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Local Roundup: Screven tennis advances

SYLVANIA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks had no problems with Pierce County, winning 5-0 in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state tennis tournament.

May 10, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Eagles win fourth in a row

Georgia Southern scored 11 unanswered runs during the middle innings to defeat Georgia State 13-9 Wednesday afternoon at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles (24-22 overall) completed the two-game sweep of their in-state rival.

May 10, 2007 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Ga. wildfire still a threat; dozens return home from evacuation

WAYCROSS, Ga. - As a spreading wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp neared her mobile home, Lynn Adams and her two grandchildren were roused at 1 a.m. Wednesday and told by sheriff's deputies to evacuate.

May 10, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Meltdown in Miami

ASSOCIATED PRESS

May 10, 2007 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEB, Screven head to first round of state

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets are in the state playoffs for the first time since 2005, and to add to the excitement, five SEB soccer players - including two brothers and two sisters - were named to the Class AA/A All-Area 3 team.

May 10, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


AOTW: Chance does it all for JCHS

Jenkins County infielder Caleb Chance is playing his first year of varsity baseball this season, and the Eagles couldn't be happier. Ever since Chance's first varsity hit - a double that drove in three and put his team ahead for the win over East Laurens - JCHS has known that they have something special on their hands. The 5-foot-7 junior gets on base a lot has become a trendsetter.

May 09, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Eagles win third straight

Josh Lairsey allowed just one earned run in eight innings of work pitching Georgia Southern past Georgia State 9-4, Tuesday night at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles, who won their third straight, improved to 23-22 overall as they begin an eight-game homestand.

May 09, 2007 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Tiny town keeps nervous watch as Ga. wildfire burns nearby

MANOR, Ga. - Alan and Laura Davis finally took down the sprinkler that sprayed water across their roof for days while a wildfire raged through pine forest less than a mile from their home.

May 09, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 4/25

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have three questions for you. I am a 65-year-old lady in fairly good health. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about five years ago, which I am learning to live with.

May 09, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 4/25

Aldous Huxley said, "There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self."

May 09, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Sales of existing homes fall by largest amount in nearly 2 decades

WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes plunged in March by the largest amount in nearly two decades, reflecting bad weather and increasing problems in the subprime mortgage market, a real estate trade group reported Tuesday.

May 09, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Local Roundup: Lady Devils take fourth in region

The Statesboro girls track and field team placed fourth at the Region 3-AAAA meet Monday at Georgia Southern. Lywanna Melvin qualified for the state meet in the discus throw. Here are the finals results:

May 09, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Astrograph 4/25

Things will be picking up for you in areas that have been problematic, concerning your chosen field of endeavor. Seeds that you've taken great pains to sow will be harvested during the coming months.

May 09, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ranger who saw Tillman hit with friendly fire said he was ordered to conceal info

WASHINGTON - An Army Ranger who was with Pat Tillman when the former football star died by friendly fire said Tuesday he was told by a higher-up to conceal that information from Tillman's brother.

May 09, 2007 | By SCOTT LINDLAW and ERICA WERNER | Nation


AP EXCLUSIVE: Cell phones lack reliable location tracking for 911 emergencies

WASHINGTON - A new report by a public safety group throws into question the ability of police and firefighters to locate people through their cell phones when they dial 911 in an emergency.

May 09, 2007 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Phil Mickelson shoots 77 in Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Long after the fog cleared at TPC San Antonio, Phil Mickelson remained shrouded in an increasingly alarming funk with the Masters two weeks away.

March 27, 2014 | By TIM PRICE Associated Press | Sports


Ga. soldier convicted of killing pregnant wife

An Army soldier accused of strangling his pregnant wife so he could pocket $500,000 in benefit money was convicted Thursday by a military judge in a case that hinged on dueling medical experts who couldn't agree on how the woman died.

March 27, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


‘Swing into Spring’ Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 13th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5-9 p.m. today at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 27, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


A memorable spring break

Last week, while most students were vacationing in such exotic faraway places like Panama Beach, Daytona Beach or Hopeulikeit, Julie and I had the wonderful opportunity to run down to Sarasota, Florida, to see our daughter and family and our middle son, George, from California. For those of you who don't know the scenario, from the day after Thanksgiving to the day after Easter, Florida fills up like a test tube full of Snowbirds who eat everything in sight, drive like maniacs and play very bad golf.

March 27, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Police Report 3-28-14 - Someone ransacked a camper and took a thermostat

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 27, 2014 | | Police Report


GOP hopefuls betting on mega donor in Vegas

LAS VEGAS - A slate of potential Republican presidential candidates is descending upon Las Vegas to court one of the GOP's most powerful patrons.

March 27, 2014 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | World


Security firms watch social media for feisty fans

As Minnesota Vikings fans were getting ready for the final game at the Metrodome last December, officials at Whelan Security noticed social media chatter suggesting some of the faithful might rush the field and try to steal a piece of history.

March 27, 2014 | By LUKE MEREDITH Associated Press | World


Obama tells Pope Francis he is a 'great admirer'

VATICAN CITY - President Barack Obama called himself a "great admirer" of Pope Francis as he sat down at the Vatican Thursday with the pontiff he considers a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality. Their nearly hourlong first meeting comes as Obama's administration remains deeply split with the church over abortion and contraception.

March 27, 2014 | By JIM KUHNHENN and NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press | World


New testing deal

NEW YORK - Baseball players and management hope to reach a new drug agreement this week that would increase initial penalties for muscle-building steroids and allow a decrease of suspensions for some positive tests caused by unintentional use, people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

March 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Spotlight

Chase Kirkland, Portal

March 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Braves reel in Fish

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Julio Teheran struck out nine over six innings in his final tuneup for opening day and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 9-2 on Wednesday.

March 26, 2014 | By GUY CURTRIGHT Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Yellow Jacket drill squad seeks big finish to season

BROOKLET – Southeast Bulloch High School will send its baseball, soccer, and track teams into competition throughout the rest of the spring in search of region and state recognition, but one of the school's most prestigious and highly decorated squads will wrap up its 2014 campaign this weekend.

March 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Federal agency says college athletes can unionize

CHICAGO - In a stunning ruling that could revolutionize a college sports industry worth billions of dollars and have dramatic repercussions at schools coast to coast, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first union of college athletes.

March 26, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | Sports


A guide to the NCAA's regionals

Just when you think the first weekend of the NCAA tournament couldn't possibly top itself, it happened again.

March 26, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


MLB's high-tech replay room opens Sunday

NEW YORK - After deciding close calls on the field since 1876, baseball opens a high-tech control room this weekend where the fates of batters, pitchers, runners and fielders will be decided by umpires up to 2,600 miles away in the building where the Oreo cookie was invented.

March 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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