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Killer of train passengers gets 11 life sentences

LOS ANGELES - A judge sentenced a man convicted of causing a deadly commuter rail crash to 11 consecutive life terms on Wednesday after denouncing him as a remorseless killer.

September 04, 2008 | By LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press Writer | National


Rice signs missile defense deal with Poland

WARSAW, Poland - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Polish counterpart signed a deal Wednesday to build a U.S. missile defense base in Poland, an agreement that prompted an infuriated Russia to warn of a possible attack against the former Soviet satellite.

September 04, 2008 | By VANESSA GERA and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Police Report - August 21

(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 04, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bush says breakaway provinces are part of Georgia

ORLANDO, Fla. - President Bush, pushing back against claims by Russia, said Wednesday the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia are part of pro-Western Georgia and that Washington will work with allies to insure Georgia's independence and territorial integrity.

September 04, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fla. man pleads not guilty to Bush, Obama threat

MIAMI - A man who authorities said kept an arsenal of weaponry and military gear pleaded not guilty Wednesday to threatening to assassinate both President Bush and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

September 04, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Fla. town backs ex-principal in gay student case

PONCE DE LEON, Fla. - When a high school senior told her principal that students were taunting her for being a lesbian, he told her homosexuality is wrong, outed her to her parents and ordered her to stay away from children.

September 04, 2008 | By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer | National


Lawyers return to court over 1993 Ark. slayings

JONESBORO, Ark. - It took a jury 13 days to convict and sentence Damien Echols to death for the 1993 slayings of three second-graders.

September 04, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


Post office offering early retirements

WASHINGTON - In lackluster economic times, not even postal workers enjoy much of a security envelope.

September 04, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Washington


US Rep. Tubbs Jones of Ohio in critical condition

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio - Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress, had a brain hemorrhage and was in critical condition with limited brain function, a doctor said Wednesday.

September 04, 2008 | By M.R. KROPKO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Amish population nearly doubles in 16 years

LANCASTER, Pa. - The Amish are expanding their presence in states far beyond Pennsylvania Dutch country as they search for affordable farmland to accommodate a population that has nearly doubled in the past 16 years, a new study found.

September 04, 2008 | By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press Writer | National


Russians dig in as pullback drags on in Georgia

SACHKHERE, Georgia - Russian forces on Wednesday built a sentry post just 30 miles from the Georgian capital, appearing to dig in to positions deep inside Georgia despite pledges to pull back to areas mandated by a cease-fire signed by both countries.

September 04, 2008 | By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq official: US, Iraq finish draft security deal

BAGHDAD - U.S. and Iraqi negotiators have finished a draft agreement that would see American troops removed from Iraqi cities by June 30, an Iraqi official said Wednesday. But the draft has not been approved by the Cabinet and some members have expressed opposition.

September 04, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sri Lankan troops break through rebel defenses

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Sri Lankan military says it has broken through the Tamil Tigers' defenses in recent weeks, ending a prolonged stalemate and stirring predictions of an imminent rebel defeat after 25 years of civil war.

September 04, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Musharraf unwinds, but could face court

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Ousted from Pakistan's presidency, Pervez Musharraf has been unwinding with friends and admirers and on the tennis court. He's building a roomy farmhouse on the edge of the capital.

September 04, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Ducks for Diabetes; SCVB convention holds annual meeting

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday August 20, 2008

September 04, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Riggs-Chatfield

Mr. and Mrs. James S. Riggs of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Clarke Riggs of Porterdale, Georgia, to Anthony ...

December 11, 2016 | | Weddings


Bird-Tatum

Kay Franklin Miller of Metter announces the engagement of her daughter, Ansley Katherine Bird of Metter, to Kameron Trent Tatum of Reidsville, son of Kim ...

December 11, 2016 | | Weddings


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond — Holiday advice: Just roll with it

Q: My husband and I are looking forward to hosting our children and grandchildren over the holidays - or were. We were recently informed that our ...

December 11, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia uses 'road hands' to help maintain early roads

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

December 11, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: A different kind of Christmas tree

There are fewer and fewer leaves on the sycamore tree each day. More and more sky showing through the satin-smooth branches. Its neighbors in the ...

December 11, 2016 | | Life


Tucker Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Freddie E. Tucker of Statesboro celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at home with family. The couple was married on Dec. 8, 1956 ...

December 11, 2016 | | Life




Devils split with Effingham County

By CHRIS STANLEY

December 10, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Army beats Navy for first time since 2001

BALTIMORE - The Army football team and its fans around the world can finally rejoice.

December 10, 2016 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lamar Jackson wins 2016 Heisman

NEW YORK - Lamar Jackson leapt over a loaded field of Heisman Trophy contenders early in the season and by the time he slowed down nobody ...

December 10, 2016 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports




Three area hospitals among ‘neediest’ in state

Candler County Hospital in Metter, Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro and Evans Memorial Hospital in Claxton are ranked among the top 12 of the most ...

December 09, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local




Bulloch blasted

Bulloch Academy couldn't escape a hot-shooting Westminster Tuesday night when they fell 71-47 in their own gym.

December 08, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Penalty to be waived for accidental ball movement on green

Golf's governing bodies have responded to Dustin Johnson's penalty at the U.S. Open by introducing a local rule that will waive the ...

December 08, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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