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Yale celebrates Noah Webster’s 250th birthday

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The announcement came in 1800 in the back of a Connecticut newspaper just above a farmer's reward for a stray cow. A man named Noah Webster was proposing the first comprehensive ''dictionary of the American language.''

October 27, 2008 | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN Associated Press Writer | National


Insulated from global woes, Iraqi stocks soar

BAGHDAD - While the rest of the world is facing a financial meltdown, the Iraq Stock Exchange is booming.

October 27, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL | Associated Press


Canadian leader gambles for majority government

TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is gambling that an opposition pushing an unpopular carbon tax will steer Canadian voters to the right in Tuesday's election and bolster his hold on power.

October 27, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Wales rides a coal renaissance

CWMGRACH, Wales - Deep under a pine-covered mountain, men clamber into red overalls and heavy boots, strap on lamps and attach sensors that check gas levels.

October 27, 2008 | By MEERA SELVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


For Bush, last 100 days to feature ’no letting up’

WASHINGTON - So how will it end?

October 27, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


SEB's 'Swarm' hopes for another big year

Southeast Bulloch High School athletic director Katherine Bradley told the school's booster club at the first meeting of the school year that she was looking forward to the upcoming football season for the games – and the band.

October 27, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Debt clock draws confused looks, anger or nothing

NEW YORK - A watched clock never moves - unless it's the National Debt Clock.

October 27, 2008 | By MARCUS FRANKLIN Associated Press Writer | National


Recovery, ruin visible in Texas a month after Ike

GALVESTON, Texas - A month later, piles of Sheetrock, appliances, furniture and family mementos dot most streets in this island town. Electronic road signs in southeast Texas flash, ''Watch for cows next 20 miles,'' a reminder that few fences remain to hem in livestock. Blue tarps cover 11,000 roofs for 100 miles from Houston to the Louisiana line.

October 27, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


Fire burns 750 acres northeast of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - Firefighters backed by water-dumping helicopters and planes gained ground Sunday on a wildfire that destroyed two homes and forced the evacuation of about 1,200 people in a rugged area 20 miles north of downtown.

October 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


About 2,500 flee chemical leak in western Pa.

PETROLIA, Pa. - A corrosive liquid overflowed from a tank at a chemical plant in western Pennsylvania on Saturday, evaporating into a toxic cloud that snaked along the ground and forced about 2,500 people to flee. At least three residents were believed to suffer respiratory problems.

October 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


5 killed in Manhattan blaze, including 3 children

NEW YORK - A family of five, including three children as young as 15 months, died in a blaze Saturday that filled an apartment with thick black smoke and kept the victims from escaping through the front door, fire officials said.

October 27, 2008 | By DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press Writer | National


Exit poll: conservatives ahead in Lithuania vote

VILNIUS, Lithuania - A conservative opposition party and a populist group led by an impeached ex-president made strong gains in Lithuania's election Sunday, while the centrist government faltered, an exit poll indicated.

October 27, 2008 | By LIUDAS DAPKUS and GARY PEACH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blighted San Francisco district touts its history

SAN FRANCISCO - In the Tenderloin, corner stores sell more alcohol than food, drug-addled pan handlers shake paper cups at passers-by and churches vie for real estate with strip clubs.

October 27, 2008 | By MALIA WOLLAN Associated Press Writer | National


Tommy David named to Technical College Board

In an announcement made by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue earlier this month, F. Thomas "Tommy" David of Statesboro was named an At Large Representative for the Board of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).

October 27, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


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October 26, 2008 | | Births


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Boro's Bobby Jones a Faces of Manufacturing nominee

Bobby Jones, from Statesboro and now manufacturing manager at the Koyo Bearings plant in Sylvania, is a nominee to be one of the Faces of ...

February 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local




And the winner: Starting over

The fields surrounding Sandhill are naked. Along the edges of the yard, where a fence would be if I were a fence sort of person ...

February 19, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Dimon — Lee

Mr. and Mrs. Kent Dimon of Alpharetta, Georgia, and Dr. and Mrs. Stan Lee of Statesboro announce the engagement of their children, Danielle Elizabeth Dimon ...

February 19, 2017 | | Weddings


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Best interests of child is paramount

Q: Our 14-year-old son, who was adopted by open adoption, now wants to go live with his birth mother. She was completely out of the ...

February 19, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: There are things God wants us to know about him

There is a lot of skepticism about God today. I suppose this has almost always been true. Atheism, agnosticism and pessimism ("Where is God when ...

February 19, 2017 | | Life


Victor Simmons: Leader in the art world, humble servant

For Statesboro High School graduate Victor Simmons, art is more than a vocation. Much like Proverbes 23:7, "For as he thinketh in his heart ...

February 19, 2017 | By ENOLA G. MOSLEY, Ed.D. English Dept., Statesboro High | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: New stagecoach routes would hug the Georgia coast

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

February 19, 2017 | | Life


Roxie Remley a pioneer for women in uniform

Before Roxie Remley was a force for the arts in Statesboro, she helped beat a path for women into the U.S. Army during World ...

February 19, 2017 | By Al Hackle ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


GS men's hoops messes with Texas (St.)

The Georgia Southern men's basketball squad started hot and raced out to an early lead over Texas State Saturday evening at Hanner Fieldhouse. The ...

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SHS boys prevail over Jones County

Statesboro's season started in a rut, but as of late has been on the highest of highs after the team won their 15th region ...

February 19, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


GS ladies notch big win over Bobcats

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team spent the first three quarters of Saturday's game against Texas State firing - mostly unsuccessfully - from behind the ...

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Baseball Eagles rally, walk off with first win of 2017

Eagle Baseball was held to three hits in an opening night loss and trailed Middle Tennessee State 6-0 with just two hits to its name ...

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SHS ladies blow past Locust Grove

After recording two consecutive upsets in its region tournament, it didn't seem likely Statesboro would be prime for being upset in its first round ...

February 19, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Critics: Don't ignore domestic threats

OKLAHOMA CITY - Bud Welch knows something about the human cost of terrorism. His 23-year-old daughter was killed when a rental truck packed with explosives destroyed ...

February 18, 2017 | By ADAM KEALOHA CAUSEY Associated Press | Associated Press


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