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Falcon defense faces toughest test yet in Brees, Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Cornerback Brent Grimes knows the Atlanta defense must play a nearly perfect game to have a chance against New Orleans' explosive offense."The odds are against us, obviously," Grimes said Wednesday. "They're the No. 1 offense, but we've got a chance to make a statement."Unfortunately for Grimes and his teammates, the Falcons (6-6) lead the NFL with 49 plays allowed of at least 20 yards. Opponents are converting 46 percent of third downs, second-most in the league.Facing quarterback Drew Brees and the Saints (12-0) on Sunday seems to offer a worst-case scenario for ...

December 09, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Writer | Sports


Extra arm in pen forces Church out

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves' surplus of late-inning relievers forced the team to part ways with outfielder Ryan Church on Tuesday.Church was designated for assignment by the Braves to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for reliever Rafael Soriano, who made a surprise decision a day earlier to accept salary arbitration.The Braves last week signed closer Billy Wagner and setup man Takashi Saito. The expectation was Soriano and Mike Gonzalez would decline salary arbitration offers and become free agents.Instead, Soriano is still with the Braves. The right-hander can't be traded before June 16 without his consent ...

December 09, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: 2009 HS Football All-Area Team

Statesboro Herald All-Area Team Special.

December 09, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Mornings unPHILtered - All invited to 'Dinner' on Friday

The first guests on Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show were two cast members from the Averitt STARS production of "The Man Who Came To Dinner." The play premieres Friday inside the Emma Kelly Theater.

December 09, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Police Report - December 10

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.

December 09, 2009 | | Crime Report


Studio Statesboro - MTV interviews students in Claxton; Artists brown bag lunch

Watch This Show On Your Mobile Device

December 09, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Lions spearhead winter coat drive for kids

Tuesday's first guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Jim Thibodeau, president of the Statesboro Lions Club. He came on to talk about the club's winter coat drive, "Coats for Kids."

December 08, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local






Police Report - December 9

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.

December 08, 2009 | | Crime Report


Get Fit! - Stay Fit through the Holidays with 180 Fitness: Week 7 & 8

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

December 08, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Get Fit!


Mornings unPHILtered - Talking politics and forensic accounting

The first guest on Monday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Don Berencz. Berencz is the director of Forensic Studies in Accounting at Georgia Southern University and he also teaches forensic accounting.

December 07, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Jackets to face Hawkeyes in Orange Bowl

MIAMI - Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz vividly remembers flipping his television one night last fall and instantly becoming mesmerized by Georgia Tech's spread option offense."I can't imagine trying to get ready for them in a normal week," Ferentz said.Luckily for Ferentz and the Hawkeyes, they'll have a month to prepare.No. 10 Iowa (10-2) will face No. 9 Georgia Tech (11-2) in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 5 in South Florida, a matchup of the Hawkeyes' 11th-ranked defense against the Yellow Jackets' 11th-ranked offense, the misdirection-laden option that blew Ferentz away when he watched the Yellow ...

December 07, 2009 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons fading fast after loss to Eagles

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith had more injured than healthy offensive starters by the end of the Atlanta Falcons' third loss in their last four games.That was only part of the somber news.The Falcons' 34-7 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday was the team's worst in Smith's two years as coach. The loss left the 6-6 Falcons on the fringe of the NFC wild-card chase.More reason for concern: Just when the Falcons can't afford another loss, the 12-0 New Orleans Saints come to Atlanta next week.Perhaps intent on countering the somber mood, Smith assumed ...

December 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup 12/8

Tis the season for speculation.

December 07, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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My Take: Winning is the only option for GS coach

Georgia Southern hasn't won a game this season.

October 23, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Dental healthcare thriving in Statesboro

The healthcare market in Statesboro continues to be very strong. Over the past few years there has continued to be extraordinary growth in all sectors ...

October 23, 2017 | | Local


Boro SHRM earns 'Best Project' award

The Statesboro-Area SHRM chapter in Statesboro recently was awarded the "Best Project of the Year" by the SHRM Georgia State Council at the Council's ...

October 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local




Portal FFA wins area evaluation; teams advance to state

Portal Middle High School's National FFA Organization Chapter competed in the Area IV Meats Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) at Toombs County High School ...

October 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


The Lodge at Bethany receives 2 grants

The Lodge at Bethany, an Assisted Living Community that offers services in Traditional Assisted Living and Secured Mem ory Care Assisted Living, as well as ...

October 23, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bernard’s Jewelers opening second location

Bernard's Jewelers is expanding to a second location, which is scheduled to open mid-September. The new store will be located at 100 Brampton Avenue ...

August 31, 2017 | | Locally Owned


It's time to play Pigskin Pickem' 2017

Sponsored by Seasons of Japan restaurant, the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com bring you the 11th Annual Pigskin Pickem' contest.

August 24, 2017 | | Local


Christmas cards and gift portrait planning at Lori Grice Photography

School has started back so you know what that means.....

August 24, 2017 | | Locally Owned


180 Fitness offers SilverSneakers for Seniors

Even though 180 Fitness offers nearly 50 group fitness classes per week, you may not realize that they also offer a program that specifically targets ...

August 04, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

May 04, 2017 | | Life


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