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Atlanta Falcons snap five-game losing streak

TAMPA, Fla. - Standing in a winning locker room for the first time in nearly two months, Matt Ryan stopped short of saying the Atlanta Falcons are back on track after ending a five-game losing streak.

November 09, 2014 | By FRED GOODALL Associated Press | Sports


Massachusetts town weighs nation's 1st tobacco ban

WESTMINSTER, Mass. - The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent's Country Store, but maybe not for much longer: All tobacco products could become contraband if local health officials get their way.

November 09, 2014 | By AMY CRAWFORD Associated Press | Associated Press


Kathy Bradley: The light in autumn

There are so many ways to measure the movement of the year. The temperature of the breeze that comes wafting across the field, the color of the vegetation along the fence rows, the birdsong or lack thereof. Each of them in one way or another announces the passage of time from one season to the next. But breezes and briars and birds can be deceptive. Wet summer winds can demand a sweater. Rain can make an autumn ditch run like spring. Birds can get confused.

November 09, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Let us praise God openly and naturally

David, the second king of God's special people, Israel, wrote a psalm of praise for his deliverance from his enemies, including Saul, the ruler he had succeeded: "For this I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations, and sing praises to your name" (2 Samuel 22:50).

November 09, 2014 | Larry Sheehy | Columnists/Editorials


Falcons finally on track

The Atlanta Falcons ended their five-game losing streak by coming off their bye week with a tough approach up front.

November 08, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Just two races remain in Chase

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Denny Hamlin had a championship within his sights before, four years ago when the Sprint Cup title was his to lose.

November 08, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Bulldogs all over Kentucky in rout

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Considering the hard work Georgia put in this week, senior quarterback Hutson Mason wasn't shocked that touchdown passes came so easily against Kentucky.

November 08, 2014 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | UGA


Jackets leave no doubt vs. N.C. State

RALEIGH, N.C. - Georgia Tech's offense did its normal yard-churning work. This time, though, the once-struggling defense pitched in on the scoring to give the Yellow Jackets a dominating road win.

November 08, 2014 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Georgia Southern beats Texas State 28-25

SAN MARCOS, Texas - Matt Dobson returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown to help Georgia Southern win its seventh-straight game, holding off Texas State 28-25 on Saturday night.

November 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Majority of Ga. voters back raising minimum wage

ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans are hostile to raising the minimum wage, but a majority of voters favor increasing it.

November 08, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


New House GOP boasts diversity

WASHINGTON - Meet the new House Republicans.

November 08, 2014 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Local


Ga. Prep Football Scores: 11/7/14

Adairsville 49, Gordon Central 14

November 08, 2014 | | Prep Sports 360


BA eliminated by Deerfield-Windsor

Deerfield-Windsor tailback Steven Williams didn't enter Friday night's GISA Class AAA first-round playoff game against Bulloch Academy until late in the second quarter.

November 08, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Portal year ends with win over Toombs

PORTAL - If the waiting is the hardest part, the Portal Panthers have done the easy part.

November 08, 2014 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360




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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


Local teams light up basketball court

Bulloch Academy basketball sweeps

December 14, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Prep Sports 360


SHS takes the rematch

PORTAL - Just one week after an overtime epic at the Devil's Den, Statesboro and Portal once again took to the court.

December 13, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




CIA report in contrast with human rights declaration

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December 13, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Nation's fate is in God's hands

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December 13, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Transportation funding top legislative issue in Ga.

ATLANTA - Georgia's transportation needs and how to pay for them emerged this week as the issues that will dominate the 2015 legislation session. Lawmakers convene Jan. 12 at the state Capitol.

December 13, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Young author advises others to ‘stay strong’ with new book

When Ja'Mario Walker met legendary Georgia Southern running back Adrian Peterson, his first words were, "Hey, A.P., I can beat you in a race."

December 13, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Panthers have a day

PORTAL - Over the last few seasons, Portal and Calvary Day have had plenty of classic shootouts in the Region 3-A tournament.

December 12, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


BA wrestlers mixing it up with GHSA

Bulloch Academy is no stranger to success on the wrestling mat, but this season offers a whole new host of opponents for the Gators to stack up

December 12, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: Claxton tops War Eagles

CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers took down visiting Jenkins County with a 67-59 win on Friday.

December 12, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Prep Sports 360


A scandal-free Heisman Trophy ceremony, for once

NEW YORK - It was just two guys talking football and posing for pictures with a big bronze trophy.

December 12, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Jones misses another practice

FLOWERY BRANCH - Another Falcons practice without Julio Jones was followed by another vote of confidence from coach Mike Smith that the star wide receiver will make it back from his hip injury this week.

December 12, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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