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Guido inspires crowd at National Day of Prayer service

Prayer is the key to happiness and success, Dr. Michael Guido said Thursday during a luncheon in celebration of the National Day of Prayer.

May 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

State hiring curbs may chill hot market for government staff

As U.S. states struggle with about $39 billion in total budget shortfalls, at least 10 have announced hiring curbs and others may follow - chilling one of the few parts of the economy that had been adding jobs.

May 16, 2008 | By ELLEN SIMON and DONNA BORAK AP Business Writer | National

Pittsburgh surpasses Los Angeles as nation’s sootiest city

LOS ANGELES - A city outside California has for the first time been named the sootiest in the nation, one of the categories the American Lung Association uses to determine the most polluted cities in the country.

May 16, 2008 | By NOAKI SCHWARTZ Associated Press Writer | National

Police: Woman believed to be ’D.C. madam’ kills herself

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - A woman police believe to be convicted Washington escort service operator Deborah Jeane Palfrey committed suicide, officials said Thursday.

May 16, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National

Review: Google Earth powerful, though tricky to use, share

USHUAIA, Argentina - Online photo albums I had prepared for family and friends weren't capturing the essence of my travels to the southern reaches of the world. Then a light bulb clicked as I was exploring Google Earth: Why not use that?

May 16, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National

Anguished Austrians question how incest case went undetected

AMSTETTEN, Austria - Carefree children in alpine costumes danced around a maypole, and parents crowded a churchyard to snap photos of sons and daughters making their first communion.

May 16, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Consumer spending up mainly because of sharp price increases

WASHINGTON - Don't be fooled by a larger-than-expected increase in consumer spending. People aren't buying more - they're just paying more for their purchases, raising doubts about whether the 130 million stimulus payments the government began sending out this week will be enough to lift consumers' sagging spirits.

May 16, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington

US warns Belarus on embassy closure

WASHINGTON - The United States has warned Belarus that it may order its embassy in Washington and consulate in New York closed, and shut down the U.S. Embassy in Minsk in an escalating tit-for-tat diplomatic spat, officials said.

May 16, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington

Bush calls for approval of $770 million in food aid

WASHINGTON - President Bush called on Congress Thursday to approve $770 million to help alleviate dramatically escalating food prices that threaten widespread hunger and increasing social unrest around the world.

May 16, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington

House panel OKs assistance on housing slump

WASHINGTON - Democrats and several Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee banded together Thursday to pass a $300 billion housing rescue package.

May 16, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington

Audit: Vets with brain injury still not getting proper care

WASHINGTON - Many Iraq war veterans with traumatic brain injury are not getting adequate health care and job assistance for their long-term recovery despite years of government pledges to do so, Veterans Affairs Department investigators say.

May 16, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington

Maine river crests after surging to record high

FORT KENT, Maine - The rain-swollen St. John River crested early Thursday after hitting a record high, forcing residents to flee to higher ground as more than 100 homes flooded.

May 16, 2008 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press Writer | National

Pakistan’s leaders announce progress on reinstating judges

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Pakistani leaders reported progress Thursday in talks on how to restore judges ousted by President Pervez Musharraf, signaling they had fended off a crisis that threatened to break up their month-old coalition government.

May 16, 2008 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Baby birds babble, too

WASHINGTON - The happy babbling that entertains parents as their babies try to mimic speech turns out to have a parallel in the animal world.

May 16, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | National

Wounded vets race cars on S.C. track while recovering

GREER, S.C. - It's been two years since Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy Stengel sat behind the wheel, and life is much different now.

May 15, 2008 | By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER 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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