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Fed announces further steps to ease credit crunch

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Tuesday ramped up efforts to provide more relief to squeezed financial institutions, a coordinated action with other central banks aimed at easing a global credit crises that threatens to push the U.S. economy into its first recession since 2001.

March 26, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


AP NewsBreak: US lists rights abuses in China, Russia others in annual report

WASHINGTON - China, host of the summer Olympics, is an authoritarian nation that denies its people basic human rights and freedoms, harasses journalists and foreign aid workers and tortures prisoners, the United States charged Tuesday.

March 26, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Washington


McCain aims to ignite campaign with money, bio and issues tours

PHOENIX - John McCain declared Monday he has been cancer-free since a bout with skin cancer 7 1/2 years ago, although the pending Republican presidential nominee underwent a full medical examination - including a cancer screening - earlier in the day.

March 26, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


2008 E-Z-GO Schenkel field announced

Eighteen of the nation's strongest intercollegiate golf programs will converge into one place this weekend to compete in the 29th Annual Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational. Regarded as one of college golf's premier intercollegiate tournaments, the 54-hole tournament will run March 14-16, at the par-72, 6,962-yard Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Ga.

March 26, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


24 killed in suicide attacks in Pakistan; more than 200 others wounded

LAHORE, Pakistan - Massive suicide bombs ripped through a seven-story police headquarters and a business on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding more than 200 others in attacks that deepened Pakistan's security crisis.

March 26, 2008 | By ASIF SHAHZAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Troop cut in doubt as British cost of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan doubles

LONDON - The British government may not meet its promise to slash troop levels in Iraq to 2,500 by the summer, defense officials indicated Tuesday.

March 26, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Croatian generals go on trial, accused of murder, persecution of Serbs

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Three generals regarded as national heroes in Croatia went on trial Tuesday, accused of orchestrating the killing of at least 150 Serbs in a 1995 military campaign that unleashed widespread murder and pillage.

March 26, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Eagle football spring report: Day 1

Video: First day of Spring football for GSU.

March 25, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


BA wins baseball opener

Sophomore Taylor Burke hurled a complete game and added a couple of hits to help Bulloch Academy take a 7-4 season-opening win over St. Andrews of Savannah Monday.

March 25, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Local Roundup: Bennett named WTOC Player of the Year

Monnette Bennett was named WTOC Player of the Year on Monday.

March 25, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Police Report - March 11

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.

March 25, 2008 | | Crime Report


Black pastor fights KKK store in building he claims to own

LAURENS, S.C. - A black civil rights activist is fighting to close a store that sells KKK robes and T-shirts emblazoned with racial slurs. David Kennedy is confident he can make it happen. After all, he says he owns the building.

March 25, 2008 | By KATRINA A. GOGGINS Associated Press Writer | National


Miller's walk-off sends Pitt packing

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Matt Miller (Canton/Woodstock) hit the first pitch of the bottom of the 10th inning over the right field fence, giving Georgia Southern a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh in the nightcap of the Keith LeClair Classic. The Eagles won both games Saturday, improving to 6-5 overall.

March 24, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMr | Georgia Southern


Eagles take two of three at tourney

Greenville, N.C. - Phillip Porter had two hits, but Georgia Southern dropped a 9-3 decision to host East Carolina in the finale of the Keith LeClair Classic Sunday afternoon. Both teams went 2-0 on Saturday, and the Eagles fell to 6-6 overall following the loss.

March 24, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


AP Exclusive: US troops may have become sick in Iraq from contaminated water

WASHINGTON - Dozens of U.S. troops in Iraq fell sick at bases using "unmonitored and potentially unsafe" water supplied by the military and a contractor once owned by Vice President Dick Cheney's former company, the Pentagon's internal watchdog says.

March 24, 2008 | By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Statesboro's Fashion for Compassion event to benefit Georgia's Princess Ball

The third annual Fashion for Compassion event inside the Emma Kelly Theater at the Averitt Center for the Arts takes place at 6 p.m. Friday. This has become the January First Friday event in recent years.

December 30, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Wreckage, bodies reveal jet's fate days after it disappeared

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony Tuesday as images of debris and a bloated body flashed across Indonesian television screens, proof that the plane crashed into the sea two days earlier with 162 people on board.

December 30, 2014 | By DEWI NURCAHYANI and ROBIN McDOWELL Associated Press | Associated Press




Gentlemen's Classic ends with a bang

After a pair of hard-fought games over the weekend, Statesboro ended its annual Gentlemen's Classic in style.

December 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: Another ranked team falls to Portal

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers played a top-5 team from Class AA for the second game in a row, and got another win.

December 29, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Prep Sports 360


Restoration of 1930 Tybee Island theater to finish in 2015

TYBEE ISLAND - Built by the Army in 1930, the Tybee Post Theater showed its last movie five decades ago and had fallen into disrepair by the time a developer sought to demolish it in 1999.

December 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


2 men open fire on Los Angeles police patrol car

LOS ANGELES - Two men opened fire on a police car patrolling a tough part of Los Angeles, but the two officers inside were not injured and one was able to shoot back, authorities said Monday. One suspect was later arrested and the other was on the loose.

December 29, 2014 | By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press | Associated Press


Volunteers come together to prepare Christmas lunch for Statesboro’s Rebecca’s Cafe

At a time when many in our community and nation are divided by skin color, size of bank account and beliefs or unbelief, one place melded hearts and joined hands the week of Christmas to feed families and individuals in need.

December 29, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Belk Bowl: UGA's Richt unsure who Cards will start at QB

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Coach Bobby Petrino won't say who will start at quarterback for Louisville in the Belk Bowl. He will concede this: Both Reggie Bonnafon and Kyle Bolin will play against Georgia.

December 29, 2014 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | UGA


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Here are my 2015 'crystal ball' predictions

A quick poll of local retailers show what seems to be one of the best Christmas selling seasons, even rivaling the pre-recession period.

December 29, 2014 | | Business


Bulloch County wreck kills Glennville man

A Glennville man was killed Friday in a collision at the intersection of Langston Chapel Road and U.S. Highway 301 South.

December 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local






Falcons fire Mike Smith after 2nd straight losing season

ATLANTA - Mike Smith was fired as the Atlanta Falcons' coach Monday, one day after the end of his second straight losing season and a 34-3 rout by the Carolina Panthers before booing fans at the Georgia Dome.

December 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | Sports


In crowded skies, lost plane's request for new path denied

SURABAYA, Indonesia - The plane sought permission to climb above threatening clouds. Air traffic control couldn't say yes immediately - there was no room. Six other commercial airliners were crowding the surrounding airspace, forcing AirAsia Flight 8501 to remain at a lower altitude.

December 29, 2014 | By TRISNADI MARJAN and MARGIE MASON Associated Press | Associated Press


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