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NJ, Texas courts scrap awards from Vioxx cases

NEWARK, N.J. - Appeals courts in New Jersey and Texas on Thursday scrapped verdicts against the drugmaker Merck & Co. Inc. stemming from some of the earliest trials involving its once popular painkiller Vioxx.

June 13, 2008 | By JEFFREY GOLD AP Business Writer | National


Dubai goes from business to music mecca

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Those who fetch $130 for a barrel of oil can call the tune these days. And it seems the tune is becoming so catchy that even Madonna, the original Material Girl, might be singing soon in this rich Gulf city-state.

June 13, 2008 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


First tropical storm of Pacific season lashes Central America with rain, winds

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Tropical Storm Alma lashed the coast of Central America with heavy rains and high winds on Thursday after becoming the first such storm of the eastern Pacific season.

June 13, 2008 | By FILADELFO ALEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN chief walked diplomatic tightrope with junta

BANGKOK, Thailand - No mention of Myanmar's detained pro-democracy leader. No talk of holding a controversial vote despite a catastrophic cyclone. Not a word about the military regime's history of human rights abuses.

June 13, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chemical fire, rain hamper China quake recovery

CHENGDU, China - A stockpile of chemicals being used to disinfect an earthquake-shattered Chinese town ignited Thursday and injured scores of soldiers doing relief work, adding to a day of problems for urgent recovery efforts.

June 13, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


The Eagles Nest: Best of the 2007-2008 season

The Eagles Nest for Wednesday, May 28.

June 12, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


Bush says country must not lose its nerve in Iraq

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - President Bush said Wednesday that rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan while battles rage is proving difficult, and ''we're learning as we go.''

June 12, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Ex-SEAL trainee’s friend says only he killed woman

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A former Navy SEAL trainee testified Wednesday that he alone killed a Georgia college student, a crime that sent him and a friend to prison.

June 12, 2008 | By SONJA BARISIC Associated Press Writer | National


SEB student named a National Merit Scholarship finalist

There are awards, and then there are honors. Casey Woodrum, who graduated Saturday from Southeast Bulloch High School, has earned quite a few of both. However, his latest recognition puts him in elite company, indeed. Woodrum was named a National Merit Scholarship finalist.

June 12, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Feds open grasslands for haying and grazing

BISMARCK, N.D. - The federal government is allowing millions of acres of land now left idle to be used for haying and grazing, after birds have finished nesting on grasslands this summer.

June 12, 2008 | By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Putin appointment to Belarus post concerns US

WASHINGTON - The United States is concerned about a new sign of deepening ties between Belarus and Russia at a time of heightened tensions with both countries.

June 12, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Astronauts to deliver pump for balky space toilet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA rushed Wednesday to get a special pump on board shuttle Discovery to fix a balky toilet at the international space station.

June 12, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National


3 shark attacks have Mexico resort area in panic

ZIHUATANEJO, Mexico - No one could even remember a shark attack along this resort-studded stretch of Mexican coast popular with surfers and Hollywood's elite. Many of the large predators had been pulled from the ocean by fishermen.

June 12, 2008 | By ALEXANDRA OLSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sunnis suspend talks with Iraqi government

BAGHDAD - Iraq's largest Sunni Arab political bloc said Wednesday it has suspended talks on ending its boycott of the Shiite-led government due to a dispute over which positions it would assume, the head of the bloc said Wednesday.

June 12, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China: Rebuilding after quake will be ’arduous’

CHENGDU, China - Rebuilding China's devastated earthquake zone will be a long and arduous process, the government warned Wednesday in a signal to millions of survivors living in tents that there will be no quick return to normalcy from their upturned lives.

June 12, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Dec. 7 - Mrs. Patsy Simmons Henley, age 72, died Monday morning at her residence.

Mrs. Patsy Simmons Henley

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


Georgia leads US in executions this year

JACKSON - Lawyers seeking to block Tuesday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law after a custody fight over a young son ...

December 06, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Friday is day to vote for WJMS $100,000 STEM lab makeover

Supporters who visit the FabSchoolLabs page on Facebook this Friday, and only this Friday, could help William James Middle School win $100,000 for a ...

December 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Vaden Nissan using Winn-Dixie parking lot

One of the best parts of this job is learning what interests our readers the most. I gauge this by the questions I am asked ...

December 06, 2016 | | Local




Trump not saying what he'll do about Dakota Access pipeline

CANNON BALL, N.D. - Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a "top priority" when ...

December 05, 2016 | | Associated Press


Police: Fake news story led gunman to DC pizza shop

WASHINGTON - The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of references to pizza parties. It morphed into fake online ...

December 05, 2016 | | Associated Press


Man gets life without parole in son's hot car death

MARIETTA - A judge on Monday sentenced a Georgia man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found that he ...

December 05, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Driver falls asleep, strikes utility pole

A man fell asleep at the wheel Wednesday morning, lost control of his vehicle and struck a utility pole on Northside Drive West, according to ...

December 05, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Woman killed in single-car accident on I-16

A woman was killed Thursday when she lost control of her vehicle on Interstate 16 near the 136 mile marker.

December 05, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Farmers & Merchants names Davis to chair Board

Gary M. Davis, accountant, restaurateur and longtime board member of Farmers & Merchants Bank, will now chair the bank's board of directors, FMB announced Monday.

December 05, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local




Dean, Gillespie relieved of duties from Georgia Southern staff

David Dean and Rance Gillespie have been relieved of their duties as Georgia Southern's co-offensive coordinators, head football coach Tyson Summers announced Sunday. A ...

December 04, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


One win doesn't define your season, even an upset

Saturday was the first time all season I actually felt like I was at a Georgia Southern football game.

December 04, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Winning is the only way up, no matter the method

No matter the level, Georgia Southern football doesn't seem to be interested in doing things the traditional way.

December 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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