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Bush vetoes farm bill

WASHINGTON - President Bush vetoed the $300 billion farm bill on Wednesday, calling it a tax increase on regular Americans at a time of high food prices in the face of a near-certain override by Congress.

June 05, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush signs anti-discrimination bill

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Wednesday signed legislation to protect people from losing their jobs or health insurance when genetic testing reveals they are susceptible to costly diseases.

June 05, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fed sees slower growth, higher unemployment in ‘08

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday sharply lowered its projection for economic growth this year, citing blows from the housing and credit debacles along with zooming energy prices. It also expects higher unemployment and inflation.

June 05, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Berlin Philharmonic hopes to perform at home next month after fire damaged landmark building

BERLIN - The Berlin Philharmonic should be able to resume playing concerts at its landmark home in downtown Berlin as soon as early June, orchestra officials said Wednesday, the day after a fire tore through the building's roof.

June 05, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Congress approves missing children program

WASHINGTON - Congress has renewed and approved a bigger budget for a joint private-public program that has helped rescue more than 100,000 missing children since it was created in 1984.

June 05, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Kennedy illness robs Senate of dealmaker

WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward Kennedy's diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor left Congress this week without its best dealmaker as well as its boldest liberal, a politician known simultaneously for his staunch left-wing positions and for his willingness to work with right-wing lawmakers to get legislation passed.

June 05, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer | Washington


Big Oil defends profits before Senate panel

WASHINGTON - Top executives of the five largest oil companies tried to shift anger over high prices to a debate over supplies Wednesday, leading a senator to accuse them of acting like ''hapless victims'' while racking up record profits.

June 05, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Israel holding peace talks with Syria

JERUSALEM - Israel and Syria unexpectedly announced Wednesday the resumption of peace talks after an eight-year break, saying they have been speaking indirectly through Turkish mediators ''in order to achieve the goal of comprehensive peace.''

June 05, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday May 21, 2008

June 05, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report - May 22

(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.)

June 05, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Lebanon’s feuding factions reach agreement

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's feuding factions reached a breakthrough deal Wednesday that ends the country's 18-month political stalemate, but also gives the militant Hezbollah group and its allies veto over any government decision.

June 05, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Prices soar for Memorial Day fixins’ for barbecues

NEW YORK - Hamburgers and hot dogs? Check. Lighter fluid? Check. Beer? Check. More money?

June 05, 2008 | By ERIN CONROY AP Business Writer | National


American to charge for 1st checked bag, cut flights

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines said Wednesday it plans to charge passengers $15 for the first checked bag, cut domestic flights and eliminate possibly thousands of jobs, as it grapples with record-high fuel prices.

June 05, 2008 | By DAVID KOENIG Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 5/22

Marcus Valerius Martialis, who died in A.D. 103, asked, "Why do strong arms fatigue themselves with frivolous dumbbells? To dig a vineyard is worthier exercise for men."

June 05, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 5/22

In order to be successful in the year ahead, it will be important not to take on more than you can handle. Focus on goals or objectives one at a time, and try to select those that are free from troublesome distractions.

June 05, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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Playoff seeds set for county schools

Following the end of the region 3-3A tournament Wednesday night, all four qualified schools in Bulloch County were cemented in their seeds in the GHSA ...

April 19, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Scholarship fund holding video game tournament for second year

In the fall of 2015, the Georgia Southern Sport Management program lost its leader and 16-year veteran professor when Dr. Willie Burden passed away.

April 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

April 19, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


‘Spring into Statesboro’ set for busy Saturday

The sixth annual Spring into Statesboro will offer outdoor activities for children and families in downtown Statesboro from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m ...

April 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Will Statesboro take home $1, $2 or $3 million in the America's Best Communities competition?

Click here - America's Best Communities - to watch the announcement live on Facebook. Scroll down the page slightly to find the livestream.

April 19, 2017 | | Local




SEB Baseball takes title

Though a steady shower eventually washed out what should have been a 16-0 win for Southeast Bulloch, it did nothing to dampen their spirits now ...

April 18, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Lady Blue Devils fall just short of championship

The Statesboro girls soccer team had their first region title since 1999 dead in their sights, but on Tuesday night the trophy just barely slipped ...

April 18, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Trish Tootle ‘roasted’ to help hospice

Friends of community activist, successful businesswoman and long-time Bulloch County resident Trish Tootle surprised her Monday night with a 60th birthday "roast" to benefit Ogeechee ...

April 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




SEB track and field teams sweep region meets

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch boys and girls track and field teams each finished second in their region meets last season, but reclaimed their thrones as ...

April 17, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Rivalry rematch to decide region championship

When Statesboro High girls soccer last won a region championship, none of the current roster was even aware of the concept of soccer.

April 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Area teams prepare to make runs in region competitions

Beginning on Monday, track and field championships have kicked into high gear across the state. That's no exception for the schools here in Bulloch ...

April 17, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Home cookin'

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman said Dansby Swanson was the perfect choice to hit with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth ...

April 17, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Suspect accused of posting Facebook video of killing said he 'just snapped'

CLEVELAND - In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of ...

April 17, 2017 | By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press | Associated Press


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