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New Southern Baptist president pledges to unite

INDIANAPOLIS - Within an hour of being elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Rev. Johnny Hunt was talking about ''turning the tide,'' acknowledging the reality that a denomination that cares so much about winning souls is losing too many.

June 26, 2008 | By ERIC GORSKI AP Religion Writer | National


Bill Clinton cancels commencement speech at UCLA

LOS ANGELES - Bill Clinton on Tuesday canceled a commencement speech at the University of California, Los Angeles, because of a lingering labor dispute.

June 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Organic alcohol sparks new cocktail trend

RIGBY, Idaho - Call it hedonistic environmentalism. Or maybe just eco-conscious imbibing.

June 26, 2008 | By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press Writer | National


Security hole exposes utilities to Internet attack

SAN FRANCISCO - Attackers could gain control of water treatment plants, natural gas pipelines and other critical utilities because of a vulnerability in the software that runs some of those facilities, security researchers reported Wednesday.

June 26, 2008 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer | National


1 hiker dies on Mount Rainier, 2 wait for rescue

LONGMIRE, Wash. - A man on a Mount Rainier day hike died Tuesday and his wife and another hiker were awaiting rescue after the group got caught in a blizzard, officials at the national park said.

June 26, 2008 | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press Writer | National


British PM wins vote for tougher terrorism laws

LONDON - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Wednesday narrowly won a vote for tougher terrorism laws, emerging with his grip on power shaky but intact after a tough political battle over balancing national security and civil liberties.

June 26, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lakers, Celtics look to play better in Game 4

LOS ANGELES - Maybe the NBA finals should book an appointment with one of Southern California's finest plastic surgeons.

June 26, 2008 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


US defends airstrikes that angered Pakistan

WASHINGTON - U.S. airstrikes into Pakistan that may have accidentally killed allied fighters have upset the already fragile relations between Washington and Islamabad over how to stem violence in the lawless border region.

June 26, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Pakistan: US airstrikes kill 11 border troops

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - U.S.-led forces killed Pakistani troops in an airstrike along the volatile Afghan border that Pakistan's army condemned on Wednesday as ''completely unprovoked and cowardly.''

June 26, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fed: High energy, food prices keep economy weak

WASHINGTON - The economy remained ''generally weak'' heading into summer as rising costs for energy and food pounded consumers and forced some companies to push their own prices higher.

June 26, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


House considers extending unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON - Almost 4 million people who can't find a job would get at least $3,900 in extra unemployment benefits to help them survive the weak economy under legislation moving through the House on Wednesday. The White House has threatened a veto of the bill.

June 26, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer | Washington


Stimulus payments result in record May deficit

WASHINGTON - A flood of economic stimulus payments pushed the federal budget deficit to an all-time high of $165.9 billion in May.

June 26, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


McCain, Obama trade jabs on economy, taxes

WASHINGTON - Republican John McCain accused Democrat Barack Obama on Tuesday of backing measures that would increase both the costs and the taxes paid by small business, and he told a group of owners, ''The federal government shouldn't make your work any harder.''

June 26, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO and CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Health officials crack down on unpasteurized milk

SAN FRANCISCO - Dairy owner Mark McAfee started selling raw milk in 2000, marketing it to customers who believe it contains beneficial microbes that treat everything from asthma to autism.

June 26, 2008 | By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press Writer | National


Bush doesn’t rule out military strike in Iran

MESEBERG, Germany - President Bush on Wednesday raised unprompted the possibility of a military strike to thwart Tehran's presumed nuclear weapons ambitions, speaking bullishly on Iran even as he admitted having been unwise to do so previously about Iraq.

June 26, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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SHS boys dominate, advance to region championship

The Statesboro boys soccer team continued its dominant and deliberate march Friday night, defeating Brunswick by a count of 3-0 in the Region 3-AAAAA playoffs.

April 15, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SEB sweeps through region playoff

For the first 30 minutes of Friday's Region playoff 1-AAA girls soccer game at Southeast Bulloch, the Lady Yellow Jackets were having a hard ...

April 15, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Column: Players should get the same moving luxuries as coaches

Hey NCAA, why don't you make Chris Beard sit out a year?

April 15, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves earn 1st win by rallying past Marlins

MIAMI - The Atlanta Braves gathered on the field for hugs and high fives, executing a flawless postgame celebration despite a lack of practice.

April 15, 2016 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


'Made in the USA' or lower prices?

WASHINGTON - The vast majority of Americans say they prefer lower prices instead of paying a premium for items labeled "Made in the USA," even if ...

April 14, 2016 | By JOSH BOAK and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP prepares for Georgia delegate fight

ATLANTA - Donald Trump scored a decisive victory in Georgia's March primary, taking more than half of the state's 76 Republican delegates as part ...

April 14, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


From sea to shining sea

When Adam Kimble dreams, he dreams big. One of his large-sized dreams brought him through Statesboro earlier this week, on foot, on the final leg ...

April 14, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Missing boy found

A 3-year-old boy reported missing around 2 p.m. Thursday in the Starling/Jim Futch Road area was found safe around 3:10 p.m ...

April 14, 2016 | | Local


Former SHS player Jenkins hopes for WNBA

Like any typical 22-year-old, Alisia Jenkins may check her phone several times a day. However, today, is not like any other day. Today, Jenkins is ...

April 13, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Braves fall to 0-8 on season

WASHINGTON - Tanner Roark pitched seven innings, Stephen Drew and Jayson Werth homered in the fourth and the Washington Nationals defeated the winless Atlanta Braves 3-0 ...

April 13, 2016 | By HARVEY VALENTINE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Police: Braves' Hector Olivera arrested, accused of assault

ARLINGTON, Va. - Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera was placed on paid administrative leave by Major League Baseball after he was arrested and charged with assaulting ...

April 13, 2016 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Devils storm past Coffee in region playoff

For now, Statesboro's soccer team can look back and celebrate a "successful" season.

April 13, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Painkiller critics take aim at hospital surveys, procedures

WASHINGTON - Critics of how prescription painkillers are administered in the U.S. are calling on health officials to phase out hospital procedures and questionnaires used ...

April 13, 2016 | By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer | Associated Press


Blue Devils ready for region playoff action

Around this time last year, Statesboro High School finished the season with back-to-back losses- including a 7-2 loss to Starr's Mill in the state ...

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


Poll: Republicans not itching for a convention fight

WASHINGTON - Most Republican voters think the candidate with the most delegates heading into the party's convention in July should ultimately emerge as the GOP ...

April 12, 2016 | By EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


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