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3,500 US troops set to leave Iraq in the coming weeks

BAGHDAD - About 3,500 American soldiers are scheduled to leave Iraq in the coming weeks, the U.S. military announced, as part of the Pentagon's overall reduction in troop strength following last year's ''surge.''

May 21, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Oil hits record above $121 on supply woes

VIENNA, Austria - Oil futures surpassed $121 a barrel for the first time Tuesday, the spike fueled by worries about threats to supply and a weakening of the U.S. dollar.

May 21, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Marines ignore Taliban cash crop to not upset Afghan locals

GARMSER, Afghanistan - The Marines of Bravo Company's 1st Platoon sleep beside a grove of poppies. Troops in the 2nd Platoon playfully swat at the heavy opium bulbs while walking through the fields. Afghan laborers scraping the plant's gooey resin smile and wave.

May 21, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 5/7

DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law - I'll call her "Irene" - refers to our 3-year-old daughter, "Amber," as "sexy." When she buys clothing for Amber, she will say, "This is sexy." When Amber was younger and would pull up her dress in play, Irene would say, "Are you trying to be sexy?" Luckily, when it has happened, Amber either didn't hear or remember her comments.

May 21, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Myanmar cyclone death toll soars past 22,000: state radio

YANGON, Myanmar - The cyclone death toll soared above 22,000 on Tuesday and more than 41,000 others were missing as foreign countries mobilized to rush in aid after the country's deadliest storm on record, state radio reported.

May 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Calling all carbs: Dietitian hired to arrest officer obesity

LOS ANGELES - Rana Parker tells pudgy police they have the right to remain chubby, but it can and will be used against them on the streets of Los Angeles.

May 21, 2008 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 5/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband is 71 years old. He eats few sweets and fats, very little red meat and doesn't consume salt. He also takes vitamin supplements. He has coronary artery disease that bothers him very little, so he assumes he is OK. He gets minimal exercise and sleeps a lot. He smokes a half pack of low-nicotine cigarettes and drinks 3 ounces of tea mixed with 14 ounces of gin daily. He insists that his smoking and drinking won't hurt him and refuses to quit either.

May 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Georgia Southern hit with academic sanctions

ATLANTA - Georgia Southern lost scholarships in football and men's golf on Tuesday and Georgia State's men's basketball team was warned that it could face sanctions next year.

May 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Georgia Southern


SEB senior elected as vice president of Georgia FFA

Once long ago, being a farmer was the dream of many an American child. Nowadays, many students see that career as one of hardship and little financial reward. One young man, however, has planned since he was young to be a farmer – Southeast Bulloch High School senior Jarrod Creasy. And his plans are starting to pay off.

May 21, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, May 5, 2008

May 20, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


10 Mercer pitchers quiet Eagles

Ten Mercer pitchers combined to defeat Georgia Southern 6-4 on Monday afternoon at J.I. Clements Stadium. Jeremiah Parker (Carrollton/Carrollton) homered and David Richardson (Dahlonega/Lumpkin County) extended his hitting streak to 14 games, but the Eagles fell to 28-20 overall. GSU had won five of the last six against the Bears.

May 20, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


GSU students build moon robot

A group of senior Electrical Engineering Technology students from Georgia Southern University designed and built a robot that was judged among the best entries at a regional robotics competition.

May 20, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Local Roundup: Williams wins for SprintSouth

SprintSouth results

May 20, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Empowerment summit draws hundreds

About 200 people came out to participate in the first annual Economic Empowerment Summit sponsored by the African American Business Owner's Coalition. The summit was held April 26 at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building on the campus of Georgia Southern University. The summit consisted of a day-long series of workshops, panel discussions and training sessions designed to provide participants with the essential tools and information they needed to effectively and successfully operate their businesses and improve their communities. Jack Hill, Republican senator for Georgia's 4th District and chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee opened the summit's morning ...

May 19, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


FMB honors Billy Tyson

Farmers and Merchants Bank President Ricky Nessmith announced the retirement of Billy Tyson from the bank's Board of Directors. The board bestowed upon Tyson the title of Director Emeritus in recognition of his over 40 years of service which has benefited Farmers and Merchants Bank. A resolution read at the board meeting recognized Tyson's distinctive service which began in 1968. In 1970 he joined tbe Board of Directors, and served as President of the bank from 1974 to 1991. He served a Chairman of the Board in 1991. During his tenure that spans the past 40 years, his ...

May 19, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


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Stilson shooting suspect caught

A Stilson woman is recovering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder and the suspected shooter is in custody after a manhunt that ended near Bloomingdale late Saturday, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

June 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Pirates walk off with victory in 10th inning

PITTSBURGH - Jordy Mercer doubled home Andrew McCutchen with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

June 26, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Same-sex marriage legalized across the US

WASHINGTON - Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden.

June 26, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Ga. stops issuing license plates featuring Confederate flag

ATLANTA - Georgia has stopped issuing a specialty license plate featuring two Confederate battle flags, and a top official in Gov. Nathan Deal's administration has ordered that changes be made to the design.

June 26, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Police report - 6-27-15; Two women said a man came to their house and damaged three doors and walls.

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 26, 2015 | | Police Report


U.S. advances to semifinals

OTTAWA, Ontario - Carli Lloyd scored on a header in the 51st minute, and the United States beat China 1-0 Friday night to reach a semifinal against Germany at the Women'sWorld Cup.

June 26, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic avoids Federer, Murray, Nadal in Wimbledon draw

LONDON - Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday as the other members of tennis' "Big Four" were all placed on the opposite side.

June 26, 2015 | By MATTIAS KAREN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston: 'I'm just moving forward'

BEREA, Ohio - Jameis Winston knows there are always eyes on him - watching, dissecting and waiting for him to make a mistake.

June 26, 2015 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


4 injured after train hits truck

A train struck a truck Friday afternoon on Old River Road at Maria Sorrell Road, and the driver had to be cut from the wreckage.

June 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Nationals complete sweep of Braves

WASHINGTON - Doug Fister said he really hadn't heard about the scoreless innings streak being crafted by his fellow Washington Nationals starters.

June 25, 2015 | By HARVEY VALENTINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


U.S. faces offensive challenge in defense-minded China

OTTAWA, Ontario - The last time the United States played China in the Women's World Cup was in the 1999 final at the Rose Bowl, when the Americans won on penalty kicks for their second title and Brandi Chastain famously ripped off her jersey.

June 25, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

NEW YORK - The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle. The Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant.

June 25, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Hard times toughened Virginia players for their run to title

OMAHA, Neb. - Winning, and winning big, has been the standard for theVirginia baseball program since coach Brian O'Connor took over in 2004, and no excuses were allowed when the most trying circumstances cropped up.

June 25, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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