Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday June 06, 2008
ATLANTA - Very few of the students who fail a state exam required for promotion to the next grade are held back by schools, according to data released by the state Friday.
ST. MARIES, Idaho - More than three years after a poacher shot off her upper beak, a bald eagle named Beauty can finally live up to her name - with the help of volunteers.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A suspect in the 1975 slaying of a 9-year-old Girl Scout, who disappeared while delivering Girl Scout cookies, has been indicted by a grand jury, prosecutors announced Friday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The newest space station addition, a giant Japanese science lab, is about to get bigger.
YANGON, Myanmar - The waiter looks down at the streets of Yangon from the panoramic rooftop restaurant. He remembers how diners used to be shielded from the noise and bustle of the city below by a thick green cushion of leaves.
NEW YORK - Wall Street plunged Friday on two troubling economic developments: oil prices that surged more than $9 a barrel to a fresh record and a jump in unemployment that was much larger than the market anticipated. The Dow Jones industrial average at times lost more than 300 points.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Bombs ripped through two buses in Sri Lanka on Friday, including one packed with morning commuters near the country's heavily fortified capital, officials said. At least 23 people were killed and 67 wounded.
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Five European scuba divers were missing Friday after being swept away in strong currents off eastern Indonesia, police said.
BAGHDAD - Two suspected Shiite militia leaders surrendered Friday during raids by U.S. forces, while tens of thousands of Shiite faithful streamed out of mosques to join protests against a security agreement with the United States.
NEW YORK - A cordon of police officers and private security stood guard Friday in front of The New York Times building after two daredevils scaled the skyscraper in midtown Manhattan within hours of each other.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - The opposition said Friday that its rallies had been banned indefinitely three weeks before the presidential runoff, while the U.S. ambassador accused President Robert Mugabe's regime of using food as a weapon to stay in power.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia University President Mike Garrison said Friday he will resign in September to end the controversy surrounding the improper awarding of a master's degree to the governor's daughter.
When he was selected as one of five finalists for the Statesboro Herald's third annual Grocery Grab, Stewart Bennett had advantages from the start ...
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DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Patrick Reed's place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his prospects ...
Donald Augustus "Swifty" Berry
NEW YORK - Serena Williams is "starting to feel a little better." Novak Djokovic is "getting there."
The first step to rewriting the Statesboro football story is removing the doubt from fans' minds, and that will happen if the Blue Devils can ...
PORTAL - Earlier this year, the Georgia High School Association voted to expand the Class A public school playoffs from 16 to 24 teams.
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 ...
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 ...
Mrs. Eubie Driggers Cook
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 ...
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - The Olympics are over. The Ryder Cup in on the horizon.
Some of the biggest losses in college football's opening week likely won't be reflected on the scoreboard.