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Local Roundup: Gators complete comeback over MDS

Bulloch Academy scored fives runs in the bottom of the sixth, completing a 7-5 comeback win over Memorial Day School Tuesday.

April 25, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Father of Anna Nicole Smith's daughter revealed

NASSAU, Bahamas - DNA tests show Anna Nicole Smith's former boyfriend Larry Birkhead is the father of her baby, and he emerged from a court hearing Tuesday to proclaim that his daughter would soon be home.

April 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Gasoline prices surge easing, government says.

WASHINGTON - For two straight summers, motorists have seen gasoline prices soar past the $3-a-gallon mark nationwide.

April 25, 2007 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP IMPACT: New spy chief weighs changes to decades-old surveillance, intelligence powers

WASHINGTON - President Bush's spy chief is pushing to expand the government's surveillance authority at the same time the administration is under attack for stretching its domestic eavesdropping powers.

April 25, 2007 | By KATHERINE SHRADER Associated Press Writer | Nation


30 arrested for illegal poker game in Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. - Police have arrested 27 people in a gambling raid.

April 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Family claims wide-awake surgery led to minister’s suicide

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In the two weeks before he committed suicide, Sherman Sizemore thought people were trying to bury him alive.

April 25, 2007 | By TOM BREEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 4/11

Evan Esar, in his Comic Dictionary, wrote, "Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions."

April 25, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Giant yellow diamond goes public at Smithsonian

WASHINGTON - Light flashes across the 82 facets of the Tiffany Diamond, highlighting the brilliance of the giant gem at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

April 25, 2007 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Interview: Cuomo says student loan corruption widespread as school officials take leave

ALBANY, N.Y. - Cozy arrangements between colleges and the companies that lend their students billions of dollars are far more widespread than anticipated, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo told The Associated Press Tuesday, just as two more college financial aid officers were suspended amid a probe into the $85 billion industry.

April 25, 2007 | By MARK JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Democrats escalate fight over fired prosecutors by seeking more documents

WASHINGTON - Democrats subpoenaed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for more documents Tuesday, escalating their fight with the Bush administration over the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.

April 25, 2007 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Embryonic stem cell research bill is assured of Senate passage, but doomed by veto threat

WASHINGTON - Senate supporters of embryonic stem cell research refused to take another no for an answer Tuesday, advancing politically popular legislation that is assured of passage, yet doomed for the second straight year to a veto that Congress cannot override.

April 25, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Athlete of the Week: Eisenhart sparks SHS offense

The Statesboro boys soccer team has had an inexplicable time scoring goals this season. So as regular season's around the area end and region tournaments begins, leave it up to Statesboro's Thomas Eisenhart to spark the Blue Devils' offense.

April 25, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Congress’ approval hits high point in a year — 40 percent — as Democrats challenge Bush

WASHINGTON - Public approval for Congress is at its highest level in a year as Democrats mark 100 days in power and step up their confrontation with President Bush over his handling of the Iraq War, the issue that overshadows all others.

April 24, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Under heavy criticism, Britain’s government backtracks on letting freed sailors talk for pay

LONDON - Britain's government beat a hasty retreat Monday under withering criticism for allowing sailors and marines to be paid large sums for their stories about captivity in Iran.

April 24, 2007 | By ROBERT BARR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Louisiana is the last state standing on legal cockfighting circuit

BREAUX BRIDGE, La. - Spectators shake their fists, scream out wagers and cheer on their roosters, the air swirling with cigarette smoke and chicken feathers.

April 24, 2007 | By DOUG SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


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US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON - The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.

July 26, 2014 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press | World




Statesboro-Bulloch County Sharks compete at state

TIFTON - The Statesboro-Bulloch County Sharks swim team sent 25 swimmers to the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state swim meet on July 18 and 19.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Rookie road king Hahn hurls Padres past Braves 5-2

ATLANTA - Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


A sense of urgency

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons won't be easing their way into this season.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons - AP


Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

INDIANAPOLIS - Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR - AP


Furyk, Petrovic, share Canadian Open lead

MONTREAL - Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Road to the Majors — Where are they now? (July 25 Update)

Eric Alonzo (P, GSU)

July 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Georgia Southern's Jackson ready to get started

When Georgia Southern's Edwin Jackson and Garrett Frye were asked what if felt like to be named second-team, All-Sun Belt before the 2014 season, they looked at each other for a quick moment.

July 25, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


School board rolls back millage

The Bulloch County Board of Education is rolling back its millage rate 1 percent to avoid what would have to be announced as an increase in property taxes. Even so, total revenue and local revenue to the schools still will increase compared to last year's.

July 25, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Wilson to teachers: Bulloch schools will overcome challenges

As teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson addressed the hardships the system has faced in the past months but remained positive the district will overcome them.

July 25, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


Hospital gunman kills caseworker, intended to kill others, official says

MEDIA, Pa. - A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Nation


Emory University releases app for Civil War battle sites in Atlanta

ATLANTA - This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Take science seriously, but believe

At times, I enjoy the computer because there is so much information accessible at the touch of a button. I remember asking a student to type in the word cuneiform to see what she could find. She said, "It seems to be some kind of language, Mesopotamian or something, printed on a clay tablet. So what's the big deal?"

July 25, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


12-year-old girl finds, returns Georgia Southern lecturer's camera

While vacationing in Helen, Georgia, with her grandparents and cousins during the Fourth of July weekend, 12-year-old Emily Root stepped on what she believed was a fish.

July 25, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


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