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Revelers usher in Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but sporadic violence mars festivities

NEW ORLEANS - Wearing beaded sunglasses with feathers, 83-year-old Lorraine McCaslin waved a green handkerchief as she danced in New Orleans' Woldenberg Park, ushering in what she says is her favorite time of year - Mardi Gras.

February 21, 2008 | By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press Writer | National


Judge rules President Bush cannot exempt Navy from no-sonar zone off Southern California

LOS ANGELES - Environmental groups seeking to protect whales from the potentially harmful effects of sonar cheered a legal victory against the Navy and the Bush administration.

February 21, 2008 | By ANDREW DALTON Associated Press Writer | National


Chad’s capital quieter but rebels threaten new assault; France ready to intervene if needed

N'DJAMENA, ChaD - Chad's capital was mostly quiet Tuesday but rebels seeking to oust the president kept to the fringes of the city and threatened a fresh attack. France said it was prepared to intervene militarily to help the government repel the assault if necessary.

February 21, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | World


Israel on high alert after suicide bombing in Dimona

JERUSALEM - Israeli security forces were on high alert Tuesday, sending beefed-up patrols to public areas such as shopping malls, bus stations and train depots a day after the first Palestinian suicide attack in more than a year.

February 21, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | World


US faces fresh claims of civilian deaths in Iraq; Military says insurgents among dead

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military faced complaints Tuesday from its Sunni allies over claims that more civilians had been killed by American forces - amplifying tensions as the Pentagon tries to calm anger over an airstrike last week that claimed innocent lives.

February 21, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | World


Obama coasts to win in Ga.; GOP race tighter

ATLANTA - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama coasted to a win Tuesday in Georgia over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton, riding a wave of support from the state's large black population.

February 21, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


Rhode Island teens charged under short-lived law won’t be prosecuted in adult courts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Seventeen-year-olds who were charged with felonies as adults under a short-lived state law will either have their cases dismissed or be transferred back to juvenile court under a judge's ruling released Tuesday.

February 21, 2008 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press Writer | National


Airline delays in 2007 were second worst ever, with more than 26 percent of flights late

WASHINGTON - Domestic airline delays in 2007 were the second worst on record, the Transportation Department said Tuesday.

February 21, 2008 | By DAN CATERINICCHIA AP Business Writer | National


Astrograph 2/7

The times ahead indicate an active year for you with a greater increase in your social activities and your professional life. This is because you will meet someone - an adventurous type - who will influence and spur you on.

February 21, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Police Report - February 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.

February 21, 2008 | | Crime Report


Astrograph 2/6

Aquarians are born with an instinct of what is to come and in the year ahead, this natural talent will enable you to be always one step ahead of your competitors. It will give you the wherewithal to achieve what you truly want.

February 21, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Police Report - February 5

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.)

February 21, 2008 | | Crime Report


Accidental overdose of prescription pills killed Heath Ledger; 6 sedatives, painkillers

NEW YORK - The actor Heath Ledger died from an accidental overdose of six different drugs - painkillers and sedatives - the medical examiner said Wednesday, leading doctors to warn of the dangers of mixing prescription drugs.

February 21, 2008 | By AMY WESTFELDT and STEPHANIE NANO Associated Press Writer | National


Maryland slaying highlights questions about kids who kill their families with little warning

COCKEYSVILLE, Md. - Authorities offered no further insight into the motive of a teenager accused in the shooting deaths of his father, mother and two brothers, but experts say such crimes are not unprecedented - and they often come without any obvious warning signs.

February 21, 2008 | By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press Writer | National


Waters rise anew in parts of Ohio ravaged by summer flooding; many residents flee

FINDLAY, Ohio - Shandale Collins spent the past five months renovating his home after floodwaters destroyed nearly everything. Now he's wondering whether he'll have to do it all over again.

February 21, 2008 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


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Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'

FERGUSON, Missouri - Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.

November 25, 2014 | By DAVID A. LIEB and HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press | Local


Statesboro native NFL player starts local foundation

Baltimore Ravens player DeAngelo Tyson, a former Statesboro High School standout, has announced the formation of the Tyson Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that will benefit the city that gave him hope and opportunity.

November 25, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




Weather postpones downtown Statesboro’s Shopping by Lantern Light

A rainy forecast has postponed Shopping by Lantern Light in downtown Statesboro for the second consecutive year.

November 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


No charges in Ferguson case; chaos fills streets

FERGUSON, Mo. - A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police.

November 25, 2014 | By JIM SALTER and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Nation




GSU gets big home win

Florida International had a 6-foot-11 center named Adrian Diaz, who scored 33 points.

November 24, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


My Take: Bowl situation looks bleak

The good news is that Georgia Southern is the (a?) 2014 Sun Belt football champion.

November 24, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Calvary Day hands Lady Devils first loss of season

The Statesboro girls were finally cooled off after a fast start, falling to Calvary Day by a count of 51-45 Monday evening in the first day of competition at the Blue Devils' annual 'Ladies Night Out' tournament.

November 24, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


No shortage of stars on baseball's Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.

November 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Manziel involved in scuffle

CLEVELAND - A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.

November 24, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. - A grand jury declined Monday to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many African-Americans and police.

November 24, 2014 | By JIM SALTER and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Nation


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - On Black Friday, support small businesses

In two days, we will all gather with family and friends to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a special day for many reasons, but most importantly for allowing us a time to reflect on the bountiful blessings we have all enjoyed over the past year.

November 24, 2014 | | Local


Magazine names Clubhouse of Statesboro a top 'sports destination'

Sports Destination Management has named The Clubhouse in Statesboro one of the most outstanding venues in the United States.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Florida fugitive arrested in Statesboro

A man convicted of burglary in Florida, who was wanted by authorities there, was apprehended Friday after members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team discovered he was living in Statesboro.

November 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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