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Jurors ready to consider Air Force rape case

WICHITA FALLS, Texas - By all accounts Col. Samuel Lofton III was a star in the Air Force - a professional, demanding officer who in less than three years led his 82nd Training Group to be the best of the four such groups at Sheppard Air Force Base.

July 10, 2008 | By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | National


Wisconsin flooding may mean pricier organic foods

MILWAUKEE - Richard de Wilde was still reeling from the more than $600,000 in damage that last summer's flooding did to his organic vegetable farm when new storms swept through this month, dumping rocks, gravel and silt on some acres, washing away fences and contaminating fields with runoff.

July 10, 2008 | By M.L. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Kansas wheat harvest finally under way

WICHITA, Kan. - Kansas farmers were finally able to get into their fields to harvest winter wheat over the weekend as the ground dried out ahead of the next wave of storms.

July 09, 2008 | By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Kenyan children abducted, tortured

BUNGOMA, Kenya - Dozens of scared children filed silently into the bare room, their eyes on the cracks in the floor.

July 09, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baghdad bombing kills 4 Americans

BAGHDAD - A bomb struck a district council building Tuesday in Baghdad's Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City, killing at least nine people, including four Americans - two soldiers and two government employees, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

July 09, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No new evacuations as another levee fails

WINFIELD, Mo. - The swollen Mississippi River burst through yet another levee Tuesday, not endangering any towns but proving to anxious Midwesterners that the high water is still a threat.

July 09, 2008 | By CHERYL WITTENAUER Associated Press Writer | National


So-called pregnancy pact in Mass. town questioned

GLOUCESTER, Mass. - A pregnant high school student disputed the notion Tuesday that girls in this New England fishing town made a pact to get pregnant and raise their babies together.

July 09, 2008 | By MELISSA TRUJILLO Associated Press Writer | National


Mormon church enters Calif. gay marriage fight

SALT LAKE CITY - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is asking California members to join the effort to amend that state's constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman.

July 09, 2008 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | National


Ga. sex offenders challenge church volunteer ban

ATLANTA - Five sex offenders filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming that a tough new Georgia law that bans them from volunteering at churches also robs them of their right to participate in religious worship.

July 09, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Consumer confidence skids more than expected

NEW YORK - U.S. consumer confidence fell unexpectedly sharply in June, sinking to its lowest level in more than 16 years, according to a private industry group.

July 09, 2008 | By ELLEN SIMON AP Business Writer | National


Imus faces new questions over on-air race remarks

NEW YORK - Don Imus is finding himself in a familiar position on his morning radio broadcast: facing questions over what he meant by on-air remarks about race.

July 09, 2008 | By SAMANTHA GROSS Associated Press Writer | National


Next battle over border fence may be Texas

McALLEN, Texas - A U.S. Supreme Court decision paving the way for a 670-mile federal fence along the U.S.-Mexico border drew swift criticism from environmentalists, who promised to make another legal stand in Texas.

July 09, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Divers find bodies in ferry that capsized in storm

SAN FERNANDO, Philippines - A coast guard diver searching for survivors Tuesday inside a ferry that capsized in a typhoon found bodies and a bit of comfort - a plastic rosary floating in the water.

July 09, 2008 | By JIM GOMEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lightning sparks 800-plus fires in California

SAN FRANCISCO - Fire crews joined aircraft from neighboring states Tuesday to battle hundreds of lightning-caused wildfires across Northern California.

July 09, 2008 | By MARCUS WOHLSEN Associated Press Writer | National


UN says fair vote in Zimbabwe impossible

UNITED NATIONS - Outraged at the turmoil in Zimbabwe, the U.N. Security Council declared that a fair presidential vote is impossible because of a ''campaign of violence'' being waged by President Robert Mugabe's government.

July 09, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Jones pulled from Falcons' first practice with minor injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons were cautious on the opening day of training camp Thursday, pulling star wide receiver Julio Jones out of practice ...

July 28, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Tormenta's Ericson named to All-Eastern Conference team

Members of the inaugural South Georgia Tormenta FC squad have made their way back to their respective collegiate and club teams, but Thursday brought one ...

July 28, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Altherr makes big return in first game back for Phillies

ATLANTA - Aaron Altherr and Maikel Franco homered, Aaron Nola won for the first time in eight starts and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves ...

July 28, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Clinton promises 'steady hand'

PHILADELPHIA - Confronting a "moment of reckoning," Hillary Clinton is casting herself as a unifier for divided times and a tested, steady hand to lead in ...

July 28, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and ROBERT FURLOW Associated Press | Associated Press


Answers sought for surge of killings

NEW YORK - The relentless series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations ...

July 28, 2016 | By DAVID CRARY Associated Press | Associated Press




BA tournament a huge success

On a sweltering Wednesday afternoon, Statesboro High School and Bulloch Academy squared off in the showcase game of the 5th Annual Mirian Burnette "Strike Out ...

July 27, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Falcons expecting camp battles at right guard, linebacker

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - There could be more last-minute additions to theAtlanta Falcons' roster, possibly before training camp opens Thursday.

July 27, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Garcia reminded that time still on his side to win a major

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Henrik Stenson took his silver claret jug and headed straight for Switzerland to play in a charity event organized by Sergio Garcia ...

July 27, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Bulloch schools hold open house Thursday

All 15 campuses of the Bulloch County Schools hold open house events for students to meet their new teachers Thursday evening.

July 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


American flag retirement drop box unveiled at courthouse

The Bulloch County Courthouse square has a new permanent fixture thanks to a local Eagle Scout project completed under the direction of 15-year-old Statesboro High ...

July 27, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local




Clinton wins historic nomination

PHILADELPHIA - Breaking a historic barrier, Hillary Clinton triumphantly captured the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday night, the first woman ever to lead a major political ...

July 26, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY | Associated Press


Local teams showcase 2016 talents

Tuesday kicked off the start of the 5 th Annual Miriam Burnette Memorial "Strike Out" Alzheimer's softball tournament – where 15 teams from around Bulloch ...

July 26, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


Clemson o-line coming on strong with four returnees

CLEMSON, S.C. - It's a problem Robbie Caldwell hasn't dealt with much during his five years at Clemson - people expecting big things from ...

July 26, 2016 | | Sports


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