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'The Nutcracker' opens at Averitt Center Thursday

"The Nutcracker" is back to usher in the holiday season in Statesboro.

November 26, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Red Cross, United Way help Bulloch family after fire

: April 7, 2007 started out like any ordinary day for Jackie Anderson. She and her three children woke up, ate breakfast and respectively set off to their different schools. Jackie drove to her classes at Ogeechee Technical College where she has now completed her degree as a medical assistant. Her three children got into their car to go to school in Claxton. By mid-morning their lives would be changed forever.

November 26, 2007 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Lady Eagles get the win at Stetson

DELAND, Fla. – Seniors Shawnda Atwood and Chequilla Jessie scored a team-high 12 points each to lead the Georgia Southern women's basketball team to a 67-51 non-conference victory at Stetson, Sunday afternoon at Edmunds Center in DeLand, Fla.

November 26, 2007 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Panthers end season with shutout defeat

PORTAL - The 2007 season came to an end in Portal Friday night as the hometown Panthers squared off against the visiting Eagles of Jenkins County.

November 25, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Sports


Confusion reigns over U.S. rules on growth hormone even as crackdown is increased

NEW YORK - Jeffrey George had no background in health care when he founded his business to sell human growth hormone on the Internet.

November 25, 2007 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report — November 11

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.

November 25, 2007 | Herald staff reports | Crime Report


BA ends season with 41-24 victory over Memorial Day

Bulloch Academy and Memorial Day School quarterbacks combined to throw a whopping 64 passes in an almost three-hour football game Friday night which saw the Gators blast the Blue Thunder 41-24.

November 25, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Sports


Graduation rates calculated differently across America

WASHINGTON - If Congress doesn't get the job done, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings says she'll consider using her authority to require states to report high school graduation rates in a more uniform and accurate way.

November 25, 2007 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Nation


Nebraska case illustrates patterns in teacher sex abuse cases

LEXINGTON, Neb. - Back in August, the rumor around Lexington Middle School was that 25-year-old math teacher Kelsey Peterson had a boyfriend - a 13-year-old former student.

November 25, 2007 | By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Combat wounds have lifelong effects on marriages and families

STOCKTON, Calif. - The telegram that arrived on Nov. 15, 1969, was not pessimistic: ''Private First Class Johnny O Brooks was slightly wounded in action.''

November 25, 2007 | By JULIET WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Congress could burn tobacco industry with big tax increase

WASHINGTON - Congress is taking new whacks at the cigarette industry, banning tobacco sales in Senate buildings and - more importantly - seeking a significant federal tax increase on cigarettes.

November 25, 2007 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Stagehands go on strike, shutting down most Broadway shows

NEW YORK - Broadway stagehands went on strike Saturday, shutting down more than two dozen plays and musicals on what is the most popular theatergoing day of the week.

November 25, 2007 | By MICHAEL KUCHWARA AP Drama Writer | Nation


Another way to use frequent flier miles: Volunteering

ATLANTA - Melinda Irwin already travels plenty, so using the frequent flier miles piling up in her Delta Air Lines Inc. SkyMiles account for more airplane tickets didn't really appeal to her.

November 25, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


US ranks among worst modernized nations for infant mortality despite recent improvements

The rate at which infants die in the United States has dropped substantially over the past half-century, but broad disparities remain among racial groups, and the country stacks up poorly next to other industrialized nations.

November 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Authorities say police officer is a suspect in wife’s disappearance

JOLIET, Ill. - Kathleen Savio tried to get someone to believe that her life was in danger.

November 25, 2007 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Penn State coach grateful for bowl chance

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - At Penn State, bowl games and packed stadiums under Joe Paterno yielded to scandal, suffering and sanctions at the abuses of Jerry Sandusky.

September 10, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


‘A Day for Southern’ brings in $2.2M

Georgia Southern University's 41st annual "A Day for Southern" fundraising campaign raised $2,221,424, breaking last year's record of $2.1 million. This marks the second straight year the campaign has raised more than $2 million.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local




Statesboro's heart and soul

A 38-25 loss to Wayne County last week stung the Statesboro Blue Devils.

September 09, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Outdoor Life: All my barbers

Over decades of time the guys (and gals) who have cut my hair changed based on where I was living at the time and how much attention to detail was required.

September 09, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are sticking with general manager Danny Ferry even though the team's new majority owner wants him fired for racially charged comments about Luol Deng.

September 09, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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


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