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Congo army leaves national park, rebels stay

DAKAR, Senegal - More than 1,000 soldiers have left a national park that has been on the front lines of fighting in eastern Congo in a move the park director said was intended to preserve an environment that is home to endangered gorillas, hippos and active volcanoes.

September 18, 2008 | By TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan accuses US-led troops in civilian deaths

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - Helicopters ferried U.S.-led troops to a border village in a raid that left at least 15 people dead on Wednesday, including civilians, officials said. A Pakistani army spokesman said the attack was the first ever ground incursion by foreign forces on its territory and warned that it undermined efforts against terrorism.

September 18, 2008 | By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bulloch schools move football games to Thursday

Southeast Bulloch, Portal, Statesboro High and Bulloch Academy have changed their scheduled Friday night football games to Thursday, due to the threat of Hurricane Hanna.

September 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Traffic builds as Gustav evacuees return home

NEW ORLEANS - Cars, campers and sports utility vehicles jammed the roads back to the Louisiana coastline Wednesday, as the 2 million evacuees chased away by the threat of Hurricane Gustav tried to make their way home.

September 18, 2008 | By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | National


Somali insurgents vow more attacks during Ramadan

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali insurgents vowed on Wednesday to intensify their attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as the capital erupted in violence that forced residents to cower in their homes for hours.

September 18, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US troops mistakenly kill 6 Iraqis

BAGHDAD - U.S. troops on boats in the Tigris river mistakenly killed six Iraqis Wednesday in an exchange of fire between the two sides north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said.

September 18, 2008 | By ANNA JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 9/4

Jim Callaghan, former British Prime Minister, said, "A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice."

September 18, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Man accused of killing 6 in Wash. recently jailed

ALGER, Wash. - A shooting rampage in which six people were killed in a series of confrontations from a tiny town to the state's busiest highway ended with the surrender of a troubled man who was recently released from jail, authorities said.

September 18, 2008 | By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press Writer | National


Factory orders see wide gains led by aircraft

WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories rose by a larger-than-expected amount in July as demand for commercial aircraft, heavy machinery and iron and steel all posted solid gains.

September 18, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | National


7 years for Conn. trash hauler accused of mob ties

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A Connecticut trash hauler was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Wednesday for a price-fixing conspiracy that authorities say was supported by mob muscle, violence and extortion.

September 18, 2008 | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN Associated Press Writer | National


Immigration issues resurface on some state ballots

PORTLAND, Ore. - In a high school classroom, Xavier Chavez is trying to teach a group of restless teenagers about Manifest Destiny - the 19th century belief that the United States was divinely fated to stretch from sea to shining sea.

September 18, 2008 | By JULIA SILVERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 9/4

DEAR ABBY: My father and I usually get along well, but whenever we get into an argument, he'll say something like, "Well, maybe I should just kill myself. Then you won't have to deal with me!" This has been going on for as long as I can remember. I'm 21 now.

September 18, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


GSU pumped more than $740M into area counties during 2007-08

Georgia Southern University had an economic impact of nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars - $748 million -during the 2007-2008 fiscal year.

September 18, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Palin speaks at convention; McCain accepts nomination

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Claiming her historic spot on the Republican ticket, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin uncorked a slashing attack on Barack Obama Wednesday night and vowed to help John McCain bring real change to Washington.

September 18, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Governor’s hearing to remove Detroit mayor begins

DETROIT - Gov. Jennifer Granholm opened an extraordinary hearing Wednesday to determine whether Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick committed misconduct and should be removed from office in a scandal over steamy text messages and a multimillion-dollar legal settlement.

September 18, 2008 | By ED WHITE and COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


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Playoffs at stake as BA, Pinewood renew rivalry

In a region with only five teams, the margin for error gets pretty slim. The Bulloch Academy Gators have gone from a possibility of winning ...

October 19, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Screven-and-0?

SYLVANIA - That the Screven County Gamecocks are rolling through their region should come as no surprise. Screven County notched a 9-1 regular season record last ...

October 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Portal heads east for third straight week

PORTAL - With four of the six teams in Portal's sub-region hailing from the Savannah area, the Panthers are no stranger to the hour-plus road ...

October 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SEB heads to Groves

The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets were just over a minute from seeing any chance at hosting a state playoff game go up in flames. Savannah ...

October 19, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SHS Softball falls in second round of state playoffs

LOCUST GROVE - The Statesboro Blue Devils were five outs from advancing to the Elite Eight in the state Class AAAAA playoffs Wednesday night, but were ...

October 19, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Falcons brace for Patriots

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons haven't won a game since September.

October 19, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons




Do or die for SHS

The Statesboro Blue Devil softball team is now one win away from another first. A trip to Columbus Georgia and a ticket to the elite ...

October 18, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Matt Ryan trying to get on track

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan can't seem to shake his Super Bowl hangover.

October 18, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


In need of ‘forever’ homes

Four hundred ninety-nine children across the state of Georgia who don't know each other have one thing in common: they want a forever home ...

October 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




SEB swept out of state playoffs

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch softball team saw its season come to an end Wednesday evening after Cook High School came to town and and brought ...

October 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Eagles dominate field in Atlanta

A good start to the fall portion of the Georgia Southern Men's Golf season turned great Tuesday afternoon in metro-Atlanta. The Eagles torched a ...

October 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


2nd round awaits SHS, SEB

The second round of the state softball playoffs is something brand new for the Statesboro Blue Devils (17-9), but something the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets ...

October 17, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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