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State expects lowest number of fire fatalities in nearly a decade

ATLANTA - Georgia could see fewer than 100 fire deaths this year - the lowest toll in nearly a decade - thanks to warm weather that is expected to last for rest of the year, according to statistics from the state Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's Office.

January 03, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


Executed man takes half an hour to die

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Defense attorneys and death penalty opponents were outraged Thursday over an execution in which the condemned man took more than half an hour to die, needed a rare second dose of lethal chemicals, and appeared to grimace in his final moments.

December 30, 2006 | By RON WORD Associated Press Writer | Local


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


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Georgia delays Medicaid change on long-term care

A Georgia health agency Thursday delayed approval of a change in the Medicaid eligibility system for people in long-term care whose incomes are above the government program's thresholds.

July 14, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Kingston, Perdue hone attacks in Ga. Senate debate

ATLANTA - Georgia Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue sharpened their attacks on each other during a heated debate Sunday with just over a week to go before their runoff election.

July 14, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald’s new online calendar is ‘huge’

So you're looking for something to do this weekend in Statesboro, and next week, you have some relatives visiting who really want to check out the Lucas Theatre in Savannah, one of whom is also a history buff who wants to learn a little about Georgia's past.

July 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Perdue touts business record in Georgia Senate bid

This is the first of two candidate profiles planned ahead of the July 22 runoff.

July 12, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Averitt youth registration starts Monday in Statesboro

Youth programs at the Averitt Center for the Arts are looking forward to a strong year.

July 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County school results in on last-ever CRCTs

Taking the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests for the last time, students at Brooklet Elementary School were Bulloch County's highest achievers in the elementary grades, while William James, Portal and Southeast Bulloch split the middle school honors, excelling at different grade levels.

July 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Averitt Center season tickets on sale now

If you love seeing live theater, your chance is coming up with the Averitt Center for the Arts' upcoming 2014-15 performance season.

July 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Braille Bible set donated to Statesboro Lions Club

The Statesboro Lions Club recently accepted a precious personal treasure and passed it along to a museum where it can be admired and appreciated by others.

July 12, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro ER doctor to appear on cable TV shows

Dr. Ruthie Crider, of Statesboro, was invited back to "Untold Stories of the E.R." and will appear in the season premiere titled "Turtle Trouble" at 9 p.m. Friday on the Discovery Fit & Health cable channel and at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 26, on TLC.

July 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Kingston leads Perdue in money race

ATLANTA - The two Republicans vying for Georgia's open Senate seat have spent a combined

July 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Statesboro woman turns 103

Family, friends and staff surrounded Mrs. Thelva Sharpe as she celebrated her 103rd birthday Thursday in the Rose Café at Gentilly Gardens.

July 10, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Calif. prostitute a person of interest in overdose of Ga. bar owner

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - A high-priced prostitute charged in the overdose death of a Google executive aboard a yacht in California had searched online for how to legally defend herself after giving a lethal dose of heroin, police in California said Thursday, as authorities in Georgia reopened another overdose case.

July 10, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and TERRY COLLINS Associated Press | Local


Statesboro-area churches help children, families prepare for school

In less than a month, yellow buses will resume their routes and the first bell will ring for the new school year.

July 10, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Guyton man who was missing is found, arrested

SPRINGFIELD - What began as a search for a missing Effingham County man Sunday ended with the man found safe, and then criminally charged, Tuesday night.

July 09, 2014 | By PAUL FLOECKHER Effingham Herald | Local


Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market confirmed for Statesboro's Market District

A city planning board meeting involving a "grocery store" beginning to be built at Brampton Avenue and Fair Road was underway when a reporter's cellphone, neglectfully left on, rang. It was Wal-Mart Stores Inc. calling to confirm that the 41,000-square-foot supermarket will be a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market.

July 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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