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Gasoline prices surge easing, government says.

WASHINGTON - For two straight summers, motorists have seen gasoline prices soar past the $3-a-gallon mark nationwide.

April 25, 2007 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP IMPACT: New spy chief weighs changes to decades-old surveillance, intelligence powers

WASHINGTON - President Bush's spy chief is pushing to expand the government's surveillance authority at the same time the administration is under attack for stretching its domestic eavesdropping powers.

April 25, 2007 | By KATHERINE SHRADER Associated Press Writer | Nation


30 arrested for illegal poker game in Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. - Police have arrested 27 people in a gambling raid.

April 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Family claims wide-awake surgery led to minister’s suicide

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In the two weeks before he committed suicide, Sherman Sizemore thought people were trying to bury him alive.

April 25, 2007 | By TOM BREEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 4/11

Evan Esar, in his Comic Dictionary, wrote, "Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions."

April 25, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Giant yellow diamond goes public at Smithsonian

WASHINGTON - Light flashes across the 82 facets of the Tiffany Diamond, highlighting the brilliance of the giant gem at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

April 25, 2007 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Interview: Cuomo says student loan corruption widespread as school officials take leave

ALBANY, N.Y. - Cozy arrangements between colleges and the companies that lend their students billions of dollars are far more widespread than anticipated, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo told The Associated Press Tuesday, just as two more college financial aid officers were suspended amid a probe into the $85 billion industry.

April 25, 2007 | By MARK JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Democrats escalate fight over fired prosecutors by seeking more documents

WASHINGTON - Democrats subpoenaed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for more documents Tuesday, escalating their fight with the Bush administration over the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.

April 25, 2007 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Embryonic stem cell research bill is assured of Senate passage, but doomed by veto threat

WASHINGTON - Senate supporters of embryonic stem cell research refused to take another no for an answer Tuesday, advancing politically popular legislation that is assured of passage, yet doomed for the second straight year to a veto that Congress cannot override.

April 25, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Athlete of the Week: Eisenhart sparks SHS offense

The Statesboro boys soccer team has had an inexplicable time scoring goals this season. So as regular season's around the area end and region tournaments begins, leave it up to Statesboro's Thomas Eisenhart to spark the Blue Devils' offense.

April 25, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Congress’ approval hits high point in a year — 40 percent — as Democrats challenge Bush

WASHINGTON - Public approval for Congress is at its highest level in a year as Democrats mark 100 days in power and step up their confrontation with President Bush over his handling of the Iraq War, the issue that overshadows all others.

April 24, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Under heavy criticism, Britain’s government backtracks on letting freed sailors talk for pay

LONDON - Britain's government beat a hasty retreat Monday under withering criticism for allowing sailors and marines to be paid large sums for their stories about captivity in Iran.

April 24, 2007 | By ROBERT BARR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Louisiana is the last state standing on legal cockfighting circuit

BREAUX BRIDGE, La. - Spectators shake their fists, scream out wagers and cheer on their roosters, the air swirling with cigarette smoke and chicken feathers.

April 24, 2007 | By DOUG SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 4/10

Mark Twain said, "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."

April 24, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/10

DEAR DR. GOTT: Thank you for your interesting, useful information over many years. Here's one that may help older readers when they experience sluggish (though not constipated) bowels. This was a hint framed and on display where I worked as an RN at a nursing home.

April 24, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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Police: 2 fraudulent checks cashed at banks

One person cashed two fraudulent checks for more than $9,000 total, and another person tried to cash one for more than $1,900, Statesboro police said.

March 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Local foundation’s grants fund twists on teaching

Ten mini-grants will buy a total of six iPads at three Bulloch County schools, enable cartoon-based learning on two campuses and fund a Georgia history field trip, a lunchtime book club, a school play, a motivational speaker and the Whoville Shopping Village.

March 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU program seeking host families for international students

The students come from all over the world and arrive at Georgia Southern University without knowing a single person in the area. These international students are here to study and learn, but often find themselves feeling lost and alone.

March 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


More domestic violence shelters are taking in pets

NEW YORK - When her abusive husband left for work last fall, she grabbed her kids, her dog and her bags, only to run up against a heart-wrenching obstacle: None of the city's more than 50 domestic violence shelters would accept the pet.

March 26, 2014 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | World


3 Secret Service agents benched before Obama trip

WASHINGTON - The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday.

March 26, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | World


Dodgers top spender, ending Yanks' 15-year streak

NEW YORK - Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees off baseball's payroll perch, part of an offseason spending spree that has the average salary approaching $4 million for the first time.

March 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM Associated Press | World


March 25 - Mrs. Annie Lou “Lula” Jarrell Calhoun, age 90, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Syl-View H

Mrs. Annie Lou "Lula" Jarrell Calhoun

March 25, 2014 | | Obituaries




DeWayne Grice: No health insurance? ACA can help

Despite what you continue to see in the national news, the Affordable Care Act has brought about many positive changes to our health care system – especially for small business owners.

March 25, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


The Fritz era begins

Willie Fritz uses a voice recorder to take notes as he watches practice.

March 25, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Portal takes down visiting Montgomery County

PORTAL – An eight-run fifth inning finally put the brakes on a five game losing skid as the Portal Panthers powered their way to a 14-6 victory over Montgomery County Tuesday evening.

March 25, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


UNF holds off visiting Eagles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Georgia Southern Eagles scored five unanswered runs to rally within a run, but the North Florida Ospreys prevented the equalizer and won 8-7 at Harmon Stadium on Tuesday.

March 25, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Braves' Santana pitches 3 innings vs Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. - Ervin Santana allowed two runs in three innings as the Atlanta Braves topped the Detroit Tigers 12-3 Tuesday.

March 25, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Outdoor Life: Farm ponds offer the best in bass fishing

You can talk about reservoir fishing for bass all you want, and those places get most of the ink in outdoor magazines, but the real secret to catching the biggest largemouth of your life is simple - head to the farm ponds.

March 25, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


SHS JROTC faces off against Area 9

MILLEN - The Statesboro High School JROTC Drill Team competed against Area 9 at the last practice meet of the season on Saturday in Jenkins County.

March 25, 2014 | By JULIA FLETCHER Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


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