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AP poll: Americans solidly against sending more troops to Iraq

WASHINGTON - Seventy percent of Americans oppose sending more troops to Iraq, according to a new poll that provides a devastatingly blunt response to President Bush's plan to bolster military forces there.

January 29, 2007 | By NANCY BENAC Associated Press Writer | Local


A lot of work goes into Atlanta panda cub’s debut

ATLANTA - First, learning how to walk. Then how to handle the crowds and all the new attention.

January 29, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Schools receive $39,000 from NeSmith Select fund-raiser

When Tom Case returned home from work earlier this week, he wasn't exactly sure why his wife was so excited.

January 29, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Community involvement needed to battle gangs

Editor's Note: This is the second in a two part series dealing with gangs in Statesboro.

January 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Schools receive $39,000 from NeSmith Select fund-raiser

When Tom Case returned home from work earlier this week, he wasn't exactly sure why his wife was so excited.

January 29, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Jared Fogle, Subway spokesperson, coming to Statesboro

Jared Fogle, star of the Subway advertising campaign after he lost more than 100 pounds on the "Subway diet," will be in Statesboro February 2 as part of the American Heart and Stroke Association's Subway Challenge.

January 29, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


MLK celebration begins

The daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be at Georgia Southern University Tuesday as part of the university's celebration of her father's life and vision.

January 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Gangs in Statesboro

The Bottom Girls and the Bottom Boys. The Knockout Kings. The Whitesville Boys. The Headbusters. What about the Crosstown Squad? And don't forget the 3rd Mob of Portal.

January 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


His Iraq plan unveiled, Bush honors fallen and visits troops

FORT BENNING, Ga. - President Bush touted his new Iraq war strategy Thursday to an audience of people under orders to support it - the troops under his command.

January 26, 2007 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Local


At least two injured in four-vehicle wreck on 301 North

A Swainsboro man remains in critical condition after a four-car crash Wednesday that sent the log truck he was driving through a block building.

January 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City addresses parking issues

When Statesboro's City Council passed a series of new restrictions regarding alcohol near the end of 2005, one of the provisions included recalculating parking in shopping centers when a new or existing restaurant applies for an alcohol license.

January 26, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Perdue proposes $20.2 billion budget

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue, fresh off his resounding re-election win, proposed a $20.2 billion budget plan on Wednesday that would boost salaries for teachers, preserve more land and cut taxes for retirees.

January 25, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Bulloch hopes to crack down on local gangs

Gangs in Bulloch County? Possibly. That's why the Bulloch County Board of Education is teaming up with law enforcement and other agencies in sponsoring a panel discussion tonight about gangs and related activity.

January 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ga.-based troops who led 2003 invasion deploy for third Iraq tour

FORT STEWART, Ga. - They've done it twice already in four years, but the third time isn't any easier - Sgt. Michael Konvicka picks up his rifle to go to war while his wife takes up her knitting needles and crochets blankets to help pass the time while he's away.

January 25, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM AP Military Writer | Local


AP Centerpiece: Auto show peeks into short, long-term future of transportation

DETROIT - Higher door lines and more glass in the roof. Sleek, low hood lines with big chrome grilles. Functional interiors, including house-like lighting and a van with seats on two sides of a table.

January 24, 2007 | By TOM KRISHER Associated Press Writer | Local


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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


New Bi-Lo pharmacy in Statesboro hosts Georgia Watermelon Queen

Bi-Lo's Statesboro location will kick off the opening of its new pharmacy Friday with Georgia Watermelon Queen Jennifer Eadie.

July 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Perdue stops in Statesboro, accuses Kingston of liberal spending

U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill & Pub in Statesboro with five days to go in the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.

July 17, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Stranded Georgia casino ship frees itself, docks

SAVANNAH - A casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar freed itself Thursday without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its first passenger cruise out of Savannah.

July 17, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald's ‘Grocery Grab’

Angie McBride first read about the Statesboro Herald's "60-Second Grocery Grab" contest on June 8, the day it was announced in the paper.

July 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


How will Georgia’s broader gun-carry law affect hospitals?

Now that Georgia's controversial gun-carry legislation has taken effect, hospitals across the state are trying to figure out how to respond to it.

July 17, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Statesboro City Council deals with store sites, large and small

Control of retail developments - one big and one small - dominated stretches of Tuesday evening's three-hour Statesboro City Council meeting.

July 16, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bryan County man contracts ‘flesh eating’ disease

Bacteria that caused a "flesh-eating disease" in a Bryan County man last week are found naturally in the environment and are not specifically caused or affected by pollution, officials said.

July 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Revival to be held for historic Willow Hill School

As part of the celebration of the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Willow Hill School, the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will host a Sons and Daughters of Willow Hill Revival, July 29-31.

July 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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