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Local Roundup: BA winning streak ends at 28

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Nobody in Georgia seems to be able to beat the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators, but on Saturday at the Carolina Invitational, they played a team from Maryland.

December 27, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Prep Sports 360


Time to do or die

ATLANTA - The Panthers-Falcons winner-take-all game for the NFC South title is a strange affair.

December 27, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Bowls: Penn State wins 1st bowl since scandal

NEW YORK - Christian Hackenberg hit Kyle Carter for a 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Penn State kicked the extra point that Boston College could not, lifting the Nittany Lions to a 31-30 win in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night.

December 27, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Death penalty states unmoved by botched execution

McALESTER, Okla. - Oklahoma's last execution went so badly that the state tried to cancel it before it was over. With the inmate writhing while the lethal drugs seeped into his body, his executioners drew the viewing gallery curtains, concealing what the warden later described as "a bloody mess."

December 27, 2014 | By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press | Associated Press


Police boss: Less rhetoric, more dialogue needed

NEW YORK - A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, the city's police commissioner called Sunday for a "lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue" to defuse the tension between police officers and the population they protect.

December 27, 2014 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Local


Moving on: number of students being held back plunges over past decade

The numbers of students being "held back" a grade, known as "grade retention," have tumbled in recent years, according to a new study by the American Educational Research Association.

December 27, 2014 | By ERIC SCHULZKE Deseret News National | Hot topics


4 in 10 new marriages multiracial in America, study shows

An influx of immigrants has sparked diversity and more multiracial marriages in America, according to a Brookings Institution article that notes whites are the most likely partner.

December 27, 2014 | By LOIS M. COLLINS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Scientists target Christmas tree needles

NEW YORK - The presents are unwrapped. The children's shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it's time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree.

December 27, 2014 | By MALCOLM RITTER Associated Press | Associated Press


AP-Times Square poll: Most feeling good about 2015

WASHINGTON - Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There's room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding 'meh.'

December 27, 2014 | By EMILY SWANSON and JENNIFER AGIESTA Associated Press | Associated Press


Rutland knocks off Blue Devils at Gentlemen's Classic

Two seasons ago, Statesboro shattered the dreams of Rutland by barging into the Hurricanes' home gym and scoring in the final seconds to claim a state quarterfinal win.

December 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Georgia's Richt: RB Todd Gurley heading to NFL

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Georgia running back Todd Gurley has informed coach Mark Richt that he plans to enter the NFL draft.

December 26, 2014 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | UGA


Vidalia survives SEB

PORTAL - In the past three weeks, Southeast Bulloch has taken on elite teams from all around Georgia.

December 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bowls: Louisiana Tech hammers Illinois

DALLAS - Kenneth Dixon scored one of his two touchdowns on an 80-yard reception and Xavier Woods scored on a 69-yard interception return to help Louisiana Tech beat Illinois 35-18 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Friday.

December 26, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Games to Remember from 2014

They kept us on the edge of our seats and brought us to our feet.

December 26, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Indian Ocean tsunami: 10 years later

PERELIYA, Sri Lanka - A packed train in Sri Lanka was swept off the tracks by waves as big as elephants. A boat patrolling off Thailand's shore was hurled more than a mile inland. Streets in Indonesia turned into roaring rivers that carried people to their deaths.

December 26, 2014 | By KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press | Associated Press


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Nor'easter threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow

NEW YORK - The Monday morning commute was normal for much of the Northeast as officials continued to urge residents to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow starting later in the day.

January 25, 2015 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press | Associated Press


Belichick tries to clear the air

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Saying his team "followed every rule to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.

January 24, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks all about balance

ATLANTA - The Hawks know it can be done.

January 24, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Baseball mourns passing of Ernie Banks

CHICAGO - To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game.

January 24, 2015 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Students research civil rights deaths

ATLANTA - A black man shot while driving back to his Washington, D.C. home after attending an Army Reserve camp.

January 24, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

ATLANTA - A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.

January 24, 2015 | By RAY HENRY and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


'It won't happen to my child'

"It won't happen to my child."

January 24, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


PHS slams ECI

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers have found themselves in some close games over the last couple of weeks, but they weren't playing around against Emanuel County Institute Friday night.

January 23, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


BA boys win 8th straight

Three seniors scored in double figures to lift the Bulloch Academy boys to their eighth straight win Friday night, outlasting GISA Region 2-AAA foe Trinity Christian School of Dublin 56-42.

January 23, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: Blue Devils take down SEHS

GUYTON - The Statesboro Blue Devils improved to 12-8, 6-3 in Region 3-AAAAA with a 77-72 win on Friday at South Effingham.

January 23, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Prep Sports 360


Column: Belichick should be benched

Not so long ago, we came to praise the New England Patriots.

January 23, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Palmer misses chance for 59 at Humana

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Ryan Palmer missed a chance to shoot 59 or lower Friday in the Humana Challenge, settling for an 11-under 61 after playing an eight-hole stretch in 10 under.

January 23, 2015 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer out of Aussie Open in 3rd round

MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer is out of the Australian Open, his chances of reaching a 12th consecutive semifinal at Melbourne Park erased in a shocking third-round loss to Andreas Seppi on Friday.

January 23, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Huckabee: Resist possible decision for gay marriage

NEW YORK - Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a likely contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination and a leading voice for Christian conservatives, said Thursday that governors and state legislatures should consider ways to resist a Supreme Court decision that recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.

January 23, 2015 | By SUSAN PAGE USA Today | Local


Ga. lawmaker to introduce bill legalizing cannabis oil

ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker will officially introduce a bill legalizing cannabis oil for people with cancer, seizure disorders and other chronic diseases on Monday as the General Assembly returns to action.

January 23, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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