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Pentagon says senior al-Qaida operative captured, taken to Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon announced Friday the capture of one of al-Qaida's most senior and most experienced operatives, an Iraqi who was trying to return to his native country when he was captured.

May 12, 2007 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 4/27

DEAR ABBY: When I heard that my 83-year-old mother was on life support, I caught the first plane to California to be with her. I am listed as the executor of her estate, and last year she had told me where I would find all the necessary papers I would need when the "time comes." Upon my arrival at the hospital, the doctor told my sister and me that Mama had a very slim chance of survival.

May 11, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Beijing announces 2008 Olympic torch relay will pass through Taiwan; Taipei officials object

BEIJING - Organizers for the 2008 Beijing Olympics announced Thursday what will be the longest torch relay in the history of the games, tracing a route that covers five continents and makes politically sensitive stops in Taiwan and Tibet.

May 11, 2007 | By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer | Nation


3 officers indicted in shooting of elderly Atlanta woman

ATLANTA - Two Atlanta police officers, one of them now retired, pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter and other charges in the death of a 92-year-old woman who was fatally shot during a drug raid.

May 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Ask Dr. Gott 4/27

DEAR DR. GOTT: Thirty years ago, I had a spur removed from my neck, which affected my whole right arm. The operation was a success, and, after the nerve pressure was released, I played golf again for many years. I also have sciatica occasionally (lower back and leg).

May 11, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Problems becoming re-Vick-ulous

SMITHFIELD, Va. - Police conducting a drug investigation raided a house owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and found dozens of dogs, some injured and emaciated.

May 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Astrograph 4/27

It is possible you will be asked to play a meaningful role in the management of an important enterprise of someone else's affairs. If what you do for them is done well, substantial rewards are in the making.

May 11, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Manpower shortage forces Georgia State Patrol into little patrolling at night

ATLANTA - While the Georgia State Patrol is tasked with keeping highways safe, its presence on roads drops significantly around the state in the late night and early morning hours.

May 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Transformation seemless for Johnson

ATLANTA - Kelly Johnson looks like such a natural in his first month as the Atlanta Braves' second baseman and leadoff hitter that it's easy to forget he was a left fielder who usually was the team's No. 2 hitter two years ago.

May 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bridge 4/27

Around 800 B.C., Hesiod wrote, "Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor."

May 11, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - April 27

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 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Screven thumps Portal

SYLVANIA - Jeremy Rosier pitched a complete game allowing only two earned runs and striking out six in five innings, and Garrett Bates was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two RBIs and two runs as the Screven County Gamecocks plastered the visiting Portal Panthers 12-2 in five innings in a non-region match up Thursday night.

May 11, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Local Roundup: SEB advances in playoffs with upset win

The Southeast Bulloch girls soccer team advanced to the second round of the GHSA Class AA/A state playoffs with a 3-0 upset win over Thomasville on Thursday.

May 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Police Report - April 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.

May 10, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Astrograph 4/26

More than the usual amount of accomplishments can be achieved, but you must be careful not to overload yourself at times to the point that everything you have in the mill breaks down. Make gains judiciously.

May 10, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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Ga. lawmakers finish session, head into campaigns

ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia General Assembly are ready to begin their campaigns for another term, fresh off a legislative session highlighted by scads of campaign-friendly maneuvers.

March 21, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local




Appalachian State in town for three

Appalachian State would sure like to turn around its baseball season after a disastrous start to the program's last year in the Southern Conference before joining the Sun Belt.

March 20, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


NCAA tournament roundup: 11 seed Dayton stuns Ohio State

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Siyani Chambers scored 11 points, including five straight in the final 2 minutes, and 12th-seeded Harvard won its second NCAA tournament game in history, upsetting fifth-seeded Cincinnati 61-57 on Thursday in the East Regional.

March 20, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Local Roundup: Blue Devils win golf tournament

The Statesboro Blue Devils won a boys golf tournament at Forest Heights Country Club with a team score of 171 on Thursday.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Scott off to a record start at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. - Masters champion Adam Scott was feeling ill when he arrived at Bay Hill. One majestic round with the putter Thursday made him feel a lot better.

March 20, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


UGA QB Hutson Mason doing his homework

ATHENS - Hutson Mason has some big shoes to fill in his one and only season as Georgia's starting quarterback.

March 20, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA - AP


Beachy will have elbow ligament replaced again

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy will have ligament-replacement surgery in his right elbow for the second time Friday and is expected to miss the entire season.

March 20, 2014 | By JON SANTUCCI Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Brooklet council votes to keep police department

During a meeting Thursday evening, Brooklet City Council members voted to keep the city's police department.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Drive-thru beer and wine fails to reach a vote

An ordinance amendment to allow drive-thru sales of closed-container beer and wine in Statesboro failed to get a motion for final approval from City Council this week.

March 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Marker notes cemetery, mill, Irishness

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Because of a typographical error, a front-page article Thursday about a historical marker honoring the Rigdon Cemetery and Rigdon's Mill twice misspelled the Rigdon family name. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

March 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


iGot campaign brings in $311,183

Ogeechee Technical College officials, community leaders and volunteers celebrated another successful iGot (I Give to Ogeechee Tech) fundraising campaign Thursday afternoon.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Police Report 3-21-14 - Officers responded to a domestic dispute over a text message

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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

March 20, 2014 | | Police Report


Australia checking 2 objects in search for plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - An air search in the southern Indian Ocean for possible objects from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane described as the "best lead" so far ended for the day without success Thursday but will resume in the morning, Australian rescue officials said.

March 20, 2014 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU and SCOTT MCDONALD Associated Press | World


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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