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Calif’s hands-free cell law for drivers in effect

LOS ANGELES - Millions of California motorists have had to put down their cell phones or risk a ticket as a new law takes effect requiring hands-free devices for those behind the wheel.

July 17, 2008 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press Writer | National


Ill. Democrats face off in rare impeachment fight

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Three of the state's governors have served time. Scores of legislators and aldermen have gotten into legal trouble over the years. But Illinois politicians haven't seriously considered impeaching one of their own - until now.

July 17, 2008 | By RYAN KEITH Associated Press Writer | National


Ex-con suspected in deaths of 8 captured in Ill.

GRANITE CITY, Ill. - Police in Nicholas T. Sheley's town came to know him well as his crimes progressed from marijuana possession to domestic battery, then to resisting a peace officer and aggravated battery.

July 17, 2008 | By JIM SUHR Associated Press Writer | National


Zimbabwe opposition asks for another mediator

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday rejected an African Union decision to keep South Africa's president alone in charge of efforts to resolve Zimbabwe's political crisis.

July 17, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese party boss delivers attack on Dalai Lama

BEIJING - China's Communist Party boss in Tibet delivered a fresh attack on the Dalai Lama Wednesday, even as envoys of the region's exiled leader met with Chinese officials for more talks toward easing tensions following anti-government riots.

July 17, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistani forces patrol empty bazaar, arrest militants in bloodless military operation

BARA, Pakistan - Heavily armed paramilitary troops blocked roads into a tribal town in northwestern Pakistan and patrolled its deserted bazaar Wednesday as an operation against Islamic militants rolled into its fifth day with more arrests but no sign of fighting.

July 17, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mullen suggests Israeli strike would be high-risk

WASHINGTON - An Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities would be a high-risk move that could destabilize the Middle East, the Pentagon's top military officer said Wednesday.

July 17, 2008 | By LOLITA BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Police wnt u 2 fight crime w/txt msgs

TAMPA, Fla. - Police in the 1970s urged citizens to ''drop a dime'' in a pay phone to report crimes anonymously. Now in an increasing number of cities, tipsters are being invited to use their thumbs - to identify criminals using text messages.

July 17, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National


Lawsuit filed over Atlanta airport barring guns

ATLANTA - The nation's busiest airport dueled with gun rights advocates Tuesday over whether a new Georgia state law allows visitors to carry firearms at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

July 16, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


Hezbollah said to train Shiite militiamen in Iraq

BAGHDAD - Hezbollah instructors trained Shiite militiamen at remote camps in southern Iraq until three months ago when they slipped across the border to Iran - presumably to continue instruction on Iranian soil, according to two Shiite lawmakers and a top army officer.

July 16, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jolie goes into French hospital for birth of twins

PARIS - Angelina Jolie has checked into a hospital in the south of France where she is expected to give birth to her twins, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday.

July 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Toy story: Soviet-era landmark for kids closes

MOSCOW - The same year that Sputnik soared into space saw the launch of another Soviet-era icon that may have loomed larger for generations of Russians: a huge toy store in central Moscow called Detsky Mir, or Children's World.

July 16, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Group sues over crop subsidies on US forest land

GOLDEN POND, Ky. - The U.S. Forest Service has subsidized corn and soybean farming on its lands for years - and rankled environmentalists are now suing the agency for what they say is an illegal dole.

July 16, 2008 | By BRETT BARROUQUERE Associated Press Writer | National


Want scientific immortality? Name a sea worm

LOS ANGELES - Jeff Goodhartz is single and has no children. But he wanted to ensure the family name would live on after he's gone.

July 16, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, July 01, 2008

July 16, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Braves win first home series

ATLANTA - Braves interim manager Brian Snitker says Gordon Beckham is "bouncing around like he's a teenager."

May 28, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves




More Atlantic storms predicted for 2016

MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm ...

May 27, 2016 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Local


Bubba Hunt fires up the local real estate sales business

When local businessman Bubba Hunt saw an opportunity to shake up the local real estate market, like most great entrepreneurs, he seized it.

May 10, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Mom deserves a Lori Grice portrait

How will your grandchildren's children remember you?

May 03, 2016 | | Locally Owned


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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