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Burress-Robbins

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Higingbotham and Joe Burress of McRae, Ga., announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jodi Ann Burress, to John Parker Robbins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Heyward Robbins of Sylvania.

May 05, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Tigers tame Screven

SYLVANIA - The Screven County Gamecocks (11-8, 7-4 Region 3-AA) had the opportunity to move into a second-place tie with region rival Metter (14-9, 9-2) with a home win Thursday night, but starting pitcher Josh Vining (4-2) - who recently signed to play college ball at Young Harris College - threw a complete game and struck out nine. The Tiger bats also proved too much for SCHS as MHS cruised to a 9-4 win placing Metter alone in second place behind Swainsboro in the region standings.

May 05, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Police Report - April 20

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.

May 04, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Wildfires continue to threaten Ga.'s Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge

WAYCROSS, Ga. - Firefighters were making slow progress Thursday against two wildfires that have forced more than 1,000 people from their homes and destroyed 14 houses as they spread over more than 45 square miles of tinder-dry forest in southeast Georgia.

May 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


False alarm rattles Va. Tech campus again

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech students still on edge after the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history got another scare Wednesday morning as police in SWAT gear with weapons drawn swarmed Burruss Hall, which houses the president's office.

The threat of suspicious activity turned out to be unfounded, said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said, and the building was reopened. But students were rattled.

May 04, 2007 | By ADAM GELLER AP National Writer | Local


Former high school classmates say Va. Tech gunman was picked on in school

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Long before he boiled over, Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui was pushed around and laughed at as a schoolboy in suburban Washington because of his shyness and the strange, mumbly way he talked, former classmates say.

May 04, 2007 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gates tells Iraqi leaders U.S. commitment to war isn’t open-ended

FALLUJAH, Iraq - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates landed in Baghdad on Thursday to deliver a sharp message to Iraqi political leaders: The U.S. military's commitment to the war is not open-ended.

May 04, 2007 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 4/20

DEAR DR. GOTT: Please warn women! I had one to two bladder infections a month during the years between 1996 and 2001. I was going to one of the most well-known urologists in my area. When I would go for an appointment, he would test my urine and always there were traces of blood. I would leave with a prescription for Cipro. It would clear it up until the next time.

May 04, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Gonzales can’t sway skeptical senators; Republican Coburn urges resignation

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales struggled Thursday to convince skeptical senators he did nothing improper in firing eight federal prosecutors, losing ground as a second senator from his own party joined the calls for his resignation.

May 04, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 4/20

Your financial prospects look quite encouraging, but you might have to team up with others for this to materialize. You're likely to make more from joint endeavors than from what you do on your own.

May 04, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 4/20

We are looking at the misconceptions about one-club opening bids. Here is another comment that is almost always incorrect: "I couldn't raise with only four-card support in case partner had a short minor."

May 04, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Free surgery for Russian boy ends in brain death; father accuses hospital of seeking publicity

OKLAHOMA CITY - A 16-year-old Russian boy found a hospital halfway around the world willing to remove his brain tumor for free.

May 04, 2007 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Our Views: Reviewing campus emergency policies a good idea for GSU

The tragedy that struck Virginia Tech Monday was equally stunning in its scope and baffling in what could push someone to commit such a heinous act. The senseless rampage that left 33 people dead and about two dozen more recovering from gunshot wounds will leave an emotional scar on the Virginia Tech community long after the physical wounds heal.

May 04, 2007 | | Letters To The Editor


Dear Abby 4/20

DEAR ABBY: My mother passed away a little over a year ago, after being married to my father for 30 years. Recently, Dad has found a girlfriend - or rather, she found him. I'll call this woman Alexis.

May 04, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Up-and-coming N.C. State team predict 8 to 9 hurricanes in '07

RALEIGH, N.C. - The up-and-coming hurricane research team that accurately predicted a mild 2006 storm season, despite the dire predictions of more established forecasters, say that the 2007 season will be much more active.

May 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


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Former GOP candidate backs Libertarian for Ga. governor

SMYRNA, Ga. - A former Republican candidate for governor announced his support for the Libertarian candidate on Friday, arguing that neither major party candidate represents conservative values.

October 03, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local




SEB opens region play at home

Despite the rough start to the season, Southeast Bulloch's dreams of reaching the state playoffs are within reach, but that journey starts tonight as the Yellow Jackets open subregion play against Beach High School.

October 02, 2014 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Winless Statesboro Blue Devils visit Coffee

In football, it's rare to find sympathy for a struggling team.

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


Portal visits region rival Claxton

PORTAL - A cat fight is in store tonight as the Portal Panthers make the short trip to the Pecan Grove to take on the Claxton Tigers in each team's sub-region opener.

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


Osi Umenyiora returns to New York

FLOWERY BRANCH - Osi Umenyiora still goes online to play video games against his buddy Victor Cruz.

October 02, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Bulloch Academy hosts Brentwood

Three steps forward and two steps backward.

October 02, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Texas family that hosted Ebola patient confined to home

DALLAS - Four members of a family the U.S. Ebola patient was staying with were confined to their Texas home under armed guard Thursday as the circle of people possibly exposed to the virus widened and Liberian authorities said they would prosecute the man for allegedly lying on an airport questionnaire.

October 02, 2014 | By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH and DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Nation


Narrow health networks: Many in Ga. upset as insurers exclude favorite providers

Months after she first read it, Vera Brown of Augusta is still upset about a letter she received from her health insurer.

October 02, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Ga. school district moves 54 refugee students to separate program

GAINESVILLE - Fifty-four Central American refugee students, some of whom cannot read or write, have been moved from their schools into a separate program at a Hall County public school, Lanier Charter Career Academy.

October 02, 2014 | By JENNIFER BROWN Gainesville Times | Local


Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

WASHINGTON - One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.

October 02, 2014 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Nation


Statesboro police seek sexual assault suspect

Statesboro police are seeking a man in connection to a reported aggravated sodomy assault that occurred just after 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

October 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

In addition to being one of the most electrifying players in the area, Claxton's Zach Grant has dealt with a bit more adversity than the average high school senior.

October 01, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: SEB takes regular season finale

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets only had one senior to honor on Senior Night, but they went out with a bang anyway, topping Calvary Day 3-2 in the final regular-season game of the year.

October 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


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