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FMB honors Billy Tyson

Farmers and Merchants Bank President Ricky Nessmith announced the retirement of Billy Tyson from the bank's Board of Directors. The board bestowed upon Tyson the title of Director Emeritus in recognition of his over 40 years of service which has benefited Farmers and Merchants Bank. A resolution read at the board meeting recognized Tyson's distinctive service which began in 1968. In 1970 he joined tbe Board of Directors, and served as President of the bank from 1974 to 1991. He served a Chairman of the Board in 1991. During his tenure that spans the past 40 years, his ...

May 19, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Ohio attorney general admits to affair with employee

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Just 16 months into his four-year-term, Ohio's attorney general admitted he was in over his head as he acknowledged an affair with a subordinate and his failure to stop problems that led to a sexual harassment investigation that brought down three of his aides.

May 18, 2008 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press Writer | National


Calif. man accused of investment scam targeting Christians

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Federal authorities arrested a man accused of running an investment scheme that netted more than $25 million by targeting Christian investors nationwide.

May 18, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National


More than 20 Iraqis hurt after missiles fired near hospital

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military on Saturday fired missiles at a target about 50 yards away from the general hospital in Baghdad's Sadr City district, wounding more than 20 people and destroying ambulances, hospital officials said.

May 18, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


As Putin apprentice takes over, Russians weigh an enigma

MOSCOW - It might be a tale out of a 19th century Russian storybook: A clerkish young lawyer apprenticed to a powerful man rises, through Byzantine political intrigue, to become ruler of Russia.

May 18, 2008 | By DOUGLAS BIRCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Diane Miller - Sharing religion still core value for many families in America

Having a religion and sharing that religion in a family setting is still important to Americans.

May 18, 2008 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Alaska governor balances newborn’s needs, official duties

JUNEAU, Alaska - The results of Gov. Sarah Palin's prenatal testing were in, but the doctor's tone was ominous: ''You need to come to the office so we can talk about it.''

May 18, 2008 | By STEVE QUINN Associated Press Writer | National


Buffett and Munger fill arena for annual Berkshire meeting

OMAHA, Neb. - Billionaire Warren Buffett's shareholders always look forward to the time he spends answering questions at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting, a chance to learn from one of the world's most successful investors.

May 18, 2008 | By JOSH FUNK AP Business Writer | National


Woman from Mali who underwent circumcision fights for asylum

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Alima Traore doesn't remember when part of her genitals was removed as a young child in her native Mali. But even at 29, she still lives with the consequences.

May 18, 2008 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | National


Bills seek punishment for use, display of fake weapons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Concerns that realistic-looking toy weapons are confusing police and threatening safety have led 15 states to try going beyond gun control and cracking down on fake firearms.

May 18, 2008 | By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II Associated Press Writer | National


On Japan’s secretive death row, inmate becomes cause celebre

TOKYO - Iwao Hakamada, Japan's longest serving death row inmate, has insisted for 40 years that he is innocent of the four murders he was convicted of. The evidence was suspect, he says, and his confession was coerced.

May 18, 2008 | By CHISAKI WATANABE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China orders heightened efforts to stop deadly virus

BEIJING - China's Health Ministry ordered heightened efforts to stem the spread of infectious diseases Saturday following an outbreak of a virus that has caused the deaths of 22 children in one city and is spreading.

May 18, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Local Roundup: Screven relay team wins state

ALBANY - Area teams competed at the GHSA track and field state championships this weekend. Here are the results.

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


7 die in severe storms in Ark., raising year’s toll to 26

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. - Residents of communities across Arkansas on Saturday faced the wreckage of homes torn apart by violent weather that has pushed this year's storm death toll in the state up to at least 26.

May 18, 2008 | By KELLY P. KISSEL Associated Press Writer | National


Fun with the family by Julie Lavender

Can you believe another school year is coming to a close and summer is creeping our way? I hope you made memories to treasure throughout the school year, ones that will be recalled fondly for years to come. Celebrate the end of school with great festivities, and start planning summer merriment. Make use of every available minute in the month of May to create special times for your family. Try out a few of these holidays, or create your own!

May 18, 2008 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Lifestyles Columnists


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Women's March draws 200 locally

About 200 local residents attended the Women's March in Statesboro, held Jan. 21 on the Georgia Southern University campus. The march was held in ...

January 29, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life




Trump order on refugees, Muslims sparks confusion, worry

WASHINGTON - Confusion, worry and outrage grew Saturday as President Donald Trump's crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries took effect. Airlines blocked ...

January 28, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Searching for Bulloch’s hidden helpers

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

January 28, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Start the New Year saving money with compounding at Forest Heights Pharmacy

Forest Heights Pharmacy has a full service compounding lab offering cost saving solutions other pharmacies can't. When traditional medicine does not fit your needs ...

January 25, 2017 | | Locally Owned


At Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company, we are who we say we are, and we can prove it

Uniform shirts, company issued ID badges, and company branded vehicles may not seem to be a big deal, but when the safety of your family ...

January 25, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Let the Sack Company inspect your HVAC units

The New Year is the perfect time for fresh starts. What better way to begin 2017 than refreshing the air you breathe daily in your ...

January 25, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Statesboro Realtor Bubba Hunt predicts strong 2017 for Real Estate

Winning is the theme for Statesboro for 2017. With this in mind, we reached out to one of the winningest local business leaders and realtors ...

January 25, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Learn why everyone is thrilled Cottons Tire is now in Statesboro

There is a reason that, for over 30 years, customers continue to select Cottons Tire, now with locations in Statesboro and Sylvania, as their one ...

January 23, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Start your real estate career with ERA Hirsch Real Estate Team Statesboro

Pat Hirsch, president of ERA Hirsch Real Estate Team in Statesboro, is looking to expand and is currently recruiting new and existing agents who are ...

December 12, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Come see the ‘all new’ 180fitness

After 10 amazing years of serving our community, 180fitness founders and owners Angie Hitchens and Brandon Blair decided it was time to "turn the gym ...

November 22, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Nobody beats Cottons Tire’s deals

Cottons Tire is your one stop shop for all of your automotive repair needs.

November 22, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Who is the SACK Company?

Who is the SACK Company? Do they make sacks? What does SACK even stand for?

June 13, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Dr. John Gerguis offers Bulloch’s first Direct Primary Care option

Healthcare is more complicated now more than ever.

June 07, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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