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Statesboro gets back to business

Statesboro High School opened its doors for a new year on Monday. In addition to breaking out the pencils and textbooks in the classroom, the Statesboro Blue Devils also dusted off their shoulder pads and helmets as they opened fall practices under the shadow of Womack Field for the 2009 football season.

August 03, 2009 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Hamlin wins at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. - Denny Hamlin ended a 50-race winless skid Monday, holding off Juan Pablo Montoya over the final riveting laps at Pocono Raceway before choking up with grief in Victory Lane.Hamlin won for the third time in eight career starts at the triangle track that has become his personal playground. He has had three other top 10s there.He was in tears following the Pennsylvania 500, the victory coming days after his grandmother's death. There was a catch to his voice as he spoke, and he wiped his face with a towel before walking away for a ...

August 03, 2009 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Elder abuse report at Gentilly Gardens under investigation

Statesboro Police Detective Terry Briley is investigating a report of possible elder abuse at a local assisted living facility. An elderly male resident of Gentilly Gardens, on Gentilly Road, recently suffered "suspicious injuries," said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

August 03, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


Back to school in Bulloch

Bulloch County's first day of school went smoothly, with only a couple glitches, said School Superintendent Dr. Lewis Holloway.

August 03, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police Report - August 4

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. Statesboro Police Arrests.

August 03, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Military families recieve school supplies; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, August 3, 2009

August 03, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Sandler's 'Funny People' wins weekend with $23.4M

LOS ANGELES - Adam Sandler's serious side has caught on with audiences.

Universal Pictures' "Funny People," with Sandler trading adolescent humor for an adult story about a terminally ill comedy star, debuted as the top weekend movie with $23.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

August 02, 2009 | By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Critic | World


Sands hid fate of Gulf War pilot lost since '91

WASHINGTON - Navy pilot Michael "Scott" Speicher was shot down over the Iraq desert on the first night of the Gulf War in 1991 and it was there he apparently was buried by Bedouins, the sand hiding him from the world's mightiest military all these years.

In a sorrowful resolution to the nearly two-decade-old question about his fate, the Pentagon disclosed Sunday it had received new information last month from an Iraqi citizen that led Marines to recover bones and skeletal fragments - enough for a positive identification.

August 02, 2009 | By PAMELA HESS & PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writers | World


‘Relish’ debuts Tuesday in the Herald

Relish, a new monthly food magazine dedicated to celebrating America's love of food, will debut in the Statesboro Herald Tuesday as an insert in the newspaper.

August 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Creasy-Brannen

Mr. and Mrs. Al and Debbie Creasy of Metter, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Anne Creasy of Statesboro, to Rufus Ryan Brannen, son of Mr. and Mrs. John and Carole Smith of Portal and the late Rufus Rebon Brannen.

August 01, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


Dixon-Davis

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Morrison of Fayetteville, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Lynn Dixon, to Sgt. Matthew Charles Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis of Portal, Ga.

August 01, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


Braves even series vs. Dodgers

ATLANTA - Derek Lowe pitched six innings in his first game against Los Angeles since he signed with Atlanta in the offseason, leading the Braves to a 4-3 victory over the Dodgers on Saturday.Lowe (11-7) allowed three runs and five hits to win his fourth straight decision. The right-hander went 54-48 over four seasons with the Dodgers before agreeing to a $60 million, four-year contract with the Braves in January.Adam LaRoche had two hits and scored the tying run in the sixth in his return to Atlanta following Friday's trade from Boston. Chipper Jones went 2 for 4 ...

August 01, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger Woods takes Buick Open lead

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Tiger Woods drove on adjacent fairways twice on the back nine, hit a cup of beer in a spectator's hand, got rattled by a bug and was relegated to shaping some shots around trees and under branches.He still managed to shoot a 7-under 65 on Saturday in the third round of the Buick Open, giving him a 17-under 199 total and a one-stroke lead when Michael Letzig (68) double bogeyed the last hole."The whole idea of the game is put the ball in the hole, and I did that," Woods said. "But as ...

August 01, 2009 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Phelps sets record in 100m butterfly

ROME - He defiantly spit out a mouthful of a water, climbed atop the lane rope, pumped his fists furiously and tugged on that supposedly inferior swimsuit.The message was clear: Don't mess with Michael Phelps.Milorad Cavic tried to get in his head and wound up looking at his back, losing again to the guy who beat him at the Beijing Olympics.This time, there was no doubt about it."There are always things that fire me up and motivate me," Phelps said Saturday, after becoming the first swimmer to break 50 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly. "That's ...

August 01, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Stewart crashes, loses pole position

LONG POND, Pennsylvania - Tony Stewart lost his pole position and will start from the back of the pack after wrecking his car during practice for the Pennsylvania 500 on Saturday.Stewart lost control of his No. 14 Chevrolet on a turn on the second lap of Saturday's first practice and spun into the wall. He was unhurt in the crash.His Stewart-Haas Racing crew quickly got to work on the backup. Stewart leads the points standings and was the pole sitter at Pocono because rain washed out Friday's qualifying."I just screwed up," Stewart said. "I got in ...

August 01, 2009 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Seniors 'baptized' in Eagle Creek

The Georgia Southern football team capped its Friday practice with a dip in Beautiful Eagle Creek , continuing the tradition of "baptizing" seniors of the program.

August 11, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Kisner shoots another 67

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Most meaningful of all the text messages Hideki Matsuyama received last week was the one from Jason Day congratulating the Japanese ...

August 11, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Ezekiel Elliott suspended

DALLAS - The NFL suspended star Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games Friday, concluding after a yearlong investigation that the league rushing leader ...

August 11, 2017 | By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Health premiums rise for state workers, teachers

State employees and teachers will face an average premium increase of about 3.7 percent for coverage next year in the State Health Benefit Plan.

August 11, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local






Earnhardt takes offense to comments made by Harvick

DETROIT - Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Thursday he's proud of his accomplishments after Kevin Harvick suggested NASCAR's growth has been hindered because Earnhardt hasn ...

August 10, 2017 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Bulloch Academy kicks off football season tonight

In Bulloch Academy head coach Terence Hennessy's first two years on the job, season openers have gone as smoothly as a coach could hope ...

August 10, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Gators all over Portal in season-opening 12-0 win

A rainy August has stolen three games from Bulloch County schools, including the opener from Bulloch Academy on Monday.

August 10, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Kisner, Olesen lead at PGA Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jordan Spieth began his quest for the career Grand Slam by not making a putt longer than 5 feet. What helped was ...

August 10, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Eason looks for improvement in second season

ATHENS - A long list of national high school honors made Jacob Eason appear bound for immediate success at Georgia as a freshman in 2016.

August 10, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Fire destroys school bus

No injuries were reported after a Bulloch County school bus caught fire Thursday afternoon, forcing the driver to evacuate.

August 10, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

WASHINGTON - Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report.

August 10, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Beware at the pump

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to siphon ...

August 10, 2017 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | Local


Arrest made in Robin Hood Trail robbery, kidnapping

A Statesboro man faces armed robbery and kidnapping charges in connection with a violent incident that occurred early Sunday morning on Robin Hood Trail, across ...

August 10, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


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