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Turnovers, Westside keep Metter winless

The Metter Tigers took to the field Friday night looking to finally notch a win on the 2007 season. They were turned away once again though as the Patriots of Westside Augusta stormed into town, crashing the Metter homecoming party and doing some damage to the scoreboard as well while cruising to a 41-6 victory.

November 04, 2007 | By MIKE ANTHONY Herald Correspondent | Sports


Teacher accused of sexual misconduct moves from state to state

MOUNT VERNON - Hector Ramirez Almenas seemed like a perfect hire for Montgomery County High School.

November 04, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Explosion levels 2 New Jersey buildings; 1 construction worker killed, 4 critically injured

IRVINGTON, N.J. - An explosion leveled a house under construction and a vacant building next door early Friday, killing one worker and injuring four others.

November 04, 2007 | By JANET FRANKSTON LORIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Texas toxic town lures industry while residents wheeze

PORT ARTHUR, Texas - There is a quiet battle for the future of this industrial town, one of America's most polluted places.

November 04, 2007 | By MONICA RHOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


For abducted mother and daughter, a long quest for justice

MIAMI - Shandelle Maycock woke up disoriented and bleeding on a bed of matted grass amid endless walls of towering sugarcane stalks.

November 04, 2007 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | Nation


SEB, Screven advance to Elite 8

The Southeast Bulloch and Screven County softball teams are on their way back to the Elite Eight of the GHSA Class AA state tournament. Both squads won their way through the South Sectional in Savannah on Saturday.

November 04, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


UC Riverside entices prospective students with cockroach petting zoo

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Thinking about the University of California, Riverside for college? Then come pet our cockroaches!

November 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Bryant-Marsh

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bryant of Snellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Elliott, to Ernest Brock Marsh of Statesboro.

November 04, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Suspect charged in slayings of 2 children, 2 adults as they slept in Detroit home

DETROIT - Authorities charged a man with killing a ''very close associate'' and a woman and her two children in their sleep in a home that neighbors called a hub of drug activity.

November 04, 2007 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Red Sox force game 7

BOSTON - From the brink of elimination and the depths of a yearlong slump, J.D. Drew helped the Boston Red Sox force a Game 7.

November 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


SEB, Screven advance in state softball

SAVANNAH – Ciera Weaver singled in Kelly Hadden to give the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets a dramatic 1-0 victory over Brantley County Friday and move within one victory of qualifying for the Elite 8 of the Class AA state softball tournament.

November 04, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Gamecocks defeat Josey, 28-12

Screven County racked up 498 yards of rushing and rolled to a 28-12 win over Josey in Augusta on Friday night.

November 04, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Gators use run to stifle Tiftarea

CHULA - Bulloch Academy senior Jordan Walker threw for a touchdown, ran for another and helped prevented a Tiftarea score as the fourth-ranked Gators whipped the Panthers 21-7 here Friday night.

November 04, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Police Report - October 21

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.

November 04, 2007 | Herald staff reports | Crime Report


Diane Miller - Teenagers, suicide and their

The facts about teenage suicide are frightening. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds. These statistics may actually even underestimate the extent of the problem due to the social stigma attached to suicide and the possibility that some suicides may be reported as accidents. For every completed suicide, it is estimated that there are 50 to 150 attempts. While teenage girls are about three times more likely than boys to attempt suicide, teenage boys are about there times more likely to complete a suicide since they tend to use more lethal means. Handguns are the ...

November 04, 2007 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


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Falcons host Titans

FLOWERY BRANCH - A visit from the Tennessee Titans on Monday didn't change the tone of the Atlanta Falcons' fight-filled training camp.

August 04, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


US government had role in Ebola drug given aid workers

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.

August 04, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Local


Jim Brady dies: Reagan aide, gun control advocate

WASHINGTON - A major trait that endeared Jim Brady to the Washington press corps was his sense of humor, especially when he made fun of his own boss.

August 04, 2014 | By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL Associated Press | Nation


Traffic light slated for Burkhalter and US 80

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. The estimated cost of a project to install traffic lights at the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 East and Burkhalter Road is just under $1 million. An incorrect amount was listed in a news brief on page 5 Tuesday. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

August 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


East Georgia introduces Internet-based patient portal

No more worrying if you remembered everything the doctor said.

August 04, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Defending champs open up shop

TALLAHASSEE - Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said he read books written by former NBA coach Phil Jackson in an attempt to discover the secrets of winning multiple championships.

August 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tiger unsure of status for final major of 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Joe LaCava walked nearly never blade of grass on the 18th green at Valhalla Golf Club, jotting notes in his yardage book after stepping off the distances from every edge of the green to every possible pin position. It was just like any other Monday at a major.

August 04, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Just 5 minutes of running a day could add years to your life, study says

Good news for those that find it almost impossible to fit in exercise: a new study found that running just five minutes a day decreased their mortality rate by a whopping 30 percent.

August 04, 2014 | By TRACIE KNABE SNOWDER Deseret News National | Hot topics


Survivors dug out from China quake that killed 398

KUNMING, China - Rescuers found scores of survivors on Monday as they dug through homes shattered by an earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and injured more than 1,800. Rainstorms were expected to continue to hinder rescue efforts over the coming days.

August 04, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press | World


Cease-fire slows Gaza war as Israeli bus attacked

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - An Israeli-declared temporary cease-fire and troop withdrawals slowed violence in the Gaza war Monday, though an attack on an Israeli bus that killed one person in Jerusalem underscored the tensions still simmering in the region.

August 04, 2014 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK and PETER ENAV Associated Press | World


Son: Mother's Ebola should spark push for cure

ATLANTA - Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.

August 04, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press | Local


Carter-Oldham

We are pleased to announce the engagement of Kimberly Hope Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Kimberly Deal of Statesboro and the late Mr. Duane Eric Carter of Augusta, to Brooks Aaron Oldham, son of Mr. Steve Oldham of Fayetteville and the late Mrs. Judy Todd Oldham.

August 03, 2014 | | Weddings


Tips for autumn gardeners

Warm weather, continued care and robust plants have yielded a bounty of beautiful, fresh vegetables - and personal satisfaction - from your garden this season. As the weather cools and fall approaches, it is not time to hang up your hat, gloves and trowel for the year. Autumn provides optimum weather and ample opportunity to keep growing and harvesting delicious, healthy produce well into the season.

August 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Consumer Q's: Butterfly sanctuaries

Q: I am concerned about monarch butterflies. I hear their numbers are decreasing. Is there anything I can plant to help them?

August 03, 2014 | | Life


US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

ATLANTA - A second American missionary stricken with Ebola is expected to fly Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.

August 03, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and KRISTA LARSON Associated Press | Local


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