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July 16, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


US lawmakers: Bush should skip Olympics

BEIJING - Two Republican congressmen have called on President Bush to steer clear of the Beijing Olympics unless China makes substantial improvements in its treatment of dissidents, including releasing prisoners of conscience.

July 16, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pentagon will buy satellites to do more spying

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon will buy and operate one or two commercial imagery satellites and plans to design and build another with more sophisticated spying capabilities, according to government and private industry officials.

July 16, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Domesticated chimp is missing in California forest

LOS ANGELES - A 42-year-old chimpanzee who is toilet-trained and can eat with a knife and fork is believed to be at large in a Southern California forest after escaping his cage.

July 16, 2008 | By CHRISTINA HOAG Associated Press Writer | National


Cocktail museum shakes and stirs history

NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans, cocktails are serious business. What better town for a temple to the tasty history of the American libation?

July 16, 2008 | By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | National


Gas, food prices pinch elderly meal programs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Ruth M. Jones doesn't know what she'd do without hot meals delivered daily to her home. The 81-year-old Charleston widow can't walk or drive since a car wreck nine years ago left her stricken by arthritis.

July 16, 2008 | By P.J. DICKERSCHEID Associated Press Writer | National


FBI, state police probe Md. suspect’s jail death

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - The FBI and Maryland State Police are investigating the strangulation of a 19-year-old man found dead in his cell a day after he was jailed on charges of running over and killing a police officer, authorities said.

July 16, 2008 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | National


Manufacturers struggle to overcome rising prices

NEW YORK - Each week, Ira Cooper opens a letter from another supplier with the same message as the last: We're raising our prices, effective immediately. We can't tell you how long the new prices will last.

July 16, 2008 | By ELLEN SIMON AP Business Writer | National


Claxton to perform in Washington's Fourth of July parade

The nation's annual Independence Celebration held in Washington, D.C., is quite an event. Every Fourth of July, a parade heads down Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Street, and the 2008 celebration has a local participant: the Claxton High School band.

July 16, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


6 states to design own plans for fixing schools

WASHINGTON - Six states are getting the OK to write their own prescriptions for ailing schools under the Bush administration's signature education law.

July 16, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Washington


Construction spending drops 0.4 percent in May

WASHINGTON - Construction spending fell in May for the 11th time in the past year as a continuing slump in housing offset strength in nonresidential building.

July 16, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


CNN producer Chanda Taylor dies of brain cancer

ATLANTA - Chanda Taylor, a television producer who worked at CNN and WSB-TV in Atlanta, has died after a battle with brain cancer.

July 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Fla. board OKs talks for US Sugar, Everglades deal

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A historic conservation deal for Florida to acquire some 300 square miles of land for Everglades restoration moved forward Monday when water managers approved a negotiation process for the potential $1.75 billion purchase.

July 15, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


UN: US aid arrives in NKorea; food shortages loom

SEOUL, South Korea - Thousands of tons of food from the U.S. has started flowing into North Korea, the U.N. food agency said Monday, as aid groups warned that the impoverished nation faces food shortages not seen since 2001.

July 15, 2008 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Helicopter collision in northern Arizona kills 6

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A helicopter ferrying a patient with a medical emergency from the Grand Canyon collided into another chopper carrying a patient near a northern Arizona hospital, leaving six people dead and critically injuring a nurse.

July 15, 2008 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press Writer | National


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Panthers host Vikings in opener

PORTAL - Earlier this year, the Georgia High School Association voted to expand the Class A public school playoffs from 16 to 24 teams.

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SEB faces Class AAAAAA Wildcats

BROOKLET - The goal of winning a state playoff game for the first time since their 1973 state championship season begins tonight for the Southeast Bulloch ...

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Averitt Center director leaving

Shockwaves rippled through the community this week as we learned of the departure of Tim Chapman, who has led the popular Averitt Center for the ...

August 25, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Business editor | Local




SHS hosts annual Battle in the Boro

The first games of the high school football season are stirring up plenty of excitement, but the action will be just as fierce on the ...

August 24, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Playoffs begin with eye toward PGA Tour player of the year

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - The Olympics are over. The Ryder Cup in on the horizon.

August 24, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Recent history shows QBs vulnerable to early season injuries

Some of the biggest losses in college football's opening week likely won't be reflected on the scoreboard.

August 24, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Smart still considering No. 18 Georgia's 3 contenders at QB

ATHENS, Ga. - There has been no change in Georgia's three-man competition at quarterback.

August 24, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


GSU alert: Zika case reported in Bulloch

Georgia Southern University officials sent students an alert late Wednesday afternoon informing them that a person had tested positive for Zika virus in Bulloch County ...

August 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


‘Friday Night Live’ returns

The ninth season of "Friday Night Live," where a Bulloch County high school football game is streamed live each week on statesboroherald.com, kicks off ...

August 24, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro loves Dr. John and Angie Gerguis’ Direct Primary Care model

Earlier this year, Dr.'s John and Angie Gerguis, owners of Total Health, converted their practice to a model known as Direct Primary Care.

August 24, 2016 | | Locally Owned




Panthers put the hurt on MCA

August 23, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Veteran PK Graham returns to Falcons as more than 'camp leg'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After kicking for 10 teams in the past 15 seasons - and a few more teams in preseason camps - Shayne Graham knew to ...

August 23, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Daily fantasy sports sites aim to make Nevada comeback

LAS VEGAS - Daily fantasy sports websites are trying to get legal after a series of state-level setbacks that shut them down in some parts of ...

August 23, 2016 | By MICHELLE RINDELS Associated Press | Sports


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