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Local Roundup: Portal suffers first loss, 78-75, in OT

Portal's boys basketball team (7-1) fell in overtime to Calvary Day Friday, 78-75.

December 31, 2006 | From Herald staff reports | Sports


Dallas offense just too much

ATLANTA - Michael Vick and Morten Andersen got their records. Terrell Owens and the Dallas Cowboys got a crucial victory.

December 31, 2006 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pets of the Week 1217

These animals and many others await adoption at the Bulloch County Animal Shelter. Please call 764-4529 or visit the shelter Mon. - Fri., 1-5 p.m. or Sat., 10 a.m. - noon. Adoption fees are $35 and include shots, worming, and a coupon for spaying or neutering that is provided by the Humane Society.

December 31, 2006 | By MICHELLE BOAEN | Pets of the Week


Thompson, App beat Eagles again

BOONE, N.C. - The Georgia Southern men's basketball team rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to get within one, but could not overcome Appalachian State, losing 87-84 Saturday evening at the Holmes Center.

December 31, 2006 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Police report — December 17

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.

December 31, 2006 | Herald Staff reports | Crime Report


Mora apologizes for comments about University of Washington job

ATLANTA - Jim Mora insisted Friday that he was trying to be funny when he said he would leave Atlanta to coach the University of Washington football team.

December 30, 2006 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Executed man takes half an hour to die

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Defense attorneys and death penalty opponents were outraged Thursday over an execution in which the condemned man took more than half an hour to die, needed a rare second dose of lethal chemicals, and appeared to grimace in his final moments.

December 30, 2006 | By RON WORD Associated Press Writer | Local


Four Army ROTC cadets from GSU receive commissions

Four Army ROTC cadets at Georgia Southern University were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army last week.

December 30, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Local


Dear Abby 12/15

DEAR ABBY: One Sunday, our two elderly dogs (14 and 15) were outside in the yard when a sudden rainstorm came up. One of the dogs ran inside, but the other, "Windom," didn't. We assumed he had taken refuge in the doghouse or under the porch. We live in a rural area and the dogs rarely leave the yard, so when Windom still hadn't come to the door a half-hour later, we began looking for him.

December 29, 2006 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 12/15

Dick Cavett said, "If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either."

December 29, 2006 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Judge hears new defense motion to delay courthouse shooting trial

ATLANTA - Defense lawyers pleaded anew Wednesday for a judge to delay next month's murder trial of accused courthouse gunman Brian Nichols, saying they simply will not be prepared to go forward by then.

December 29, 2006 | By HARRY R. WEBER Associated Press Writer | Local


Official report: Diana’s death a ’tragic accident’

LONDON - A British police inquiry released Thursday concluded that the deaths of Princess Diana and her boyfriend in a 1997 Paris car crash were a ''tragic accident'' and that allegations of murder are unfounded.

December 29, 2006 | By D’ARCY DORAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


McCain says U.S. must deploy thousands more troops to stabilize Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Sen. John McCain took his controversial proposal for curbing Iraq's sectarian violence to Baghdad on Thursday, calling for an additional 15,000 to 30,000 U.S. troops and joining a congressional delegation in telling Iraq's prime minister he must break his close ties with a radical Shiite cleric.

December 29, 2006 | By THOMAS WAGNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - December 15

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.

December 29, 2006 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Perdue: Rising economy not a license to hike spending

ATHENS, Ga. - Gov. Sonny Perdue warned state lawmakers on Tuesday that Georgia's improving economy is not a license to boost spending or push through politically popular tax cuts.

December 29, 2006 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


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Group works to preserve Revolutionary War site

SYLVANIA - More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are underway to preserve one of Georgia's least explored Revolutionary War sites.

April 19, 2014 | By ROB PAVEY The Augusta Chronicle | Local


Senate hopefuls take on issues in debate

GROVETOWN, Ga. - Georgia's top Republican Senate hopefuls are scrambling to prove who'd be the most conservative opponent to take on Democratic favorite Michelle Nunn in a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

April 19, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Local VFW post struggling

Statesboro's VFW post has an aging membership, including World War II and Korean War veterans now in their 80s and 90s. Its leaders, several of whom pull double duty just to fill the slate of 12 officers, say the post will fold this year unless it can recruit younger veterans.

April 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

PARIS - Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.

April 19, 2014 | By DIAA HADID and ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press | World


Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

KATMANDU, Nepal - The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.

April 19, 2014 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA & TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press | World


Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

BOSTON - With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.

April 19, 2014 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | World


Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

WASHINGTON - Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.

April 19, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | World




Harang pulled with no-hitter, Braves beat Mets 6-0

NEW YORK - Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night.

April 18, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Blue Devils sweep region meet

On a gloomy day at Cross Creek High School in Augusta, Statesboro's track and field squads held off Mother Nature and the rest of Region 3-AAAA with region championships for both the girls -who secured their sixth consecutive region crown - and the boys.

April 18, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Choi leads rainy day at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro welcomes 14 teams to GSU course

Statesboro's golf squads will wrap up their regular seasons today as they host the Blue Devil Classic at the Georgia Southern University Golf Course at Noon.

April 18, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


No bigger playoff underdog than the sub-.500 Hawks

ATLANTA - There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks.

April 18, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: GSU baseball game against Samford postponed

The Friday series opener between the Georgia Southern Eagles and the Samford Bulldogs has been postponed due to rain.

April 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

PARIS - Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.

April 18, 2014 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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