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Not all :) as informal writing creeps into teen assignments

NEW YORK - It's nothing to LOL about: Despite best efforts to keep school writing assignments formal, two-thirds of teens admit in a survey that emoticons and other informal styles have crept in.

May 09, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


4 nabbed in Ind. shooting of bank teller pregnant with twins

INDIANAPOLIS - Police were still searching Thursday for a gunman who shot a pregnant bank teller during a robbery, but they arrested four men in connection with the crime.

May 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Panel: WVU improperly granted degree to governor’s daughter

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - An independent panel has chastised West Virginia University for retroactively awarding the governor's daughter a master's degree she did not earn.

May 09, 2008 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


US predicts increase in Afghan violence

KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgent violence in Afghanistan could reach record levels this year as militants increasingly target police and development projects, a top U.S. general said Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Off-duty Baltimore officer killed by police during bar fight

BALTIMORE - An off-duty officer was shot and killed by another officer early Thursday after he drew a handgun when police tried to quell a brawl at a strip club, police said.

May 09, 2008 | By ALEX DOMINGUEZ Associated Press Writer | National


Tour de Georgia in Statesboro

Tour de Georgia comes through Statesboro to start Stage 2.

May 09, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Test run for 2010 census is scaled back, worrying experts

FRESNO, Calif. - The Census Bureau has scaled back its dress rehearsal for the once-a-decade national head count, raising fears that thousands of soldiers, immigrants and other hard-to-reach people will go uncounted when the population survey is conducted in 2010.

May 09, 2008 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | National


Case stemming from Willmar immigration arrests gets smaller

MINNEAPOLIS - A federal lawsuit from last year's immigration raid in Willmar was whittled down Wednesday when a judge dismissed counts against the U.S. government and other authorities.

May 09, 2008 | By AMY FORLITI Associated Press Writer | National


Ford swings to $100M profit in 1st qtr, beats Wall Street

DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co. surprised Wall Street on Thursday with a $100 million profit in the first quarter as strong results from Europe and South America helped offset the impact of a slumping U.S. economy that cut car and truck sales in its main market. Its shares rose almost 6 percent in morning trading.

May 09, 2008 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | National


Rates on 30-year mortgages top 6 percent

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages topped 6 percent for the first time in six weeks as financial markets grew more worried about rising inflation pressures.

May 09, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Senate passes genetic discrimination bill

WASHINGTON - People learning through genetic testing that they might be susceptible to devastating diseases wouldn't also have to worry about losing their jobs or their health insurance under anti-discrimination legislation the Senate passed Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Local Roundup: Screven, Metter win first-round tennis matches

SYLVANIA - The Screven County tennis teams advanced in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state tournament on Wednesday, beating Cook County.

May 08, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


FMB AOTW: Simmons striking out the enemy

Crawford Simmons has become a strikeout machine.

May 08, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Bulloch drops key region matchup

Edmund Burke Academy broke a 6-6 tie in the top of the ninth inning but Bulloch Academy couldn't answer back in the bottom of the frame as the Spartans took an 8-6 victory over the Gators Tuesday in a key GISA Region 2-AA baseball matchup.

May 08, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


No. 2 US commander hopes al-Sadr will stop attacks

BAGHDAD - The No. 2 U.S. commander in Iraq expressed hope on Wednesday that radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr would use his influence to stop his followers from attacking U.S. and Iraqi forces as clashes spread to the outskirts of Baghdad.

May 08, 2008 | By BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Court upholds insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

ATLANTA - More than 412,000 Georgians can receive tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Obamacare clears another hurdle

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.

June 25, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local




Braves sac'd in 11th

WASHINGTON - Ian Desmond hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Washington to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night for the Nationals' fifth straight victory.

June 24, 2015 | By JEFF SEIDEL Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


South Georgia Fury growing, improving

In just five short years, the South Georgia Fury softball organization grew from humble beginnings to a powerhouse travel team organization on the rise.

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


New era in police recruitment

They poach officers from nearby police departments. They entice recruits by playing up the drama and heroism of policing through video close-ups of flashing lights and holstered guns. They wrestle with how to offer better pay.

June 24, 2015 | | Associated Press


Going to camp in 3D

A different kind of summer camp this week using a blooming technology, brought a new twist to Statesboro summers.

June 24, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local




NASCAR distances itself from Confederate flag

Confederate flags are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats and beer.

June 23, 2015 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gov. Deal: Confederate flag license plate needs redesign

ATLANTA - Georgia's specialty license plate featuring the Confederate flag should be redesigned, Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday, after initially telling reporters he wouldn't urge changes.

June 23, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local




Morgan, Lloyd score in 2-0 victory over Colombia

EDMONTON, Alberta - Alex Morgan scored her first goal of the Women's World Cup and the United States advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Colombia on Monday night.

June 22, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth a man with a sense of history

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Jordan Spieth loves golf history, which is appropriate for someone quickly becoming part of it.

June 22, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Business briefs

Brian Dart to help Bank of America customers in Boro

June 22, 2015 | | Business


The Hamptons set to open

Every day, Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber President Phyllis Thompson understands that one of her most important roles is simply showing up.

June 22, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Business


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