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Black conservative tea party backers take heat

ALBANY, N.Y. - They've been called Oreos, traitors and Uncle Toms, and are used to having to defend their values. Now black conservatives are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white tea party movement - and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of the nation's first black president.

April 07, 2010 | By VALERIE BAUMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Rio flood toll tops 100 as record downpours ease

RIO DE JANEIRO - Flooding and mudslides from the heaviest deluge ever recorded in Rio killed at least 100 people and left many more homeless, officials said Wednesday as the rains finally began to ease.

April 07, 2010 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | World


Europeans warned of Toyota pedals well before US

WASHINGTON - Long before Toyota told U.S. regulators about sticking accelerator pedals, the Japanese automaker warned its distributors throughout Europe about similar problems, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

April 07, 2010 | By KEN THOMAS and LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writers | Local


Spirit Airlines to charge up to $45 for carry-ons

MINNEAPOLIS - Baggage fees have sneaked out of the belly of the plane and into the overhead bin.

April 07, 2010 | By JOSHUA FREED AP Airlines Writer | World


Making adjustments

Whenever a new coaching staff shows up, some players are going to naturally decide that the new system is not for them. In fact, it's already happened at Georgia Southern as quarterbacks Lee Chapple and Kyle Collins and running back Adam Urbano left team before the start of spring practice.

April 06, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Statesboro takes down No. 1

Statesboro got a huge win Tuesday night in Jesup, defeating Wayne County - ranked No. 1 in AAAA - by a score of 6-3.

April 06, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Prep Sports 360


Portal gets past ECI in a barn-burner

TWIN CITY - It was a pitcher's duel early and a slugfest late, and when the dust had cleared, Portal was able to hang on for an 11-7 win over Emanuel County Institute Tuesday night at Joe Harvey Field.

April 06, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Mornings unPHILtered - Scott aims to create jobs for Georgians

On the heel of the announcement of the Statesboro Republican Primary Gubernatorial Forum at Statesboro High School, Tuesday's first guest on "Mornings unPHILtered" was forum participant Austin Scott.

April 06, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


April 7 - All other United States government services are offered Monday through Friday. So it stand

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April 06, 2010 | | Soundoff




Trailing Tiger: Kuchar to play supporting role Thursday

AUGUSTA – Imagine that you're Matt Kuchar. In '98 as a Georgia Tech student, you were named the nation's top collegiate golfer, and you finished as low amateur at both the Masters and the U.S. Open. You were a golfing prodigy and a future contender to the game's throne, a throne topped by the '97 Masters champ, some guy named - ahem - Tiger.

April 06, 2010 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


April 7 - Statesboro Police Arrests April Ruth Byrd, 27, East Jones Avenue – disorderly conduct

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.

April 06, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Police Report


Obama calls nuclear strategy 'significant step'

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Tuesday vowed to constrain the use of the nation's Cold War-era nuclear arsenal, in a bold but politically risky move aimed at discouraging the technology from spreading.

April 06, 2010 | By DESMOND BUTLER and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writers | World


Parties scramble as Britain sets May 6 election

LONDON - Britain will hold a national election May 6, Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced Tuesday. The bitterly contested race will be dominated by a recession-wracked economy and a sense that 13 years of Labour rule may be coming to an end.

April 06, 2010 | By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer | World


At least 7 blasts rip through Baghdad, killing 49

BAGHDAD - At least seven bombs ripped through apartment buildings across Baghdad Tuesday and another struck a market, killing 49 people and wounding more than 160, authorities said.

April 06, 2010 | By LARA JAKES and SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writers | World


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Local youngster inside the ropes at RBC Heritage

12 year old Evan Avret of Statesboro has always dreamt of one day playing on the PGA Tour. This week he finally got his chance ...

April 16, 2018 | Josh Aubrey jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Today's child is more likely to experience emotional crisis

Do we - here in the USA, that is - or do we not have a child and teen mental health crisis and if the answer is ...

April 15, 2018 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Area rivers take on mostly Native American names

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at points of interest throughout the history of Bulloch County.

April 15, 2018 | | Life


Couple celebrates 61 years

Ozell and Lillie Lawrence of Portal, Georgia, celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on April 13. The couple married April 13, 1957. They have five children ...

April 15, 2018 | | Anniversaries


Ellis — Lee

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Grayson (Becky) Ellis of Hopeulikit, Georgia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Rebecca Ellis of Hopeulikit, to Ashley Lee of ...

April 15, 2018 | | Weddings


Caffeine, astronomy and magic spells

Late last night, fueled by the residual adrenaline of a hectic court day and the leftover caffeine from a combination of migraine medicine and sweet ...

April 15, 2018 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Portal team wins state FFA Career Development Event

Portal Middle High School's FFA Nursery-Landscape team won the state title for their Career Development Event on March 24 at the University of Georgia ...

April 15, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Life


Driverless cars give hope to blind

OCALA, Fla. - In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver's seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru ...

April 14, 2018 | By JASON DEAREN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump: 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Saturday declared "Mission Accomplished" for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, but the ...

April 14, 2018 | By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer | Associated Press


Knowing when to say when

NEW YORK - Here's some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that ...

April 13, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Gun rights supporters: Bring your unloaded rifle to rallies

Organizers are encouraging gun rights supporters to bring unloaded rifles to rallies at state capitols across the U.S. this weekend, pushing back against a ...

April 12, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Leadership SE Ga. class stops in Statesboro

Those of us lucky enough to choose Bulloch County as home understand what a special blessing it is to live and work here. However, it ...

April 12, 2018 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


In opioid epidemic, some cities strain to afford OD antidote

BALTIMORE - On a Baltimore street corner, public health workers hand out a life-saving overdose antidote to residents painfully familiar with the ravages of America's ...

April 12, 2018 | By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press | Associated Press


SHS Baseball punches ticket to postseason

Despite a season with more downs than ups, the Statesboro Blue Devils had a chance to sew up a spot in the state playoffs with ...

April 11, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SHS boys tennis takes region title

Wednesday brought about the Region 2-AAAAA tennis championships at Mill Creek Regional Park. And on the boys' side, the first place trophy never left town.

April 11, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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