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Prime Minister Tony Blair announces he will resign

TRIMDON, England - Tony Blair said Thursday he would step down as prime minister on June 27, closing a decade of power in which he fostered peace in Northern Ireland and followed the United States to a war in Iraq that cost him much of his popularity.

In a somber farewell, Blair made way for Treasury chief Gordon Brown to take the top post. The British leader looked overcome with emotion, struggling to retain his trademark broad grin as loud cheers rang out.

May 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Astrograph 5/11

You are likely to be ready to go through a weeding-out process with a number of unproductive relationships that haven't served you well. They'll be replaced with new pals who have something beneficial to offer.

May 25, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing in response to a letter concerning a person with stomach and bowel problems. Medical testing provided no clues as to the illness, and medications only made the person ill. You suggested further testing and hypothesized that the person might be suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Is it possible that the person has celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, for which simple dietary changes might make all the difference in health without the fancy pharmaceuticals you suggested?

May 25, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 5/11

DEAR ABBY: I have been in a horrible marriage for eight years. My husband, "Greg," has a lot of problems from his childhood and has a hard time being in a relationship. I have recently learned that he was raped by a family member when he was a little boy. He seems to be in denial, and claims it didn't happen.

May 25, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break




Governors worry about depleted National Guard with equipment left in Iraq and Afghanistan

TAMPA, Fla. - With repeated deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan leaving state National Guards without nearly half of their required equipment, some governors are loudly questioning whether they will be able to handle the next hurricane, wildfire or terrorist attack at home.

May 25, 2007 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | Nation


House rejects 9-month withdrawal for troops, moves to guarantee funds only through July

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled House defeated legislation Thursday to require the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq within nine months, then pivoted to a fresh challenge of President Bush's handling of the unpopular war.

May 25, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Braves take series from Pads

ATLANTA - Kelly Johnson is sure glad he didn't take the day off.

May 25, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Despite homefield, Metter still underdog

METTER - The Metter Tigers have had a rollercoaster season. The streaky team has been fortunate, however, because the winning streaks have been a whole lot longer than the losing streaks, and they are currently riding a hot streak into the first round of the Class AA State Playoffs.

May 25, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Police Report - May 11

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.

May 25, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Wildfires, floods, tropical weather make life miserable from coast to coast

NEW YORK - Nature's fury made life miserable Wednesday from one end of the nation to the other, with people forced out of their homes by wildfires near both coasts and the Canadian border and by major flooding in the Midwest.

May 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Lightsey-Harper

Nelson and Diane Lightsey of Statesboro announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shera Elizabeth Lightsey of Statesboro, to Michael Christopher Harper of Statesboro, son of Mike Harper of Buford, Ga., and Lee Schoch of Summerville, S.C.

May 25, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Sheffield-Boss

Mr. and Mrs. Buck Sheffield of Statesboro announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica D'Laine Sheffield, to David Allen Boss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Boss of Swainsboro.

May 25, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Bridge 5/11

The Marquise du Defend, Marie De Vichy-Chaconne, in a 1763 letter to her husband, wrote, "It is only the first step that is difficult."

May 25, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Party to honor Huff's 50th anniversary

May 25, 2007 | | Anniversaries


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Braves' win streak ends with 3-1 loss to Arizona

ATLANTA - Alex Wood's plan was to make sure he didn't let Paul Goldschmidt beat the Braves.

July 06, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk Common Core

Editor's note: This is the third of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue.

July 06, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Djokovic beats Federer in Wimbledon final

LONDON - Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by outlasting the Swiss player in five sets Sunday.

July 06, 2014 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports




Braves rack up 9th consecutive victory

ATLANTA - Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons wasted no time recovering from a rare two-error inning.

July 05, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Perdue, Kingston talk taxes

Editor's note: This is the second of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue. Part three will run in Tuesday's print edition of the Statesboro Herald.

July 05, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Should teachers be armed?

School superintendents in Bulloch and Evans counties say they prefer to rely on law enforcement response instead of arming teachers or other school employees. But now that state law allows it, school officials in Effingham County might take a look.

July 05, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Rising tide of debt, tough job market hurting college grads

The cost to attend college has risen sharply over the years. Not surprisingly, so has the number of college graduates with large amounts of debt.

July 05, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON and JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Interns | Local


Netherlands and Argentina move on to semis

BRASILIA, Brazil - This time for Argentina, it was less about Lionel Messi and more about the men behind him.

July 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tour de France off and pedaling

HARROGATE, England - Mark Cavendish went down in a late crash. Marcel Kittel's hands went up in victory. And British royals who turned out for the Tour de France debut in England witnessed new signs of a changing of the guard among two of the world's top sprinters.

July 05, 2014 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


Hurley retains lead at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Billy Hurley III doesn't plan to lose much rest sitting on a third-round lead for the first time on the PGA Tour.

July 05, 2014 | By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kvitova overpowers Bouchard to win 2nd Wimbledon

LONDON - Petra Kvitova overwhelmed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in less than an hour Saturday to win Wimbledon for the second time in the most lop-sided final in more than two decades.

July 05, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports




6 arrested in 2 Bulloch County drug investigations

A total of six people - including one found hiding in a suitcase inside a closet - were arrested Friday in two separate investigations into drug sale or possession, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Blue Devils to be featured at Erk Russell Classic

With Friday night's Fourth of July celebrations fresh in the minds of local residents, it's hard to believe that in just 50 days the midair explosions of fireworks will be replaced with the pad-crunching hard hits of Statesboro High football.

July 04, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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