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Ohio town split over teacher accused of preaching

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Demonstrations on the town square show how divided people are over the school board's decision to fire a science teacher accused of preaching his Christian beliefs in the classroom and burning crosses on students' arms.

July 23, 2008 | By MATT REED Associated Press Writer | National

Family, admirers prepare to lay Helms to rest

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jesse Helms' family prepared Tuesday to lay the five-term U.S. senator to rest, gathering with a group of mourners that was expected to include national figures and home-state admirers.

July 23, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National

Whimisical idea for a business

What do you get when you mix an interior designer, an artist, paint, wood and some creative juice? Yard Whimzees. The new Statesboro business was started by Liz Marsh and Donna Purvis.

July 23, 2008 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Business

White House sorry about Berlusconi bio gaffe

TOYAKO, Japan - Sorry about that, Silvio.

July 23, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Cheney wanted cuts in climate testimony

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney's office pushed for major deletions in congressional testimony on the public health consequences of climate change, fearing the presentation by a leading health official might make it harder to avoid regulating greenhouse gases, a former EPA officials maintains.

July 23, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington

Police Report - July 7

(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.)

July 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report

Police Report - July 8

(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.)

July 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report

GSU’s 61st Annual Watermelon Cutting underway

Georgia Southern University President Bruce Grube and his wife, Kathryn, will kick off the summer season with the University's 61st ceremonial watermelon cutting on Tuesday, July 8. The watermelon cuttings are held every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of July.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local

Programmer facing sentencing leads cops to a body

OAKLAND, Calif. - A body was removed from a remote area of the Oakland hills after a prominent computer programmer about to be sentenced for killing his missing wife led investigators to the site, authorities said Tuesday.

July 23, 2008 | By MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press Writer | National

G-8 worried about food, oil; optimistic on economy

RUSUTSU, Japan - Leaders of the Group of Eight economic powers warned Tuesday that surging oil and food prices could undermine world growth but that the global economy would ultimately be resilient.

July 23, 2008 | By MALCOLM FOSTER AP Business Writer | National

Siemens cutting 17K jobs worldwide to cut costs

FRANKFURT, Germany - Industrial conglomerate Siemens AG said Tuesday it will cut 16,750 jobs, or 4.2 percent of its global work force, to streamline operations and slice nearly $2 billion in costs in the face of a slowing economy.

July 23, 2008 | By GEORGE FREY AP Business Writer | Associated Press

Dry, hot weather threatens California fire gains

LOS ANGELES - Firefighters on Tuesday faced worsening weather conditions that pushed flames across firebreaks in parts of inland California and chased residents out of one small community.

July 23, 2008 | By CHRISTINA HOAG Associated Press Writer | National

US ships cigarettes, bras, more to Iran

WASHINGTON - U.S. exports to Iran - including brassieres, bull semen, cosmetics and possibly even weapons - grew more than tenfold during President Bush's years in office even as he accused Iran of nuclear ambitions and helping terrorists. America sent more cigarettes to Iran, at least $158 million worth under Bush, than any other products.

July 23, 2008 | By SHARON THEIMER Associated Press Writer | Washington

Proposal to euthanize wild horses spurs debate

RENO, Nev. - Animal rights activists and ranchers are clashing over a federal proposal to euthanize wild horses as a way to deal with their surplus numbers.

July 22, 2008 | BY MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Writer | National

Court: Soldier’s life sentence stands

ATLANTA - Georgia's top court on Monday unanimously upheld the life sentence of a soldier convicted in the stabbing death of an infantryman he fought alongside in Iraq, a brutal crime that inspired the movie ''In the Valley of Elah.''

July 22, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Washington

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Jackets set to tip off season

It's a new year and a new season for Southeast Bulloch baseketball. Both teams worked hard in the offseason and now it's time ...

November 21, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Sports

FBI head: No 'credible' threat to US after Paris attacks

WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey said Thursday there is no credible threat to the United States following the Paris terror attacks, and that investigators have ...

November 20, 2015 | By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press | Associated Press

Airstrikes hurt IS oil infrastructure

BEIRUT - The United States and Russia are going after the Islamic State group's oil industry, destroying refineries and hundreds of tanker trucks transporting oil ...

November 20, 2015 | By ZEINA KARAM and SUSANNAH GEORGE Associated Press | Associated Press

Democrats push to prevent gun sales to those on terror list

WASHINGTON - People on the U.S. government's terrorist watch list often can't board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store ...

November 20, 2015 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press

Exchange Club leader: ‘We are a great nation under God’

During the annual One Nation Under God prayer luncheon this week, the Statesboro Exchange Club welcomed National Exchange Club President Dan McQueeney as the keynote ...

November 19, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Georgia official: Employee fired for releasing voter data

ATLANTA - Georgia's secretary of state said Thursday that he takes "full responsibility" for more than 6 million voters' personal information being released to media ...

November 19, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

House votes to curb Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON - Responding swiftly to the terror in Paris, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming ...

November 19, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press

Volunteers needed for Feed the Boro

For many, a Thanksgiving meal is taken for granted, but financial challenges mean sparse provisions for many people right here in the Statesboro and Bulloch ...

November 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Metter Police search for escaped inmate

As night fell Thursday, law enforcement officers seeking an escaped inmate had not yet located the man who walked away from a Metter police work ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local

Millsap's 23 points help Hawks hold off Kings 103-97

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 23 points, including a running one-hander with 15.7 seconds remaining as the Atlanta Hawks held off the Sacramento Kings 103-97 ...

November 18, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Lady Gators roll to win

Bulloch Academy got off to a strong start and never let up as the Lady Gators whipped Augusta Prep 57-41 in the second night of ...

November 18, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

FIFA rejects Blatter, Platini appeals against 90-day bans

GENEVA - Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini lost their appeals Wednesday against interim 90-day bans for financial wrongdoing in the growing corruption scandal that has shaken ...

November 18, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports

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