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Texas: Mexican-born murderer should be executed

HOUSTON - The planned execution this week of a man convicted in one of Houston's most brutal murder cases in a generation has become among the most contentious in the state that has the nation's busiest capital punishment system.

August 18, 2008 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - August 3

(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.)

August 18, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Police Report - August 4

(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.)

August 18, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Grass-roots effort in Egypt fights ’cutting’ girls

SULTAN ZAWYIT, Egypt - In this small Nile River farming village, Maha Mohammed has started to doubt whether she should circumcise her two daughters.

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


Afghan mothers keep their kids with them in prison

KABUL, Afghanistan - Three-year-old Wahid nervously clutched a dirty blue stuffed bunny, as the other children in the prison huddled around.

August 18, 2008 | By ALISA TANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Abbas denies asylum to supporters from Gaza

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday refused to grant West Bank asylum to forces who fled weekend faction fighting in Hamas-ruled Gaza, despite fears for their safety.

August 18, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Some see red over proposed ’green’ resort in Maine

WINTER HARBOR, Maine - On paper, the development here in eastern Maine sounds like a dream for people looking to get away from it all.

August 18, 2008 | By CLARKE CANFIELD Associated Press Writer | National


School bully problem? Send in the clown

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Marvin Nash - a.k.a. Starvin' Marvin - has been a professional rodeo clown for some 30 years, entertaining fans and protecting bull riders at great risk to himself. He routinely taunts bulls that outweigh him by more than 1,000 pounds.

August 18, 2008 | By BOB MOEN Associated Press Writer | National


Burned before, fans weigh whether to believe

So you hear about a 41-year-old swimmer making the Olympics eight years after retiring and two years after giving birth. You immediately think:

August 18, 2008 | By RACHEL COHEN Associated Press Writer | National


Chinese grumble about the Olympics, but quietly

SHIJIAZHUANG, China - From the desktop computer at the foot of his bed, Zhang Heng dares to complain about the Beijing Olympics.

August 18, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Tug repeatedly warned before Miss. River collision

NEW ORLEANS - The pilot of a huge tanker urged a tug boat pushing a barge to get out of the way of the tanker just before a collision on the Mississippi River, which caused thousands of gallons of fuel oil to spill from the barge into a busy stretch of the inland waterway, Coast Guard radio transmissions showed.

August 18, 2008 | By ALAN SAYRE Associated Press Writer | National


Bush trip to Asia balances fun, diplomacy

President Bush's visit to Beijing almost looks like a vacation - right down to a family reunion. But his three-nation Asian trip also takes him to the doorsteps of two troublesome regimes while forcing him to balance the Olympic spirit with the delicacies of diplomacy.

August 18, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Anglican leader urges ban on gay bishops

NEW YORK - The spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans urged church leaders Sunday not to consecrate any other gay bishops for now, as he ended a once-a-decade Anglican assembly that was dedicated to preventing schism in the troubled fellowship.

August 18, 2008 | By RACHEL ZOLL Associated Press Writer | National


Stampede kills 145 at remote Hindu temple in India

NEW DELHI - Thousands of panicked pilgrims stampeded Sunday at a remote mountaintop temple in northern India during celebrations to honor a Hindu goddess, sending dozens of people plummeting to their deaths and trampling scores more. Police said 145 people were killed.

August 18, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bomb hidden in trash pile kills 20 Somalis

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A bomb hidden under a pile of garbage killed at least 20 people, half of them women who were sweeping the street in Somalia's capital, witnesses and doctors said Sunday.

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


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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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