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People wounded in Tenn. church shooting improving

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Three people wounded in a fatal shotgun rampage at a Unitarian church were in serious condition Tuesday, a day after a candlelight vigil tried to comfort congregation members and others attempting to ''make sense of the senseless.''

August 13, 2008 | By BETH RUCKER Associated Press Writer | National


Wildfire threatens homes near Yosemite Park

MARIPOSA, Calif. - Authorities shut down a major highway Tuesday, keeping travelers far from the west entrance to Yosemite National Park so crews could battle a huge wildfire raging close to thousands of nearby homes.

August 13, 2008 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | National


Eagles report to camp Wednesday

Georgia Southern University head football coach Chris Hatcher and his staff have made final preparations for Wednesday when 90 players report to fall camp. Players are scheduled to report Wednesday afternoon with Friday as the first of 29 scheduled practices prior to the season opener on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the University of Georgia.

August 13, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Police Report - July 30

(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.)

August 13, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Police say dad may flee NY with girl on yacht

BOSTON - A divorced father with a murky background snatched his 7-year-old daughter during a supervised weekend visit and may be trying to flee the country on a 72-foot yacht, police say.

August 13, 2008 | By NANCY KELSEY Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 7/30

DEAR ABBY: I just finished reading your June 9 column and am shocked at what I read. Your response regarding autism was way off base. You said, "Autism is a mental health disorder ... some people consider ... to be shameful."

August 13, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Beijing air improves with wind and rain

BEIJING - Environmental officials say their efforts are starting to clear the haze above Beijing, while strong wind and some rain have also raised hopes of blue skies when the Olympic Games start in just over a week.

August 13, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NY judge sentences disgraced NBA ref to 15 months

NEW YORK - Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in prison Tuesday for setting off a gambling scandal that tarnished the league's reputation and raised questions about the integrity of its officiating.

August 13, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Possible pipe bombs found at 2 Ohio post offices

ATHENS, Ohio - Two post offices were evacuated Tuesday in southeastern Ohio after the discovery of objects that appeared to be pipe bombs, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

August 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Indonesia: Asian militants sought al-Qaida funds

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Two alleged Indonesian terror leaders were headed to Iraq to seek help from al-Qaida, according to a seized laptop that indicates regional militants are cash-strapped but determined to rebuild international links, security officials say.

August 13, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands of Serb extremists rally in Belgrade for war crimes suspect Karadzic

BELGRADE, Serbia - Singing nationalist songs and waving posters of their ''Serb Hero,'' thousands of Serb extremists protested Tuesday in downtown Belgrade against the government's plans to extradite ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to the U.N. war crimes tribunal.

August 13, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


‘Martyrs’ List’ tallies Mahdi Army’s troubles

BAGHDAD - Loyalists within Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's militia network call it the ''martyrs' list,'' and it's long and growing: At least three dozen senior members killed in slayings or fighting since last summer and nearly 60 others detained.

August 13, 2008 | By BRIAN MURPHY and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Officials release video of Governor’s Mansion fire

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Department of Public Safety, seeking the public's help in capturing an arsonist who burned the Governor's Mansion, released snippets of video Tuesday showing a potential suspect.

August 13, 2008 | By KELLEY SHANNON Associated Press Writer | National


Weather better but 75 await rescue from N.M. flood

RUIDOSO, N.M. - More than 75 people stranded by massive flooding in and around this mountain resort town still awaited rescue Tuesday, but spirits rose as missing people were accounted for and the region made it through a day without rain, authorities said.

August 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Strong quake shakes Southern California

LOS ANGELES - A strong earthquake shook Southern California on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway and triggering some precautionary evacuations. No immediate damage was reported.

August 13, 2008 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press Writer | National


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‘Free Coffee for Free People’

"Free Coffee for Free People" will be held Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at Three Tree Coffee on South Main Street in Statesboro.

November 29, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Funeral home aims to help Tennessee fire relief effort

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Bulloch Memorial Gardens will assist in emergency and recovery assistance for the citizens of Sevierville, Tennessee, who are being severely affected ...

November 29, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Escaping wildfires meant fleeing through hell-like landscape

GATLINBURG, Tenn. - With flames dripping from tree branches like lava and the air filled with embers, thousands of people raced through a hell-like landscape as ...

November 29, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


‘America’s Best’ holiday First Friday

After one year in existence, the Tormenta FC pro soccer organization will take an honored place in Statesboro's First Friday Holiday Celebration, joining Santa ...

November 29, 2016 | | Local


Georgia Power searching for cause of Tuesday outage

Many Georgia Power Company customers in the Statesboro area around the mall and downtown experienced a widespread power outage Tuesday morning. The cause of the ...

November 29, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Bernard’s Jewelers is your gift destination for the most special people in your life

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. It is the time to celebrate and honor the love and success of the most cherished people ...

November 29, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Lori Grice portraits are the perfect Christmas gift

How will your grandchildren's, children remember you? The older we get, the more we understand that our greatest role in life is to be ...

November 29, 2016 | | Locally Owned




Terrorism suspected in car-and-knife attack at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Somali-born Ohio State University student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus and then got out and began stabbing ...

November 28, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press | Associated Press


Weed is winning, but the train could still go off the tracks

DENVER - Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal government ...

November 28, 2016 | By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press | Associated Press


No serious injuries in 18-wheeler crash

Two 18-wheeler trucks collided Friday on a busy highway, but only minor injuries - those of a passenger in one truck - were reported.

November 28, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Averitt Center gets 'Fired Up' with local artists

The Averitt Center for the Arts is teaming up with Georgia Southern University's Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art to showcase original art by ...

November 28, 2016 | | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Treasuring traditions

Downtown merchants can sometimes predict how busy their day is going to be based on how strong the aroma from the barbecue cooking pit at ...

November 28, 2016 | | Local


Boro attorney Josh Tucker earns national recognition

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized Statesboro attorney Josh D. Tucker as one of 2016's "10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for ...

November 28, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business




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