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Suicide attack at start of Sri Lanka marathon kills government minister, 13 others

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - A suicide bomber killed 14 people at an opening ceremony for a marathon Sunday, including a government minister who was nearing the starting line with a flag and a former Olympian. More than 90 others were wounded in the attack.

April 21, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: VA employees rack up $2.6 billion in credit card charges for veterans care

WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs employees last year racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in government credit-card bills at casino and luxury hotels, movie theaters and high-end retailers such as Sharper Image and Franklin Covey - and government auditors are investigating, citing past spending abuses.

April 21, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


A victim of Alaska fishing boat disaster fell from rescue basket into Bering Sea, rescuer says

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A crewman who died at the site of a sinking fishing boat in the Bering Sea fell from a rescue basket being pulled into a helicopter, a rescuer has testified.

April 21, 2008 | By JEANNETTE J. LEE Associated Press Writer | National


Ukraine’s Iron Lady: Glamour, hairstyle and a fierce political will

KIEV, Ukraine - On a typical day she may chair a cabinet meeting, visit coal miners or fly to Brussels for a summit. But before she steps out of her home, she sculpts her rich blond hair into a peasant-style braid. Only then does she become the prime minister every Ukrainian can instantly identify.

April 21, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Coleman earns GSU President’s Medal

Ten Georgia Southern University alumni were honored for their career achievements and support of the University at the annual Alumni Awards Banquet Saturday, April 5 in the Nessmith-Lane Center for Continuing Education Ballroom.

April 21, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Police Report - April 7

(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.)

April 21, 2008 | | Crime Report


Elon sweeps Sunday’s doubleheader

ELON, N.C. - Georgia Southern could not hold onto early leads in both games Sunday at Elon, losing 11-10 and 12-8 in Southern Conference play. The Eagles (16-14 overall, 4-5 SoCon) lost for the sixth time in the last seven games, including five straight in league play.

April 21, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Cawthorn named professor of the year at 2008 Honors Day

Special Michelle Cawthorn received the Wells/Warren Professor of the Year Award at the Georgia Southern University Honors Day Convocation last week. Cawthorn is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology.

April 21, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Local Roundup: Plankenhorn meet moved to Tuesday

The fifth annual Derrick Plankenhorn Invitational track meet was rained out Saturday and is rescheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Southeast Bulloch High School.

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


'On Dragonfly Wings' opens Thursday in GSU's Black Box Theatre

Making its mainland U.S. debut, the musical "On Dragonfly Wings" opens Thursday in Georgia Southern University's new Black Box Theatre located in the Center for Art and Theatre. The show, presented by Georgia Southern University Theatre and Performance, runs April 10 -13 and 15 -19 with evening shows starting at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday's matinee at 2 p.m.

April 20, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Celebrating 50 years

April 20, 2008 | | Anniversaries


Foster-Scott

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Cook of Pembroke announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda M. Foster of Statesboro, to Robert L. Scott Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Scott Sr. of Brooklet.

April 20, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Lord-Messer

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lord of Dublin, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Nikki Lord of Dublin, to Keith Messer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Messer.

April 20, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Curry-Rikard

Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. Christopher Curry of Jesup, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Janette Curry of Statesboro, to John Weston Rikard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rikard of Marietta, Ga.

April 20, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Diane Miller - Healthy families spend time together

Strong, healthy and resilient families spend lots of time together. Each family needs quantity as well as quality time. Active lifestyles of today take away valuable time and create family stress. According to Dolores Curran, family columnist, you can tell if your family stress level is high if your family feels:

April 20, 2008 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


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Pirates top Braves again

PITTSBURGH - Pirates star center fielder Andrew McCutchen was hit in the left elbow by a pitch and exited during a five-run first inning as Pittsburgh sent the Atlanta Braves to their fifth straight loss, 8-4 Saturday.

June 27, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Harman takes lead at Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. - Brian Harman has always looked up to Bubba Watson, who preceded him as a standout left-hander for the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

June 27, 2015 | By PAT EATON-ROBB AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tony Stewart struggling to end worst slump of his career

SONOMA, Calif. - Tony Stewart spent a rare week off traveling across Ohio as the hands-on owner of a sprint car series.

June 27, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Justin Houston hosts youth football camp

June 27, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Women's team confident as Germany looms

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Megan Rapinoe is so done with her exile to the spectators' seats at the Women's World Cup.

June 27, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena halfway to Grand Slam

Serena Williams heads to Wimbledon halfway to a Grand Slam.

June 27, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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


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