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Running to remember a friend

While most people were sleeping this past Saturday morning, Michael Holsonback was busy pounding out 20+ miles on the roads of Statesboro. At 3:13 a.m., Holsonback set out to begin a 23-mile run from his home off of Pulaski Highway to Magnolia Baptist Church where his friend and teammate, Levon Jones, rests.

April 08, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Barrow: I support ‘Free Choice Act’

The hotly-debated Employee Free Choice Act won't automatically strip away the secret ballot in union certification elections, U.S. Rep. John Barrow said.

April 08, 2009 | By PATRICK DONOHUE pdonohue@effinghamherald.net | Local


Par 3 is picturesque perfection

AUGUSTA - I'm convinced. Nature was perfected the day the Par 3 golf course at Augusta National Golf Club was created.

April 08, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Five 'others' to watch at The Masters

For just a moment, let's forget about Tiger, Phil, and even Padraig Harrington. Those guys will likely be in the mix come Sunday afternoon at Augusta, but here are five other names to look out for as the weekend progresses.

April 08, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Police Report - April 9

(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.)

April 08, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Masters celebrating 75 years

AUGUSTA - Celebrating it's 75th anniversary in 2009, the Masters, according to the game's best players, has become the world's most prestigious golf tournament.

April 07, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Historic drought bids most of South adieu

ATLANTA - The epic southern drought has bid most of the region adieu after sucking reservoirs dry and shriveling crops for three years.

April 07, 2009 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | World


Police Report - April 8

(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.)

April 07, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Little Eagles at Paulson Stadium; Boro Business with Jan Moore

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, April 7, 2008

April 07, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Court reduces sentence for Iraqi shoe thrower

BAGHDAD - Iraq's highest court on Tuesday reduced the prison sentence for an Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at former President George W. Bush from three years to one, a court spokesman said.

Abdul-Sattar Bayrkdar, the spokesman, said the decision was taken because the journalist had no prior criminal history.

April 07, 2009 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | World


Among 4-year-olds, 1 in 5 obese, study finds

CHICAGO - A striking new study says almost 1 in 5 American 4-year-olds is obese, and the rate is alarmingly higher among American Indian children, with nearly a third of them obese.

Researchers were surprised to see differences by race at so early an age.

April 07, 2009 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | World


Vermont legalizes gay marriage with veto override

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont on Tuesday became the fourth state to legalize gay marriage - and the first to do so with a legislature's vote.

The House recorded a dramatic 100-49 vote, the minimum needed, to override Gov. Jim Douglas' veto. Its vote followed a much easier override vote in the Senate, which rebuffed the Republican governor with a vote of 23-5.

April 07, 2009 | By DAVE GRAM Associated Press Writer | World


Obama in Baghdad, tells troops Iraq must take over

BAGHDAD - Cheered wildly by U.S. troops, President Barack Obama flew unannounced into Iraq on Tuesday and promptly declared it was time for Iraqis to "take responsibility for their country" after America's commitment of six years and thousands of lives.

"You have given Iraq the opportunity to stand on its own as a democratic country," the president said as he made a brief inspection of a war he opposed as candidate and now vows to end as commander in chief. "That is an extraordinary achievement."

April 07, 2009 | JENNIFER LOVEN AP White House Correspondent | World


Manager keeps lunch on time

Judy Knight is the lunchroom manager at Brooklet Elementary School. In fact, she has spent almost her entire life in the sleepy little town of Brooklet.

April 06, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


From the Masters: The rock star arrives

AUGUSTA – The rock star of golf has arrived. At approximately 3 p.m., local children chased his golf cart through the parking lot, and the obscure sound of velcro opening to unleash hoards of personal cameras engulfed an otherwise peaceful early Monday afternoon of Masters week at the Augusta National Golf Club.

April 06, 2009 | By VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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