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Montana loses disease-free status for cattle

BILLINGS, Mont. - Montana has lost its federal disease-free status for brucellosis, triggering mandatory testing of cattle being shipped out of state.

September 19, 2008 | By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Writer | National


Thai PM offers referendum to end political crisis

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister refused again on Thursday to cede to protesters determined to oust him, but offered an unconventional compromise - a referendum on his fate aimed at ending the political crisis that has paralyzed the government and raised fears of economic chaos.

September 19, 2008 | By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistani parliament condemns US-led attack

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Parliament condemned an American-led attack in Pakistani territory on Thurday after the government summoned the U.S. ambassador to protest the unusually bold raid in a troubled border region.

September 19, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


First Friday Downtown postponed to Sept. 12

Hurricane Hanna may blow by today with little effect on Bulloch County, but First Friday officials decided not to take any chances and postponed the monthly celebration from Friday, Sept. 5 to next Friday - Friday Sept. 12.

September 19, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


McCain tells convention, nation he’ll bring change

ST. PAUL, Minn. - John McCain, a POW turned political rebel, vowed Thursday night to vanquish the ''constant partisan rancor'' that grips Washington as he launched his fall campaign for the White House. ''Change is coming,'' he promised the roaring Republican National Convention and a prime-time television audience.

September 19, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO and ROBERT FURLOW Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


US raid complicating Pakistani’s presidential bid

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A deadly American-led raid on a Pakistani village embarrassed the government and eroded support for the pro-U.S. presidential front-runner Thursday just two days before the election.

September 19, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Swaziland’s 40th anniversary bash hits sour note

MBABANE, Swaziland - Swaziland and its king are throwing a joint 40th birthday bash this weekend, but the mood is far from celebratory in this small southern African land of paupers and princes, mud huts and palaces.

September 19, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Afghan leader vows punishment for deadly US raid

KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan president said a deadly raid on a village by American and Afghan commandos has put new strain on relations with the United States and promised Thursday to punish those responsible.

September 19, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China says flaws caused quake schools to collapse

BEIJING - China said Thursday a rush to build schools in recent years could have led to construction flaws that caused so many of them to collapse during May's massive earthquake.

September 19, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cheney slams Russia for war against Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia - Demonstrating Washington's support for war-ravaged Georgia, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney condemned Russia for what he called an ''illegitimate, unilateral attempt'' to redraw this U.S. ally's borders by force.

September 19, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


In macho Israel, woman within reach of premiership

JERUSALEM - For the first time since Golda Meir more than three decades ago, a woman is within reach of becoming the prime minister of Israel, a nation dominated by macho military men and a religious establishment with strict views on the role of women.

September 19, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Syria makes peace proposal to Israel

DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria's leader said Thursday he offered a proposal for peace with Israel but also refused to break off ties with Hezbollah and militant Palestinians - a key Israeli demand.

September 19, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 9/5

DEAR ABBY: My sister-in-law, "Carol," doesn't wash her hands after changing diapers. I find it repulsive, and I can't help but cringe. I have also noticed that her kids don't wash their hands after using the bathroom - or any other time, for that matter - unless instructed to do so and closely watched. Even then, they don't use soap.

September 19, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


US readies for T.S. Hanna; Cat. 4 Ike close behind

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Residents moved boats and booked inland hotel rooms while National Guard troops prepared to deploy along the Southeastern coast as Tropical Storm Hanna plowed through the Atlantic on Thursday, with Category 4 Hurricane Ike trailing a few days behind.

September 19, 2008 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


Mountain jumper survives crash after chute problem

OSLO, Norway - A Norwegian BASE jumper said he learned a hard lesson about tempting fate after surviving a spine-chilling crash from a mile-high mountain.

September 19, 2008 | By BJORN H. AMLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Statesboro Kmart to close doors

Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears and Kmart stores, told its Statesboro Kmart employees Thursday morning that it will close the Statesboro Store between ...

January 04, 2018 | | Local


Blizzard rolls up the East Coast

HARTFORD, Conn. - A massive winter storm roared into the East Coast on Thursday, threatening to dump as much as 18 inches of snow from the ...

January 04, 2018 | By SUSAN HAIGH and DAVE COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Candler sheriff seeks fugitive

Candler County sheriff's investigators are seeking a man who failed to comply with a mandated rehabilitation sentence and is now charged with escape.

January 04, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro High School's Baynon burning up the mat

From the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973 to Annika Sorenstam teeing it up against the ...

January 04, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Local


Eagles fly by Arkansas State

January 04, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports




Storm slaps coastal South with most snow in nearly 3 decades

SAVANNAH - A brutal winter storm smacked the coastal Southeast with a rare blast of snow and ice Wednesday, hitting parts of Florida, Georgia and South ...

January 03, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local




Statesboro's Baynon burning up the mat

From the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973 to Annika Sorenstam teeing it up against the ...

January 02, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Ryan leads Falcons back into playoffs

FLOWERY BRANCH - Quarterback Matt Ryan is in the playoffs for the sixth time in 10 seasons and still searching for the ultimate prize.

January 02, 2018 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Outdoor Living: Raccoon hunting fever at Winter Peak

(Authors note: Thanks to all who sent comments and opinions concerning last week's article on the Second Amendment. That turned out to be a ...

January 02, 2018 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


OTC to close all facilities Wednesday

Due to a Winter Advisory and the potential for hazardous road conditions Wednesday in the Service Delivery Area for Ogeechee Technical College, all College campuses ...

January 02, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Deputy Fire Chief Ronnie Shaw passes

A 40-year veteran of the Statesboro Fire Department lost his battle with leukemia Saturday.

January 02, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Bitter cold tests winter-wise

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Bitterly cold temperatures gripped much of the nation on Tuesday, testing the mettle of even winter-wise northerners and delivering a shock to those ...

January 02, 2018 | By TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press | Associated Press


State Court of Bulloch County cancels jury duty for Wednesday

Due to poor weather conditions forecasted, jury duty for the State Court of Bulloch County scheduled at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, has ...

January 02, 2018 | From Staff Reports | Local


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