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Perdue wins second term as governor

ATLANTA - Even as Gov. Sonny Perdue's supporters started to crowd a hotel banquet hall Tuesday to watch election returns, they were practicing their victory toasts.

November 17, 2006 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Cowboys for Cures

A couple of cowboys riding along U.S. 80 Wednesday weren't just out for a trail ride. Father and son team Ernest and Whittel Nunely, decked out in leather dusters and cowboy hats, were riding for a cause.

November 17, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Burns: Race still too close to call

During a press conference in Savannah Thursday, Max Burns said the race between himself and incumbent John Barrow for Georgia's 12th Congressional seat was "too close to call."

November 17, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GOP control of Congress is on the line on Election Day ’06

WASHINGTON - Republican control of Congress was on the line Tuesday in an election colored by voters' dismay over the Iraq war and misbehavior in Washington.

November 16, 2006 | By CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press Writer | Local


Voting brisk around county Tuesday

Just under half of Bulloch County's registered voters showed up at the polls Tuesday, lured into action by the hotly contested gubernatorial and congressional races, local races, pertinent issues or a sense of responsibility as citizens.

November 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Georgia’s race for governor nears end — or not

ATLANTA - Georgia may have finally heard the last of those repetitive campaign ads declaring what ''Sonny did'' or promoting ''the big guy looking out of the lil' guy.''

November 16, 2006 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Rumsfeld to resign

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, architect of an unpopular war in Iraq, intends to resign after six stormy years at the Pentagon, Republican officials said Wednesday.

November 16, 2006 | By DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | Local


Man shoots himself to attempt to cover up his crime

A Clyo man couldn't keep his stories straight when explaining a gunshot wound to police, and ended up behind bars, charged with burglary.

November 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Reports say early morning voting busy in Bulloch

Lee DeLoach's estimate that voter turnout in Bulloch County would exceed the state average and may top 53 percent got off to a good start Tuesday morning.

November 16, 2006 | From Staff Reports | Local


Election day turnout for Bulloch is expected to be good

Shontay Jones is expecting a long day today.

November 16, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Gibson, Rushing win commission races

Republican incumbent Walter C. Gibson ran away with the Bulloch County Commission race for District 2 Post B, sweeping 73 percent of the vote past Democrat challenger Carlos Brown's 27 percent, according to the final tally Tuesday night.

November 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Donnie Rushing is sentenced after bank fraud

A federal judge sentenced a Statesboro man to 32 months in prison after he pled guilty to bank fraud.

November 14, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man assaults cop by dragging him with his car

A man defying orders from a Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy at a road check ended up shot with a Taser, then arrested, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

November 14, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Commission candidates reach out

With the general election just around the corner, four Bulloch County Commission hopefuls are still beating the bushes to get their messages out to constituents. Three commission seats are up for reelection, but District 1, Post B incumbent Anthony Simmons, a Democrat, is unopposed.

November 13, 2006 | BY HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


NAACP Banquet

Frances Hooks Humanitarian Award Winner Adrienne Thompson White will be the featured speaker at the 2006 NAACP Bulloch Branch Freedom Fund Banquet Saturday at Snella's Special Events in Statesboro. This year's banquet theme is "Valuing our Votes, Voting our Values."

November 13, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Statesboro shooting victim’s family pleads for answers

While more than 40 people met Thursday night to remember a man killed last week in a shooting in Statesboro, the family of a woman gunned down two years ago held a quiet, intimate memorial service.

August 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

NEW YORK - The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

August 22, 2014 | By ALICIA RANCILIO Associated Press | Local


American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

ATLANTA - As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus.

August 22, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


A life ended too soon

With so much pain in the world right now - from Statesboro to Ferguson, Missouri, and all the way into Iraq and Syria - community leaders and friends and family members of a Statesboro man who was gunned down last week came together to pray.

August 22, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


United Way emphasizes people in 2014 Bulloch County campaign

For its 2014 Bulloch County campaign, United Way of Southeast Georgia is aiming at increased participation rather than a dollar target, organizers said at their informal campaign kickoff Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County commissioners appeal judge’s order on personal care home request

Bulloch County commissioners voted Tuesday to appeal a judge's order that a previous denial of conditional use be reversed.

August 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Distinctive tattoo’ leads Bulloch County deputies to burglary suspect

A "distinctive tattoo" led to a man being arrested Wednesday on burglary charges after sheriff's deputies shared images from a surveillance video taken when the suspect burglarized a local business, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Screven County stadium rededication to honor namesake, Vietnam vets

Organizers of a ceremony rededicating the Screven County High School football stadium to its namesake, Maj. Charles L. Kelly, hope to honor Vietnam War veterans from throughout the area at the event preceding Saturday night's football game in Sylvania.

August 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern University to host fall 2014 ’Boro Browse

Georgia Southern University will host its Fall 'Boro Browse event on Tuesday.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 American Ebola patients discharged from hospital

ATLANTA - Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, where the scene Thursday was festive and celebratory - a stark contrast to the sterile, rushed atmosphere that marked their arrival nearly three weeks ago.

August 21, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Senate control could rest with well-funded women

WASHINGTON - The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.

August 20, 2014 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press | Local


Regents grant Georgia Southern state’s first undergraduate manufacturing engineering program

Georgia Southern University made history Wednesday when the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents granted the university the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and the Southeast.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro announces ‘tax increase’ to keep same millage

With the effect on its budget now smaller than previously estimated, the city of Statesboro has slated three "property tax increase" hearings after several City Council members indicated support for keeping the millage rate unchanged.

August 20, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Man found dead in wrecked vehicle in northeastern Bulloch County

A man whose body was found Wednesday in his vehicle in woods off Old River Road North was killed in an automobile accident, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said.

August 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Archie Manning appearance at Georgia Southern postponed until spring

Georgia Southern University has rescheduled its Leadership Lecture Series featuring speaker Archie Manning, a National Football League player, 1989 National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame member, and chairman of the National Football Foundation, until March.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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