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Woman’s ordeal in W. Va. shed, described as week of torture, leads to hate crime investigatio

BIG CREEK, W.Va. - Inside a shed on a remote hillside of this coalfield community, authorities say a young black woman was tortured for days, sexually assaulted, beaten and forced to eat rat droppings.

September 27, 2007 | By JOHN RABY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Japanese premier quits after scandals, dispute over support for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

TOKYO - Weakened by scandal and failure at the ballot box, Japan's prime minister announced Wednesday that he was quitting after only a year in office, bowing out amid a political brawl over the country's aid to U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan.

September 27, 2007 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Powerful earthquake shakes western Indonesia, triggers tsunami; 10 dead, scores injured

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A powerful earthquake shook Indonesia on Wednesday, killing 10 people, injuring scores and triggering a small tsunami that hit one city on the island of Sumatra, authorities said.

September 27, 2007 | By ROBIN McDOWELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Government never improved produce inspections after deadly E. coli outbreak

SALINAS, Calif. - Government regulators never acted on calls for stepped-up inspections of leafy greens after last year's deadly E. coli spinach outbreak, leaving the safety of America's salads to a patchwork of largely unenforceable rules and the industry itself, an Associated Press investigation has found.

September 27, 2007 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Local Roundup: Parking info for SHS football game

The Fleming Road side of the stadium will be open for this Friday's game with Glynn Academy as well as the other four home games this season. There will be no entry from Lester Road, either vehicular or pedestrian, due to construction. There are approximately 400 parking spaces on the Fleming Drive side of the stadium. These will be available on a first come first serve basis.

September 27, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


It's not too late to enter the 2007 Kiwanis Fair Parade

It's not too late to enter the 2007 Kiwanis Fair Parade, which kicks off the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Oct. 8-13. While preliminary deadlines for entering a float, band or other entry have passed, the deadlines have been extended.

September 27, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


U.S. deaths rise by 50,000 in 2005, a disappointing reversal; cancer deaths also up

ATLANTA - The number of deaths in the United States rose in 2005 after a sharp decline the year earlier, a disappointing reversal that suggests the 2004 numbers were a fluke. Cancer deaths were also up.

September 27, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Nation


6-year-old girl found hanged in her garage in small Texas town after sexual assault

CORSICANA, Texas - A 6-year-old girl was found hanged inside her family's garage and had been sexually assaulted before she died, police said Wednesday.

September 27, 2007 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 9/12

We have been looking at handling an opposing pre-emptive opening bid. But sometimes our side will open one of a suit and the next opponent will make a jump overcall. How should that alter our approach?

September 26, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


The Michael Guido School of Evangelism to begin classes in October

"Ask and ye shall receive."

September 26, 2007 | By KELLEY M. ARNOLD Special to the Herald | Local


Police Report - September 12

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.

September 26, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Astrograph 9/12

In the year ahead, there is a good chance you will add a number of new friends and close buddies to your list of acquaintances. The similar interests you share will be the links that bind you.

September 26, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 9/12

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 60-year-old male. In 2004, I had seven-bypass open-heart surgery. The doctors said I had a good heart, but it was weak. Before my operation, I could walk at a fast pace. Now I can barely walk out to get the mail without getting winded. Sometimes I feel like I am going to pass out when trying to carry groceries into the house. I have to stop and rest, leaning over a chair. I was like this the third day in recovery.

September 26, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 9/12

DEAR ABBY: I am a single mother of three girls, ages 12, 5 and 3. Yes, they all have the same father - which is part of my dilemma.

September 26, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Sixth anniversary of 9/11 brings first ceremonies away from ground zero, less emotion

NEW YORK - Victims' families huddled under umbrellas Tuesday in a park to mark the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in the first remembrance ceremony not held at ground zero, an event that failed to evoke the same emotions as the hallowed ground of the World Trade Center site.

September 26, 2007 | By AMY WESTFELDT and SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writers | Nation


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Braves finally figure out Dodgers

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana won his sixth straight start at Turner Field, Justin Upton drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and the Atlanta Braves snapped a two-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.

August 13, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Heisman repeat won't be easy for FSU's Winston

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has the opportunity to accomplish what only one other player has achieved - win the Heisman Trophy twice.

August 13, 2014 | By KAREEM COPELAND Associated Press | Sports


MLB commissioner candidates make pitches ahead of vote

BALTIMORE - The three candidates in Major League Baseball's first contested election for a new commissioner in 46 years made presentations to the 30 teams Wednesday, a day ahead of the vote.

August 13, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons, Texans practice together

HOUSTON - For Brian Cushing, there's no substitute to being on the field.

August 13, 2014 | By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


From cleats to clipboard

PORTAL - Robert Brown has never been at a loss to produce highlights on the football field.

August 13, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


GSU tight ends adjust to new offense

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August 13, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


ID of Missouri officer who killed unarmed black teen festering issue

FERGUSON, Mo. - In the days since an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb, a big question that's smoldered amid the outrage of many is who the officer is.

August 13, 2014 | By JIM SUHR and JIM SALTER Associated Press | Nation


2nd suspect arrested in Bulloch County burglaries, thefts

A second suspect has been arrested in a series of burglary and theft cases across Bulloch County, authorities said.

August 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson appointed to state panel

Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson is one of 16 members who will serve on the Georgia House of Representatives' Study Committee on the Role of Federal Government in Education.

August 13, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore appointed to Georgia Municipal Association committee

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore has been appointed to serve on a Member Services Advisory Council for the Georgia Municipal Association.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern University gears up for Operation Move-In

More than 3,000 incoming students will call Georgia Southern University their new home away from home on Friday during the university's annual tradition, named Operation Move-In.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Gov. Nathan Deal appoints Georgia Southern professor to nursing board

Dellarie Shilling, an assistant professor in Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing, has been appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve on the Georgia Board of Nursing.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local




PGA brought clarity to golf, excitement to majors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Great golf can lead to short memories.

August 12, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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