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Massacre at Virginia Tech voted top news story of 2007

NEW YORK - The massacre of 32 people at Virginia Tech by a mentally disturbed student gunman was chosen the top story of 2007 by U.S. editors and news directors in The Associated Press' annual vote.

January 04, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | National


Police Report - December 21

(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 04, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Queen Elizabeth II reaches milestone as oldest British monarch

LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II became Britain's oldest-ever monarch Thursday, reaching a new milestone in a job she has held for more than a half century - one that comes with luxurious accommodation, long hours and little chance of retirement.

January 04, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Holloway suspect referred to her death in Internet chat, Aruba prosecutor says

ORANJESTAD, Aruba - One of three top suspects in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway wrote during an Internet chat session that the teenager was dead, Aruba's chief prosecutor said Thursday.

January 04, 2008 | By MARGARET WEVER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide bombing northeast of Iraqi capital kills 14, including 1 US soldier

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a city council meeting in a town northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, killing 14 civilians during a four-day Islamic holiday, a morgue official said. The U.S. military said one soldier was killed and 10 were wounded.

January 04, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Man who was lost in Calif. mountains for 3 days with 3 kids says he overcame fear with faith

PARADISE, Calif. - A man who was lost in the mountains along with his three children for three days during a snowstorm said he was terrified they wouldn't make it out alive, but he remained strong for his children and relied on his faith.

January 04, 2008 | By JULIET WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Study in Romania finds foster care better for kids’ brains than orphanages

WASHINGTON - Toddlers rescued from orphanages and placed in good foster homes score dramatically higher on IQ tests years later than children who were left behind, concludes a one-of-a-kind project in Romania that has profound implications for child welfare around the globe.

January 04, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


Review: Vudu does movie magic, but is hamstrung by Hollywood

NEW YORK - For a few years, technology companies have been racing to find a way to get movies from the Internet to the living-room TV in a way that will get consumers excited.

January 04, 2008 | By PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writer | National


Inmate claims suspect in 4 killings aboard charter fishing boat admitted his role in deaths

MIAMI - A jail inmate told investigators that a suspect in the killings of four people aboard a charter fishing boat admitted his role in their shooting deaths, but insisted he did not pull the trigger, according to court documents.

January 04, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Inmate who spent 2 decades behind bars in Ohio hospitalized just before hearing to free him

TOLEDO, Ohio - A man who spent 20 years on death row before his sentence was overturned was hospitalized Thursday, just hours before he planned to enter a plea that would have freed him.

January 04, 2008 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


California citrus growers sue Florida, saying quarantine of imported fruit discriminatory

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - For decades, a common fungus found on citrus in California was so insignificant that farmers say they nearly forgot about it.

January 04, 2008 | By AARON C. DAVIS Associated Press Writer | National


Florida officials went to extraordinary lengths in custody fight over Cuban girl

MIAMI - Top Florida officials say they treated the politically charged custody fight over a young Cuban girl like any other case, but documents obtained by The Associated Press show they took extraordinary steps to stop the youngster's father from taking her back to the communist island.

January 04, 2008 | By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ Associated Press Writer | National


After the bombing, Bhutto faces challenge to attract crowds on the campaign trail

MIRPURKHAS, Pakistan - Bringing her election campaign to her home province, Benazir Bhutto vowed that neither bullets nor bombs could keep her away from the Pakistani people.

January 04, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Former Guantanamo detainee reunited with family in Britain

LONDON - A British resident released from the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay was reunited with his family Thursday for the first time in five years after a judge rejected a Spanish request to jail him on suspicion of belonging to an al-Qaida cell.

January 04, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Officials have enough evidence to bring corruption charges against Zuma: SAfrican prosecutor

POLOKWANE, South Africa - South Africa's top prosecutor said Thursday he had enough evidence to bring corruption charges against Jacob Zuma, the man standing in line to be the country's next president. Zuma responded: ''If I have a case to answer, then take me to court.''

January 04, 2008 | By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Statesboro’s First Friday to feature grits and all else that’s green

First Friday will feature green foods, green drinks and green treats.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro Farmers Market’s volunteer leader receives rare DAR award

Debra Chester was recently recognized by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution for her extensive volunteer work with the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern hosts Sexual Assault and Spring Break Awareness Week

Georgia Southern University's Sexual Assault Response Team is hosting Sexual Assault & Spring Break Awareness Week on campus this week through Thursday. The week aims to unify individuals against sexual violence with two major events scheduled throughout the week as part of the campaign.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Concerns over drug prompt delay of Georgia woman's execution

JACKSON, Ga. - Citing concerns about the drug to be used in a lethal injection, corrections officials in Georgia postponed the execution of the state's only female death row inmate for the second time in a week.

March 03, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press




Peterson just 1 of the players left in limbo by ruling

BOSTON - There is a defensive end heading for free agency who had 15 sacks in his last full season. The kind of player a team can build a pass rush around, if he were spending more time on the football field and less in the courts fighting domestic abuse charges.

March 02, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Franchise tag' time for NFL

NFL games have begun for 2015.

March 02, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Follow-up to Daytona falls flat

NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft of a race car and a parked SUV rolling into Denny Hamlin's motorhome.

March 02, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Harrington wins in playoff

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Whether he was piling up majors or playing so poorly that he lost his PGA Tour card, Padraig Harrington never wavered from one goal in golf. Just get him anywhere near the lead with nine holes to play, and he would happily take his chances.

March 02, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


5 Statesboro attorneys selected as 'Super Lawyers'

Four Statesboro attorneys recently were selected to the prestigious 2015 Georgia Super Lawyer list and one to the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Georgia.

March 02, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New Zaxby's to be largest in restaurant's chain

Probably the most anticipated restaurant construction in town is the new Zaxby's at the corner of Chandler Road and Georgia Avenue adjacent to the Georgia Southern campus.

March 02, 2015 | | Business


Mother of Georgia man killed by police denies he was armed

SAVANNAH - The mother of a handcuffed man killed by police said Monday she doesn't believe investigators' findings that her son was armed with a gun, and she suspects a cover-up to protect the officer who shot him five times.

March 02, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


New medical marijuana bill in Senate stricter than House's

ATLANTA - A senator said Monday that he has filed a new bill to legalize medicinal marijuana in Georgia that would avoid legal problems that could arise under the House version, which passed overwhelmingly last week.

March 02, 2015 | By BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Statesboro Herald still seeks nominations for Deen Day Smith Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

March 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Portal-area man dies in head-on collision

A Portal-area man was killed Saturday morning in a two-car accident on Georgia Highway 119.

March 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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