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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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Voter registration deadline looms

Bulloch County voters have several options when it comes to casting votes in the upcoming elections, but if you aren't yet registered, Monday is the last day to do so.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music.

October 01, 2014 | By DEREK KINNER Associated Press | Local


Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrests man wanted in Savannah shooting

An Effingham County man wanted by Savannah police in connection with a shooting Sept. 20 was captured Monday in Statesboro.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Turpentine Festival celebrates Portal history

Live music, plenty of food, crafts and children's rides will bring folks from all over the region to the town of Portal on Saturday, when the community celebrates the 33rd Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Deer lands in SUV's passenger seat in Statesboro

A 10-point buck struck by a car Wednesday morning on Westside Road crashed through the windshield of a second vehicle, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro officials were ready to allege 28 alcohol violations at Rude Rudy’s

If a City Council administrative hearing had proceeded, Statesboro police were prepared to present reports of at least 28 violations of the city Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance at Rude Rudy's. Police counted individual drinks served to several underage patrons to reach that total.

September 30, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


4th filmmaker charged in Allman movie train crash

SAVANNAH - A fourth filmmaker has been charged with crimes stemming from a train collision in southeast Georgia that killed a crew member during shooting of a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman.

September 30, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


South Georgia Center for Cancer Care hosts free Cancer Survivor Day celebration

South Georgia Center for Cancer Care will host its free Cancer Survivor Day celebration on Friday from 4:30-8 p.m. at The Hall by 40 East Grill on 19B S. Vine St.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County robbery suspect arrested in Florida

A Statesboro man has been arrested in connection with the July 8 robbery of a truck stop, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New solar farm nearly ready near Portal

Construction is nearly complete on a one megawatt solar farm on Highway 80 near Portal.

September 30, 2014 | | Local


Analysis for Statesboro Authority

The Development Authority of Bulloch County is receiving some professional guidance from Boyette Strategic Advisors for how it should be funded and fixed with land, buildings and incentives to bring more jobs to Statesboro and Bulloch County.

September 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Final deal to start dredging Savannah harbor close

SAVANNAH - Within two weeks, officials expect to sign a cost-sharing deal with the federal government that's needed to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority's top executive said Monday, meaning construction could begin within a few months on the $706 million project state officials have pursued for 15 years.

September 29, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Defense, prosecutors preview Atlanta school cheating cases

ATLANTA - Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Defense attorneys countered in their opening statements that their clients were committed educators but made enemies of former colleagues who are now lying about their involvement in cheating.

September 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Halloween party to benefit literacy foundation

A Halloween party scheduled for Oct. 24 will benefit efforts to boost childhood literacy.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Herald writer wins coveted spot at Guideposts workshop

Statesboro Herald writer and columnist Julie Lavender was recently named one of 12 winners of the Guideposts 2014 Writers Workshop Contest. Lavender submitted four stories for consideration and was chosen to fill one of the coveted spots for the workshop, held every other year.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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