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Probe finds flap failure on doomed Madrid plane

MADRID, Spain - Wing flaps that help lift a plane on takeoff failed on the Spanair flight that crashed last month and an alarm to warn pilots of the problem never sounded, according to an initial report Tuesday on the accident that killed 154 people.

October 01, 2008 | By DANIEL WOOLLS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fed leaves key rate unchanged

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve kept a key interest rate unchanged Tuesday, saying that strains in financial markets have ''increased significantly'' but that it would keep an eye on them and act, if needed.

October 01, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


House takes up offshore drilling

WASHINGTON - The House moved toward a vote Tuesday to end the longtime ban on oil drilling in Atlantic and Pacific waters. Republicans called it a Democratic ruse that would leave most untapped offshore oil out of bounds.

October 01, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rangel won’t step down from tax-writing post

WASHINGTON - Rep. Charles Rangel will not step down as chairman of a powerful tax-writing committee as he undergoes an ethics investigation by fellow lawmakers, his lawyer said Tuesday.

October 01, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Studio Stateboro Vodcast - Grape Stomp Festival; Bulloch History Moment: Homer Cling Parker

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, September 16, 2008

October 01, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report - September 17

(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.)

October 01, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bridge 9/17

We have some interesting and unintentional linguistic doubles in English. How often have you heard someone say "two twins" or "an ATM machine"?

October 01, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 9/17

You're likely to place considerably more emphasis on your social life and personal relationships in the year ahead. It will prove to be a very good thing to do, because life will become magical in ways you never experienced.

October 01, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 9/17

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am having trouble falling asleep. My medications include Sinemet, Levoxyl, Wellbutrin, Actonel and Valium. My supplements are grapeseed extract, omega-3 fish oil, COQ10, and vitamins C, D and B-50. I would like to try melatonin to solve my sleep problem. Would it be compatible with my medications? I also have Parkinson's disease but feel it is unrelated.

October 01, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 9/17

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 13-year-old girl who just entered the eighth grade. I have a few friends, but I often feel like I'm invisible. They never take the time to call me. I guess I could take the first step and call them, but I don't know what to say. I guess I'm a little shy.

October 01, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Walk for Wishes to be held at RAC Saturday

The second annual Statesboro Walk for Wishes to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. at the M.C. Anderson Multiplex/Recreation Activity Center (RAC) on the Georgia Southern University campus.

October 01, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Three local firefighters complete advanced training programs

Three Statesboro firefighters were recently recognized for completion of advanced training programs, said Lt. Merritt Kearns.

October 01, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Riding out Ike on an island, with a lion

BOLIVAR PENINSULA, Texas - Many years from now, a small group of Hurricane Ike survivors will probably still be telling the story of how, on the night the storm flattened their island, they took sanctuary in a church - with a lion.

October 01, 2008 | By ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press Writer | National


GSU Tailgate Show - GSU vs. Wofford

GSU Tailgate Show - Presented by The University Store.

September 30, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The GSU Tailgate Show


Police Report - September 16

(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.)

September 30, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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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


Mavericks outlast Eagles

In a battle of Sun Belt heavyweights, Georgia Southern gave UT Arlington a good fight, but ran out of gas in the late rounds.

February 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes

BOSTON - Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try ...

February 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' pledge helps first Americans

BOSTON - Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first."

February 20, 2017 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | Associated Press


How often have athletes snubbed the White House?

The routine is familiar. The president makes a few bad jokes. The championship-winning team presents the leader of the free world with a personalized jersey ...

February 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Screven bags ELK's 100 jobs

ELK Group International, a Pennsylvania-based designer and importer of lighting fixtures, is outfitting a former yarn mill in Sylvania as a distribution center projected to ...

February 20, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'Work It' empowers

The inaugural class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Leadership Academy recently hosted a one-day conference, 'Work It,' dedicated to empowering women through personal and ...

February 20, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Local


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