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Governors worry about depleted National Guard with equipment left in Iraq and Afghanistan

TAMPA, Fla. - With repeated deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan leaving state National Guards without nearly half of their required equipment, some governors are loudly questioning whether they will be able to handle the next hurricane, wildfire or terrorist attack at home.

May 25, 2007 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | Nation


House rejects 9-month withdrawal for troops, moves to guarantee funds only through July

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled House defeated legislation Thursday to require the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq within nine months, then pivoted to a fresh challenge of President Bush's handling of the unpopular war.

May 25, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Braves take series from Pads

ATLANTA - Kelly Johnson is sure glad he didn't take the day off.

May 25, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Despite homefield, Metter still underdog

METTER - The Metter Tigers have had a rollercoaster season. The streaky team has been fortunate, however, because the winning streaks have been a whole lot longer than the losing streaks, and they are currently riding a hot streak into the first round of the Class AA State Playoffs.

May 25, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Police Report - May 11

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.

May 25, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Wildfires, floods, tropical weather make life miserable from coast to coast

NEW YORK - Nature's fury made life miserable Wednesday from one end of the nation to the other, with people forced out of their homes by wildfires near both coasts and the Canadian border and by major flooding in the Midwest.

May 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Lightsey-Harper

Nelson and Diane Lightsey of Statesboro announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shera Elizabeth Lightsey of Statesboro, to Michael Christopher Harper of Statesboro, son of Mike Harper of Buford, Ga., and Lee Schoch of Summerville, S.C.

May 25, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Sheffield-Boss

Mr. and Mrs. Buck Sheffield of Statesboro announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica D'Laine Sheffield, to David Allen Boss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Boss of Swainsboro.

May 25, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Bridge 5/11

The Marquise du Defend, Marie De Vichy-Chaconne, in a 1763 letter to her husband, wrote, "It is only the first step that is difficult."

May 25, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Party to honor Huff's 50th anniversary

May 25, 2007 | | Anniversaries


China vows crackdown on food, drug safety and announces detentions linked to U.S. pet deaths

SHANGHAI, China - China vowed Wednesday to crack down on contaminated and sometimes deadly food and drugs after a string of sensational revelations about the safety of Chinese products.

May 24, 2007 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Fort Dix plot underlines danger of homegrown radicals, but also highlights their weaknesses

Blowing up the Sears Tower, beheading the Canadian prime minister, unleashing a flood on lower Manhattan - homegrown radicals have dreamed up lots of horrific plots that have gone nowhere.

May 24, 2007 | By PAUL HAVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Hall os Famers Maddux, Smoltz meet in Atlanta

May 24, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bridge 5/10

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, the Hungarian-born biochemist who isolated vitamin C, wrote, "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought."

May 24, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Statesboro's First Friday: Downtown Pep Rally

The August First Friday event happens to coincide with the first day of school for Bulloch County public school students this year.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Jackets look to pick up where they left off

BROOKLET - As fall practices begin throughout the state, few schools carry over as much momentum as the Yellow Jackets of Southeast Bulloch.

July 30, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy Gators 'Striking Out Alzheimer's'

Students around the state are ready to get back to school, but 16 teams from around south Georgia are already on the softball diamond as Bulloch Academy hosted the first day of the third annual Miriam Burnette Memorial "Striking out Alzheimer's" tournament Wednesday on the grounds of Georgia Southern University.

July 30, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


With stars departed, QB questions starting to pile up

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league.

July 30, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods wants more Firestone memories

AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.

July 30, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

WASHINGTON - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.

July 30, 2014 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Statesboro Christian Bookstore to close Saturday

Statesboro Christian Bookstore will close for the last time Saturday.

July 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Braves lose 8-4 to streaking Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Tommy La Stella put together his second straight three-hit game and fourth since making his major league debut in late May. Freddie Freeman broke out of his slump, too. Their offense just wasn't enough to keep Atlanta's winning streak going.

July 30, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves




Matt Ryan teaching, adjusting to new faces on offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is expanding his leadership role to include teaching young players and other newcomers in his seventh training camp with the Falcons.

July 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Woods faces 2 big weeks that shape rest of season

AKRON, Ohio - The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.

July 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Willoughby gets to work with Portal Panthers

PORTAL - No matter the expectations, the preseason preparations rarely change for the Portal Panthers.

July 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Column: NCAA may not be bumbling idiots after all

Two down, one big one to go.

July 29, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Unaccompanied youths enroll in Dalton schools

DALTON - The challenges presented by an influx of unaccompanied children and youths from Central America streaming across the southern border into the United States have reached Dalton.

July 29, 2014 | By JEFF HARRISON The (Dalton) Daily Citizen | Local


Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Local


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