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Local Roundup: BA tennis heads to State

Eleven Bulloch Academy tennis players will participate in the GISA Class AA state tennis tournament at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton today.

April 29, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Americans spend more than a day, $200 to pay their taxes

WASHINGTON - Tax season became a little more taxing this year, with the average person spending more than a day and more than $200 collecting, calculating and compiling those numbers for the tax man, according to a report based on Internal Revenue Service figures.

April 29, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Derrick Plankenhorn remembered

April 29, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


40 South Georgia cows die mysteriously

HOMERVILLE - The state Department of Agriculture is investigating the death of more than 40 cattle on a south Georgia farm.

April 29, 2008 | | Local


Medical care system not ready for mass of aging baby boomers, study says

WASHINGTON - Millions of baby boomers are about to enter a health care system for seniors that not only isn't ready for them, but may even discourage them from getting quality care.

April 29, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Washington


Bush chides Congress on Colombia trade pact, says it’s dead unless Pelosi schedules vote

WASHINGTON - President Bush stepped up pressure Monday on Congress to approve a controversial free-trade pact with Colombia, saying the deal is ''dead'' unless House Speaker Nancy Pelosi schedules a vote.

April 29, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Poll: Many worry they may fail to make monthly mortgage payments soon

WASHINGTON - One in seven mortgage holders worry they may soon fail to make their monthly payments and even more fret that their home's value is shrinking, according to a poll showing widespread stress from the nation's housing crisis.

April 29, 2008 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | Washington


Eagles-Jackets canceled for Tuesday, will play Wednesday

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech canceled Tuesday's game at Georgia Southern so the team can attend the funeral of Michael Hutts, a pitcher who was found dead in his apartment on Friday.

April 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | Georgia Southern


Blitch throws no-no for BA

Bulloch Academy's baseball team picked up where it left off Monday with a quick and efficient 10-0 win over Thomas Jefferson Academy at Gator Alley.

April 29, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


British journalist rescued in Basra after 2 months in captivity

BAGHDAD - Iraqi troops rescued a British journalist for CBS News in the southern city of Basra on Monday two months after he was kidnapped, the Iraqi military said.

April 29, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenyan president names rival as prime minister, implementing power-sharing deal

NAIROBI, Kenya - President Mwai Kibaki named rival Raila Odinga as prime minister Sunday, implementing a power-sharing deal after protracted negotiations over the agreement they signed more than a month ago.

April 28, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Governors, climate experts to gather at global warming conference at Yale University

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Organizers hope a gathering of governors this week will be as effective in addressing climate change as a similar event that launched the conservation movement a century ago.

April 28, 2008 | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN Associated Press Writer | National


On eve of hearings, White House documents show feds failing to take action on drugs in water

WASHINGTON - A White House task force that was supposed to devise a federal plan to research the issue of pharmaceuticals in drinking water has missed its deadline and failed to produce mandated reports and recommendations for coordination among numerous federal agencies, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

April 28, 2008 | BY MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer | National


Mexican security and railway damage slow flow of illegal immigrants from Central America to US

ARRIAGA, Mexico - For thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America, the long journey to the U.S. starts here, on the groaning back of a freight train they call The Beast.

April 28, 2008 | By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Finance officials pledge revamped financial regulations to deal with severe credit crisis

WASHINGTON - World financial leaders facing the gravest economic crisis in at least a decade are pledging tighter control of banks and other financial institutions and hoping the U.S. slump is short.

April 28, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


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US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

July 01, 2015 | | Associated Press


Stone Mountain Park official: Rebel flags must fly under law

ATLANTA - Confederate flags will continue flying at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta because Georgia law prevents their removal, the head of a state authority that oversees the park said Wednesday.

July 01, 2015 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Puppet camp brings ‘monsters’ downtown

Mermaids, goats and a variety of monsters were lurking on Statesboro's Siebald Street this week as key characters during the Averitt Center for the Arts summer Puppet Camp.

July 01, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


A party for the Fourth

Hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and Sea Island Bank, the annual festival begins at 4 p.m. and last until 11 p.m., said Broni Gainous, marketing and communications coordinator for Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation.

July 01, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


July 1 - Mr. Timothy Faircloth Sr., age 67, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, in his home.

Mr. Timothy Faircloth Sr.

June 30, 2015 | | Obituaries


Braves beaten again in 6-1 loss to Nats

ATLANTA - Jordan Zimmermann took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 on Tuesday night to continue their season-long dominance of the division rivalry.

June 30, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


U.S. advances to finals

MONTREAL - Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.

June 30, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Keel likely headed to Augusta

Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

June 30, 2015 | | Local


Don’t remove Confederate monuments

Editor:

June 30, 2015 | | Letters To The Editor


Georgia Southern's Keel sole finalist for president of Georgia Regents University

The Georgia Board of Regents announced Tuesday morning that Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel is the sole finalist to replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta.

June 30, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


June 30 - Mr. Timothy Faircloth Sr., age 67, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, in his home.

Mr. Timothy Faircloth Sr.

June 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


A new 'New South'?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Across the South, Confederate symbols are toppling, teetering or at least getting critical new looks. But is it a sign of real change in a region known for fiercely defending its complex traditions, or simply the work of frightened politicians and nervous corporate bean counters scrambling for cover in the wake of another white-on-black atrocity?

June 29, 2015 | By ALLEN G. BREED and JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press


A first: New guidelines endorse device to treat strokes

Many stroke patients have a new treatment option - if they seek help fast enough to get it. New guidelines endorse using a removable stent to open clogged arteries causing a stroke.

June 29, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Recent spike in shark attacks reported off Carolinas coast

Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along on the coast of the Carolinas: It's mainly because so many people are getting in the water.

June 29, 2015 | By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press | Associated Press


Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

WASHINGTON - Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.

June 29, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


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