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Anna Nicole buried in Bahamas in ceremony fit for a queen

NASSAU, Bahamas - Her coffin covered in a pink rhinestone-studded blanket, Anna Nicole Smith was buried Friday as she lived: extravagantly dressed in a designer gown and surrounded by a small cadre of competing admirers.

March 17, 2007 | By BEN FOX Associated Press Writer | Nation


U.S. government settles on design for new nuclear warhead

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration took a major step Friday toward building a new generation of nuclear warheads, selecting a design that is being touted as safer, more secure and more easily maintained than today's arsenal.

March 17, 2007 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Diane Miller

Have you ever needed cash and you are due a tax refund? While you may welcome this refund with open arms, be patient. Investment companies make money by offering Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs) through many paid tax preparation services. An RAL is your tax refund, a few days earlier than if you wait for a check from the IRS, minus fees.

March 17, 2007 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


SCHS ladies win in OT

From Staff Reports

March 17, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Sports


Weather warnings came hours before deadly tornadoes struck; some question school’s actions

ENTERPRISE, Ala. - Administrators at a high school where eight students died in a tornado were warned about severe weather nearly three hours before the twister struck, raising questions Friday about whether classes should have been dismissed earlier.

March 17, 2007 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | Nation


Former GSU stars Peterson, Thomas visit Stilson

STILSON - Former Georgia Southern and current NFL players Adrian Peterson and Kiwaukee Thomas were the highlight of an assembly Wednesday at Stilson Elementary School. The assembly was aimed at encouraging the students to study hard for the upcoming CRCT test (kindergarten through fourth grade) and the Georgia Writing test (fifth grade).

March 17, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Georgia Southern


Kennedy-Elrod

Mr. and Mrs. Pat Kennedy of Glennville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Candice Delaina Kennedy, to Lee Thomas Elrod, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mal Elrod of Statesboro.

March 17, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Portal advances again

When it comes to milking the clock it is evident the Portal basketball team is not made up of a group of farmers.

The Panthers moved to within one game of making their first ever appearance in the Final Four of the boys Class A state basketball tournament as they held on down the stretch Thursday night to beat Atkinson County, 65-53, at Savannah State University.
Coach Jeff Brannen's Panthers (23-8) will meet Terrell County (21-10) Saturday afternoon at 5:30 at SSU's Tiger Arena for the right to advance to next week's tournament at the Macon ...

March 16, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Special to the Herald | Sports


Longtime Florida city official is fired over his plans to get a sex change

LARGO, Fla. - Steve Stanton professed his love for the city and asked the people of Largo to support his decision to undergo a sex change and allow him to keep his $140,000-a-year job as city manager.

March 16, 2007 | By PHIL DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush administration charges Australian under new law for trying terror detainees

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration filed charges Thursday against an Australian captured in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 attacks and held ever since without trial, the first terror-war suspect to face prosecution under a new system of military tribunals.

March 16, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Panthers pound Claxton

Brett Rivers pitched a complete game and Brandon Mock scored three times and drove in two as the Portal Panthers topped the Claxton Tigers 16-6 on the third day of the SEB Yellow Jacket tournament.

March 16, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Astrograph 3/2

In the year ahead it looks like some of the finer things in life will be yours but only as a direct result of your labors. You'll be through merely talking about what you want and will do what you have to in order to get what you desire.

March 16, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Police Report - March 2

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.

March 16, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Suggestions given for attracting retirees

Editor:

March 16, 2007 | | Letters To The Editor


Ask Dr. Gott 3/2

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 60-year-old woman. I have been told that I have chronic fatigue syndrome. What is this condition? What is the cause of this syndrome? Also, how do I get rid of this? Every two weeks, I get a blood test to see whether my blood count is high enough. If not, I receive a Procrit shot, which costs $1,500 each time. I thought these shots were for people with cancer, and I don't have any cancer. As for other meds, I take Synthroid and a couple of blood-pressure pills. I would be most ...

March 16, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Crime Report


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4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

PARIS - Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.

April 19, 2014 | By DIAA HADID and ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press | World


Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

KATMANDU, Nepal - The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.

April 19, 2014 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA & TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press | World


Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

BOSTON - With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.

April 19, 2014 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | World


Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

WASHINGTON - Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.

April 19, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | World




Harang pulled with no-hitter, Braves beat Mets 6-0

NEW YORK - Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night.

April 18, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Blue Devils sweep region meet

On a gloomy day at Cross Creek High School in Augusta, Statesboro's track and field squads held off Mother Nature and the rest of Region 3-AAAA with region championships for both the girls -who secured their sixth consecutive region crown - and the boys.

April 18, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Choi leads rainy day at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro welcomes 14 teams to GSU course

Statesboro's golf squads will wrap up their regular seasons today as they host the Blue Devil Classic at the Georgia Southern University Golf Course at Noon.

April 18, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


No bigger playoff underdog than the sub-.500 Hawks

ATLANTA - There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks.

April 18, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: GSU baseball game against Samford postponed

The Friday series opener between the Georgia Southern Eagles and the Samford Bulldogs has been postponed due to rain.

April 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

PARIS - Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.

April 18, 2014 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested

MOKPO, South Korea - The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said.

April 18, 2014 | By FOSTER KLUG and YOUKYUNG LEE Associated Press | World


‘The kid with the Mohawk’

A family that runs together … collects many tennis shoes and wins lots of medals. The Smith family, of Collins, has plenty of both.

April 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Brown-Kittrell

Lillian Akers Brown of Statesboro and James Michael and Mariana Brown of Chatsworth, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine Brown of Statesboro, to Nathaniel Taylor Kittrell, son of Charlie Tull Kittrell Jr. and Debbie Harper Kittrell of Waynesboro, Ga.

April 18, 2014 | | Weddings


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