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Hong Kong closes all kindergartens, primary schools for 500,000 youngsters amid flu outbreak

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's government ordered Wednesday that all kindergartens and primary schools be closed for two weeks amid a flu outbreak, shutting down classes for more than a half million students.

March 27, 2008 | By MIN LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas sets terms for cease-fire with Israel but West Bank attack could cloud prospects

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Hamas prime minister called publicly Wednesday for a period of calm with Israel, laying out conditions that would end attacks on Palestinian militants, open Gaza's borders and lift economic sanctions.

March 27, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Khomeini granddaughter says reformist ex-president Khatami only hope against Iran hard-liners

TEHRAN, Iran - She is a granddaughter of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the 1979 Islamic revolution, but Zahra Eshraghi has long been a leader of reformers seeking to liberalize Iran.

March 27, 2008 | By LEE KEATH and ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Southwest Airlines grounds 41 jets after missing required inspections for structural cracks

DALLAS - Southwest Airlines grounded 41 planes overnight - about 8 percent of its fleet - in the wake of its recent admission that it had missed required inspections of some planes for structural cracks.

March 27, 2008 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | National


Stocks get a lift from investors optimistic about Fed efforts, rise in crude oil inventories

NEW YORK - Wall Street advanced in choppy trading Wednesday, extending the huge rally a day earlier that was triggered by the Federal Reserve's plans to pump liquidity into distressed financial markets.

March 27, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


Ill. mom goes to trial for briefly leaving child in car; case sparks Internet debate

CHICAGO - Treffly Coyne was out of her car for just minutes and no more than 10 yards away.

March 27, 2008 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | National


Prostitution scandal drives New York’s Gov. Eliot Spitzer from office

NEW YORK - Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned in disgrace Wednesday after getting caught in a call-girl scandal that shattered his corruption-fighting, straight-arrow image, saying: ''I cannot allow my private failings to disrupt the people's work.''

March 27, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK and MICHAEL GORMLEY Associated Press Writers | National


Diamond Eagles hold off Upstate, win 11-8

Georgia Southern scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, all without recording an out, and seven starters had at least two hits in an 11-8 win over USC Upstate Tuesday night (March 11). The Eagles improved to 7-6 overall while the Spartans fell to 5-9 as both teams sat through a rain delay in the third inning.

USC Upstate took a 2-0 lead in its half of the third. A hit and error put the first two runners on. Groundouts from Casey Rivers and Andrew Runion plated both.

March 27, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Reports: Prosecutor says police have possible break in slaying of UNC’s student body president

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Police investigating the slaying of the University of North Carolina's student body president may have a break in the case, and police planned an announcement Wednesday.

March 27, 2008 | By ERIN GARTNER Associated Press Writer | National


Dallas cops: Mom threw 2 children, self off freeway overpass during morning rush; all survive

DALLAS - A woman threw her two struggling young children from a freeway overpass during Wednesday's morning rush before leaping off herself, police said, but all three survived the 22-foot fall into traffic.

March 27, 2008 | By JEFF CARLTON and SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press Writers | National


Democrats, Republicans seek political points as Capitol Hill budget debate begins Wednesday

WASHINGTON - Congress is considering dueling fiscal plans for the upcoming year that illustrate the unappetizing budget choices facing the next president.

March 27, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Three coalition forces die during a rocket attack on their base south of Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Three soldiers were killed in a rocket attack on their combat outpost south of Baghdad on Wednesday, the military announced, bringing to 12 the number of military personnel who have been killed in Iraq over the past three days.

March 27, 2008 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


FBI asked to investigate whether White House destroyed e-mail in Valerie Plame controversy

WASHINGTON - An ethics advocacy group asked the FBI on Wednesday to investigate the White House e-mail controversy, saying electronic messages about the Valerie Plame affair may have been destroyed.

March 27, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Capitol Hill threat level raised because of airspace violation

WASHINGTON - An aircraft violated the restricted airspace around federal Washington Wednesday, prompting security officials to raise the threat level from yellow to orange and order personnel in the U.S. Capitol to prepare to evacuate.

March 27, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


EPA considers tougher requirements for cutting smog

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency is tightening the air quality health standard for smog, but not by as much as many medical experts believe is needed to protect the elderly and young children.

March 27, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Lady Blue Devils notch 2-0 win over SEB

March 31, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


CDC: No change in autism numbers

ATLANTA - A government report released Thursday shows no change in how common autism is among U.S. children.

March 31, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local




Plankenhorn sees biggest turnout yet

Superstition would have you believe the number 13 is unlucky. Nonetheless, the 13th Annual Derrick Plankenhorn Invitational held at Southeast Bulloch Wednesday afternoon was full ...

March 30, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


One last dance

From the outside looking in, Statesboro's Alex Wagner and Southeast Bulloch's L.A. Anderson appear to have nothing in common.

March 30, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


NCAA title on cable for 1st time; ratings depend on matchups

NEW YORK - The NCAA Tournament's semifinals moved to cable for the first time in 2014, and viewership was down 11 percent from the season ...

March 30, 2016 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rain or shine, First Friday offers plenty of fun

Despite the strong threat of rain Friday afternoon, downtown Statesboro's monthly First Friday celebration has plenty of indoor activities scheduled just in case. And ...

March 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Two different calculations on LGBT rights

ATLANTA - Two Republican governors. Two proposals at the heart of LGBT rights. One rejection. One new law.

March 30, 2016 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Feed the Boro Golf Scramble is April 14

Feed the Boro is an annual tradition in Statesboro that has helped serve a hot Thanksgiving meal to thousands since it started more than 20 ...

March 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Spring and Easter… the perfect time for Lori Grice portraits

The welcoming of warmer weather and flowers blooming signals the beginning of spring and the upcoming Easter holiday. Easter brings families together to celebrate the ...

March 08, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Victoria Family Practice Medical Clinic

Since entering the Statesboro healthcare market in 2009, Dr. Daniel Okungbowa has embraced the community with a passion of ensuring that every citizen has access ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


The Lodge at Bethany scheduled to open to the community

Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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