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Police Report - February 16

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 02, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Scientists organize ’Amphibian Ark’ to isolate threatened frogs

ATLANTA - Ponds and swamps are becoming eerily silent.

March 02, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Commander of Baghdad crackdown says Iraq to close borders with Syria, Iran for 72 hours

BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Iraqi commander of the Baghdad security crackdown announced Tuesday that Iraq will close its borders with Syria and Iran for 72 hours as part of the drive to end the violence that has threatened to divide the capital along sectarian lines.

March 02, 2007 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Local Roundup: Lady Gamecocks advance to state

Three Lady Gamecocks scored in double figures to lead Screven County to a 61-21 win over Jefferson County Wednesday in the region 3-AA tournament at Josey. The win secured a trip to the state playoffs for Screven, which improved to 22-4. Kadedra Evans scored 12 points while Ashley Loundy and Kiki Warren added 10 apiece for the Lady Gamecocks, who continue tournament play at Josey Friday with a 4 p.m. game against Swainsboro.

March 02, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Dear Abby 2/16

DEAR ABBY: My sister and I live with our aunt because our mother is in jail and our father is nowhere to be seen. She was the only one willing to take us in. However, she uses drugs and has many criminal types in and out of the apartment.

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


Portal boys headed to state

SAVANNAH - The No. 3 seed Portal Panthers dismantled the No. 7 seed Claxton Tigers Wednesday night, 73-35, in the first round of the region 3-A basketball playoffs.

March 02, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


CDC struggles to find source of peanut butter salmonella outbreak

ATLANTA - Government scientists struggled Thursday to pinpoint the source of the first U.S. salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter, the kid favorite packed into millions of lunchboxes every day.

March 02, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Handful of House Republicans breaking ranks to oppose Bush troop buildup

WASHINGTON - Breaking ranks, a small band of House Republicans declared their opposition to a troop buildup in Iraq on Wednesday, and President Bush appeared resigned to passage of a nonbinding measure disapproving of his decision.

March 02, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


With fewer people lighting up, states are seeing less tax revenue from cigarettes

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Roland Henkel quit smoking in September and has been doing the math ever since: A week added to his life. More than 2,100 Marlboro Lights he hasn't smoked. And more than $400 he didn't spend on cigarettes.

March 02, 2007 | By MARTIGA LOHN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Hardaway won’t represent NBA at All-Star game after anti-gay remarks

The NBA banished Tim Hardaway from All-Star weekend in Las Vegas because of his anti-gay remarks.

March 02, 2007 | By MELISSA MURPHY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jones' Hat Trick lifts Jackets

BROOKLET - Morgan Jones got her first hat trick of the year and sister Kacey earned the shutout as the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (1-0-1) knocked off the Screven County Lady Gamecocks 5-0 on a cold Tuesday night at SEB's Fred Shaver Field.

March 02, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


W.Va., Ky. have highest levels of heart disease; D.C., Colo. have lowest levels, CDC says

ATLANTA - West Virginia and Kentucky - states known for high levels of obesity, diabetes and smoking - have the highest proportion of people with heart disease in the nation, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

March 02, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Astrograph 2/16

Any important alterations you orchestrate yourself should turn out as well as you anticipate, provided they were well thought out and researched for the good they might provide.

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


Lady Eagles win second straight

BOONE, N.C. – Tiffany Brown and Ashley Melson combined for 38 points as the Lady Eagles concluded a three-game road trip with a 68-61 win over

March 02, 2007 | From Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Bridge 2/16

King Charles I of England said, "Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused." That's an interesting comment from a king who was accused of being a "tyrant, traitor, and murderer," and who three times refused to plead at his trial.

March 02, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Budget bill passed by Congress has $1.5M for Savannah harbor

SAVANNAH - A $1.1 trillion spending bill approved by Congress includes a small amount of money to help begin deepening the Port of Savannah's shipping channel, and Georgia officials said they're confident more federal funding will follow once the $706 million project gets underway.

