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Powerful Indonesian earthquakes trigger tsunami, but quirk of nature sends worst out to sea

PADANG, Indonesia - The ground shook so hard Yulinar had to grab a table to steady herself. Minutes later, she heard a warning crackling over the speakers of the neighborhood mosque - a tsunami could crash into her fishing village on Indonesia's Sumatra island at any minute.

September 28, 2007 | By ANTHONY DEUTSCH Associated Press Writer | Nation


Consumers could face as much as a 10 percent increase in toy prices amid increased controls

NEW YORK - American consumers will be bearing the cost of safer toys, but not until after this year's Christmas season.

September 28, 2007 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | Nation


Gators hit the road, travel to RTCA

For the third straight week, the Bulloch Academy Gators will be physical underdogs.

September 28, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bridge 9/14

Earlier this week, I recommended that if an opponent opens with four of a major, you treat a four-no-trump overcall as showing a good two-suited hand. Over four hearts it promises the minors, and over four spades any two unbid suits. But what does four no-trump mean if we have already opened one of a suit and an opponent overcalls four of a major?

September 28, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


KBB opens 24-hour recycling center at Statesboro Wal-Mart

A 24-hour recycling center was unveiled at the Statesboro Wal-Mart this past Monday in a joint effort with Keep Bulloch Beautiful.

September 28, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


America Day at Sallie Zetterower Elementary

September 27, 2007 | VINCE JOHNSON | Local


3 killed in Army helicopter crash in Ala.

SKYLINE, Ala. - An Army helicopter on a training flight in foggy weather struck a power line and crashed in a pasture in northeast Alabama, killing all three soldiers on board, officials said Wednesday.

September 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Bridge 9/13

Yesterday, I mentioned that over a weak jump overcall, responder's double should be negative, not for penalty. At what level, though, should it turn from a negative double to a penalty double?

September 27, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - September 13

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.

September 27, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Astrograph 9/13

Those relationships you establish with people who are compassionate and considerate will turn out to be extremely fortunate for you in the months ahead. Their kindness could put you onto something of great value.

September 27, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 9/13

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 71-year-old male. Last fall, my PSA reading was 4.2, and the urologist suggested a biopsy of the prostate. The results were negative. My latest PSA reading was 2.2, and the urologist wants to do another biopsy.

September 27, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 9/13

DEAR ABBY: I was married a year ago. During our honeymoon, my husband started telling me I could not wear my wedding band and engagement ring together - they were "too flashy," and he didn't want people to think he had money. (My wedding band and engagement ring together are about 2 1/2 carats.) Being a brand-new bride, and excited about being able to wear both my rings, I refused his request.

September 27, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Local


Woman’s ordeal in W. Va. shed, described as week of torture, leads to hate crime investigatio

BIG CREEK, W.Va. - Inside a shed on a remote hillside of this coalfield community, authorities say a young black woman was tortured for days, sexually assaulted, beaten and forced to eat rat droppings.

September 27, 2007 | By JOHN RABY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Japanese premier quits after scandals, dispute over support for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

TOKYO - Weakened by scandal and failure at the ballot box, Japan's prime minister announced Wednesday that he was quitting after only a year in office, bowing out amid a political brawl over the country's aid to U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan.

September 27, 2007 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Powerful earthquake shakes western Indonesia, triggers tsunami; 10 dead, scores injured

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A powerful earthquake shook Indonesia on Wednesday, killing 10 people, injuring scores and triggering a small tsunami that hit one city on the island of Sumatra, authorities said.

September 27, 2007 | By ROBIN McDOWELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Unaccompanied youths enroll in Dalton schools

DALTON - The challenges presented by an influx of unaccompanied children and youths from Central America streaming across the southern border into the United States have reached Dalton.

July 29, 2014 | By JEFF HARRISON The (Dalton) Daily Citizen | Local


Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Local


Outdoor Life: Fishing - don't get hooked

If I ever write a book I'll call it "Truths, Half Truths and Downright Lies," mainly because I can't remember which category all my little adventures fall under.

July 29, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Family escapes burning Claxton home

A family of seven escaped a fire early Monday morning caused by food left cooking, Evans County Fire Chief Andy Sikes said.

July 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Willingway appoints new medical director

Dr. Shawn Williams has been named the medical director of Willingway, the addiction recovery center announced Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Keel: Georgia Southern will double-match REACH Scholarship for eligible students

Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks A. Keel recently announced that the university will double-match funds for the needs-based Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen, or REACH, Scholarship program.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Metter police seek robbery suspect

Metter police seek the public's help in identifying a man they say robbed a hotel Sunday afternoon near Interstate 16.

July 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro man, 21, charged with molesting girl, 14

A 21-year-old Statesboro man has been arrested on charges he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl, and the teen also faces charges, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro begins reloading

Putting answers next to preseason question marks and replacing departed seniors is an annual exercise for high school football teams everywhere.

July 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


July 29 - Arthur Jack Burnsed Sr., age 62, died Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Arthur Jack Burnsed Sr.

July 28, 2014 | | Obituaries


Jeter 7th on MLB hits list in final Texas series

ARLINGTON, Texas - Derek Jeter remembers the playoff games in Texas - the good and the bad. Now the Yankees captain has another milestone to go with them there.

July 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Former Georgia runner dies in car accident

CORDELE - Former University of Georgia 400-meter standout Torrin Lawrence died Monday morning in a car accident as he made his way home to Jacksonville, Florida. He was 25.

July 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | UGA


US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat.

July 28, 2014 | By MATTHEW LEE and JULIE PACE Associated Press | Nation


Santana, Gattis blow away San Diego Padres

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana knew in the very first inning his slider would be tough to hit.

July 28, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Trufant, Alford step into Atlanta defense leadership roles

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons need new leadership on defense, and coach Mike Smith says second-year cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford fit the job description perfectly.

July 28, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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