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Report: South leads nation in Pre-K enrollment, quality

ATLANTA - The South, which has lagged for decades in most areas of education, is leading the country in early childhood education enrollment and quality, according to a report released Thursday by the Southern Education Foundation.

May 27, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


Sylvania woman dies in auto accident

A Sylvania woman was killed in a traffic accident on Friday.

May 27, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Local


Police report - 0513

May 27, 2007 | | Crime Report


Eagles fight to championship game, fall to Furman

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Georgia Southern softball team forced a deciding game, but Furman's Amber Kiser hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth to give the Lady Paladins the 2007 Southern Conference Tournament Championship 3-2.

May 27, 2007 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Virginia Tech graduation ceremonies include degrees for victims of deadly campus shootings

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Struggling to balance grief with a graduation celebration, Virginia Tech President Charles Steger handed out class rings Friday night to the families of students slain during last month's shooting rampage.

As images of the slain students and faculty flashed on a huge screen at Lane Stadium, Steger and Provost Mark McNamee handed out the rings and got hugs from the victims' relatives.

May 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Miles of Ga., Fla. interstates closed due to wildfire threat

WAYCROSS - Officials closed a 35-mile stretch of Interstate 75 from the Georgia-Florida state line to Lake City, Fla., as well as a 40-mile stretch of Interstate 10, from U.S. 90 to U.S. 129, as a gigantic wildfire approached them Saturday morning.

May 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


6 men detained in Fort Dix terror investigation denied bail at court hearing

CAMDEN, N.J. - Six Muslim men suspected of plotting to massacre U.S. soldiers at Fort Dix were ordered held without bail Friday.

Prosecutors argued that the men, all born outside the United States, pose a flight risk. They are being held at a federal detention center in Philadelphia.

May 26, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Dear Abby 0512

DEAR ABBY: Next to your column in today's newspaper was an article about a coming fad. It's camouflage clothing for young children. In part, it read, "The juxtaposition of the rough and rugged with the soft babyness is what gives the look its ying-yang charm. Kids in camo are, quite simply, adorable."

May 26, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN Newspaper Enterprise Association | Coffee Break


Astrograph 0512

You might have to make some adjustments in order to facilitate achieving your goals. Don't be afraid to make these changes because chances are they'll prove to be better and improve the quality of your targets.

May 26, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association | Coffee Break


Dr. Gott 0512

DEAR DR. GOTT: My 83-year-old mother has suffered from debilitating fatigue for the last two years. She had mild anemia that responded to monthly Procrit injections, keeping her hemoglobin in the 12.8 to 13.5 range. She also has mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's, which has been treated with Namenda for the last year.

May 26, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT Newspaper Enterprise Association | Coffee Break


Panthers force Game Three

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers dropped Game One of the first-round three-game series of the Class A State Playoffs to the Wilcox County Patriots Friday, but when it came down to elimination, Brett Rivers pitched a complete game, struck out eight, led PHS to a 7-3 victory and forced a Game Three.

May 26, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Local Roundup: Lady Eagles stay alive

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Sophomore Robyne Siliga hit a two-out, bases-loaded, walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to keep Georgia Southern in the Southern Conference Tournament, defeating UNC Greensboro 3-2 Friday at the UNCG Softball Stadium.

May 26, 2007 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Back-to-back bombs lift Braves

PITTSBURGH - Andruw Jones and Jeff Francoeur homered on consecutive pitches in the sixth inning to help the Atlanta Braves end their longest streak without a homer in 24 years, and manager Bobby Cox tied Sparky Anderson for fourth place in career victories with a 4-1 decision over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

May 26, 2007 | By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Police report - May 12

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.

May 26, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Crime Report


Diane Miller

The Society for Research in Child Development has released a report called "The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity: Review of Research and Implications for Public Policy." The goal of this report is to translate the research that has been done on childhood obesity so that policy makers and the concerned public can begin to do something about this health emergency.

May 26, 2007 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


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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


Dodgers top spender, ending Yanks' 15-year streak

NEW YORK - Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees off baseball's payroll perch, part of an offseason spending spree that has the average salary approaching $4 million for the first time.

March 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM Associated Press | World


March 25 - Mrs. Annie Lou “Lula” Jarrell Calhoun, age 90, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Syl-View H

Mrs. Annie Lou "Lula" Jarrell Calhoun

March 25, 2014 | | Obituaries




DeWayne Grice: No health insurance? ACA can help

Despite what you continue to see in the national news, the Affordable Care Act has brought about many positive changes to our health care system – especially for small business owners.

March 25, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


The Fritz era begins

Willie Fritz uses a voice recorder to take notes as he watches practice.

March 25, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Portal takes down visiting Montgomery County

PORTAL – An eight-run fifth inning finally put the brakes on a five game losing skid as the Portal Panthers powered their way to a 14-6 victory over Montgomery County Tuesday evening.

March 25, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


UNF holds off visiting Eagles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Georgia Southern Eagles scored five unanswered runs to rally within a run, but the North Florida Ospreys prevented the equalizer and won 8-7 at Harmon Stadium on Tuesday.

March 25, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Braves' Santana pitches 3 innings vs Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. - Ervin Santana allowed two runs in three innings as the Atlanta Braves topped the Detroit Tigers 12-3 Tuesday.

March 25, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


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