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Marines ordered to stay longer in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has ordered roughly 1,250 Marines serving as trainers for the Afghan security forces to stay on the warfront almost a month longer to continue a mission that military leaders say is a top priority, according to a senior military official.

August 20, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Violent storms cause damage in Ill. and Ind.

CHICAGO - Severe thunderstorms plowed across the Midwest during the night, ripping roofs from buildings, chasing people to shelter and blacking out thousands of homes and businesses.

August 20, 2008 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press Writer | National


Missouri sees second tiger attack in as many days

ST. LOUIS - Three tigers attacked a worker at an exotic animal park in southwestern Missouri on Monday - the state's second tiger attack in as many days.

August 20, 2008 | By BETSY TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 8/5

English naturalist John Ray, who died in 1705, said, "Let him make use of instinct who cannot make use of reason."

August 20, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/5

Don't judge the year ahead by negative occurrences of the past, especially where your social life is concerned. There is a strong possibility that several casual acquaintances you make will grow into enviable friendships.

August 20, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


No change expected in Fed interest rates

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, caught between mounting job losses and rising inflation, is likely to sit tight and hope that the interest rate cuts it has already provided will be enough to heal a sick economy.

August 20, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Couples marrying Friday to clinch luck of triple 8s

It may not be as big as 7-7-7, but thousands of couples are heading down the aisle Friday, hoping the date Aug. 8, 2008, brings them luck and an easy to remember anniversary date.

August 20, 2008 | By MEGAN K. SCOTT Associated Press Writer | National


Canada bus beheading suspect says ’please kill me’

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Manitoba - A man accused of beheading and cannibalizing another passenger on a Greyhound bus in Canada pleaded Tuesday in court for someone to ''please kill me,'' and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

August 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Sports signups begin at the Rec Department; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, August 5, 2008

August 20, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


John David Miles sentenced to prison time, fines for possession of firearms

A Statesboro man convicted by federal court of possession of firearms by a convicted felon will face prison time as well as fines and other punitive measures.

August 20, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Wall Street extends rally after Fed decision

NEW YORK - An already soaring Wall Street extended its advance Tuesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and assuaged some of the market's fears about the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average shot up more than 330 points, and all the major indexes had gains approaching 3 percent.

August 20, 2008 | By JOE BEL BRUNO AP Business Writer | National


Police Report - August 6

(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.)

August 20, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Iran offers response to nuclear incentives package

BRUSSELS - Iran responded to incentives aimed at defusing a dispute over the country's nuclear program on Tuesday, the State Department and an EU diplomat said, adding that the response will now be studied by the six nations that devised the package.

August 20, 2008 | By JAN SLIVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jurors back to deliberate in 1st Gitmo trial

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A Pentagon jury was weighing a verdict for a former driver and alleged bodyguard for Osama bin Laden on Tuesday as the U.S. neared completion of its first war crimes trial since World War II.

August 20, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russians pay tribute to Solzhenitsyn

MOSCOW - For the thousands of Russians who ventured out in a pelting rain to pay tribute to Alexander Solzhenitsyn, his death marked the end of a brave and defiant generation.

August 20, 2008 | By PAUL SONNE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Summers out at Georgia Southern

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein announced Sunday that head football coach Tyson Summers has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately.

October 22, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Child rearing has gone 'off the rails'

I am sometimes asked if I think the "parenting pendulum" is swinging back, however slowly, toward where it was 60-plus years ago or at least ...

October 22, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Iced Pumpkin Cookies tantalize the senses

Isn't it funny how powerful our senses can be? My family takes a trip to the Tennessee mountains every fall and you can't ...

October 22, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch towns rise, fall throughout county's history

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 22, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: On the move

For most people, the post-retirement stage of life now lasts for decades. Even those who "hang it up" in their 70s may live another 10-20 ...

October 22, 2017 | | Life


Kiwanis fair brings thrills, chills and skills to the Boro

The 56th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair brought popular favorites, some new attractions and a new safety program for kids to the fairgrounds on Highway 67.

October 22, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Experts: Opioid crisis is hitting Georgia especially hard

ATHENS - The nation's deepening opioid epidemic is hitting Georgia harder than most states, experts say.

October 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local




Gators get to Pinewood for rivalry victory

Earlier in the week Bulloch Academy head coach Terence Hennessy said "We've told our kids you are playing 48 minutes in order to get ...

October 20, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Yellow Jackets on four-game winning streak

GARDEN CITY - With the regular season winding down Southeast Bulloch is peaking at the right time.

October 20, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Gamecocks go wild

It was homecoming at Kelly Memorial Stadium as the Screven County Gamecocks stayed undefeated and recorded a fifth consecutive shutout against the Josey Eagles (1-7 ...

October 20, 2017 | By McCLAIN BAXLEY Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Johnson, Kenseth on bubble as Kansas elimination race looms

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Jimmie Johnson took time this week to drive the car pool for Hendrick Motorsports whiz kids Alex Bowman and William Byron, while ...

October 20, 2017 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


These aren't your 1988 Dodgers, not even close

These aren't your 1988 Dodgers, not even close.

October 20, 2017 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


No. 2 Penn State faces No. 19 Michigan with high stakes

This team is back. That team is back. The practice of proclaiming that a struggling traditional college football power has returned to elite status after ...

October 20, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Something has got to give

There are five winless teams remaining in FBS football. That number is guaranteed to drop by one this weekend.

October 20, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


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