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Calif. congressmen ask Bush to review denied medal

SAN DIEGO - A California congressional delegation asked President Bush on Friday to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to a Marine who was chosen to receive only the second-highest medal the Navy can bestow for valor.

October 04, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


Galveston lays out plan for residents’ return

GALVESTON, Texas - Authorities laid out a plan Friday - a week after Hurricane Ike began lashing the Texas coast with 110-mph winds and relentless storm surge - to let about 45,000 anxious evacuees back onto Galveston Island for good.

October 04, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Ask AP: Candidate languages, emergency personnel

If you live anywhere that's susceptible to tropical weather - even if you just follow the news during hurricane season - you've heard the plea from mayors and governors: Once the storm arrives, stay indoors and off the roads, so you can be safe and emergency personnel can do their jobs.

October 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Ike helps uncover mystery vessel on Ala. coast

FORT MORGAN, Ala. - When the waves from Hurricane Ike receded, they left behind a mystery - a ragged shipwreck that archeologists say could be a two-masted Civil War schooner that ran aground in 1862 or another ship from some 70 years later.

October 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


O.J. jury taken on unannounced trip to Vegas hotel

LAS VEGAS - Testimony resumed Friday in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery and kidnapping trial after jurors made an unannounced field trip to the scene of the alleged crime at a casino hotel.

October 04, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Nashes celebrate 50th

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Nash of Brooklet recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary at their home. The couple was married on September 20, 1958, at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah. Mrs. Nash is the former Peggie Dickerson of Brooklet, daughter of the late Lawrence and Velma Dickerson of Brooklet. Jerry is the son of the late Elizabeth and Theron Nash of Springfield, Mo., and is retired from UPS. The couple has three daughters, Sandy VanDeusen of Monroe, Ga., and Connie Glick and Julie Stokes, both of Brooklet; and five grandchildren, Candice McAlum, Alison VanDeusen, Trevor Alderman, Jud ...

October 04, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Anniversaries


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

The name Brannen is the anglicized version of six different Irish septs (similar to Scottish clans). Four were "O Braonain," one was "O Branain," and one "Mac Branain." The O'Braonains ruled northeastern County Kilkenny, while Mac Branains ruled eastern County Roscommon. While some families spell their name Brynan, Brynnan, Brenan, Brannan, and Brannion, most used Brannen.

October 04, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Diane Miller - Teaching children to deal with anger

Like adults, young children experience angry feelings. Anger is a common emission in childhood - the tough part is learning how to handle anger without hurting others. Many adults have learned to ignore anger, or to express these feelings by hitting or yelling at someone. As a result, adults often deal with a child's anger by demanding that he or she stop being angry. They might send a child to his or her room until the child can behave better or hit the child to drive the message home. The problem is that these strategies do not teach children appropriate ...

October 04, 2008 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Area Births 9/21

Roxy Shayne

October 04, 2008 | | Births


Hofstadter-Duke

Kristi Leigh Hofstadter became the bride of David Skye Duke during a ceremony held on August 16, 2008, at 6:30 p.m. at the fountain in Forsyth Park in Savannah. The Rev. Steven Schulte officiated.

October 04, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Childs-Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Childs of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Hope Childs, to Daniel Albert Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joey Smith of Sharpsburg, Ga.

October 04, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Redmond-DeLoach

Plans for the wedding of Jessica Redmond and Mathew DeLoach have been finalized.

October 04, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Failles celebrate 75 years

Harold and Elizabeth "Betty" Faille will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on September 24, 2008. They were married in 1933 in Kingston, N.Y. They have lived in many places, including South America, becoming residents of Statesboro in 2005. They currently reside at Willow Pond Assisted Living. Their family, Richard (wife, Jean) of Blairsville, Ga., Grace of Statesboro and Harold Jr. (wife, Kathryn) of Auburntown, Tenn., joins in congratulating them on many years together. They have been blessed with five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

October 04, 2008 | | Anniversaries


Detroit’s new mayor sworn in, says ‘time for hope’

DETROIT - Ken Cockrel Jr. was sworn in as mayor Friday, vaulted into office by a sex scandal that destroyed the reign of Kwame Kilpatrick and threw the nation's 11th-largest city into chaos for months.

October 04, 2008 | By ED WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


Fla. men guilty in homeless man beating death

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A jury found two South Florida men guilty on Friday of fatally beating a homeless man with a baseball bat and viciously attacking two others.

October 04, 2008 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | National


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HIV growing fastest in South

The numbers tell an alarming story: how the South is the U.S. epicenter of the HIV epidemic.

December 14, 2017 | BY ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local




Goodell, Jerry Jones moving on with new contract in place

IRVING, Texas - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell twice turned to Jerry Jones when asked about his relationship with the powerful Dallas Cowboys owner who tried to ...

December 13, 2017 | By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


UGA sees third player arrested in last two weeks

ATHENS, Ga. - A Georgia freshman is facing a felony forgery charge over allegations of passing a counterfeit $100 bill last summer, the third player to ...

December 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | UGA


Bob DeBesse named new offensive coordinator

December 13, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Falcons' Beasley still searching for more sacks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Vic Beasley says he feels fine, that he's fully healthy and ready to ignite the Atlanta Falcons' pass rush.

December 13, 2017 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Former Atlanta Falcons, Texas great Tommy Nobis dies at 74

ATLANTA - Tommy Nobis, the first player drafted by the expansion Atlanta Falcons and a hard-hitting middle linebacker who was never fully recognized for his talents ...

December 13, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


PeachCare funds could dry up in weeks without a new deal in D.C.

Georgia could run out of federal funding for its PeachCare for Kids program as early as next month, state officials say.

December 13, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


‘Gift of Dentistry’ offers free help on Friday

One of the greatest needs in our community is low-cost dental options.

December 13, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local




Raiders sweep past Portal

PORTAL - Good news and bad for the Portal boys on Tuesday. The good - they outscored Savannah Christian 28-23 in the second half. The bad - Savannah ...

December 12, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Eagles all over George Mason

FAIRFAX, Va. - Quan Jackson scored a career-high 16 points, including 12 in the second half, and Georgia Southern held George Mason to 29 percent shooting ...

December 12, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


NFL Network suspends analysts over sexual misconduct suit

NEW YORK - Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts were suspended after a woman who worked as a wardrobe stylist ...

December 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Regents vote ‘New Georgia Southern’ into effect

Meeting by phone call Tuesday afternoon, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia voted final approval for the consolidation of Georgia Southern ...

December 12, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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