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Consumer Q's: Mysterious birds, gelding stallions and incessantly chirping crickets

Q: There is a small brown bird that occasionally roosts on a ledge at the top of a column at the corner of my porch. It looks like a tiny ball with feathers. It is gone at dawn. I saw it one evening before it roosted. It has a stubby, upright tail and curved bill. It gave a loud, trilling call followed by raspy squawks before it finally flew up to its roosting spot. What could it be?

October 18, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials

PDL franchise names first staff members

Statesboro Premier Development League franchise President Darin Van Tassell announced today the first three members of the new soccer club's executive staff - Heidi Jeffers, Becky Davis and Christal Riley.

October 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Gators suffer first region loss of the season

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Frederica Academy pulled out all the stops to upset Bulloch Academy 41-31 in a crucial GISA Region 2-AAA battle here Friday night.The Knights (5-3 overall and 2-1 in region play) scored on a 36-yard hook-and-ladder play, a 36-yard flea-flicker reverse pass, a 79-yard kickoff return, kicked two field goals, used a no-huddle offense and flaunted their speed on both offense and defense to stun the Gators.Bulloch (7-2, 1-1) was down by 13 points twice in the game but fought back to take a 31-30 lead midway through the fourth quarter.Gator defensive back Lanier Olliff ...

October 17, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

SEB stays hot in sub-region

BROOKLET - For some players, four touchdowns is a really good season. For Southeast Bulloch's Chase Walker, it was his first half.

October 17, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Royals beat Blue Jays 5-0 in ALCS opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Edinson Volquez gave the Blue Jays another reason to rue him Friday night.

October 17, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports

Speedier online shopping?

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Christmas won't come early this year, but the gifts might.

October 16, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

SFD sells T-shirts to fight breast cancer

Help fight breast cancer, and get a cool new T-shirt at the same time by joining the Statesboro Fire Department's effort to raise funds for local cancer awareness and cure programs.

October 16, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Superstitions hard to shed for hopeful Chicago Cubs faithful

CHICAGO - Billy Siegel doesn't want to hear any talk about a billy goat curse or a Steve Bartman hex afflicting his beloved Chicago Cubs. He dismisses as rubbish any suggestion that a little black cat had anything to do with the team's heartbreaking collapse down the stretch in 1969, too.

October 16, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Sports

FIFA investigates Germany World Cup vote bribery allegations

BERNE, Switzerland (AP) - The corruption scandal sweeping world soccer engulfed Germany as FIFA said Friday that it would investigate "very serious allegations" that voters were bribed to win the 2006 World Cup bid.

October 16, 2015 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports

Quinn: 'Really good' Falcons must protect ball better

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Following his first loss as Falcons coach, Dan Quinn's simple lesson was "it's about the ball."

October 16, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Edwards heads to Kansas hoping for Chase win at home track

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Carl Edwards threw out the first pitch for the Kansas City Royals last season, and remembers walking back to the dugout afterward when one of the players pulled him aside.

October 16, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | NASCAR

SHS hosts homecoming vs. Bradwell

Statesboro High School is abuzz this week as the team gets ready to face Bradwell Institute for Homecoming today at Womack Field.

October 15, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

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Official: As many as 120 dead in string of Paris attacks

PARIS - A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed as many as 120 people in ...

November 13, 2015 | By LORI HINNANT and GREG KELLER Associated Press | Associated Press

Cancer survivor shares faith, hope

"Sometimes life catches one by surprise…."

November 13, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

SEB success all about 'the next step'

When Pat Collins accepted the head coaching job at Southeast Bulloch, I was in my second season of covering the Yellow Jackets.

November 12, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Prep Sports 360

Westminster wants to ruin Jackets' party

If Southeast Bulloch is going to advance in the Class AAA state football playoffs it is going to have to shut down one of the ...

November 12, 2015 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Southeast Bulloch hosts first home playoff game since 2002

BROOKLET - At the beginning of the season, the Southeast Bulloch players set goals for the season. Among them was not simply making it to the ...

November 12, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Georgia's Richt facing another stress test against Auburn

ATHENS, Ga. - Vince Dooley managed a pained smile as he empathized with the heat being felt by Mark Richt in Georgia's disappointing season.

November 12, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA

Quinn trying to solve Falcons' 4-game scoring slump

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons looked as if they had all the answers while winning their first five games under coach Dan Quinn.

November 12, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Hokies rally past Georgia Tech

ATLANTA - Virginia Tech gave coach Frank Beamer his first retirement gift, rallying from an early 14-point deficit to beat Georgia Tech 23-21 on Thursday night ...

November 12, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

Gamecocks host Redskins in first round

After a down year in 2013, at least by Screven County standards, the Gamecocks are back to their winning ways and are entering the first ...

November 12, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

The importance of leadership

The most used definition of religion is, and this is not the only definition, "Any specific system of belief, worship, conduct, etc., often involving a ...

November 12, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials

Obesity still rising among US adults

NEW YORK - Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch ...

November 12, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Associated Press

A campground for foster kids

The Fostering Bulloch organization hopes to purchase 30 acres in Bulloch County to use as a campground that would serve at-risk youth and children in ...

November 12, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Scabies reported at Statesboro High

Three Statesboro High School students were diagnosed this week with scabies, an infestation of mites that burrow underneath the skin. As of Wednesday, the school ...

November 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

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