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Ukraine's Crimea base taken, commander detained

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea - Masked Russian-speaking troops on Wednesday seized control of Ukrainian naval headquarters in Crimea after it was stormed by militiamen. Pro-Moscow Crimean authorities also detained the Ukrainian navy commander and reportedly blocked the defense minister and another government official from traveling to the peninsula to try to defuse tensions.

March 19, 2014 | By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG Associated Press | Local


25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation's largest oil spill.

March 19, 2014 | By DAN JOLING Associated Press | Local


Judge bars 9/11 mastermind's testimony in NYC

NEW YORK - A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the self-described architect of the Sept. 11 attacks will not be allowed to testify in the terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, but defense lawyers later asked him to reconsider.

March 19, 2014 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press | Local


Ga. Republicans moving against Obama health plan

ATLANTA - Republican lawmakers in Georgia would get the final say on whether to expand a government health insurance program for the poor under a bill passed Tuesday, making it even less likely the state will join an overhaul sought by Democratic President Barack Obama.

March 19, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local




GSU crushes Clemson

After dropping two of three to Elon over the weekend, Georgia Southern needed to get back on track.

March 18, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Local Roundup: Sheppard plays in All-Star game

Bulloch Academy senior Bill Sheppard (pictured, right) was named one of the 12 best senior basketball players in the Georgia Independent School Association this season by his selection to the GISA All-Star Team last week. Sheppard and his Class AAA teammates from around the state lost to the SCISA (South Carolina Independent School Association) All-Stars 100-92 at Tattnall Square Academy in Macon this past Saturday. The BA senior scored four points.

March 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Mason, Pruitt in UGA spotlight

ATHENS - Georgia coach Mark Richt described Tuesday's opening day of spring practice as "outstanding" and said it was important the arrests of four players on Monday did not put a damper on the session.

March 18, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA - AP


4 UGA players charged with theft by deception

ATLANTA (AP) - Four Georgia football players were released on bond late Monday following their arrests on misdemeanor charges of theft by deception.

March 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | UGA - AP


Outdoor Life: A white bass excursion

Lots of fishermen in South Georgia are out and about in search of largemouth bass and crappie right now. It just makes sense to go after these two species because of the time of year, the wide variety of places they can be caught and the high quality these two popular fish have when it comes to meal time.

March 18, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Albany wins in First Four, advances

DAYTON, Ohio - D.J. Evans scored 22 points, including two clinching free throws with 12.6 seconds left, to lead Albany to its first NCAA tournament victory, 71-64 over Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday night in the First Four.

March 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


'Top 5' label sure to follow Reed

To listen to Patrick Reed after he won at Doral is to be reminded of the famous exchange at the 1989 Ryder Cup.

March 18, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Moms learn youth safety from Falcons

ALPHARETTA - Deanna Kathumbi-Jackson feels better about letting her young sons play tackle football.

March 18, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons - AP


Paging Tommy John: Pitchers having painful spring

TAMPA, Fla. - Jarrod Parker, Kris Medlen and Luke Hochevar are out for the season, Patrick Corbin and Brandon Beachy might join them in the operating room.

March 18, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


3 Democratic Senate candidates headline local forum

Three Democratic Party candidates for U.S. Senate - Steen Miles, Dr. Branko Radulovacki and Todd A. Robinson - spoke at a Saturday forum hosted by the Bulloch County Democrats.

March 18, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Georgia online tuition dropping for first year

ATLANTA - Jenni Small has good reason for avoiding 8 a.m. world literature classes at Dalton State College in northern Georgia. The 23-year-old works night shifts as an operator for carpet manufacturer Shaw while finishing her bachelor's degree in mathematics.

April 20, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

April 20, 2014 | By GREG BEACHAM Associated Press | World


24/7: The case for a day of rest in a digital age

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the fourth commandment: "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy."

April 20, 2014 | By MARK A. KELLNER Deseret News National | The Ten Today


2014 Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo

In just the last four years, the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo has become one of the most anticipated events of the year in the Boro.

April 20, 2014 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Devastating deceit: How perjury and dishonesty plague America

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the ninth commandment.

April 20, 2014 | By AMY CHOATE-NIELSEN Deseret News National | The Ten Today


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 20, 2014 | | Weddings


GSU, community stage 'Elijah'

Nearly 2,000 people packed the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Statesboro recently to experience the soaring oratorio "Elijah."

April 20, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


5 features an Amazon phone might offer

NEW YORK - A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.

April 20, 2014 | By MAE ANDERSON Associated Press | World


In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

DENVER - Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

April 20, 2014 | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press | World


Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

VATICAN CITY - Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians.

April 20, 2014 | By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press | World


April 20 - Mr. Richard Vance Wilson Sr., age 63, died suddenly Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Mr. Richard Vance Wilson Sr.

April 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Braves mash Mets again

NEW YORK - Jordan Walden got the final out with the bases loaded after Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled star closer Craig Kimbrel, and the Braves held off the New York Mets 7-5 Saturday night.

April 19, 2014 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Marathon makes room for runners affected by bombs

BOSTON - "I need to run."

April 19, 2014 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Samford strikes first in soggy series with 7-2 victory

Nearly 24 hours after their three-game series was slated to begin, Samford battled through cold, damp conditions to claim a 7-2 victory over Georgia Southern.

April 19, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

JACKSON, Wyo. - No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.

April 19, 2014 | By MATTHEW BROWN & MEAD GRUVER Associated Press | World


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