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Deadly Tolls: Sick truckers causing fatal wrecks

WASHINGTON - Tractor-trailer and bus drivers in the United States have suffered seizures, heart attacks or unconscious spells behind the wheel that led to deadly crashes on highways. Hundreds of thousands of drivers carry commercial licenses even though they also qualify for full federal disability payments, according to a new U.S. safety study obtained by The Associated Press.

August 05, 2008 | By HOPE YEN and FRANK BASS Associated Press Writers | Washington


Police Report - July 22

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.

August 05, 2008 | | Crime Report


Roche offers $43.7B for rest of Genentech

GENEVA - Swiss pharmaceutical maker Roche on Monday offered $43.7 billion for the remaining shares of its U.S. biotech partner Genentech Inc., seizing the opportunity offered by the weak U.S. dollar to grab a bigger share of earnings from such Genentech drugs as the blockbuster cancer treatment Avastin.

August 05, 2008 | By ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Georgia facing a shortage of family doctors

ATLANTA - With fewer medical school students choosing residencies in family medicine, Georgia is facing a shortage of family doctors.

August 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Further cut in US forces in Iraq likely this fall

BAGHDAD - Iraq's security has improved so much, even as U.S. troop levels have dropped, that President Bush seems likely to order thousands more soldiers home by year's end.

August 05, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


Paulson braces public for months of tough times

WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson sought to reassure an anxious public Sunday that the banking system is sound, while also bracing people for more troubled times ahead.

August 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


GSU names Ronald Core its interim VP for finance

Georgia Southern University has named Ronald J. Core, Ed.D. as interim vice president of business and finance. He replaces Joe Franklin who recently retired following a distinguished career at the institution.

Dr. Core, who has 33 years of experience in higher education administration, previously served as vice president of business and finance at Georgia Southern University from 1997-2004. Prior to returning to Georgia Southern University, Dr. Core served as vice chancellor of business affairs for University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNC Wilmington) with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. While at UNC Wilmington, Dr. Core was responsible ...

August 04, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Lake’s demise took business down the drain with it

LAKE DELTON, Wis. - Not a cloud in the sky and the temperature is flirting with 90 degrees. Usually, it doesn't get any better than this for the Tommy Bartlett water ski show.

August 04, 2008 | By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Writer | National


Mullen worries about troop withdrawal timeline

WASHINGTON - A fixed timetable for withdrawing U.S. combat troops from Iraq could jeopardize political and economic progress, the Pentagon's top military officer said Sunday.

August 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Guns ruling spawns challenges by felons

WASHINGTON - Twice convicted of felonies, James Francis Barton Jr. faces charges of violating a federal law barring felons from owning guns after police found seven pistols, three shotguns and five rifles at his home south of Pittsburgh.

August 04, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Indictment is biggest test for Sudanese leader

KHARTOUM, Sudan - President Omar al-Bashir's indictment on Darfur genocide charges presents the Sudanese leader with the most serious challenge to his 19-year rule, raising questions about his legitimacy that could weaken his grip on power.

August 04, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pope wraps up Australia trip with final Mass

SYDNEY, Australia - Pope Benedict XVI ended his farthest pilgrimage Sunday, one intended to inspire a new generation of faithful while trying to overcome a dark chapter for his church from a clerical sex abuse scandal.

August 04, 2008 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ga. Tech students help family grow tomato farm

ATLANTA - The graduate students could have raked in pricey consulting fees, but the Harman family instead brought their favorite form of currency - tomatoes.

August 04, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


Nocturnal coyote might be your next-door neighbor

AUGUSTA - Dan Eaton has trapped coyotes in some unlikely places.

August 04, 2008 | BY ROB PAVEY The Augusta Chronicle | National


Drug-related kidnappings on the rise in Gwinnett

ATLANTA - Gwinnett County has seen a rise in drug-related kidnappings this year, fueling fears of increased violence, federal officials say.

August 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


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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


Earnhardt Jr. medically cleared to race again

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., who missed the final 18 races of last season because of a concussion, has been medically ...

December 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


A rookie disappointment, Beasley makes huge leap for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Vic Beasley heard the grumbling. He was a wasted pick in the first round. He wasn't going to be able to ...

December 08, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


2nd officer dies after Americus shooting

A second Georgia police officer died Thursday, a day after being shot alongside a fellow officer who was a lifelong friend, and the hunt for ...

December 08, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local




Oregon hires Willie Taggart as new head football coach

Willie Taggart has become known for rebuilding programs at Western Kentucky and South Florida. His next endeavor will be much more high profile, trying to ...

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rivera disciplined Newton to avoid 'chaos' setting in

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he benched reigning league MVP Cam Newton on Sunday night because he didn't want "chaos" setting ...

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


2016 All County Football Team

From Emanuel County to Screven County, high school football has finally ended in our area of Southeast Georgia,

December 07, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


Authorities: 1 officer killed, 1 wounded in Americus

AMERICUS - A man fatally shot one Georgia police officer and wounded a second before fleeing an apartment complex near a college campus that went on ...

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


State school board chairman speaks at Georgia Southern graduation Friday

Mike Royal, who will be keynote speaker for Georgia Southern University's fall commencement, 1 p.m. Friday at Paulson Stadium, is a Georgia Southern ...

December 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch Countians remember the 'date that will live in infamy'

Libba Smith

December 07, 2016 | For the Herald | Local


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