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Recovery, ruin visible in Texas a month after Ike

GALVESTON, Texas - A month later, piles of Sheetrock, appliances, furniture and family mementos dot most streets in this island town. Electronic road signs in southeast Texas flash, ''Watch for cows next 20 miles,'' a reminder that few fences remain to hem in livestock. Blue tarps cover 11,000 roofs for 100 miles from Houston to the Louisiana line.

October 27, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


Fire burns 750 acres northeast of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - Firefighters backed by water-dumping helicopters and planes gained ground Sunday on a wildfire that destroyed two homes and forced the evacuation of about 1,200 people in a rugged area 20 miles north of downtown.

October 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


About 2,500 flee chemical leak in western Pa.

PETROLIA, Pa. - A corrosive liquid overflowed from a tank at a chemical plant in western Pennsylvania on Saturday, evaporating into a toxic cloud that snaked along the ground and forced about 2,500 people to flee. At least three residents were believed to suffer respiratory problems.

October 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


5 killed in Manhattan blaze, including 3 children

NEW YORK - A family of five, including three children as young as 15 months, died in a blaze Saturday that filled an apartment with thick black smoke and kept the victims from escaping through the front door, fire officials said.

October 27, 2008 | By DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press Writer | National


Exit poll: conservatives ahead in Lithuania vote

VILNIUS, Lithuania - A conservative opposition party and a populist group led by an impeached ex-president made strong gains in Lithuania's election Sunday, while the centrist government faltered, an exit poll indicated.

October 27, 2008 | By LIUDAS DAPKUS and GARY PEACH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blighted San Francisco district touts its history

SAN FRANCISCO - In the Tenderloin, corner stores sell more alcohol than food, drug-addled pan handlers shake paper cups at passers-by and churches vie for real estate with strip clubs.

October 27, 2008 | By MALIA WOLLAN Associated Press Writer | National


Tommy David named to Technical College Board

In an announcement made by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue earlier this month, F. Thomas "Tommy" David of Statesboro was named an At Large Representative for the Board of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).

October 27, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Area births

October 26, 2008 | | Births


Henley-Watkins

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Henley of Statesboro announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Suzanne Henley, to Zachary Dale Watkins of Albany, Ga. Zach is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris (Cindy Lillis) Collins and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Watkins of Albany.

October 26, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Waking up to a peanut harvest

You wake up one morning. You walk outside. You take a breath and you know. There is a peanut field somewhere that has been turned over, the peanuts thrown onto their backs and left to dry as they wait for the harvest.

October 26, 2008 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Unions form to protect workers

(Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles on the Agrarian Movement in the nation, the south and Bulloch County in the 1800s.)

October 26, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Kimes-Rushing

John and Sheree Kimes of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephani Lynnette Kimes, to Christopher Durell Rushing, son of Donnie and Connie Rushing of Savannah, formerly of Statesboro.

October 26, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


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October 25, 2008 | | Sports


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Karen Handel speaks about early voting; The Phil & Jake Show: costumes

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, October 10, 2008

October 25, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Hunger Banquet; Jake's Entertainment: Stoneheart studio performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, October 9, 2008

October 24, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Lady Blue Devils fall in second round of state

As the cliche goes, all good things must come to an end.

February 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Cedar Shoals ousts Statesboro from state playoffs

In the moment of a loss, it's hard to step back and see what all Statesboro boys' basketball has accomplished this season.

February 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Life: Good ideas are hard to find

Not too long ago I cooked up what might be termed as either a dazzling idea or a hair-brained scheme depending on your point of ...

February 23, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports




7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.

February 22, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


‘Cat’ coming to Averitt Center

Co-directors Mical Whitaker and Melinda Roell will bring Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to the Emma Kelly Theater this ...

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


The Dream ...

I was 32 with a newborn child and had just received my cancer diagnosis.

February 22, 2017 | | Locally Owned




Jackets sting Eagles

In previous seasons, Georgia Southern has found some success in sending freshman pitcher straight into the fire to make their first start against Georgia Tech ...

February 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Deshaun Watson lands another award as NFL draft looms

FORT WORTH, Texas - Deshaun Watson is trying to approach everything leading to the NFL draft as having fun and enjoying the process while preparing for ...

February 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Play vs. Rest: For many NBA teams, it's still a real battle

MIAMI - There are 27 games remaining on Cleveland's regular-season schedule, and perhaps only one person over that stretch will be able to stop LeBron ...

February 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

WASHINGTON - Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation - including people simply arrested for traffic violations - under a sweeping ...

February 21, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Eagle ROTC wins MacArthur Award, again

Georgia Southern University's ROTC program has again been recognized with the MacArthur Award as one of the top eight programs in the U.S ...

February 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local




Atlanta vies with other cities for test tracks for self-driving cars

ATLANTA - Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other ...

February 20, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


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