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Local Roundup: Bennett named Player of the Year

Earlier this week Region 3-AAAA met and choose the All-Region girls basketball team. Statesboro's Monnette Bennett was chosen as the Player of the Year and coach Jeff Seier was awarded the Coach of the Year. Also representing Statesboro were seniors Gwen Jones and Victoria Mikell who were selected as first team members.

March 14, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Bridge 2/29

As you are all aware, this is traditionally the day on which a woman may propose marriage to a man. It is also a popular day for employers because they get an extra day of work for no extra pay.

March 14, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 2/29

A number of changes could be in the offing for you in the year ahead. The benefits and advantages you generate from them will determine the number of successes you have. Don't hesitate to go with the flow.

March 14, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Judge sentences Wisconsin man to life in prison without parole for ’monstrous’ poisoning

KENOSHA, Wis. - Mark Jensen trembled slightly as he was told he will never leave prison for suffocating his wife after poisoning her with antifreeze.

March 14, 2008 | By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer | National


New Black Box Theatre opens this weekend

As Georgia Southern University prepares to unveil the new Center for Art and Theatre at three events this weekend, bolts were tightened Thursday afternoon on the sculpture to permanently adorn the front of the new building. Funded by former Governor Carl Sanders to celebrate the wedding anniversary to his wife, Betty Foy Sanders, the work will stand as a monument to Mrs. Sanders' commitment to the fine arts in southeastern Georgia.

March 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Eagles falter on road again

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The College of Charleston converted 12 3-pointers and held off a late Georgia Southern rally to defeat the Eagles 91-86 in Southern Conference men's basketball action Thursday night at Kresse Arena.

March 14, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Diamond Eagles let one slip away

ATLANTA - Justin Davis (Pulaski/Metter) pitched brilliantly in his first collegiate start, but a two-out base hit in the bottom of the 10th inning was the game winner as Georgia Southern dropped a 1-0 decision at 22nd-ranked Georgia Tech Wednesday. The Eagles fell to 1-4 overall while Tech improved to 5-0.

March 13, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


US exchange student starved while staying with host family in Egypt; parents consider lawsuit

HALLOWELL, Maine - Jonathan McCullum was in perfect health at 155 pounds when he left last summer to spend the school year as an exchange student in Egypt.

March 13, 2008 | By JERRY HARKAVY Associated Press Writer | National


Bulloch Academy STAR student named top STAR in Bulloch Co.

Rob Mallard is not only a STAR at his own school – Bulloch Academy. Tuesday night, he was named the top STAR, student that is, in Bulloch County.

March 13, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Tennessee mayor delivers truckload of water to parched Georgia

ATLANTA - As Georgia politicians sought to solve their drought problems by making a grab for the mighty Tennessee River, the mayor of Chattanooga fired back Wednesday with a truckload of bottled water delivered to the Georgia Capitol.

March 13, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Democrats trying again to boost taxes on oil companies by $18 billion

WASHINGTON - House Democrats cited record oil prices and a surge in gasoline costs Wednesday as they pushed to impose $18 billion in new taxes on the largest oil companies. Republicans argued the industry is being unfairly singled out for higher taxes.

March 13, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


New Orleans Katrina activist sentenced to probation for loan fraud scheme

NEW ORLEANS - An activist who has been a leader in efforts to rebuild a New Orleans neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Katrina was sentenced Wednesday to five years of probation for his role in a loan fraud scheme.

March 13, 2008 | By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press Writer | National


Celebrated by James Dean and Bruce Springsteen, street racing thrives, despite the dangers

ACCOKEEK, Md. - In a matter of seconds, a lonely stretch of rural road in the middle of the night can become a raceway.

March 13, 2008 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | National


The Eagles Nest: Louis Graham and Co. prepare for Davidson

The Eagles Nest - February 27, 2008

March 13, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


Attorney general gets first look at terror detainees, legal process at Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Michael Mukasey met briefly Wednesday with government prosecutors at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as the U.S. prepares its case against six al-Qaida suspects accused of being responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

March 13, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


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More bad news for Hawks: Korver out for rest of playoffs

ATLANTA - Already facing a daunting task after losing the first two games at home in the Eastern Conference final, the Atlanta Hawks were dealt another major blow Saturday when 3-point specialist Kyle Korver was ruled out for the rest of the playoffs because of a severely sprained right ankle.

May 23, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gordon not ready for sentiment yet

CONCORD, N.C. - Sentimentality can wait. Jeff Gordon is not ready to focus on life after racing as his farewell tour arrives at the longest event on the NASCAR schedule.

May 23, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Safety questions hover over Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS - They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.

May 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


SHS turns page on last season

The sound of Statesboro High football coach Steve Pennington screaming instructions to his players in a long sleeve jacket in 91 degree weather can mean only one thing-football is back for the Blue Devils.

May 22, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Brew crew stomps Braves

ATLANTA- Ryan Braun homered and drove in four runs, four Milwaukee pitchers combined to hold Atlanta to three hits, and the Brewers beat the Braves 11-0 on Friday night.

May 22, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.

May 22, 2015 | By HENRY C. JACKSON and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.

May 22, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Another honor for the late Dr. Leila Denmark

The legacy of Portal's Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark will be honored yet again, this time with the naming of Forsyth County's sixth high school.

May 22, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local




Mixed review for GHSA rule change

In just three short years high school football participation has decreased by 10 percent, according to statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations- and many states are beginning to take notice.

May 21, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Offense explodes in 7th for 10-1 win

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Milwaukee reliever Will Smith's seventh-inning ejection for allegedly using pine tar in a 10-1 victory Thursday night.

May 21, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


What is our purpose in life?

I believe it was back in 1939 when a very popular author, James Thurber, wrote a short novel about an unusual man he named "Walter Mitty." It became so well read that it was produced for Broadway, made into a movie around 1947 - which I remember watching - and remade in 2013. If you're one of those purists, I guess you won't like my position, but I really liked Danny Kaye and Ben Stiller, who played the role of Walter Mitty. I suppose my reason for being so attached to the character is that, like many others (I hope ...

May 21, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


James, Smith lead Cavs over Hawks in Game 1

ATLANTA - J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.

May 21, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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