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Stocks fall sharply on surge in oil, jobs data

NEW YORK - Wall Street plunged Friday on two troubling economic developments: oil prices that surged more than $9 a barrel to a fresh record and a jump in unemployment that was much larger than the market anticipated. The Dow Jones industrial average at times lost more than 300 points.

June 21, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


Sri Lanka bus blasts kill at least 23

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Bombs ripped through two buses in Sri Lanka on Friday, including one packed with morning commuters near the country's heavily fortified capital, officials said. At least 23 people were killed and 67 wounded.

June 21, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


5 Europeans missing after scuba diving in eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Five European scuba divers were missing Friday after being swept away in strong currents off eastern Indonesia, police said.

June 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


2 Shiite militia leaders surrender in Iraq

BAGHDAD - Two suspected Shiite militia leaders surrendered Friday during raids by U.S. forces, while tens of thousands of Shiite faithful streamed out of mosques to join protests against a security agreement with the United States.

June 21, 2008 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NYPD guards NY Times building after 2 men climb facade

NEW YORK - A cordon of police officers and private security stood guard Friday in front of The New York Times building after two daredevils scaled the skyscraper in midtown Manhattan within hours of each other.

June 21, 2008 | By MARCUS FRANKLIN Associated Press Writer | National


Police stop Zimbabwe opposition leader’s campaign

HARARE, Zimbabwe - The opposition said Friday that its rallies had been banned indefinitely three weeks before the presidential runoff, while the U.S. ambassador accused President Robert Mugabe's regime of using food as a weapon to stay in power.

June 21, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


WVU president calls resignation ’difficult’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia University President Mike Garrison said Friday he will resign in September to end the controversy surrounding the improper awarding of a master's degree to the governor's daughter.

June 21, 2008 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


Ask AP: Oil shale, the importance of a recession

Is the country in a recession? If not, is it going to be? And for how long?

June 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Air Force leadership in shake-up

WASHINGTON - The military and civilian chiefs of the Air Force are resigning, U.S. officials said Thursday.

June 20, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Washington


Video shows bystanders ignoring hit-and-run victim

HARTFORD, Conn. - Police released chilling surveillance video of a hit-and-run accident in hopes of catching the unidientified driver who ran down a 78-year-old pedestrian, paralyzing him, and to show the callousness of bystanders who did nothing to help.

June 20, 2008 | BY STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press Writer | National


UN food summit accord held up over Cuban concerns

ROME - Delegates in the closing hours of a three-day U.N. summit were trying to agree Thursday on a final document on how to tackle growing hunger and civil unrest sparked by skyrocketing prices of food and fuel.

June 20, 2008 | By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


House passes Democratic budget plan

WASHINGTON - Democrats gave final approval on Thursday of a budget blueprint for 2009 that rewards domestic agencies and the Pentagon with generous budget increases while leaving wrenching decisions about curbing Medicare costs and increasing taxes to the next president.

June 20, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Dear Abby 6/6

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I disagree on something. Do you think parents MUST do the same things for each of their children, even when there is a great discrepancy in the children's behavior and attitude toward their parents?

June 20, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Rays make Beckham No. 1

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays selected Tim Beckham with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft Thursday, choosing the talented high school shortstop from Griffin, Ga., over Florida State catcher Buster Posey.

June 20, 2008 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


About 280 Bulloch students preparing to retest for CRCT

State school officials haven't yet adjusted the cut scores for the Criterion Referenced Competency Test, but they did adjust the percentage of students making acceptable scores necessary for a school to make AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress.)

June 20, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Warhawks can't keep up with Eagles

The Georgia Southern Eagles ended a four-game home stand in style and gained some much-needed ground in the Sun Belt Conference standings as they claimed ...

January 15, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SEB boys get the best of Appling County

It was a chilly night Friday at Southeast Bulloch, but the Yellow Jackets were anything but cold in a region-crossover game against Appling County Friday ...

January 15, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy splits with Pinewood

When Bulloch Academy and Pinewood Christian tangle on the hardwood, the atmosphere is always electric.

January 15, 2016 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. - A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during ...

January 15, 2016 | By MARK PRATT and RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press | Associated Press


Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

PHILADELPHIA - Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to ...

January 15, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHY MATHESON Associated Press | Associated Press


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


Make a will – It helps protect your loved ones

You care about your spouse. You care about your children. You care about your family. You care that the hard work you have done no ...

August 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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