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AP Exclusive: Former Homeland Security secretary says waterboarding is torture

WASHINGTON - The first secretary of the Homeland Security Department says waterboarding is torture.

February 03, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Snow makes roads slippery, cancels flights in parts of South; snowballs at Ala. Capitol

ATLANTA - Snow, rain and sleet spread across parts of the South on Saturday, dusting lawns and shrubs with flakes and leading airlines to cancel several hundred flights.

February 03, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


Smithsonian's national African-American museum urges blacks to preserve treasures, history

CHICAGO - Evelyn Johnson's father has never liked talking about his time in the Army during World War II. He was angry that black servicemen like him fought for freedom overseas only to come home to face discrimination, she says.

February 03, 2008 | By TARA BURGHART Associated Press Writer | National


Black World War II veteran receives posthumous honors after military overturns court-martial

MILWAUKEE - Booker Townsell rarely spoke about his time in the Army or his wrongful conviction in one of the largest courts-martial of World War II.

February 03, 2008 | By EMILY FREDRIX Associated Press Writer | National


Romney wins Nevada caucuses

Mitt Romney won Republican presidential caucuses in Nevada on Saturday while John McCain and Mike Huckabee dueled in a hard-fought South Carolina primary, a campaign doubleheader likely to winnow the crowded field of White House rivals.

February 03, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Linchpin of stolen body parts probe to plead guilty, could bolster cadaver transplant lawsuits

NEW YORK - The man accused of scheming to plunder bodies for parts used in thousands of tissue transplants is poised to plead guilty, and authorities and victims' relatives say his testimony could roil the billion-dollar industry.

February 03, 2008 | By ADAM GOLDMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Lights, camera and a different kind of action: Wounded Marines get training for film careers

SAN DIEGO - Joshua Frey looked through the view finder of his camera in a studio production lot, focusing on a group of helmets atop wooden stakes.

February 03, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


Charges dismissed against Texas justice, wife, but prosecutor says house-fire probe continues

HOUSTON - A judge dismissed grand jury indictments Friday that accused a Texas Supreme Court justice and his wife of involvement in an arson at their home, but prosecutors noted the couple had not been absolved and the investigation was continuing.

February 02, 2008 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK and MONICA RHOR Associated Press Writer | National


Bomb-resistant trucks for troops in Iraq moving as quickly as possible, defense secretary says

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A multibillion-dollar effort to produce bomb-resistant vehicles for U.S. troops in Iraq is moving ''as fast as humanly possible,'' Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday, after a visit to the military facilities playing a key role in the program.

February 02, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | National


Ky. police find 5 dead in car submerged in rural creek; no foul play suspected

SPARTA, Ky. - Five bodies were found in a car submerged in a northern Kentucky creek, near a sharp curve on a rural road, police said.

February 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Deaths of 8 men whose skeletons found in Fla. officially ruled homicide; just 2 identified

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Eight men whose skeletal remains were discovered last year in Fort Myers were the victims of homicide, police said Friday.

February 02, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


Woman was killed by her husband after he got out of jail during the Christmas rush

POMONA, Calif. - Monica Thomas-Harris got the chilling news just before Christmas: Her estranged husband, jailed for abducting and threatening her, had been released.

February 02, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National


BA bulls through Matadors

Both the Gator and Lady Gator basketball teams notched their 10th wins of the season Friday night as Bulloch Academy swept Region 2-AA foe Memorial Day School.

February 02, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Ga. Legislature quickly approves state’s first water plan

ATLANTA - Even the fractious Georgia Legislature can agree on one thing: The state needs its first water management plan.

February 02, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Jury convicts 911 operator of mishandling Michigan boy’s call about collapsed mom, who died

DETROIT - A jury convicted a 911 operator Friday of willful neglect of duty after authorities said she didn't take seriously a boy's calls to report his mother had collapsed. The mother was found dead three hours after the first call.

February 02, 2008 | | National


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Hawks hold off Nets

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 19 points and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks again survived a tougher-than-expected test from the Brooklyn Nets, holding on for a 96-91 victory and a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.

April 22, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Minuteman Press leads the way in Statesboro

When Fred David, owner of Minuteman Press on Brampton Avenue, was researching locations to open his business, Statesboro was the obvious choice.

April 22, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Five Georgia Southern students killed in I-16 crash

The Georgia Southern campus was sent reeling Wednesday after an early-morning accident took the lives of five students and left two others injured.

April 22, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


April 22 - Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Strickland Cannady Crane, 90, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Strickland Cannady Crane

April 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jackets sweep Tattnall County

BROOKLET - The two games between Southeast Bulloch and Tattnall County Tuesday afternoon looked similar to a tale of two cities. The first game, a pitchers' duel ending in dramatic fashion. The second game, a 12-run blowout.

April 21, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Braves no match for Mets

NEW YORK - Catcher Kevin Plawecki made an impressive big league debut, contributing with his bat and glove as the banged-up New York Mets won their ninth straight game by beating the Atlanta Braves 7-1 Tuesday night.

April 21, 2015 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


NFL releases 2015 schedule

NEW YORK - Among the Patriots' rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener.

April 21, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hawks' Budenholzer named Coach of the Year

ATLANTA - Mike Budenholzer was right where he didn't want to be: the center of attention.

April 21, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Blue Bell says it's still trying to pinpoint listeria cause

HOUSTON - A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases.

April 21, 2015 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press | Local


Little girl, big heart

Four-year-old Miraya Raval emptied her piggy bank to help others in need when she presented a check for $500 Tuesday to Mr. Joe Bill Brannon of the Statesboro Food Bank.

April 21, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Jackets sweep region for 2nd straight year

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch High boys and girls track teams continued their region dominance Tuesday afternoon, sweeping the Region 1-AAA championship in front of a home crowd at Fred Shaver Field.

April 21, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Outdoor Life: Warm weather puts spring chores on the agenda

Sadly this is a recurring theme. You know what I'm talking about. Spring arrives, unwanted and unsightly vegetation grows and it's time to break out the grass-cutting devices. I have previously detailed some of my travails in this realm and I supposed it's time for an update so here it is - the weeds on my road are knee-high and steadily growing at a prolific rate due to recent rains. This means that my trusty weed-eater and I are once again on the prowl. I must say that my relationship with this implement has been a particularly close ...

April 21, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports




Survivor of fatal accident in stable condition

A man who survived a single-vehicle crash Friday that killed a passenger in his vehicle is listed in serious but stable condition, according to a Georgia State Patrol report.

April 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Pitts family setting the pace

Before the start of the Region 1-AAA track and field championship Monday afternoon at Southeast Bulloch High School, assistant coach Laurie Pitts made a challenge to her son to set a personal best.

April 20, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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