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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


Portal High grad wins State House seat in N.C.

Bulloch County native, Marilyn Womack Avila, has won a seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives.

December 23, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cartee named OTC President

Dawn Cartee had a birthday to remember on Thursday as she was named President of Ogeechee Technical College, the place her technical education career began 15 years ago.

December 22, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


21 more arrested in Metter drug raid

Following a drug raid in the Metter area last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigations announced the arrests of 21 more on drug charges. Agents expect further arrests in connection with the investigation, said FBI spokesman Edward W. Reinhold.

December 22, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Brooklet Elementary students sing Christmas Carols

December 22, 2006 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | Local


Cypres Lake fire investigators looking at 'person of interest'

Investigators say they have identified a "person of interest" in a fire that destroyed 260 acres of a dry lake bed earlier this month. Though no charges were filed in the Cypress Lake fire, a Register man was charged with a misdemeanor for " setting a fire within feet of suppression efforts" by firefighters battling the blaze.

December 22, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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5 things to know about Georgia's runoff election

Voters across Georgia will decide 21 primary runoff races during balloting Tuesday, including a high-profile Republican Senate contest between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. Here are five things to know about Tuesday's election.

July 21, 2014 | By RAY HENRY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia NAACP announces Freedom Summer Fellowship Program

The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP recently announced its 2014 Freedom Summer Fellows, including one based at Georgia Southern University.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Conditional bond granted for ex-Statesboro High coach

A man accused of sexual misconduct with a high school student has been granted a conditional bond, weeks after a Bulloch County Superior Court judge initially denied bond.

July 21, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro getting lots of fiber

With about 125 miles of fiber optic cable now being laid to serve Statesboro and Hinesville, Hargray Communications will become the fifth provider of fiber-based, high-speed Internet service in the Statesboro market.

July 21, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New 'Mugs and Movies' is very impressive

Over the past couple of months, Carmike Cinema 12 in Statesboro has undergone extensive exterior and interior renovations. If you have been over that way, you have noticed the repainted exterior of the building. Inside, you will also see fresh paint, wallpaper and bathroom renovations.

July 21, 2014 | | Local


GBI seeks suspects in Brooklet armed robbery

An armed robbery in Brooklet Sunday night has been turned over to agents from the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Rocky Ford woman dies in wreck

A Rocky Ford woman was killed Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle on Georgia Highway 17.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Senate hopefuls stick to conservatives

CARTERSVILLE - As they battle for Georgia's Republican nomination for the U.S Senate, Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue appeal almost exclusively to conservative voters.

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


Parkway honors former mayor, media innovator

A segment of Fair Road is now McDougald Memorial Parkway, honoring a mayor who brought Statesboro its sewer system and donated land for the founding of a church and a university, as well as his descendants, some prominent in electronic and print media.

July 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Local woman grabs $557 in groceries

With shoppers and employees of Ken's IGA in Brooklet cheering her on, Janina Jones of Statesboro filled her shopping cart with $557 of meat and frozen food on Saturday as the winner of the Statesboro Herald's first 60-second Grocery Grab contest.

July 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


A growing problem

Reports of graffiti, increased crime and the arrests of suspects with admitted gang connections have local law enforcement keeping a close eye on a growing problem.

July 19, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Kingston touts ‘local’ appeal

In a phone interview while campaigning Friday morning in Atlanta, U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and "local" will help him with independent voters.

July 18, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


United Fellowship Worship Center breaks ground

In an empty field on Packinghouse Road, nearly 100 believers gathered on a hot July evening for the groundbreaking ceremony of United Fellowship Worship Center.

July 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Stilson farm’s field day shines light on organic farming

STILSON - Healthy Hollow Farms held its first organic peanut field day on Tuesday with one primary goal: to educate local farmers on the benefits of organic farming.

July 18, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Ukraine accuses pro-Russia rebels of downing Malaysian plane

HRABOVE, Ukraine - Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.

July 17, 2014 | PETER LEONARD Associated Press | Local


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