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Violent crime still on rise, FBI data show

WASHINGTON - Murders and robberies continued to rise across the country during the first six months of 2006, on pace for an increase in violent crime for a second straight year, preliminary FBI data released Monday show.

January 03, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Local


Authorities say 2 climbers on Oregon’s Mount Hood may have been swept to their deaths

HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Two climbers still missing on Mount Hood may have been swept to their deaths over a treacherous cliff by howling winds of more than 100 mph after they left their possibly injured companion behind in a snow cave to get help.

January 03, 2007 | By JOSEPH B. FRAZIE Associated Press Writer | Local


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


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Bulloch County deputies arrest 3 in ATV thefts

The arrest of a man hauling drugs and a stolen ATV led sheriff's investigators to two other suspects believed to be responsible for a recent home invasion, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


British Soccer Camp: Story and video

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July 15, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT Herald Staff | Local


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