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Twisters, storms strike Georgia; 9 reported dead

NEWTON, Ga. - Nine people were killed and a hospital was evacuated after it was damaged when powerful storms packing tornadoes hit south Georgia.

March 17, 2007 | By ELLIOTT MINOR Associated Press Writer | Local


Police Report - March 3

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 17, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Fun with the family by Julie Lavender

The month of March may roar in like a lion or quietly whisper like a lamb. Whatever the weather, let the breezes stir your imagination and beckon you outside for fun with your family. Fly a kite, look for leprechauns and four-leaf-clovers, or soak up the sun – take in every beautiful day of March with those you love.

March 17, 2007 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Lifestyles Columnists


Kathy Bradley

Gray-brown like south Georgia dirt, the hickory nut rolls around in the palm of my hand. It is cracked, but still whole. The little point at the end, what the botanists call a stigma, is worn down to a smooth nub.

March 17, 2007 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Glisson-Anderson

Richard Glisson of Statesboro and Mary Ann McCall of Sylvania announce the engagement of their daughter, Robin Elizabeth Glisson of Sylvania, to Harold David Anderson, son of Harold Ronald Anderson of Waycross and Carolyn McNear of Guyton.

March 17, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Thornton-Lewis

Charles Ray Thornton and Mrs. Sam Reeves of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Daisy Ellen Thornton of Statesboro, to James Benji Lewis of Statesboro, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jan Price of Statesboro.

March 17, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


6 killed, 29 injured after bus drives off Atlanta highway ramp

ATLANTA - A small college in Ohio was thrown into mourning Friday after a bus carrying the baseball team tumbled over the side of a highway overpass and slammed onto the pavement 30 feet below, killing four students, the driver and his wife.

March 17, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Anna Nicole buried in Bahamas in ceremony fit for a queen

NASSAU, Bahamas - Her coffin covered in a pink rhinestone-studded blanket, Anna Nicole Smith was buried Friday as she lived: extravagantly dressed in a designer gown and surrounded by a small cadre of competing admirers.

March 17, 2007 | By BEN FOX Associated Press Writer | Nation


U.S. government settles on design for new nuclear warhead

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration took a major step Friday toward building a new generation of nuclear warheads, selecting a design that is being touted as safer, more secure and more easily maintained than today's arsenal.

March 17, 2007 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Diane Miller

Have you ever needed cash and you are due a tax refund? While you may welcome this refund with open arms, be patient. Investment companies make money by offering Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs) through many paid tax preparation services. An RAL is your tax refund, a few days earlier than if you wait for a check from the IRS, minus fees.

March 17, 2007 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


SCHS ladies win in OT

From Staff Reports

March 17, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Sports


Weather warnings came hours before deadly tornadoes struck; some question school’s actions

ENTERPRISE, Ala. - Administrators at a high school where eight students died in a tornado were warned about severe weather nearly three hours before the twister struck, raising questions Friday about whether classes should have been dismissed earlier.

March 17, 2007 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | Nation


Former GSU stars Peterson, Thomas visit Stilson

STILSON - Former Georgia Southern and current NFL players Adrian Peterson and Kiwaukee Thomas were the highlight of an assembly Wednesday at Stilson Elementary School. The assembly was aimed at encouraging the students to study hard for the upcoming CRCT test (kindergarten through fourth grade) and the Georgia Writing test (fifth grade).

March 17, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Georgia Southern


Kennedy-Elrod

Mr. and Mrs. Pat Kennedy of Glennville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Candice Delaina Kennedy, to Lee Thomas Elrod, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mal Elrod of Statesboro.

March 17, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Portal advances again

When it comes to milking the clock it is evident the Portal basketball team is not made up of a group of farmers.

The Panthers moved to within one game of making their first ever appearance in the Final Four of the boys Class A state basketball tournament as they held on down the stretch Thursday night to beat Atkinson County, 65-53, at Savannah State University.
Coach Jeff Brannen's Panthers (23-8) will meet Terrell County (21-10) Saturday afternoon at 5:30 at SSU's Tiger Arena for the right to advance to next week's tournament at the Macon ...

March 16, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Special to the Herald | Sports


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Georgia court OKs probation supervision by private companies

ATLANTA - Georgia's highest court ruled Monday that a state law allowing courts to contract with private probation companies to supervise misdemeanor offenders is constitutional but does not allow for additional requirements beyond what is imposed by the courts.

November 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Motorcycle clubs ride through Statesboro to collect toys for needy children

Motorcycles, corvettes and law enforcement vehicles brought Santa Claus to downtown Statesboro Saturday for the 12th year of Santa's Toy Run.

November 24, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Shopping by Lantern Light set for Tuesday

The Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market will host its seventh annual Shopping by Lantern Light from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Charlie Olliff Square in downtown Statesboro, behind Sea Island Bank.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Say Thanks': Facebook launches new feature to encourage gratitude this Thanksgiving

Facebook recently introduced a new way of expressing gratitude just in time for Thanksgiving as it launched its new "Say Thanks" video creator. The feature has received mixed reviews in a predictable fashion as critics tear it apart while Facebook users have flooded newsfeeds with videos saying thanks to their friends and family.

November 24, 2014 | By MORGAN JONES Deseret News National | Hot topics


Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers.

November 24, 2014 | By JULIE PACE and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | Nation


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Sugar becomes profitable product in Georgia, Bulloch

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

November 23, 2014 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: A brief list of today's parenting problems

From the I'm Sorry to Have to Tell You Department: Parents who say they want to raise kids who "think for themselves" are not being exactly truthful. It's a nice and very democratic thing to say, for sure, but let's face it, folks: You want your kids to think like you do. For example: If you're a liberal, you want your kids to be liberals when they grow up. Right? Right! The same is true of conservatives, libertarians, people of faith, people of no faith and people with COEXIST bumper stickers on their cars. Furthermore, that ...

November 23, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Odom-Steinberg

Beth Odom of Metter announces the engagement of her daughter, Brandi Elizabeth Odom, to Matthew Jason Steinberg, son of Jeffrey and Judy Steinberg of Sandy Springs.

November 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


4 unexpected health risks of smartphone use

Smartphones - and the apps, photos and texts that come with them - are hard to resist. Americans log more than an hour of screen time on the devices each day, according to a December 2013 data analysis from Nielsen.

November 23, 2014 | By KELSEY DALLAS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Familiar woes doom Falcons, lose to Browns 26-24

ATLANTA - More time-management issues. A blown lead in the fourth quarter. Another loss outside the NFC South.

November 23, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


Kathy Bradley: Owl-eyes spoke to me

I hit an owl.

November 23, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Jackets take 3rd at state cheer championships

Southeast Bulloch High School's competitive cheerleading team finished off a hugely successful season last weekend with a third-place finish in the Georgia Class AAA State Cheerleading Championships.

November 23, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


SEB, SHS earn JROTC honors at state meet

Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro High Schools' JROTC Raider Teams traveled recently to the State Raider Meet at Spaulding High School in Griffin, and each took home top honors.

November 23, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Church members each get $500 to do good for world

CHICAGO - On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.

November 23, 2014 | By SHARON COHEN Associated Press | World


Ferguson tense ahead of grand jury decision

FERGUSON, Mo. - Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

November 23, 2014 | By JOHN O'CONNOR and JIM SALTER Associated Press | World


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