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Funeral arrangements for Ledger are complete, family to arrive Friday

NEW YORK - Funeral arrangements for Heath Ledger have been completed and his relatives were expected to arrive in New York on Friday, a funeral home spokesman said.

February 08, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National


Marine indicted in colleague’s killing, but won’t face death penalty if he’s caught in Mexico

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - A grand jury indicted a Marine on a first-degree murder charge Thursday in the death of a pregnant colleague, but a prosecutor said he wouldn't seek the death penalty if the man is arrested in Mexico.

February 08, 2008 | By ESTES THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


As superrich get richer, some tensions among colleges

New figures on university endowments confirm it's not just the ''haves'' and ''have nots'' in academe these days. Beyond the great majority of colleges, there's a growing group of the newly rich schools, and - at the top of the heap - a tiny cadre of ultra-wealthy institutions.

February 08, 2008 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | National


Bridge 1/25

Hans Christian Andersen claimed: "Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg."

February 08, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ford loses $2.8B in 4Q, offers more buyouts to US workers amid grim sales outlook

DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co. narrowed its losses in the fourth quarter amid continued weakness in North America, said the outlook for U.S. sales in 2008 remains grim and is making more employee buyout offers to cut costs.

February 08, 2008 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer | National


Egypt begins to control influx of Gazans; Israel says it wants ties cut with territory

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Egyptian border guards took measures to control huge crowds of Palestinians streaming from Gaza to Egypt across a breached border for a second day Thursday, but they did not try to halt the flow.

February 08, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB and OMAR SINAN Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Societe Generale uncovers massive fraud by futures trader

PARIS - French bank Societe Generale said Thursday it has uncovered a 4.9 billion euro ($7.14 billion) fraud - one of history's biggest - by a single futures trader whose scheme of fictitious transactions was discovered as stock markets began to stumble in recent days.

February 08, 2008 | By EMMA VANDORE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide bomber kills provincial police chief at blast site in Mosul

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber killed an Iraqi police chief and two other officers Thursday as they surveyed the site of the wreckage of a blast a day earlier that devastated a predominantly Sunni neighborhood in the volatile northern city of Mosul.

February 08, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Prep Sports Blitz - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, January 24.

February 08, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Pakistani, Afghan, Iraqi leaders discuss scourge of suicide bombing at world forum

DAVOS, Switzerland - Fears of world recession briefly took a back seat Thursday at the World Economic Forum, where leaders from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq focused on how to establish security in their volatile regions.

February 08, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Yad Vashem memorial launches Arabic Web site to combat Holocaust denial

JERUSALEM - Israel's Holocaust memorial launched an Arabic version of its Web site Thursday, including vivid photos of Nazi atrocities and video of survivors' testimony, to combat Holocaust denial in the Arab and Muslim world.

February 08, 2008 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Missing Reno student’s family asks public for search help: ‘We know that someone will see her’

RENO, Nev. - Family members of a student who vanished five days ago asked Thursday for help in the search, as authorities struggled to develop leads and find evidence about her whereabouts.

February 08, 2008 | By SANDRA CHEREB Associated Press Writer | National


Britain unveils sweeping new terrorism law proposals, including longer detention

LONDON - The British government revealed sweeping plans Thursday to toughen terrorism laws, including a proposal to hold suspects for up to 42 days without charge.

February 08, 2008 | By D’ARCY DORAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


California Supreme Court rules employers can fire workers for using medical marijuana

SAN FRANCISCO - Employers can fire workers found to have used medical marijuana even if it was legally prescribed, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

February 08, 2008 | By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press Writer | National


Officials say Kremlin critic’s bid for presidential race is invalid; formal ruling due

MOSCOW - The only liberal Kremlin critic in Russia's presidential race stands to be kept off the ballot because tens of thousands of signatures on his nominating petitions were forgeries, election officials said Thursday.

February 08, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Second lawsuit filed in deadly crash

The mother of one of the five Georgia Southern students killed last week in a crash on Interstate 16 in Bryan County has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company regarding the death of her daughter. It is the second suit filed against Total Transportation since the seven-vehicle crash April 22.

April 30, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Last US Marines to leave Saigon describe chaos of war's end

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - As the Marines scrambled to the roof of the U.S. Embassy, they locked a chain-link gate on every other floor to slow the throng of panicked Vietnamese civilians sure to come behind them. They knew if the crowd pushed through to the top, they could easily be overrun by hundreds of people desperate to get a seat on one of the last helicopters out of Saigon.

April 30, 2015 | By MARGIE MASON Associated Press | Local


May 1 - Mrs. Carolyn Louise Mallory Jackson, age 64, passed peacefully away on Tuesday morning, Apri

Mrs. Carolyn Louise Mallory Jackson

April 30, 2015 | | Obituaries


Three Eagle football players arrested

Three members of the Georgia Southern football team were arrested by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department and are currently suspended from the program indefinitely.

April 30, 2015 | From staff reports | Sports


April 30 -

Jonnie Fay (Akins) Morris

April 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Nats nail Braves

ATLANTA - Jordan Zimmermann won for the first time in four starts and hit a three-run single to help the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 13-4 on Wednesday night.

April 29, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Hawks regain series lead

ATLANTA - Al Horford and Jeff Teague scored 20 points apiece, helping the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks hold off the Brooklyn Nets 107-97 Wednesday night in an NBA playoff series that's closer than anyone envisioned.

April 29, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


A ‘fractured’ fairy tale

Mical Whitaker's latest production for the Statesboro Youth Theatre uses famous fairy tale characters to tell a story about forgiveness.

April 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Orioles, White Sox play to audience of 0

BALTIMORE - With tempers still smoldering in riot-torn Baltimore and nearby neighborhoods clearing out rubble and debris, the Orioles played a baseball game Wednesday.

April 29, 2015 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lady Jackets out for redemption

By HORACE HOLLOMAN

April 29, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Baffert to field two favorites in Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Bob Baffert clapped his hands to his mouth when early 5-2 favorite American Pharoah avoided the dreaded No. 1 post for the Kentucky Derby. The anxiety wasn't over yet.

April 29, 2015 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports




BA wins in extra innings

Afforded the opportunity to play at J.I. Clements Stadium, the Gators of Bulloch Academy seemed to want to stay on the field all night. Bulloch battled arch rival Pinewood to a 6-6 stalemate through the regulation seven innings before mounting a huge rally to claim a 12-11 victory Tuesday night.

April 28, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Portal riding high after region championship

Slowly but surely, the Portal Panthers' girls track team are beginning to etch their name in the school record books. Last year, the track team crowned its first state champion in Unique Mosley. This year the girls accomplished hoisting the school's first region title in girls track.

April 28, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Baltimore on edge

ATLANTA (AP) - Dan Uggla drove in five runs, three on a homer in the ninth inning, to help the Washington Nationals rally from the franchise's biggest deficit to beat the Atlanta Braves 13-12 on Tuesday night and snap a seven-game losing streak.

April 28, 2015 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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