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US Airways makes $8 billion cash and stock offer for Delta once Delta emerges from bankruptcy

ATLANTA - US Airways Group Inc. made a hostile $8 billion cash and stock bid for Delta Air Lines Inc. on Wednesday, a deal that would create one of the world's largest carriers. The move came despite Delta's repeated statements it isn't interested in a merger.

December 18, 2006 | By HARRY R. WEBER AP Business Writer | Nation


Eagles, Phoenix finish surprising 'turnaround' seasons

Pete Lembo and Brian VanGorder were hired last winter to turn around the football programs at Elon and Georgia Southern.

December 18, 2006 | By MIKE BROWN Special to the Herald | Georgia Southern


AP Exclusive: Millions of exotic pets, little disease screening. A disaster in the making?

WASHINGTON - Exotic animals captured in the wild are streaming into the U.S. by the millions with little or no screening for disease, leaving Americans vulnerable to a virulent outbreak that could rival a terrorist act.

December 18, 2006 | By MARGARET EBRAHIM and JOHN SOLOMON Associated Press Writers | Nation


Stateboro's boys basketball team splits games

From staff reports

December 18, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


Kidnappers free scores of Iraqis; prime minister may be bending to U.S. pressure

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Kidnappers released about 70 people snatched in a mass abduction by suspected Shiite militiamen who answer to a key backer of the prime minister - a sign the militants went too far and Iraq's leader may be yielding to intense U.S. pressure to crack down on sectarian violence.

December 18, 2006 | By THOMAS WAGNER | Nation


Americans’ approval of Bush’s Iraq policy drops to lowest level yet

WASHINGTON - Americans' approval of President Bush's handling of Iraq has dropped to the lowest level ever, increasing the pressure on the commander in chief to find a way out after nearly four years of war.

December 18, 2006 | By WILL LESTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - November 29

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.

December 18, 2006 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Local Roundup: Portal edges Screven County, 74-68

The visiting Portal Panthers turned a tie ball game at halftime into a nine-point cushion at the end of the third quarter, then held on to defeat Screven County on Saturday, 74-68.

December 18, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


House Democrats choose Pelosi as first female speaker, rebuff her to choose Hoyer as No. 2

WASHINGTON - Democrats embraced Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the first woman House speaker in history on Thursday, then quickly snubbed her, selecting Steny Hoyer of Maryland as majority leader against her wishes.

December 18, 2006 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


More about SEBHS coach resignation

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December 18, 2006 | | Letters To The Editor


The Thanksgiving reality

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December 18, 2006 | | Letters To The Editor


VanGorder as the Anti-Erk

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December 18, 2006 | | Letters To The Editor


Thanks for successful Service League Attic Sale

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December 18, 2006 | | Letters To The Editor


Pets of the Week

These animals and many others await adoption at the Bulloch County Animal Shelter. Please call 764-4529 or visit the shelter Mon. - Fri., 1-5 p.m. or Sat., 10 a.m. - noon. Adoption fees are $35 and include shots, worming, and a coupon for spaying or neutering that is provided by the Humane Society.

December 18, 2006 | | Pets of the Week


Mallard-Mize

Brittany Marie Mallard of Lexington, S.C., became the bride of Jonathan Daniel Mize of Union, S.C., during a 6:30 p.m. ceremony held at the Lexington United Methodist Church in Lexington on August 19, 2006. The Rev. Matthew Williamson officiated.

December 18, 2006 | | Wedding Planner


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OMG: Profanity and vulgarity in modern society

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the third commandment.

April 18, 2014 | By MARK A. KELLNER Deseret News National | The Ten Today


Woodrum Anniversary

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Woodrum (the former Mary Alice Blackwell of Atlanta) of Statesboro plan to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, May 2, 2014. The couple married in Atlanta on May 1, 1964. They have two children and five grandchildren. Their children are David and Julie Woodrum of Kasson, Minn., parents of Daniel, Laurel and Charlotte; and Alan and Wendy Woodrum of Statesboro, parents of Madison and Jackson. Family and friends are invited to attend their reception on Friday, May 2, in the fellowship hall of the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church from 5 until 7 p.m. The ...

April 18, 2014 | | Weddings


Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

April 18, 2014 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press | World




New look in the backfield

Last year in the season opener, nine different Georgia Southern football players scored a rushing touchdown.

April 17, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


SHS hammers Hephzibah in region tournament

Thursday's games at Mill Creek Regional Park were postseason games imperative to Statesboro's state playoff hopes, but the Blue Devils breezed through the challenge as if they were throwaway preseason scrimmages.

April 17, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy sweeps region track meet

Both Bulloch Academy girls' and boys' track teams rolled to victories in the GISA Region 4-AAA championship meet Thursday at Georgia Southern University's track and field complex.

April 17, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: SHS tourney game moved to Saturday

The Statesboro Blue Devils' game against Wayne County, originally scheduled for today, hasd been moved to Saturday at 1 p.m., at Womack Field, due to factors involving weather and the scheduling of officials.

April 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Swan racing future in doubt

Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.

April 17, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Revere's RBI single lifts Phillies over Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Ben Revere's RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday afternoon.

April 17, 2014 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


GSU to host Human Rights Conference featuring Botswana ambassador

Georgia Southern University will host a Human Rights Conference on Saturday featuring Dr. Tebelelo Mazile Seretse, the ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the United States, as the keynote speaker.

April 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU anthropology professor honored in memorial service

Georgia Southern University faculty members and students celebrated the life of a longtime anthropology professor who recently died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

April 17, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Slow down and enjoy the moment

Twenty-five years ago when Julie and I drove into Statesboro with the kids, we knew we had been blessed by God Who had brought us home. Strangers waved at us as we drove in, the streets were clean and there was little traffic up and down old two-lane Fair Road. I think there were only a few places to eat - mostly family style - and Georgia Southern College had perhaps 9,000 students.

April 17, 2014 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

LOS ANGELES - Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

April 17, 2014 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | Nation


Study: Fathers as likely as mothers to kill their infants

The discovery of seven babies found dead and concealed in the garage of a Utah home has Americans struggling to comprehend what would drive a mother to allegedly kill her newborn babies.

April 17, 2014 | By MARJORIE CORTEZ Deseret News National | Nation


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