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Blaming the victim: Abused Afghan women often end up in jail

JALALABAD, Afghanistan - Trafficked across the border from Pakistan with her 3-year-old son, Rukhma was handed to an Afghan who raped and abused her, then beat the toddler to death as she watched helplessly.

May 15, 2008 | By ALISA TANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Local Roundup: Screven tennis earns 19th straight quarterfinal trip

SYLVANIA - The Screven County girls tennis team punched a ticket to its 19th consecutive state quarterfinal appearance by blanking Pierce County 5-0 Tuesday in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state tournament.

May 15, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, April 30, 2008

May 15, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Taste of the Town - Christopher's

Taste of the Town - April 30, 2008

May 15, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Local service for National Day of Prayer to be held today

A prayer service held on the lawn of the Bulloch County Courthouse will be just one of tens of thousands of prayer events planned across the country today, in recognition of the 57th Annual National Day of Prayer. The service begins at 11:30 a.m. After the service, a luncheon will be held at R.J.'s Steakery, with Dr. Michael Guido as the guest speaker. Tickets for the luncheon are $10.

May 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Officials say Pentagon easing security clearance screening

WASHINGTON - U.S. troops won't have to reveal all their mental health counseling when applying for security clearances under a change the Pentagon hopes will ease the stigma of seeking help for combat stress, The Associated Press has learned.

May 15, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bridge 5/1

What is the chance that you will get a hole in one - an ace - on a golf course? What is the chance that your bridge hand will contain at least one ace?

May 15, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 5/1

A troubling situation for which you feel responsible could take a substantial turn for the better in the year ahead. All your hard work and effort will begin to pay off, and you will overcome the old obstacles that held you back.

May 15, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Activists: China persecuting Buddhist monks in Tibet

BEIJING - China has stepped up persecution of Buddhist monks with mass detentions, Tibet activists said Wednesday, as China prepares to take the Olympic torch to the top of Mount Everest.

May 15, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olympic flameā€™s Everest ascent is grand but so far a secret

BEIJING - Chinese mountaineers made final preparations Wednesday to take the Olympic flame up Mount Everest in a grand but contentious feat that is being accorded an unusual mixture of fanfare and secrecy.

May 15, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - May 1

(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 15, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Crop subsidies switched to feeding needy as food prices rise

WASHINGTON - Most people call it a farm bill. But it's really more of a food bill.

May 15, 2008 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Mom arrested in San Diego after 32 years on the lam

SAN DIEGO - A woman who escaped from a Detroit prison 32 years ago has been arrested in San Diego, where she was married with three children and living under a false name , authorities said.

May 15, 2008 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer | National


CDC: 3 out of 4 new moms in US now breast-feed their infants

ATLANTA - More than 3 out of 4 new moms now breast-feed their infants, the highest rate in the U.S. in at least 20 years, according to a a government report released Wednesday.

May 15, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


White House cautions against restricting aid to Iraq

WASHINGTON - White House officials this week privately cautioned lawmakers not to go too far in restricting U.S. aid to Iraq, warning that doing so might only prolong the war, now in its sixth year.

May 15, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Kathy Bradley: Making and being made by memories

I know these colors so well. These pale and luminous colors of sand and sea and sky. These colors that melt and morph into each other and back again with the rise and fall of the tide, the climb of the moon, the set of the sun. These creamy whites and silvery grays. These liquid blues. I could drown in the colors and never stop breathing.

July 26, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Statesboro Jaycees donate $2,000 to Boys & Girls Club

Statesboro Jaycees' bi-annual event, Jaycees' Nite Out, held May 15, resulted in proceeds totaling $2,000 presented to the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Up With People: Meet the cast, part 1

About 100 members of the Up With People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24-31. While in Bulloch County, the cast will participate in various local service projects and live with local host families. And on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., Up with People will perform a variety show at Statesboro High School for the public.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Rogers-McCombs

Mr. Bruce Rogers and Ms. Camille Rogers of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Faith Rogers of Savannah, to Ricky McCombs, son of Mr. Richard McCombs and Ms. Katherine McCombs.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings




Statesboro Force win big at USBA tournament

It was just four years ago when the Statesboro Force Youth Basketball team started. The organization believed in mentoring kids in the Bulloch County community and started with just two teams.

July 25, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Cardinals slide by 1-0

ST. LOUIS - Pinch-hitter Stephen Piscotty got his first career RBI with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and Carlos Martinez outdueled former teammate Shelby Miller as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 on Saturday night.

July 25, 2015 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Bring the world home

Families in Statesboro have the opportunity to bring a bit of the world into their own homes next month when the international cast of Up with People arrives in Statesboro, the fourth stop on their 2015 fall world tour.

July 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop gun purchase

LAFAYETTE, La. - John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems didn't keep him from buying the handgun he used.

July 25, 2015 | By RAY HENRY, JAY REEVES and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


Art, monument or embarrassment?

ATLANTA - Art, monument or embarrassment?

July 25, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Remains found in lake may be man missing since '72

SAWMILLS, N.C. - Forty-three years ago, Pamela Shook Kolbe's father went out one night for a date and never came home. Now, her family may finally have a chance to bury him after a discovery at the bottom of a lake.

July 24, 2015 | By JONATHAN DREW and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Associated Press


Gunman opens fire in Louisiana theater

LAFAYETTE, La. - A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and to anyone else who would listen did not say a word as he opened fire on strangers in a darkened movie theater, authorities said Friday.

July 24, 2015 | By MELINDA DESLATTE and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


NASCAR drivers adjusting to new rules package at Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - A new rules package for Indianapolis Motor Speedway provided visibility issues for drivers. More troubling for NASCAR, though, is that after nearly five hours of practice Friday, there was little indication the changes will produce better racing.

July 24, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Holloman: Braves' attitude a big change in 2015

This season, the Atlanta Braves roster has been a proverbial rotating door of players. It's honestly hard to keep up with the latest roster moves and free agent signings.

July 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Atlanta Braves


FIFA says corruption crisis hinders search for new sponsors

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - The FIFA corruption crisis is hurting its search for new World Cup sponsors.

July 24, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


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