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AP IMPACT: VA employees rack up $2.6 billion in credit card charges for veterans care

WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs employees last year racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in government credit-card bills at casino and luxury hotels, movie theaters and high-end retailers such as Sharper Image and Franklin Covey - and government auditors are investigating, citing past spending abuses.

April 21, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington

A victim of Alaska fishing boat disaster fell from rescue basket into Bering Sea, rescuer says

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A crewman who died at the site of a sinking fishing boat in the Bering Sea fell from a rescue basket being pulled into a helicopter, a rescuer has testified.

April 21, 2008 | By JEANNETTE J. LEE Associated Press Writer | National

Ukraine’s Iron Lady: Glamour, hairstyle and a fierce political will

KIEV, Ukraine - On a typical day she may chair a cabinet meeting, visit coal miners or fly to Brussels for a summit. But before she steps out of her home, she sculpts her rich blond hair into a peasant-style braid. Only then does she become the prime minister every Ukrainian can instantly identify.

April 21, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Coleman earns GSU President’s Medal

Ten Georgia Southern University alumni were honored for their career achievements and support of the University at the annual Alumni Awards Banquet Saturday, April 5 in the Nessmith-Lane Center for Continuing Education Ballroom.

April 21, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business

Police Report - April 7

(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.)

April 21, 2008 | | Crime Report

Elon sweeps Sunday’s doubleheader

ELON, N.C. - Georgia Southern could not hold onto early leads in both games Sunday at Elon, losing 11-10 and 12-8 in Southern Conference play. The Eagles (16-14 overall, 4-5 SoCon) lost for the sixth time in the last seven games, including five straight in league play.

April 21, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern

Cawthorn named professor of the year at 2008 Honors Day

Special Michelle Cawthorn received the Wells/Warren Professor of the Year Award at the Georgia Southern University Honors Day Convocation last week. Cawthorn is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology.

April 21, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local

Local Roundup: Plankenhorn meet moved to Tuesday

The fifth annual Derrick Plankenhorn Invitational track meet was rained out Saturday and is rescheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Southeast Bulloch High School.

April 20, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports

'On Dragonfly Wings' opens Thursday in GSU's Black Box Theatre

Making its mainland U.S. debut, the musical "On Dragonfly Wings" opens Thursday in Georgia Southern University's new Black Box Theatre located in the Center for Art and Theatre. The show, presented by Georgia Southern University Theatre and Performance, runs April 10 -13 and 15 -19 with evening shows starting at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday's matinee at 2 p.m.

April 20, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life

Celebrating 50 years

April 20, 2008 | | Anniversaries


Mr. and Mrs. John C. Cook of Pembroke announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda M. Foster of Statesboro, to Robert L. Scott Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Scott Sr. of Brooklet.

April 20, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lord of Dublin, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Nikki Lord of Dublin, to Keith Messer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Messer.

April 20, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. Christopher Curry of Jesup, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Janette Curry of Statesboro, to John Weston Rikard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rikard of Marietta, Ga.

April 20, 2008 | | Wedding Planner

Diane Miller - Healthy families spend time together

Strong, healthy and resilient families spend lots of time together. Each family needs quantity as well as quality time. Active lifestyles of today take away valuable time and create family stress. According to Dolores Curran, family columnist, you can tell if your family stress level is high if your family feels:

April 20, 2008 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists

Gardening with Henry Clay

Shade and flowering trees in your lawn are able to get some of their required nutrients from your lawn, provided the lawn is fertilized annually. However, the needed nutrients for shade and flowering trees in other parts of your garden or landscape are often ignored.

April 20, 2008 | By HENRY CLAY | Lifestyles Columnists

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NCAA committee delays plan to fill bowls with losing teams

The NCAA football oversight committee will wait until next week to complete a plan for matching sub-.500 teams with bowls if there are not ...

November 24, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports

Marshall brothers caught in middle of UGA-GT rivalry

ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry this year will feature a Thanksgiving feast that brings opposing players to the same dinner table.

November 24, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Outdoor Life: Rabbit season an opportunity to hear some 'Hound Music'

The season for hunting rabbits opens this month and runs through late February. Pursuing this wily critter of the outdoors has been a passion of ...

November 24, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports

Georgia Tech hopes to end bad season on high note

ATLANTA (AP) - Paul Johnson has heard Georgia Tech fans say the Yellow Jackets' record doesn't matter as long as they beat in-state rival Georgia.

November 23, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

In the Pits: Maturity helps Kyle Busch finally win 1st Cup title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - There was a time early in Kyle Busch's career that his talent could not save his job.

November 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR

Devils dump Southeast Bulloch

Statesboro High School faced a familiar foe for the Lady Blue Devils' Ladies Night Out event Monday night, hosted by SHS.

November 23, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

US airport taxi times on the rise

NEW YORK - On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York's John F. Kennedy International ...

November 23, 2015 | By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writer | Associated Press

Researchers hatch malaria-resistant mosquitoes

WASHINGTON - California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove - using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective ...

November 23, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

Maine university to unveil indoor ocean simulator

ORONO, Maine - Builders of everything from cruise ships and ports to oil rigs offshore wind turbines are tasked with the same question - will their work ...

November 23, 2015 | By PATRICK WHITTLE Associated Press | Associated Press

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Joe Franklin produces Bulloch citrus crop

A few miles outside of the city limits of Statesboro you will find Franklin Farms which is growing hundreds of Satsuma [sat-SOO-muh] trees. Satsumas are ...

November 23, 2015 | | Local

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Optim System names Castleberry new CEO

November 23, 2015 | | Local


Lauren Tolbert Denmark and Michael Robert Hatten Jr. were united in marriage at 6 o'clock in the evening on July 25, 2015, at Trinity ...

November 23, 2015 | | Weddings

Heartbreak in overtime

ATHENS – The Georgia Southern Eagles have come a long way from their days of enduring double-digit losses to the Georgia Bulldogs. The Eagles pushed their ...

November 22, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

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