FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith knows the value of a strong finish, even in a dismal season such as this one.
December 02, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons - AP
The just-ended rivalry week ranks among the best that college football has seen in forever.
December 02, 2013 | By JIM LITKE AP Columnist | Sports
NEW YORK - As the big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.
December 02, 2013 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports
AUBURN, Ala. - Don't call the Auburn Tigers lucky. The third-ranked Tigers have navigated a season of close calls and amazing finishes to make it into Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship game against No. 5 Missouri. They balk at any notion that this is a lucky team, though. <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: ...
December 02, 2013 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports
For several years, I commuted back and forth on Highway 67 South to Bryan County serving as a school psychologist in the Bryan County school system. Each day, I would pass Hodges Antiques, occasionally stopping in.
December 02, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials
Rain may have turned some people away from Mainstreet Farmers Market this year, but those who shopped on the market's 34 regular-season Saturdays spent more on fresh produce and other items than ever before.
December 02, 2013 | By AL HACKLE firstname.lastname@example.org | Business
Reacting to a group of teachers and community members worried that religious freedoms are being stripped from the classroom, the Bulloch County Board of Education held an impromptu meeting Monday to offer support that notion, but reaffirm its obligation to separate church and state.
December 02, 2013 | Jeff Harrison | Local
TORONTO - Falcons safety William Moore looked into the crowd in Toronto and began wondering whether he was back home in Atlanta.
December 02, 2013 | By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons - AP
The Georgia Southern volleyball team will take on Florida State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m. The contest will be played in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on the campus of the University of Florida.
December 02, 2013 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern
Note: The following is the 14th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.
December 01, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials
NEW YORK - A New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve derailed Sunday, killing four people, injuring more than 60 and sending a chain of toppled cars trailing off the track just inches from the water, authorities said.
December 01, 2013 | By DEEPTI HAJELA and VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press | Nation
FORT STEWART - Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead at a campsite on Fort Stewart.
December 01, 2013 | The Associated Press | Local
Nan Rushing and Buford Brannen, both of Register, have published a new cookbook that is simple and unique.
December 01, 2013 | By CHARLES E. CRAVEY Herald writer | Life
Q: My 11-year-old son cuts corners on everything. If he does a chore, he'll leave the cleaning products behind. If his bed is hard to make, he hides the sheet in the closet and throws the blanket over the bed. Concerning his schoolwork, he doesn't bother studying for tests - he figures he'll gets A's, anyway. We're now seeing this in his soccer practices, where he literally has started cutting corners. How can we ...
December 01, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials
Now that December is here, Christmas shopping is in full swing! It's the season of giving, and while material things are always nice to have, my favorite gifts to offer come from the heart of my home, the kitchen. Most folks can be found at the mall hunting for presents this time of year, but you'd have better luck finding me on the baking aisle of the grocery store. My shopping budget is spent ...
December 01, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials
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Mrs. Juanita A. Keel Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel HINESVILLE -- Mrs. Juanita A. Keel, 89, died Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah following a short illness. Daniel Taylor "Danny" Lingo Hodges-Moore Funeral Home Daniel Taylor "Danny" Lingo, 79, died Thursday, November 7, 2013, in East Georgia Regional Medical Center. Lt. Cmdr. Susan Patricia Nessmith Hodges-Moore Funeral Home Lt. Cmdr. Susan Nessmith passed away at her home in Warner Robins, Ga., ...
November 11, 2013 | | Obituaries
MIAMI - Manu Lecomte's two free throws with 9 seconds remaining gave Miami an 81-80 overtime victory over Georgia Southern Monday night. Jelani Hewitt had an opportunity at a game-winning basket for the Eagles but his 30-foot shot with 2 seconds left bounced off the rim. Donnavan Kirk scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds to lead Miami. Rion Brown scored 15 points and Lecomte finished with 12 points as the Hurricanes ...
November 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Georgia Southern
ATLANTA - The Braves announced Monday they are leaving Turner Field and moving into a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium about 10 miles from downtown in 2017. Atlanta's mayor said the city wasn't willing match an offer from suburban Cobb County worth $450 million in taxpayer funding. Braves executives John Schuerholz, Mike Plant and Derek Schiller said the team decided not to seek another lease at 17-year-old Turner Field and began talks with ...
November 11, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP
The Georgia Southern Eagles will have to do something they haven't done all year if they want to finish their season with a winning record. Win on the road. The Eagles (5-4, 3-4 Southern Conference) close the book on the program's Football Championship Subdivision era with road games against Elon and Florida. The Eagles face Elon (2-8, 1-5) on the road Saturday at 3 p.m. It will also be the ...
November 11, 2013 | By MATT YOGUS email@example.com | Georgia Southern
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith is not giving up on the Falcons' season, just as he wouldn't give up in the closing minutes of a lopsided loss to Seattle. Smith was criticized for exposing quarterback Matt Ryan and others to injuries by leaving them on the field late in Sunday's 33-10 loss to the Seahawks. The coach said he wouldn't abandon the idea of trying to win. Similarly, Smith said Monday he ...
November 11, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons - AP
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Panthers have allowed the second-fewest points in the NFL, the second-fewest yards and have forced 21 turnovers this season. <p style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: ...
November 11, 2013 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports
ATLANTA - Some residents of the area around Turner Field said they were shocked and surprised to hear of the Atlanta Braves' announcement that they plan to build a new stadium in suburban Cobb County. Tracey Long, 41, has lived several blocks from the current home stadium, Turner Field, for about 10 years and said she's very involved with her neighborhood. While out walking her dog Monday morning, she said she and other ...
November 11, 2013 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP
Matt Kenseth did his best to put on a brave face following his worst performance of the season, which just happened to come at the worst possible time in his championship battle with Jimmie Johnson.
November 11, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP
ATLANTA - Coach Paul Johnson hopes Georgia Tech is on the verge of something special. Against No. 8 Clemson, the Yellow Jackets will have their biggest test yet in 2013. The Tigers (8-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won two in a row since suffering an embarrassing home loss to Florida State three weeks ago, but the Tigers are a tough draw for Georgia Tech (6-3, 5-2 ACC). Clemson's offense ranks ...
November 11, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech - AP
About 90 minutes before the shots were fired that killed one man and wounded a second outside one Statesboro nightclub, shots were fired in a separate incident outside another, nearby nightclub in which no one was injured, police said.
November 11, 2013 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local
On a day reserved to celebrate America's veterans, retired U.S. Army Major Tom McElwee urged everyone to remember what servicemen and women fight for, and why they do.
November 11, 2013 | Jeff Harrison | Local
An outpouring of community care and support was shown to a wounded warrior and his family Sunday evening at the Olive Garden restaurant in Statesboro.
November 11, 2013 | By CHARLES E. CRAVEY Herald Writer | Local
In three years, 18 authors with local ties have been honored for their success by Statesboro: The Write Place.
November 11, 2013 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local
CLAXTON - Job Training Unlimited Inc., a Claxton-based company that provides job readiness services funded under the federal Workforce Investment Act in 17 Georgia counties, moved its offices this summer into a county-owned building previously used by Ogeechee Technical College.
November 11, 2013 | By AL HACKLE firstname.lastname@example.org | Business
One of the great joys that I have experienced over the last 10 years in writing this column is to watch businesses grow, thrive, and adapt to the demands of our local economy.
November 11, 2013 | Jan Moore | Columnists/Editorials