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Braves keep it local in 2007 MLB draft

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves continued to lean on local talent when they made Henry County High School outfielder Jason Heyward their first-round pick in Thursday's amateur baseball draft.

June 22, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Anaheim takes home the Stanley Cup

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks were born on the silver screen and came of age by capturing the shiniest of silver cups.

June 22, 2007 | By IRA PODELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Astrograph 6/8

You could become involved with a new project or venture that has a lot of promising potential. However, it can only be moved forward if you have the right type of people working on it with you. Get rid of deadbeats.

June 22, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


G-8 leaders call for ’substantial global emissions reductions’ in climate agreement

HEILIGENDAMM, Germany - Group of Eight leaders including President Bush agreed Thursday to call for substantial global emissions reductions to fight global warming and cited a goal of a 50 percent cut by 2050.

June 22, 2007 | By CLAUDIA KEMMER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Observers differ on whether fame bought Paris Hilton a special get-out-of-jail-soon card

LOS ANGELES - The judge said she'd get no breaks. The sheriff said she'd do her time. Even Paris Hilton said she was ready to face her sentence.

June 22, 2007 | By LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent | Nation


State reading and math standards vary dramatically, federal report shows

WASHINGTON - A reading score that rates a fourth-grader ''proficient'' in Mississippi would be failing in Massachusetts, an example of state-to-state variations likely to fuel debate about a need for more uniform national standards.

June 22, 2007 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Nation


U.S. death toll in Iraq passes 3,500; British toll at 150; strategy leaves forces vulnerable

BAGHDAD (AP) - The four-year U.S. military death toll in Iraq passed 3,500 after a soldier was reported killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad. A British soldier was also shot to death Thursday in southern Iraq, as Western forces find themselves increasingly vulnerable under a new strategy to take the fight to the enemy.

June 22, 2007 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Nation


New York City hopes to make it too expensive to drive into the city

NEW YORK - New York City, where tolls are $6 and putting your car in a parking garage for just an hour can run you $20, is already an expensive place to drive. Now the mayor wants to make it so costly some people won't even bother driving and will take mass transit instead.

June 22, 2007 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Facing veto, Congress again passes bill to allow new federal support for stem cell research

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled Congress passed legislation Thursday to loosen restraints on federally funded embryonic stem cell research, but the bill's supporters lacked the votes needed to override President Bush's threatened veto.

June 22, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Astrograph 6/7

A good ally you've developed who has always been in the position to help you advance your objectives but was never asked to do so might do so anyway with unsolicited assistance that will be invaluable to you.

June 21, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 6/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 87 years old, and I might be experiencing hearing problems. I am otherwise in good health. What options do I have to correct it or make myself more comfortable with this particular problem?

June 21, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 6/7

DEAR ABBY: "Heartbroken in Westchester, Pa." (April 9) said she had just broken up with an emotionally abusive man who withheld affection from her because he wanted her to lose weight. She went on to say she was working on her master's in counseling psychology, and couldn't understand why she had tolerated his emotional abuse for nine months. She said she could hear his put-downs over and over, and knew it was self-destructive but couldn't let it go.

June 21, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


D-Day soldier’s dog tag recently found in France is returned to Tenn. family 63 years later

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - The family of Pvt. William Bernice Clark never had a funeral for him, never got to say goodbye and never really accepted his fate among the fallen during the Normandy D-Day landings in World War II.

June 21, 2007 | By KRISTEN M. HALL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Braves drop series with 7-4 loss to Marlins

ATLANTA - The Florida Marlins rarely win a series in Atlanta, so manager Fredi Gonzalez wasn't about to let this one get away.

June 21, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Man jumps over security barrier, grabs onto popemobile during Pope Benedict’s audience

VATICAN CITY - It was a sunny day, and thousands of faithful crowded onto St. Peter's Square to cheer Pope Benedict XVI at his weekly Wednesday audience.

June 21, 2007 | By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Hillis-Baldwin

Mrs. William Wycliffe Hillis III of Millen, Ga., is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Ashley Brooke Hillis, to Micah Christopher Baldwin, son of Donald Lockett Baldwin of Statesboro, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Loron Earl Williams III of Tifton, Ga.

March 28, 2014 | | Weddings


Lanier Anniversary

Johnny "Boss" and Janice Lanier celebrated their 50th anniversary on March 11, 2014. The high school sweethearts were married at Friendship Baptist Church by Pastor Bob Helton on March 11, 1964. They celebrated their honeymoon in Cherokee, N.C. They have three children: Layna Lanier Mendlinger and her husband, Josh, of Alpharetta, Ga.; Joey Lanier of Twin City, Ga.; and Jana Lanier Dominy and her husband, David, of Metter, Ga. They have seven grandchildren: Lauren Brooke Lanier, Molly Ellis Manley, Ashton Elizabeth Lanier, Henry Jacob Manley, Noah Norman Mendlinger, John Hunter Lanier and Cooper Aiden Lanier Mendlinger.

March 28, 2014 | | Weddings


Swing into Spring canceled

Swing into Spring has been canceled because of inclement weather, according to the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Altrusa Statesboro donates books to children in need

In just four years, the Altrusa Statesboro has distributed 12,000 books to local children who often have no access to books at home.

March 28, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Funk to play soccer at SCAD

Statesboro goalkeeper Drew Funk, center, is joined by parents Mike and Lisa as he signs a letter of intent to play soccer for the Savannah College of Art and Design.

March 28, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Taco Bell's ads star real-life Ronald McDonalds

NEW YORK - Taco Bell is name-dropping an unlikely clown to promote its new breakfast menu - Ronald McDonald.

March 28, 2014 | By CANDACE CHOI Associated Press | World


Pistorius trial delayed over legal aide illness

PRETORIA, South Africa - The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, abruptly ending expectations Friday that the double-amputee athlete was about to testify on his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

March 28, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World


Congress backs bill to help cash-strapped Ukraine

WASHINGTON - Congress is close to sending President Barack Obama a bill to give $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-strapped Ukraine and provide the administration broad authority to levy more sanctions on Russia for its annexation of Crimea.

March 28, 2014 | By DEB RIECHMANN and DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | World




NFL evaluates the Eagles at Pro Day

Georgia Southern's pro day used have a player, maybe two, and a handful of NFL scouts.

March 27, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


SCD tops Lady Devils

A non-region game against a stellar Savannah Country Day squad proved to be too tall an order for the Statesboro girls soccer team as they dropped a 5-1 decision Thursday night at Womack Field.

March 27, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


College athlete union ruling raises plenty of questions

CHICAGO - Vince Dooley is sure relieved he's not running an athletic program these days.

March 27, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM and PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Dayton still alive; Wisconsin cruises to Elite 8

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jordan Sibert scored 18 points, Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 and Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 on Thursday to make the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight for the first time since 1984.

March 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Local Roundup: SHS hosts 3-team tourney

The Statesboro Blue Devils played host to Effingham County and South Effingham in a golf tournament on Thursday at Forest Heights Country Club, with the Lady Devils placing first and the boys finishing second.

March 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Harang hit hard in Braves debut

LAKELAND, Fla. - Aaron Harang made his Atlanta Braves debut, allowing six runs, including a long homer to Miguel Cabrera, while pitching into the sixth inning of a 9-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.

March 27, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


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