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115-lb woman wins Illinois hot dog-eating contest

June 03, 2014 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Entertainment News


Student Spotlight

Kenzie Stanford is Georgia Southern University student who is excited about beginning her senior year in the fall and her future after college.

June 03, 2014 | By QUANIQUA EPPS Contributing writer | Entertainment News


Professor Profile

Heidi Altman is an associate professor in the sociology and anthropology department at Georgia Southern University who fully enjoys her time with students.

June 03, 2014 | By QUANIQUA EPPS Contributing writer | Entertainment News


Notable Notions with Linsay Rudd - There's nothing worse ...

Last weekend, I decided to head over to the mall after work to invest in a little retail therapy, and the first thing to catch my eye was the dazzling assortment of this year's swimsuits on display.

June 03, 2014 | By LINSAY C. RUDD lrudd@connectstatesboro.com | Entertainment News


Traffic stop in southern Bulloch County leads to meth possession charges

A routine traffic stop Monday afternoon led to the arrest of the driver and her passenger on methamphetamine possession charges, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Vampin' Gamer with Timothy Webb - 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' anything but amazing

Xbox One's cartoonish-styled golf simulator "Powerstar Golf" is now a free-to-play title. Developed by Zoë Mode and published by Microsoft Studios, "Powerstar Golf" has dropped its $19.99 price tag and is free to download from the Xbox Game Stores, with separate extra courses that are available for purchase. Giving an alternative to Tiger Wood's realistic models and locations, the arcade-style approach of "Powerstar Golf" gives players a laid-back but entertaining title.

June 03, 2014 | By TIMOTHY WEBB twebb@connectstatesboro.com | Entertainment News


A sober Brantley Gilbert still singing party songs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Go ahead and congratulate country rocker Brantley Gilbert on his No. 1 hit, "Bottoms Up." Just don't buy him a beer.

June 03, 2014 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Entertainment News


#BringBackOurGirls

The abduction of almost 300 high-school girls from their dormitories in northern Nigeria more than a month ago went largely unnoticed by the Western press until a social media campaign using the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls brought it to the forefront of American political discussion.

June 03, 2014 | DESERET NEWS | Entertainment News


Student Spotlight

Lauren West is a rising sophomore at Georgia Southern University who is described by her peers as determined and hardworking.

June 03, 2014 | By QUANIQUA EPPS Contributing writer | Entertainment News


Professor Profile

Thomas Buckhoff is a Georgia Southern University professor who enjoys not only teaching but also observing the transition of students developing into professionals.

June 03, 2014 | By QUANIQUA EPPS Contributing writer | Entertainment News


Connect Crime: Wally World shoplifters

Last week, sticky-fingered patrons tried leaving Walmart with all kinds of items. First, a homeless man was seen on camera stealing a KitKat candy bar, a flashlight battery and a fist dagger. It was listed as his second offense. Another man threatened to slap an employee in the face after he and a buddy were caught shoplifting wings, macaroni and cheese, household goods and electronic items. A third incident involved two men who shoplifted a 12-pack of Kool-Aid Watermelon Jammers and a pair of fingerless gloves.

June 03, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hsaxon@statesboroherald.com | Entertainment News


Georgia Southern Police: Man robbed while walking in Herty Woods

Georgia Southern University Police are searching for two men who reportedly robbed another man as he was walking in Herty Woods early Monday morning.

June 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Could you win the National Spelling Bee? Take the quiz!

The Scripps National Spelling Bee wrapped up on May 29, naming two competitors as co-champions for the first time since 1962. Sriram Hathwar, a 14-year-old New Yorker, and Ansun Sujoe, a 13-year-old Texan, battled for five perfect rounds before the tie was announced.

June 03, 2014 | By GRANT OLSEN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Seeking God? There's an app for that

Carrying leather-bound copies of scripture to church is so 20th century, a recent study indicates, and experts predict a continuing shift from print to palmtop device, such as a smartphone or tablet.

June 03, 2014 | By MARK A. KELLNER | Faith


Did Catholics just beat out Satanists at Harvard?

Satanism has shared national headlines this week with one of the country's most illustrious and highly acclaimed schools, Harvard. And it's caused quite a reaction from religious leaders and faith bloggers as well.

June 03, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Faith


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Braves rack up 9th consecutive victory

ATLANTA - Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons wasted no time recovering from a rare two-error inning.

July 05, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Perdue, Kingston talk taxes

Editor's note: This is the second of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue. Part three will run in Tuesday's print edition of the Statesboro Herald.

July 05, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Should teachers be armed?

School superintendents in Bulloch and Evans counties say they prefer to rely on law enforcement response instead of arming teachers or other school employees. But now that state law allows it, school officials in Effingham County might take a look.

July 05, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Rising tide of debt, tough job market hurting college grads

The cost to attend college has risen sharply over the years. Not surprisingly, so has the number of college graduates with large amounts of debt.

July 05, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON and JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Interns | Local


Netherlands and Argentina move on to semis

BRASILIA, Brazil - This time for Argentina, it was less about Lionel Messi and more about the men behind him.

July 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tour de France off and pedaling

HARROGATE, England - Mark Cavendish went down in a late crash. Marcel Kittel's hands went up in victory. And British royals who turned out for the Tour de France debut in England witnessed new signs of a changing of the guard among two of the world's top sprinters.

July 05, 2014 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


Hurley retains lead at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Billy Hurley III doesn't plan to lose much rest sitting on a third-round lead for the first time on the PGA Tour.

July 05, 2014 | By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kvitova overpowers Bouchard to win 2nd Wimbledon

LONDON - Petra Kvitova overwhelmed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in less than an hour Saturday to win Wimbledon for the second time in the most lop-sided final in more than two decades.

July 05, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports




6 arrested in 2 Bulloch County drug investigations

A total of six people - including one found hiding in a suitcase inside a closet - were arrested Friday in two separate investigations into drug sale or possession, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Blue Devils to be featured at Erk Russell Classic

With Friday night's Fourth of July celebrations fresh in the minds of local residents, it's hard to believe that in just 50 days the midair explosions of fireworks will be replaced with the pad-crunching hard hits of Statesboro High football.

July 04, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Navy vet takes lead at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Billy Hurley III has been waiting for a breakthrough moment on the PGA Tour. On Independence Day, the former U.S. Navy officer might have set himself up for one this weekend in the Greenbrier Classic.

July 04, 2014 | By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer back in finals

LONDON - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the Wimbledon title after the old guard held off the new in the semifinals Friday at the All England Club.

July 04, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Germany, Brazil first to advance into semifinals

RIO DE JANEIRO - It just wouldn't be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals.

July 04, 2014 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tour de France gears up for UK start

LEEDS, England - So your national team is out of the World Cup in Brazil, Wimbledon doesn't seem the same without Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal and your baseball team is slumping.

July 04, 2014 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


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