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Empowerment summit draws hundreds

About 200 people came out to participate in the first annual Economic Empowerment Summit sponsored by the African American Business Owner's Coalition. The summit was held April 26 at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building on the campus of Georgia Southern University. The summit consisted of a day-long series of workshops, panel discussions and training sessions designed to provide participants with the essential tools and information they needed to effectively and successfully operate their businesses and improve their communities. Jack Hill, Republican senator for Georgia's 4th District and chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee opened the summit's morning ...

May 19, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


FMB honors Billy Tyson

Farmers and Merchants Bank President Ricky Nessmith announced the retirement of Billy Tyson from the bank's Board of Directors. The board bestowed upon Tyson the title of Director Emeritus in recognition of his over 40 years of service which has benefited Farmers and Merchants Bank. A resolution read at the board meeting recognized Tyson's distinctive service which began in 1968. In 1970 he joined tbe Board of Directors, and served as President of the bank from 1974 to 1991. He served a Chairman of the Board in 1991. During his tenure that spans the past 40 years, his ...

May 19, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Ohio attorney general admits to affair with employee

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Just 16 months into his four-year-term, Ohio's attorney general admitted he was in over his head as he acknowledged an affair with a subordinate and his failure to stop problems that led to a sexual harassment investigation that brought down three of his aides.

May 18, 2008 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press Writer | National


Calif. man accused of investment scam targeting Christians

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Federal authorities arrested a man accused of running an investment scheme that netted more than $25 million by targeting Christian investors nationwide.

May 18, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National


More than 20 Iraqis hurt after missiles fired near hospital

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military on Saturday fired missiles at a target about 50 yards away from the general hospital in Baghdad's Sadr City district, wounding more than 20 people and destroying ambulances, hospital officials said.

May 18, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


As Putin apprentice takes over, Russians weigh an enigma

MOSCOW - It might be a tale out of a 19th century Russian storybook: A clerkish young lawyer apprenticed to a powerful man rises, through Byzantine political intrigue, to become ruler of Russia.

May 18, 2008 | By DOUGLAS BIRCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Diane Miller - Sharing religion still core value for many families in America

Having a religion and sharing that religion in a family setting is still important to Americans.

May 18, 2008 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Alaska governor balances newborn’s needs, official duties

JUNEAU, Alaska - The results of Gov. Sarah Palin's prenatal testing were in, but the doctor's tone was ominous: ''You need to come to the office so we can talk about it.''

May 18, 2008 | By STEVE QUINN Associated Press Writer | National


Buffett and Munger fill arena for annual Berkshire meeting

OMAHA, Neb. - Billionaire Warren Buffett's shareholders always look forward to the time he spends answering questions at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting, a chance to learn from one of the world's most successful investors.

May 18, 2008 | By JOSH FUNK AP Business Writer | National


Woman from Mali who underwent circumcision fights for asylum

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Alima Traore doesn't remember when part of her genitals was removed as a young child in her native Mali. But even at 29, she still lives with the consequences.

May 18, 2008 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | National


Bills seek punishment for use, display of fake weapons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Concerns that realistic-looking toy weapons are confusing police and threatening safety have led 15 states to try going beyond gun control and cracking down on fake firearms.

May 18, 2008 | By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II Associated Press Writer | National


On Japan’s secretive death row, inmate becomes cause celebre

TOKYO - Iwao Hakamada, Japan's longest serving death row inmate, has insisted for 40 years that he is innocent of the four murders he was convicted of. The evidence was suspect, he says, and his confession was coerced.

May 18, 2008 | By CHISAKI WATANABE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China orders heightened efforts to stop deadly virus

BEIJING - China's Health Ministry ordered heightened efforts to stem the spread of infectious diseases Saturday following an outbreak of a virus that has caused the deaths of 22 children in one city and is spreading.

May 18, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Local Roundup: Screven relay team wins state

ALBANY - Area teams competed at the GHSA track and field state championships this weekend. Here are the results.

May 18, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


7 die in severe storms in Ark., raising year’s toll to 26

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. - Residents of communities across Arkansas on Saturday faced the wreckage of homes torn apart by violent weather that has pushed this year's storm death toll in the state up to at least 26.

May 18, 2008 | By KELLY P. KISSEL Associated Press Writer | National


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Try the great taste of Uncle Shug's at three locations

When you think delicious fried chicken at a great value, Uncle Shug's Chicken Barn comes to mind.

April 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Minuteman Press leads the way in Statesboro

When Fred David, owner of Minuteman Press on Brampton Avenue, was researching locations to open his business, Statesboro was the obvious choice.

April 22, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Never a reason to drive a dirty car with Auto Shine Car Wash

There are few things that make you feel better than a spotless care inside and out.

April 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


On Time Fashion aims to please

On Time Fashion, located at 19 North Main Street across from the Bulloch County Courthouse, is known for quality mens and boys wear for every style and budget.

April 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


180 Fitness offers SilverSneakers for seniors

Even though 180 Fitness offers nearly 50 group fitness classes per week, you may not realize that they also offer a program that specifically targets senior adults! It's called the Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program. Through SilverSneakers, several individual health plans and group retirement plans may provide a free gym membership to their insured.

March 11, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Forest Heights wants to be your pharmacy

Forest Heights Pharmacy is a service driven pharmacy. Everything they offer, be it free in town delivery, convenient drive thru window service, prescriptions that are ready in minutes not hours, Medicare part D help, Medication Therapy Management (MTM) or compounding services - the goal is to benefit their customers.

February 18, 2015 | | Locally Owned


Bernard's Jewelers has what you need for Valentine's Day

Bernard's Jewelers owners Pamela Anderson, Polly Reed Schuman and Pamela Reed have just returned from market and packed every inch of their beautiful little jewelry store "that service built."

February 12, 2015 | | Locally Owned


B&R Accounting & Taxes can help in tax season and all year

Marc and Danielle Nauts are the owners of B&R Accounting & Taxes at 45 East Main Street. They share office space with their other company, B&R Treasures & Treats.

January 19, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Grace Gardens creates a happy new home for seniors

Renee Kalloniatis became the owner of Grace Gardens in June 2014.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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