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AP IMPACT: States facing budget trouble consider releasing inmates early to save millions

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Lawmakers from California to Kentucky are trying to save money with a drastic and potentially dangerous budget-cutting proposal: releasing tens of thousands of convicts from prison, including drug addicts, thieves and even violent criminals.

April 18, 2008 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press Writer | National

Local Roundup: Cheer South All-Stars win national championship in Savannah

SAVANNAH - This past weekend, the Cheer South All-Stars Senior Level 4 were awarded the prestigious title of National Cheer Star Grand Champions. The squad scored in first place in their division and also received the highest score given to any team competing, including level 5 squads.

April 18, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports

Eagles to face SoCon-best Elon

Georgia Southern University continues its road stretch in Southern Conference play, traveling to Elon this weekend for a three-game series.

April 18, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern

Sheriff: Man arrested on cocaine charges

After a lengthy investigation during which Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team agents made a number of undercover drug buys, a Bulloch County man is behind bars without bond.

April 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Ask Dr. Gott 4/4

DEAR DR. GOTT: I read with interest a letter from a reader who had trouble swallowing. I too had trouble swallowing pills and received many suggestions. My general-practice physician told me to gargle with salt water. This didn't help, so I consulted an ear-nose-and-throat specialist. He looked down my throat and knew right away I had cancer on my epiglottis (the "lid" that closes the windpipe during swallowing to prevent inhalation of food). He confirmed his visual observation with a biopsy.

April 18, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Police say overnight fire in rural western Pa. home killed as many as 10 people; 2 survived

BROCKWAY, Pa. - A fire engulfed a house in rural Pennsylvania early Thursday, state police said, killing as many as 10 people and forcing one of the survivors to jump naked from the second floor.

April 18, 2008 | By DANIEL LOVERING Associated Press Writer | National

Abuse, neglect seen in 30,000 newborns, government reports; study first to focus on infants

ATLANTA - About 1 in 50 infants in the U.S. are victims of nonfatal child neglect or abuse, according to the first national study of the problem in that age group.

April 18, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National

Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, April 3, 2008

April 18, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

AP answers your questions on the news, from military dress to rules on anonymous sources

If you were a military officer, would you rather walk around in a tie with a chestful of medals, or relax in more comfortable fatigues? The dress uniform says more about who you are. But medals and ribbons can weigh you down, and even in the Pentagon a lot of people walk around in cammo.

April 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Pope Benedict to visit New York synagogue led by Holocaust survivor

NEW YORK - During his first papal trip to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI will visit a synagogue led by a rabbi who survived the Holocaust, the nation's bishops said Thursday.

April 18, 2008 | By RACHEL ZOLL AP Religion Writer | National

Dear Abby 4/4

DEAR ABBY: I have been in a relationship with "Gary" for four years. His late wife was his first and only relationship. When he moved in with me, he brought so many boxes they filled my entire basement. I want it cleared out because I don't feel I should have to store his past.

April 18, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Rural communities hit hard by foreclosures, too; farms fall under the auctioneer’s hammer

MERCED, Calif. - The end came in a blink outside the Merced County courthouse.

April 18, 2008 | By EVELYN NIEVES Associated Press Writer | National

Bridge 4/4

Cartoonist and humorist James Thurber said, "It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."

April 18, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Remains identified as those of missing Md. mother; husband killed children, self in 2007

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Human remains found in a crude grave have been identified as those of a Salvadoran immigrant missing since her husband killed their four children and himself more than a year ago, authorities said Thursday.

April 18, 2008 | By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press Writer | National

More teens can do basics when it comes to writing; top performers hold steady in numbers

WASHINGTON - More and more middle- and high-school students understand the basics of writing, but there's been no increase in the ranks of top-performing teenage writers.

April 18, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Washington

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Dr. Maryann Johnson of Kissimmee, Fla., and the Rev. Benny Wilkey of Statesboro are pleased to announce their engagement.

October 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings

SEB kicks off region play against Beach

BROOKLET - Well rested and healthy coming out of their bye week, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets will start the sub-region portion of their schedule tonight ...

October 01, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Portal hosts Claxton

The Portal Panthers have a chance to turn the tides on the season as they face Claxton at home tonight in the Panthers' first region ...

October 01, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Gators invade Brentwood homecoming

Bulloch Academy tries to get back on the winning track tonight when the Gators travel to Sandersville to battle the Brentwood War Eagles.

October 01, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Trojans pose a tough test for Blue Devils

The Blue Devils' 7-6 win over Brunswick last week answered many looming questions the team had to answer. Yes, the team's banged up front ...

October 01, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Exploring the Christian ethic

I like the letter of James. I like it because he goes straight to the heart of the matter. He is not wishy-washy and writes ...

October 01, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials

Gunman opens fire at Oregon college

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A gunman opened fire at an Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least a dozen people before dying in a shootout with police ...

October 01, 2015 | By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press | Associated Press

Hurricane Joaquin batters Bahama

ELEUTHERA, Bahamas - Hurricane Joaquin unleashed heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas on Thursday as a Category 4 storm ...

October 01, 2015 | By BEN FOX and AVA TURNQUEST | Local

‘AMBUCS’ helps 3 youngsters get mobile

A Statesboro service organization surprised three differently-abled children with bikes at AMBUCS Bike Day. Also, during the event held Sept. 19, 15 children and adults ...

October 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Strengthened Hurricane Joaquin closes in on central Bahamas

MIAMI - Hurricane Joaquin gained power as it bore down on the central Bahamas early Thursday, and forecasters said it was likely to grow into a ...

October 01, 2015 | By BEN FOX Associated Press | Associated Press

October 1 - Frances Virginia McGlamery Lowe, age 90, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, Septemb

Frances Virginia McGlamery Lowe

September 30, 2015 | | Obituaries

The real game-savers

September 30, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Braves blank Nats

ATLANTA - Rookie Williams Perez threw six innings and the Atlanta Braves' bullpen did the rest as they recorded a rare shutout in beating the Washington ...

September 30, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Court strikes down possible payments to college athletes

A federal appeals court struck down a plan to pay college football and basketball players in a ruling that NCAA leaders believe supports their contention ...

September 30, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports

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