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Teacher strike deals blow to Puerto Rico’s struggling schools

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Empty classrooms, educators clashing with police, anxious students - a weeklong teachers strike in Puerto Rico is dealing a blow to a public school system already struggling to reach U.S. benchmarks and reduce the highest dropout rate in America.

March 13, 2008 | By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Winning parties press Musharraf to convene hostile new Parliament

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's election victors vowed Wednesday to drastically reduce the powers of President Pervez Musharraf - even if they lack the strength in the new Parliament to drive him out of office.

March 13, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Python stalked, then ate family dog in front of children in Australian tropics

BRISBANE, Australia - A 16-foot python stalked a family dog for days before swallowing the pet whole in front of horrified children in the Australian tropics, animal experts said Wednesday.

March 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


McCain and Obama tangle long distance over al-Qaida in Iraq

TYLER, Texas - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain mocked Barack Obama's view of al-Qaida in Iraq, and Democratic contender responded that GOP policies brought the terrorist group there.

March 13, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID and TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Washington


GSU travels to Charleston

Georgia Southern heads back out on the road and return to their Southern Conference schedule Thursday with a clash against the College of Charleston.

March 13, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


New Orleans mayor orders barrack built to break up homeless camp, but epidemic remains

NEW ORLEANS - Since Hurricane Katrina flooded his home 30 months ago, Donald Collins says, he has fled to an evacuation center, huddled in an abandoned house and lived in a tent outside City Hall. Eventually the former sanitation worker migrated to a downtown underpass where crack sales and clothing donations seem equally common.

March 13, 2008 | By JOHN MORENO GONZALES Associated Press Writer | National


Congress again raises possibility of drug sports law

WASHINGTON - Once again, professional sports and their leaders were hauled up to Capitol Hill on Wednesday by lawmakers who say they might try once again to legislate drug-testing policies for U.S. leagues.

March 13, 2008 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Washington


Sudan urges Muslims to act against Denmark; thousands protest cartoon of Muhammad

KHARTOUM, Sudan - President Omar al-Bashir vowed on Wednesday to ban Danes from Sudan and called for a Muslim boycott of Denmark before a crowd of tens of thousands denouncing the country at a government-backed protest against a cartoon satirizing the Prophet Muhammad.

March 13, 2008 | By MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


FMB AOTW: Raymond does it with D for Portal

Thanks to Portal's Justin Raymond, the leading scorers on opposing teams have been shut down throughout the region playoffs and into state.

March 13, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Clinton depicts Obama as inconsistent on foreign policy issues

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton characterized rival Barack Obama on Monday as rash and inconsistent on foreign policy issues.

March 12, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Key home price index shows record decline in 2007, double-digit drops in 8 metro areas

NEW YORK - U.S. home prices dropped 8.9 percent in the final quarter of 2007 compared with a year ago, Standard & Poor's said Tuesday, the steepest decline in the 20-year history of its housing index.

March 12, 2008 | By J.W. ELPHINSTONE Associated Press Writer | National


Jury in Ohio begins deliberating sentence for ex-cop convicted of killing lover, unborn baby

CANTON, Ohio - A jury began deliberating Tuesday whether to recommend the death sentence for a former police officer convicted of killing his pregnant girlfriend and their unborn daughter.

March 12, 2008 | By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press Writer | National


Slain bridegroom’s father testifies at NYC detectives’ trial that he saw a defendant at bar

NEW YORK - The father of a man killed in a hail of police gunfire on his wedding day testified Tuesday that he saw one of the three undercover detectives on trial for the shooting in the bar where his son's bachelor party was held.

March 12, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


College campus outside Roanoke, Va., locked down during search for man seen with handgun

FERRUM, Va. - Classes were canceled and a small private college went on lockdown Tuesday as police searched for a man who was seen with a gun on campus, officials said.

March 12, 2008 | By SUE LINDSEY Associated Press Writer | National


Consumer confidence plunges in February on worries about business conditions, jobs

NEW YORK - Consumer confidence plunged in February as Americans worried about less-favorable business conditions and job prospects, a business-backed research group said Tuesday.

March 12, 2008 | By EILEEN ALT POWELL AP Business Writer | National


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Portal man killed in Pembroke accident

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's Major Accident Investigation Team responded to an vehicular accident on the 500 block of Ft. Argyle Road that claimed the ...

February 07, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Broncos D dominates, Denver wins Super Bowl 50

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have Super ending to his career, and Von Miller and the Denver defense made the ...

February 07, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER Associated Press | Local


2016 Film Festival set for April 15

The Statesboro Herald and the Averitt Center for the Arts are teaming up again for the Eighth Annual Statesboro Film Festival to find and honor ...

February 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Kathy Bradley: Opening the blinds

Sometimes, when the moon is full, I leave the blinds open and fall asleep with a laser beam of light falling through the window and ...

February 07, 2016 | | Life


Smith-Ussery

Dr. and Mrs. Emory P. Smith III of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Marie Smith of Statesboro, to Sean Ryan Ussery, son ...

February 07, 2016 | | Weddings


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Tantrums a normal part of toddler behavior

Q: Our 3-year-old son is very sweet, loving and generally well-behaved. Occasionally, however, he breaks into a huge tantrum, during which he becomes uncontrollable. The ...

February 07, 2016 | | Life


Fun with Family with Julie Lavender: Leap into a lovely month with family

The groundhog might have predicted an early spring, but could he have emerged earlier and warned us about all the strange weather headed our way ...

February 07, 2016 | | Life


Feb. 7 - Mrs. Wanda Jean Jackson Aldrich, age 73, died on Friday, February 5, 2016, at her residence

Mrs. Wanda Jean Jackson Aldrich

February 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


Eagles pull out win late

Ike Smith was off the mark on his first four 3-point attempts during Georgia Southern's game against Texas State Saturday night at Hanner Fieldhouse ...

February 06, 2016 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Feb. 6 - Mrs. Wanda Jean Jackson Aldrich, age 73, died on Friday, February 5, 2016, at her residence

Mrs. Wanda Jean Jackson Aldrich

February 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


Jackets get a split

BROOKLET - In the regular-season finale at Southeast Bulloch Friday night, the Yellow Jackets (14-13, 4-7 Region 1B-AAA) came out for warm ups in blue and ...

February 05, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex ...

February 05, 2016 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cruz's 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America.

February 05, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia forms as a state, Bulloch as a county

Note: The following is the conclusion of a series of columns looking at how Georgia and Bulloch County evolved from wilderness into a state and ...

February 05, 2016 | | Life




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