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Brothers admit plundering corpses in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA - Two brothers who ran a funeral home and crematorium admitted Tuesday that they sold corpses to a company that trafficked stolen body parts, a macabre scheme that left families aghast and unclear about the fate of their loved ones.

September 17, 2008 | By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Writer | National


Southern US coast nervously watches Hanna

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Nervous residents rushed to buy plywood and generators while emergency officials in Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas weighed possible evacuations Tuesday as Tropical Storm Hanna shifted toward a tough-to-predict landfall along the southern Atlantic coast by the end of the week.

September 17, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | National


Local Roundup: Hanna could change prep schedule

Due to the threat of inclement weather which may be caused by Tropical Storm/Hurricane Hanna, at least one area high school is moving its football game to Thursday night.

September 17, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Gators upset Brentwood

Bulloch Academy softball coach Chandler Dennard was a bit nervous Tuesday prior to his Lady Gators facing the Brentwood Lady Eagles.

September 17, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Firefighting plane crashes near Reno, killing 3

RENO, Nev. - An air tanker that had been used to drop retardant on one wildfire in the Sierra Nevada crashed after taking off for a flight to a second blaze, killing all three crew members.

September 17, 2008 | By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press Writer | National


Report: Gonzales mishandled top secret data

WASHINGTON - While serving as attorney general, Alberto Gonzales mishandled top secret documents, risking the release of classified information about two of the Bush administration's most sensitive counterterrorism efforts - a surveillance program and detainee interrogations.

September 17, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Is Bulloch prepared for Hanna?

Latest predictions bring Tropical Storm Hanna closer to the East Coast, and with the high possibility that the storm could reach Category 2 hurricane status and strike the Savannah area, local authorities are preparing for the worst.

September 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU Tailgating Show - GSU vs. Northeastern

GSU Tailgating Show - Sponsored exclusively by The University Store.

September 16, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The GSU Tailgate Show


GOP convention turns to appeal for hurricane aid

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Republicans hurried to turn the opening day of their national convention into a fundraising drive for hurricane victims Monday, with presidential candidate John McCain's wife and first lady Laura Bush appealing for Gulf Coast help. McCain visited a disaster relief center in Ohio.

September 16, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Palin says daughter is pregnant

ST. PAUL, Minn. - John McCain's running mate Sarah Palin said Monday that her 17-year-old unmarried daughter is five months pregnant, an announcement campaign aides said was aimed at rebutting Internet rumors that Palin's youngest son, born in April, was actually her daughter's.

September 16, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Police Report - September 2

(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 16, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bush: cooperation for Gustav better than Katrina

AUSTIN, Texas - President Bush said Monday that coordination among states and the federal government in response to Hurricane Gustav has been better than during Katrina, which devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005 and tattered his administration's reputation for handling crises.

September 16, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Japan PM resigns to avoid ‘political vacuum’

TOKYO - Japan's chronically unpopular prime minister abruptly resigned Monday after a yearlong struggle with a deadlocked parliament, leaving the weakened ruling party to grapple with a stalled economy and rising calls for snap elections.

September 16, 2008 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan claims victory in militant stronghold

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's army claimed Monday to have routed Taliban militants in a stronghold near the Afghan border but turned up no sign of Osama bin Laden or al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri.

September 16, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Laboring longer a growing trend for Americans

CHICAGO - Americans are changing the game plan for retirement, with millions laboring right past the traditional retirement age and working into their late 60s and beyond.

September 16, 2008 | By DAVE CARPENTER AP Business Writer | National


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Gators take OT thriller

"Our plan doesn't matter, but God's plan does…" is what Terence Hennessey said to his team, the entire Trinity of Sharpsburg team and ...

August 19, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




ECI suvives tough test against Metter

Unbelievable. Passionate. Heartbreaking. These are just some of the emotions Metter Tigers fans experienced Friday night in the 79th edition of the rivalry with Emanuel ...

August 18, 2017 | By McCLAIN BAXLEY Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Georgia Tech dismisses Dedrick Mills

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech running back Dedrick Mills was kicked off the team Friday for his latest violation of athletic department rules.

August 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Georgia Tech


Will another unknown win Heisman?

Preseason longshots the past two years have ended up winning the Heisman Trophy.

August 18, 2017 | By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer | Sports


DNA test results may not change health habits

NEW YORK - If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?

August 18, 2017 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Thompson back with Bulldogs

ATHENS - Trenton Thompson clung to memories of his greatest game - three sacks and MVP honors in Georgia's Liberty Bowl win over Texas Christian - to ...

August 18, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

WASHINGTON - The early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between.

August 18, 2017 | BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Local


Screven County out for revenge at Erk Russell Classic

"Football is a game of inches" is a popular cliche used by coaches and fans alike, but in some cases is can be a game ...

August 18, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Candidates in all 4 Bulloch cities to qualify next week

Candidates for city elections in Brooklet, Portal, Register and Statesboro must qualify next week with the clerks at their town halls.

August 18, 2017 | From staff reports | Local




Braves explode for 10-4 win in series finale

DENVER - The Atlanta Braves didn't have long to process a bad loss to the Colorado Rockies. That was a good thing.

August 17, 2017 | By BRENT W. NEW AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Portal softball notches first victory

It wasn't pretty nor was close to any performance Portal put together on a softball diamond in 2016, but it was a win - something ...

August 17, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Gators aim to stay perfect early in season

While it probably makes him uncomfortable, the storyline surrounding BA's win over Memorial Day last week wasn't about turnovers, field position or unbearable ...

August 17, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd

BARCELONA, Spain - A van veered onto a promenade Thursday and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona, swerving back and forth as it mowed ...

August 17, 2017 | By BARRY HATTON and JOSEPH WILSON Associated Press | Associated Press


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