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Work begins on new Claxton City Hall

CLAXTON - A site work crew is preparing the pad for the new City Hall, a $1 million project the city government has been saving for, for years.

June 12, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


CRCT: Georgia students post mixed results

Georgia's elementary and middle school students posted mixed results on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests in the recently completed 2013-14 school year when compared to the previous year.

June 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Connect Crime: Tweezer attack

An Ellabell woman was arrested after she stabbed a man several times with a pair of tweezers. The couple was arguing about a phone when the man began looking for it on the couch, causing the woman's dog to fall off. This made her angry, and the fight ensued.

June 11, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Entertainment News


Vampin' Gamer with Timothy Webb: 'Max: The Curse of Brotherhood' features fun, Pixar-like graphics

With something that looks like it's straight out of a Pixar movie, developers Press Play have created a Microsoft exclusive side-scrolling platform video game called "Max: The Curse of Brotherhood." Max, the main protagonist, one day searches online for a way to get rid of his younger brother, Felix, and finds a spell that he reads aloud, which opens up a mysterious portal from which a monster's claw emerges and kidnaps Felix. Without hesitation, Max jumps in after his brother and enters a dangerous, magical world controlled by the evil Lord Mustacho.

June 11, 2014 | By TIMOTHY WEBB twebb@connectstatesboro.com | Entertainment News




Notable Notions with Linsay Rudd - Just a few of the things my dad has taught me

Father's Day always offers me a little time to stop and reflect on some of the things I have learned from my dad over our 20-something years together.

June 11, 2014 | By LINSAY C. RUDD lrudd@connectstatesboro.com | Entertainment News


Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez crowned as 63rd Miss USA

BATON ROUGE, La. - Newly crowned Miss USA Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, says that women need to be able to defend themselves as a way to battle the problem of campus rape and that bringing awareness to the issue is very important.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Entertainment News


Local Roundup: SEB football keeping busy during summer

COCHRAN - Many Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets are spending June at a variety of football camps, including some put on by Mike Hodges at Middle Georgia State College.

June 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


US Open: No-rough Pinehurst still tough

PINEHURST, N.C. - Pinehurst No. 2 is anything but perfect for the U.S. Open, at least in the traditional sense of major championships in America.

June 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


New World Cup stadium a worry

SAO PAULO - The biggest question for Thursday's opening match of the World Cup isn't whether host Brazil can beat Croatia but how the unfinished and troublesome Itaquerao stadium will hold up in its first ever encounter with a full-capacity crowd.

June 11, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


No pool party for UGA, UF

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Florida-Georgia game won't be a pool party.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | UGA - AP


Before going out on a boat, hit the books

From staff reports

June 11, 2014 | | Local


5 ways for your family to beat the heat without breaking the bank

Summertime and the livin' is easy . . . unless you happen to live in a sweltering climate that induces you to snap at everyone and consider crawling into a freezer. The kids get cranky and look like lobsters from running around. Your patience can run mighty thin.

June 11, 2014 | By BECKY RICKMAN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Food fight: Federal healthy lunch regulations have some gagging

A new Rasmussen poll finds that just 25 percent of Americans believe the federal government should set school lunch nutrition standards; 51 percent think those decisions should be made locally, while 15 percent prefer to see state governments decide.

June 11, 2014 | By ERIC SCHULZKE Deseret News National | Nation


GOP jockeying in the House after Cantor's defeat

WASHINGTON - Anticipating a swift shake-up in their leadership, House Republicans jockeyed for position on Wednesday after Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning primary defeat to an underfunded and unknown political newcomer.

June 11, 2014 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


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Smartphones may free Mom and Dad to do more parenting, not less

Parents who are busy with their smartphones speak more harshly to their kids, one study says. Another notes that a baby's development may be harmed by a parent's excessive texting. But that may not be the whole story.

July 10, 2014 | By LOIS M. COLLINS Deseret News National | Hot topics


3 simple steps for building financial independence

Every July 4, people celebrate our nation's independence by going camping, watching a fireworks display or grilling some burgers. Sounds like fun! Less fun, however, is living a life shackled to your debt. If you're interested in achieving financial independence, here are some tips to get you started.

July 10, 2014 | By GEORGE MILLER Deseret News National | Hot topics


4 children, parents killed in Houston-area shooting

SPRING, Texas - A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot to death, officials said.

July 10, 2014 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | World


Guyton man who was missing is found, arrested

SPRINGFIELD - What began as a search for a missing Effingham County man Sunday ended with the man found safe, and then criminally charged, Tuesday night.

July 09, 2014 | By PAUL FLOECKHER Effingham Herald | Local


Gee makes impressive return, Mets beat Braves

NEW YORK - David Wright ignited a tiebreaking rally in the seventh inning with a hustle double, Travis d'Arnaud gave Dillon Gee some cushion with a two-run drive later in the seventh and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Wednesday night for their first four-game winning streak in a year.

July 09, 2014 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Local Roundup: Around the Horn wins state title

Youth travel baseball team Around the Horn 13AAA, won the USSSA Southeast State Championship held at Mill Creek Regional Park last week.

July 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Argentina reaches final with PKs

SAO PAULO - Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.

July 09, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


'Scholarships for life'

WASHINGTON - NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: "I can't tell whether you're in charge or whether you're a minion."

July 09, 2014 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Almirola: Congrats from Petty a special moment

RICHMOND, Va. - Aric Almirola waited two days to experience one of the highlights of his first victory in NASCAR's premier series.

July 09, 2014 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP




10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor - including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.

July 09, 2014 | By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press | Nation


Combating workplace bullying: how your communication skills can help

Based on the responses I received to last week's column, it's clear that bullying is a real problem in our nation's offices.

July 09, 2014 | By GREG KRATZ Deseret News National | Hot topics


Government made $100B in improper payments

WASHINGTON - By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.

July 09, 2014 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | World


4 dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms

SMITHFIELD, N.Y. - Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds rolled through central New York, killing four people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and knocking out power to more than 70,000 utility customers, officials said Wednesday.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | World




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