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AP Exclusive: Former Homeland Security secretary says waterboarding is torture

WASHINGTON - The first secretary of the Homeland Security Department says waterboarding is torture.

February 03, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Snow makes roads slippery, cancels flights in parts of South; snowballs at Ala. Capitol

ATLANTA - Snow, rain and sleet spread across parts of the South on Saturday, dusting lawns and shrubs with flakes and leading airlines to cancel several hundred flights.

February 03, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


Smithsonian's national African-American museum urges blacks to preserve treasures, history

CHICAGO - Evelyn Johnson's father has never liked talking about his time in the Army during World War II. He was angry that black servicemen like him fought for freedom overseas only to come home to face discrimination, she says.

February 03, 2008 | By TARA BURGHART Associated Press Writer | National


Black World War II veteran receives posthumous honors after military overturns court-martial

MILWAUKEE - Booker Townsell rarely spoke about his time in the Army or his wrongful conviction in one of the largest courts-martial of World War II.

February 03, 2008 | By EMILY FREDRIX Associated Press Writer | National


Romney wins Nevada caucuses

Mitt Romney won Republican presidential caucuses in Nevada on Saturday while John McCain and Mike Huckabee dueled in a hard-fought South Carolina primary, a campaign doubleheader likely to winnow the crowded field of White House rivals.

February 03, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Linchpin of stolen body parts probe to plead guilty, could bolster cadaver transplant lawsuits

NEW YORK - The man accused of scheming to plunder bodies for parts used in thousands of tissue transplants is poised to plead guilty, and authorities and victims' relatives say his testimony could roil the billion-dollar industry.

February 03, 2008 | By ADAM GOLDMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Lights, camera and a different kind of action: Wounded Marines get training for film careers

SAN DIEGO - Joshua Frey looked through the view finder of his camera in a studio production lot, focusing on a group of helmets atop wooden stakes.

February 03, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


Charges dismissed against Texas justice, wife, but prosecutor says house-fire probe continues

HOUSTON - A judge dismissed grand jury indictments Friday that accused a Texas Supreme Court justice and his wife of involvement in an arson at their home, but prosecutors noted the couple had not been absolved and the investigation was continuing.

February 02, 2008 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK and MONICA RHOR Associated Press Writer | National


Bomb-resistant trucks for troops in Iraq moving as quickly as possible, defense secretary says

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A multibillion-dollar effort to produce bomb-resistant vehicles for U.S. troops in Iraq is moving ''as fast as humanly possible,'' Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday, after a visit to the military facilities playing a key role in the program.

February 02, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | National


Ky. police find 5 dead in car submerged in rural creek; no foul play suspected

SPARTA, Ky. - Five bodies were found in a car submerged in a northern Kentucky creek, near a sharp curve on a rural road, police said.

February 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Deaths of 8 men whose skeletons found in Fla. officially ruled homicide; just 2 identified

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Eight men whose skeletal remains were discovered last year in Fort Myers were the victims of homicide, police said Friday.

February 02, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


Woman was killed by her husband after he got out of jail during the Christmas rush

POMONA, Calif. - Monica Thomas-Harris got the chilling news just before Christmas: Her estranged husband, jailed for abducting and threatening her, had been released.

February 02, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National


BA bulls through Matadors

Both the Gator and Lady Gator basketball teams notched their 10th wins of the season Friday night as Bulloch Academy swept Region 2-AA foe Memorial Day School.

February 02, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Ga. Legislature quickly approves state’s first water plan

ATLANTA - Even the fractious Georgia Legislature can agree on one thing: The state needs its first water management plan.

February 02, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Jury convicts 911 operator of mishandling Michigan boy’s call about collapsed mom, who died

DETROIT - A jury convicted a 911 operator Friday of willful neglect of duty after authorities said she didn't take seriously a boy's calls to report his mother had collapsed. The mother was found dead three hours after the first call.

February 02, 2008 | | National


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Claxton riding six-game streak toward playoffs

CLAXTON - As football season began back in August the goal was clear for the Claxton Tigers.

October 20, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Georgia Southern observes National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

This week is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol & Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the serious public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.

October 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro police: Arrest clears 2 burglary investigations

The recent arrest of one man has cleared two burglary investigations, police said.

October 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Public-school discipline policies tie teachers' hands

A first-grade teacher asks what she can do about a girl in her class who is completely undisciplined. After nearly two months of this teacher's best efforts, the child's behavior is no better. She is defiant and aggressive toward other kids, and often gets out of her seat and crawls around on the floor. Several years ago she taught the girl's older sister, who also had numerous discipline issues. The home is chaotic, so the teacher doubts she can expect much - if any - help from the parents.

October 19, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Parks and Rec. department honored

The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association First District held its annual awards banquet last week in Statesboro. Among those in attendance receiving awards was the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and its staff.

October 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Brannen Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Brannen of Statesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 16 on Fripp Island, South Carolina, with their children and grandchildren. The couple married October 16, 1964, at the Calvary Baptist Church. They have two children, Gary Brannen and Jonda Nelson, both of Statesboro; and five grandchildren.

October 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Mize-Ralston

Col. and Mrs. Charles Ray Mize Jr. of Martinez, Georgia, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Lee Mize, to Garrett Lee Ralston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walker David Ralston of Eatonton, Georgia.

October 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Miller-Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Martin of Statesboro announce the engagement of their son, John Thomas Martin, to Katie Danielle Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Miller of Kansas City, Missouri.

October 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


GSU trombonist earns international acclaim

Nineteen-year-old Christian "Eric" Spencer loves to play his trombone - now.

October 19, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk: Foolproof apple crisp for the love of fall

On my ride to work on the first day of October, I turned on the defrost in my car for the first time this year. When I got to work, I turned off my air conditioning, relishing in the cool, rainy temperatures outside. This season, I've already enjoyed a few weekend brunches on my screened-in back porch, easy like a Sunday morning. I'm always sad to see summer go, but the food of fall and the excitement of the holidays quickly propel me forward.

October 19, 2014 | By REBEKAH FAULK Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Falcons' skid reaches 4 with 29-7 loss to Ravens

BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.

October 19, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.

October 19, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | World


Ga. gubernatorial candidates talk ethics during 2nd debate

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal questioned Democrat Jason Carter's leadership and faulted his legislative record, while Carter attacked the incumbent over a high unemployment rate and accused him of an ethics scandal.

October 19, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Deal forms response team for potential Ebola cases

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced Sunday that he is creating a special team to assess Georgia's preparedness for the Ebola crisis.

October 19, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Constitution takes trip before 3-year restoration

BOSTON - Old Ironsides took one last trip around Boston Harbor on Friday ahead of a major, multi-year restoration project, firing its cannons while the Dropkick Murphys punk band and a Boston Pops quintet entertained hundreds of special guests and dignitaries on board.

October 19, 2014 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | World


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