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Flights of immigrants to Mexico cost $51 million

TUCSON, Arizona - The U.S. government has spent more than $51 million over the past four summers flying nearly 64,000 illegal immigrants back to the Mexican interior after they were caught crossing the border.

August 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Forklift helps 700-lb Mexican man take rare outing

MONTERREY, Mexico - A 700-pound (310-kilogram) man once considered the world's most obese person left his home for the first time in five months Sunday with the aid of a forklift and a platform truck.

August 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Anthony Russo, Pentagon Papers figure, dies at 71

SUFFOLK, Va. - Anthony J. Russo, a researcher who helped leak the Vietnam-era Pentagon Papers to the media and prompted wider public questioning of the war, has died, police said.

August 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Police Report - August 10

(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 24, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bypass to shift onto newly constructed lanes Wednesday

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that northbound traffic on the east Statesboro Bypass (U.S. 301/ SR 73 Bypass) will be permanently shifted onto the newly constructed lanes on Wednesday, Aug. 13.

August 24, 2008 | Sepcial to the Herald | Local


An Olympic task — Darin Van Tassell in Beijing for 2008 games

When Darin Van Tassell was bypassed for the Georgia Southern head baseball coaching position following Jack Stallings' 1999 retirement it was a bitter disappointment.

August 24, 2008 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Life


Bridge 8/9

Social writer Eric Hoffer claimed: "The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings."

August 23, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/9

Conditions that have an effect on your work or career could lead to some unexpected changes in the year ahead. Keep a flexible frame of mind, so you can roll with the times in ways that you can capitalize on.

August 23, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/9

DEAR DR. GOTT: You have repeatedly recommended niacin instead of statins for lowering cholesterol. I will be going to my doctor soon for my routine physical and plan on asking if this is an appropriate option for me, as I realize every case and body is different.

August 23, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 8/9

DEAR ABBY: I am a high school teacher who has been encountering some problems with my students.

August 23, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Gates endorses big expansion of Afghan army

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates has endorsed a new five-year, $17 billion plan to increase the size of the Afghan army by about 50,000 troops.

August 23, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Police Report - August 9

(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 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Detroit mayor charged with 2 felony assault counts

DETROIT - Moments after a judge ruled that Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick could be released from jail if he pays a $50,000 bond, Michigan's attorney general announced he was charging the mayor with two felony assault charges stemming from a confrontation between Kilpatrick and a sheriff's detective.

August 23, 2008 | By ED WHITE and COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Productivity growth slowed in spring

WASHINGTON - The efficiency of America's workers grew at a slightly slower pace in the spring as companies sought to produce more with leaner work forces. Workers' compensation growth slowed, too.

August 23, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer | Washington


German authorities join in ’Rockefeller’ probe

BERLIN, Conn. - The investigation into the identity of a mysterious man accused of kidnapping his daughter in Boston and wanted for questioning in the 1985 disappearance of a California couple has gone international.

August 23, 2008 | By PAT EATON-ROBB and SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press Writer | National


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Ezekiel Elliott suspended

DALLAS - The NFL suspended star Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games Friday, concluding after a yearlong investigation that the league rushing leader ...

August 11, 2017 | By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Health premiums rise for state workers, teachers

State employees and teachers will face an average premium increase of about 3.7 percent for coverage next year in the State Health Benefit Plan.

August 11, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local






Earnhardt takes offense to comments made by Harvick

DETROIT - Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Thursday he's proud of his accomplishments after Kevin Harvick suggested NASCAR's growth has been hindered because Earnhardt hasn ...

August 10, 2017 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Bulloch Academy kicks off football season tonight

In Bulloch Academy head coach Terence Hennessy's first two years on the job, season openers have gone as smoothly as a coach could hope ...

August 10, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Gators all over Portal in season-opening 12-0 win

A rainy August has stolen three games from Bulloch County schools, including the opener from Bulloch Academy on Monday.

August 10, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Kisner, Olesen lead at PGA Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jordan Spieth began his quest for the career Grand Slam by not making a putt longer than 5 feet. What helped was ...

August 10, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Eason looks for improvement in second season

ATHENS - A long list of national high school honors made Jacob Eason appear bound for immediate success at Georgia as a freshman in 2016.

August 10, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Fire destroys school bus

No injuries were reported after a Bulloch County school bus caught fire Thursday afternoon, forcing the driver to evacuate.

August 10, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

WASHINGTON - Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report.

August 10, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Beware at the pump

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to siphon ...

August 10, 2017 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | Local


Arrest made in Robin Hood Trail robbery, kidnapping

A Statesboro man faces armed robbery and kidnapping charges in connection with a violent incident that occurred early Sunday morning on Robin Hood Trail, across ...

August 10, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local




What shakes out in the SBC?

This is the fourth installment in a series of 'Countdown to kickoff' columns that will run over the next month. In the series, each Sun ...

August 09, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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