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Militias gone from Basra but fear, apprehension remain

BASRA, Iraq - A clothing store owner defiantly waves a cigarette in the air, saying he was not allowed to smoke when Shiite militias were in control. Then he quietly adds: ''Don't let them know I said they were bad. They can still kill me.''

June 27, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rates on 30-year mortgages jump

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages jumped to the highest level in nearly eight months, reflecting increased concerns about what the Federal Reserve might do to battle inflation.

June 27, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Police Report - June 13

(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.)

June 27, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Scouts praised for response after tornado hits Iowa camp

BLENCOE, Iowa - Boy Scouts who came to each others' aid after a tornado that killed four of their comrades and injured 48 people were hailed as heroes Thursday for helping to administer first aid and search for victims buried in their flattened campsite.

June 27, 2008 | By TIMBERLY ROSS Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Puttering about on golf carts has its risks

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Beware: Puttering around on golf carts can be hazardous to your health.

June 27, 2008 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 6/13

There's a strong possibility that some secret desires could be fulfilled in the year ahead. It'll prove that you should always hold onto your dreams, regardless of the circumstances and whatever others have to say.

June 27, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Gaza house blast kills 7; Hamas hints at accident

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip - An explosion flattened a house in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing seven people. After blaming Israel and unleashing a barrage of rockets and mortars, Hamas suggested the blast was accidental, not an Israeli attack.

June 27, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mayors urge Congress to help fix US infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Big-city mayors told Congress on Thursday that they are overwhelmed by the infrastructure needs of their regions and cannot maintain well-functioning water systems, roads and rail networks without more federal help.

June 27, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Sudan official: At least 30 dead in jet fire

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Investigators examined the scorched hull of a jetliner Wednesday to determine what caused the plane to veer off a runway and burst into flames, killing at least 30 people, officials said.

June 26, 2008 | By MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Feds fine homebuilders for water pollution

WASHINGTON - Four of the nation's largest homebuilders have agreed to pay $4.3 million in fines for failing to control runoff at construction sites in 34 states and the District of Columbia, the Environmental Protection Agency and Justice Department announced Wednesday.

June 26, 2008 | By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Ancient cave linked to early Christians in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan - Archaeologists in Jordan have discovered a cave underneath one of the world's oldest churches and say it may have been an even more ancient site of Christian worship. But outside experts expressed caution about the claim.

June 26, 2008 | By DALE GAVLAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


SKorea’s leader vows new start amid US beef crisis

SEOUL, South Korea - Humbled by weeks of anti-government protests, South Korea's president said Wednesday his administration would seek to make a new start as one of his ministers again rejected calls to renegotiate a U.S. beef deal that helped spark the rallies.

June 26, 2008 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Austrian woman raised in cellar reunited with family after waking from coma, asking to go on boat

ZEILLERN, Austria - A woman born and raised in the cellar where her mother allegedly was kept captive as a sex slave for 24 years has emerged from an induced coma with two requests: to go on a boat ride and to see pop singer Robbie Williams in concert, doctors and a lawyer said Wednesday.

June 26, 2008 | By VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi police: Bomb kills 5 on minibuses in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - A bomb planted near a bridge in northern Baghdad killed five people on passing minibuses during rush hour Wednesday, Iraqi police said.

June 26, 2008 | By BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US life expectancy tops 78 as top diseases decline

ATLANTA - For the first time, U.S. life expectancy has surpassed 78 years, the government reported Wednesday.

June 26, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


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Scott — Miller

Parker and Lawanda Scott of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Elaine Scott of Statesboro, to John Wayne Miller of Dawson, Georgia, son ...

November 19, 2017 | | Weddings


Duke snaps losing streak against Georgia Tech

DURHAM, N.C. - Six consecutive losses had Duke angry and motivated on Senior Day at Wallace Wade Stadium.

November 18, 2017 | By KYLE GLASER AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Bulldogs get back on track against Kentucky

ATHENS, Ga. - For Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, it was a most appropriate way to finish up between the hedges.

November 18, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Bulloch REACH scholars chart path to college

Bulloch County Schools recently honored six new REACH Georgia Scholars at a signing ceremony at the Board of Education's central office. Each scholar now ...

November 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro World War II veteran recounts time in Italy

For most, information pertinent to World War II is but a faint memory from a history class. A limited few can recall details as broadcast ...

November 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Special to the Herald | Local




Screven advances to quarterfinals

The Screven County Gamecocks entered the second round of the state Class AA playoffs not really having been challenged all season, having outscored their opposition ...

November 17, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Trump to host NCAA champs, So Carolina women decline invite

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will host college sports championship teams at the White House on Friday, although the South Carolina women's basketball team declined ...

November 17, 2017 | By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press | Sports


IOC to decide Dec. 5 if Russia goes to 2018 Winter Olympics

GENEVA - The International Olympic Committee will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

November 17, 2017 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Keselowski wants to 'add to legacy'

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Brad Keselowski has his 2012 NASCAR championship trophy still in its original box. It's tucked away in a garage next to an ...

November 17, 2017 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Georgia Tech a win away from bowl eligibility

DURHAM, N.C. - Georgia Tech can clinch a bowl berth by beating Duke. The Blue Devils' postseason chances are a lot more complicated than that.

November 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Georgia Tech


No more room for errors

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's path to the College Football Playoff has no more room for error.

November 17, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Georgia congressman still pushing for Savannah harbor funds

SAVANNAH – A Georgia congressman said Friday the state's lawmakers still hope to boost federal funding to deepen the busy shipping channel to the Port ...

November 17, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

May 04, 2017 | | Life


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