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Gunman kills 9 in south Alabama, then himself

Authorities were working Wednesday to learn why a gunman set off on a rampage of at least nine slayings across two rural Alabama counties. Shocked, grieving residents hoped the answers weren't lost when he killed himself.

Tuesday's shootings in a mostly rural area near the Florida border were believed to be the work of Michael McLendon, who lived with his mother and once worked at a local metal plant.

March 11, 2009 | By JESSICA GRESKO and DESIREE HUNTER Associated Press Writers | World


3 injured in wreck Tuesday in Portal

Three women suffered injury Tuesday morning when one driver failed to yield and pulled into the path of another driver.

March 10, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


Museum reveals engraving hidden in Lincoln watch

WASHINGTON - For nearly 150 years, a story has circulated about a hidden Civil War message engraved inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch. On Tuesday, museum curators confirmed it was true.

March 10, 2009 | By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press Writer | World


Birdies and BBQ fundraiser helps Averitt Center

It's nearly Spring and that means it's time for the Averitt Center's Annual Birdies and BBQ Fundraiser.

March 10, 2009 | SPECIAL | Local


Police Report - March 11

(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.)

March 10, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Stocks shoot higher on Citigroup profit news

NEW YORK - Wall Street got some good news from Citigroup, and responded with a huge rally.

Led by financial stocks, the market made its first big move upward in weeks Tuesday after Citigroup Inc. said it had operated at a profit during the first two months of the year. All the major indexes soared more than 4 percent, and the Dow Jones industrials at times shot up more than 300 points.

March 10, 2009 | By SARA LEPRO AP Business Writer | World


33 dead in suicide attack on Iraq tribal leaders

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber struck Sunni and Shiite tribal leaders and high-ranking security officials touring a market after a reconciliation meeting west of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing 33 people. The attack raised concerns about a spike in violence as the U.S. military begins to drawn down its forces.

Despite the ongoing violence, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said he does not believe the Iraqi government will ask Americans to remain in the country past a 2011 deadline set by a security agreement between the two countries.

March 10, 2009 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | World


Report: Coast Guard spent $1.6M seeking 4 lost men

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A Florida newspaper reports the search for two NFL players and two other men missing in the Gulf of Mexico cost the U.S. Coast Guard $1.6 million.

March 10, 2009 | The Associated Press | World


New job for laid-off moms: stay-at-home motherhood

NEW YORK - Soon after New Yorker Geralyn Lucas was laid off from her television job in January, she took her 2-year-old son to the playroom of her apartment building. She realized she had never been there before.

Within minutes she had inadvertently broken all the cleanliness rules. "I wore shoes," confesses Lucas, 41. "I brought food. I changed his diaper. I didn't know those things weren't allowed."

March 10, 2009 | By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer | World


Some wounded soldiers more likely to be punished

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Staff Sgt. Jason Jonas says when he goes to bed at night, he is terrified his medication will cause him to oversleep and miss morning roll call again.

His commanders are fully aware the paratrooper wounded in Afghanistan has been diagnosed with a sleep disorder, because he is one of about 10,000 soldiers assigned to the Army's Warrior Transition units, created for troops recovering from injuries.

March 10, 2009 | By KEVIN MAURER Associated Press Writer | World


Ben Franklin exhibition to debut at GSU

The Zach S. Henderson Library at Georgia Southern University recently was selected to exhibit a nationally-renowned traveling show that celebrates the life of one of America's Founding Fathers.

March 09, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Lunch ladies at SEB popular

Everybody at Southeast Bulloch Middle School can't wait for Wednesday to come: Wednesday is "Chicken Day."

March 09, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Police Report - March 10

(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.)

March 09, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Seeing more clearly at EGRMC

When East Georgia Regional Medical Center upgraded to a state-of-the-art General Electric 1.5 TESLA high definition Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner in 2008, it allowed the 150-bed hospital to offer superior medical diagnostic capabilities which are often only found in elite teaching hospitals.

March 09, 2009 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Business


Spring breaking in Ireland

Six Georgia Southern University honors students will begin a unique spring break next week when they depart Statesboro for a trip to Northern Ireland. They students will tour, volunteer and spend St. Patrick's Day working alongside some of the country's most notable artists.

March 09, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


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Ortiz missing from Red Sox roster for 1st time since 2002

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - When the Boston Red Sox started to report for spring training Monday, David Ortiz was missing.

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Cobbtown teen arrested on molestation charges

Statesboro police arrested a Cobbtown teen on charges of child molestation after an investigation into an incident in Statesboro in December.

February 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Boro native joins Guido Evangelism Ministry in Metter

A Statesboro native and recent Georgia Southern University graduate, Win Lee took over last week as director of Evangelism and Discipleship of Guido Ministries and ...

February 13, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Gun industry seeks to ease gov't restrictions on silencers

ATLANTA - They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been ...

February 13, 2017 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia GOP proposing new state role in struggling schools

ATLANTA - The state would have broad authority to intervene in struggling schools and make significant changes to staff and management under legislation introduced by Georgia ...

February 13, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Burnette earns promotion; staying in Boro

Synovus, the parent company of Sea Island Bank in Statesboro and Savannah, announced last week the promotion of Darron Burnette to Synovus Division CEO.

February 13, 2017 | | Local


Georgia Southern team wins national retail 'challenge'

A team of Georgia Southern University students received first place for the 2017 Student Challenge, a business case competition for National Retail Federation Student Association ...

February 13, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local






Wemberly Ponder is still a willing teacher and student

"O Statesboro, where the sun smiles; where the evergreen grows from mile to mile." --Lyrics to "O Statesboro, Where the Sun Smiles," by Wemberly Ponder

February 12, 2017 | By VICKI MCCORMICK LEWIS Educator, Portal High School | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Table for 2 -- at home

Valentine's Day is well on its way, and if you find yourself without a restaurant reservation, or simply prefer a romantic night at home ...

February 12, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Naps not the best solution for teens

There must be some relationship between aging and the "You've got to be kidding me!" response, if I am any indication, that is. What ...

February 12, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.:End times -- Taking care of business

"In this life, two things are certain - death and taxes." This familiar saying is correct, but I can name other certainties, good and bad. The ...

February 12, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Long distance stagecoach lines make it to Georgia

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

February 12, 2017 | | Life


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