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Business group says economic growth will weaken further in coming months

NEW YORK - A gauge of future economic activity dropped for the fourth consecutive month in January, a business group said Thursday, suggesting the U.S. economy could weaken further in the near future.

March 07, 2008 | By CANDICE CHOI AP Business Writer | National


6.0 earthquake strikes northeastern Nevada; some reports of damage

WELLS, Nev. - A strong earthquake shook rural northeastern Nevada Thursday, causing at least one building to collapse, authorities said.

March 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


1998 Ark. school shooter, now 23, faces theft charge while awaiting sentencing in federal case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - One of the men who killed a teacher and four students in a school shooting a decade ago faces two new felony charges accusing him of stealing a debit card as he awaited sentencing in a separate case.

March 07, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


Columbia U professor accused of plagiarism will not lose job

NEW YORK - A Columbia University professor whose colleagues found a noose hanging from her office doorway will remain on staff despite being sanctioned for plagiarism, school officials said Thursday.

March 07, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | National


Cost of Miami’s federal courthouses climbs by millions as crews wrestle mold, delays

MIAMI - All is not well with the complex that one of the nation's busiest federal court districts calls home. In fact, one of the buildings itself may be sick.

March 07, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


BA advances, mangles Monroe

COCHRAN - Three Bulloch Academy players scored in double figures to lead the Gators to a 71-42 blowout of Monroe Academy in the opening round of the GISA Class AA boys' basketball tournament at Middle Georgia College Thursday.

March 07, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Consumer prices post another big gain as food, energy and health care show increases

WASHINGTON - Consumers paid more to fill up their gas tanks, buy groceries and go to the hospital in January as prices on a wide range of items pushed higher.

March 06, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Powerful Teamsters union to endorse Democrat Obama

WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama is poised to get the endorsement of the powerful Teamsters, the second major union endorsement for the Democratic front-runner in a week, union officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

March 06, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND AP Labor Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain seeks to turn public financing flap with Obama into character issue

COLUMBUS, Ohio - John McCain accused Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama of engaging in Washington doublespeak over accepting public financing for the general election as the likely GOP nominee tried to turn a money issue into a character test.

March 06, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Former NH congressional candidate convicted of faking disappearance after car wreck

DOVER, N.H. - A businessman was convicted Wednesday of faking his disappearance after a car crash two years ago to draw attention to his long-shot congressional campaign.

March 06, 2008 | By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press Writer | National


Strokes among middle-aged women triple; researchers link increase to belly fat, obesity

NEW ORLEANS - Strokes have tripled in recent years among middle-aged women in the U.S., an alarming trend doctors blame on the obesity epidemic.

March 06, 2008 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | National


Detroit girl making slow recovery after throwing herself over mother during shooting

DETROIT - Alexis Goggins climbed aboard a special bicycle and maneuvered through hospital hallways, beginning the months of physical therapy she needs to recover from six gunshot wounds.

March 06, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Federal charges against Kansas doctor accused of running a ’pill mill’ stirs spirited defense

HAYSVILLE, Kan. - The Schneider Medical Clinic was once open seven days a week for as many as 11 hours a day. Patients, scheduled 10 minutes apart, often waited hours for an appointment.

March 06, 2008 | By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - February 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.)

March 06, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bridge 2/21

English golf champion Henry Cotton said, "Golfers have analyzed the game in order to find 'the secret.' There is no secret."

March 06, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Portal finishes second in state

It appears as though the tides have turned for female athletics at Portal Middle-High School. First the girls track team shocked Class A public schools by finishing second in the state competition. Just a few days later, the Lady Panthers' golf team narrowly missed earning a state title at the GHSA Class A golf championships.

May 27, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


FIFA in hot water

ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.

May 27, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC to 'substantially' increase fines for rushing fields

DESTIN, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004.

May 27, 2015 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks hoping for bright future

ATLANTA - The season didn't end like they wanted.

May 27, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Augusta man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State

AUGUSTA - A 37-year-old Georgia salesman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he supported terrorists, saying he bought a one-way ticket overseas to join the Islamic State group.

May 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Cleanup begins in Texas

HOUSTON - Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing.

May 27, 2015 | By SETH ROBBINS and JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press


Good day for host nation at French Open

PARIS - Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators.

May 27, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports






SHS golfer signs with SSU Tigers

In front of friends, family and fellow golfers, Statesboro High School's Jordan Woody signed his national letter of intent to attend Savannah State University on a golf scholarship Tuesday afternoon in the school's media center.

May 26, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Hawks' season ends with sweep

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference title.

May 26, 2015 | TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


All eyes on Manziel during practice

BEREA, Ohio - Except for sporting a tighter haircut under his orange helmet, Johnny Manziel looked pretty much the same.

May 26, 2015 | TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ogeechee Technical College set to host Go Back. Move Ahead. event

Many Ogeechee Technical College students are going back to college to finish their degrees and the state of Georgia is hoping more adults will do so. Today, less than 45 percent of our state's workforce is prepared to meet the demands of Georgia employers, creating a need for an additional 250,000 graduates above and beyond current graduation rates just to meet the demand and remain economically competitive.

May 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




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