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US Marines start deploying in southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Some of the 3,200 U.S. Marines slated for a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan's volatile south have begun arriving at the region's largest base following a call from Canada for more troops there.

April 02, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fed aggressively cuts funds rate by three-fourths of a percentage point

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Tuesday slashed a key interest rate by three-fourths of a percentage point, moving aggressively to contain a credit crisis threatening to push the country into a severe recession.

April 02, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


AP president: Public, media should press presidential candidates on open government

WASHINGTON - At a time of continued government secrecy, the news media should press the presidential candidates on whether their administration would enforce ''the spirit as well as the letter of the law'' protecting the public's right to know, Associated Press President and CEO Tom Curley said Tuesday.

April 02, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Supreme Court rules in favor of Washington state primary

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has upheld the state of Washington's open primary election system.

April 02, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Diamond Eagles maim Mercer

MACON - Georgia Southern scored early and often against Mercer, jumping out to a nine-run lead then defeating the Bears 17-3 Tuesday night. That game for the Eagles (11-8 overall) was the 10th in a 10-day span.

April 02, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Local Roundup: Statesboro girls win meet at SEB

BROOKLET - The Statesboro girl's track and field team took home first place honors Tuesday in a four-team meet at Southeast Bulloch.

April 02, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Police Report - March 18

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.

April 02, 2008 | | Crime Report


Stocks jump after Lehman, Goldman beat estimates; market expects big Fed rate cut

NEW YORK - Wall Street barreled higher Tuesday in the final minutes before a widely expected rate cut by the Federal Reserve, with investors also optimistic about better-than-expected results from Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 300 points.

April 02, 2008 | By MADLEN READ AP Business Writer | National


Delta to offer voluntary severance payouts to 30,000 employees; further cut US capacity

ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines, faced with a weak economy, dimmer hopes of a combination with Northwest Airlines and record fuel prices that are eating up profits, said Tuesday it will offer voluntary severance payouts to roughly 30,000 employees - more than half its work force - and cut U.S. capacity by an extra 5 percent.

April 02, 2008 | By HARRY R. WEBER AP Business Writer | National


With Dextre fully assembled, astronauts prepare to attach robot to space station

HOUSTON - Now that the space station's new robot is fully assembled, astronauts prepared to attach the giant machine directly to the orbiting outpost for the first time on Tuesday.

April 02, 2008 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Police in Boulder, Colo., shoot and kill man in hospital who claimed to have detonator

BOULDER, Colo. - A man in a wheelchair at a hospital who claimed his oxygen tank had a detonator was fatally shot by police after a four-hour standoff Monday.

April 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


NYC man convicted of manslaughter in the death of his 7-year-old stepdaughter

NEW YORK - A jury convicted a man of manslaughter Tuesday in the death of his 7-year-old stepdaughter after a trial that detailed years of horrific abuse and cast a spotlight on the city's troubled child welfare agency.

April 02, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - March 19

(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.)

April 02, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Detroit City Council OKs ’no-confidence’ resolution asking embattled mayor to step down

DETROIT - The Detroit City Council on Tuesday called for the resignation of Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who is being investigated over an alleged affair he swore under oath he did not have. He quickly rejected the request.

April 02, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


NY governor admits affairs with several women; says no laws broken

ALBANY, N.Y. - The state's new governor revealed Tuesday that he had affairs with several women, including a state employee. The confession came day after he took over from former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who was driven from office amid a prostitution scandal.

April 02, 2008 | By MICHAEL GORMLEY Associated Press Writer | National


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More heartbreak

BAXLEY - Tupac Lanier racked up a season high 82 yards rushing but it still wasn't enough for Statesboro to knock off Appling County Friday ...

September 24, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Gators run over Robert Toombs

LYONS - The Bulloch Academy Gators brought a smash mouth attitude into Friday night's contest against the Crusaders of Robert Toombs Christian Academy and came ...

September 24, 2016 | By RICHARD STUBBS Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Sept. 24 - Mrs. Elizabeth Montez Royal Brannen, age 70, died Thursday, September 22, 2016, at Memori

Mrs. Elizabeth Montez Royal Brannen

September 23, 2016 | | Obituaries


Video shows deadly encounter between police, black man

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed ...

September 23, 2016 | By MEG KINNARD and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press


In reversal, Cruz to vote for Trump

WASHINGTON - Ted Cruz announced Friday he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face that may help unite a deeply divided Republican Party months after ...

September 23, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Associated Press


Ministry uses ‘extreme sports’ angle as message

Zero Gravity Outreach, a local non-profit ministry, will hold their grand-opening community outreach event on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Complete Car Care Service parking ...

September 23, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ministry takes an ‘extreme sports’ angle

Zero Gravity Outreach, a local non-profit ministry, will hold their grand-opening community outreach event on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Complete Car Care Service parking ...

September 23, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




Tigers trample Tech

ATLANTA - Deshaun Watson and No. 5 Clemson finally turned in the performance everyone was expecting, totally dominating Georgia Tech in the first half on the ...

September 22, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dustin Johnson keeps right on rolling at East Lake

ATLANTA - Dustin Johnson was in trouble from the start Thursday, just not for very long. The game feels easy for the U.S. Open champion ...

September 22, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Lady Panthers roll to blowout victory

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers opened up a can on Claxton Thursday evening with a 14-2 victory in less than four innings to remain undefeated in ...

September 22, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Southeast Bulloch faces region showdown at Jenkins

One of the most highly anticipated matchups of the Region 3-AAA schedule takes place tonight as Southeast Bulloch travels to face Jenkins in a game ...

September 22, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Portal off to Wheeler County

PORTAL - After a week of rest, the Portal Panthers are hoping that a fresh start will help to start building towards what they want to ...

September 22, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SHS looks for first win

After losing its third fourth-quarter lead last week against Effingham County, Statesboro High is still looking for answers with a road trip to Appling County ...

September 22, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


BA battles Crusaders

The Bulloch Academy Gators (2-1-1) travel to Lyons tonight to take on the Crusaders of Robert Toombs Christian Academy (3-1). If the Crusaders are looking ...

September 22, 2016 | By RICHARD STUBBS Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


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