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White hunter sentenced to 69 years in prison for killing Hmong man in Wisconsin woods

MARINETTE, Wis. - A white hunter convicted of killing a Hmong man as they both stalked squirrels in the woods was sentenced Wednesday to 69 years in prison.

December 13, 2007 | By ROBERT IMRIE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Policeman says Diana saw her lover dying in car crash

LONDON - Princess Diana saw her lover, Dodi Fayed, dying in front of her when she opened her eyes after her car crash in Paris, according to evidence presented at an inquest into her death Wednesday.

December 13, 2007 | By THOMAS WAGNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 11/29

Although your tendency is to always have a sidekick nearby, you are likely to fare far better during the year ahead in ventures or endeavors where partners play an extremely limited role. Go it alone as much as possible.

December 13, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


European space probe confirms that Venus has frequent bursts of lightning

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearby Venus is looking a bit more Earth-like with frequent bursts of lightning confirmed by a new European space probe.

December 13, 2007 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Nation


Bridge 11/29

Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, whose political ideas influenced the French Revolution, wrote, "Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being."

December 13, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


BA ready to make a run

Last season, the Bulloch Academy boys' basketball team went a perfect 10-0 in the region play and swaggered through the season-ending tournament to capture its first region title in 15 years.

December 13, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


CT scans raise cancer risk, often unjustifiably, study warns

Millions of Americans, especially children, are needlessly getting dangerous radiation from ''super X-rays'' that raise the risk of cancer and are increasingly used to diagnose medical problems, a new report warns.

December 13, 2007 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Police Report - November 29

(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.)

December 13, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Three car crash in Statesboro leaves five injured

December 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Free sneak preview of the Erk Russell Project

The Erk Russell Project is halfway completed and organizers are asking the public to view the progress so far. The project, a collaboration between the Department of Communication Arts at Georgia Southern University and the Averitt Center for the Arts, is based largely on oral histories collected from people who were acquaintances of the late coach. The effort will culminate in a stage production telling the story of Russell's immeasurable impact on Statesboro and the University – set to debut at the start of the 2008 football season.

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Peterson to get start for Bears Sunday

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - One running back named Adrian Peterson has become a familiar name, leading the NFL in rushing as a star rookie for the Minnesota Vikings. Another plays for the Chicago Bears and isn't nearly as well known.

December 13, 2007 | By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer | Georgia Southern


Utah parents accused of kidnapping daughter before wedding plead guilty to reduced charge

PROVO, Utah - A couple accused of kidnapping their daughter on the eve of her wedding pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge and a judge ordered mental-health professionals to evaluate them for actions he called ''clearly irrational.''

December 13, 2007 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Local man's prize steer wins award at Perry fairgrounds

At the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry last month, a young man from the Denmark Community in Bulloch County took his prize steer to the top.

December 13, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Bomb explodes in a suburb of Sri Lanka’s capital, killing 16, military says

NUGEGODA, Sri Lanka - A bomb exploded Wednesday evening near the entrance to a popular department store in a busy Colombo suburb, killing 16 people and wounding 37 in a rare attack on civilians that the military blamed on Tamil Tiger rebels.

December 13, 2007 | By ERANGA JAYAWARDENA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Sudan charges British teacher with inciting hatred after students name teddy bear ’Muhammad’

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan charged a British teacher Wednesday with inciting religious hatred after she allowed her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad, an offense that could subject her to 40 lashes, the Justice Ministry said.

December 13, 2007 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Local Roundup: Fury tryouts to be held at SEB

BROOKLET - The South Georgia Fury softball teams will hold tryouts on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Southeast Bulloch High School from 9 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.

September 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Sept. 9 - Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Norwood Blitch Jr., age 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather, neigh

Mr. Thomas "Tommy" Norwood Blitch Jr.

September 09, 2014 | | Obituaries


Nats nip Braves

WASHINGTON - Doug Fister pitched seven shutout innings, leading the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series between the top teams in the NL East.

September 09, 2014 | By HARVEY VALENTINE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, learning Monday that the NCAA will allow it to compete in this year's postseason and that all scholarships will return in 2015.

September 09, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press | Sports


Christie: Casinos, tracks can offer sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration issued a directive Monday allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting, a move likely to be challenged in court by sports leagues.

September 09, 2014 | By WAYNE PERRY Associated Press | Sports


Hester shows he's more than just a return man in win

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Before the Atlanta Falcons decided to sign Devin Hester, they wanted to make sure he wasn't content just returning kickoffs and punts.

September 09, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ravens cut Rice after video release

BALTIMORE - Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.

September 09, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


In The Pits: Hendrick, Penske, Harvick prep for Chase

A win in the season-opening Daytona 500 guaranteed Dale Earnhardt Jr. a spot in NASCAR's title race. It also allowed his Hendrick Motorsports team to live in the moment on the race track and not get hung up on results.

September 09, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Georgia ethics commission fires director

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission was fired Monday, less than a week after a judge fined her $10,000 for failing to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the agency and called her actions "dishonest and non-transparent."

September 09, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Cilic clinches 1st major title

NEW YORK - Unable to play in the U.S. Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic is now the tournament's champion.

September 09, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


41st annual ‘A Day for Southern’ set for Tuesday

Georgia Southern University kicks off its 41st annual "A Day for Southern" community fundraising campaign Tuesday. The fundraising tradition began as a way for Georgia Southern supporters to contribute to the ongoing success of the university.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Walmart Distribution Center turns 20

This week, Walmart Distribution Center #6061 will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Bulloch County.

September 08, 2014 | | Business


Gringer-Hagan

Rose Gringer and John Malcolm Hagan were united in marriage on Saturday, April 5. The ceremony was held outside in the garden at The Historic Statesboro Inn in Statesboro. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Jane Page.

September 07, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: September splendor awaits those with patience

Sweltering temperatures soaring in the 90-degree range makes one wonder if autumn will ever return below the Mason-Dixon line, but with prayers and patience, Southerners too will soon enjoy the splendor of September fall days. Beautiful hues of orange and yellow and red lay hidden until the shorter days of September.

September 07, 2014 | Julie Lavender | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Early bedtimes work for teens, too

New research finds that teens whose school days begin later than the national norm of approximately eight o'clock achieve at higher levels than teens who start school earlier. The researchers in question recommend that that school start times be extended to at least 8:30 am.

September 07, 2014 | John Rosemond | Columnists/Editorials


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