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Kamppi, Eagles close door on Highlanders

Jeremiah Parker hit a key two-run homer and Kyle Kamppi closed out the game as Georgia Southern defeated New Jersey Tech 5-4 Saturday afternoon at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles (7-2 overall) won their sixth straight while NJIT fell to 0-2.

March 05, 2007 | From Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Eagles sweep CSU at GSU Softball Invitational

Georgia Southern and Samford both swept its opponents Saturday in the GSU Softball Invitational at Eagle Field, setting up a championship showdown today. Georgia Southern (3-4) shut out Charleston Southern (2-6) 3-0 and 1-0, and Samford (6-2) took two from Bethune-Cookman (3-4), 5-1 and 3-0.

March 05, 2007 | From Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Police report - February 18

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.

March 05, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Crime Report


Local Roundup: Devils fall in title game

The Statesboro boy's basketball team fell to Richmond Academy 50-43 Saturday in the championship game of the region 3-AAAA tournament.

March 05, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Sports


Gators nail Knights, advance to title game

Both the Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' basketball teams will be playing for region championships tonight as the GISA Region 2-AA tournament concludes in the Gators' gym.

March 04, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


House approves measure criticizing Bush’s Iraq policy

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled House issued a symbolic rejection of President Bush's decision to deploy more troops to Iraq on Friday, opening an epic confrontation between Congress and commander in chief over an unpopular war that has taken the lives of more than 3,100 U.S. troops.

March 03, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Dear Abby 2/17

DEAR ABBY: My brother has 15 children by eight mothers. Five are with his wife, from whom he has been separated for 16 years. My sister-in-law becomes very upset when my brother shows favoritism toward children he has outside his marriage. Until recently, she tolerated this. However, now she says she hates him more today than ever - even though they are not together.

March 03, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Don’t try to be ’good patient’ by lying to your doctor, say experts, who warn of health risks

CHICAGO - There's an open secret in medicine: Patients lie.

March 03, 2007 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Panthers finally figure out ECI

SAVANNAH – The Portal Panthers have now gone further in tournament play than any previous Portal basketball team.

March 03, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Police say Michigan county got fleeced in Nigerian investment scam

HARRISVILLE, Mich. - As the elected treasurer of rural Alcona County for nearly 14 years and an accountant on the side, Thomas Katona did not exactly look like an easy mark for con artists.

March 03, 2007 | By JOHN FLESHER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 2/17

Muriel Fox said, "Women and men have to fight together to change society - and both will benefit. ... Partnership, not dependence, is the real romance in marriage."

March 03, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Local Roundup: SHS boys in championship

The Statesboro boys basketball team advanced to the championship of the region 3-AAAA tournament with a 51-38 win over Wayne County Friday at the Academy of Richmond County.

March 03, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Ask Dr. Gott 2/17

DEAR DR. GOTT: A few weeks ago, you wrote about people having leg cramps, and some wrote in and said they were putting soap under their sheets. I tried bar soap - the small pieces from hotels, like one woman wrote - and nothing. I still wake up three to four times a night. I don't get cramps in my calves but terrible spasms in my ankle, and then my toes curl up, and I have to get out of bed and stand to straighten them out. It is so annoying to be awakened two or three times a week. I ...

March 03, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - February 17

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.

March 03, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Ga. parents convicted of killing 8-year-old said to have been beaten, locked in box

MARIETTA, Ga. - A suburban Atlanta couple was convicted of murder Friday in the beating death of their 8-year-old son, a case that prompted authorities to raid the parents' church because it supports corporal punishment.

March 03, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | 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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