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Swope released on $25K bond

Former Georgia Southern fullback Dominique Swope was released Thursday from the Bulloch County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

February 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern




BA wins, heads to quarterfinals

MACON - Bulloch Academy shook off some opening-game jitters to bounce Brookwood from the first round of the GISA Class AAA state tournament with a sluggish 54-33 win Wednesday night at Tattnall Square's gym.

February 26, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Portal faces grudge match at Turner

PORTAL - The state playoffs usually find powerful teams running into each other for the first time.

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


Claxton heading to semifinals with last-second win

CLAXTON - The Lady Tigers entered Wednesday's Class A state quarterfinal against Emanuel County Institute aiming to take the next step after last year's squad fell short in the same round.

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


Honda Classic begins road to Masters

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The PGA Tour season began five months ago. The new year is two months old. And yet there's something about the Honda Classic that makes Tiger Woods and a collection of stars feel as though it's all about to get underway.

February 26, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rain cuts into spring opener

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - In a spring training game that ended with both teams leaving the field and neither side sure who won, the Detroit Tigers were later awarded a 6-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves in a rain-shortened exhibition Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

When the 2012-13 season began, the Portal Panthers had just one Final Four appearance in school history and were coming off of back-to-back first round exits in the state playoffs.

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


Local Roundup: GSU's game at Mercer rained out

MACON - Georgia Southern's baseball game at Mercer has been canceled after light to moderate rain swept through the Macon area overnight and persisted until mid-day.

February 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Sherman leads Irish to 65-62 win over Georgia Tech

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Garrick Sherman scored 21 points and Eric Atkins added 17, including a key 3-pointer, to lead Notre Dame to a 65-62 victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night.

February 26, 2014 | By TOM COYNE Associated Press | Georgia Tech - AP


Term 'mid-major' in hoops finally dies of old age

RIP, "mid-major." It was a good run.

February 26, 2014 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Police Report - 2-27-14; An officer saw a man urinate on a truck tire.

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/

February 26, 2014 | | Police Report


Author to offer insights into the life of Blind Willie McTell

Award-winning author and producer David Fulmer will offer his insights into the life of a Statesboro legend at the Emma Kelly Theater inside the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro. The lecture is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4.

February 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


No charges against officers who shot Waycross man

SAVANNAH - Two police officers won't face criminal charges for fatally shooting a southeast Georgia man inside his home after the man's fiancée called 911 seeking an ambulance to help him, the prosecutor reviewing the case said Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local




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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


Scouts restore flagpole veteran lost to vandals

One Saturday morning last November, Leland Riggs, 97, a veteran of the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal, was surprised and saddened to find his American flag and its 20-foot pole missing from his front yard. A landmark to neighbors, Riggs' lighted flag is flying again through the efforts of Boy Scouts of Troop 342.

March 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police: 2 fraudulent checks cashed at banks

One person cashed two fraudulent checks for more than $9,000 total, and another person tried to cash one for more than $1,900, Statesboro police said.

March 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Local foundation’s grants fund twists on teaching

Ten mini-grants will buy a total of six iPads at three Bulloch County schools, enable cartoon-based learning on two campuses and fund a Georgia history field trip, a lunchtime book club, a school play, a motivational speaker and the Whoville Shopping Village.

March 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU program seeking host families for international students

The students come from all over the world and arrive at Georgia Southern University without knowing a single person in the area. These international students are here to study and learn, but often find themselves feeling lost and alone.

March 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


More domestic violence shelters are taking in pets

NEW YORK - When her abusive husband left for work last fall, she grabbed her kids, her dog and her bags, only to run up against a heart-wrenching obstacle: None of the city's more than 50 domestic violence shelters would accept the pet.

March 26, 2014 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | World


3 Secret Service agents benched before Obama trip

WASHINGTON - The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday.

March 26, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | World


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