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Turkish court upholds college head scarf ban

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's top court ruled Thursday that Islamic head scarves violate secularism and cannot be allowed at universities, deepening a divide between the country's Islamic-oriented government and secular institutions.

June 20, 2008 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - June 6

(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.)

June 20, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Hispanics dying on job at higher rates than others

ATLANTA - Hispanic workers die at higher rates than other laborers, with 1 in 3 of these deaths occurring in the construction industry, a government study reported Thursday.

June 20, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


1 officer killed, another wounded in Tennessee

MONTEAGLE, Tenn. - Authorities were searching mountainous terrain Thursday in an ''all-out manhunt'' for a fugitive accused of fatally shooting a deputy and wounding another officer as they tried to take him into custody.

June 20, 2008 | By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer | National


US reopening review of torture charges

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration said Thursday that it is re-examining the conclusions of an investigation that found the government acted appropriately in the case of a Canadian engineer seized by U.S. officials and sent to Syria and allegedly tortured.

June 20, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Home foreclosures set record in first quarter

WASHINGTON - Home foreclosures and late payments set records over the first three months of the year and are expected to keep rising, stark signs of the housing crisis' mounting damage to homeowners and the economy.

June 20, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Astronauts in midst of spacewalk to outfit lab

HOUSTON - Two astronauts stepped outside the international space station Thursday for a spacewalk to spruce up the orbiting outpost's newest room - a $1 billion Japanese lab.

June 20, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


Steroids dealer found dead at North Texas home

PLANO, Texas - A convicted steroids dealer who recently met with NFL security officials and gave them names of players he said bought steroids from him was found shot to death in his home Thursday, police said.

June 20, 2008 | By SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press Writer | National


Small cities should prepare for fewer flights

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - The rejection from Air Midwest came swiftly on a one-page fax. The carrier couldn't afford to fly to the mountain community of Prescott anymore, officials said. The city would simply have to find a new tenant for its tiny airport.

June 20, 2008 | By CHRIS KAHN AP Business Writer | National


Ill. scandal threatens to cast shadow on presidential race

CHICAGO - A day after Barack Obama sealed the Democratic nomination for president, a corruption scandal involving a fundraiser who helped bankroll his past campaigns resurfaced to slightly dampen the festivities.

June 20, 2008 | By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | National


Lesbian kiss at Seattle ballpark stirs up gay-friendly town

SEATTLE - Most of the time, a kiss is just a kiss in the stands at Seattle Mariners games. The crowd hardly even pays attention when fans smooch.

June 20, 2008 | By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press Writer | National


Egypt uncovers ’missing’ pyramid of a pharaoh

SAQQARA, Egypt - Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered the ''missing pyramid'' of a pharaoh and a ceremonial procession road where high priests carried mummified remains of sacred bulls, Egypt's antiquities chief said Thursday.

June 20, 2008 | By KATARINA KRATOVAC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian girl, Israeli killed in fighting

JERUSALEM - An Israeli missile aimed at a group of militants struck a house in the Gaza Strip on Thursday and killed a 6-year-old Palestinian girl, Palestinian officials said, hours after an Israeli was killed by a Hamas mortar barrage fired from the area.

June 20, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Summer Sports Show: Hatcher & the MLB draft - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

June 20, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Summer Sports Show


WWII vet who earned Medal of Honor at 17 dies

JACKSON, Miss. - Jack Lucas, who at 14 lied his way into military service during World War II and became the youngest Marine to receive the Medal of Honor, died Thursday in a Hattiesburg, Miss., hospital. He was 80.

June 20, 2008 | By CHRIS TALBOTT 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.

August 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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 ...

August 25, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


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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