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Bomb strikes Shiite pilgrims in Iraq

BAGHDAD - A passenger van packed with explosives blew up Friday at a bus station north of Baghdad where Shiite pilgrims had stopped for the night, killing four people and wounding dozens, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

August 30, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


West presses for end to Georgia conflict

TBILISI, Georgia - Western leaders engaged in intense diplomacy Friday to persuade Russia to pull troops out of Georgia, but tensions soared after a top Russian general warned that Poland had exposed itself to attack by striking a missile defense deal with the United States.

August 30, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


London’s fabled Walthamstow greyhound track closes

LONDON - The finish line is looming for the greyhounds of Walthamstow Stadium, a London landmark frequented by everyone from Winston Churchill to Brad Pitt and where David Beckham worked as a teenager.

August 30, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ark. Democrat leader mourned; slay motive elusive

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Bill Gwatney was remembered as blunt but loyal and charitable, a day after he was gunned down in his office.

August 30, 2008 | By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press Writer | National


Jerry Wexler, famed record producer, dies at 91

NEW YORK - Legendary record producer Jerry Wexler, who helped shape R&B music with influential recordings of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and other greats, and later made key recordings with the likes of Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, has died, said his son, Paul. He was 91.

August 30, 2008 | By HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press Writer | National


Sex offenders shut out of student neighborhoods

SEATTLE - Lawmakers and college administrators are trying to shut paroled sex offenders out of one of the few places they can still live: Student neighborhoods near major U.S. universities.

August 30, 2008 | By WHITNEY MALKIN Associated Press Writer | National


Idaho killer tells mother he had evil in his heart

BOISE, Idaho - The man who admits kidnapping two northern Idaho children and killing one of them wrote a letter to his mother blaming society for feeding the evil in his heart, a prosecution witness testified Friday.

August 30, 2008 | By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press Writer | National


Ala. county faces biggest US municipal bankruptcy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama's largest county appears headed for the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a $3.2 billion mess created by the nation's credit crunch and a colossal, corruption-riddled sewer project.

August 30, 2008 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 8/16

DEAR DR. GOTT: What are some of the side effects of prednisone or an overdose of it? My elderly dad (age 82) is in fairly healthy. He came down with a cold a few months ago. He saw his doctor, who prescribed prednisone, two pills by mouth four times a day for five days. After taking it for four days, he became delirious and nearly lost consciousness. He went back to the doctor who simply said, "Oh, yeah."

August 30, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Local Roundup: Devils get workout in scrimmage

HINESVILLE - The Statesboro Blue Devils missed a 32-yard field-goal attempt as time expired to tie Bradwell Institute 14-14 in a preseason scrimmage Friday.

August 30, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Judge: Detroit mayor to stand trial on assault

DETROIT - A judge ruled Friday that there's enough evidence for Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to stand trial on two felony assault charges stemming from a confrontation with two investigators.

August 30, 2008 | By ED WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


Zimbabwe opposition leaders stopped at airport

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Officials briefly confiscated the passports of Zimbabwe's top opposition leader and two aides as they tried to fly to South Africa Thursday to attend a regional summit.

August 29, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Statesboro Bypass opens to motorists; Jake's Entertainment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday August 14, 2008

August 29, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Astrograph 8/15

When you get a bright idea in the year ahead, put it to the test because your own resourcefulness and imagination will find ingenious ways to further your ambitions and add to your holdings.

August 29, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/15

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 62 years old and in good health. I work 37 to 40 hours per week, and take lisinopril, levothyroxine and an 81 mg aspirin daily. I have two issues I would like your opinion on.

August 29, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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Lawmakers to focus on schools

ATLANTA - Georgia's General Assembly gavels in a new legislative session on Monday. The opening days of a legislative session typically include more ceremony than ...

January 07, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local




Blue Devils sweep region openers

Statesboro got another big game from Cam Harvey in a 64-39 win over Wayne County to open up region play with a win victory night.

January 06, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Wild Card weekend kicks off NFL playoffs

NEW YORK - The drive to the Super Bowl begins this weekend as the NFL postseason gets going.

January 06, 2017 | By SIMMI BUTTAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Defensive-minded Quinn leads explosive Falcons into playoffs

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn got a shot at being a head coach because of his work molding one of the league's best defenses.

January 06, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons




Lady Eagles fall at home

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team hung around South Alabama for well over three quarters, only to see things turn sour in the closing ...

January 05, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


New Statesboro boss Kaiser to overhaul intensity

When asked what changes are expected to come in his first year as Statesboro High School's

January 05, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


Amid violence, WNBA players consider leaving Turkey

NEW YORK (AP) - Sugar Rodgers left not long after she arrived.

January 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


AP Analysis: Good, bad of each current NFL coaching vacancy

When Gary Kubiak resigned for health reasons less than a year removed from coaching the Denver Broncos to a Super Bowl championship, he left behind ...

January 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia Southern, Armstrong State to study possible merger

The Georgia Board of Regents is expected to announce Friday that Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University in Savannah will study the possibility of ...

January 05, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Jan. 5 - Billie Jean Friar, age 84, departed this world on January 3, 2017.

Billie Jean Friar

January 04, 2017 | | Obituaries


Bulloch Acadmey dominates quad meet

Bulloch Academy, Screven County and Statesboro all participated in a quad meet at BA Wednesday night - but BA came out on top in a big ...

January 04, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


Sun Belt play makes or breaks GS

In the world of college basketball, there are - as in most sports - a group of perennial national powers. Anyone with even a passing knowledge of ...

January 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


A clean slate and a fresh start for Jordan Spieth

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Three victories around the world. A chance to win another major. A Ryder Cup victory. Jordan Spieth had every reason to celebrate his ...

January 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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