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Space shuttle Discovery thunders into orbit, begins most complex space station mission yet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven thundered into orbit Tuesday, setting off on the most challenging space station construction mission yet that will pave the way for the arrival of two science labs in a few months.

November 07, 2007 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Nation


Iraq tallies for October point to sharp decline in US troop deaths and civilian victims

BAGHDAD - October is on course to record the second consecutive decline in U.S. military and Iraqi civilian deaths and Americans commanders say they know why: the U.S. troop increase and an Iraqi groundswell against al-Qaida and Shiite militia extremists.

November 07, 2007 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Government may waste $100 million a year on unused anthrax vaccine

WASHINGTON - The government stands to waste $100 million a year if two federal agencies cannot agree to coordinate the use of a vaccine for the deadly anthrax virus.

November 07, 2007 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Maine school board to consider plan to limit contraceptive access at middle school

PORTLAND, Maine - A local school board will consider limiting student access to birth control pills and patches at a middle school's health center.

November 07, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


App State loss to GSU has Mountaineers reeling

In this strange college football season, the upsets aren't limited to the major college level. They've also trickled down to the pride of the lower tier, Appalachian State.

November 06, 2007 | By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer | Georgia Southern


Former Eagle puts name in record books

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Rob Bironas approaches each kick the same no matter the time of the game or the distance. He also never keeps track of how many he's booted.

November 06, 2007 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Georgia Southern


Certificate course offered for human resource employees

An upcoming certificate course offered by Georgia Southern University will review core employment knowledge needed by human resource personnel, office and division managers, and business owners.

November 05, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Falcons drop a close one in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - Call him Reggie ''The Bruiser'' Bush.

November 05, 2007 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Turnovers, Westside keep Metter winless

The Metter Tigers took to the field Friday night looking to finally notch a win on the 2007 season. They were turned away once again though as the Patriots of Westside Augusta stormed into town, crashing the Metter homecoming party and doing some damage to the scoreboard as well while cruising to a 41-6 victory.

November 04, 2007 | By MIKE ANTHONY Herald Correspondent | Sports


Teacher accused of sexual misconduct moves from state to state

MOUNT VERNON - Hector Ramirez Almenas seemed like a perfect hire for Montgomery County High School.

November 04, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Explosion levels 2 New Jersey buildings; 1 construction worker killed, 4 critically injured

IRVINGTON, N.J. - An explosion leveled a house under construction and a vacant building next door early Friday, killing one worker and injuring four others.

November 04, 2007 | By JANET FRANKSTON LORIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Texas toxic town lures industry while residents wheeze

PORT ARTHUR, Texas - There is a quiet battle for the future of this industrial town, one of America's most polluted places.

November 04, 2007 | By MONICA RHOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


For abducted mother and daughter, a long quest for justice

MIAMI - Shandelle Maycock woke up disoriented and bleeding on a bed of matted grass amid endless walls of towering sugarcane stalks.

November 04, 2007 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | Nation


SEB, Screven advance to Elite 8

The Southeast Bulloch and Screven County softball teams are on their way back to the Elite Eight of the GHSA Class AA state tournament. Both squads won their way through the South Sectional in Savannah on Saturday.

November 04, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


UC Riverside entices prospective students with cockroach petting zoo

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Thinking about the University of California, Riverside for college? Then come pet our cockroaches!

November 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


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Penske warns NASCAR team not to manipulate tires

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Roger Penske has warned his NASCAR team to stay out of any controversy regarding the possible manipulation of tires used during races.

March 28, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Braves defeat Blue Jays in split-squad series

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Jose Bautista hit a two-run double for the split-squad Toronto Blue Jays in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

March 28, 2015 | By JEFF ODOM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gators come away with top awards in meet

Bulloch Academy claimed the top trophies in both the girls' and boys' meets of the 16th annual Gator Relays Saturday at the Georgia Southern University track and field complex.

March 28, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


New Zaxby’s opens Monday

Zaxby's is opening its second location in Statesboro, the town where the brand started 25 years ago.

March 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Giving back to the Boro

Former Joseph's Home for Boys resident and current Baltimore Raven NFL player DeAngelo Tyson returned to his hometown this week to tackle an issue very close to his heart.

March 28, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




Bulloch Academy host Gator Relays

Student-athletes from 16 independent schools will converge at the Georgia Southern University track and field complex this morning for the 16th annual Gator Relays.

March 27, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Long a contender, Braves turn to rebuilding after 2014 flop

The Atlanta Braves usually start the season touted as playoff contenders.

March 27, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

March 27, 2015 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Co-pilot may have hidden illness

MONTABAUR, Germany - Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers - including a torn-up doctor's note that would have kept him off work the day authorities say he crashed Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountainside.

March 27, 2015 | By GEIR MOULSON and DAVID McHUGH Associated Press | Associated Press


With 2 session days left, Ga. lawmakers churn through bills

ATLANTA - With three days left in the year's session, Georgia lawmakers plowed through a packed calendar on Friday sending bills to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature or across the hall to the other chamber for review.

March 27, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press




Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70

By WILL GRAVES

March 26, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson has 3 hits to help Braves beat Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. - Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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