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Cowboys for Cures

A couple of cowboys riding along U.S. 80 Wednesday weren't just out for a trail ride. Father and son team Ernest and Whittel Nunely, decked out in leather dusters and cowboy hats, were riding for a cause.

November 17, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Burns: Race still too close to call

During a press conference in Savannah Thursday, Max Burns said the race between himself and incumbent John Barrow for Georgia's 12th Congressional seat was "too close to call."

November 17, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GOP control of Congress is on the line on Election Day ’06

WASHINGTON - Republican control of Congress was on the line Tuesday in an election colored by voters' dismay over the Iraq war and misbehavior in Washington.

November 16, 2006 | By CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press Writer | Local


Voting brisk around county Tuesday

Just under half of Bulloch County's registered voters showed up at the polls Tuesday, lured into action by the hotly contested gubernatorial and congressional races, local races, pertinent issues or a sense of responsibility as citizens.

November 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Georgia’s race for governor nears end — or not

ATLANTA - Georgia may have finally heard the last of those repetitive campaign ads declaring what ''Sonny did'' or promoting ''the big guy looking out of the lil' guy.''

November 16, 2006 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Rumsfeld to resign

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, architect of an unpopular war in Iraq, intends to resign after six stormy years at the Pentagon, Republican officials said Wednesday.

November 16, 2006 | By DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | Local


Man shoots himself to attempt to cover up his crime

A Clyo man couldn't keep his stories straight when explaining a gunshot wound to police, and ended up behind bars, charged with burglary.

November 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Reports say early morning voting busy in Bulloch

Lee DeLoach's estimate that voter turnout in Bulloch County would exceed the state average and may top 53 percent got off to a good start Tuesday morning.

November 16, 2006 | From Staff Reports | Local


Election day turnout for Bulloch is expected to be good

Shontay Jones is expecting a long day today.

November 16, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Gibson, Rushing win commission races

Republican incumbent Walter C. Gibson ran away with the Bulloch County Commission race for District 2 Post B, sweeping 73 percent of the vote past Democrat challenger Carlos Brown's 27 percent, according to the final tally Tuesday night.

November 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Donnie Rushing is sentenced after bank fraud

A federal judge sentenced a Statesboro man to 32 months in prison after he pled guilty to bank fraud.

November 14, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man assaults cop by dragging him with his car

A man defying orders from a Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy at a road check ended up shot with a Taser, then arrested, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

November 14, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Commission candidates reach out

With the general election just around the corner, four Bulloch County Commission hopefuls are still beating the bushes to get their messages out to constituents. Three commission seats are up for reelection, but District 1, Post B incumbent Anthony Simmons, a Democrat, is unopposed.

November 13, 2006 | BY HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


NAACP Banquet

Frances Hooks Humanitarian Award Winner Adrienne Thompson White will be the featured speaker at the 2006 NAACP Bulloch Branch Freedom Fund Banquet Saturday at Snella's Special Events in Statesboro. This year's banquet theme is "Valuing our Votes, Voting our Values."

November 13, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU's Recreation Activity Center expansion opening Monday

Almost nine years after the original building opened, Georgia Southern's Recreation Activity Center is set to open an expansion that will more than double the size of the facility.

November 13, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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All workers safe after blaze in Great Dane's Statesboro plant

A fire Thursday afternoon at Statesboro's Great Dane plant resulted in no major injuries, but four firefighters suffered minor heat exhaustion as the blaze added to already steaming temperatures.

July 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro’s Firecracker Fest promises explosive fun for the Fourth

Mill Creek Regional Park will be bustling with activity today during the 2014 Firecracker Fest, featuring family entertainment, games and, of course, fireworks.

July 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police: Man uses air-conditioner wires to light cigarette

Police arrested a man Wednesday they said snatched wires out of an air conditioner, then plugged the bare wires into a wall socket in order to light a cigarette.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Statesboro man fired shots at several people in Brooklet

A Statesboro man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after deputies say he fired shots at his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in her Brooklet yard, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Arthur approaches N.Carolina; vacationers head out

RODANTHE, N.C. - Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of the state's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks.

July 03, 2014 | By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern basketball player arrested

A Georgia Southern basketball standout and a teammate who just graduated have been arrested on drug and weapons charges after investigators executed a search warrant at a Statesboro apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Child rape case leaves mysteries

Matthew Coniglio's Pooler home held a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thumb drives.

July 02, 2014 | By MITCH WEISS, RAY HENRY and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County Commission to hold workshop, public hearing

Bulloch County commissioners will meet next Tuesday for a workshop session before a public hearing regarding the proposed fiscal 2015 county budget.

July 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Cheshire steps in as interim Statesboro city manager

Robert Cheshire, Statesboro's city engineer for more than 15 years, has officially begun his service as interim city manager, after last week's public falling out over alleged private meetings ended in City Council firing City Manager Frank Parker.

July 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Ahead of July 4th, a tropical storm off Florida

SAVANNAH - With the July Fourth weekend on the horizon, the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm plodded off Florida's coast Tuesday, though Arthur wasn't yet spooking too many in the storm's potential path.

July 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia nursing homes in arrears may lose Medicaid

Nursing homes and other medical providers that owe money to a Georgia health agency now face a repayment timetable that could lead to their being cut off from the government Medicaid program.

July 01, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


University System of Georgia changes gay couples' benefits

ATLANTA - Married same-sex couples will get tax benefits equal to heterosexual couples through a retirement plan offered by the University System of Georgia, following a Monday vote by the system's governing board.

June 30, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Summer weather cooperating with Bulloch County farmers – so far

If the current weather patterns continue through the summer, Bulloch County farmers could see a positive year.

June 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Obama lauds former CEO as right choice to fix VA

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sought to turn the page Monday on a humiliating chapter in the history of the Veterans Affairs Department, tapping former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the sprawling agency.

June 30, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Local


Statesboro native puts on 'World's Largest Kids Fishing Rodeo'

Statesboro native and former superintendent of schools Dr. Billy Bice and his wife, Florence Ann, retired to St. Simons Island several years ago. Shortly after moving there, he purchased a 22-foot Pathfinder bay boat and began Billy Bee Charters. Billy caters to families, but the focus is on children.

June 30, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


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