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The joke about Jekyll Island

You want to hear a really funny piece from the current state legislative session? Try this line delivered with a straight face by state Sen. Ross Tolleson, R-Perry:

May 04, 2007 | By BILL SHIPP | Columnists


Board of Regents come to Georgia Southern

May 03, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


SEB nips ECI

BROOKLET - Four Southeast Bulloch pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts and allowed only two earned runs as the Yellow Jackets (10-8) edged the Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs 5-4 after trailing for most of the Wednesday night game.

May 03, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Va. Tech gunman sent material to NBC

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Between his first and second bursts of gunfire, the Virginia Tech gunman mailed a package to NBC News containing images of him brandishing weapons and video of him delivering a diatribe about getting even with rich people.

May 03, 2007 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Lanier, Akins win GISA state doubles title

Kacie Lanier and Kate Anna Akins ran the table Wednesday at the GISA Class AA state tournament to become doubles state champions in tennis.

May 03, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Supreme Court upholds federal ban on partial-birth abortion procedure

The Supreme Court upheld the nationwide ban on a controversial abortion procedure Wednesday, handing abortion opponents the long-awaited victory they expected from a more conservative bench.

The 5-4 ruling said the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act that Congress passed and President Bush signed into law in 2003 does not violate a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.

May 03, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Supreme Court backs nationwide ban on abortion procedure in 5-4 ruling

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's conservative majority upheld a nationwide ban Wednesday on a controversial abortion procedure in a decision that sets the stage for additional restrictions on a woman's right to choose.

May 03, 2007 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - April 19

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.

May 03, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


2 studies link hormone use to slightly higher risk for breast, ovarian cancers

ATLANTA - Research on two continents signaled more bad news for menopause hormones, offering the strongest evidence yet that they can raise the risk of breast cancer and are tied to a slightly higher risk of ovarian cancer.

May 03, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Details surrounding N.J. gov.’s crash change dramatically with trooper speeding revealed

TRENTON, N.J. - It was an ominous tale - an erratic driver in a red pickup racing wildly along the nation's busiest toll road sends the governor's sport utility vehicle careening into a guard rail.

May 03, 2007 | By TOM HESTER Jr. Associated Press Writer | Nation


IRS: No penalty for TurboTax users affected by company’s overtaxed computers

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Taxpayers who couldn't electronically file 11th-hour returns using Intuit Inc.'s TurboTax, ProSeries and other software won't be penalized for delays caused by the company's overtaxed servers, the IRS said Wednesday.

May 03, 2007 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON AP Technology Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 4/18

DEAR ABBY: I am unsure what to do about a friend who I thought was an honest, law-abiding citizen. She bragged to me that she's committing welfare fraud by not revealing additional income.

May 02, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 4/18

We are looking at the myths that surround a one-club opening. Here is another sentence I have heard numerous times: "I had to rebid my five-card minor to tell partner it wasn't a short minor."

May 02, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 4/18

Ambitious undertakings can be accomplished, provided you partner with resourceful and progressive associates. Dealings you have with those who lack imagination and/or skills aren't apt to be too gainful.

May 02, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Local Roundup: Two Gator doubles teams advance to state semis

Two doubles teams from Bulloch Academy won twice Monday to advance to this morning's semifinals at the GISA Class AA state tennis tournament in Tifton.

May 02, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


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Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

CHICAGO - Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.

April 17, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | World




Devils punch ticket to state with 7-0 win

Statesboro battled hard throughout the regular season to earn a top seed in the Region 3-AAAA tournament and showed why they deserved to be the favorites, demolishing Cross Creek in a 7-0 blowout Wednesday afternoon at Womack Field.

April 16, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SHS opens region baseball tourney

For the first time since the 2009 season, Statesboro's baseball team will host a postseason contest.

April 16, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Teheran 3-hits Phillies; Braves win 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Julio Teheran pitched a three-hitter, Evan Gattis homered among a career-best four hits, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 Wednesday night.

April 16, 2014 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


GSU tops College of Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Garrett Chapman went 4-for-5 at the plate as the Georgia Southern Eagles scored three runs in the fourth inning to defeat the College of Charleston Cougars 7-3 on Wednesday.

April 16, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Local Roundup: 4 Blue Devils claim region titles

AUGUSTA - The Statesboro Blue Devils put up huge numbers on Wednesday in the opening day of the Region 3-AAAA meet at Cross Creek in Augusta.

April 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Sun Belt announces fourth Bowl tie-in

ORLANDO - The Orlando Sports Foundation and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced Wednesday the creation of the Cure Bowl, a postseason college football game matching-up the Sun Belt Conference against the American Athletic Conference beginning in December 2015.

April 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

When the Statesboro Blue Devils have a big game on the calendar, figuring out who to send to the mound is becoming a pretty easy decision.

April 16, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


MLS franchise coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest team Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

April 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Murray hopes stock up after pro day

ATHENS - Quarterback Aaron Murray still has some convincing to do after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery in late November.

April 16, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | UGA - AP


Speith hungry for more at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Get ready, Augusta National. Jordan Spieth can't wait for another chance at that green jacket.

April 16, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stormwater study moves forward

City Council voted Tuesday to proceed with the second half of a study that prepares Statesboro for a city stormwater department and a monthly fee to fund it.

April 16, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report 4-17-14 - KMART — A woman was arrested for shoplifting Lego toy building blocks

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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

April 16, 2014 | | Police Report


Aw, geez, 'Fargo' is on TV

NEW YORK - After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put "Fargo" on series TV.

April 16, 2014 | | Life


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