ATLANTA - John Smoltz beat the Dodgers for the first time in more than eight years, pitching seven shutout innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 4-0 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night in a matchup of first-place teams.
CONYERS - On the brink of elimination, the Trinity Christian softball team exploded for 12 runs and beat Appling County 12-2 in the second game of Friday's GCAA Class A state championship in Conyers, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Lanier of Portal announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany D. Lanier, to Morgan T. Jersey, son of Judy Williams of Swainsboro and Brock Jersey of Dearing.
Mrs. Terry Hickey of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Jerry Hayes of Bennettsville, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Jeanelle Hayes of Clemson, S.C., to Matthew Arden Cross, son of Mrs. Terre Cross of Statesboro and Robert Cross of Snellville, Ga.
The determination you display will be quite impressive and responsible for many of the victories you'll achieve. They are the very assets needed to get you where you want to go.
DEAR ABBY: I love my husband of 13 years and our 6-year-old son. They both love me. The problem is, the two of them cannot get along when I'm around. They constantly fight over me. Don't get me wrong, I have loved all the attention I have been getting these last few years, but the jealousy is getting old.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Ten Republicans, one stage, 90 minutes - just enough time for Rudy Giuliani, John McCain or Mitt Romney to make a major gaffe as underdog rivals scramble for relevancy during the first GOP presidential debate Thursday.
NEW YORK - Thomas and Rosemarie Uva were not exactly criminal geniuses.
Arnold Palmer said, "Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger."
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.
ATLANTA - Authorities in Telfair County in south Georgia have charged a 48-year-old man with first-degree arson in connection with a brush fire in Lumber City.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 85 and have had recurring bladder infections for years. My internist recommended going to a urologist, which I did. I have run the gamut on tests. The urine-sensitivity test proved that the infection is sensitive to Cipro. This is a very difficult medication for me to take because it wipes me out completely. What can I possibly take to prevent these recurring bladder infections?
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Gamecocks were too much for the visiting Josey Eagles as SCHS (14-10, 8-6 Region 3-AA) pitcher Cameron Haydon went the distance and struck out 13 allowing one earned run in the 11-2 Gamecock win.
INDIANAPOLIS - College basketball players might want to start polishing up their long-range shooting.
WAYCROSS, Ga. - In the week he's spent fighting the vast wildfire in southeast Georgia, Gino Fisher still can't get used to local residents stopping to shake his hand, pat him on the back and offer hot meals and snacks.
It's been 40 years, and NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC is still trucking.
When my daughter Edie Grace was 5, her favorite Disney movie was "Ice Princess." She must have watched that movie a thousand times before she actually had the opportunity to hit the ice.
A suspicious package found Monday morning at the Statesboro Veterans Affairs office turned out to be only a couple boxes of books.
An 18-year-old Georgia Southern University student was found unresponsive Friday at her off-campus apartment, and she was later pronounced dead, the university announced Monday morning.
Mrs. Marsa Fortner of Statesboro announces the engagement of her son, Carson Leslie Fortner of Brooklet, to Kelli Marie Bullock, daughter of Kim and Bonnie Bullock of Kite, Georgia. Carson is the son of the late Phil Fortner of Statesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. John Richard Price of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Veal Price, to Michael Gerard Allain, son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Elmore Allain of Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry N. Collins of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Almarie "Marie" Collins, to Frank Morris "Coe" Cotton III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Cotton Jr. of Leesburg, Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis G. Clark of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Kay Clark, to William Blake Bloser, son of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Bloser of Warner Robins.
Q: I homeschooled my oldest, an 8-year-old boy, until this year. He started third grade in public school in August. As a homeschooling mom, I was not a micromanager and don't want to become one now, but the school virtually insists that parents help with homework. I want him to be independent. What are your thoughts on this?
Delete Question: A friend sent photos of the blue butterflies now at the butterfly house at Callaway Gardens. Can I attract this butterfly to my garden?
Three of Southeast Bulloch High School's (SEBHS) student organizations are joining together to host the Colors of Cancer Week Tailgate on Friday, Sept. 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the outdoor cafeteria courtyard in front of the school. The event is free of charge and will include a meal and guest speaker prior to the SEBHS vs. Dodge County football game. Students will be selling event T-shirts for $10, and the money raised will be used to make care packages for local oncology patients.
Having an affair is not even on your radar. Never gonna happen. You love your spouse and you'd never be unfaithful to her or him. However, you may be unaware of other ways you are being unfaithful. If these actions continue, you may find yourself on the slippery slope that leads to that never-intended affair and a sorrow you never wanted in your life.
Pope Francis' legacy is about to get even bigger.
If you are a veteran who served the United States in combat during any major military conflict or war, the Statesboro Herald would like to hear from you.
I found it in the back of a drawer. I had no idea how long it had been laying in wait.