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Portal baseball comes back with experience

First year head baseball coach Tendai Haggins has a lot to look forward to for his baseball Panthers in 2007.

March 12, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Graham, Eagles hammer Wofford

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Georgia Southern junior Louis Graham scored 24 points to guide the Eagles to a 68-46 victory over Wofford Thursday night at Benjamin Johnson Arena.

March 11, 2007 | From Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Portal advances to next round of state

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers have not won a state playoff game for as long as anyone can remember, so Saturday night's down-to-the-wire victory over the visiting Patriots of Wilcox County was extra sweet.

March 11, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


High school seniors lag in math, reading on national tests

WASHINGTON - High school students are getting better grades and taking more challenging courses, but that apparent progress is not showing up on national math and reading tests.

March 11, 2007 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Nation


Georgia depending on Civil War anniversary to boost tourism

ATLANTA - The Civil War brought hard times to Georgia, with Union troops torching Atlanta and cutting a swath of destruction through the state before delivering Savannah to President Abraham Lincoln as an early Christmas gift on Dec. 22, 1864.

March 11, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police report — February 25

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.

March 11, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Crime Report


Lady Eagles clinch SoCon’s sixth seed

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Tiffany Brown's 17 points, including a pair of late free throws, and Chequilla Jessie's 13-point, 10-rebound performance lifted the Lady Eagles over College of Charleston, 52-50, Saturday afternoon at Charleston's Kresse Arena.

March 11, 2007 | From Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


SHS, BA ladies ousted from state

The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils couldn't overcome a 15 point second half deficit, eventually falling to Westlake 59-50 in Atlanta on Friday in the first round of the GHSA Class AAAA first round.

March 10, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Bridge 2/24

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, who died in 1773, wrote to his son, "Prepare yourself for the world, as the athletes used to do for their exercise; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do."

March 10, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 2/24

There is a strong possibility that a hobby or an avocation could be turned into something that would generate additional new income for you in ways you never thought possible. This labor of love has promise.

March 10, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 2/24

DEAR DR. GOTT: Last year, I experienced what I thought might be a "silent heart attack." I had chest pain that extended up to my jaw and ears with a feeling of pressure, etc., that lasted for about two minutes. After another bout of the same thing a week later, I went to my family doctor, who did an EKG and ordered a barium swallow. The final diagnosis was "esophageal spasms," and nothing else was said or done. It seemed to go away for a while, but the other day, it happened again, and it scares me. I was wondering ...

March 10, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 2/24

DEAR ABBY: How do I politely tell my mother-in-law to stop doing my laundry? It all started when I was on bed rest due to my pregnancy. I didn't mind her doing an occasional load to help us out. But now she does it anytime she's over to watch the kids.

March 10, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


For Young Readers

Recently, some of the most popular books among young readers have taken the form of historical fiction diaries. Series such as Dear America-which tells of different periods in our country's past through the eyes of various teens and preteens-have earned a special place on the shelves of both reluctant and avid readers. Now there comes a new line of similar novels: namely, the Lady Grace Mystery series, which is penned by various authors and published by Random House books.

March 10, 2007 | By LINDSEY & PAIGE OLIVER | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History with Roger Allen

In 1916, the United States Congress considered the state of America's roads, and found them severely lacking. They, therefore, proceeded to pass the Federal Aid Road Act, in which $75 million was allotted over a five-year period to be given to the states to create a system of paved roadways which connected their cities to each other, and eventually, to their neighboring states. In fact, officials of the Savannah Automobile Club (SAC) had already sponsored a fact-finding tour of the state's roads in the summer of 1914. Starting in Savannah, the group caravanned across state to Columbus.

March 10, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Diane Miller

The Internal Revenue Service will refund an estimated $10 billion in 2007 to telephone customers who paid federal tax on their long-distance service during the past three years. Federal courts ruled that the IRS was not justified in collecting this excise tax, collected by telephone service companies through customer bills. As of September 2006, the tax no longer appears on telephone bills.

March 10, 2007 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


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Bubba Watson goes on birdie spree at the Masters

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

April 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Aiken-Wilson

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis and Vickie Young of Aiken, S.C., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley N. Aiken of Beaufort, S.C., to William Denniston Wilson IV, also of Beaufort, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. "Dennis" III and Laura Wilson of Statesboro.

April 11, 2014 | | Weddings


Large-Rushing

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Large of Valdosta, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen of Valdosta, to David Rushing of Morven, Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Whiddon of Morven and the late Mr. Dan Rushing Jr. of Statesboro.

April 11, 2014 | | Weddings


Lawrence Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Ozell Lawrence of Portal, Ga., plan to celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary on April 13, 2014. The couple was married April 13, 1957, in Statesboro/Bulloch County, Ga. They have five children - Joyce (Anthony) Simmons of Statesboro; Rozell (Jacquelyn) Lawrence of Portal; Jessie (Margie) Lawrence and Jerry (Cindy) Lawrence, all of Statesboro; and Connie Lawrence of Portal - and 13 grandchildren. The children will host a family anniversary dinner in Savannah on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 4 p.m.

April 11, 2014 | | Weddings


Durden-McGahee

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Durden of Statesboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Marie Durden, to Charles Brandon McGahee, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Hendrix and Mr. Gregory P. McGahee Sr., all of Statesboro.

April 11, 2014 | | Weddings


Obama announces Sebelius resignation, successor

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law's comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor aimed at helping the White House move past the political damage.

April 11, 2014 | By JULIE PACE and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Nation


Police Report 4-12-14 - A man said his ex-wife took about $20K worth of items from his home

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 11, 2014 | | Police Report


Wal-Mart and Wild Oats unveil cheaper organic line

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart is using its massive size to drive down the price of organic food items from tomato paste to chicken broth to make them more affordable for its low-income customers.

April 11, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Life


Splashy’s Egg Dive set for Saturday

Splash in the Boro will host its fourth annual Splashy's Egg Dive on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon under the dome.

April 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Online charter school accepting new students

Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide online K-12 charter school, has opened enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year and will conduct in-person information sessions with parents and students across the state.

April 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Prosecutor: Pistorius' story doesn't add up

PRETORIA, South Africa - The prosecutor cross-examining Oscar Pistorius in his murder trial Friday tried to shred his version of events the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, saying they do not add up and go against how people would react in the situation the double-amputee Olympian has described.

April 11, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World


Pope asks forgiveness for sex abuse by priests

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis asked for forgiveness Friday from people who were sexually abused by priests, and vowed that there will be no going back in the church's fight to protect children.

April 11, 2014 | By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press | World


10 killed as bus, truck carrying students collide

ORLAND, Calif. - A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed over a grassy median on a Northern California freeway and slammed into a bus carrying more than 40 high school students in an explosive crash that left 10 people dead, authorities said.

April 11, 2014 | By CHANNING JOSEPH & FENIT NIRAPPIL Associated Press | World


Jindal joins those calling for lawmaker to resign

MONROE, La. - Embattled Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister issued a less-than-ironclad vow to stay in office Thursday as the state's Republican governor and party chairman demanded his resignation after a videotape showed him in a lingering kiss with the wife of a friend.

April 11, 2014 | By BILL BARROW & MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press | World




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