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Sheriffs across the US brace for cuts in federal funding for drug-fighting

PORTLAND, Ore. - From Arizona to Oregon and east to Kentucky, county sheriffs are bracing for stiff cuts in a federal funding program that has helped them battle drug cartels.

March 09, 2008 | By JOSEPH B. FRAZIER Associated Press Writer | National

’Moving forward’ — NIU braces for hurdles as students return following deadly shooting

DEKALB, Ill. - The lecture hall where the shooting occurred is closed for the rest of the semester. Extra police and security guards will be on hand. Volunteer counselors will man each classroom, academic department and dormitory.

March 09, 2008 | By ASHLEY M. HEHER Associated Press Writer | National

Islamic insurgency in southern Thailand intensifies as ’hearts and minds’ approach fails

RAE POH, Thailand - The tea shop is abandoned. Rubber plantations stand untended. Soldiers constantly patrol the one-lane road leading into this Muslim village.

March 09, 2008 | By AMBIKA AHUJA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Fate of ousted chief justice hangs over Musharraf, Pakistan election winners

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Days after opposition parties triumphed in elections, lawyers chanting for President Pervez Musharraf's resignation were tugging at the barricades around the home of the judge whose ouster and house arrest helped trigger Pakistan's political crisis.

March 09, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

New attacks hit US-protected Green Zone in Iraqi capital

BAGHDAD - Rockets or mortars hit the U.S.-protected Green Zone early Saturday, just a day after powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his Mahdi Army militia to extend its cease-fire by another six months.

March 09, 2008 | By JOHN AFFLECK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Chertoff on Friday announces government OK of first ’virtual fence’ along Arizona border

WASHINGTON - A 28-mile ''virtual fence'' that will use radars and surveillance cameras to try to catch people entering the country illegally has gotten final government approval.

March 09, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington

GOP Rep. Renzi charged with extortion, embezzlement in federal land swap in Arizona

WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. Rick Renzi was charged Friday with extortion, wire fraud, money laundering and other crimes in an Arizona land swap that authorities say helped him collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in payoffs.

March 09, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington

Gardening with Henry Clay

Many outside maintenance activities slow down during this time of year due to cold weather. Take advantage of this slower period and devote some time to pruning those long neglected trees in your landscape.

March 08, 2008 | By HENRY CLAY | Lifestyles Columnists


Jami Teal Barrow and Brian Wayne Newland were united in marriage at seven o'clock in the evening on Saturday, October twentieth, two thousand and seven at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Statesboro. Father Timothy McKeown performed the ceremony.

March 08, 2008 | | Wedding Planner

Recent Births 2/24

Levi Brian

March 08, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Births

Lady Eagles have showdown with WCU

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team will conclude its four-game road trip in a key match-up at Western Carolina today. The Southern Conference scuffle is slated for 12:30 p.m. at the Ramsey Center in Cullowhee, N.C. and will be broadcast on SportSouth.

March 08, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern

Eagles draw Austin Peay in Bracket Buster

The Eagles venture outside the SoCon for a rare non-conference game this time of year, traveling to Austin Peay today as a part of ESPNU's BracketBusters.

March 08, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern

Local Roundup: Rain wreaks havoc across area

Georgia Southern's season-opening baseball game with Boston College was rained out on Friday night.

March 08, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Ms. Gwen Gresham of Bonaire, Ga., and Dr. and Mrs. Frank Gresham of Prairieville, La., announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Anne Gresham, to Ryan Walter Foley, son of CMSgt. (Ret) and Mrs. Charles Foley of Warner Robins.

March 08, 2008 | | Wedding Planner

Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Lila Blitch was born out in the wilds of the Western Territory, specifically somewhere near Phoenix, on September 1, 1900. Her parents (mother Marie Elise Edwards and father James Daniel Blitch) were members of the Statesboro First Baptist Church (FBC).

March 08, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists

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Kathy Bradley: Let down by the moon, surprised by stars

I missed the eclipse. Through no fault of my own, I would hasten to point out. My view of the moon being covered by the ...

October 04, 2015 | Kathy Bradley Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Make autumn awesome with these holidays

Several weeks ago, Mother Nature teased us with a cool snap, making us believe fall had arrived early this year.

October 04, 2015 | Julie Lavender Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Living with Children with John Rosemond:To fix a slacker student, stop micromanaging

Q: My 14-year-old son started public high school this year and immediately fell into his old bad habits. He's intelligent and capable of making ...

October 04, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch County's banks — at long last — open for business

Note: The following is the last part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and evolution of the banking system in Georgia and ...

October 04, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Consumer Qs: Indoor blooms

Question: Last Saturday I saw what looked like a hummingbird feeding at the moonflower vine growing at the edge of my porch. It was well ...

October 04, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials

Dancing with the Statesboro Stars 2015

Once again, the annual Dancing with the Statesboro Stars fundraiser for Safe Haven of Statesboro packed the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center on Thursday ...

October 04, 2015 | Staff members | Local

1945 Statesboro Blue Devils - T-formation was key to success of the 'Amazing 13'

One of key factors behind the surprising success of Statesboro High School's 1945 football team was the implementation of the T-formation by Coach Earnest ...

October 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Georgia Southern rips La.-Monroe, 51-31

MONROE, La. - Matt Breida ran for two touchdowns, and Ken Butler Jr. returned a blocked punt 45 yards for a touchdown to lead Georgia Southern ...

October 03, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports

Ala. judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriages

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As Alabama's all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race marriages in 1961, lawmakers rewrote state ...

October 03, 2015 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press

Flooding continues along coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. - While spared the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, parts of the East Coast still saw record-setting rain Saturday that shut down roads ...

October 03, 2015 | By BRUCE SMITH and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Local

Georgia Prep Football Scores, 10-2-15

Alcovy 15, Lakeside-DeKalb 12

October 03, 2015 | The Associated Press | Prep Sports 360

Gators back in the win column

SANDERSVILLE - Bulloch Academy survived a lackluster first-half performance and the Brentwood duo of fullback Willis Toulson and quarterback Peyton Massengale to take an 18-12 victory ...

October 03, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Happy Homecoming: Portal beats Claxton, 27-7

Coming off of a four-game losing streak, Portal was in search of a victory, and on Homecoming night, the Panthers were able to pick up ...

October 03, 2015 | By HAYDEN BOUDREAUX Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360

Yellow Jackets roll over Beach

BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch used a suffocating defense and a dominating offensive performance Friday night en route to a 42-7 win over Beach High School at ...

October 03, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Screven notches 41-0 win at Harlem

After suffering its first loss of the season last week, Screven County bounced back with a vengeance.

October 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360

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