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Ga. Board of Education approves social studies curriculum

ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Education approved changes Thursday to Georgia's social studies curriculum in hopes of preventing a repeat of last spring when droves of students failed state-mandated tests.

August 29, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Fire at apartment complex routs hundreds in Pa.

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - Firefighters doused hot spots Thursday after a towering fire ripped through a luxury apartment complex built on the once blighted riverfront and left 375 people without homes.

August 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Search of gunman’s house finds weapons and a will

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The man who fatally shot the chairman of the state Democratic Party after he lost his job had a Post-it note at home with the victim's last name and phone number along with 14 guns, antidepressants and a last will and testament, according to court documents.

August 29, 2008 | By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press Writer | National


3 passengers back Osteen, say they saw no assault

HOUSTON - Three airline passengers testified Wednesday they never saw or heard any indication that the wife of megachurch evangelist Joel Osteen assaulted a flight attendant in 2005.

August 28, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


Chinese defend Olympic ceremony lip-synch

BEIJING - Chinese officials defended their decision to pass off the voice of a 7-year-old songbird as that of another girl at the Olympic opening ceremony, calling it a simple casting choice. Critics said it was a step too far in China's obsession with the perfect Olympic Games.

August 28, 2008 | By ROHAN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bombs target city official, civilians in Iraq

BAGHDAD - A series of car bombs targeted a senior city official and civilians Wednesday in northern Iraq, killing at least four people, officials said, the latest in a spate of attacks the U.S. military said was a show of force by an enemy on the run.

August 28, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


World’s tallest woman dies in Indiana at age 53

INDIANAPOLIS - A woman who grew to be 7 feet, 7 inches tall and was recognized as the world's tallest female died early Wednesday, a friend said. She was 53.

August 28, 2008 | By DEANNA MARTIN Associated Press Writer | National


Police: Ga. man held family captive in squalor

LAVONIA, Ga. - When police finally searched the squat white mobile home where they say a man held his family captive for three years, the place was so filthy and bug-infested that one officer had to wear a gas mask and another refused to continue.

August 28, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Ex-inmates accuse former sheriff of demanding sex

ARAPAHO, Okla. - Former female inmates of the Custer County jail testified Wednesday that ex-Sheriff Mike Burgess demanded sex from them in exchange for his help in getting them into a drug court rehabilitation program.

August 28, 2008 | By TIM TALLEY Associated Press Writer | National


Wildlife officials seek to raise Wash. hunting age

SEATTLE - When Pamela Almli set out for a hike on a popular trail north of Seattle, she may not have been aware that bear hunting season had begun the day before.

August 28, 2008 | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press Writer | National


Venomous lionfish prowls fragile Caribbean waters

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A maroon-striped marauder with venomous spikes is rapidly multiplying in the Caribbean's warm waters, swallowing native species, stinging divers and generally wreaking havoc on an ecologically delicate region.

August 28, 2008 | By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astrograph 8/14

Although your financial prospects look particularly good in the year ahead, a new ripple could affect your holdings. You may have to guard against becoming too extravagant or wasteful, which could dilute your earnings. Watch your spending habits.

August 28, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/14

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 24-year-old woman who has suffered from recurring impetigo my entire life. As for my medical history, I am 5 feet 9 inches tall and weigh 138 pounds. Twice a year, without fail, I get this horrible sore on my lower lip that spreads to part of my chin. I can always get it to go away in about two weeks. Meanwhile, it is very unsightly and painful. I cannot disguise it with makeup because it spreads if touched.

August 28, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 8/14

DEAR ABBY: I wrote you about a year ago regarding my difficulty in finding a single, educated, relationship-minded man. You advised me to lower my high standards and date outside my preconceived notions of who Mr. Right was - someone younger or without a college degree.

August 28, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - August 14

(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 28, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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Plankenhorn sees biggest turnout yet

Superstition would have you believe the number 13 is unlucky. Nonetheless, the 13th Annual Derrick Plankenhorn Invitational held at Southeast Bulloch Wednesday afternoon was full ...

March 30, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


One last dance

From the outside looking in, Statesboro's Alex Wagner and Southeast Bulloch's L.A. Anderson appear to have nothing in common.

March 30, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


NCAA title on cable for 1st time; ratings depend on matchups

NEW YORK - The NCAA Tournament's semifinals moved to cable for the first time in 2014, and viewership was down 11 percent from the season ...

March 30, 2016 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rain or shine, First Friday offers plenty of fun

Despite the strong threat of rain Friday afternoon, downtown Statesboro's monthly First Friday celebration has plenty of indoor activities scheduled just in case. And ...

March 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Two different calculations on LGBT rights

ATLANTA - Two Republican governors. Two proposals at the heart of LGBT rights. One rejection. One new law.

March 30, 2016 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Feed the Boro Golf Scramble is April 14

Feed the Boro is an annual tradition in Statesboro that has helped serve a hot Thanksgiving meal to thousands since it started more than 20 ...

March 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Spring and Easter… the perfect time for Lori Grice portraits

The welcoming of warmer weather and flowers blooming signals the beginning of spring and the upcoming Easter holiday. Easter brings families together to celebrate the ...

March 08, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Victoria Family Practice Medical Clinic

Since entering the Statesboro healthcare market in 2009, Dr. Daniel Okungbowa has embraced the community with a passion of ensuring that every citizen has access ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


The Lodge at Bethany scheduled to open to the community

Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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