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Police set up barricades outside Heath Ledger funeral home

NEW YORK - Police set up barricades outside a funeral home Friday as Heath Ledger's family made arrangements to claim the body of the 28-year-old ''Brokeback Mountain'' actor.

February 09, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Huff announce the engagement of their daughter, Evangeline Z.S. Huff of Statesboro, to Samuel C. Watkins Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Watkins Sr.

February 09, 2008 | | Wedding Planner

South Africa mines shut as power shortages threaten nation’s economic engine

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Leading South African gold, diamond and platinum mines stopped production Friday in the face of power outages that threaten to choke economic growth.

February 09, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Europe’s right-wing leaders seek new party to counter Islam, other perceived threats

VIENNA, Austria - Right-wing leaders from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria and France announced plans Friday to form a pan-European party with a mission to ''rescue the Western world'' from Islam and other perceived threats.

February 09, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

French bank trader was dealing in tens of billions of dollars

PARIS - The rogue futures trader who allegedly cost French bank Societe Generale $7.14 billion had been betting on an even larger scale - with tens of billions in fraudulent deals, the bank said Friday.

February 09, 2008 | By EMMA VANDORE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Dear Abby 1/25

DEAR ABBY: Our divorced daughter has been dating "Brian," a man she met online, for a little over a year. My husband and I are concerned about the behavior of our 13-year-old granddaughter, "Lolita," toward him. Lolita is naive in many ways and unaware of the pitfalls she may encounter. She's constantly sitting on Brian's lap, hugging him, or talking to him in very close proximity.

February 08, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Rival Kenyan leaders meet for first time since disputed election

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president and its main opposition leader met Thursday for the first time since the disputed Dec. 27 presidential vote, but they emerged still clearly divided over the central question of who really won the election.

February 08, 2008 | By KATY POWNALL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

In a new tactic, Border Patrol targets immigrant-smuggling 800 miles from the border

PEARL, Miss. - Detective Nick McLendon, on stakeout duty along a dark stretch of eastbound Interstate 20, noticed a red Chevy Suburban with heavily tinted windows and no light over its rear Texas license plate. The missing light gave him all the excuse he needed to pull the SUV over.

February 08, 2008 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | National

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

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Eagles look to snap losing streak out West

Georgia Southern football - players and coaches alike - is now in uncharted territory.

October 20, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Ryan among league's quarterback ironmen

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The opening question to Matt Ryan's weekly news conference made the quarterback nervous.

October 20, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Yellow Jackets try to bounce back in region play

BROOKLET - If the playoffs started today, Southeast Bulloch would be on the outside looking in.

October 20, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Gators host archrival Pinewood

The Gators of Bulloch Academy will finally be celebrating 40 years of football this tonight as they play host to the Patriots of Pinewood Christian ...

October 20, 2016 | By RICHARD STUBBS Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360

Half a year after 8 relatives killed, no answers or arrests

PIKETON, Ohio - Six months after someone shot eight members of an extended family to death in their homes, surviving relatives are still waiting - for an ...

October 20, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press

Trump to critics: I'll accept election results — if I win

DELAWARE, Ohio - Mocking his critics, Donald Trump pledged Thursday to fully accept the outcome of next month's presidential election - if he wins. The Republican ...

October 20, 2016 | By JULIE PACE, JOSH LEDERMAN and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press

Reward offered in Campus Crossings murder

A $1,500 reward is being offered by the Statesboro Police Department for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a suspect responsible ...

October 20, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Statesboro homicide victim identified

A $1,500 reward is being offered by the Statesboro Police Department for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a suspect responsible ...

October 20, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

SEB advances to Columbus

BROOKLET - 17 innings, five hours and a 20 minute delay are what it took to send Southeast Bulloch to the 3A elite eight in a ...

October 19, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360

Trump refuses to say he will accept election results

LAS VEGAS - Threatening a fundamental pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused to say Wednesday night that he will accept the results of next month ...

October 19, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and LISA LERER ASSOCIATED PRESS | Associated Press

Ceramics artist to lecture at Averitt today

The public is invited to an artist's lecture and a meet-and-greet at the Averitt Center with Juan Granados, Thursday at 5:30 in the ...

October 19, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

Local early voting off to a big start

Advanced voting for the Nov. 8 general election opened Monday morning, and 1,217 Bulloch County residents had voted at the County Annex by 3 ...

October 19, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Float winners in the 55th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade

Statesboro Kiwanis Club's Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair chairman Charles Sheets announced the winners of the 2016 themed float competition Monday.

October 19, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

Update: Statesboro Police trying to identify victim of fatal shooting at Campus Crossing Apartments

Statesboro Police investigators are searching for the killer of an unidentified man shot early Wednesday morning at Campus Crossings Apartments, located on Lanier Drive near ...

October 19, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

Bulloch awarded full FEMA disaster assistance

After a team from the Federal Emergency Management Agency visited Bulloch County last Friday and Saturday to assess damage from Hurricane Matthew, FEMA surprised local ...

October 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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