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Number of uninsured drops; poverty holds steady

WASHINGTON - The number of people lacking health insurance dropped by more than 1 million in 2007, the first annual decline since the Bush administration took office, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

September 10, 2008 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Government wants slower ship speeds to aid whales

WASHINGTON - The government on Monday recommended a speed limit for commercial ships along the Atlantic coast, where collisions with the endangered right whale threaten its existence.

September 10, 2008 | By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rice hopeful of Mideast peace before Bush leaves

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that ''God willing'' there could still be a Mideast peace agreement before the end of President Bush's term in office.

September 10, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Edwards’ wife criticized for silence on affair

RALEIGH, N.C. - Two weeks after a devastating revelation sent her husband into political exile, Elizabeth Edwards isn't getting the steady sympathy usually afforded to a woman scorned.

September 10, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Gun charges expected in Obama plot

DENVER - Three men who authorities initially feared were plotting to assassinate Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention are facing only gun charges - signaling they never posed a real threat.

September 10, 2008 | By STEVEN K. PAULSON and LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writers | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Famous Amos reads to kids; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday August 26, 2008

September 10, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ga. SAT scores drop for 2nd straight year

ATLANTA - Scores on the SAT college-entrance exam dropped for a second straight year in Georgia, pushing a state that has struggled to rise from the bottom of the rankings back down one place.

September 10, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


FDIC: bank profits fell by 86 percent in 2Q

WASHINGTON - U.S. banking industry profits plunged by 86 percent in the second quarter and the number of troubled banks jumped to the highest level in about five years, as slumps in the housing and credit markets continued.

September 10, 2008 | By MARCY GORDON Associated Press Writer | Washington


Hurricane recovery confronts low literacy rate

NEW ORLEANS - Marsha Williams always hesitated when mail arrived from the government, but after Hurricane Katrina she began to fear the letters.

September 10, 2008 | By JOHN MORENO GONZALES Associated Press Writer | National


Baseball source tells AP replay starts Thursday

NEW YORK - Major League Baseball reversed its long-standing opposition to instant replay and will allow umpires to check video on home run calls in series that start Thursday, a person familiar with the announcement told The Associated Press.

September 10, 2008 | By RONALD BLUM Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 8/27

Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, "Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening."

September 10, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/27

In the year ahead, you will focus more on improving your financial situation than you will other things in your life. You'll realize success the moment you put forth the necessary energy required to better things.

September 10, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


GSU Tailgating Show - GSU vs. Austin Peay

The GSU Tailgate Show - GSU vs. Austin Peay

September 09, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The GSU Tailgate Show


Texas students pack bookbags; teachers pack heat

HARROLD, Texas - Along with normal first-day jitters and excitement, students in this tiny district started school Monday wondering which teachers might be toting firearms.

''It was kind of awkward knowing that some teachers were carrying guns,'' said Adam Lira, 17, a senior. ''I don't feel like they should be, 'cause we already have locked doors and cameras. But I didn't feel threatened by it.''

September 09, 2008 | By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | Local


Police Report - August 25

(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 09, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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Follow the eclipse on NASA's website

Today in Statesboro and Bulloch County, from the moment when the moon begins to pass in front of the sun until the trailing edge leaves ...

August 21, 2017 | | Local


After big win over Bluffton, the sky is the limit for Screven

Screven County's only regular season loss in 2016 came at the hands of a blown 15 point lead at the Erk Russell Classic to ...

August 21, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Let your kid admit his own guilt

Q: A few months after he got his driver's license, we found a bag of marijuana in our 16-year-old son's car. He swore ...

August 20, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Be persistent in seeking Jesus' healing touch

Twin girls, only a few hours old, were lying in their individual hospital incubators. Something was terribly wrong with one of them, and she wasn ...

August 20, 2017 | | Life


Connection all humans have

I am 4 or 5 years old. My arms are curled tightly around my father's neck. His arms are wrapped around my waist. We ...

August 20, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Teamwork makes the dream work

Southern Adventures held a climbing clinic at Georgia Southern University's Recreation Activities Center Thursday evening. Those in attandance learned the basics of top rope ...

August 20, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Aug. 20 - Mrs. Marion Christine Dickey Casey, age 81, went home to be with her heavenly father on Fr

Mrs. Marion Christine Dickey Casey

August 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


Wear solar specs or make a viewer to safely watch eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Solar glasses are a must for safe viewing of Monday's total solar eclipse, the first to span coast to U.S ...

August 19, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Local clergy offer united stand against racism

A group of local clergy who meet regularly for fellowship and offer support to one another in their various religious roles in the community are ...

August 19, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


GATAcast: Carter Collins

Mike sits down with Georgia Southern men's golf coach Carter Collins to talk about a promising 2017-18 season, summer tournaments and an upcoming trip ...

August 19, 2017 | | Sports


Gators take OT thriller

"Our plan doesn't matter, but God's plan does…" is what Terence Hennessey said to his team, the entire Trinity of Sharpsburg team and ...

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




ECI suvives tough test against Metter

Unbelievable. Passionate. Heartbreaking. These are just some of the emotions Metter Tigers fans experienced Friday night in the 79th edition of the rivalry with Emanuel ...

August 18, 2017 | By McCLAIN BAXLEY Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Georgia Tech dismisses Dedrick Mills

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech running back Dedrick Mills was kicked off the team Friday for his latest violation of athletic department rules.

August 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Georgia Tech


Will another unknown win Heisman?

Preseason longshots the past two years have ended up winning the Heisman Trophy.

August 18, 2017 | By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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