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Crane collapses onto row of NYC apartment buildings; at least 4 dead, 10 injured

NEW YORK - A crane rising 19 stories alongside a skyscraper under construction toppled like a tree across a city block Saturday, crashing into apartment buildings, killing four people and setting off a scramble for survivors.

March 30, 2008 | By PAT RIZZO and CLARE TRAPASSO Associated Press Writer | National


Host Gators take 3rd at Relays

Hundreds of high-school athletes and their supporters filled the Georgia Southern University track and field complex as 21 boys' teams and 20 girls' squads competed in Bulloch Academy's ninth annual Gator Relays Saturday.

March 30, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


China gambles that Tibet crackdown won't bring Olympic boycott

BEIJING - Soldiers on foot and in armored carriers swarmed Tibet's capital Saturday, enforcing a strict curfew a day after protesters burned shops and cars to vent their anger against Chinese rule. In another western city, police clashed with hundreds of Buddhist monks leading a sympathy demonstration.

March 30, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Air Force confirms that pilot was killed when F-16 crashed in western Arizona

PARKER, Ariz. - The pilot of an F-16C fighter jet that crashed in a rugged area of western Arizona was killed when his plane went down, Air Force officials confirmed Saturday.

March 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Suspects in slayings of NC college students fell through cracks

DURHAM, N.C. - Whenever there's been a crack to fall through in North Carolina's legal system, Laurence Lovette and Demario Atwater have found it.

March 30, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Storms leave two dead after Atlanta twister

ATLANTA - Tens of thousands of basketball fans at two arenas were perfectly safe, officials insisted Saturday, even though the crowds apparently weren't warned about an approaching tornado - one that would ravage skyscrapers and injure dozens.

March 30, 2008 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | National


Lee-Lane

Mr. and Mrs. Dannie and Marie Lee of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Marie Lee of Statesboro, to Brian Adam Lane, son of Perry and Sonya Lane.

March 30, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


For Young Readers by Lindsey and Paige Oliver

In the world of young adult literature, few figures are so impressive as Avi. Though often passed over in favor of classic or more modern novels, his works, which include "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle" and "The Man Who Was Poe," strike a balance which few, if any, writers have obtained. While engaging and thoroughly kid-friendly, stories penned by Avi often plumb the darkness of human nature, injecting mature themes so subtly and skillfully that they rarely seem out of place, even in a book for younger audiences. His are multi-faceted works-enjoyable and fun at most moments, but ...

March 30, 2008 | By LINDSEY and PAIGE OLIVER | Lifestyles Columnists


Kathy Bradley - Life from a conch shell

The best gift is one that is unexpected or one that is particularly suited to the recipient. When a single gift is both, it makes the heart sing.

March 30, 2008 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Diane Miller - Healthy families communicate

Without exception, every research study completed on family strengths lists communication as a trait of strong or healthy families. The family members in strong families enjoy talking to each other. However, it is not just talking or verbal communication that is important. The non-verbal messages sent out are also heeded.

March 30, 2008 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

On Nov. 14, 1902, it was announced that Bulloch County's very first industrial enterprise would be, literally, a community undertaking. A Mr. Preston asked the citizens to subscribe to his plan to build a seed mill in Statesboro, estimating it would take $30,000 to build the plant.

March 30, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Smithsonian Institution picks Ga. Tech president as its leader

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution returned to its academic roots on Saturday, naming the president of Georgia Tech as the new leader of the museum complex beleaguered by financial scandals.

March 30, 2008 | By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press Writer | National


Recent Births 3/16

Malachi Joshua

March 30, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Births


Dickie Scruggs, legendary trial lawyer, pleads guilty to trying to bribe a judge

JACKSON, Miss - Richard ''Dickie'' Scruggs, the legendary trial lawyer who made Big Business tremble every time he set foot in court, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to bribe a judge - a crime that could send him to prison and spell the end of his storied legal career.

March 29, 2008 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press Writer | National


Sticker shock at the grocery: Soaring wheat prices mean more expensive food in every aisle

LUBBOCK, Texas - If you think the cost of gassing up your car is outrageous, wait until you need to restock your pantry.

March 29, 2008 | By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press Writer | National


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Statesboro swept by Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill scored three goals in a five minute span midway through the second half on their way to knocking off Statesboro High 5-3 Friday night at Womack Field.

February 27, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Lady Gators into semifinals

When the game is on the line, Bulloch Academy head girls' basketball coach Paul Webb can usually count on senior point guard Ashley Burke.

February 27, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock, dies at 83

LOS ANGELES - Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

February 27, 2015 | The Associated Press | Entertainment News


Statesboro police arrest 3 in fatal shooting

The Statesboro Police Department has arrested three suspects in a homicide investigation that left a Norcross man dead.

February 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

LOS ANGELES - In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock." Two decades later, he bowed to fate with "I Am Spock," a revisionist sequel.

February 27, 2015 | By LYNN ELBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch County mother and son still missing

Authorities are still seeking the whereabouts of a Bulloch County mother and child reported missing Wednesday.

February 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Eagles' Fritz receives $100,000 raise

In his first season as Georgia Southern head coach, Willie Fritz guided the Eagles to a Sun Belt Championship in their inaugural season at the FBS level. Georgia Southern finished the season with a 9-3 mark, including a perfect 8-0 run through Sun Belt competition.

February 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Sports




Back on the track in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. - After the glitz of Daytona, it's time for the NASCAR grind.

February 26, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Bulloch County mother, son are missing

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies are asking the public's help in finding a woman and her 2-year-old son who left their home in the far southeastern part of the county.

February 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Federal regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

WASHINGTON - Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking Web traffic.

February 26, 2015 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press | Associated Press


Statesboro Boy Scout to retire old, tattered flags in ceremony

James Nevil, a Boy Scout with Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church's Troop 342, invites the public to attend a flag retirement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Boy Scout Hut on East Main Street, just across from the church.

February 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement

A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated, ruling that an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in a child abuse case that shook the league.

February 26, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Averitt Center to host creative birdhouse workshop

If you want to install a birdhouse - and make sure it will attract birds looking for that extra something - the Averitt Center for the Arts has a workshop for you.

February 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch Academy advances to quarterfinals

Bulloch Academy senior Will Marsh scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Gators to a 61-47 thrashing of Tiftarea Academy in the first round of the GISA Class AAA state boys' basketball playoffs Thursday night.

February 26, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


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