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Obama comments divide Rust Belt voters in Pa., many say it was no big deal

SHENANDOAH, Pa. - Yes, some Democrats in Pennsylvania's Rust Belt communities were upset by Barack Obama's suggestion that voters there ''cling to guns or religion'' because of bitterness about their economic lot. But many more seem to think it was no big deal - and if there's a problem it's with the political slapfest that has followed.

April 30, 2008 | By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Police Report - April 16

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.

April 30, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Sen. Jack Hill to speak at coalition's summit April 26

State Sen. Jack Hill and Georgia Southern alumnus Fred Stokes will be the guest speakers for the African American Business Owners Coalition's Economic Empowerment Summit on Saturday, April 26. The summit starts at 8 a.m. and runs to 3:30 p.m. It will be held at the Nessmith Lane Continuing Education Building on the campus of Georgia Southern University.

April 30, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Woman convicted of running Washington prostitution service

WASHINGTON - A federal jury convicted a woman Tuesday of running a prostitution service that catered to members of Washington's political elite.

April 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Congo plane crashes at end of runway and bursts into flames

GOMA, Congo - A Congolese jetliner with about 85 people on board failed to take off Tuesday from an airport in this eastern town, slamming into a busy market neighborhood at the end of the runway and bursting into flames, officials said.

April 30, 2008 | By CHARLES NTIRYCHA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ex-leader recalls Warsaw Ghetto uprising

LODZ, Poland - Marek Edelman, the last surviving commander of the 1943 uprising in the Warsaw ghetto by a handful of scrappy, poorly armed Jews against the Nazi army, becomes emotional when he speaks of the fighters he led.

April 30, 2008 | By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 4/15

Mark Twain said, "Be careful when reading health books; you may die of a misprint."

April 30, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Jurors deliberate in case of elderly women accused of hit-and-run killings for insurance

LOS ANGELES - Jurors began deliberating the fate of two elderly women accused of killing homeless men to collect insurance money, after a prosecutor said the women had gone ''out of their way to target men who had nothing.''

April 30, 2008 | By LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 4/16

H.G. Wells wrote, "His studies were pursued but never effectually overtaken."

April 30, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 4/16

There's a strong possibility you will end up having jurisdiction in some manner over the affairs of others. Handle it as best you can, because it'll prove to be significant to your future.

April 30, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/16

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 17-year-old female, 5 feet 9 inches, 130 pounds, athletic and in relatively good health.

April 30, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/16

DEAR ABBY: For most of my life, I have parted my hair on the right. I am now being told that men should part their hair on the left. Is there a correct side for men?

April 30, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Regents approve tuition hike for 2008 freshmen

COLUMBUS - Incoming freshmen at Georgia Southern University will pay $119 more in tuition per semester in 2008 than their predecessors under tuition increases approved by the state Board of Regents.

April 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Schools prepare for the CRCT tests

Next week, students all across the state will begin taking mandatory tests - even those in first grade.

April 30, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Delta, Northwest face challenge of merging fleets, employees

Delta and Northwest executives want to smoothly complete their deal to create the world's largest airline by the end of the year. But investors reacted negatively Tuesday, amid word there are no plans for further domestic flight cuts as well as the challenges of integrating companies with contrasting cultures, planes and labor relations.

April 30, 2008 | By HARRY R. WEBER and JOSHUA FREED Associated Press Writers | National


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Panther football coaching staff growing this season

May 16, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Blank says work on Falcons' new stadium is on schedule

ATLANTA - As he awaits word on Atlanta's bid for to host a Super Bowl,Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Monday construction of the ...

May 16, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Loggerhead sea turtle nesting underway

SAVANNAH - Conservationists anticipate another strong year for nesting by rare sea turtles on the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas after nest totals last year ...

May 16, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Former GOP lawyer: Military acted properly on Benghazi

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired ...

May 16, 2016 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


13 officers honored with Medal of Valor

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama called on the nation Monday to support and listen to its law enforcement officers as he bestowed the Medal of Valor ...

May 16, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Uncle Sam wants you to fight Zika!

MIAMI - The mosquitoes that can spread Zika are already buzzing among us. The United States government could use some help figuring out exactly where.

May 16, 2016 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Associated Press


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Mooney family sells Willingway to national group

After 45 years of local ownership, the Mooney family has announced the sale of Willingway Hospital to Summit BHC, a leading provider of addiction treatment ...

May 16, 2016 | | Local


Abigail Sneathen graduates Summa from Reinhardt University

Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga., announced that Abigail Taylor Sneathen graduated Summa Cum Laude during graduation exercises May 6. Abi is a 2012 graduate of ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local




Day sets 36-hole record, then hangs on at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Jason Day saw The Players Championship at its easiest and toughest, all in the span of nine hours Saturday on what ...

May 14, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Jimmie Johnson looks to extend track dominance at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson fell in love with Dover the first time he turned a lap at the track in the late 1990s.

May 14, 2016 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Panthers aiming for state title

The third time's a charm for the Portal Panthers girls' golf team.

May 14, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Foltynewicz pitches 8 scoreless as Braves beat Roy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mike Foltynewicz pitched the best game of his young career and it came against the defending World Series champions.

May 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Pfizer blocking the use of drugs for lethal injections

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers whose medications could be used ...

May 14, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Two dead in apartment shooting

Statesboro police are investigating a deadly shooting at Connection Apartments on Stambuck Lane Friday night.

May 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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