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Retail sales jump by largest amount in 6 months

WASHINGTON - The stimulus checks are working. A big increase in retail sales signaled that people are spending their rebate payments, helping to ward off a serious economic slump, at least for now.

June 27, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Lehman Brothers removes finance, operating chiefs

NEW YORK - Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. shook up its management Thursday, removing two top executives in a concession that attempts to quell Wall Street anger over recent losses have failed.

June 27, 2008 | By JOE BEL BRUNO AP Business Writer | National


Odds & Ends in the News

Pa. man walks 25 miles to court for DUI sentencing

June 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Judge in porn tempest has distinguished career

SAN FRANCISCO - Alex Kozinski is more accustomed to appearing on lists to fill U.S. Supreme Court vacancies than headlines involving pornographic scandals.

June 27, 2008 | By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 6/13

An anonymous person said, "The most difficult part of attaining perfection is finding something to do for an encore."

June 27, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


NYC’s biggest produce market may relocate to NJ

NEW YORK - America's biggest wholesale produce market is looking to leave New York - if the city doesn't help rebuild its aging, outdated facility in the Bronx.

June 27, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National


Ga. aquarium announces rare sea dragon pregnancy

ATLANTA - A weedy sea dragon at the Georgia Aquarium has something to celebrate this Father's Day.

June 27, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


Politics an obstacle for InBev’s Anheuser-Busch bid

ST. LOUIS - Belgian Brewer InBev is offering a big payday to shareholders of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., but its bid to create the world's largest beer company is already facing a major obstacle - U.S. election-year politics.

June 27, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD AP Business Writer | National


N. Calif. wildfires force hundreds to flee homes

FELTON, Calif. - Wind-driven wildfires raked Northern California for a second day Wednesday, including a raging forest fire that forced hundreds to evacuate in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

June 27, 2008 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 6/13

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have two questions that many of your readers might like to have answered.

June 27, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Summer Sports Show: SHS QB Connell goes to Hatcher's Camp - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

June 27, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Summer Sports Show


Teachers defend shock tactics in DWI program

OCEANSIDE, Calif. - On a Monday morning last month, highway patrol officers visited 20 classrooms at El Camino High School to announce some horrible news: Several students had been killed in car wrecks over the weekend.

June 27, 2008 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Parents of China quake victims express anger

BEICHUAN COUNTY, China - Hundreds of grieving parents blocked the road into a flattened town Thursday as police sought to quell a rising wave of public anger over schools that collapsed in an earthquake a month ago and killed thousands of children.

June 27, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Summer Studios art sessions at GSU begin June 16

Starting June 16, the Averitt Center for the Arts and the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art will be teaming up to offer three young artist summer programs. Entitled Summer Studios, the classes will give students from the first through 12th grade an opportunity at hands-on artistic training at Georgia Southern University art facilities.

June 27, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Opposition No. 2 faces treason charge in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe's regime struck at the opposition leadership Thursday only two weeks before Zimbabwe's presidential runoff election, twice detaining his challenger and jailing the No. 2 opposition official to face treason charges.

June 27, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Mets survive Matz's meltdown, hold off Braves 8-6

ATLANTA - The latest lesson in Steven Matz's rookie season left the New York Mets dangerously close to blowing an eight-run lead.

June 25, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


NFL to interview Matthew, Peppers, Harrison in PEDs probe

NEW YORK - Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to a media report that linked ...

June 25, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


World doping watchdog shuts down Rio Olympic laboratory

RIO DE JANEIRO - Just weeks before the Olympic Games open in Rio de Janeiro, the city's accredited anti-doping laboratory has been stopped from conducting ...

June 25, 2016 | By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer | Sports




Euro '16 reacts to Brexit

PARIS - Britain's momentous decision to leave the European Union was the talk of soccer's European Championship on Friday, with one leading Italian player ...

June 24, 2016 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Coastal Courier reporter embedded with 3rd ID on exercises in Europe, Africa

Click here to read first-hand accounts here

June 24, 2016 | | Local




Braves continue to get best of Mets

ATLANTA - Adonis Garcia hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Addison Reed in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets for ...

June 23, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Tormenta comes through in the clutch

June 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Marsh to join Georgia Board of Regents

A source close to the Georgia Board of Regents has confirmed that Statesboro attorney Laura Taulbee Marsh will be appointed to the board. That announcement ...

June 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




Walk to End Alzheimer’s event tonight

The Alzheimer's Association invites residents to help reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Play opens Thursday night at Whitaker Theater

The summer stock season for the Averitt Center for the Arts opens Thursday night with the satirical play "Red, White, and Tuna." Performances are set ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local


5 killed in head-on crash west of Savannah

SAVANNAH - Five people died early Wednesday in a head-on crash between two cars on Interstate 16 west of Savannah.

June 22, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


GBI hopes sketches aid in locating home invasion suspects

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents released sketches on Wednesday of two home invasion suspects believed to have targeted a Pryor Road home in Newington on ...

June 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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