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Italy starts controversial plan to fingerprint thousands of Gypsies, including children

ROME - Italian authorities have started fingerprinting tens of thousands of Gypsies living in nomad camps across the country - adults and children alike - brushing aside accusations of racism by human rights advocates and international organizations.

July 18, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


German woman’s assisted suicide fuels debate

BERLIN - Bettina Schardt knew that the combination of drugs she drank in the living room of her home in Wuerzburg last week would kill her, and she died alone.

July 18, 2008 | By PATRICK McGROARTY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bushmen denied visas to build mud-huts in Va.

STAUNTON, Va. - Three West African bushmen recruited to build a mud-hut village at the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia have been denied visas because officials say the men were poor, didn't speak English and failed to convince them that their visit only would be temporary.

July 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


China: Dalai Lama must disavow violence

BEIJING - China wants the Dalai Lama to prove he does not support Tibetan independence and disruption of the Beijing Olympics, and told the spiritual leader's two visiting envoys that ''positive actions'' could lead to more talks this year, a state news agency reported Thursday.

July 18, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Summer Sports Show: Statesboro's racing phenom Ricky McClain tears up the track

Summer Sports Show for Thursday, July 3 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

July 18, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Summer Sports Show


Hedge fund scammer tells NY judge he tried suicide

NEW YORK - The hedge fund cheat who tried to fake his own death before going on the lam told a judge Thursday that he really did try to kill himself with a drug overdose the day before he surrendered in Massachusetts.

July 18, 2008 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | National


Mass. pregnancy pact stirs debate over child care

GLOUCESTER, Mass. - The high school where the principal claimed girls formed a pact to get pregnant is one of the few in Massachusetts with a day care center, leading some to wonder whether that sent a message that teen motherhood is OK.

July 17, 2008 | By MELISSA TRUJILLO Associated Press Writer | National


Ga. authorities probe 1946 unsolved lynchings

MONROE, Ga. - Investigators have spent two days digging at a property in northeast Georgia in search of clues advocates hope could lead to finding living suspects in the unsolved lynchings of four people in 1946.

July 17, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Tenn. inmate released after 22 years on death row

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A former death row inmate was freed from a Nashville prison on Wednesday for the first time in nearly 23 years after an anonymous donor paid his bail.

July 17, 2008 | By ROSE FRENCH Associated Press Writer | National


AP interview: Iranian FM dismisses attack threat

NEW YORK - Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday dismissed talk of a U.S. or Israeli attack against his country, calling the prospect of another war in the Middle East ''craziness.''

July 17, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | National


Review: Banking site MoneyAisle shows promise

BOSTON - MoneyAisle is a free new Web service that makes a bold claim: It says it will maximize the interest rates consumers can get on savings accounts, by running online auctions in which banks bid for consumers' business.

July 17, 2008 | By BRIAN BERGSTEIN AP Technology Writer | National


NY considers help to victims of child prostitution

ALBANY, N.Y. - Tiffany was 12 when her mother died. That was the same year she ran away from her sister's house, lived on the streets for six weeks and met the man who two days later became her pimp.

July 17, 2008 | By VALERIE BAUMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Western govs hope to sway future energy policy

TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. - Citing a lack of federal leadership, the nation's Western governors want to draft a national energy policy they hope will influence the next presidential administration.

July 17, 2008 | By MATT JOYCE Associated Press Writer | National


2008 Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Friday

The 2008 Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Regional Park will celebrate the Fourth of July with its annual mix of games, activities and fireworks on Friday from 4-11 p.m.

July 17, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bridge 7/3

In Shakespeare's "Richard II," Lord Salisbury says, "O, call back yesterday, bid time return."

July 17, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Enjoy May blossoms and blessings

It's almost time for the last school bell to sound, waving goodbye to teachers and students and tests and classrooms for yet another year ...

May 01, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Allow God to get his Word in

In our world, opinions come from all over. Just ask a question, and you'll get someone to let you know what they think, and ...

May 01, 2016 | | Life


Wells-Jenkins

Mrs. Lynn Jones Brant of Statesboro, Ga., announces the engagement of her daughter, Laura Lynn Wells, to Brett Jenkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert ...

May 01, 2016 | | Weddings


Local ‘Youth Heroes’ honored

Twelve middle and high school students from southeast Georgia were recognized Friday by the American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia as Youth Heroes ...

April 30, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




SEB baseball swept out of first round

April 29, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Szczur hits grand slam, Lester fans 10 as Cubs beat Braves

CHICAGO - When Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber was lost for the season with a knee injury, Matt Szczur took on a new role as a ...

April 29, 2016 | By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Georgia students seek solace after crash claims 4 students

ATLANTA - One of two survivors of a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students earlier this week remained in critical condition Friday, a ...

April 29, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


The Sack Company sponsors local students for SkillsUSA

On Thursday, March 17, nine students from Statesboro High School went to the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta to showcase their skills and compete ...

April 06, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


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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