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Turkish court upholds college head scarf ban

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's top court ruled Thursday that Islamic head scarves violate secularism and cannot be allowed at universities, deepening a divide between the country's Islamic-oriented government and secular institutions.

June 20, 2008 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - June 6

(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.)

June 20, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Hispanics dying on job at higher rates than others

ATLANTA - Hispanic workers die at higher rates than other laborers, with 1 in 3 of these deaths occurring in the construction industry, a government study reported Thursday.

June 20, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


1 officer killed, another wounded in Tennessee

MONTEAGLE, Tenn. - Authorities were searching mountainous terrain Thursday in an ''all-out manhunt'' for a fugitive accused of fatally shooting a deputy and wounding another officer as they tried to take him into custody.

June 20, 2008 | By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer | National


US reopening review of torture charges

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration said Thursday that it is re-examining the conclusions of an investigation that found the government acted appropriately in the case of a Canadian engineer seized by U.S. officials and sent to Syria and allegedly tortured.

June 20, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Home foreclosures set record in first quarter

WASHINGTON - Home foreclosures and late payments set records over the first three months of the year and are expected to keep rising, stark signs of the housing crisis' mounting damage to homeowners and the economy.

June 20, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Astronauts in midst of spacewalk to outfit lab

HOUSTON - Two astronauts stepped outside the international space station Thursday for a spacewalk to spruce up the orbiting outpost's newest room - a $1 billion Japanese lab.

June 20, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


Steroids dealer found dead at North Texas home

PLANO, Texas - A convicted steroids dealer who recently met with NFL security officials and gave them names of players he said bought steroids from him was found shot to death in his home Thursday, police said.

June 20, 2008 | By SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press Writer | National


Small cities should prepare for fewer flights

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - The rejection from Air Midwest came swiftly on a one-page fax. The carrier couldn't afford to fly to the mountain community of Prescott anymore, officials said. The city would simply have to find a new tenant for its tiny airport.

June 20, 2008 | By CHRIS KAHN AP Business Writer | National


Ill. scandal threatens to cast shadow on presidential race

CHICAGO - A day after Barack Obama sealed the Democratic nomination for president, a corruption scandal involving a fundraiser who helped bankroll his past campaigns resurfaced to slightly dampen the festivities.

June 20, 2008 | By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | National


Lesbian kiss at Seattle ballpark stirs up gay-friendly town

SEATTLE - Most of the time, a kiss is just a kiss in the stands at Seattle Mariners games. The crowd hardly even pays attention when fans smooch.

June 20, 2008 | By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press Writer | National


Egypt uncovers ’missing’ pyramid of a pharaoh

SAQQARA, Egypt - Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered the ''missing pyramid'' of a pharaoh and a ceremonial procession road where high priests carried mummified remains of sacred bulls, Egypt's antiquities chief said Thursday.

June 20, 2008 | By KATARINA KRATOVAC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian girl, Israeli killed in fighting

JERUSALEM - An Israeli missile aimed at a group of militants struck a house in the Gaza Strip on Thursday and killed a 6-year-old Palestinian girl, Palestinian officials said, hours after an Israeli was killed by a Hamas mortar barrage fired from the area.

June 20, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Summer Sports Show: Hatcher & the MLB draft - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

June 20, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Summer Sports Show


WWII vet who earned Medal of Honor at 17 dies

JACKSON, Miss. - Jack Lucas, who at 14 lied his way into military service during World War II and became the youngest Marine to receive the Medal of Honor, died Thursday in a Hattiesburg, Miss., hospital. He was 80.

June 20, 2008 | By CHRIS TALBOTT Associated Press Writer | National


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Ryan Zimmerman stays hot as Nationals rout Braves 15-1

WASHINGTON - Ryan Zimmerman continued his torrid stretch with three hits and four RBIs, Jordan Zimmermann pitched six solid innings and the Washington Nationals opened a ...

September 03, 2015 | By HARVEY VALENTINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chubb set to embrace 'big role' in No. 9 Georgia's offense

ATHENS, Ga.- One year ago, Nick Chubb didn't know if he'd get a carry in Georgia's opening game.

September 03, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Judge sides with Brady on 'Deflategate'

NEW YORK - Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league's four-game suspension of the ...

September 03, 2015 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press | Sports


Gators renew rivalry with Robert Toombs

Pads will be popping and bodies will be flying along Westside Road tonight when Bulloch Academy hosts long-time rival Robert Toombs Christian Academy.

September 03, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Statesboro seeking first win of season

The Statesboro Blue Devils had a week to prepare for their non-region matchup against the Wayne County Yellow Jackets after a tough season-opener loss to ...

September 03, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Portal pays visit to Treutlen

Mental mistakes and turnovers hurt the Panthers' chances of winning its first game of the season against Josey High School last week.

September 03, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SEB hosts Mustangs

BROOKLET - One week after nearly upsetting eighth ranked Pierce County, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets will look to build off of their first game as ...

September 03, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


First Friday to feature ‘Taste of Downtown’

How would you like to sample most of your local restaurants in one convenient location, and for only a small fee?

September 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed

ASHLAND, Ky. - A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed ...

September 03, 2015 | By ADAM BEAM | Associated Press


No races for Statesboro City Council, so far

Going into the final day of qualifying, there are no vacancies but also no contested races for the three Statesboro City Council seats up for ...

September 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Georgia Tech opens with Alcorn State

ATLANTA - Justin Thomas has a bunch of new guys around him heading into Thursday night's opener.

September 02, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Braves swept again

ATLANTA - The Miami Marlins rarely play well in Atlanta.

September 02, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


SEB softball ranked 8th in state

September 02, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Crime Suppression Team arrests 9 in drug sweeps

Nine suspects face drug sales charges after Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team agents rounded them up during four recent, separate investigations.

September 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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