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Bulloch Academy junior wins annual Red Ribbon Week Billboard Contest

November 02, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bridge 10/18

Some hands bid themselves, as the saying goes. In an uncontested auction, you have no problem picking each call when it is your turn. But occasionally you will be sitting there, wondering exactly what to do next. A good rule of thumb is to show where your high-card values lie. Look at the South hand. You open one club, and partner responds three hearts, which by your partnership agreement is a splinter bid. North is showing at least game-going values with five or more clubs and a singleton or void in hearts. What would you rebid?

November 01, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Warming causing stress in Arctic, threats to caribou, sea ice, permafrost

WASHINGTON - The Arctic is under increasing stress from warming temperatures as shrubs colonize the tundra, changing wildlife habitat and local climate conditions, researchers said Wednesday.

November 01, 2007 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Nation


Under veto threat, House debates surveillance bill without telecom immunity

WASHINGTON - Against the backdrop of a presidential veto threat, the House wrangled Wednesday over an eavesdropping bill that would expand court oversight of government electronic surveillance in the United States.

November 01, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - October 18

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 01, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Volunteers to clean local waterways Saturday

Bulloch County area volunteers will wade into the Ogeechee River Saturday as part of the continuing statewide campaign to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of Georgia's rivers and streams.

November 01, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Turkish parliament approves possible operation against rebel Kurds across border in Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey - Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a possible cross-border offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, although the government appears willing to give diplomatic pressure on the U.S.-backed Iraqi administration more time to work.

November 01, 2007 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Focus on preventing wars is new US naval strategy

WASHINGTON - In the first major revision of U.S. naval strategy in two decades, maritime officials said Wednesday they plan to focus more on humanitarian missions and improving international cooperation as a way to prevent conflicts.

November 01, 2007 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Parents falsely claim religious exemptions to avoid vaccinating young children

BOSTON - Sabrina Rahim doesn't practice any particular faith, but she had no problem signing a letter declaring that because of her deeply held religious beliefs, her 4-year-old son should be exempt from the vaccinations required to enter preschool.

November 01, 2007 | By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press Writer | Nation


Suspect in young girl’s videotaped sexual assault arraigned in Las Vegas court

LAS VEGAS - The man accused of abusing a 3-year-old girl in an explicit sex videotape was arraigned Wednesday on 23 felony charges that could land him in prison for life.

November 01, 2007 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Oral Roberts president asks to take leave after accusations of improprieties

TULSA, Okla. - Oral Roberts University president Richard Roberts has asked the school's board of regents for a leave of absence amid accusations of lavish spending at donors' expense and illegal involvement in a political campaign.

November 01, 2007 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Eating seafood and putting on makeup, early humans showed ‘modern’ signs 164,000 years ago

WASHINGTON - In one of the earliest hints of ''modern'' living, humans 164,000 years ago put on primitive makeup and hit the seashore for steaming mussels, new archaeological finds show.

November 01, 2007 | AP Science Writer | Nation


Sensitive financial data lost on Louisiana college applicants, parents for past 9 years

BATON ROUGE, La. - Sensitive data for virtually all Louisiana college applicants and their parents over the past nine years were in a case lost last month during a move, officials said.

November 01, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Hawaii-based soldiers face hearings on murder charges involving Iraqi killing

HONOLULU - The first of two Hawaii-based soldiers accused of murder in the killing of a civilian in northern Iraq is set for a hearing Thursday that could determine whether he will face court martial.

November 01, 2007 | By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 10/18

DEAR ABBY: I am being sort of sexually harassed, and I don't know what to do. I'm 15 and my brother, "Joey," is 16. We live with our mother. Our parents are divorced. Mom works, so we're home by ourselves in the afternoon after school.

November 01, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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Backup RBs prepping quickly

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson's latest hamstring injury is giving Jacquizz Rodgers, Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith a chance to fill the void at running back for the Atlanta Falcons.

August 02, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Georgia Southern O-line ahead of the curve

If the Georgia Southern Eagles wanted to, they could start a senior at each position on the offensive line.

August 02, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Longtime Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren dies

ATLANTA - Pete Van Wieren, the bespectacled broadcaster who was part of the landmark team that carried Atlanta Braves games throughout the nation on Ted Turner's "SuperStation," died Saturday after a battle with cancer, the team said. He was 69.

August 02, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Thomas excited to lead triple-option

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech starting quarterback Justin Thomas is planning to lead an attack that emphasizes the Yellow Jackets' traditional strength.

August 02, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Local coaches continue to climb ranks at Jenkins County

MILLEN - As another season of high school football gets underway, much will be written about players and how they will prepare for the schedule to come.

August 02, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


The importance of education

It's that time of the year when the school system, from elementary to university level, start the prayers, organize the planning, order the books and stand back for the onrush of hopefully eager and determined students who will learn everything possible in preparation for the day of days! That day of days is when students get a full-time job, move out of the house and begin sending a portion of their vast earnings to good old mom and dad who will spend the rest of their days in frivolity and relaxation.

August 02, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Leaked memo ensures attacks

ATLANTA - The first outside political group has already started to hammer Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn using her leaked campaign plan that detailed her strategy and discussed her potential weaknesses as an Atlanta nonprofit executive seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate.

August 02, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

ATLANTA - An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday, landing at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country, officials say.

August 02, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Minor struggles again in Braves' 10-1 loss to Padres

SAN DIEGO - Mike Minor has had poor outings in three of his last four starts for the Atlanta Braves, meaning there's a good chance manager Fredi Gonzalez could pull him from the rotation.

August 02, 2014 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves




Cyclists ride 560 miles to raise funds and awareness for Paul Anderson Youth Home

Fifteen cyclists consisting of current residents, alumni and supporters of the Paul Anderson Youth Home left the home Thursday afternoon to bike 560 miles through six Georgia cities, with Statesboro being the first stop Thursday evening.

August 01, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County Schools open ‘smoothly’

The halls of Mill Creek Elementary School were brightly light, with even brighter smiles greeting old and new students along with their parents.

August 01, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Metter police seek information on home invasion attempt

Metter police are seeking information on a suspect in a "possible" home invasion attempt.

August 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern secondary looks to have a logjam

Every coach at the Sun Belt Football Media Day last week in New Orleans said pretty much the same thing about winning in the conference - you need a good quarterback and a good defense.

August 01, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Evans County man dies in wreck

An Evans County man was killed Thursday evening after running a stop sign, according to Georgia State Patrol Post 45 in Statesboro.

August 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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