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Local Roundup: SoCon releases composite schedule

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The 2008 Southern Conference football schedule was announced by Commissioner John Iamarino. Samford joins the league for the 2008 season, bringing league membership to nine for football. Each team will play eight conference contests over a 13-week span.

April 16, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Report: Low graduation rates in many city school districts

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration announced Tuesday it will require states to report high school graduation rates in a uniform way instead of using a variety of methods that critics say are often based on unreliable information.

April 16, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Feds: Administration will use waivers of regulations to build more of border fence

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration plans to use its authority to bypass more than 30 laws and regulations in an effort to finish building 670 miles of fence along the southwest U.S. border by the end of this year, federal officials said Tuesday.

April 16, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


As gasoline nears $4 a gallon, Congress has questions about Big Oil’s big profits

WASHINGTON - Top executives of the five biggest U.S. oil companies said Tuesday they know high fuel prices are hurting consumers, but deflected any blame and argued their profits - $123 billion last year - were in line with other industries.

April 16, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Study finds transplants with older corneas as good as younger ones

WASHINGTON - Older corneas seem to transplant as well as younger ones, says a major new study that promises to expand the age of cornea donation to 75.

April 16, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


Senate Democrats push foreclosure relief measures, but GOP may balk

WASHINGTON - A legislative effort to address the nation's home foreclosure crisis was likely to move ahead in the Senate Tuesday as Democratic and GOP leaders seemed poised to defuse a potential filibuster.

April 16, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Clinton likens herself to legendary film boxer Rocky, says she won’t quit

PHILADELPHIA - Perhaps the analogy was inevitable: Hillary Rodham Clinton as Rocky Balboa, the scrappy underdog boxer from Philadelphia memorably depicted in the 1976 Oscar-winning film. Even if Rocky did lose his first big fight.

April 16, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain highlights military heritage at start of the biographical tour

MERIDIAN, Miss. - Republican Sen. John McCain embarked on a carefully crafted tour to introduce himself to a wider election audience on Monday, but quickly veered off script to express surprise at the Iraqi government's crackdown on Shiite militias.

April 16, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, March 31, 2008

April 15, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Police Report - April 1

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 15, 2008 | | Crime Report


GSU to honor professors, students

Faculty, staff and students of Georgia Southern University will come together Wednesday morning for their annual Honors Day Convocation. Held at the Performing Arts Center, the university will honor their own with more than 200 awards, including Professor of the Year.

April 15, 2008 | | Local


Lady and her horn

Most musicians are either technical or artistic. Statesboro High School's Melanie Schmid is both. Once she picks up her French horn, the instrument becomes an extension of her arms. Her fingers glide across the keys of the horn, as she coaxes from her instrument sounds that please and amaze, as they resonate around the room.

April 15, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Gator bats break loose

Bulloch Academy took batting practice Monday afternoon but it wasn't Gator head coach Daryl Evans who pitched - it was Robert Toombs' Trey Wingate, Joseph Holmes and Matt Parker.

April 15, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Cities worldwide switch off lights to raise awareness of global warming

CHICAGO - From the Sydney Opera House to Rome's Colosseum to the Sears Tower's famous antennas in Chicago, floodlit icons of civilization went dark Saturday for Earth Hour, a worldwide campaign to highlight the threat of climate change.

April 14, 2008 | By CARYN ROUSSEAU Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - March 31

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. Statesboro Police Arrests

April 14, 2008 | | Crime Report


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Freedom, Gus, Keel bring Georgia Southern to the Capitol

Georgia Southern University hosted its second annual "Day at the Capitol" event on Tuesday in Atlanta.

February 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County man charged with kidnapping woman

A man is in jail after a female acquaintance told Bulloch County deputies that he had kidnapped her.

February 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Quinn lays out winning plan

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn is looking to build a defense that plays "fast and physical" and an offense with balance as coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

February 03, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


SEB surfs by Beach

SAVANNAH - Lamont Ballard looked like the coolest person in the gym. And, as it turned out he was.

February 03, 2015 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Juror removed from Aaron Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. - The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez removed a juror Tuesday, saying there was evidence she had previously discussed evidence in the case and had an early interest in being seated on the panel.

February 03, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Smoltz pays visit to future Cooperstown home

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - When John Smoltz plopped down in a director's chair inside the Baseball Hall of Fame and stared at all the bronze plaques on the walls, the moment was both magical and a bit overwhelming.

February 03, 2015 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Armstrong cited after cars hit by SUV

DENVER - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars with an SUV after a night of partying in Aspen, Colorado, but agreed to let his longtime girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention, police reports show.

February 03, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Sports


Blank: Falcons 'wrong' to add crowd noise

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Tuesday he has seen enough of the NFL's investigation of fake crowd noise at Atlanta's home games to acknowledge wrongdoing.

February 03, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Space heater likely cause of fatal Millen house fire

A space heater is believed to be the cause of a house fire in Millen Sunday morning that took the life of a teenage boy.

February 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




No injuries after semi flips in Bulloch County

No one was injured Monday morning when an 18-wheeler flipped over on Georgia Highway 119 near the Interstate 16 off ramp.

February 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern University launches new virtual campus tour

Georgia Southern University recently launched a virtual campus tour for prospective students interested in learning more about the university and the admissions experience.

February 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sherry Lynn's is full of unique Valentine's gifts

Sherry Lynn's Farm Girl Miscellany and Sherry Lynn's Salon is located at 8 East Vine Street behind the Sea Island Bank's downtown drive thru.

February 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


The way to your Valentine's heart may go through Mom

WASHINGTON - Guys, if you want to get the girl, try bringing flowers - to her mother.

February 03, 2015 | By CONNIE CASS and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press




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