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Rates sink on all types of mortgages

WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates fell this week with 30-year mortgage rates dropping to the lowest level in six weeks as investors became less worried that the Federal Reserve would soon tighten credit policy to stall inflation.

August 01, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


A homeless man is beaten in a hippie haven: Why?

BOLINAS, Calif. - Ricky Green wandered into this town some months ago, a stranger just a bit stranger than most.

August 01, 2008 | By EVELYN NIEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Texas approves massive new wind power project

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas officials gave preliminary approval Thursday to the nation's largest wind-power project, a plan to build billions of dollars worth of new transmission lines to bring wind energy from gusty West Texas to urban areas.

August 01, 2008 | By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Local Artists Participate In Juried Show; Watermelon Cutting

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday July 17, 2008

August 01, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Mississippi remains most obese state, CDC reports

ATLANTA - Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee lead the nation when it comes to obesity, a new government survey reported Thursday.

August 01, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


W.Va. man pleads guilty in torture of woman

LOGAN, W.Va. - Another defendant has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the suspected torture of a young woman held captive in West Virginia last summer.

August 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Fugitive: Overseas banks helping cheat IRS

WASHINGTON - A man wanted by Liechtenstein for leaking secret bank records that identified millionaire tax cheats told lawmakers on Thursday about elaborate sham transactions and code words used to outsmart the IRS.

August 01, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fox: Jackson used N-word in crude off-air remarks

CHICAGO - The Rev. Jesse Jackson used the N-word during a break in a TV interview where he criticized presidential candidate Barack Obama, Fox News confirmed Wednesday.

August 01, 2008 | By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press Writer | National


India’s government preparing for confidence vote

NEW DELHI - What does it take to secure the vote of an Indian lawmaker these days? Six million dollars, says a top politician. And that's not all that's being offered.

August 01, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Paring down high unemployment is Iraq’s next task

BAGHDAD - They fan out across Baghdad in summer's scorching heat - men in blue overalls picking up trash, mowing the sparse grass in parks, and standing on ladders to paint highway underpasses and prune palm trees.

August 01, 2008 | By SALLY BUZBEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Summer Sports Show: Boys & Girls Club's Summer Jam, SHS summer workouts

Summer Sports Show for Thursday, July 17 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

August 01, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Summer Sports Show


Stocks trade higher on upbeat earnings results

NEW YORK - Wall Street surged Thursday as tumbling energy prices bolstered an already upbeat mood that followed stronger-than-expected quarterly reports from big names like JPMorgan Chase & Co. and United Technologies Corp. The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 150 points as oil fell more than $3 and brought its three-day decline to more than $13 a barrel.

August 01, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


Gas trades backfire for California desert utility

EL CENTRO, Calif. - From his office in a strip mall in the Southern California desert, energy trader Bill Rapp bet heavily that Hurricane Katrina would cause natural gas prices to go up and up and up.

August 01, 2008 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press Writer | National


Malaysian opposition leader freed on bail in sodomy case, accuses police of personal vendetta

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday that police arrested him for alleged sodomy because of a personal vendetta among the top brass, and insisted they have no case against him.

August 01, 2008 | By JULIA ZAPPEI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Govt OK sought for top pay at mortgage giants

WASHINGTON - A plan emerging in Congress would require government approval of executives' pay at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as part of a federal lifeline for the mortgage companies.

August 01, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


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High school students work to honor those killed in Vietnam

AUBURN, Ala. - Each of the tens of thousands of names etched into the reflective granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., represents ...

February 08, 2016 | By KATHERINE HAAS Opelika-Auburn News | Associated Press


Truck driver charged after plowing into school bus

The driver of an 18-wheeler that struck a school bus in Statesboro on Monday morning has been charged with following too closely, according to Georgia ...

February 08, 2016 | By JIM HEALY and HOLLI SAXON jhealy@statesboroherald.com | Local


Candidates sprint to finish in New Hampshire

SALEM, N.H. - Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought ...

February 08, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Portal man killed in Pembroke accident

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's Major Accident Investigation Team responded to an vehicular accident on the 500 block of Ft. Argyle Road that claimed the ...

February 08, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Broncos D dominates, Denver wins Super Bowl 50

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have Super ending to his career, and Von Miller and the Denver defense made the ...

February 07, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER Associated Press | Local


2016 Film Festival set for April 15

The Statesboro Herald and the Averitt Center for the Arts are teaming up again for the Eighth Annual Statesboro Film Festival to find and honor ...

February 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Kathy Bradley: Opening the blinds

Sometimes, when the moon is full, I leave the blinds open and fall asleep with a laser beam of light falling through the window and ...

February 07, 2016 | | Life


Smith-Ussery

Dr. and Mrs. Emory P. Smith III of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Marie Smith of Statesboro, to Sean Ryan Ussery, son ...

February 07, 2016 | | Weddings


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Tantrums a normal part of toddler behavior

Q: Our 3-year-old son is very sweet, loving and generally well-behaved. Occasionally, however, he breaks into a huge tantrum, during which he becomes uncontrollable. The ...

February 07, 2016 | | Life


Fun with Family with Julie Lavender: Leap into a lovely month with family

The groundhog might have predicted an early spring, but could he have emerged earlier and warned us about all the strange weather headed our way ...

February 07, 2016 | | Life


Feb. 7 - Mrs. Wanda Jean Jackson Aldrich, age 73, died on Friday, February 5, 2016, at her residence

Mrs. Wanda Jean Jackson Aldrich

February 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


Eagles pull out win late

Ike Smith was off the mark on his first four 3-point attempts during Georgia Southern's game against Texas State Saturday night at Hanner Fieldhouse ...

February 06, 2016 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Feb. 6 - Mrs. Wanda Jean Jackson Aldrich, age 73, died on Friday, February 5, 2016, at her residence

Mrs. Wanda Jean Jackson Aldrich

February 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


Jackets get a split

BROOKLET - In the regular-season finale at Southeast Bulloch Friday night, the Yellow Jackets (14-13, 4-7 Region 1B-AAA) came out for warm ups in blue and ...

February 05, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex ...

February 05, 2016 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


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