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Police Report - April 24

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 08, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


S. Georgia wildfires have destroyed 55,600 acres

WAYCROSS, Ga. - Firefighters worked Monday to widen fire breaks protecting the small community of Manor from a wildfire that has burned about 55,600 acres over the past week in southeast Georgia.

May 08, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Democrats agree on Iraq legislation Bush has threatened to veto, setting up showdown

WASHINGTON - A historic veto showdown assured, Democratic leaders agreed Monday on legislation that requires the first U.S. combat troops to be withdrawn from Iraq by Oct. 1 with a goal of a complete pullout six months later.

May 08, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Boris Yeltsin, former president who escorted Russia to democracy's door, dead at 76

MOSCOW - Former President Boris Yeltsin, who hastened the collapse of the Soviet Union by scrambling atop a tank to rally opposition against a hard-line coup and later pushed Russia to embrace democracy and a market economy, died Monday at age 76.

May 08, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Virginia Tech students return to class, but sessions focus on hugs and stories, not schoolwork

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Chemistry professor Joe Merola tried to give a lecture Monday, but looking out at 100 Virginia Tech students' faces - and the sweat shirt he'd placed on the seat of a slain student - he couldn't do it.

May 08, 2007 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | Nation


New rules to regulate hazardous chemical plants still create controversy

WASHINGTON - For most of her life, Jean Taylor has lived in northern New Jersey near the largest oil refinery on the East Coast.

May 08, 2007 | By BEVERLEY LUMPKIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gonzales says he intends to remain as attorney general; Bush voices support

WASHINGTON - Bolstered by a fresh show of support from President Bush, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sought Monday to move beyond calls for his resignation, though questions lingered about his credibility after the firings of federal prosecutors.

May 08, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 4/24

Last month, about a mile from where I live, there was a sign flashing: "County Sheriff Enforces Aggressive Driving." Hmm!

May 08, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Eagle track and field wins SoCon

BOONE, N.C. – After finishing as the runner-up to Appalachian State for the past four years, Georgia Southern's track and field team finally achieved their first Southern Conference Outdoor Championship, accruing 223.5 points at the ASU Track at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, N.C.

May 08, 2007 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Dear Abby 4/24

DEAR ABBY: After reading the letter from "Invaded" (March 9), and her description of the behavior of "Thelma," the gossipy coordinator, I was disgusted. That woman should be reported to personnel for her nosiness and big mouth.

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


Astrograph 4/24

Both your social life and your material affairs can experience some favorable times, but it won't be by accident. The wonderful way you treat people will have a great influence on the fulfillment of your desires.

May 08, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Sea Island Bank promotes Wiggins, Rabitsch and Dailey

Sea Island Bank has announced several staff promotions in Statesboro and Savannah, according to Executive Vice President Gary L. Johnson. In making the announcement, Johnson said Chad Wiggins and Ken Rabitsch were named senior vice presidents while Gay Dailey was appointed vice president.

May 07, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Local Roundup

The Statesboro Girls Track Team is in third place after day one of the Region 3-AAAA Championships at the Georgia Southern University Track and Field Complex.

May 07, 2007 | Fro Staff Reports | Sports


Police report - April 22

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 06, 2007 | Herald staff reports | Crime Report


Former Eagles emerge to check out 'Hatch Attack'

The Georgia Southern Eagles have been through a lot over these past few years. New offenses, new defenses, new coaches and new transfers have completely changed the look of the once-dominant Eagles, and with all of the wholesale changes to the program, the 3-8 2006 season left a bad taste in the mouths of many fans. The arrival of first-year head coach Chris Hatcher to the Eagle football family seems to have re-energized the fan base and the program as a whole, and Saturday GSU fans and former players were given a glimpse of the "Hatch Attack" in action.

May 06, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Georgia Southern


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Masked men invade home

A home invasion robbery early Tuesday morning has Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators on the lookout for a gang of armed, masked men.

April 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


GSU again named ‘Green College’

For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Southern University has been named to "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition," which highlights the top eco-friendly institutions based on their proven commitment to environmental and sustainability issues and is produced in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

April 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 22, 2014 | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM AP Tobacco Writer | Life


Little-known heart procedure could save hundreds of children

A new procedure is available to help infants with a heart defect that affects hundreds of children yearly. But because the Food and Drug Administration doesn't recognize the procedure, few families know about its usefulness and health benefits.

April 22, 2014 | By JOSH FURLONG Deseret News National | World


Lucey is tops in Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' event

DES MOINES, Iowa - Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog.

April 22, 2014 | By LUKE MEREDITH Associated Press | World


Gattis homers in 10th, Braves beat Marlins 4-2

ATLANTA - Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Miami Marlins 4-2 Monday night.

April 21, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

April 21, 2014 | By MARTHA MENDOZA & OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press | World


My Take: Focus or foregone conclusion?

The Georgia Southern Eagles find themselves in a tough spot right now with two thirds of the conference schedule behind them and a 9-9 record.

April 21, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


SHS edges Wayne, heads to finals

The Statesboro Blue Devils are just one win away from claiming the Region 3-AAAA soccer championship.

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


Lady Panthers win title

(Photo) The Portal Lady Panthers pose with the Class A Area 2 golf championship trophy in Folkston on Monday at the Folkston Golf Club. Portal won the title in only its second year of high school competition. Faith Reddick, who shot 84, was the low medalist at the tournament. The Panthers were also led by Layne Clark, who shot a career-best 116. The Panthers advance to the state championship in Augusta, where they will compete for a state title on May 19. Pictured left to right: Clark, Faith Reddick, Portal coach Jay Reddick, Caitlyn Girardeau and Kiely Anderson.

April 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Top-seeded Statesboro faces baseball semifinal against Wayne

Statesboro has been solid on the baseball diamond throughout the season and a win in the region finale two weeks ago earned them a top seed in the Region 3-AAAA playoffs.

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


Local Roundup: Lady Blue Devils fall in semis

JESUP - The Statesboro girls dropped a 5-0 decision to Wayne County in the Region 3-AAAA semifinals Monday evening in Jesup.

April 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

BOSTON - "The Star-Spangled Banner" played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon.

April 21, 2014 | By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press | Sports


GSU alum, USGA director talks US Open

PINEHURST, N.C. - Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. opens.

April 21, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Barrow’s industry tour launched from Statesboro

U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., is in the midst of his third annual "Made in Georgia" tour with a roundtable discussion in Statesboro.

April 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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