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Mukasey: No prosecutions in Justice hiring scandal

NEW YORK - Former Justice Department officials will not face prosecution for letting improper political considerations drive hirings of prosecutors, immigration judges and other career government lawyers, Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Tuesday.

August 27, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


UN to help offset high food and oil prices

ROME - The U.N. will provide $214 million in food assistance to 16 impoverished areas to help ease the effects of high food and oil prices, its food agency said Tuesday.

August 27, 2008 | By ALESSANDRA RIZZO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India security forces kill 13 Kashmiri protesters

SRINAGAR, India - Indian forces shot and killed at least 13 Muslim protesters on Tuesday as tens of thousands of people defied a blanket curfew in Indian Kashmir, the bloodiest day in nearly two months of unrest that has rocked this long-troubled Himalayan region.

August 27, 2008 | By AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: Underground FEMA fuel tanks could leak

WASHINGTON - The government owns hundreds of underground fuel tanks - many designed for emergencies back in the Cold War - that need to be inspected for leaks of hazardous substances that could be making local water undrinkable.

August 27, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


June trade deficit shrinks as exports climb

WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit has gone on a diet, helped by strong exports of farm products and manufactured goods and by Americans spending less as the economy limps along.

August 27, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Georgia says Russia bombed after order to halt war

TBILISI, Georgia - Russia ordered a halt to the war in Georgia on Tuesday, after five days of air and land attacks that sent Georgia's army into headlong retreat and left towns, military bases and homes in the U.S. ally smoldering. Georgia insisted that Russian forces were still bombing and shelling.

August 27, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


3 dead after plane crash in Mass. parking lot

EASTON, Mass. - A small plane carrying a cancer patient to Boston went into a nosedive and crashed Tuesday in a grocery store parking lot, killing all three people on board, authorities said. It was the third fatal crash in as many months of a charity flight carrying a patient to medical treatment.

August 27, 2008 | By RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press Writer | National


After combat, citizen soldiers turning to alcohol

CHICAGO - National Guard and Reserve combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to develop drinking problems than active-duty soldiers, a new military study suggests.

August 27, 2008 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 8/13

DEAR ABBY: I am a single woman who dates and is not in a serious relationship right now. I'm enjoying my life, having fun, but have met someone along the way who is becoming important. I'm getting the same vibes from him.

August 27, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Statesboro band preps for football season; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday August 12, 2008

August 27, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Warrior with AK-47 becomes cleric with pseudonym

BAGHDAD - Abu Ali has had enough of war. Nothing, he insists, can change his mind.

August 27, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - August 13

(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.)

August 27, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


US court won’t resurrect lawsuit in CIA leak case

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said Tuesday it would not resurrect a lawsuit that former CIA operative Valerie Plame brought against members of the Bush administration.

August 27, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Budget deficit soars to $102.8 billion in July

WASHINGTON - The federal budget deficit soared in July, pushed higher by economic stimulus payments and $15 billion in outlays to protect depositors at failed banks.

August 27, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Kids’ baseball teams going farther, get younger

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - One inning at a time, Brady Kemp is getting closer to his dream of playing for the Atlanta Braves. He has endured numbing road trips to no-name ballparks and crashed in small-town motels after late games.

August 27, 2008 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | National


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Lady Blue Devils fall just short of championship

The Statesboro girls soccer team had their first region title since 1999 dead in their sights, but on Tuesday night the trophy just barely slipped ...

April 18, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Trish Tootle ‘roasted’ to help hospice

Friends of community activist, successful businesswoman and long-time Bulloch County resident Trish Tootle surprised her Monday night with a 60th birthday "roast" to benefit Ogeechee ...

April 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




SEB track and field teams sweep region meets

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch boys and girls track and field teams each finished second in their region meets last season, but reclaimed their thrones as ...

April 17, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Rivalry rematch to decide region championship

When Statesboro High girls soccer last won a region championship, none of the current roster was even aware of the concept of soccer.

April 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Area teams prepare to make runs in region competitions

Beginning on Monday, track and field championships have kicked into high gear across the state. That's no exception for the schools here in Bulloch ...

April 17, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Home cookin'

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman said Dansby Swanson was the perfect choice to hit with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth ...

April 17, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Suspect accused of posting Facebook video of killing said he 'just snapped'

CLEVELAND - In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of ...

April 17, 2017 | By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Another Atlanta highway closes

DECATUR - Another major highway through Atlanta was partially shut down on Monday, this one after underground utility work caused the pavement to rise up, break ...

April 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Queensborough marks 115th anniversary

Queensborough National Bank and Trust will celebrate its 115th anniversary on Friday with the milestone marked company wide. Queensborough is a community bank with locations ...

April 17, 2017 | | Local


Sea Island appoints Crider, Marsh to Advisory Board

Sea Island Bank in Statesboro, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently the appointment of Dr. Ruthie Crider and Laura Marsh to its Statesboro Advisory ...

April 17, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Try Cottons Tire in Statesboro and Sylvania for all your automotive repairs

Cottons Tire has served the citizens of Sylvania's tire and auto repair needs for the past 30 years. Several years ago, the owners of ...

April 17, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Here’s why you should choose Forest Heights Pharmacy?

Ben Ross, pharmacist and owner of Forest Heights Pharmacy, is often asked why people should choose Forest Heights over a chain pharmacy.

April 17, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Son will figure out the lemonade thing

Q: Our 17-year-old son is an unmotivated student. A junior in high school, he is clearly capable of making straight A's, but typically makes ...

April 16, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Why is Jesus' resurrection important?

Faith in Jesus rests firmly on the evidence for his resurrection. In the opening words of his letter to the Roman church, Paul wrote that ...

April 16, 2017 | | Life


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