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Student killed in shooting at Tenn. school

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A student fatally shot a 16-year-old classmate during a dispute Thursday at a Knoxville high school, as other teenagers watched in horror as the victim clutched his chest and fell to the floor.

September 05, 2008 | By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press Writer | National


Russia blocks Georgia’s main port city

POTI, Georgia - Russian forces dug trenches and built fortifications in key areas of Georgia Thursday, but also rolled columns of tanks north toward home, picking and choosing how their nation would comply with the terms of a peace accord.

September 05, 2008 | By BELA SZANDELZSKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP Exclusive: Army promises survivors longer help

WASHINGTON - The Army is mailing out thousands of letters to survivors of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking what it can do to better help them, even years after the deaths of their loved ones.

September 04, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bridge 8/21

As we saw earlier in the week, on some deals you must think twice, not succumb to an instinctive but wrong reaction. This is another example. After West opens three hearts, showing a good seven-card suit and 5-10 high-card points, North makes a takeout double, and you (South) convert to three no-trump. West leads the heart queen. What would be your plan?

September 04, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/21

Some major improvements in your social life are indicated in the year ahead. It could all begin with someone who introduces you to a fun group of people and who likes to engage in all the activities that interest you.

September 04, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/21

DEAR DR. GOTT: My wife has had breast cancer for two years. She had a lumpectomy on her right breast, followed by chemotherapy and radiation.

September 04, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Study finds minorities more likely to be paddled

WASHINGTON - Paddlings, swats, licks. A quarter of a million schoolchildren got them last year - and blacks, American Indians and kids with disabilities got a disproportionate share of the punishment, according to a study by a human rights group.

September 04, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID AP Education Writer | Washington


Judge: Company must give experimental drug to teen

NEWARK, N.J. - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a research company to supply an experimental drug to a 16-year-old Minnesota boy who is terminally ill with a rare form of muscular dystrophy.

September 04, 2008 | By JEFFREY GOLD Associated Press Writer | National


Kerry returns to stump 4 years after nomination

WORCESTER, Mass. - The week before the 2004 Democratic National Convention, John Kerry drafted his presidential nomination speech and then set off on a cross-country trip that brought him home to thousands of delegates waiting in Boston.

September 04, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Killer of train passengers gets 11 life sentences

LOS ANGELES - A judge sentenced a man convicted of causing a deadly commuter rail crash to 11 consecutive life terms on Wednesday after denouncing him as a remorseless killer.

September 04, 2008 | By LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press Writer | National


Rice signs missile defense deal with Poland

WARSAW, Poland - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Polish counterpart signed a deal Wednesday to build a U.S. missile defense base in Poland, an agreement that prompted an infuriated Russia to warn of a possible attack against the former Soviet satellite.

September 04, 2008 | By VANESSA GERA and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Police Report - August 21

(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.)

September 04, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bush says breakaway provinces are part of Georgia

ORLANDO, Fla. - President Bush, pushing back against claims by Russia, said Wednesday the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia are part of pro-Western Georgia and that Washington will work with allies to insure Georgia's independence and territorial integrity.

September 04, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fla. man pleads not guilty to Bush, Obama threat

MIAMI - A man who authorities said kept an arsenal of weaponry and military gear pleaded not guilty Wednesday to threatening to assassinate both President Bush and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

September 04, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Fla. town backs ex-principal in gay student case

PONCE DE LEON, Fla. - When a high school senior told her principal that students were taunting her for being a lesbian, he told her homosexuality is wrong, outed her to her parents and ordered her to stay away from children.

September 04, 2008 | By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer | National


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Falcons belong in elite company

If you're wondering what the Falcons are doing in the NFL's version of the Final Four with the Patriots, Steelers and Packers, you ...

January 20, 2017 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


President Trump

WASHINGTON - Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking ...

January 20, 2017 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


Poetry event Saturday at Whitaker Black Box

Georgia Hall of Fame inductee Mical Whitaker brings his original multi-media production, "An Evening of African American Poetry," to the Whitaker Black Box Theater Saturday ...

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local




Women’s March, Statesboro, noon Saturday

A Statesboro installment of the Women's March is planned for Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. on the Georgia Southern University campus. The ...

January 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Trump sweeps in for his big day

WASHINGTON - With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguration and pledged to unify a ...

January 19, 2017 | By NANCY BENAC Associated Press | Associated Press




Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days

WASHINGTON - Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather.

January 18, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press




Bulloch Academy notches sweep on hardwood

Dra Harrison's 14 points helped propel Bulloch Academy to a healthy lead and eventual 57-25 blowout of Edmund Burke to improve to 2-0 in ...

January 17, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Packers-Falcons expected to produce big offense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The high-scoring offenses of the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers appear poised to provide a memorable send-off for the Georgia Dome.

January 17, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Big wins for Justin Thomas

HONOLULU - Justin Thomas used to call his father when he arrived at junior tournaments, and the conversation almost always started the same way.

January 17, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Special meeting to restore SPD funeral escorts

Statesboro City Council has called a special meeting for 8:30 a.m. Thursday at City Hall to adopt an ordinance on providing police escorts ...

January 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


2017 Rotary Club of Statesboro Speech Contest

The Rotary Club of Statesboro invites students in grades 9–12 to participate in the 2017 Rotary Speech Contest.

January 17, 2017 | | Local


Nursing crisis in Georgia

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 17, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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