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Falcons off to good start

ATLANTA - For one week at least, the Falcons answered all those questions about their defense.There were never any doubts about Tony Gonzalez.Atlanta's new tight end hauled in a touchdown pass and became the 21st player in NFL history with 11,000 yards receiving, helping the Falcons beat the mistake-prone Miami Dolphins 19-7 Sunday.Gonzalez caught five passes for a team-high 73 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown that was set up by Mike Peterson's interception. He made the catch in the flats, cut to the inside while shoving away Yeremiah Bell with his left hand, picked up ...

September 14, 2009 | By Paul Newberry AP Sports Writer | Sports


A Day for Southern - GSU's annual fundraising campaign is today

Georgia Southern University's annual "A Day for Southern," scheduled for today, is always an important part of the institution's fundraising efforts. But in this year of state-mandated budget cuts and furloughs, the Statesboro/Bulloch County community's support of the university may be more vital than ever.

September 14, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police seek 3 in Saturday armed robbery

Statesboro Police are seeking information about three suspects in an armed robbery reported Saturday at Cambridge-at-Southern Apartments near the Georgia Southern University campus. A 19-year-old male victim told police three men entered his apartment and held him at gunpoint from 5:30 to 6:22 a.m., robbing him of a lap top computer, his wallet, and $800 cash.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Grape Stomping; Bulloch History Moment: Former presidents' visits

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September 14, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Second GSU president candidate to visit

A provost at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock will be the second of six finalists applying to become the 12th president of Georgia Southern University to visit the university campus when he comes to Statesboro this week.

September 14, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal Elementary loves its parapros

Portal Elementary School Principal Paul Hudson loves his teaching staff. Part of the reason that they are so good, he says, is the school has a group of paraprofessionals that are simply superb.

September 14, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


China files WTO complaint on US tire tariffs

BEIJING - As Beijing launched a case Monday against new U.S. tariffs on Chinese tires, President Barack Obama defended the duties, saying trading agreements must be enforced in order for trading systems to work.

The conflict adds to a series of disputes over poultry, auto parts and other goods that have threatened to strain relations as Beijing and Washington cooperate on complex issues including the economic crisis and North Korea.

September 14, 2009 | By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer | World


Obama touts Wall St. changes on Lehman anniversary

NEW YORK - President Barack Obama sternly warned Wall Street Monday against returning to the sort of reckless and unchecked behavior that threatened the U.S. with a second Great Depression like that of the 1930s.

Even as he noted the U.S. economy and financial system were pulling out of a downward spiral, Obama warned financial titans on the first anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse that they could not count on any more bailouts.

September 14, 2009 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | World


Showerheads may harbor bacteria dangerous to some

WASHINGTON - In what may be the scariest shower news since Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho," a study says showerheads can harbor tiny bacteria that come spraying into your face when you wash.

People with normal immune systems have little to fear, but these microbes could be a concern for folks with cystic fibrosis or AIDS, people who are undergoing cancer treatment or those who have had a recent organ transplant.

September 14, 2009 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | World


Bin Laden calls Obama 'powerless' in Afghan war

CAIRO - Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden described President Barack Obama as "powerless" to stop the war in Afghanistan and threatened to step up guerrilla warfare there in a new audiotape released to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States.

In the 11-minute tape, addressed to the American people, bin Laden said Obama is only following the warlike policies of his predecessor George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney and he urged Americans to "liberate" themselves from the influence of "neo-conservatives and the Israeli lobby."

September 14, 2009 | By MAAMOUN YOUSSEF Associated Press Writer | World


Police Report - September 15

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. Statesboro Police Arrests.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Tyler Perry has good opening with 'Bad'

LOS ANGELES - Being bad is good for Tyler Perry, whose latest movie, "I Can Do Bad All By Myself," opened at the top of the box office this weekend with more than $24 million.

September 13, 2009 | By CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Critic | Local


Falcons ready to kick things off

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons traded experience for youth when they rebuilt their defense.And the young squad will be tested early.The Falcons play the Miami Dolphins in Sunday's season opener. The Dolphins, led by running backs Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams, ranked 11th in the NFL in rushing last season. The Falcons, on the other hand, were 25th against the run."We are a very young defense," said coach Mike Smith. "We got significantly younger this year and we are going to be playing a lot of players that have three years or less in terms ...

September 13, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger out in front heading to final round

LEMONT, Ill. - Tiger Woods started with a bogey. His best shot led to a par.It turned out to be his best round of the year.Getting better with every shot, Woods broke the course record at Cog Hill and blew away the field Saturday in the BMW Championship with a 9-under 62 that gave him a seven-shot lead."After I got past the first hole I was doing all right," Woods said. "It was one of those days that kind of built upon itself."Brandt Snedeker finished with four straight birdies for a 66 and will play with Woods ...

September 13, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Georgia squeaks past Gamecocks

ATHENS, Ga. - Rennie Curran broke up a fourth-down pass at the goal line with 22 seconds remaining, and No. 21 Georgia held off South Carolina 41-37 in a wild game Saturday night.The nearly four-hour contest wasn't decided until Curran, a linebacker, batted down Stephen Garcia's final throw on fourth-and-4 at the Georgia 7.The Bulldogs (1-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) avoided their first 0-2 start since 1996. South Carolina (1-1, 0-1) was hurt by a blocked extra point after its final touchdown, which prevented the Gamecocks from going for a tying field goal at the end.The goal-line ...

September 13, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Two shot at Statesboro Elks Lodge

Two men were shot, with one seriously injured, early Saturday morning at the Elks Lodge on James Street, off Martin Luther King Dr.

October 17, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Plenty of entertainment ensures never a dull moment at the Fair

Fair week in Statesboro brings a great deal of excitement to the area, but the week-long event isn't just thrill rides and fair food ...

October 17, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local




KSU cheerleaders protest anthem

KENNESAW, Ga. - Five cheerleaders at a college in Georgia are vowing to kneel in the stadium tunnel when the national anthem is played at Saturday ...

October 16, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Sports


In the Pits: Talladega too dicey to be in playoff

Here's what went right at Talladega Superspeedway:

October 16, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Wild week in NFL

Aaron Rodgers might be done for the season with a broken collarbone .

October 16, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - N.C. group buys Statesboro Holiday Inn

Statesboro's premier full-service hotel, Holiday Inn sold on Monday to LRP Hotels based out of Greensboro, N.C.

October 16, 2017 | | Local


Renasant names consumer relationship officer

Renasant Bank announced the recent appointment of Judd Skinner as consumer relationship officer at the bank's Northside location in Statesboro.

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Visit the Lori Grice Fair Booth and you could win a portrait

Fair week always brings cooler weather and the first glimpse of fall to Bulloch County annually. It is also one of Lori Grice's favorite ...

October 16, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Statesboro Kiwanis Club installs new officers, board members

The Kiwanis Club of Statesboro recently installed the 2017-18 slate of officers and board of directors, with one of their own club members, Jim Campbell ...

October 16, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Prep teams brace for race to postseason

Time is winding down for possible postseason births for a couple area teams, while for another couple things are looking pretty good.

October 15, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


UGA finds run game, rolls over Missouri

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia coasted through its first three SEC wins, especially on defense.

October 15, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Georgia Tech squanders lead, Miami wins late

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Darrell Langham was going down, and so was No. 11 Miami.

October 15, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Eagles fall on homecoming

Georgia Southern seemed to have some momentum and even carried a lead into halftime, but New Mexico State pulled ahead on the first play of ...

October 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Looking at Bulloch towns through county's history

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 15, 2017 | | Life


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