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GSU Botanical Gardens with Chuck Taylor

In my last article I mentioned rain gardens as one of the elements of a sustainable garden. But what are rain gardens? Basically, rain gardens are shallow depressions designed to collect rain runoff, typically from impervious surfaces such as driveways and roofs. The intention of the depression is to allow the water to collect and percolate into the soil, allowing plants, bacteria and soils to clean and filter the water as it seeps into the ground.

June 09, 2007 | By CHUCK TAYLOR | Lifestyles Columnists


AP Enterprise: Internet self-portraits memorialize many of Iraq war’s fallen

WASHINGTON - Army Pvt. Clinton Tyler McCormick is buried in Florida, but his photo and his words are still online. They haven't changed since he logged in to his MySpace.com profile on Dec. 27, 2006 - the day before he was killed by a makeshift bomb in Baghdad.

June 09, 2007 | By KASIE HUNT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Wind power is stymied by zoning rules in some U.S. communities

MELISSA, Texas - An orange flag marks where Gary Lisle planned to put up a 33-foot windmill behind his house. But that's about as far as his green idea got in this Dallas suburb.

June 09, 2007 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Analysis: No one loves the Iraq bill, but it staved off newly damaging veto fight

WASHINGTON - The Iraq war funding bill cleared by Congress represents a triumph of divided government, beloved by none, crafted to avoid a protracted veto struggle that neither President Bush nor Democrats wanted.

June 09, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation






Eight teenage mothers recently graduated from the Teen Mom/Mentor Program

Eight girls graduated May 17 from the Teen Mom/Mentor Program hosted by the Statesboro Exchange Club Family Skills Center, said Nina S. Vandergriff, intern with the center.

June 09, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sikes celebrates 90th birthday

June 09, 2007 | | Birthdays


Carnley-Norton

Mr. and Mrs. Don Carnley of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Robin Holley Carnley, to Jason Edmunds Norton of Statesboro, son of Jane Young of Statesboro and Bruce Norton of Moultrie.

June 09, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Police Report - May 26

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.

June 09, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Doctors deliver baby on Delta flight after woman goes into labor

ATLANTA - A Delta Air Lines flight from Munich, Germany, had to make an emergency stopover in North Carolina after one of its passengers went into premature labor and two passengers who are doctors delivered the baby, airline and hospital officials said.

June 09, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Carroll-Moore

Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Amanda Beth Carroll, daughter of Billy W. Carroll and Libby S. Carroll, to Marshall Robertson Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Autrey Moore.

June 09, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Barber-Cribb

Mr. and Mrs. William Raymond Barber of Waycross announce the engagement of their daughter, Miri Barber of Statesboro, to Jayson Carter Cribb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hayward Carter Cribb.

June 09, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Braves let it slip away late in 8-3 loss to Philly

ATLANTA - Every 20 years or so, Jamie Moyer beats the Braves. He was right on schedule Friday night.

June 09, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sales of existing homes fall to the slowest pace in nearly 4 years

WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes fell by a larger-than-expected amount in April while the median price of a home sold during the month fell for a ninth straight month as the troubles in the subprime mortgage market acted as a further drag on housing.

June 09, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


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Daytona hosts media day

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona 500 media day included lots of talk - talk about puppy love, wedding rings and a growing mullet - and a lot of conversation about four-time champion Jeff Gordon and what could be his final ride in NASCAR'S most prestigious race.

February 12, 2015 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Daly has lowest opening round in 10 years at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Sunshine is always a pleasant surprise at Pebble Beach, and Thursday brought a real stunner: John Daly was near the top of the leaderboard.

February 12, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Georgia Senate passes bills aimed at curbing child sex abuse

ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate passed two measures Thursday aimed at cracking down on what legislators say is a growing problem involving sexual exploitation of children in the state that extends far from inner cities into upscale suburbs.

February 12, 2015 | By BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Statesboro Kiwanis Club seeks to eliminate neonatal tetanus

The Kiwanis Club of Statesboro recently announced that it has approved the recommendation of its Board of Directors to be a model club in its efforts in raising funds for Project Eliminate. Project Eliminate is a fundraising project organized by Kiwanis International in conjunction with UNICEF to eradicate the disease of maternal neonatal tetanus from the world.

February 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Averitt STARs present Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Two young ladies claim undying love for a man named Ernest. Two men, neither of them named Ernest, are each in love with a young lady.

February 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Words written in the firmament

Every morning, I get to look into the eyes of the most beautiful lady I have ever seen. I smile at her and she says, "Good morning, Doofus!" with a smile that makes my day. All week I get to drive on some back roads - hopefully avoiding the ubiquitous deer - to be at East Georgia State and surrounded by students of all shapes and sizes and some of the nicest colleagues you'd ever want to meet. My office is on the south side and I am within spitball range of three historians, two great English professors, a first class ...

February 12, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Police Report - 2-13-15; A woman told police that her daughter "was being unruly and not listening."

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.

February 12, 2015 | | Police Report


Bernard's Jewelers has what you need for Valentine's Day

Bernard's Jewelers owners Pamela Anderson, Polly Reed Schuman and Pamela Reed have just returned from market and packed every inch of their beautiful little jewelry store "that service built."

February 12, 2015 | | Locally Owned


February 12 - Mr. Fred Thomas “Tommy” Bashlor Jr., 64, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at Og

Mr. Fred Thomas "Tommy" Bashlor Jr.

February 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


Little League, big trouble

CHICAGO - A Little League team that captured the attention of the nation and the hearts of its hometown was stripped of its national title Wednesday after an investigation revealed that team officials had falsified boundaries so they could add ineligible players to the roster.

February 11, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Sports


Woods returning to course when his game 'is ready'

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Tiger Woods said Wednesday his game is "not acceptable" to compete in tournaments and he will return when he thinks it is.

February 11, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hall of Famer Jerry Tarkanian dies

LAS VEGAS - He couldn't stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.

February 11, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Bud' becoming a big name

ATLANTA - Mike Budenholzer may coach one of the best teams in the NBA.

February 11, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Obama asks for fresh war powers, says Islamic State is 'going to lose'

WASHINGTON - Vowing that Islamic State forces are "going to lose," President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to authorize military action against terrorists who are cutting a swath across the Middle East. Yet he ruled out large-scale U.S. ground combat operations reminiscent of Iraq and Afghanistan.

February 11, 2015 | By DAVID ESPO and NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Deal wants powers to take over failing schools

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal wants lawmakers to create a state-run district to take over failing schools, overseen by an appointed superintendent with broad new powers over those institutions.

February 11, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


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