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June 28 - Mr. Waldo Beasley, age 74, died on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice

Mr. Waldo BeasleyJoiner-Anderson Funeral Home STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Waldo Beasley, age 74, died on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility. Mr. Ned BraggJoine...

June 27, 2014 | | Obituaries

Freeman, Teheran help Braves to 4-2 win

PHILADELPHIA - Freddie Freeman homered, doubled and drove in all four Atlanta runs to back Julio Teheran's strong pitching as the Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 Friday night. Freeman's ...

June 27, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Statesboro High baseball pair keeping busy during summer

The Statesboro High baseball season is a distant memory and the Blue Devils' now-graduated star Jackson Ware has been committed to play at Mercer for over seven months. But for the speedy mi...

June 27, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360

Soccer surging in popularity among US fans

DENVER - Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, as...

June 27, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports

Local Roundup: Bulloch native wins golf tourney

BATON ROUGE, La. - Bulloch County native Wendel Akins birdied the last four holes of the 36-hole Baton Rouge Open golf tournament on Sunday to finish 10-under in the event for the win, the New ...

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports

Woods misses cut at Quicken Loans

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly. Taking two shots to escape a plugged lie in a bunker put him a hole. Four straight bogeys on the back nine Friday in th...

June 27, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Venus Williams out after battle

LONDON - For 2 ½ hours, Venus Williams traded big serves and hard groundstrokes with Petra Kvitova on Centre Court. Williams was playing with some of the power and pace that had brought ...

June 27, 2014 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports

Bumpy track means anyone's race

SPARTA, Ky. - NASCAR drivers won't be shocked if Kentucky Speedway's fourth Sprint Cup Series race yields a repeat winner or new face spraying champagne in victory lane. Either scenario coul...

June 27, 2014 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | NASCAR

Georgia schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve. A stri...

June 27, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Statesboro slaying suspect charged

Charges have been filed against a man police say shot and killed a man at Morris Heights Apartments Wednesday. According to Bulloch County Jail records, James Leslie Ward, 33, Oak Hollow Drive, wa...

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Fire destroys Statesboro family’s home

A Statesboro family lost a home Thursday night to a fire that started in the garage. Both Statesboro and Bulloch County firefighters responded to the blaze around 6:30 p.m. in the Oakfield Subdivi...

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Bulloch County Schools budget final — unless subject to future adjustment

The Board of Education gave final approval for the $74.5 million Bulloch County Schools operating budget, then offered informal support for a study of the school system's pay scales to gauge whethe...

June 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local

Pulaski Road at bypass to close for 2 months

Pulaski Road east of Veterans Memorial Parkway will close Monday for about two months while Georgia Department of Transportation contractors work to improve the road's drainage and improve the inte...

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

Yeatts-Franklin

Laura "Lorie" Yeatts became the bride of Herbert Lehman Franklin III during a 5 p.m. ceremony on May 10, 2014, at Hackbranch Farm in Ailey, Ga. The Rev. Douglas Patterson officiated. The bri...

June 27, 2014 | | Weddings

Hein-Simmons

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Matthew Hein of Statesboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Claire Hein, to Crawford James Simmons. Crawford is the son of Mr. and Mr...

June 27, 2014 | | Weddings

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