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Not all :) as informal writing creeps into teen assignments

NEW YORK - It's nothing to LOL about: Despite best efforts to keep school writing assignments formal, two-thirds of teens admit in a survey that emoticons and other informal styles have crept in.

May 09, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


4 nabbed in Ind. shooting of bank teller pregnant with twins

INDIANAPOLIS - Police were still searching Thursday for a gunman who shot a pregnant bank teller during a robbery, but they arrested four men in connection with the crime.

May 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Panel: WVU improperly granted degree to governor’s daughter

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - An independent panel has chastised West Virginia University for retroactively awarding the governor's daughter a master's degree she did not earn.

May 09, 2008 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


US predicts increase in Afghan violence

KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgent violence in Afghanistan could reach record levels this year as militants increasingly target police and development projects, a top U.S. general said Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Off-duty Baltimore officer killed by police during bar fight

BALTIMORE - An off-duty officer was shot and killed by another officer early Thursday after he drew a handgun when police tried to quell a brawl at a strip club, police said.

May 09, 2008 | By ALEX DOMINGUEZ Associated Press Writer | National


Tour de Georgia in Statesboro

Tour de Georgia comes through Statesboro to start Stage 2.

May 09, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Test run for 2010 census is scaled back, worrying experts

FRESNO, Calif. - The Census Bureau has scaled back its dress rehearsal for the once-a-decade national head count, raising fears that thousands of soldiers, immigrants and other hard-to-reach people will go uncounted when the population survey is conducted in 2010.

May 09, 2008 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | National


Case stemming from Willmar immigration arrests gets smaller

MINNEAPOLIS - A federal lawsuit from last year's immigration raid in Willmar was whittled down Wednesday when a judge dismissed counts against the U.S. government and other authorities.

May 09, 2008 | By AMY FORLITI Associated Press Writer | National


Ford swings to $100M profit in 1st qtr, beats Wall Street

DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co. surprised Wall Street on Thursday with a $100 million profit in the first quarter as strong results from Europe and South America helped offset the impact of a slumping U.S. economy that cut car and truck sales in its main market. Its shares rose almost 6 percent in morning trading.

May 09, 2008 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | National


Rates on 30-year mortgages top 6 percent

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages topped 6 percent for the first time in six weeks as financial markets grew more worried about rising inflation pressures.

May 09, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Senate passes genetic discrimination bill

WASHINGTON - People learning through genetic testing that they might be susceptible to devastating diseases wouldn't also have to worry about losing their jobs or their health insurance under anti-discrimination legislation the Senate passed Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Local Roundup: Screven, Metter win first-round tennis matches

SYLVANIA - The Screven County tennis teams advanced in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state tournament on Wednesday, beating Cook County.

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


FMB AOTW: Simmons striking out the enemy

Crawford Simmons has become a strikeout machine.

May 08, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Bulloch drops key region matchup

Edmund Burke Academy broke a 6-6 tie in the top of the ninth inning but Bulloch Academy couldn't answer back in the bottom of the frame as the Spartans took an 8-6 victory over the Gators Tuesday in a key GISA Region 2-AA baseball matchup.

May 08, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


No. 2 US commander hopes al-Sadr will stop attacks

BAGHDAD - The No. 2 U.S. commander in Iraq expressed hope on Wednesday that radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr would use his influence to stop his followers from attacking U.S. and Iraqi forces as clashes spread to the outskirts of Baghdad.

May 08, 2008 | By BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Lower speed limits for trucks, buses proposed

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways.

August 26, 2016 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto writer | Local


Patrick Reed builds a 2-shot lead at The Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Patrick Reed's place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his prospects ...

August 26, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Play the Statesboro Herald's College Pigskin Pickem' contest

Click here to sign up play the Statesboro Herald's 10th Annual Pigskin Pickem' contest. Pick college football games from the Sun Belt, Southeastern and ...

August 26, 2016 | | Local


Aug. 26 - Donald Augustus “Swifty” Berry entered into rest Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

Donald Augustus "Swifty" Berry

August 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


US Open top seeds Williams, Djokovic coming off injuries

NEW YORK - Serena Williams is "starting to feel a little better." Novak Djokovic is "getting there."

August 25, 2016 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Blue Devils open season with Bears

The first step to rewriting the Statesboro football story is removing the doubt from fans' minds, and that will happen if the Blue Devils can ...

August 25, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Panthers host Vikings in opener

PORTAL - Earlier this year, the Georgia High School Association voted to expand the Class A public school playoffs from 16 to 24 teams.

August 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SEB faces Class AAAAAA Wildcats

BROOKLET - The goal of winning a state playoff game for the first time since their 1973 state championship season begins tonight for the Southeast Bulloch ...

August 25, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Averitt Center director leaving

Shockwaves rippled through the community this week as we learned of the departure of Tim Chapman, who has led the popular Averitt Center for the ...

August 25, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Business editor | Local




SHS hosts annual Battle in the Boro

The first games of the high school football season are stirring up plenty of excitement, but the action will be just as fierce on the ...

August 24, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Playoffs begin with eye toward PGA Tour player of the year

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - The Olympics are over. The Ryder Cup in on the horizon.

August 24, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Recent history shows QBs vulnerable to early season injuries

Some of the biggest losses in college football's opening week likely won't be reflected on the scoreboard.

August 24, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Smart still considering No. 18 Georgia's 3 contenders at QB

ATHENS, Ga. - There has been no change in Georgia's three-man competition at quarterback.

August 24, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


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