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After play, cast joins friends, local dignitaries for reception

After a successful presentation Saturday, the cast of "Between Hopeulikit and Piddleville: Portal Celebrates 100" joined friends and state and local dignitaries for a reception in the Portal Elementary School cafeteria.

March 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bridge 3/12

Bob Hope said, "A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove you don't need it."

March 26, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 3/12

Greater responsibilities might be placed on your shoulders in the year ahead, but you'll be more than up to the task. The rewards and feelings of a job well done will provide you with a great deal of self-satisfaction and pride.

March 26, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Tax cuts uncertain as Georgia Legislature faces critical deadline

ATLANTA - It's ''crossover day'' in the Georgia Legislature, as bills face a critical deadline in the journey to become law.

March 26, 2008 | SHANNON McCAFFREY and GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writers | National


Mississippi Democrats head to polls, with Obama riding high

GREENVILLE, Miss. - Barack Obama made a final appeal to Mississippi voters as Democrats Tuesday decide the last in a series of presidential contests between Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton before the two rivals settle in for a six-week battle to win Pennsylvania.

March 26, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bush says 2008 presidential race won’t affect his decisions on Iraq

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - President Bush on Tuesday sought to firmly plant Iraq back in the American consciousness and reassert his role as the one who will shape the war ahead.

March 26, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Republicans to push for NY governor’s impeachment if he doesn’t resign

ALBANY, N.Y. - Pressure mounted Tuesday on Gov. Eliot Spitzer to resign because of a prostitution scandal, with a top state Republican threatening to push for impeachment proceedings if the governor doesn't step down in 48 hours.

March 26, 2008 | By MICHAEL GORMLEY Associated Press Writer | National


Tibetan exiles press ahead with march, defying Indian ban

RANITAL, India - Hundreds of Tibetan exiles pressed ahead Tuesday with a march from northern India to their Himalayan homeland, defying a police ban on the demonstration against Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Olympics.

March 26, 2008 | By ASHWINI BHATIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


At least 16 passengers killed after bomb hits bus in southern Iraq; 3 more US soldiers die

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb hit a bus traveling in southern Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least 16 civilians, while other violence killed at least 42 people around Iraq, police said.

March 26, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Obama ridicules idea of second spot on a Clinton ticket

COLUMBUS, Miss. - Democrat Barack Obama ridiculed the idea of being Hillary Rodham Clinton's running mate Monday, saying voters must choose between the two for the top spot on the fall ticket.

March 26, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Former attorney general Ashcroft denies wrongdoing in monitoring contract worth millions

WASHINGTON - Former Attorney General John Ashcroft denied any conflict of interest Tuesday in connection with a multimillion dollar arrangement with the Justice Department to monitor a corporation accused of wrongdoing.

March 26, 2008 | By ANGELA DELLI SANTI Associated Press Writer | Washington


Trains, boats and planes all expected to be affected by climate change

WASHINGTON - Flooded roads and subways, deformed railroad tracks and weakened bridges may be the wave of the future with continuing global warming, a new study says.

March 26, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Washington


UN says insurgent operations make 10 percent of Afghanistan unsafe for getting aid to needy

KABUL, Afghanistan - A tenth of Afghanistan is off limits to aid workers because attacks by Taliban insurgents make it too dangerous, hindering the delivery of humanitarian assistance to vulnerable Afghans, a United Nations report says.

March 26, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fed announces further steps to ease credit crunch

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Tuesday ramped up efforts to provide more relief to squeezed financial institutions, a coordinated action with other central banks aimed at easing a global credit crises that threatens to push the U.S. economy into its first recession since 2001.

March 26, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


AP NewsBreak: US lists rights abuses in China, Russia others in annual report

WASHINGTON - China, host of the summer Olympics, is an authoritarian nation that denies its people basic human rights and freedoms, harasses journalists and foreign aid workers and tortures prisoners, the United States charged Tuesday.

March 26, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Washington


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Powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Tens of thousands of people spent the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing at least 1,500 across the region, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering a landslide on Mount Everest. Officials warned the death toll would rise as more reports came in from far-flung areas.

April 25, 2015 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA and MUNEEZA NAQVI Associated Press | Associated Press


Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

HONOLULU - A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.

April 25, 2015 | By CATHY BUSSEWITZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Annual Alzheimer's Walk kickoff is Tuesday

The Alzheimer's Association of Coastal Georgia will play host Tuesday to the Walk to End Alzheimer's kickoff party at Eagle Creek Brewery in Statesboro.

April 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




Proposed Palmetto Pipeline draws little support

RICHMOND HILL - Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan's vice president of public affairs, was the first to speak at a public hearing inside the Richmond Hill City Center regarding the company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline project.

April 24, 2015 | By JEFF WHITTEN Bryan County News | Local


Valdosta cancels classes ahead of flag support rally

VALDOSTA - Student demonstrators who walked on an American flag to protest racism sparked a countermovement, prompting a south Georgia university to cancel classes Friday ahead of a rally that drew a large crowd to Valdosta.

April 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Sickness closes Laurens Co. schools

DUBLIN - Laurens County closed all of its public schools Friday after an estimated 150 children went home sick the day before with what health officials suspect is highly contagious norovirus.

April 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


SEB relay team sets record

For six years, the Southeast Bulloch school record for the 4x400 time was 3:28.88, that is until Cecil McCollum, Ladarion Fonseca, Javarious Spaulding and Justin Youmans shattered it by one second in one of the biggest meets of the season.

April 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy wipes out Terrell in state playoffs

April 24, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Phillies outlast Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Freddie Freeman mishandled Ben Revere's ground ball to first, allowing Freddy Galvis to score in the ninth to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 1-0 win over theAtlanta Braves on Friday night.

April 24, 2015 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Swafford, Weekley atop soggy Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. - Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him.

April 24, 2015 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports




Gators cruise to Senior Night win

It was an explosive game for Bulloch Academy's baseball team on senior night Thursday afternoon. The Gators piled on seven runs in the first inning on the way to a 9-0 victory over Edmund Burke Academy for the final home game of the regular season.

April 23, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


American Legion cookout to honor vets

The American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90, with assistance from the 2015 Leadership Bulloch class, will hold an "All-American Cookout" on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to honor veterans in the Bulloch County area.

April 23, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local


Braves swept out of New York

NEW YORK (AP) - With a perfect ride through their first homestand, the surprising New York Mets matched the best start in team history.

April 23, 2015 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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