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Ferry catches fire in Indonesia; nearly 300 people rescued

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A mother begged a cargo hand to take her 18-month-old daughter after fire engulfed an Indonesian ferry Thursday, then jumped into the sea along with hundreds of other passengers. Sixteen people died and scores were injured.

March 09, 2007 | By IRWAN FIRDAUS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Jackets down Toombs

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (2-1-1) took on Toombs County (1-1-1) on Thursday night, and the strength of SEB was enough to overcome the team speed of the visiting Lady Bulldogs, as SEB won 2-0.

March 09, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


AP IMPACT: Handshakes or hand grenades

BUHRIZ, Iraq - In a muddy, half-collapsed police station northeast of Baghdad, in the heart of insurgent territory, 30 American and 60 Iraqi troopers hunker down amid constant mortar fire and study how to undermine an enemy who is literally next door.

March 09, 2007 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 2/23

DEAR ABBY: Late last summer, we invited another couple - good friends - over for an informal dinner. When they walked in, they handed me a basket of fresh-picked vegetables from their garden.

March 09, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Council approves alcohol changes

A series of minor changes to the city's alcohol ordinance were approved Tuesday at Statesboro's City Council meeting, including giving the fire chief the authority to enforce the maximum occupancy load of restaurants.

March 09, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Bridge 2/23

David Russell said, "The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn."

March 09, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 2/23

You could have a fortuitous opportunity that turns a profit from something you presently think of as a mere hobby or simply a pleasurable interest. Its potential could be surprisingly large.

March 09, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 2/23

DEAR DR. GOTT: Many years ago, I had a problem with ringworm. (I love cats, and I will pick up a stray anytime.) I have been infected with ringworm many times and had no results with medications prescribed by my doctor. I went to see a company physician for an unrelated matter, and he noticed the ringworm. He advised me to use Mennen Brushless shave cream, regular, several times a day for several days. The ringworm disappeared in no time at all, and I have used it ever since whenever I have another encounter.

March 09, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - February 23

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 09, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Jenkins County girls hit the road tonight

The Jenkins County Lady Eagles will go on the road to take on the Lady Vikings of Treutlen County in the first round of the state playoffs tonight, and JCHS coach Randy Cooper and his girls want to take a no-nonsense approach.

March 09, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


A new warrior prince: Harry to be sent to Iraq with his regiment

LONDON - He's the redheaded son of the late Princess Diana, the rowdy royal known more for dancing until dawn than waking for battle. But Britain's party prince, Harry, is getting his wish and is being deployed to Iraq this spring with his Blues and Royals regiment.

March 09, 2007 | By TARIQ PANJA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Screven teams draw Long County

After stumbling during the region playoffs, the Screven County Lady Gamecocks are back for a second year in a row to compete for a state championship in region 3-AA. This time, they intend to get the job done.

March 08, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Edwards needles Clinton about Iraq vote at Nevada forum

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Former Sen. John Edwards jabbed gently at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday in the first all-candidates forum of the 2008 Democratic presidential campaign, saying her refusal to disavow a 2002 vote on Iraq was ''between her and her conscience.''

March 08, 2007 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Nation


British pullout in Iraq could signal final breakup of ‘‘coalition of the willing’’

WASHINGTON - President Bush's ''coalition of the willing,'' long seen by much of the world as a shell for a largely U.S. operation in Iraq, is quickly becoming a coalition of the unwilling.

March 08, 2007 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 2/22

DEAR ABBY: I loved your response to "Wants to Reach Out in Boulder" (Jan. 8), who asked what to say to someone with a terminal illness.

March 08, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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Police Report 3-22-14 - A woman told deputies her granddaughter’s husband struck her

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 21, 2014 | | Police Report


Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener

RALEIGH, N.C. - Senior-laden Mercer went into Duke's backyard and pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament so far Friday, beating the Blue Devils 78-71 and likely ending Jabari Parker's short college career.

March 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


4 men die in New Jersey shore motel fire

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. - A fire early Friday destroyed a New Jersey shore motel that was housing people displaced by Superstorm Sandy, killing four people and injuring eight, authorities said.

March 21, 2014 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press | Nation


Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

WASHINGTON - Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools - even as tiny preschoolers.

March 21, 2014 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND and KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press | Nation


Ga. lawmakers finish session, head into campaigns

ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia General Assembly are ready to begin their campaigns for another term, fresh off a legislative session highlighted by scads of campaign-friendly maneuvers.

March 21, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local




Appalachian State in town for three

Appalachian State would sure like to turn around its baseball season after a disastrous start to the program's last year in the Southern Conference before joining the Sun Belt.

March 20, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


NCAA tournament roundup: 11 seed Dayton stuns Ohio State

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Siyani Chambers scored 11 points, including five straight in the final 2 minutes, and 12th-seeded Harvard won its second NCAA tournament game in history, upsetting fifth-seeded Cincinnati 61-57 on Thursday in the East Regional.

March 20, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Local Roundup: Blue Devils win golf tournament

The Statesboro Blue Devils won a boys golf tournament at Forest Heights Country Club with a team score of 171 on Thursday.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Scott off to a record start at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. - Masters champion Adam Scott was feeling ill when he arrived at Bay Hill. One majestic round with the putter Thursday made him feel a lot better.

March 20, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


UGA QB Hutson Mason doing his homework

ATHENS - Hutson Mason has some big shoes to fill in his one and only season as Georgia's starting quarterback.

March 20, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA - AP


Beachy will have elbow ligament replaced again

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy will have ligament-replacement surgery in his right elbow for the second time Friday and is expected to miss the entire season.

March 20, 2014 | By JON SANTUCCI Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Brooklet council votes to keep police department

During a meeting Thursday evening, Brooklet City Council members voted to keep the city's police department.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Drive-thru beer and wine fails to reach a vote

An ordinance amendment to allow drive-thru sales of closed-container beer and wine in Statesboro failed to get a motion for final approval from City Council this week.

March 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Marker notes cemetery, mill, Irishness

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Because of a typographical error, a front-page article Thursday about a historical marker honoring the Rigdon Cemetery and Rigdon's Mill twice misspelled the Rigdon family name. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

March 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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