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In the history of high school wrestling throughout the state of Georgia, Bulloch Academy's Mitchell Ball has put himself in the most elite company.

February 21, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


For Petty, it's still good to be King

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The King was holding court, trying to explain why the words of a driver who has been retired since 1992 carry as much weight today as they did back in the day when Winston was the name of the Cup game.

February 21, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Braves' Uggla has lot to prove after rough year

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Here are some things every Atlanta Braves fans knows about second baseman Dan Uggla: Last season he batted .179, had his lowest on-base and slugging percentages of his career, and he struck out a team-high 171 times.

February 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Ukraine takes gold, US hockey falls to Canada

SOCHI, Russia - Four Ukrainian women gave their politically torn country some good news at the Sochi Games on Friday, and Canada delivered more bad news to the United States - yet another Olympic hockey defeat.

February 21, 2014 | By DAVID PACE Associated Press | Sports


Police Report 2-22-14 - COPPER BEECH TOWNHOMES — Someone threw a beer bottle through the kitchen

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 21, 2014 | | Police Report


Dialogue results in sign coming down

At University Plaza, the face of the "Rumrunners Plantation Room" sign with the old Georgia state flags on it was no longer visible Friday. Some observers said the sign appeared to still be there atop the building, but face-down.

February 21, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Crime Suppression Team makes 20 arrests overnight

The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested 20 people Thursday night and early Friday on drug violations, outstanding arrest warrants and other charges.

February 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Eagles come up big against Mocs

CHATTANOOGA - Georgia Southern Men's Basketball broke a three-game schnide with a 77-61 win over Chattanooga in the Eagles final trip to the Lookout City in SoCon play. The Eagles trailed early, but closed the opening period with a 13-2 run. Jelani Hewitt's three-pointer at the buzzer in the first half gave the Eagles a lead that would not be relinquished.

February 20, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Hennessy takes reins for Gators

The Bulloch Academy Gators suffered a rare down year on the football field last fall, missing out on the state playoffs for the first time in a decade.

February 20, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Yellow Jackets face tough opener in state playoffs

BROOKLET - When basketball season began back in November, the Southeast Bulloch boys had a clear goal.

February 20, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Gold slips away

SOCHI - Canada won its fourth straight women's Olympic hockey title, breaking Thursday's pattern of first-time winners on the slopes and ice of the Sochi Games.

February 20, 2014 | By DAVID PACE Associated Press | Sports


Braves continue signing frenzy

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves and shortstop Andrelton Simmons agreed on a $58 million, seven-year contract on Thursday, a record deal for the latest young star locked up by the NL East champions.

February 20, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Locker room culture in spotlight

INDIANAPOLIS - This could be as good a time as there has ever been for an openly gay player in the NFL. The league will be watching.

February 20, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Northwestern defends football program's academics

CHICAGO - Northwestern University officials on Thursday countered a quarterback's allegations that the program places athletics over academics, urging a federal agency to deny a bid by the school's football players to form the firstcollege athletes' union in U.S. history.

February 20, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | Sports


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Taco Bell's ads star real-life Ronald McDonalds

NEW YORK - Taco Bell is name-dropping an unlikely clown to promote its new breakfast menu - Ronald McDonald.

March 28, 2014 | By CANDACE CHOI Associated Press | World


Pistorius trial delayed over legal aide illness

PRETORIA, South Africa - The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, abruptly ending expectations Friday that the double-amputee athlete was about to testify on his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

March 28, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World


Congress backs bill to help cash-strapped Ukraine

WASHINGTON - Congress is close to sending President Barack Obama a bill to give $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-strapped Ukraine and provide the administration broad authority to levy more sanctions on Russia for its annexation of Crimea.

March 28, 2014 | By DEB RIECHMANN and DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | World




NFL evaluates the Eagles at Pro Day

Georgia Southern's pro day used have a player, maybe two, and a handful of NFL scouts.

March 27, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


SCD tops Lady Devils

A non-region game against a stellar Savannah Country Day squad proved to be too tall an order for the Statesboro girls soccer team as they dropped a 5-1 decision Thursday night at Womack Field.

March 27, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


College athlete union ruling raises plenty of questions

CHICAGO - Vince Dooley is sure relieved he's not running an athletic program these days.

March 27, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM and PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Dayton still alive; Wisconsin cruises to Elite 8

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jordan Sibert scored 18 points, Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 and Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 on Thursday to make the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight for the first time since 1984.

March 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Local Roundup: SHS hosts 3-team tourney

The Statesboro Blue Devils played host to Effingham County and South Effingham in a golf tournament on Thursday at Forest Heights Country Club, with the Lady Devils placing first and the boys finishing second.

March 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Harang hit hard in Braves debut

LAKELAND, Fla. - Aaron Harang made his Atlanta Braves debut, allowing six runs, including a long homer to Miguel Cabrera, while pitching into the sixth inning of a 9-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.

March 27, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Phil Mickelson shoots 77 in Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Long after the fog cleared at TPC San Antonio, Phil Mickelson remained shrouded in an increasingly alarming funk with the Masters two weeks away.

March 27, 2014 | By TIM PRICE Associated Press | Sports


Ga. soldier convicted of killing pregnant wife

An Army soldier accused of strangling his pregnant wife so he could pocket $500,000 in benefit money was convicted Thursday by a military judge in a case that hinged on dueling medical experts who couldn't agree on how the woman died.

March 27, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


‘Swing into Spring’ Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 13th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5-9 p.m. today at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 27, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


A memorable spring break

Last week, while most students were vacationing in such exotic faraway places like Panama Beach, Daytona Beach or Hopeulikeit, Julie and I had the wonderful opportunity to run down to Sarasota, Florida, to see our daughter and family and our middle son, George, from California. For those of you who don't know the scenario, from the day after Thanksgiving to the day after Easter, Florida fills up like a test tube full of Snowbirds who eat everything in sight, drive like maniacs and play very bad golf.

March 27, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Police Report 3-28-14 - Someone ransacked a camper and took a thermostat

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/

March 27, 2014 | | Police Report


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