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Former news exec, 35, is picked to lead NAACP

BALTIMORE - The NAACP chose 35-year-old activist and former news executive Ben Jealous as its president Saturday, making him the youngest leader in the 99-year history of the nation's largest civil rights organization.

June 01, 2008 | By ERRIN HAINES and BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press Writer | National


Family of boy hit by baseball holds onto hope

WAYNE, N.J. - She wraps her arms around her son, gently raising the spindly 14-year-old boy off a couch to his feet. She hugs him and rubs his back, whispering ''I love you'' over and over.

June 01, 2008 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press Writer | National


Anderson-Achin

Jane and Bill Anderson of Statesboro announce, with great pleasure, the engagement of their daughter, Laurie Jane Anderson, to Nicholas R. Achin of Plymouth, Mass. Nick is the son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Raymond R. Achin, USAF (Ret) of Marshfield, Mass.

June 01, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


High-level Lebanese talks in Qatar

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's ruling coalition demanded Saturday that talks to end the country's 18-month-old political crisis tackle the issue of Hezbollah's weapons, a demand the militant group rejected.

June 01, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Area Births 5/18

Hunter Brooks

June 01, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Births


Diamond Eagles lose series, finish in fourth

GREENVILLE, S.C. - A late inning rally fell short as Georgia Southern dropped a 6-5 decision at Furman Saturday afternoon in the regular season finale for both teams. The Eagles close out the regular season 32-23 overall and 16-11 in the Southern Conference.

June 01, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Iraq detains 1,000 in anti-al-Qaida crackdown

BAGHDAD - Nearly 1,000 people have been detained in a sweep to break al-Qaida in Iraq's sway in Iraq's third largest city, Mosul, but many of the fighters have fled to nearby areas, where troops are hunting for them, Iraqi officials said Saturday.

June 01, 2008 | By LEE KEATH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Survivors pulled from rubble of China quake

BEICHUAN, China - Rescuers pulled survivors from the rubble Friday who had been buried for four days as a strong aftershock sparked landslides near the epicenter of this week's powerful earthquake.

May 31, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide attacker targets police bus in Sri Lankan capital; 10 killed, 85 wounded

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed into a bus carrying riot police in Sri Lanka's capital Friday, killing 10 people, including eight policemen, and wounding 85 others.

May 31, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Texas officials sue US over border fence

WASHINGTON - Texas mayors and business leaders filed a class-action lawsuit Friday alleging Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff hoodwinked landowners into waiving their property rights for construction of a fence along the Mexican border.

May 31, 2008 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Washington


US oil shipments canceled

WASHINGTON - Responding to congressional pressure, the Bush administration on Friday said it is suspending oil deliveries into the government's Strategic Petroleum Reserve for the remainder of the year.

May 31, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


GE plans to exit appliance business

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - General Electric Co. said Friday that it plans to sell or spin off its iconic appliance business that for a century sold refrigerators, air conditioners and ovens for millions of homes.

May 31, 2008 | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN AP Business Writer | National


Restrictions, recycling in Los Angeles water plan

LOS ANGELES - Faced with drought and a jump in consumption, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has called for cleansing sewage for drinking water and imposing restrictions for watering lawns and washing driveways.

May 31, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Myanmar cyclone death toll nearly 78,000

YANGON, Myanmar - The official death toll from Cyclone Nargis has nearly doubled to almost 78,000 and another 56,000 people remain missing two weeks after the devastating storm, state television reported Friday.

May 31, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Alabama sheriffs feed inmates on $1.75 a day

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Back in the day of chain gangs, Alabama passed a law that gave sheriffs $1.75 a day to feed each prisoner in their jails, and the sheriffs got to pocket anything that was left over.

May 31, 2008 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | National


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Feb. 10 - James Walter Bland Jr., M.D., age 81, died last Friday evening after a long illness.

James Walter Bland Jr., M.D.

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Panthers fall in second round of Region 3-A tournament

SOPERTON - Portal put up a valiant effort in a 59-46 loss to Emanuel County Institute in the girls basketball GHSA region 3-A playoffs Tuesday afternoon.

February 09, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


On the Fringe - Jordan Spieth: the target inside and outside the ropes

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Jordan Spieth had to work his way through about 100 people who blocked his path to the first tee at Pebble Beach ...

February 09, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Columnist | Sports


NASCAR allows franchise system to give team owners value

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR announced a dramatic overhaul of its business model Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to provide actual value ...

February 09, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Newton defends actions at Super Bowl: 'I will not conform'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton isn't apologizing for acting like a "sore loser" after the Super Bowl.

February 09, 2016 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart ...

February 09, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press | Associated Press


Register teen hopes to share God’s love, grace

Nineteen-year-old Cierra Crowe is taking a huge leap of faith. She is moving from Register to Kireka, Uganda, next week for the sole purpose of ...

February 09, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




A day in the sun

DENVER - From the top of a fire truck, Von Miller thrust the Super Bowl trophy into the air again and again as the Denver Broncos ...

February 08, 2016 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press | Sports


Bulloch Academy once again on top of GISA world

In the weeks leading up to the GISA traditional wrestling championships, Bulloch Academy wrestling coach Andy Tomlin was reluctant to use the word "dynasty" when ...

February 08, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Lady Panthers stay alive with win in region tournament

MILLEN - With opposing teams keying in on Portal's leading scorers, Breyonna Raymond and Chandalier Morgan all season, the Lady Panthers needed a third threat ...

February 08, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Manning spoils his fans again, walks off with a second title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Everyone got spoiled.

February 08, 2016 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sobe Nails creates an upscale experience

With Valentine's Day coming up Sunday, many of you are still looking for the perfect gift idea.

February 08, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


High school students work to honor those killed in Vietnam

AUBURN, Ala. - Each of the tens of thousands of names etched into the reflective granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., represents ...

February 08, 2016 | By KATHERINE HAAS Opelika-Auburn News | Associated Press


Truck driver charged after plowing into school bus

The driver of an 18-wheeler that struck a school bus in Statesboro on Monday morning has been charged with following too closely, according to Georgia ...

February 08, 2016 | By JIM HEALY and HOLLI SAXON jhealy@statesboroherald.com | Local


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