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Johnson among those arrested in Georgia Statehouse protests

ATLANTA - Police arrested 39 people, including Statesboro lawyer the Rev. Francys Johnson, the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, at Georgia's Capitol during protests over Republican refusals to allow more people to join a government-funded health care system.

March 19, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Statesboro father indicted for murder of 4-month-old

A man has been indicted on a felony murder count in the killing of his 4-month-old son, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ukraine's Crimea base taken, commander detained

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea - Masked Russian-speaking troops on Wednesday seized control of Ukrainian naval headquarters in Crimea after it was stormed by militiamen. Pro-Moscow Crimean authorities also detained the Ukrainian navy commander and reportedly blocked the defense minister and another government official from traveling to the peninsula to try to defuse tensions.

March 19, 2014 | By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG Associated Press | Local


25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation's largest oil spill.

March 19, 2014 | By DAN JOLING Associated Press | Local


Judge bars 9/11 mastermind's testimony in NYC

NEW YORK - A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the self-described architect of the Sept. 11 attacks will not be allowed to testify in the terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, but defense lawyers later asked him to reconsider.

March 19, 2014 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press | Local


Ga. Republicans moving against Obama health plan

ATLANTA - Republican lawmakers in Georgia would get the final say on whether to expand a government health insurance program for the poor under a bill passed Tuesday, making it even less likely the state will join an overhaul sought by Democratic President Barack Obama.

March 19, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local




GSU crushes Clemson

After dropping two of three to Elon over the weekend, Georgia Southern needed to get back on track.

March 18, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Local Roundup: Sheppard plays in All-Star game

Bulloch Academy senior Bill Sheppard (pictured, right) was named one of the 12 best senior basketball players in the Georgia Independent School Association this season by his selection to the GISA All-Star Team last week. Sheppard and his Class AAA teammates from around the state lost to the SCISA (South Carolina Independent School Association) All-Stars 100-92 at Tattnall Square Academy in Macon this past Saturday. The BA senior scored four points.

March 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Mason, Pruitt in UGA spotlight

ATHENS - Georgia coach Mark Richt described Tuesday's opening day of spring practice as "outstanding" and said it was important the arrests of four players on Monday did not put a damper on the session.

March 18, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA - AP


4 UGA players charged with theft by deception

ATLANTA (AP) - Four Georgia football players were released on bond late Monday following their arrests on misdemeanor charges of theft by deception.

March 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | UGA - AP


Outdoor Life: A white bass excursion

Lots of fishermen in South Georgia are out and about in search of largemouth bass and crappie right now. It just makes sense to go after these two species because of the time of year, the wide variety of places they can be caught and the high quality these two popular fish have when it comes to meal time.

March 18, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Albany wins in First Four, advances

DAYTON, Ohio - D.J. Evans scored 22 points, including two clinching free throws with 12.6 seconds left, to lead Albany to its first NCAA tournament victory, 71-64 over Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday night in the First Four.

March 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


'Top 5' label sure to follow Reed

To listen to Patrick Reed after he won at Doral is to be reminded of the famous exchange at the 1989 Ryder Cup.

March 18, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Moms learn youth safety from Falcons

ALPHARETTA - Deanna Kathumbi-Jackson feels better about letting her young sons play tackle football.

March 18, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons - AP


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Kill or be killed? Surviving a murder epidemic

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the sixth commandment.

April 18, 2014 | By ERIC SCHULZKE Deseret News National | The Ten Today


OMG: Profanity and vulgarity in modern society

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the third commandment.

April 18, 2014 | By MARK A. KELLNER Deseret News National | The Ten Today


Woodrum Anniversary

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Woodrum (the former Mary Alice Blackwell of Atlanta) of Statesboro plan to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, May 2, 2014. The couple married in Atlanta on May 1, 1964. They have two children and five grandchildren. Their children are David and Julie Woodrum of Kasson, Minn., parents of Daniel, Laurel and Charlotte; and Alan and Wendy Woodrum of Statesboro, parents of Madison and Jackson. Family and friends are invited to attend their reception on Friday, May 2, in the fellowship hall of the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church from 5 until 7 p.m. The ...

April 18, 2014 | | Weddings


Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

April 18, 2014 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press | World




New look in the backfield

Last year in the season opener, nine different Georgia Southern football players scored a rushing touchdown.

April 17, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


SHS hammers Hephzibah in region tournament

Thursday's games at Mill Creek Regional Park were postseason games imperative to Statesboro's state playoff hopes, but the Blue Devils breezed through the challenge as if they were throwaway preseason scrimmages.

April 17, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy sweeps region track meet

Both Bulloch Academy girls' and boys' track teams rolled to victories in the GISA Region 4-AAA championship meet Thursday at Georgia Southern University's track and field complex.

April 17, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: SHS tourney game moved to Saturday

The Statesboro Blue Devils' game against Wayne County, originally scheduled for today, hasd been moved to Saturday at 1 p.m., at Womack Field, due to factors involving weather and the scheduling of officials.

April 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Swan racing future in doubt

Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.

April 17, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Revere's RBI single lifts Phillies over Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Ben Revere's RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday afternoon.

April 17, 2014 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


GSU to host Human Rights Conference featuring Botswana ambassador

Georgia Southern University will host a Human Rights Conference on Saturday featuring Dr. Tebelelo Mazile Seretse, the ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the United States, as the keynote speaker.

April 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU anthropology professor honored in memorial service

Georgia Southern University faculty members and students celebrated the life of a longtime anthropology professor who recently died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

April 17, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Slow down and enjoy the moment

Twenty-five years ago when Julie and I drove into Statesboro with the kids, we knew we had been blessed by God Who had brought us home. Strangers waved at us as we drove in, the streets were clean and there was little traffic up and down old two-lane Fair Road. I think there were only a few places to eat - mostly family style - and Georgia Southern College had perhaps 9,000 students.

April 17, 2014 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

LOS ANGELES - Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

April 17, 2014 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | Nation


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