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The improbable love story of a U.S. soldier and an Iraqi orphan

MAUSTON, Wis. - Capt. Scott Southworth knew he'd face violence, political strife and blistering heat when he was deployed to one of Baghdad's most dangerous areas.

January 08, 2008 | By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer | National


Travelers hit roads and airports for Christmas Eve but most lines short and weather cooperates

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Many Christmas Eve travelers around the country got what they wished for - few airport delays and highways that were mostly clear, despite a deadly weekend snowstorm in the Plains and the Midwest.

January 08, 2008 | By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press Writer | National


Today in History - December 24

Today is Monday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2007. There are seven days left in the year. This is Christmas Eve.

January 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Pope calls on faithful to find time for God as he ushers in Christmas with Midnight Mass

VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI urged the faithful to set aside time in their lives for God and the needy, as he ushered in Christmas early Tuesday by celebrating Midnight Mass in St. Peter's Basilica.

January 08, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gut feeling: North Dakota farmer forecasts the winter by examining pig spleens

STEELE, N.D. - Paul Smokov doesn't need radar or other high-tech equipment to forecast a major snowstorm on the prairie. He consults pig spleens.

January 08, 2008 | By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 12/24

Johnny Carson said, "Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas."

January 08, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Both Dems and Republicans set records as they raise money for 11 governors' races in 2008

The major parties are raising record amounts of cash as they prepare for gubernatorial campaign showdowns in 11 states next year.

January 08, 2008 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 12/24

In the year ahead, your social scope of interests could be expanded considerably. New activities, sports, hobbies and people are likely to occupy your leisure hours, but they will also influence your choices in life. Make good ones.

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


Ask Dr. Gott 12/24

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 69-year-old female, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 160 pounds. I exercise regularly, take vitamins, am on Femara as a follow-up for breast cancer, and clonidine and Arthrotec. At my last check up, about a month ago, my blood pressure was 117/73, cholesterol was 202 and thyroid was OK.

January 08, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 12/24

DEAR ABBY: My husband had a stroke the morning of New Year's Eve last year. He died on New Year's Day. This year has been hard for me. With the help of my strong faith and my family, I have been coping.

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


Just in time for Christmas, weather eases in upper Midwest as death toll climbs to 22

MILWAUKEE - Sunny conditions on Monday helped road crews deal with the remnants of a blustery snowstorm that blacked out thousands of homes and businesses and was blamed for at least 22 traffic deaths in the upper Midwest.

January 08, 2008 | By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer | National


Airlines, service providers say they've learned from Boeing's in-flight Net failure

NEW YORK -Airlines and service providers seeking to deliver high-speed Internet services to passengers say they've learned from Boeing Co.'s 2006 decision to pull the plug on its ambitions to outfit its planes with a similar service.

January 08, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


Nearly 5 months after Utah mine collapse, the fate of the mine and the men is unclear

HUNTINGTON, Utah - A lone watchman guards Utah's Crandall Canyon mine, protecting what is more a tomb than a coal operation.

January 08, 2008 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | National


12-story building collapses in Egypt's Alexandria, at least 3 killed

CAIRO, Egypt - A 12-story building collapsed Monday in Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing at least three people, according to rescuers and the state-run news agency MENA.

January 08, 2008 | By MAAMOUN YOUSSEF Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Analysis: White House, Congress, Fed are scrambling to deal with mortgage crisis

WASHINGTON - After a slow and stumbling start, official Washington is scrambling to try to prevent the unfolding mortgage crisis from pushing the country into recession during an election year. There is a strong feeling, though, that the government will need to do more to avert a financial disaster.

January 08, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


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Averitt Center sets grand opening for new facility

The Averitt Center for the Arts will celebrate the grand opening of its newest facility, the Center for Performing Arts, at 41 W. Main St., on Friday.

March 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


One step from the 'Dance'

NEW ORLEANS - Curtis Diamond hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 1:49 left to give Georgia Southern a 44-43 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday to advance to the Sun Belt Conference tournament championship game.

March 14, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports




Brewers ban hand-slapping high-fives because of pink eye

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - A clubhouse outbreak of pink eye is forcing the Milwaukee Brewers to find a new way to celebrate top plays at spring training.

March 13, 2015 | JOSE M. ROMERO Associated Press | Sports


No. 19 North Carolina holds Virginia

Marcus Paige hit two free throws with 3.9 seconds left to help No. 19 North Carolina top No. 3 Virginia 71-67 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals.

March 13, 2015 | AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Yellow Jackets hold pro day

ATLANTA - Guard Shaquille Mason and receiver DeAndre Smelter, the Georgia Tech players generating the most interest from scouts, are taking different routes to the NFL draft.

March 13, 2015 | GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Georgia Tech


Look out for bracket-busters

There are several upset-minded teams lurking around the NCAA Tournament, just waiting to ruin the championship dreams of a high seed.

March 13, 2015 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


March 13 - Mrs. Irma Nell Gay Hastings, age 91, died on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

Irma Nell Gay Hastings

March 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Davis chips in to take lead at Valspar Championship

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - Brian Davis takes pride in his short game, which saved him from a rough finish Thursday and gave him the lead in the Valspar Championship.

March 12, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Oklahoma football team condemns racist video

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A racist video threatened to divide the Oklahoma football team. The leaders on the squad weren't having it.

March 12, 2015 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


BA girls track team solid in meet

From basketball, to soccer, to track.

March 12, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


'Man-plan' works for SHS soccer

The Statesboro High School soccer team piled into the school's field house Thursday afternoon before practice to go over notes. Each player had their own personal blue envelope with a plan inside. However, these plans were not game notes from the night before or a strategy of how to score on the field. These notes were a part of a new program to help the young players in the room become men.

March 12, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


LeCain to lead Statesboro High

For the first time in 10 months, Statesboro High School has a permanent principal.

March 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Police, other groups try to tamp down tensions in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. - With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists on Thursday sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest.

March 12, 2015 | By JIM SALTER and JIM SUHR Associated Press | Associated Press


Calls for police accountability in death of naked man

DECATUR, Ga. - Residents in the Atlanta area are adding their voices to a nationwide chorus of calls for increased police accountability after an unarmed, naked man was fatally shot by an officer responding to a complaint of a suspicious person at an apartment complex.

March 12, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


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