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Georgia, South Carolina under hurricane watch as Irma nears

SAVANNAH - State troopers turned Interstate 16 into a one-way escape route for a few hours Saturday as evacuees packed cars and fled the Georgia coast ahead of Hurricane Irma, which forecasters said could cause widespread damage in the state from storm surge near Savannah to toppled trees and power lines far inland in Atlanta.

September 09, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Falcons escape in opener, now turn focus to Packers

ATLANTA - After a historic collapse in the Super Bowl and a winless preseason, the Atlanta Falcons were rather desperate for a victory.

September 08, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Gators back in win column

It's safe to say Bulloch Academy was in need of a pick-me-up during this hurricane week following their debilitating 19-15 loss to the previously winless Westfield.

September 08, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Eagles must make Birmingham home

The Georgia Southern football team woke up on Monday looking forward to a Saturday home game where it could shoot for its first win of the season.

September 08, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


US Open finalists Keys, Stephens commiserated over injuries

NEW YORK (AP) - When the Grand Slam season that ends this weekend began at the Australian Open back in January, neither Madison Keys nor Sloane Stephens was anywhere near being ready to play a tennis match.

September 08, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Baseball's power surge raises some troubling issues

ATLANTA (AP) - We've been through this before.

September 08, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Kenseth speeds through Richmond Raceway

RICHMOND, Va. - Matt Kenseth ran a fast lap at 122.421 mph Friday and won the pole at Richmond Raceway.

September 08, 2017 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Eagles up against a consistent winner in FCS ranks

New Hampshire Coach Sean McDonnell will be looking for history to repeat itself when his Wildcats take on Georgia Southern at 4 p.m. on Saturday in a game that - due to the oncoming Hurrican Irma - has shifted to Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala.

September 08, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Equifax breach draws criticism from lawmakers

NEW YORK - There's no way around it: The news from credit reporting company Equifax that 143 million Americans had their information exposed is extremely serious.

September 08, 2017 | By KEN SWEET AP Business Writer | Associated Press


UGA makes first ever trip to South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A September nonconference game on the campus of a team that went 4-8 the previous season has surely never before drawn this amount of interest from Georgia fans.

September 08, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | UGA


Premium increases for Georgia’s 2018 exchange may not be over

The four insurers offering coverage in Georgia's insurance exchange next year are increasing their proposed rates beyond the big premium hikes that they first sought, state officials said.

September 08, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER | Local


Beyond Fla., Irma an unpredictable threat to SE

SAVANNAH - Great uncertainty remained Friday about Hurricane Irma's path beyond Florida with forecasts showing potential storm impacts from portions of the Carolinas and Alabama as well as the entirety of Georgia, a state that's become an escape route for hundreds of thousands of evacuees.

September 08, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local




Irma shutters GS

Students in the Russell Union at Georgia Southern University collectively cheered Thursday morning when they received an Eagle Alert canceling classes Friday through Tuesday due to Hurricane Irma. The university sent the email and phone alerts to students at 11:30 a.m.

September 07, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


Nearly 540,000 ordered to flee Georgia coast

SAVANNAH - Georgia's governor on Thursday ordered nearly 540,000 coastal residents to evacuate inland ahead of Hurricane Irma as authorities warned the storm had the potential to strike as a major hurricane, something the Georgia coast hasn't seen in more than a century.

September 07, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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Eagles fall on homecoming

Georgia Southern seemed to have some momentum and even carried a lead into halftime, but New Mexico State pulled ahead on the first play of ...

October 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Looking at Bulloch towns through county's history

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 15, 2017 | | Life


A snail, some vines and a feather

Scene 1: A snail shell sits still and alone on the concrete of the carport at Sandhill. It is about an inch-and-a-half long, the color ...

October 15, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


NeSmith — Rollins

Mr. and Mrs. David NeSmith of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaylie Patten NeSmith, to Haydon Foster Rollins, son of Mr. and Mrs ...

October 15, 2017 | | Weddings


Dynamic duo dances their way to the mirror balls

Benefitting Safe Haven, a program of Citizens Against Violence Inc., this year's Dancing with the Statesboro Stars was a night to remember. The event ...

October 15, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't subject child to unnecessary pain

Q: After two years of chemotherapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia, our 6-year-old daughter is now in remission. We've recently noticed she has difficulty focusing ...

October 15, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: How to live successfully and live to please God

Every sincere Christian wants to live to please God. It can be difficult in a world plagued by temptation, doubt, fear. But the Bible gives ...

October 15, 2017 | | Life


Bannon: 'Nobody can run and hide'

JACKSON, Miss. - Steve Bannon has a stark message to Republican incumbents he considers part of the establishment: "Nobody can run and hide."

October 14, 2017 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press | Associated Press


Walk to End Alzheimer's raises $90,000

Friday night's Walk to End Alzheimer's at Mill Creek Park saw 195 participants and 29 teams register to take part in the fund ...

October 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Jimmy Franklin's labor of love

Statesboro native Jimmy Franklin has been practicing law since 1966. While his expertise is mainly as a trial attorney for civil matters, Franklin recalled a ...

October 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Keuchel strikes out 10, Astros beat Yanks 2-1 in ALCS opener

HOUSTON - Dallas Keuchel dominated the Yankees again, striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings to lead the Houston Astros over New York 2-1 on Friday ...

October 14, 2017 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Arena quits after US World Cup failure

NEW YORK - Bruce Arena quickly resigned as U.S. coach after the Americans' failure to qualify for the World Cup. U.S. Soccer Federation President ...

October 14, 2017 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Former player: Parents should be warned of football's risks

WASHINGTON - Parents should be informed before they sign up their kids to play football that the sport can cause long-term neurological damage, even to players ...

October 14, 2017 | By BEN NUCKOLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


UNC set to move past academic probe, not celebrate

North Carolina can move forward, closing one of the most embarrassing chapters in the school's history now that the long-running NCAA academic case has ...

October 14, 2017 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia all set for Mizzou

ATLANTA - From the perspective of Georgia coach Kirby Smart, the only thing that has stopped Missouri's big-play offense has been the Tigers' turnovers.

October 14, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


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