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Mass. Senate votes to let out-of-state gays marry

BOSTON - Gay couples from across the country are one step closer to a Massachusetts wedding.

July 31, 2008 | By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press Writer | National


Jones, Martin face off for runoff in Senate race

ATLANTA - Vernon Jones and Jim Martin are limbering up for a three-week sprint to the finish line in Georgia's Democratic race for the U.S. Senate.

July 31, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


Averitt Center names Sue Oliver its Volunteer of the Year

When Sue Oliver came to Statesboro in 1969, she was unaware of the impact she would make on the community. Her efforts have helped those around her understand and appreciate the value of art and ithe influence it can have on life. Oliver's support, dedication and passion for the visual arts and the Averitt Center for Arts have earned her the recognition as the 2008 Volunteer of the Year.

July 30, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Mass. lawmakers weigh gay marriage expansion

BOSTON - Gay couples from across the country may soon be welcome to be married in Massachusetts.

July 30, 2008 | By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press Writer | National


100,000 Catholics gather for youth event in Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia - More than 100,000 Roman Catholic pilgrims from around the world swarmed Sydney Harbor on Tuesday, waving the flags of their countries and singing as they awaited a Mass opening the World Youth Day festival.

July 30, 2008 | By TANALEE SMITH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Oil prices plummet more than $6 amid economic fear

NEW YORK - Oil prices fell harder than they have in 17 years Tuesday, as fears that record fuel prices are spreading broad economic pain exacerbated the third big sell-off in just over a week.

July 30, 2008 | By ADAM SCHRECK AP Business Writer | National


Gitmo video offers glimpse of interrogations

TORONTO - A 16-year-old captured in Afghanistan and held at Guantanamo Bay sobs during his questioning, holding up his wounded arms and begging for help in a video released Tuesday that provided the first glimpse of interrogations at the U.S. military prison.

July 30, 2008 | By CHARMAINE NORONHA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New general takes command at Fort Stewart

FORT STEWART - Though he spent the past two years at the Pentagon, the new commanding general at Fort Stewart sees his latest assignment as a homecoming of sorts.

July 30, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Military Writer | Local


Belgium government collapses, divided over Dutch/French self-rule; King holds talks

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgium's government collapsed Tuesday, unable to resolve an enduring divide over more self-rule for the country's Dutch and French-speakers. The gap was so wide the premier suggested the end of Belgium as a country was looming.

July 30, 2008 | By ROBERT WIELAARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bernanke: economy faces ’numerous difficulties’

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Tuesday the fragile economy is facing ''numerous difficulties'' despite the Fed's aggressive interest rate reductions and other fortifying steps.

July 30, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Committee says fuzzy memories hurt Tillman probe

SAN FRANCISCO - A ''striking lack of recollection'' by White House and military officials prevented congressional investigators from determining who was responsible for misinformation spread after the friendly fire death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman, a House committee said Monday.

July 30, 2008 | By SCOTT LINDLAW Associated Press Writer | National


GM to cut salaried workers, production, dividend

DETROIT - General Motors Corp. said Tuesday it will lay off salaried workers, cut truck production, suspend its dividend and borrow $2 billion to $3 billion to weather a severe downturn in the U.S. market.

July 30, 2008 | By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN Associated Press Writers | National


YouTube, Viacom agree to anonymize viewer data

NEW YORK - The video-sharing site YouTube will be allowed to mask the identities of individual users when it provides viewership records to Viacom Inc. and other copyright holders behind a $1 billion copyright-infringement lawsuit.

July 30, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


Report: US behind in doubling science grads

A high-profile push by business groups to double the number of U.S. bachelor's degrees awarded in science, math and engineering by 2015 is falling way behind target, a new report says.

July 30, 2008 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | National


Blair postpones Gaza visit, cites specific threat

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip - Mideast envoy Tony Blair on Tuesday called off what would have been the first visit of a top Western diplomat to Hamas-ruled Gaza, after Israel's Shin Bet security service said he might come under attack there.

July 30, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Feb. 24 - Mrs. Lucille Weathersbee Harbeson, age 76, died on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the Og

Mrs. Lucille Weathersbee Harbeson

February 23, 2017 | | Obituaries


Revamped lineup gives Braves plenty of hope heading into '17

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - After two dismal seasons, there's hope for the Atlanta Braves.

February 23, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Return to triumph, tragedy

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded in his T-shirt, jeans and sneakers for a head-to-toe pilot uniform, climbed up the portable stairs and ...

February 23, 2017 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Eagles fall to conference-leading Lady Trojans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Georgia Southern women's basketball team (11-13, 7-6 SBC) fell to the top-seeded Little Rock Trojans (20-7, 14-1 SBC) inside of ...

February 23, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Devra Walker passes

Longtime Statesboro businesswoman Devra Walker died Thursday in Savannah, following a brief illness, according to Tracy Joiner, co-owner of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory. Joiner ...

February 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Lady Blue Devils fall in second round of state

As the cliche goes, all good things must come to an end.

February 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Cedar Shoals ousts Statesboro from state playoffs

In the moment of a loss, it's hard to step back and see what all Statesboro boys' basketball has accomplished this season.

February 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Life: Good ideas are hard to find

Not too long ago I cooked up what might be termed as either a dazzling idea or a hair-brained scheme depending on your point of ...

February 23, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports




7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.

February 22, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


‘Cat’ coming to Averitt Center

Co-directors Mical Whitaker and Melinda Roell will bring Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to the Emma Kelly Theater this ...

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


The Dream ...

I was 32 with a newborn child and had just received my cancer diagnosis.

February 22, 2017 | | Locally Owned




Jackets sting Eagles

In previous seasons, Georgia Southern has found some success in sending freshman pitcher straight into the fire to make their first start against Georgia Tech ...

February 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Deshaun Watson lands another award as NFL draft looms

FORT WORTH, Texas - Deshaun Watson is trying to approach everything leading to the NFL draft as having fun and enjoying the process while preparing for ...

February 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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