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Falcon defense faces toughest test yet in Brees, Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Cornerback Brent Grimes knows the Atlanta defense must play a nearly perfect game to have a chance against New Orleans' explosive offense."The odds are against us, obviously," Grimes said Wednesday. "They're the No. 1 offense, but we've got a chance to make a statement."Unfortunately for Grimes and his teammates, the Falcons (6-6) lead the NFL with 49 plays allowed of at least 20 yards. Opponents are converting 46 percent of third downs, second-most in the league.Facing quarterback Drew Brees and the Saints (12-0) on Sunday seems to offer a worst-case scenario for ...

December 09, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Writer | Sports


Extra arm in pen forces Church out

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves' surplus of late-inning relievers forced the team to part ways with outfielder Ryan Church on Tuesday.Church was designated for assignment by the Braves to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for reliever Rafael Soriano, who made a surprise decision a day earlier to accept salary arbitration.The Braves last week signed closer Billy Wagner and setup man Takashi Saito. The expectation was Soriano and Mike Gonzalez would decline salary arbitration offers and become free agents.Instead, Soriano is still with the Braves. The right-hander can't be traded before June 16 without his consent ...

December 09, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: 2009 HS Football All-Area Team

Statesboro Herald All-Area Team Special.

December 09, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Mornings unPHILtered - All invited to 'Dinner' on Friday

The first guests on Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show were two cast members from the Averitt STARS production of "The Man Who Came To Dinner." The play premieres Friday inside the Emma Kelly Theater.

December 09, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Police Report - December 10

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.

December 09, 2009 | | Crime Report


Studio Statesboro - MTV interviews students in Claxton; Artists brown bag lunch

Watch This Show On Your Mobile Device

December 09, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Lions spearhead winter coat drive for kids

Tuesday's first guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Jim Thibodeau, president of the Statesboro Lions Club. He came on to talk about the club's winter coat drive, "Coats for Kids."

December 08, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local






Police Report - December 9

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.

December 08, 2009 | | Crime Report


Get Fit! - Stay Fit through the Holidays with 180 Fitness: Week 7 & 8

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

December 08, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Get Fit!


Mornings unPHILtered - Talking politics and forensic accounting

The first guest on Monday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Don Berencz. Berencz is the director of Forensic Studies in Accounting at Georgia Southern University and he also teaches forensic accounting.

December 07, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Jackets to face Hawkeyes in Orange Bowl

MIAMI - Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz vividly remembers flipping his television one night last fall and instantly becoming mesmerized by Georgia Tech's spread option offense."I can't imagine trying to get ready for them in a normal week," Ferentz said.Luckily for Ferentz and the Hawkeyes, they'll have a month to prepare.No. 10 Iowa (10-2) will face No. 9 Georgia Tech (11-2) in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 5 in South Florida, a matchup of the Hawkeyes' 11th-ranked defense against the Yellow Jackets' 11th-ranked offense, the misdirection-laden option that blew Ferentz away when he watched the Yellow ...

December 07, 2009 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons fading fast after loss to Eagles

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith had more injured than healthy offensive starters by the end of the Atlanta Falcons' third loss in their last four games.That was only part of the somber news.The Falcons' 34-7 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday was the team's worst in Smith's two years as coach. The loss left the 6-6 Falcons on the fringe of the NFC wild-card chase.More reason for concern: Just when the Falcons can't afford another loss, the 12-0 New Orleans Saints come to Atlanta next week.Perhaps intent on countering the somber mood, Smith assumed ...

December 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup 12/8

Tis the season for speculation.

December 07, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Barnes — Cowart

Al and Julie Barnes announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alyssa Johanna "Josie" Barnes to Jordan Cowart. All are from Statesboro. Jordan ...

November 12, 2017 | | Weddings


Durden — Hice

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Durden of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Cristin Lee Durden of Statesboro, to Sheldon Wade Hice, son of Tonya ...

November 12, 2017 | | Weddings


Georgia Southern's Elaris Duo releases second recording

Music is the universal language of mankind. It is indeed a language spoken eloquently and fluently by Drs. Steven and Larisa Elisha, who are internationally ...

November 12, 2017 | By LAUREN PORTER | Special to the Herald | Life


Nov. 12 - Paul Summers Gillespie Sr., 92, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Paul Summers Gillespie Sr.

November 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


Trump calls Putin sincere, ex-US intelligence heads 'hacks'

HANOI, Vietnam - Days before returning home from a whirlwind trip to Asia, President Donald Trump was back on the defensive over Russian election meddling, saying ...

November 11, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Moore continues to deny accusations

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. - A defiant Roy Moore on Saturday insisted the allegations of sexual misconduct decades ago were false and voters in Alabama would "see ...

November 11, 2017 | By JEFF AMY and KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Pall of church shooting shrouds town's Veterans Day ceremony

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas - First responders and law enforcement personnel stood with heads bowed Saturday in Sutherland Springs for a Veterans Day ceremony that also was ...

November 11, 2017 | By CLAUDIA LAUER and EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press | Associated Press


Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman: I was abused by doctor

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is among the young women sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor.

November 11, 2017 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rivalry continues: No. 3 Notre Dame visits No. 7 Miami

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly now knows the correct wording: The most popular piece of jewelry in Miami right now is called the Turnover Chain ...

November 11, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jackets knocked out

For at least a half it looked as though the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets may have ended their 44 year old drought of advancing past ...

November 11, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Eagles upset Demon Deacons

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Ike Smith scored his 1,000th career point on Georgia Southern's first basket of the game, but his final five of ...

November 10, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Screven County rolls over Hawks

SYLVANIA – It didn't take long for the Screven County Gamecocks to take the lead in their first-round state playoff matchup against Washington County.

November 10, 2017 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Hokies take on reeling Jackets

ATLANTA - With Virginia Tech's biggest prize now out of reach, it would be easy to get discouraged.

November 10, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Bulldogs, Tigers renew old rivalry

AUBURN, Ala. - Kirby Smart's no stranger to helping manage a team that sails into November with national championship prospects. It's new territory for ...

November 10, 2017 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | UGA


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