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Ohio town split over teacher accused of preaching

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Demonstrations on the town square show how divided people are over the school board's decision to fire a science teacher accused of preaching his Christian beliefs in the classroom and burning crosses on students' arms.

July 23, 2008 | By MATT REED Associated Press Writer | National


Family, admirers prepare to lay Helms to rest

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jesse Helms' family prepared Tuesday to lay the five-term U.S. senator to rest, gathering with a group of mourners that was expected to include national figures and home-state admirers.

July 23, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Whimisical idea for a business

What do you get when you mix an interior designer, an artist, paint, wood and some creative juice? Yard Whimzees. The new Statesboro business was started by Liz Marsh and Donna Purvis.

July 23, 2008 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Business


White House sorry about Berlusconi bio gaffe

TOYAKO, Japan - Sorry about that, Silvio.

July 23, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cheney wanted cuts in climate testimony

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney's office pushed for major deletions in congressional testimony on the public health consequences of climate change, fearing the presentation by a leading health official might make it harder to avoid regulating greenhouse gases, a former EPA officials maintains.

July 23, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Police Report - July 7

(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.)

July 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Police Report - July 8

(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.)

July 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


GSU’s 61st Annual Watermelon Cutting underway

Georgia Southern University President Bruce Grube and his wife, Kathryn, will kick off the summer season with the University's 61st ceremonial watermelon cutting on Tuesday, July 8. The watermelon cuttings are held every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of July.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Programmer facing sentencing leads cops to a body

OAKLAND, Calif. - A body was removed from a remote area of the Oakland hills after a prominent computer programmer about to be sentenced for killing his missing wife led investigators to the site, authorities said Tuesday.

July 23, 2008 | By MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press Writer | National


G-8 worried about food, oil; optimistic on economy

RUSUTSU, Japan - Leaders of the Group of Eight economic powers warned Tuesday that surging oil and food prices could undermine world growth but that the global economy would ultimately be resilient.

July 23, 2008 | By MALCOLM FOSTER AP Business Writer | National


Siemens cutting 17K jobs worldwide to cut costs

FRANKFURT, Germany - Industrial conglomerate Siemens AG said Tuesday it will cut 16,750 jobs, or 4.2 percent of its global work force, to streamline operations and slice nearly $2 billion in costs in the face of a slowing economy.

July 23, 2008 | By GEORGE FREY AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Dry, hot weather threatens California fire gains

LOS ANGELES - Firefighters on Tuesday faced worsening weather conditions that pushed flames across firebreaks in parts of inland California and chased residents out of one small community.

July 23, 2008 | By CHRISTINA HOAG Associated Press Writer | National


US ships cigarettes, bras, more to Iran

WASHINGTON - U.S. exports to Iran - including brassieres, bull semen, cosmetics and possibly even weapons - grew more than tenfold during President Bush's years in office even as he accused Iran of nuclear ambitions and helping terrorists. America sent more cigarettes to Iran, at least $158 million worth under Bush, than any other products.

July 23, 2008 | By SHARON THEIMER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Proposal to euthanize wild horses spurs debate

RENO, Nev. - Animal rights activists and ranchers are clashing over a federal proposal to euthanize wild horses as a way to deal with their surplus numbers.

July 22, 2008 | BY MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Writer | National


Court: Soldier’s life sentence stands

ATLANTA - Georgia's top court on Monday unanimously upheld the life sentence of a soldier convicted in the stabbing death of an infantryman he fought alongside in Iraq, a brutal crime that inspired the movie ''In the Valley of Elah.''

July 22, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Playoff predictions: It's that time

Before we start this, you should know something - if you already do not. I suspect you might.

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


PK Graham returns to Falcons to contend for job

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After kicking for 10 teams in the past 15 seasons - and a few more teams in preseason camps - Shayne Graham knew to ...

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


The simple fix for golf that isn't so simple

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - For all the praise of golf's return to the Olympics, there was no shortage of suggestions to make it better.

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - The Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games while approaching the finish line will not face ...

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Study: Global warming means smoggier autumns for Southeast US

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The drier, warmer autumn weather that's becoming more common due to climate change may extend summer smog well into the fall in ...

August 22, 2016 | By JASON DEAREN | Associated Press


Accidents spark questions about thrill-ride safety

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In some parts of the U.S., the thrill rides that hurl kids upside down, whirl them around or send them shooting down ...

August 22, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY, ERIK SCHELZIG and CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch assists US Marshals in arrest

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies aided the U.S. Marshals Service in arresting who they said was an armed and dangerous man located in the ...

August 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Ball-Groover

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Ball of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Candler Ball, to Adam Wesley Groover, son of ...

August 21, 2016 | | Weddings


Restivo-Lamb

Larry and Lisa Saxon of Guyton, Ga., and Phil Restivo of Rincon, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Estelle Restivo ...

August 21, 2016 | | Weddings


Johnson-Holloway

Susan Lee Anthony of Metter, Ga., and John Paul and Monica Johnson of Portal, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney ...

August 21, 2016 | | Weddings


Akins Anniversary

Cindy Bennett, Jim Akins and Jason Akins are honoring their parents, Jimmy and Nancy Akins, for their 50th wedding anniversary, with a reception to be ...

August 21, 2016 | | Weddings


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: America's first exports go from Savannah to London

Note: The following is part of a series of columns about early shipping in Georgia and Bulloch County.

August 21, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Are you looking forward to 'the other side'?

Disaster and tragedy in our world are common. Sometimes it seems that, "like bananas, they come in bunches!" Floods, earthquakes and storms affect populations over ...

August 21, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Things to consider when choosing a private school

Q: We are looking for a private school for our 4-year-old. Regardless of the school we ultimately choose, we want to keep him there through ...

August 21, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: A fairy tale of a different stripe

The bride was as lovely as I have ever seen, the groom as serious. The bridesmaids floated down the aisle like mermaids, the groomsmen lumbered ...

August 21, 2016 | | Life


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