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Train derails in Millen

More than 20 railroad cars left the tracks Thursday in a train derailment near Millen. No one was hurt, but the Norfolk-Southern Railway had " a mess" to clean up, said Jenkins County Sheriff Tim Fields.

December 30, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


And the winning T-shirt design is ...

Red Cross officials announced the 12 winners for the annual Dress Down Day t-shirt contest Thursday night at the Bulloch County Board of Education meeting, with the overall winner Melissa Jones having her design appear on the back of the t-shirts.

December 30, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Four Army ROTC cadets from GSU receive commissions

Four Army ROTC cadets at Georgia Southern University were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army last week.

December 30, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Local


Lemons from this tree no 'dwarfs'

Sandra Price bought a dwarf lemon tree, but the fruit of the tiny shrub are giants.

December 30, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Donnell 'Donnie' Simmons dies at age of 67

Statesboro residents remembered a man who "fought for what is right" and was a voice for equality as they recalled the life of Donnell "Donnie" Simmons, 67, who died Dec. 9 at Ogeechee Area Hospice from an extended illness.

December 30, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


List of motions presented in Futch murder trial

Attorneys for suspects in a year-old murder case filed motions recently asking that the suspects not be shackled in the courtroom, that law enforcement officers not be in uniform while in court and to block the state from seeking the death penalty.

December 29, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Former preacher faces charges in child molestation case

A former Baptist church pastor and convicted sex offender faced Bulloch County Superior Court Judge William T. Woodrum Monday for a first appearance on child molestation charges.

December 29, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Judge hears new defense motion to delay courthouse shooting trial

ATLANTA - Defense lawyers pleaded anew Wednesday for a judge to delay next month's murder trial of accused courthouse gunman Brian Nichols, saying they simply will not be prepared to go forward by then.

December 29, 2006 | By HARRY R. WEBER 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.

December 29, 2006 | By ARAINA REAVES Herald Intern | Local


Perdue: Rising economy not a license to hike spending

ATHENS, Ga. - Gov. Sonny Perdue warned state lawmakers on Tuesday that Georgia's improving economy is not a license to boost spending or push through politically popular tax cuts.

December 29, 2006 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


JonBenet Ramsey’s father: ‘‘There will be a resolution’’

ATLANTA - Nearly 10 years after the death of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, her father says he still believes the case will be resolved.

December 28, 2006 | Associated Press | Local


Delta pilots rally for their airline in face of US Airways bid

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - Nearly 3,000 pilots, their families and other officials gathered Wednesday for a rally to support keeping Delta Air Lines an independent carrier based in Atlanta.

December 28, 2006 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Local


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


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5 receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

Five local citizens were honored for devoting their lives to serving others during the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet held Tuesday night at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

April 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Wiggins is Humanitarian of the Year

Statesboro resident Chad Wiggins was named the 2014 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year during Tuesday night's Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

April 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Cagle speaks of inspiration

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle recalled times of inspiration and fond memories of his football days at Georgia Southern University Tuesday night at the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala held at the university's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

April 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


SEB senior named Youth of the Year

Morgan Alford, 18, will put her $2,000 Youth of the Year scholarship to use this fall at the University of Georgia.

April 01, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Fire destroys Portal mobile home

A fire in Portal early Monday destroyed a single-wide mobile home, but no one was injured.

April 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Dr. Keel goes to Washington

Georgia Southern University President Brooks A. Keel has been invited by U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, to speak before the committee at a hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

April 01, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 arrested after meth lab found

A tip about a stolen truck Monday led investigators to the discovery of a methamphetamine lab in a Rocky Ford Road home.

April 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


12th District GOP candidates debate

In their first debate, the five Republican candidates for Congress in Georgia's 12th District responded to questions about Obamacare, Ukraine, reducing regulations, and states' rights in regard to medical marijuana.

March 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


OTC, high schools renew dual-enrollment options

Programs available to high school students in Bulloch, Evans and Screven counties allow them to earn career-specific certificates from Ogeechee Technical College by the time they graduate from high school.

March 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


11 arrested in connection with ‘pharmacy shopping’

Eleven people have been arrested in connection with "pharmacy shopping" at several area businesses during the past few weeks.

March 31, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Police: Man dead after shooting at Columbus State

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Police at Columbus State University fatally shot a man over the weekend after officers responded to a report of someone with a gun, authorities said. A lawyer for the man's family said Monday that the man was unarmed and a visitor on campus.

March 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Bulloch schools CRCT testing set to begin Monday

Bulloch County Schools students in third through eighth grade will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests beginning Monday and ending April 9.

March 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch HR managers struggle to fill technical jobs

Human resources pros at major Bulloch County employers, including Georgia Southern University as well as industries such as Viracon, report difficulty finding qualified people for mechanical and technical jobs and certain other specialized work.

March 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Attorney: Police violated own standard procedure in Rackley Street shooting

A Georgia Press Association attorney says the Statesboro Police Department violated its own procedure on incident reporting when officers failed to include key details in a report about an officer-involved shooting in October.

March 29, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Bulloch schools get $4M boost

The Bulloch County Schools will receive $4 million more in state funding next school year than they have this year, Chief Financial Officer Troy Brown showed the Board of Education in a preliminary report Thursday.

March 28, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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