Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, April 7, 2008
BAGHDAD - Iraq's highest court on Tuesday reduced the prison sentence for an Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at former President George W. Bush from three years to one, a court spokesman said.
Abdul-Sattar Bayrkdar, the spokesman, said the decision was taken because the journalist had no prior criminal history.
CHICAGO - A striking new study says almost 1 in 5 American 4-year-olds is obese, and the rate is alarmingly higher among American Indian children, with nearly a third of them obese.
Researchers were surprised to see differences by race at so early an age.
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont on Tuesday became the fourth state to legalize gay marriage - and the first to do so with a legislature's vote.
The House recorded a dramatic 100-49 vote, the minimum needed, to override Gov. Jim Douglas' veto. Its vote followed a much easier override vote in the Senate, which rebuffed the Republican governor with a vote of 23-5.
BAGHDAD - Cheered wildly by U.S. troops, President Barack Obama flew unannounced into Iraq on Tuesday and promptly declared it was time for Iraqis to "take responsibility for their country" after America's commitment of six years and thousands of lives.
"You have given Iraq the opportunity to stand on its own as a democratic country," the president said as he made a brief inspection of a war he opposed as candidate and now vows to end as commander in chief. "That is an extraordinary achievement."
Judy Knight is the lunchroom manager at Brooklet Elementary School. In fact, she has spent almost her entire life in the sleepy little town of Brooklet.
AUGUSTA – The rock star of golf has arrived. At approximately 3 p.m., local children chased his golf cart through the parking lot, and the obscure sound of velcro opening to unleash hoards of personal cameras engulfed an otherwise peaceful early Monday afternoon of Masters week at the Augusta National Golf Club.
The Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District, which is made up of Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Evans, Screven and Tattnall Counties, hosted the 58th Annual Awards Banquet to recognize an individual that has made an outstanding contribution to soil and water conservation.
When the United States census is taken next year on April 1, 2010, the demographic snapshot of our diverse country will continue to develop into a picture of an aging nation.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, April 3, 2008
BINGHAMTON, New York - The sister of the man who killed 13 people and took his own life at an immigrant center was depressed about losing his job at a vacuum manufacturer and very frustrated with his poor English skills, his sister said Monday.
In an interview on NBC's "Today" show, Jiverly Wong's sister said she had "occasional communications" with him but they hadn't lived in the same house together for 20 years. The woman, whose name wasn't given during the interview, said her younger sibling kept his feelings to himself.
OMAHA, Neb. - A couple on probation for burglary who vanished with their children after being questioned about abuse allegations turned themselves in to authorities Monday, a sheriff said.
BAGHDAD - Six bombs rocked Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad on Monday, killing 36 people and wounding more than 110 in a dramatic escalation of violence as the U.S. military is thinning out its presence before a June 30 deadline to pull combat troops out of the cities.
Angry survivors hurled stones at Iraqi soldiers at the site of one of the blasts in Sadr City after troops fired shots in the air to disperse crowds of people trying to care for the injured, witnesses said.
WASHINGTON - Airlines carried fewer people last year, but did a better job for those who did fly.
The rates of lost bags, late arrivals, passengers bumped from overbooked flights and consumer complaints all declined, private researchers say in their annual study of airline quality, based on government statistics.
Many students at Southeast Bulloch High School belong to a specific club or organization. Most gather together before the bell rings, and are easily identifiable by their group jacket or shirt. Every one of these groups has strict rules as to student conduct and performance, which accounts for an "Esprit de Corps" within each group.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - John Calipari knows people in Memphis are still pretty upset with how he abandoned their Tigers to take the Kentucky coaching job and ...
WASHINGTON - Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too ...
A fire alarm that sounded Thursday afternoon at Statesboro High School was caused by a faulty sensor. There was no fire, said Bulloch County Schools ...
Carrie Sue Holmes
For the second year in a row, Southeast Bulloch can claim to be the strongest school in class 3A.
Before the sun had risen on Tuesday, Georgia Southern freshman Seth Shuman was already awake and looking forward to another day under center as a ...
AUSTIN, Texas - Defending champion Jason Day lasted only six holes at the Dell Technologies Match Play until a heavy heart forced an early departure.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Tennessee's Rick Barnes has coached in the Big East, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big 12. He's made the NCAA ...
CLAXTON - Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have ...
Tuesday's morning Bulloch County Commissioners meeting saw something a little unusual: a standing room only crowd.
Georgia Southern Football ramped up spring practice two weeks ago before players paused for spring break. The banks of Beautiful Eagle Creek were alive again ...
SEB's rampage through their region slate continued Tuesday afternoon, and this doubleheader was the ugliest contest yet for the Yellow Jackets.
ATHENS, Ga. - Kirby Smart wants Georgia's 18 returning starters on offense and defense to feel the heat of competition this spring.
MEXICO CITY - The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the ...
ALPHARETTA - The garden room at Rivermont Golf and Country Club brims with Republican donors and activists, but Michael Fitzgerald wants to talk about Democrats.