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Bailey Anniversary

Annette Rushing and Robert "Bobby" Bailey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 21, 2014, over the weekend with their family. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey were married June 21, 1964, at the First Baptist Church in Statesboro, Ga., by the late Dr. J. Robert Smith. Robert and Annette have two children, daughter Candi Bailey and son Dr. Robert Glenn Bailey Jr. (wife Kelli), and son-in-law John Allen Smith. The couple has been blessed with three grandchildren: Caitlin Smith, Trace Bailey and Stone Bailey.

June 20, 2014 | | Weddings


Deal Anniversary

Fifty years ago, Kay Beasley, daughter of Freida and Naughton Beasley, married Hugh Deal, son of Bernice and Horace Deal. Kay, Hugh and their daughter, Donna Kay, request the pleasure of your company at a reception to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 28, from 3 until 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. The couple requests no gifts, please, as your presence is the greatest gift they could receive.

June 20, 2014 | | Weddings


Statesboro employees get their raise; no pay study for now

At times during this week's Statesboro City Council meeting, it appeared that some or all of the city's 250-plus employees might not get a proposed 2.5 percent raise.

June 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Illness spread by mosquitoes strikes in Georgia

The state did not identify the name or location of the patient due to privacy concerns.

June 20, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Long scattered, adoptees search for lost families

MCCAYSVILLE, Ga. - They were adopted off-the-books decades ago, scattered by a Georgia doctor who took $100 or $1,000 or something in between to send desperate couples home with new sons and daughters. Now some of the adoptees have turned to fresh DNA testing in hopes of reconnecting with the biological families they never knew, before time runs out.

June 20, 2014 | By KANTELE FRANKO and ALEX SANZ Associated Press | Nation


Judges with daughters more likely to rule in favor of women's rights

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was famously conservative and a champion of states' rights, but in a 2003 Supreme Court opinion, he ruled in favor of suing state employers for "violating a federal law that allowed time off for emergencies."

June 20, 2014 | By AMY McDONALD Deseret News National | World


Going to extremes at a mountaintop weather museum

MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. - As Mae West might have said of Mount Washington's weather: When it's good, it's very good, but when it's bad, it's better. And true to form, it posed significant challenges to the recent overhaul of the museum atop the mountain's summit.

June 20, 2014 | By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press | World


Before 'Saving Private Ryan,' Pvt. Smith was saved

BARNARD CASTLE, England - Carved into the simple obelisk commemorating the fallen are the names of five sons of Margaret and John McDowell Smith. There's a story behind the name that isn't there - a sixth brother, Wilfred - and a century after World War I a local historian has dug out the details from archives.

June 20, 2014 | By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press | World




Floyd injures elbow in Braves' 3-0 win over Nats

WASHINGTON - Gavin Floyd, recently returned from Tommy John surgery, pitched six scoreless innings Thursday night before leaving with an elbow injury, the latest setback for an injury-riddled Atlanta Braves' rotation and one that tempered a 3-0 victory over the Washington Nationals.

June 19, 2014 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


World Cup Notebook: Columbia qualifies for knockouts

BRASILIA, Brazil - Colombia qualified for the World Cup's knockout stage, beating Ivory Coast after scoring twice in a six-minute spell in the second half.

June 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


'No pay for play'

OAKLAND, Calif. - NCAA President Mark Emmert stuck to his contention that amateurism is the core of college athletics, saying any effort to pay players would destroy a framework that has been in place for more than a century and cause many schools to either abandon sports or refuse to play other schools that do pay.

June 19, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA transfer rules changing

The leaders of big-time college sports agree that transfer rules need to better accommodate players.

June 19, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Falcons' Ryan tries to put dismal year behind him

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan likes to hang out with family and friends, play golf and take a vacation or two in the offseason.

June 19, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons - AP


Back to Iraq: Obama sending military advisers

WASHINGTON - Inching back into a fight he tried to leave behind, President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was dispatching 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling nation. He also challenged Iraq's embattled leader to create a more inclusive government or risk his country descending into sectarian civil war.

June 19, 2014 | By JULIE PACE and HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press | Nation


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Stilson farm’s field day shines light on organic farming

STILSON - Healthy Hollow Farms held its first organic peanut field day on Tuesday with one primary goal: to educate local farmers on the benefits of organic farming.

July 18, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local




Ukraine accuses pro-Russia rebels of downing Malaysian plane

HRABOVE, Ukraine - Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.

July 17, 2014 | PETER LEONARD Associated Press | Local


My Take: Braves in it for the long haul

In 2008, the Atlanta Braves bottomed out. Just three years removed from the end of their remarkable stretch of 14 consecutive division titles, the Braves stumbled to a 70-92 record and a fourth place finish in the N.L. East.

July 17, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Gurley: 2,000 yards 'would be awesome'

HOOVER, Ala. - Todd Gurley downplays talk of being a potential Heisman Trophy candidate, but the Georgia running back can't contain a smile at the mention of one milestone that's probably unrealistic.

July 17, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | UGA - AP


SEC players leave lobbying to others

HOOVER, Ala. - Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform - not that they're complaining.

July 17, 2014 | By DAVID BRANDT and JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writers | Sports


Local Roundup: Carter named new GSU track coach

Georgia Southern announced the hiring of Kelly Carter as the Eagles' new cross country and track and field head coach on Thursday.

July 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Rory, Tiger deliver at Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


New Bi-Lo pharmacy in Statesboro hosts Georgia Watermelon Queen

Bi-Lo's Statesboro location will kick off the opening of its new pharmacy Friday with Georgia Watermelon Queen Jennifer Eadie.

July 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Stranded Georgia casino ship frees itself, docks

SAVANNAH - A casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar freed itself Thursday without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its first passenger cruise out of Savannah.

July 17, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald's ‘Grocery Grab’

Angie McBride first read about the Statesboro Herald's "60-Second Grocery Grab" contest on June 8, the day it was announced in the paper.

July 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern announces 2014 Hall of Fame class

Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein announced Wednesday that six new members will be inducted into the Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame Oct. 11.

July 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


How will Georgia’s broader gun-carry law affect hospitals?

Now that Georgia's controversial gun-carry legislation has taken effect, hospitals across the state are trying to figure out how to respond to it.

July 17, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local




Young guns aim for title

HOYLAKE, England - Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open.

July 16, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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