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Sixth anniversary of 9/11 brings first ceremonies away from ground zero, less emotion

NEW YORK - Victims' families huddled under umbrellas Tuesday in a park to mark the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in the first remembrance ceremony not held at ground zero, an event that failed to evoke the same emotions as the hallowed ground of the World Trade Center site.

September 26, 2007 | By AMY WESTFELDT and SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writers | Nation


Investigators turn to forensic sculptor for help in solving Florida skeleton mystery

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Discarded like trash, eight bodies went unnoticed for years in a thicket of trees and scrub, on the edge of downtown.

September 26, 2007 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | Nation


Six-run fourth lifts the Braves

NEW YORK - Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves roughed up a rusty Orlando Hernandez in a 13-5 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

September 26, 2007 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Police Report - September 11

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.

September 25, 2007 | | Crime Report


Local Business Briefs

Tracy Mallary earns Realtor designation

September 24, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Braves can’t catch a break as the Nationals power to 7-4 win

ATLANTA - A loss to Washington left the Braves talking about the need to sweep the New York Mets in a series beginning Monday. But even that might not be enough to revive Atlanta's playoff hopes.

September 24, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rough start for Joey, Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS - Somewhere, Michael Vick must have been shaking his head.

September 24, 2007 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Police Report - September 10

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.

September 24, 2007 | | Crime Report


Johnson County holds off Claxton

CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers began their first home game of the 2007 season with a bang. However, the Tigers could not maintain momentum throughout the night, falling to the Trojans of Johnson County by a 12-0 margin.

September 23, 2007 | By MIKE ANTHONY Special to the Herald | Sports


Pinewood pulls away from BA

Pinewood senior Lane Miller galloped for two late fourth-quarter touchdowns to help the Patriots put away a determined Bulloch Academy squad 19-0 at Gator Alley Friday night.

September 23, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Sports


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

When James Edward Oglethorpe arrived in what was to become the new colony of Georgia, things were relatively peaceful. The two "world wars," currently being fought between the world's three super powers, (Spain, France and England) were being fought up in Canada and the northern colonies or over in Europe.

September 23, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


The Answer Doc by Dr. Christopher Munger

Over the past decade there has been considerable research into how fat plays a role in heart disease. What has become clear is that although a low fat diet will help with weight loss, it is actually the types of fats that we consume that have the greatest risk of causing heart disease.

September 23, 2007 | By DR. CHRISTOPHER MUNGER | Lifestyles Columnists


Think of God by Larry Sheehy

The murder of Matthew Shepherd, beaten to death, apparently, because of his openly-professed homosexuality - virtually no one has offered a defense of this terrible crime. No doubt some do condone such, but not with God's approval. Murder, and the hatred that leads to it, are condemned soundly, in no uncertain terms, in both Old and New Testaments.

September 23, 2007 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists


Families getting child support unhappy about new fee

WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of families that turned to federal and state governments for help in collecting child support payments will now have to pay more for the service.

September 23, 2007 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Nation


Appearing for first time in 3 years, bin Laden slams global capitalism in new video

CAIRO, Egypt - The new video message from Osama bin Laden appeared on militant Islamist Web sites Saturday, a day after it was released by a U.S.-based terrorist monitoring organization.

September 23, 2007 | By LEE KEATH Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

April 18, 2014 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press | World




New look in the backfield

Last year in the season opener, nine different Georgia Southern football players scored a rushing touchdown.

April 17, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


SHS hammers Hephzibah in region tournament

Thursday's games at Mill Creek Regional Park were postseason games imperative to Statesboro's state playoff hopes, but the Blue Devils breezed through the challenge as if they were throwaway preseason scrimmages.

April 17, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy sweeps region track meet

Both Bulloch Academy girls' and boys' track teams rolled to victories in the GISA Region 4-AAA championship meet Thursday at Georgia Southern University's track and field complex.

April 17, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: SHS tourney game moved to Saturday

The Statesboro Blue Devils' game against Wayne County, originally scheduled for today, hasd been moved to Saturday at 1 p.m., at Womack Field, due to factors involving weather and the scheduling of officials.

April 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Swan racing future in doubt

Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.

April 17, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Revere's RBI single lifts Phillies over Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Ben Revere's RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday afternoon.

April 17, 2014 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


GSU to host Human Rights Conference featuring Botswana ambassador

Georgia Southern University will host a Human Rights Conference on Saturday featuring Dr. Tebelelo Mazile Seretse, the ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the United States, as the keynote speaker.

April 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU anthropology professor honored in memorial service

Georgia Southern University faculty members and students celebrated the life of a longtime anthropology professor who recently died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

April 17, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Slow down and enjoy the moment

Twenty-five years ago when Julie and I drove into Statesboro with the kids, we knew we had been blessed by God Who had brought us home. Strangers waved at us as we drove in, the streets were clean and there was little traffic up and down old two-lane Fair Road. I think there were only a few places to eat - mostly family style - and Georgia Southern College had perhaps 9,000 students.

April 17, 2014 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

LOS ANGELES - Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

April 17, 2014 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | Nation


Study: Fathers as likely as mothers to kill their infants

The discovery of seven babies found dead and concealed in the garage of a Utah home has Americans struggling to comprehend what would drive a mother to allegedly kill her newborn babies.

April 17, 2014 | By MARJORIE CORTEZ Deseret News National | Nation


Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

CHICAGO - Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.

April 17, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | World




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