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New Al-Qaida in Iraq tape calls for monthlong offensive

CAIRO, Egypt - A man claiming to be the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq vowed in an audiotape released Saturday to launch a monthlong offensive against U.S. troops.

May 04, 2008 | By OMAR SINAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Auditors: Administration overstepped on child health program

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration overreached last year when it limited states' ability to extend health coverage to moderate-income children, government auditors said in a letter released Friday.

May 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


’Tick Riders’ guard US from deadly pest, one cow at a time

LAREDO, Texas - Fred Garza has been patrolling a piece of the Rio Grande for 16 years, usually riding solo on horseback, sometimes venturing to areas where his radio and cell phone have limited range.

May 04, 2008 | By ELIZABETH WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


Perdue to make keynote address at OTC graduation

Gov. Sonny Perdue will be the keynote speaker for the spring commencement at Ogeechee Technical College. Graduation exercises are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15 inside Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse.

May 04, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Child killer says attorneys can’t ethically represent him

BOISE, Idaho - It's been nearly three years since Joseph Edward Duncan III kidnapped two young siblings at their home after killing their parents and older brother. Shasta and Dylan Groene were whisked away to western Montana, where they were tortured, raped and Dylan was slain.

May 04, 2008 | By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press Writer | National


Deja Boo? Weekley in line for another victory in Hilton Head

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Boo knows birdies, especially at Harbour Town Golf Links.

May 04, 2008 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hendrix’s celebrate 50th

May 04, 2008 | | Anniversaries


Hamas: Carter holds 2nd meeting with chief in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria - Defying U.S. and Israeli warnings, former President Carter met again on Saturday with the exiled leader of the militant Hamas group and his deputy.

May 04, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Capsule carrying first SKorean astronaut lands off target

MOSCOW - A Russian capsule carrying South Korea's first astronaut touched down 260 miles off target in northern Kazakhstan on Saturday after hurtling through the atmosphere in a bone-jarring descent from the international space station.

May 04, 2008 | By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


GSU cheers its way to a National Title

May 04, 2008 | | Georgia Southern


Executives see credit and housing as big threats

WASHINGTON - Turmoil in credit and housing markets will be the most significant threat to growth this year, according to a survey of top financial company executives released Friday.

May 03, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Airline executives and regulators often switch places

WASHINGTON - What the airline industry wants from Washington it often gets, and no wonder. The people who regulate airlines on one day can become company executives the next - and the other way around.

May 03, 2008 | By RITA BEAMISH and SHARON THEIMER Associated Press Writers | Washington


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

With the founding of the Trustees Colony of Georgia in 1733, a method of land ownership was devised, which became known as the "Tale Male." This meant that 50 acres of land was given to each male, with no more than 500 acres being owned by anyone grantee. This system also provided very little security, for there were nine ways in which the land granted to you could be taken away, including if there were no male heirs to inherit the land, or even the failure to attempt to grow Mulberry Trees.

May 03, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Camp counselor arrested, accused of teaching ’choking game’

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Authorities say a 17-year-old camp counselor has been arrested after teaching the ''choking game'' to two boys who passed out for several minutes.

May 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


5.2 earthquake rattles skyscrapers, nerves across Midwest

WEST SALEM, Ill. - Bricks shook loose and fell from buildings. Walls cracked. Books tumbled off shelves.

May 03, 2008 | By JIM SUHR Associated Press Writer | National


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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


WL Plastics to create 40 jobs

Codenamed "Project Greyhound," the Georgia Department of Economic Development confirmed Monday that WL Plastics Corporation will bring 40 jobs and a $12-million capital investment to ...

May 10, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Bubba Hunt fires up the local real estate sales business

When local businessman Bubba Hunt saw an opportunity to shake up the local real estate market, like most great entrepreneurs, he seized it.

May 10, 2016 | | Locally Owned


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