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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


Boro Snapshot

Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com will ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.

December 29, 2006 | By ARAINA REAVES Herald Intern | Local


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


JonBenet Ramsey’s father: ‘‘There will be a resolution’’

ATLANTA - Nearly 10 years after the death of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, her father says he still believes the case will be resolved.

December 28, 2006 | Associated Press | Local


Delta pilots rally for their airline in face of US Airways bid

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - Nearly 3,000 pilots, their families and other officials gathered Wednesday for a rally to support keeping Delta Air Lines an independent carrier based in Atlanta.

December 28, 2006 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Local


Georgia cotton makes surprising comeback after near disaster

ALBANY, Ga. - Georgia cotton growers braced for a disaster during the hot, dry weeks of June and July, but the crop rebounded in August thanks to some generous rainfall and now is expected to produce some surprisingly good yields.

December 27, 2006 | By ELLIOTT MINOR Associated Press Writer | Local


Poultry experts treat avian influenza as foregone conclusion

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - The dreaded avian influenza outbreak has yet to strike the U.S., but here in one of the nation's leading poultry producing regions they talk as if it already has.

December 27, 2006 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Carter: Criticism has led to more attention on Israeli policy

ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter says the criticism aimed at his latest book is a sign that its take on Israeli policy is generating more interest in the plight of the Palestinians.

December 27, 2006 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Statesboro man charged in beating of Springfield preacher

After receiving information that a suspect in a recent aggravated assault and robbery of a radio preacher in Springfield was possibly in the area, Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies ended up arresting two men they say are connected to the incident.

December 26, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Holiday mail expected to be busy

The remainder of this week and next Monday are expected to be the busiest time of the year for the Statesboro Post Office as people hurry to mail off presents to friends and family.

December 26, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Legislative leaders raise lawmakers’ per diem 35 percent

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's 2007 General Assembly hasn't yet begun, but legislative leaders have already handed themselves and their colleagues a 35 percent boost in their daily allowance.

December 26, 2006 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


GSU winter grads celebrate

The challenges of the working world are the same as the challenges of pursuing a degree, said Charles Chandler, keynote speaker for one of three commencement exercises Friday for Georgia Southern University's 15th Annual Winter Commencement.

December 26, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sonny the pooch makes public appearence

December 26, 2006 | From staff reports | Local


OTC names EAGLE winner for 2006

Mechelle Spaulding is the 2007 Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) representative from Ogeechee Technical College.

December 24, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Local


Former Boro resident makes soothing music

When Jeff Greene gave his friend's son a CD of his own original music, he didn't expect it to mushroom into a series of therapeutic music CDs.

December 24, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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19 jailed in tax fraud

Federal agents arrested 19 people Tuesday, bringing the total of suspects in a Statesboro-area tax fraud and identity theft case to 56 arrests. Two suspects remain fugitives. This week's roundup follows previous arrests earlier this year and in 2013.

April 24, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local teen’s ‘Popular’ book goes worldwide

If Statesboro can have something like a literary Hannah Montana, its own iCarly of young adult literature, Maya Van Wagenen, 15, author of "Popular: Vintage Wisdom for the Modern Geek" appears headed for that level of teen celebrity.

April 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Rev. Bill Coen retires after 50 years of music ministry

The Rev. Bill Coen, the minister of music at Statesboro First Baptist Church, is retiring from ministry this week after serving for half a century.

April 24, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Teachers, support personnel look to board for raises

After the Bulloch County Board of Education increased Superintendent Charles Wilson's salary in his new two-year contract and heard a report of increased state funding, teachers and other school employees voiced a desire for raises.

April 23, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Man dies, another is critical after motorcycle crash

A Guyton man was killed Wednesday morning in a motorcycle crash. Another man remains in critical condition after both motorcycles collided, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

April 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Deal signs bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

ELLIJAY, Ga. - Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.

April 23, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


EPD eases rules on development near marsh

SAVANNAH - The state Environmental Protection Division will no longer require developers to keep a 25-foot construction buffer from the edge of some coastal salt marshes, and the decision has Georgia conservation groups in an uproar.

April 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Shooting victim in critical condition

One man is behind bars and one is in critical condition after a Tuesday night shooting at a B. Stubbs Road residence near Clito.

April 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Willingway to host 38th annual homecoming

Willingway, specialists in addiction treatment, will host more than 600 alumni, family and friends during its 38th annual homecoming event this weekend at Marriott Springhill Suites Conference Center.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


School system weighs state flexibility options

The Bulloch County Board of Education will need to make a major decision by July 15, 2015. That's when state law requires all school systems to notify the Georgia Department of Education which of four new education models they will use.

April 23, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Man-made wetlands filter stormwater at port

SAVANNAH - Land once used to bury garbage near the Port of Savannah has been converted to a man-made ecosystem of marsh grasses and microbes, bugs and birds aimed at cleaning pollutants from rainwater before it reaches the Savannah River.

April 22, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Lawsuit challenging Ga. gay marriage ban filed

ATLANTA - A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

April 22, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Fire consumes pickup truck, cabinets

A pickup truck hauling cabinets caught fire Tuesday afternoon, and the blaze quickly engulfed the vehicle.

April 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man, 76, dies in Evans County fire

The state fire marshal is investigating a house fire in Evans County Monday that took the life of an elderly man.

April 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Masked men invade home

A home invasion robbery early Tuesday morning has Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators on the lookout for a gang of armed, masked men.

April 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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