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House committee probes medically unfit truckers

WASHINGTON - It's so easy to fabricate the medical certificates required to operate commercial trucks on the nation's highways that there's almost no incentive for truckers to obtain a legitimate document, according to a congressional study.

August 08, 2008 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press Writer | Washington


N.M. cavers chart unique ‘snowy’ river of crystals

FORT STANTON CAVE, N.M. - Hundreds of feet beneath Earth's surface, a few seasoned cave explorers venture where no human has set foot. Their headlamps illuminate mud-covered walls, gypsum crystals and mineral deposits.

August 08, 2008 | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press Writer | National


Schoolgirls’ math skills now measure up to boys’

WASHINGTON - Sixteen years after Barbie dolls declared, ''Math class is tough!'' girls are proving that when it comes to math they are just as tough as boys.

August 08, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID AP Education Writer | Washington


AP IMPACT: Fatal MRAP accidents prompt warnings

WASHINGTON - The towering trucks that give U.S. troops the best protection against roadside bombs and enemy bullets also make them vulnerable to routine hazards like sharp turns, rutted roads and rickety bridges.

August 08, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Charges dismissed against Marine in Iraq shootings

SAN DIEGO - The Marine Corps said Thursday that charges were dismissed against a Camp Pendleton Marine sniper accused in the shooting deaths of two Syrians in Iraq.

August 08, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


3 shot at Phoenix community college; 2 critical

PHOENIX - Officials say three people were shot Thursday afternoon at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, and two of them were critically injured.

August 08, 2008 | By JACQUES BILLEAUD and CHRIS KAHN Associated Press Writer | National


Summer Sports Show: SHS signings, GSU ramblings, and Alex's farewell

Summer Sports Show for Thursday, July 24 - Presented exclusively by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

August 08, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Summer Sports Show


Should the votes of dead people be counted?

If you vote by mail, but die before Election Day, does your vote count? It depends on where you lived.

August 08, 2008 | By DEBORAH HASTINGS AP National Writer | National


ADHD increasingly common in older kids, CDC says

ATLANTA - More older children are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder while the rate is holding steady for children under 12, according to a government report released Wednesday.

August 07, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Dear Abby 7/24

DEAR ABBY: My wife thinks I have a problem because I do not have a close relationship with my mother. We go for weeks without talking or seeing each other, and it doesn't bother me. Since I was about 13, my parents were hardly ever around. My mom was a workaholic, and my dad was an alcoholic, so I became totally self-sufficient.

August 07, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Air Force says no survivors of B-52 crash off Guam

HONOLULU - All six crew members aboard a B-52 bomber that crashed off Guam were killed, the Air Force said Wednesday as the search effort shifted focus from rescue to recovery of the crew and pieces of the wreckage.

August 07, 2008 | By JAYMES SONG Associated Press Writer | National


Minimum wage going up, little help as costs soar

WASHINGTON - About 2 million Americans get a raise Thursday as the federal minimum wage rises 70 cents. The bad news: Higher gas and food prices are swallowing it up, and some small businesses will pass the cost of the wage hike to consumers.

August 07, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER Associated Press Writer | National


Economy stresses Carroll County Soup Kitchen

CARROLLTON, Ga. - As blue-collar and white-collar jobs alike continue to get chopped across the country and the housing market continues to spiral downward, many families are left wondering where their next meal will come from. Soup kitchens have long been an option for those down on their luck, but in tough economic times, even they are struggling to put food on the table.

August 07, 2008 | By JOHN P. BOAN The (Carrollton) Times-Georgian | National


Fate of Alaska gas pipeline with state Senate

JUNEAU, Alaska - The fate of a multibillion dollar pipeline that could unlock 4.5 billion cubic feet of North Slope gas reserves daily and power North American homes and businesses for decades now rests in the hands of 20 Alaska state senators.

August 07, 2008 | By STEVE QUINN Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Water Aerobics; Stuff the Bus

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday July 23, 2008

August 07, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Southern plagues: Drought, flood, fire and now killer storms

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Tornadoes that dropped out of the night sky killed five people in two states and injured at least a dozen more early Wednesday ...

November 30, 2016 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press


Wrestling show to benefit Toys for Tots

Folks can enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza and watch live wrestling matches in Statesboro Saturday, and help make Christmas happen for children who would not have any ...

November 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bears sink teeth in Eagles

The Mercer Bears piled up a 23-6 lead after just one quarter of action and never looked back, defeating the Georgia Southern women's basketball ...

November 29, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Introducing the advanced box score: Screven edition

Welcome to more smarter stats! We've finally come full circle on this season's advanced stats tutorial.

November 29, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


Arena: US 'fighting for our lives' in World Cup qualifying

NEW YORK - Bruce Arena opened a binder to a page with 48 names, his depth chart for the U.S. soccer team.

November 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


No. 1 Kentucky enters December still awaiting a close game

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Kentucky spent November romping its way to lopsided wins and leaving little doubt who should be the No. 1-ranked team in the ...

November 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


‘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


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