December 15, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philadelphia

PENNSBURG, Pa. - A man suspected of going to three houses in the Philadelphia suburbs and fatally shooting six people, including his ex-wife and her teenage niece, was at large, and prosecutors said investigators didn't know where he was or how he was getting around.

December 15, 2014 | By SEAN CARLIN and MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia Southern University ROTC cadet is No. 4 in US

United States Army Cadet Command, which oversees all Army ROTC programs nationwide, recently announced the top 10 Cadets on the 2015 Fiscal Year's national Order of Merit List.

December 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Leaders graduate from Ga. Development Academy

Eight Bulloch County residents graduated recently from the Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development's Region 12 Multi-Day Training Program.

December 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Great service, prices, gems keys to success of Bernard's Jewelers

When Bernard and Patricia Olliff opened Bernard's Jeweler's in Statesboro more than 40 years ago, they never dreamed their little jewelry store would become the success it is today.

December 15, 2014 | | Locally Owned


Sydney cafe siege ends; 3 dead, including gunman

SYDNEY - The deadly siege began in the most incongruous of ways, on a sunny Monday morning inside a cheerful cafe in the heart of Australia's largest city. It ended 16 hours later in a barrage of gunfire that left two hostages and the Iranian-born gunman dead, and a nation that has long prided itself on its peace rocked to its core.

December 15, 2014 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press | Associated Press


Why you shouldn't walk your kid to class

Q: My buddy's wife walks their 11-year-old into the classroom each day. Then she takes out his assignments and helps him get ready. We're talking about a very capable kid who has no "issues" at all. My buddy says other mothers at his son's school are also doing the same thing. My wife has heard about this and wants to start walking our very capable son into his 4th grade room. What are your thoughts?

December 14, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


African diaspora gives back from afar

The idea came to TMS Ruge one evening in September while at home in New York, skimming Twitter for stories on Ebola. A native of Uganda who grew up in East Africa and the U.S., Ruge was struck that much of the coverage depicted Africans only as victims. Little mention was made of their potential role in wiping out the deadly epidemic.

December 14, 2014 | Kimberly Curtis Deseret News | Life


Door to door: Following one food donation, from giver to receiver

Correction: The byline in the print version of this article said the author was Kimberly Curtis. The article's author is actually Lane Anderson. The editor apologizes for this mistake and hopes to avoid future occurrences of inaccuracy.

December 14, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | Life


Hill-Brannen

Mr. and Mrs. Juan Hill of Sylvania are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Frances Hill, to Jason Lehman Brannen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lehman Brannen of Register and Ms. Patsy Kemp of Statesboro.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Faith leaders respond to CIA torture report

The Senate Intelligence Committee's release of a review of the CIA's controversial Detention and Interrogation Program on Tuesday has inspired introspection within the religious community over how to faithfully respond to reports of the use of torture in interrogations of suspected terrorists.

December 14, 2014 | By KELSEY DALLAS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Falcons still in playoff mix despite another loss

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are headed for their second straight losing season.

December 14, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


Girlfriend: Auburn player in argument before shooting

AUBURN, Ala. - The girlfriend of a slain Auburn football player said he was arguing with a man at a party when a third man pulled a handgun and opened fire.

December 14, 2014 | By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Exodus: Gods and Kings' conquers the box office

LOS ANGELES - After three weeks of box office dominance, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" ceded its reign to "Exodus: Gods and Kings." The biblical epic easily ruled the weekend with a $24.5 million debut, according to box office tracker Rentrak's Sunday estimates, while "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" dominated international charts with a staggering $117.6 million from 38 territories in advance of its North America release this week.

December 14, 2014 | By LINDSAY BAHR Associated Press | Associated Press


Oregon QB Mariota wins Heisman

NEW YORK (AP) - Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from linebacker or tossing a long touchdown pass for the Oregon Ducks.

December 14, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


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