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GSU student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

An undergraduate student at Georgia Southern University residing off-campus was diagnosed with suspected bacterial meningitis. He was treated with prophylactic medication and immediately transported to the East Georgia Regional Medical Center for additional testing and treatment. Initial testing indicates the student does have bacterial meningitis and additional testing is being conducted to confirm the diagnosis.

November 24, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Bhutto placed under house arrest for 1 day, 5,000 supporters rounded up

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - President Gen. Pervez Musharraf placed opposition leader Benazir Bhutto under house arrest for a single day Friday - surrounding her villa with barbed wire - and rounded up thousands of her supporters to block a mass rally against his emergency rule.

November 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


US frees 9 Iranians in Iraq in possible outreach to Tehran

BAGHDAD - In a possible break in the U.S.-Iranian standoff in Iraq, the U.S. military on Friday released nine Iranians no longer deemed a threat, including two accused of membership in an elite force suspected of arming Shiite militias.

November 24, 2007 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Immigrants are being ripped off by phone cards that don’t deliver the promised minutes

MIAMI - They can be seen hanging behind the counter at the mini-mart, those brightly colored phone cards for calling Latin America, Africa and Asia. Often, they are the only reliable way for immigrants to stay in touch with their families.

November 24, 2007 | By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


Orr ends career as team leader

One of the attractions of Georgia Southern football for Russell Orr was the opportunity to win championship rings.

November 24, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


Border fence could cut through backyards, create a no-man’s-land

GRANJENO, Texas - Founded 240 years ago, this sleepy Texas town along the Rio Grande has outlasted the Spanish, then the Mexicans and then the short-lived independent Republic of Texas. But it may not survive the U.S. government's effort to secure the Mexican border with a steel fence.

November 23, 2007 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bulloch Veterans Day program set for Monday

Since Nov. 11, 1918, when World War I ended across the Western Front in Europe on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Americans everywhere have stopped to honor the brave men and women who have stepped to the front in battle so that they could live free. This is not a day to celebrate war, but to celebrate peace – and remember those who fought for it.

November 23, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


WWII film to be shown Monday in honor of Veterans Day

The community is invited to celebrate the lives of veterans with a showing of Larry Cappetto's powerful World War II documentary "Lest They Be Forgotten." The film will be shown 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at the Emma Kelly Theater. It is free to the public and sponsored by Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory.

November 23, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Amid health concerns, FEMA bars workers from stored trailers; 48,000 still occupied

NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is barring employees from entering thousands of stored travel trailers over concerns about hazardous fumes, while more than 48,000 other trailers continue to be used by hurricane victims in Louisiana and Mississippi.

November 23, 2007 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Georgia leader seeks to cool unrest, Western criticism by calling early presidential election

TBILISI, Georgia - Under fire from the West, the U.S.-friendly leader of this former Soviet republic moved Thursday to defuse an explosive political crisis by calling an early presidential election and promising to quickly lift a state of emergency.

November 23, 2007 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Mother says her son began to stumble and vomit after eating Chinese-made toy, now recalled

A mother said Thursday she knew something was terribly wrong when her 20-month-old son began to stumble and started vomiting. He had just ingested a popular toy that contains a chemical that turns into a powerful ''date rape'' drug when eaten.

November 23, 2007 | By DIKKY SINN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cruise ship runs aground in Virginia with 66 aboard; passengers rescued safely

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The captain of a small cruise ship with 66 people aboard ran the vessel aground early Thursday to keep it from sinking after it began taking on water, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

November 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


30-year fixed mortgage rates fall for third straight week, hit lowest level in five months

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell for the third straight week, dropping to the lowest level in five months.

November 23, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Furman offense riding high

Chris Hatcher is getting ready to experience his first Georgia Southern-Furman football game, and the intensity of the rivalry is not lost on him.

November 23, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


BA to play bittersweet Senior Night

The only thing at stake for the Bulloch Academy Gators tonight when they host Memorial Day School is their character.

November 23, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


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Argentina nets win in extra time

SAO PAULO - Angel Di Maria scored deep into extra time Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

July 01, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | Sports


Press to continue: How video game tech is changing cancer treatment

At an age when most kids start school and learn to ride bikes, Nico Poux was fighting for his life. Diagnosed with leukemia at age 6, Poux has battled cancer the bulk of his life.

July 01, 2014 | By CHANDRA JOHNSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Georgia nursing homes in arrears may lose Medicaid

Nursing homes and other medical providers that owe money to a Georgia health agency now face a repayment timetable that could lead to their being cut off from the government Medicaid program.

July 01, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Birth control ruling sparks political clash

WASHINGTON - Republicans called it a win for religious freedom. The decision of the Supreme Court, they said, is further evidence the country's new health care law is deeply flawed.

July 01, 2014 | By STEVE PEOPLES and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Nation


Conviction in NYC cop cannibalism case overturned

NEW YORK - A federal judge has overturned the conviction of a former New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women.

July 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Nation




Mets implode in 8th, Braves win

ATLANTA - Three errors by New York fueled Atlanta's comeback as the Braves scored four runs in the eighth inning and beat the Mets 5-3 for their fifth straight win.

June 30, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Germany, France win; Cup says goodbye to Africa

RIO DE JANEIRO - Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.

June 30, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trial highlights NCAA changes already underway

Sonny Vaccaro already feels like a winner, no matter how a federal judge rules in the antitrust lawsuit he helped bring against the NCAA.

June 30, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mental disorder not factor in Pistorius shooting

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and was able to understand the wrongfulness of what he had done, according to psychiatric reports submitted Monday at the Olympic athlete's murder trial.

June 30, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


My Take: Truly the dawn of a new Georgia Southern era

Did you notice anything different in the air when you woke up Tuesday morning? Was there a sense of newness, wonder and anticipation that wasn't present on Monday?

June 30, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Sun sets on SoCon for Georgia Southern

It's been long anticipated, but as of today, Georgia Southern is officially an all-sports member of the Sun Belt Conference.

June 30, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


University System of Georgia changes gay couples' benefits

ATLANTA - Married same-sex couples will get tax benefits equal to heterosexual couples through a retirement plan offered by the University System of Georgia, following a Monday vote by the system's governing board.

June 30, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Obama lauds former CEO as right choice to fix VA

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sought to turn the page Monday on a humiliating chapter in the history of the Veterans Affairs Department, tapping former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the sprawling agency.

June 30, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Local


Statesboro native puts on 'World's Largest Kids Fishing Rodeo'

Statesboro native and former superintendent of schools Dr. Billy Bice and his wife, Florence Ann, retired to St. Simons Island several years ago. Shortly after moving there, he purchased a 22-foot Pathfinder bay boat and began Billy Bee Charters. Billy caters to families, but the focus is on children.

June 30, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


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