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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


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.

January 24, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES Herald Intern | Local


Moderate Baptists to meet in Atlanta on 21st century issues

ATLANTA - In a historic meeting that brought two of the country's three remaining former presidents together, former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton met Tuesday with leaders from 40 moderate Baptist groups who pledged to work on 21st century social and environmental issues.

January 24, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Local


Perdue: Stiffer fines for speedy drivers

ATLANTA - Speeders beware.

January 24, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Bulloch creek used as dumping ground; consequences to follow

As he was driving down a beautiful dirt road in Portal near his home, Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee Deloach got a nasty surprise.

January 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Students return for spring semester

Georgia Southern junior Haley Clayton returned to Statesboro a week ago to begin working at her job.

January 23, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Georgia brothel case to be presented to grand jury

ATLANTA - Prosecutors plan to go to a grand jury with their case against two women accused of running a brothel out of a mansion in an exclusive suburban neighborhood, and they continue to compile a list of the suspects' alleged customers.

January 23, 2007 | By HARRY R. WEBER Associated Press Writer | Local


Perdue, state lawmakers kick off new session

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue took the helm Monday for a second term as governor, saying he was ''humbled by history'' and promising to leave Georgia on firm footing for the generations to come.

January 23, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Coretta Scott King joins slain husband in holiday tribute

ATLANTA - On a recent afternoon, Jeffrey and Liza Dunn brought their daughter and niece to the center dedicated to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., where the family took a moment to sit by the crypt of the civil rights icon and his wife, Coretta.

January 22, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


City officials try to model parking ordinances after other cities

When Statesboro officials were asked to try to address the problem of people parking all over their front yards, they looked at other cities' ordinances and took from them the portions they thought best addressed the issue.

January 22, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Centerfold accused of running brothel in gated Ga. neighborhood

DULUTH, Ga. - For years, Lisa Ann Taylor's neighbors suspected something was going on behind the doors of her white-columned, million-dollar mansion in one of suburban Atlanta's most exclusive neighborhoods.

January 22, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


Police: Local burglary planned by employee

A burglary at a local convenience store early Friday morning was an inside job, police said.

January 22, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Farming exhibit opening at Averitt Center

Agricultures impact on Statesboro and Bulloch County will be the focus of a month-long exhibit opening this Friday at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

January 20, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


MLK celebration in Statesboro

The daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will speak at Georgia Southern on Tuesday, January 16, to culminate the celebration of her father's life in Bulloch County.

January 20, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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Stormwater study moves forward

City Council voted Tuesday to proceed with the second half of a study that prepares Statesboro for a city stormwater department and a monthly fee to fund it.

April 16, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


2 arrested; 9 pounds of pot seized

State and local officers seized nine pounds of marijuana Tuesday along with guns and cocaine when they served a search warrant in Clito.

April 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


GSU football player charged in pot bust

A Georgia Southern University football player bit a police officer during a drug bust Tuesday and was subdued by a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

April 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


City ponders larger raise for employees

Improvement in the economy after years of austerity has led to a discussion of whether the city of Statesboro should give its employees a 2.5 percent raise instead of a smaller raise and another one-time bonus.

April 15, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Choose your favorite film

Which film will earn Best Film at the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival?

April 15, 2014 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Bulloch County dedicates new EMS/fire station

BROOKLET - City, county and state officials, along with a number of emergency responders, gathered inside the bay doors of the new Bulloch County EMS/Fire Station No. 7 while rain fell outside Tuesday morning.

April 15, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Georgia officials approve tuition increases

DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

April 15, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Bitter court feud over sweet Vidalia onions

SAVANNAH - No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia's premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned sweet, delectable taste.

April 14, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Severe weather possible Tuesday morning

Dangerous weather is possible Tuesday morning as a line of storms sweeps across the region.

April 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Lawsuit: Factory pollutes Altamaha River

ATLANTA - An environmental group is suing Rayonier Inc., alleging that its factory in southeast Georgia is discharging millions of gallons of waste that darken the Altamaha River and make it smell miles downstream.

April 14, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


2 arrested in fight during which shot was fired

No one was injured during a fight involving gunfire Sunday afternoon in a busy parking lot, but police arrested two men they say were involved.

April 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


GSU hosts fourth annual ‘No Impact Week’

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability has teamed up with the University Wellness Program to host a number of events throughout April that are designed to improve and protect the environment and change behavior when it comes to food, energy, water and waste.

April 14, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Big rig, pickup truck collide

A tractor trailer and a pickup truck collided early Monday morning after the big rig tried to avoid the pickup, which was traveling south in the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 301 South, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Shot fired in air at Statesboro Walmart parking lot

Statesboro police are investigating an incident in the Walmart parking lot where witnesses said a shot was fired during a fight Sunday afternoon.

April 13, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Have you registered to vote?

Spring election season is just about here.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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