

April 27, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Obama’s ’bitter’ remarks give Clinton an opening 10 days ahead of key primary

MISHAWAKA, Ind. - A political tempest over Barack Obama's comments about bitter voters in small towns has given rival Hillary Rodham Clinton a new opening to court working class Democrats 10 days before Pennsylvanians hold a primary that she must win to keep her presidential campaign alive.

April 27, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN and CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Washington


Mrs. Rosa Smith of Brooklet and Mr. Cecil Kessler of North East, Md., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Gina Frances Stokes of Statesboro, to David James Winnette, son of Douglas and Charlene Winnette of Marietta, Ga.

April 27, 2008 | | Wedding Planner

Futches celebrate 50th

April 27, 2008 | | Anniversaries

Poole becomes GSU winningest softball coach

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Two Georgia Southern pitchers held UNC Greensboro to one run and six hits over two games as the Eagles swept the Spartans 1-0 and 4-1 in a Southern Conference doubleheader Saturday at the UNCG Softball Stadium.

April 27, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports

Haiti lawmakers vote to oust prime minister in wake of deadly price protests

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haitian lawmakers on Saturday dismissed Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis, hoping to defuse widespread anger of rising food prices that had led to days of deadly protests and looting.

April 27, 2008 | By JONATHAN M. KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Federal jury will decide whether convicted child killer Joseph Edward Duncan III should die

BOISE, Idaho - His guilt is beyond question, his crime beyond comprehension. The issue for the jury will be whether Joseph Edward Duncan III deserves to die for kidnapping two young siblings in a bloodbath at their home and whisking them away to the remote wilderness of western Montana, where he tortured and raped them, and then killed the 9-year-old boy.

April 27, 2008 | By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press Writer | National

Homeland Security head Chertoff says: Don’t expect changes soon in immigration enforcement

SAN FRANCISCO - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says he feels the pain of employers pinched by intensified efforts to control illegal immigration, but adds that until Congress enacts broad immigration reforms they shouldn't expect any changes in enforcement.

April 27, 2008 | By SCOTT LINDLAW Associated Press Writer | National

Prosecutors: Allegiance of Texas polygamists to Jeffs may prove to be hurdle for police

PHOENIX - Polygamous sect members who were moved to a Texas compound from their longtime homes along the Utah-Arizona line were hand-picked for their fierce loyalty to leader Warren Jeffs, and that allegiance may be a stumbling block for law enforcement, authorities say.

April 27, 2008 | By CHRIS KAHN Associated Press Writer | National


Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Bland Mathews of Statesboro announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Eugenia Ann Mathews of Auburn, Ala., to Scott Daniel Coleman of St. Simons Island. The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Daniel Coleman III of Blakely.

April 27, 2008 | | Wedding Planner

Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Beginning in the late 1790s, a group of wealthy Northeasterners tried to lead the people of Bulloch County down their own "Primrose" path.

April 27, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Mr. James Shelton Evans of Statesboro announces the engagement of his daughter, Staci Evans, to Jeffrey Bennett, son of Rodney and Annette Bennett of Folkston, Ga. Staci is also the daughter of the late Marcia Glover Evans of Statesboro.

April 27, 2008 | | Wedding Planner

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Southeast Bulloch hosts first home playoff game since 2002

BROOKLET - At the beginning of the season, the Southeast Bulloch players set goals for the season. Among them was not simply making it to the ...

November 12, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Georgia's Richt facing another stress test against Auburn

ATHENS, Ga. - Vince Dooley managed a pained smile as he empathized with the heat being felt by Mark Richt in Georgia's disappointing season.

November 12, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA

Quinn trying to solve Falcons' 4-game scoring slump

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons looked as if they had all the answers while winning their first five games under coach Dan Quinn.

November 12, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Hokies rally past Georgia Tech

ATLANTA - Virginia Tech gave coach Frank Beamer his first retirement gift, rallying from an early 14-point deficit to beat Georgia Tech 23-21 on Thursday night ...

November 12, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

Gamecocks host Redskins in first round

After a down year in 2013, at least by Screven County standards, the Gamecocks are back to their winning ways and are entering the first ...

November 12, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

The importance of leadership

The most used definition of religion is, and this is not the only definition, "Any specific system of belief, worship, conduct, etc., often involving a ...

November 12, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials

Obesity still rising among US adults

NEW YORK - Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch ...

November 12, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Associated Press

A campground for foster kids

The Fostering Bulloch organization hopes to purchase 30 acres in Bulloch County to use as a campground that would serve at-risk youth and children in ...

November 12, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Scabies reported at Statesboro High

Three Statesboro High School students were diagnosed this week with scabies, an infestation of mites that burrow underneath the skin. As of Wednesday, the school ...

November 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Controversy surrounds state cross country meet

On Saturday, West Forsyth's John Green was the third runner out of 226 to cross the finish line in the Class AAAAAA state championship ...

November 11, 2015 | By MICHAEL FOSTER Forsyth County News | Prep Sports 360

Blatter remains in hospital after stress-related 'breakdown'

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Sepp Blatter remains in a Swiss hospital after what his spokesman called a "small breakdown" related to stress.

November 11, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports

Va Tech's Beamer begins farewell tour in appropriate spot

ATLANTA (AP) - For Frank Beamer, this is the beginning of the end.

November 11, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

'Concussion' movie delivers hard hit to NFL

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Concussion" delivers a hard hit to the NFL as it deals with data linking repeated blows to the heads of its players ...

November 11, 2015 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports

Be a Santa to a senior

Home Instead Senior Care is teaming up with non-profit agencies, area retailers, volunteers and members of the community to sponsor Be a Santa to a ...

November 11, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

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