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Study finds driving under the influence trends North

WASHINGTON - The upper Midwest has the worst drunken driving rates in the country, according to a government report that says 15 percent of adult drivers nationally report driving under the influence of alcohol in the previous year.

May 08, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


House challenges administration on Medicaid rules

WASHINGTON - The House moved Wednesday to impose a one-year moratorium on new Medicaid rules, with lawmakers arguing that the administration-backed cost-saving measures would add to the burdens of states and health care providers.

May 08, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Court allows search and seizure in Virginia case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court affirmed Wednesday that police have the power to conduct searches and seize evidence, even when done during an arrest that turns out to have violated state law.

May 08, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Petraeus picked to lead Mideast command

WASHINGTON - Army Gen. David Petraeus, the four-star general who led troops in Iraq for the past year, will be nominated by President Bush to be the next commander of U.S. Central Command, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday.

May 08, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Experts fear nation’s waterways need rescuing — from us

ALONG THE SANTA FE RIVER, N.M. - Rosemary Lowe scoops up a shovel of dirt and dumps it into a hole around the base of a slender cottonwood tree.

May 08, 2008 | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press Writer | National


China’s Everest torch plan draw journalists’ concerns

BEIJING - China's new plan for press coverage of the Olympic torch's ascent of Mount Everest has touched off a new controversy.

May 08, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Protesters confront American outside French store in China

BEIJING - European business officials warned Wednesday that anti-French protests in China could spark a backlash against Chinese exports, while reports surfaced that protesters had confronted an American outside an outlet of French retailer Carrefour.

May 08, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Virginia Russell passes away at age 97

After making a significant impact on Statesboro and Bulloch county since moving here in 1932, Virginia Boyce Wilson Russell died Tuesday. She was 97.

May 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bear gave off no reasons for concern before trainer’s death

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - The grizzly bear that wrestled Will Ferrell's character in the recent film ''Semi-Pro'' seemed to obediently follow cues - which made its killing of its trainer with a bite to the neck all the more stunning.

May 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Mom’s diet may play role in whether baby is boy or girl

CHICAGO - Snips and snails and puppydog tails ... and cereal and bananas?

May 08, 2008 | By LINDSEY TANNER Associated Press Writer | National


NYC buildings commissioner quits after mayor’s criticism

NEW YORK - The city's buildings commissioner resigned Tuesday, a day after the mayor said he was unhappy with the agency and the rising number of fatal construction accidents this year.

May 07, 2008 | By AMY WESTFELDT Associated Press Writer | National


DNA testing moves to west Texas polygamous ranch

ELDORADO, Texas - State authorities began a second day of court-ordered DNA testing Tuesday on members of a polygamist sect, an effort they hope will begin to untangle the group's complicated family relationships.

May 07, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 4/23

You're likely to handle yourself quite admirably in the year ahead in situations where you play a leadership role. However, when it comes to arrangements that require you to be a follower, it could be a different story.

May 07, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/23

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have lower-back pain and would like your opinion about what I should do. I had an epidural injection in April 2006 but still have pain. I also saw a chiropractor but couldn't afford to keep going. I have enclosed the results of an MRI of my lower back I had done in September 2006. I am a 57-year-old female.

May 07, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bush: Now is not the time to renegotiate or cancel NAFTA

NEW ORLEANS - President Bush, replying to criticism from Democratic presidential candidates, said Tuesday that ''now is not the time to renegotiate ... or walk away from'' the North American Free Trade Agreement. He also denied the U.S. was in a recession, calling it a slowdown instead.

May 07, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70

By WILL GRAVES

March 26, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson has 3 hits to help Braves beat Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. - Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job

MONTABAUR, Germany - Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany.

March 26, 2015 | By DAVID McHUGH | Associated Press


Statesboro PD investigating infant death

Statesboro Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an infant inside a home on South College Street in Statesboro.

March 26, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local




Hawks rally in 4th

ORLANDO, Fla. - Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

March 25, 2015 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Comedic ballet coming to Emma Kelly

The ballet "Coppélia" tells the charming story of an eccentric toymaker, his life-like creation, and a young couple in love. Full of delightful characters and beautiful choreography, the ballet is a light-hearted comedy that will charm audiences both young and old.

March 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




Blue Devils remain undefeated in region play

In a tightly contested pitcher's duel Tuesday night at Mill Creek Park, the Statesboro High School Blue Devils came out on top 5-2 against Effingham County to extend the team's winning streak to eight games and a perfect 4-0 region record.

March 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons' plan may include Julio Jones

The Falcons' financially conservative approach to this year's free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year.

March 24, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


'Swing into Spring' set for Friday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 14th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5–9 p.m. Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 24, 2015 | | Local


House backs high school credit for some college-level study

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill letting Georgia high school students earn credit toward a diploma while taking some college-level courses.

March 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


March 24 - Mr. Carlton Joe Akins, age 81, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Mr. Carlton Joe Akins

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Man hospitalized after being struck by vehicle at Statesboro restaurant

A man was transported to a Savannah hospital early Saturday morning after being struck by a vehicle at a local restaurant.

March 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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