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BACK TO SCHOOL: Schools separate ninth-graders

SAN ANTONIO - Ninth grade, often the first year of high school, is a critical time when many students sink or swim while coping with new academic responsibilities and learning the oh-so-important social hierarchy.

September 07, 2008 | By ELIZABETH WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


Brooklyn commemorates battle America lost

NEW YORK - It was the dog days of August when the British launched a massive attack to smash the rebellion spreading through the colonies. Landing from ships on the Brooklyn shore, 15,000 redcoats and Hessian mercenaries outflanked and then routed Gen. George Washington's amateur army in what would be the biggest battle of the American Revolution.

September 07, 2008 | By RICHARD PYLE Associated Press Writer | National


Man, pregnant girlfriend charged in Md. standoff

BALTIMORE - A man who held police at bay during a two-day Maryland motel standoff and his pregnant girlfriend, who claimed to be his hostage, both face charges, state police said Saturday.

September 07, 2008 | By CHRISSIE THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Clashing views of MIT grad suspected of terrorism

NEW YORK - To supporters, Aafia Siddiqui is a devout Muslim, a scholar educated at MIT and Brandeis, who fled to Pakistan after 9/11 because of anti-Muslim sentiment.

September 07, 2008 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | National


Rights group: 78 Afghans killed; US to investigate

KABUL, Afghanista - Scores of Afghan civilians who had gathered in a small village for the memorial ceremony of a militia commander were killed when U.S. and Afghan soldiers launched an attack in the middle of the night, officials and villagers said Saturday.

September 07, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO and RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Will Canada’s oil boom be an environmental bust?

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta - The largest dump truck in the world is parked under a massive mechanical shovel waiting to transport 400 tons of oily sand at an open pit mine in the northern reaches of Alberta.

September 07, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Tropical Storm not done yet, threatens Gulf cities

APALACHICOLA, Fla. - Fay just won't quit.

September 07, 2008 | By BILL KACZOR Associated Press Writer | National


Iraqi prime minister: No arms in hands of militias

BAGHDAD - Iraq's government is grateful to U.S.-allied Sunni fighters but won't allow them to keep their weapons indefinitely, the prime minister said Saturday, hinting at a more intense crackdown on the Sunni groups.

September 07, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Two arrested in Boro on drug charges

A search by Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit agents netted two arrests Friday after executing a search warrant at a Stambuk Lane apartment.

September 06, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Police Report - August 23

(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 06, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


BA over PA in final scrimmage of preseason

SPARTA - Bulloch Academy scored on its first two possessions and stood firm on defense as the Gators beat Piedmont Academy 16-8 in the annual John Hancock Kickoff Classic Thursday.

September 06, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Battle in the Boro postponed

The 2008 Battle in the Boro softball tournament, scheduled to take place this weekend, has been postponed due to inclement weather.

September 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Erk Russell play; The Phil & Jake Show: Quizzing GSU students

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday August 22, 2008

September 06, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bridge 8/23

George Washington Carver said, "Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses."

September 06, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/23

In the year ahead, there's a great possibility that you will be invited to participate in something engineered by a competent friend. Although friendship will bring you into the arrangement, you'll do a good job.

September 06, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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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


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Perfect combo: Eagle Creek, Painted Chef

When local entrepreneur Franklin Dismuke purchased the 13,000-square-foot building downtown to build what is now Eagle Creek Brewery, he had no idea what a ...

February 20, 2017 | | Local


Boro's Bobby Jones a Faces of Manufacturing nominee

Bobby Jones, from Statesboro and now manufacturing manager at the Koyo Bearings plant in Sylvania, is a nominee to be one of the Faces of ...

February 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local




And the winner: Starting over

The fields surrounding Sandhill are naked. Along the edges of the yard, where a fence would be if I were a fence sort of person ...

February 19, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Dimon — Lee

Mr. and Mrs. Kent Dimon of Alpharetta, Georgia, and Dr. and Mrs. Stan Lee of Statesboro announce the engagement of their children, Danielle Elizabeth Dimon ...

February 19, 2017 | | Weddings


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Best interests of child is paramount

Q: Our 14-year-old son, who was adopted by open adoption, now wants to go live with his birth mother. She was completely out of the ...

February 19, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: There are things God wants us to know about him

There is a lot of skepticism about God today. I suppose this has almost always been true. Atheism, agnosticism and pessimism ("Where is God when ...

February 19, 2017 | | Life


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