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Bush exempts Navy from environmental law to continue military exercises off California coast

WASHINGTON - President Bush exempted the Navy from an environmental law so it can continue using sonar in its anti-submarine warfare training off the California coast - a practice critics say is harmful to whales and other marine mammals.

January 31, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


As Suharto hovers near death, Indonesians ask whether it’s time to forgive

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Ten years ago, Amien Rais led thousands of demonstrators chanting ''Hang Suharto!'' to the halls of parliament, where they demanded the resignation of a man widely regarded as one of the most brutal and corrupt leaders of the 20th century.

January 31, 2008 | By ROBIN McDOWELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: Many kids spend year or more with teacher subs, hurting learning

WASHINGTON - A year is a long time in a child's education, the time it can take to learn cursive writing or beginning algebra. It's also how much time kids can spend with substitute teachers from kindergarten through high school - time that's all but lost for learning.

January 31, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | National


Congress’ food fight threatens emergency aid for millions in need around the world

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is fighting congressional efforts to slash the amount of emergency food aid the United States provides around the world, saying the cuts could hurt up to 8 million people in dire need.

January 31, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Perdue pushes tax cuts for property and car owners

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue proposed a $21.4 billion budget plan Wednesday that would trim taxes for Georgians who own cars or property, place more state troopers on the highways and devote money to bolstering the drought-stricken state's water supply.

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


Transportation panel urges gas tax increase of up to 40 cents per gallon to fix roadways

WASHINGTON - Federal gasoline taxes should be increased up to 40 cents per gallon over five years, a divided special commission urged Tuesday in calling for drastic changes to fix aging bridges and roads and reduce traffic deaths.

January 30, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Michigan voters cast ballots in tight GOP presidential primary race

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - John McCain sought to keep his momentum going strong. Mitt Romney looked to keep his candidacy afloat. And Mike Huckabee simply wanted to keep defying expectations.

January 30, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON and LIZ SIDOTI | Campaign 2008


GAO says figures in administration’s September ’benchmark’ report were unreliable

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration, in its last so-called Iraq ''benchmark'' report, used questionable financial data to assert that the Baghdad government was making progress in managing its budget, a new study says.

January 30, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Police Report - December 16

(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.)

January 30, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Explosion in Beirut targets US Embassy vehicle; at least 3 Lebanese killed

BEIRUT, Lebanon - An explosion targeted a U.S. Embassy vehicle Tuesday in northern Beirut, killing at least three Lebanese and injuring an American bystander and a local embassy employee, U.S. and Lebanese officials said.

January 30, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Justices rule against investors in important securities fraud case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against investors who sue businesses for scheming to manipulate stock prices of publicly traded companies.

January 30, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Genital mutilations reported being used as ’weapon of war’ in Kenya’s postelection violence

NAIROBI, Kenya - For two terrifying hours, the woman crouched inside her shop, watching as a gang attacked five men in the street, pulled down their trousers and sliced their genitals with rusty machetes.

January 30, 2008 | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


British Airways unveils its new terminal at Heathrow

LONDON - British Airways showed off its new terminal at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, a light-flooded, gleaming white modern facility with some of the latest technology, a first-class lounge with a cinema and a five-story-high wall of windows offering a view of Windsor Castle.

January 30, 2008 | By THOMAS WAGNER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suspected Muslim rebels bomb Thai market, wounding 39 after deadly ambush of soldiers

YALA, Thailand - Suspected Islamic militants bombed a busy market in southern Thailand on Tuesday, wounding more than three dozen civilians a day after a rebel ambush killed eight soldiers.

January 30, 2008 | By SUMETH PANPETCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Taliban warns of restaurant attacks in Kabul; Afghans arrest 4 in hotel bombing

KABUL, Afghanistan - A Taliban spokesman warned Tuesday that militants would increase attacks against restaurants in Kabul frequented by Westerners, a day after eight people died in a brazen assault on a luxury hotel in the Afghan capital.

January 30, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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UGA, ULM breaking in new QBs

ATHENS - Louisiana Monroe's veteran players shouldn't be awed by looking up at 92,000 fans at No. 9 Georgia's Sanford Stadium on ...

September 05, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Braves fall to Nats in extras, losing streak now 10

WASHINGTON - Michael Taylor had a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a 5-2 win over ...

September 05, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gators roll to win

Bulloch Academy exploded for 28 unanswered points in the third quarter for a 61-24 win over Robert Toombs Christian Academy at Gator Alley Friday night.

September 05, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360




SEB drops 37-13 game to Mustangs

BROOKLET - Leading up to Friday night's game, Southeast Bulloch Head Coach Pat Collins stressed consistency in practice as the Yellow Jackets prepared to face ...

September 04, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


US jobless rate falls to 7-year low

WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.1 percent last month, but hiring slowed - a mixed bag of news that offers ...

September 04, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writers | Associated Press


Kibler-Colson

Mr. and Mrs. Keith David Kibler of Statesboro are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Nicole, to Jeremy Randall Colson of ...

September 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Hammock-Hodges

Mr. and Mrs. William Alvin Hammock of Statesboro are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Stacey Rayne Hammock, to Brian Lee Hodges ...

September 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Parrondo Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Roland T. Parrondo of Statesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 15. The couple was married on Aug. 15, 1965, at ...

September 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Aziz-Young

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Aziz of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth "Betsy" Aziz of Atlanta, to Matthew Ryan Young, son of ...

September 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings




Ryan Zimmerman stays hot as Nationals rout Braves 15-1

WASHINGTON - Ryan Zimmerman continued his torrid stretch with three hits and four RBIs, Jordan Zimmermann pitched six solid innings and the Washington Nationals opened a ...

September 03, 2015 | By HARVEY VALENTINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chubb set to embrace 'big role' in No. 9 Georgia's offense

ATHENS, Ga.- One year ago, Nick Chubb didn't know if he'd get a carry in Georgia's opening game.

September 03, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Judge sides with Brady on 'Deflategate'

NEW YORK - Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league's four-game suspension of the ...

September 03, 2015 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press | Sports


Gators renew rivalry with Robert Toombs

Pads will be popping and bodies will be flying along Westside Road tonight when Bulloch Academy hosts long-time rival Robert Toombs Christian Academy.

September 03, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


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