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The Ol’ Dixie debate deal

The real-time clock on the 2008 presidential contest started ticking last week in the Deep South, in out-of-the-way Orangeburg, S.C. It took a bit of horse trading, much of it in Atlanta six years ago, to pin down the South Carolina beginning, but it worked.

May 17, 2007 | By BILL SHIPP | Columnists


A pitchers’ duel

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets and the Metter Tigers ended region play in a pitchers' duel Tuesday night at SEB with both pitchers going the distance and combining for 22 strikeouts. MHS senior Josh Vining got the complete-game five-hit shutout, striking out eight as the Tigers (17-9, 12-2 Region 3-AA) knocked off SEB 2-0 in Brooklet.

May 17, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Ask Dr. Gott 5/3

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a healthy 5-foot-tall, 100-pound, 63-year-old woman. My blood pressure is normal. I eat healthy and generally exercise two to three times per week. My cholesterol is 265, HDL 76, LDL 171 and triglycerides 88. The last time I had it taken was five years ago, and the total was 231 with an LDL of 139. I asked the doctor about taking omega-3 fish oil, and he felt that it only helps the good cholesterol and would not help me. I have been reading about niacin and was going to start taking it, but I am ...

May 17, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 5/3

You might go through somewhat of a weeding-out process where your relationships are concerned. It might become quite clear to you who meets your standards and who doesn't and will do something about it.

May 17, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Police Report - May 3

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.

May 17, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Dear Abby 5/3

DEAR ABBY: I had to write after reading the letter from "Ready to Serve in New Hampshire" (Feb. 23), who felt compelled to delay her dinner party when her guests brought fresh vegetables from their garden.

May 17, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Mysterious killer of America’s honeybees could make dinner a bland meal

BELTSVILLE, Md. - Unless someone or something stops it soon, the mysterious killer that is wiping out many of the nation's honeybees could have a devastating effect on America's dinner plate, perhaps even reducing us to a glorified bread-and-water diet.

May 17, 2007 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Nation


Willie's hit wins it

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones kept up his torrid hitting with a two-run double, the Atlanta bullpen shut down Philadelphia over the final four innings and the Braves edged the Phillies 4-3 Wednesday night.

May 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bridge 5/3

Napoleon Hill, who died in 1970, was one of the earliest writers of personal-success literature. He wrote, "When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal."

May 17, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Bush veto survives House challenge; Democrats meet with Bush on Iraq

WASHINGTON - Congress failed to override President Bush's veto of legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq on Wednesday, a defeat for anti-war Democrats that triggered immediate talks on a new measure to fund the conflict.

May 17, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 5/2

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 61-year-old woman who has always been in good health. About three months ago, I noticed my left arm felt different than normal. There was a kind of tingling feeling that ran from my palm up the underside of the arm to my shoulder. It almost feels like a sunburn. I have been to my doctor, who had me get an MRI and blood work. Nobody can find anything wrong. At first the sensation came and went. Now it seems to be constant. Should I be concerned about this?

May 16, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Arson experts to investigate smaller Ga. wildfires

WAYCROSS, Ga. - Firefighters on Monday asked for arson experts to investigate whether someone may have set several small fires that have broken out near a huge 80,000-acre wildfire in southeast Georgia.

May 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Dear Abby 5/2

DEAR ABBY: I am a 28-year-old woman and have been dating a 26-year-old man I'll call "Chris" for four months. We have become good friends. On our last date, the topic of sex came up, and Chris told me that he was a virgin and that it was very important for him to find a girl who had "never been with anyone" either.

May 16, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Wildfires force Atkinson County schools to close

WAYCROSS - All schools in Atkinson County were closed Tuesday as a smaller wildfire about 20 miles west of the massive Ware County blaze grew to 4,200 acres.

May 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


AOTW: Mock steps up for Panthers

With second place of Region 3-A on the line Saturday night in Portal, senior Brandon Mock took the hill for the Panthers and knew it was time to shut down the rival Bulldogs of Emanuel County Institute. Mission accomplished.

May 16, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


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Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

As the 2014 soccer season began, Statesboro knew that this could be its year.

April 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SHS falls in baseball semifinals

One night after a 1-1 pitcher's duel was rained out in the fifth inning, a brand new game saw Statesboro's bid for a region baseball championship come to an end.

April 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Top of the region

After running through their sub-region schedule in impressive fashion, the Statesboro Blue Devils left no doubt as to who the class of Region 3-AAAA is this season.

April 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

CHICAGO - There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.

April 23, 2014 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

MESA, Ariz. - Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.

April 23, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Screven County advances at state

SYLVANIA - The Screven County boys and girls tennis teams each advanced to the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs on Wednesday.

April 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Charleston knocks off Eagles 5-3

College of Charleston pitcher Eric Bauer allowed three hits in 6.2 shutout innings and the Cougars evened the season series with a 5-3 win over the Georgia Southern Eagles on Wednesday at J.I. Clements Stadium.

April 23, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Teachers, support personnel look to board for raises

After the Bulloch County Board of Education increased Superintendent Charles Wilson's salary in his new two-year contract and heard a report of increased state funding, teachers and other school employees voiced a desire for raises.

April 23, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Man dies, another is critical after motorcycle crash

A Guyton man was killed Wednesday morning in a motorcycle crash. Another man remains in critical condition after both motorcycles collided, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

April 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

April 23, 2014 | By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press | World


Gattis' double helps Braves top Marlins 3-1

ATLANTA - Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double off A.J. Ramos, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Wednesday for their ninth win in 12 games.

April 23, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

April 23, 2014 | By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press | Nation


Deal signs bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

ELLIJAY, Ga. - Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.

April 23, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


EPD eases rules on development near marsh

SAVANNAH - The state Environmental Protection Division will no longer require developers to keep a 25-foot construction buffer from the edge of some coastal salt marshes, and the decision has Georgia conservation groups in an uproar.

April 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


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