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Obama in Baghdad, tells troops Iraq must take over

BAGHDAD - Cheered wildly by U.S. troops, President Barack Obama flew unannounced into Iraq on Tuesday and promptly declared it was time for Iraqis to "take responsibility for their country" after America's commitment of six years and thousands of lives.

"You have given Iraq the opportunity to stand on its own as a democratic country," the president said as he made a brief inspection of a war he opposed as candidate and now vows to end as commander in chief. "That is an extraordinary achievement."

April 07, 2009 | JENNIFER LOVEN AP White House Correspondent | World


Manager keeps lunch on time

Judy Knight is the lunchroom manager at Brooklet Elementary School. In fact, she has spent almost her entire life in the sleepy little town of Brooklet.

April 06, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


From the Masters: The rock star arrives

AUGUSTA – The rock star of golf has arrived. At approximately 3 p.m., local children chased his golf cart through the parking lot, and the obscure sound of velcro opening to unleash hoards of personal cameras engulfed an otherwise peaceful early Monday afternoon of Masters week at the Augusta National Golf Club.

April 06, 2009 | By VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Ogeechee District names top conservationist

The Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District, which is made up of Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Evans, Screven and Tattnall Counties, hosted the 58th Annual Awards Banquet to recognize an individual that has made an outstanding contribution to soil and water conservation.

April 06, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


Focus of senior care changing

When the United States census is taken next year on April 1, 2010, the demographic snapshot of our diverse country will continue to develop into a picture of an aging nation.

April 06, 2009 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Business


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Annual ArtsFest; Bulloch History Moment: Sinkhole

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, April 3, 2008

April 06, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Pain, grief, questions in NY shootings aftermath

BINGHAMTON, New York - The sister of the man who killed 13 people and took his own life at an immigrant center was depressed about losing his job at a vacuum manufacturer and very frustrated with his poor English skills, his sister said Monday.

In an interview on NBC's "Today" show, Jiverly Wong's sister said she had "occasional communications" with him but they hadn't lived in the same house together for 20 years. The woman, whose name wasn't given during the interview, said her younger sibling kept his feelings to himself.

April 06, 2009 | CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | World


Missing Neb. family turns up; parents in custody

OMAHA, Neb. - A couple on probation for burglary who vanished with their children after being questioned about abuse allegations turned themselves in to authorities Monday, a sheriff said.

April 06, 2009 | The Associated Press | World


Series of bombings in Baghdad Shiite areas kill 36

BAGHDAD - Six bombs rocked Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad on Monday, killing 36 people and wounding more than 110 in a dramatic escalation of violence as the U.S. military is thinning out its presence before a June 30 deadline to pull combat troops out of the cities.

Angry survivors hurled stones at Iraqi soldiers at the site of one of the blasts in Sadr City after troops fired shots in the air to disperse crowds of people trying to care for the injured, witnesses said.

April 06, 2009 | HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | World


Airlines earn higher marks for quality in 2008

WASHINGTON - Airlines carried fewer people last year, but did a better job for those who did fly.

The rates of lost bags, late arrivals, passengers bumped from overbooked flights and consumer complaints all declined, private researchers say in their annual study of airline quality, based on government statistics.

April 06, 2009 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press Writer | World


SEB's Junior ROTC program gains recognition

Many students at Southeast Bulloch High School belong to a specific club or organization. Most gather together before the bell rings, and are easily identifiable by their group jacket or shirt. Every one of these groups has strict rules as to student conduct and performance, which accounts for an "Esprit de Corps" within each group.

April 05, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Patton-Holt

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ray Patton of Huntington, W.Va, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Jo Patton of Lithia Springs, Ga., to Brian Ronald Holt of Statesboro, Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Olen Holt of Albany, Ga.

April 04, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


Lee-Wedekind

Gene and Lin Lee of Brooklet, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Renee Lee, to David Kent Wedekind, son of Rich and Donna Wedekind of Alpharetta, Ga.

April 04, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


Greene-Avra

Mrs. Patsy Wilson Greene of Metter, Ga., is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Mary Melissa Greene of Alpharetta, to William Morrow Avra, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Avra of Statesboro, Ga.

April 04, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


Oswald-Brown

Courtney Marie Oswald became the bride of John Matthew Brown on February 21, 2009, during a 2 p.m. ceremony held at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Father Mike Smith officiated.

April 04, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


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Senate committee approves 'campus carry' bill

ATLANTA - Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation backed by a Senate committee Thursday evening, with a new exemption ...

March 17, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big ...

March 17, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press




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March 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Schenkel back in the swing

The early days of this week have been filled with low temperatures that have apparently served as the entirety of Statesboro's winter.

March 16, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


NFC champ Falcons sign Dontari Poe to bolster defensive line

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have bolstered their defensive line by agreeing to terms with two-time Pro Bowler Dontari Poe.

March 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia's pro day attracts big turnout from Falcons

ATHENS, Ga. - The decisions by running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel to return for their senior seasons left a thin class of Georgia prospects ...

March 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Boyer winning Manufacturing Week poster artist

With her poster depicting a conveyor belt moving industries into Georgia, Bethany Boyer, a William James Middle School seventh-grader, captured the statewide grades 6-8 prize ...

March 16, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Collins man indicted for post office burglaries

A federal grand jury indicted a Collins man last week, charging him with several counts of burglarizing Tattnall County post offices.

March 16, 2017 | | Local




Eagles end season with dud

Georgia Southern extended its basketball season by taking part in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational Wednesday evening. Unfortunately for the Eagles, this ...

March 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


SEB one-hit in one-run loss to South Effingham

Since dropping their first two games of the season, Southeast Bulloch's been the hottest teams in the county.

March 15, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


A look at the best to come in the NCAA Tournament

This year's NCAA Tournament has a chance to be just as good as 2016, when Kris Jenkins capped March Madness the most dramatic way ...

March 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Players from one-bid leagues ready for NCAA spotlight

The NCAA Tournament gives top players from one-bid leagues the opportunity to share the spotlight with the major-conference performers who have garnered more attention all ...

March 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Trump announces challenge to fuel standards

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the administration will re-examine federal requirements governing the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks, moving forcefully ...

March 15, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


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