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Further cut in US forces in Iraq likely this fall

BAGHDAD - Iraq's security has improved so much, even as U.S. troop levels have dropped, that President Bush seems likely to order thousands more soldiers home by year's end.

August 05, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


Paulson braces public for months of tough times

WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson sought to reassure an anxious public Sunday that the banking system is sound, while also bracing people for more troubled times ahead.

August 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


GSU names Ronald Core its interim VP for finance

Georgia Southern University has named Ronald J. Core, Ed.D. as interim vice president of business and finance. He replaces Joe Franklin who recently retired following a distinguished career at the institution.

Dr. Core, who has 33 years of experience in higher education administration, previously served as vice president of business and finance at Georgia Southern University from 1997-2004. Prior to returning to Georgia Southern University, Dr. Core served as vice chancellor of business affairs for University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNC Wilmington) with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. While at UNC Wilmington, Dr. Core was responsible ...

August 04, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Lake’s demise took business down the drain with it

LAKE DELTON, Wis. - Not a cloud in the sky and the temperature is flirting with 90 degrees. Usually, it doesn't get any better than this for the Tommy Bartlett water ski show.

August 04, 2008 | By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Writer | National


Mullen worries about troop withdrawal timeline

WASHINGTON - A fixed timetable for withdrawing U.S. combat troops from Iraq could jeopardize political and economic progress, the Pentagon's top military officer said Sunday.

August 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Guns ruling spawns challenges by felons

WASHINGTON - Twice convicted of felonies, James Francis Barton Jr. faces charges of violating a federal law barring felons from owning guns after police found seven pistols, three shotguns and five rifles at his home south of Pittsburgh.

August 04, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Indictment is biggest test for Sudanese leader

KHARTOUM, Sudan - President Omar al-Bashir's indictment on Darfur genocide charges presents the Sudanese leader with the most serious challenge to his 19-year rule, raising questions about his legitimacy that could weaken his grip on power.

August 04, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pope wraps up Australia trip with final Mass

SYDNEY, Australia - Pope Benedict XVI ended his farthest pilgrimage Sunday, one intended to inspire a new generation of faithful while trying to overcome a dark chapter for his church from a clerical sex abuse scandal.

August 04, 2008 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ga. Tech students help family grow tomato farm

ATLANTA - The graduate students could have raked in pricey consulting fees, but the Harman family instead brought their favorite form of currency - tomatoes.

August 04, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


Nocturnal coyote might be your next-door neighbor

AUGUSTA - Dan Eaton has trapped coyotes in some unlikely places.

August 04, 2008 | BY ROB PAVEY The Augusta Chronicle | National


Drug-related kidnappings on the rise in Gwinnett

ATLANTA - Gwinnett County has seen a rise in drug-related kidnappings this year, fueling fears of increased violence, federal officials say.

August 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


‘Dark Knight’ sets weekend record with $155.34M

LOS ANGELES - Batman has sent Spidey packing as king of Hollywood's box-office superheroes.

August 04, 2008 | By DAVID GERMAIN Associated Press Writer | National


Tropical Storm Cristobal brushes NC coast

RALEIGH, N.C. - Tropical Storm Cristobal skirted the North Carolina coast Sunday, dumping heavy rain and churning up rough surf, but so far sparing the seaboard of any severe weather.

August 04, 2008 | By ESTES THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Search team finds no sign of Steve Fossett

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A team of elite athletes and expert mountaineers has ended a weeklong hunt for Steve Fossett, finding no sign of the missing adventurer or his plane but eliminating miles of rugged terrain from areas that still must be searched.

August 04, 2008 | By BRENDAN RILEY Associated Press Writer | National


Obama meets Afghan president Karzai

KABUL, Afghanistan - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama pledged steadfast aid to Afghanistan in talks Sunday with its Western-backed leader and vowed to pursue the war on terror ''with vigor'' if elected, an Afghan official said.

August 04, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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Two dead in apartment shooting

Statesboro police are investigating a deadly shooting at Connection Apartments on Stambuck Lane Friday night.

May 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




General first woman to lead top-tier command

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson on Friday became the first woman to lead a top-tier U.S. warfighting command ...

May 13, 2016 | By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press | Associated Press


End of an era

"Chicken Salad on white, tea, half sweet and half not" is how Mary Eason identifies Dr. Billy Nessmith when he walks in The Soda Shoppe ...

May 13, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE | Local




First game ever

At 7 p.m. tonight in Johnson City, Tenn. Tormenta FC will kick off for the first time in club history.

May 12, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Day ties course record at Sawgrass with 63 for the lead

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - One birdie led to two more before Jason Day even hit his stride, and his round kept getting better until ...

May 12, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Boys get shot at state track meet

May 12, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Internet ad leads to theft arrest

A man trying to sell stolen property via the Internet didn't count on the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team catching wind of his online ...

May 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




Too much folic acid a cause of autism?

NEW YORK - For decades, pregnant women and women who may become pregnant have been advised to take folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects.

May 11, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


JPB third-grader has winning chess season

Nine-year-old Isaac Bittner has found the right moves to keep his brain power in check. The third grader has become quite the talented chess player ...

May 11, 2016 | | Local




Report: Bullying is a serious public health problem

WASHINGTON - Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group says in urging schools to take a more preventative approach that includes ...

May 10, 2016 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Job loyalty a fading trend

CHICAGO - A new poll says more than 40 percent of America's baby boomers stayed with their employer for more than 20 years. But it ...

May 10, 2016 | By ADAM ALLINGTON For The Associated Press | Associated Press


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