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Candidates mark the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death

MEMPHIS - The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. ''seems a bigger man'' than he did 40 years ago on the day of his death, Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Friday as he stood outside the motel where the civil rights leader was slain.

April 19, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Senate adds help for manufacturers, Gulf Coast hurricane victims to housing bill

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Friday supported tax breaks to ailing Rust Belt manufacturers and Gulf Coast residents receiving grants to rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

April 19, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


US: 9/11 law allows detention of Chinese Muslim, even without act of terrorism

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration argued Friday that when Congress authorized military action against the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists, it also gave the president the power to detain people who never took up arms against the U.S.

April 19, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


US, North Korean envoys meeting Tuesday in hopes of restarting nuclear talks

WASHINGTON - The United States said Friday that top U.S. and North Korean nuclear negotiators will meet next week to try to break a deadlock in disarmament talks over how the North will account for its nuclear past.

April 19, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Washington


Employers chopped 80,000 jobs last month; jobless rate rose to 5.1 percent

WASHINGTON - Employers buffeted by talk of recession slashed 80,000 jobs in March, the most in five years and the third straight month of losses.

April 19, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bourbon Street bouncer acquitted in GSU student’s death on New Year’s Eve 2004

LAKE CHARLES, La. - A New Orleans bouncer was acquitted Thursday in the death on New Year's Eve 2004 of a Georgia college student whose friends had been excluded from a karaoke bar.

April 19, 2008 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Diamond Eagles continue to struggle, lose at Elon

ELON, N.C. - Georgia Southern dropped a 9-6 decision at Elon Friday night. The Southern Conference series opening loss dropped the Eagles to 16-12 overall and 4-3 in league play. Chris Shehan (Strasburg, PA/Lampeter-Strasburg) matched his season-high of four hits, including a home run

April 19, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


New European cargo ship docks at space station, delivers food, water, Jules Verne notes

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A new European cargo ship flew up to the international space station and docked Thursday, successfully delivering food, water and clothes in its orbital debut.

April 18, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National


Astrograph 4/4

There is a good chance you will saddle yourself with additional duties and responsibilities in the year ahead, but you know they will be loaded with rewards and benefits. Your compensation will be great.

April 18, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


AP IMPACT: States facing budget trouble consider releasing inmates early to save millions

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Lawmakers from California to Kentucky are trying to save money with a drastic and potentially dangerous budget-cutting proposal: releasing tens of thousands of convicts from prison, including drug addicts, thieves and even violent criminals.

April 18, 2008 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press Writer | National


Local Roundup: Cheer South All-Stars win national championship in Savannah

SAVANNAH - This past weekend, the Cheer South All-Stars Senior Level 4 were awarded the prestigious title of National Cheer Star Grand Champions. The squad scored in first place in their division and also received the highest score given to any team competing, including level 5 squads.

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


Eagles to face SoCon-best Elon

Georgia Southern University continues its road stretch in Southern Conference play, traveling to Elon this weekend for a three-game series.

April 18, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Sheriff: Man arrested on cocaine charges

After a lengthy investigation during which Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team agents made a number of undercover drug buys, a Bulloch County man is behind bars without bond.

April 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ask Dr. Gott 4/4

DEAR DR. GOTT: I read with interest a letter from a reader who had trouble swallowing. I too had trouble swallowing pills and received many suggestions. My general-practice physician told me to gargle with salt water. This didn't help, so I consulted an ear-nose-and-throat specialist. He looked down my throat and knew right away I had cancer on my epiglottis (the "lid" that closes the windpipe during swallowing to prevent inhalation of food). He confirmed his visual observation with a biopsy.

April 18, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police say overnight fire in rural western Pa. home killed as many as 10 people; 2 survived

BROCKWAY, Pa. - A fire engulfed a house in rural Pennsylvania early Thursday, state police said, killing as many as 10 people and forcing one of the survivors to jump naked from the second floor.

April 18, 2008 | By DANIEL LOVERING Associated Press Writer | National


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Blue Devils remain undefeated in region play

In a tightly contested pitcher's duel Tuesday night at Mill Creek Park, the Statesboro High School Blue Devils came out on top 5-2 against Effingham County to extend the team's winning streak to eight games and a perfect 4-0 region record.

March 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons' plan may include Julio Jones

The Falcons' financially conservative approach to this year's free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year.

March 24, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


'Swing into Spring' set for Friday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 14th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5–9 p.m. Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 24, 2015 | | Local


House backs high school credit for some college-level study

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill letting Georgia high school students earn credit toward a diploma while taking some college-level courses.

March 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


March 24 - Mr. Carlton Joe Akins, age 81, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Mr. Carlton Joe Akins

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Man hospitalized after being struck by vehicle at Statesboro restaurant

A man was transported to a Savannah hospital early Saturday morning after being struck by a vehicle at a local restaurant.

March 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


As patients face death, doctors push for straight talk on desired end-of-life care

WASHINGTON - Dr. Angelo Volandes remembers performing rib-cracking CPR on a frail elderly man dying of lung cancer, a vivid example of an end-of-life dilemma: Because his patient never said if he wanted aggressive care as his body shut down, the hospital had to try. He died days later.

March 23, 2015 | | Associated Press


Cruz is first one in for GOP

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Launching his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas asked Christian conservative voters to imagine a United States without the IRS, Obamacare or abortion rights - and to imagine they can make that happen by supporting him.

March 23, 2015 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press | Associated Press


Preview: SHS girls soccer healthy at right time

Statesboro High School girls soccer coach Brian Thomas watched attentively as his team scrimmaged against each other one last time in the school's gymnasium before the team's big rematch against region foes Effingham County Monday afternoon.

March 23, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Sharper guilty rape, drugging counts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several legal steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for about nine years.

March 23, 2015 | JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press | Sports


Hunter Cattle earns 'Best Meat Product' award

Hunter Creek Cattle Company of Brooklet took home the prize for best meat product at the University of Georgia's 2015 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest.

March 23, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Ogeechee Tech success gaining statewide notice

When Dr. Dawn Cartee took over Ogeechee Technical College nearly eight years ago as the institution's fourth president, she created a pretty impressive "to-do" list. At the top of the list was one large goal - accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

March 23, 2015 | | Local


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Encourage your child's flights of fancy

Today's parents tend to worry about all manner of things that do not deserve second thoughts. Imaginary friends, for example. I've been asked many times by mothers if they should worry that their preschoolers have imaginary friends they seem to think - and in some cases even insist - are real.

March 22, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Clark-Bloser

Miss Meredith Kay Clark and Mr. William Blake Bloser were united in marriage on the 25th day of October 2014 at 4:30 in the afternoon at Tryphena's Garden in Fort Valley, Georgia. Elder Randy M. Waters, pastor of the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church, officiated over the double-ring ceremony.

March 22, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Tickets still available for Archie Manning at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University will welcome Archie Manning, a former NFL player and member of the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame, to Hanner Fieldhouse on Tuesday at 7 p.m. as part of the university's Leadership Lecture Series.

March 22, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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