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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


Man wanted for questioning

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department needs help in finding a man whose photo was snapped at a Statesboro ATM. The man is wanted for questioning in a Jan. 5 kidnapping, aggravated assault and robbery that occurred in Savannah's westside community.

January 29, 2007 | | Local


Necropsy held Friday for Georgia Aquarium’s whale shark

ATLANTA - Ralph gained fame - and helped draw millions of visitors to the Georgia Aquarium - as one of the first two whale sharks to be held in captivity in North America.

January 29, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press Writer | 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


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George H.W. Bush objects to Nunn ad in Ga. Senate race

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia is out with another ad showing her with former President George H.W. Bush, who's asked her not to use him in her campaign for the state's open Senate seat.

October 20, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade draws large crowd

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade Monday was one of the largest and most successful in the Statesboro Kiwanis Club's history.

October 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Experts say Carter's school funding model untested

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter's call for a separate state education budget and his promise that it will increase funding for schools is the hallmark of his campaign for Georgia governor against incumbent Republican Nathan Deal.

October 20, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern observes National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

This week is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol & Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the serious public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.

October 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro police: Arrest clears 2 burglary investigations

The recent arrest of one man has cleared two burglary investigations, police said.

October 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Parks and Rec. department honored

The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association First District held its annual awards banquet last week in Statesboro. Among those in attendance receiving awards was the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and its staff.

October 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ga. gubernatorial candidates talk ethics during 2nd debate

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal questioned Democrat Jason Carter's leadership and faulted his legislative record, while Carter attacked the incumbent over a high unemployment rate and accused him of an ethics scandal.

October 19, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Deal forms response team for potential Ebola cases

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced Sunday that he is creating a special team to assess Georgia's preparedness for the Ebola crisis.

October 19, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair brings new rides, annual fun

Amusements of America, the company that provides the midway for the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, will bring new thrill rides to the scene as "fair week" kicks off Monday.

October 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Miracle' baby saved Statesboro mom's life

When Jenny Purvis went to her doctor for a routine prenatal visit at 27 weeks pregnant, she had no idea of the journey that would soon follow.

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


Nunn, Perdue reach out to Georgia women

EVANS - You don't hear Michelle Nunn mention gender politics or try to rally female voters in Georgia around issues of abortion, birth control and gay marriage as she runs for the Senate.

October 18, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Halloween takes over Statesboro Regional Library

Statesboro Regional Library will host two Halloween-themed events designed to encourage children to read.

October 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


The politics of Ebola: A juggling act in Georgia

ATLANTA - The politics of Ebola is particularly intense in Georgia, home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory Hospital, where doctors have treated multiple Ebola patients. It's also no coincidence that the political hand-wringing comes alongside competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate.

October 17, 2014 | By BILL BARROW, KATHLEEN FOODY and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Authorities: Vehicles’ marijuana odor leads to arrests

The smell of marijuana led law enforcement officers to make several arrests Thursday during highway safety checks conducted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team, Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, Statesboro Police Department and Georgia State Patrol.

October 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man flees; 7 arrested in Statesboro

Seven people were arrested Tuesday after one man fled from police to an apartment with a history of recent drug arrests, authorities said.

October 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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