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Register voters say no to package stores

Incumbent Gary Lewis defeated challenger Nathan Queen to earn another four years as Statesboro's District 2 City Council member.

November 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Annual Pumpkin Parade thrills Brooklet

More than 500 students, faculty and staff dressed as characters from their favorite books and strutted their stuff during Brooklet Elementary's annual Pumpkin Parade Friday. Eleven books, including "My Teacher For President," " Baa, Baa Black Sheep," and " The Emperor and the Kite," were represented in the lineup. Members of the second grade class dressed as characters from "The Wizard of Oz." Dorothy, Toto, the Wicked Witch, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Winged Monkeys were all represented by children and teachers in costume. Fourth graders displayed their kites as they marched in front of family and friends beginning ...

November 18, 2007 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | Local


929 voters cast ballots during early voting

On the final day early voting for the Statesboro City Council on Friday, 199 individuals came out to cast their ballots. In line with the pattern for the week, the morning traffic was light with the afternoon picking up as the voter shuttles, picking up students in front of Retreiver's Bar And Grill, dropped off electors by the limo load.

November 17, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Statesboro Police Department receives grant for crime suppression unit

The Statesboro Police Department received big news recently - to the tune of over $317,000.

November 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Annual Farm & Forest Festival Saturday

The Georgia Southern Botanical Garden will holds its annual Farm & Forest Festival and Plant Sale today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival allows children of all ages to see what farm life was like back in the 1920s and 1930s through arts & crafts, games and activities. Farm-fresh produce provided by local farmers will be available for purchase at the Farmer's Market. Admission to the event is free.

November 17, 2007 | Sepcial to the Herald | Local


Bulloch gets $288K to expand recycling program

Bulloch County was named along with Griffin, Savannah and Valdosta-Lowndes County to receive a total of $2.2 million in state grants during the 29th Annual Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon in Atlanta. The grants come from the state's Solid Waste Trust Fund (SWTF) to implement four new regional recycling collection programs.

November 16, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Third student diagnosed with staph strain

A third Bulloch County student was diagnosed with MRSA, a strain of staph infection that is resistant to treatment, said Bulloch County Assistant School Superintendent Lynda Yawn.

November 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Dr. Joseph Olson to be featured in exhibition in Savannah

Dr. Joseph Olson will be featured in a solo exhibition of his work at the Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA) Nov. 4th in Savannah with a reception from 2 until 4 p.m. The exhibit will be on display until Nov. 30.

November 16, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Suspect sought in Clito area armed robbery

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a Clito area convenience store Sunday.

November 15, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Lyons man arrested for Statesboro homicide

A Lyons man is behind bars, charged with shooting a Hephzibah man to death at a Statesboro night club, police said.

November 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SEB 'Swarm' sets another school record

The Southeast Bulloch High School "Swarm" marching band set another school record this past Saturday when the squad came home from the Tenth Annual "Heart of Georgia Marching Band Competition" with dozen more trophies. The biggest prize at the event held in Warner Robins was the "Second Runner Up Regardless of Class" Trophy, which meant the Swarm was judged better than 23 of the 26 bands in attendance.

November 15, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch NAACP to hold annual banquet

Saturday night is the annual Freedom Fund Banquet for the Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP. With the theme "Racial Equality: Moving from Good to Great," the night will be capped with a keynote speech from Reta Jo Lewis, former Senior Advisor to President Bill Clinton and Statesboro native.

November 14, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Statesboro Service League's Annual Attic Sale this weekend

Whether you are thrifty, a bargain hunter, a collector or just looking for some useful secondhand items, the place to be on Saturday is at the Statesboro Service League's annual Attic Sale. Hosted at the Ogeechee Fairgrounds main exhibit building, the event promises to be best and largest garage sale in the area.

November 14, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


OTC holds Oktoberfest celebration

Ogeechee Technical College celebrated Oktoberfest Monday

November 14, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Video - Ogeechee Tech Oktoberfest

November 14, 2007 | VINCE JOHNSON | Local


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Georgia online tuition dropping for first year

ATLANTA - Jenni Small has good reason for avoiding 8 a.m. world literature classes at Dalton State College in northern Georgia. The 23-year-old works night shifts as an operator for carpet manufacturer Shaw while finishing her bachelor's degree in mathematics.

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


Group works to preserve Revolutionary War site

SYLVANIA - More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are underway to preserve one of Georgia's least explored Revolutionary War sites.

April 19, 2014 | By ROB PAVEY The Augusta Chronicle | Local


Senate hopefuls take on issues in debate

GROVETOWN, Ga. - Georgia's top Republican Senate hopefuls are scrambling to prove who'd be the most conservative opponent to take on Democratic favorite Michelle Nunn in a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

April 19, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Local VFW post struggling

Statesboro's VFW post has an aging membership, including World War II and Korean War veterans now in their 80s and 90s. Its leaders, several of whom pull double duty just to fill the slate of 12 officers, say the post will fold this year unless it can recruit younger veterans.

April 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Week honors 911 dispatchers

When most people enjoy Easter dinner and egg hunts with the kids Sunday, a handful of folks will be sitting behind desks, operating radios and taking emergency phone calls.

April 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


‘The kid with the Mohawk’

A family that runs together … collects many tennis shoes and wins lots of medals. The Smith family, of Collins, has plenty of both.

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


‘Stabby Stabby Stab Stab’ wins Best Film, Viewers' Choice

A film that captures the funny side of fear won Best Film as well as Viewers' Choice during the sixth annual Statesboro Film Festival, held Thursday night at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

April 17, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man charged in 2013 double fatal crash

A Brooklet man was charged last week with vehicular homicide more than a year after an Evans County accident that took the lives of two Swainsboro residents.

April 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


GSU to host Human Rights Conference featuring Botswana ambassador

Georgia Southern University will host a Human Rights Conference on Saturday featuring Dr. Tebelelo Mazile Seretse, the ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the United States, as the keynote speaker.

April 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU anthropology professor honored in memorial service

Georgia Southern University faculty members and students celebrated the life of a longtime anthropology professor who recently died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

April 17, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Film festival set for Thursday

For the past two years, I guaranteed that if you went to the Statesboro Film Festival you would have a great time or your $5 would be refunded. No one has taken me up on the refund, yet, and I'm confident no one will if they go to tonight's sixth film festival.

April 16, 2014 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Stormwater study moves forward

City Council voted Tuesday to proceed with the second half of a study that prepares Statesboro for a city stormwater department and a monthly fee to fund it.

April 16, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


2 arrested; 9 pounds of pot seized

State and local officers seized nine pounds of marijuana Tuesday along with guns and cocaine when they served a search warrant in Clito.

April 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


GSU football player charged in pot bust

A Georgia Southern University football player bit a police officer during a drug bust Tuesday and was subdued by a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

April 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


City ponders larger raise for employees

Improvement in the economy after years of austerity has led to a discussion of whether the city of Statesboro should give its employees a 2.5 percent raise instead of a smaller raise and another one-time bonus.

April 15, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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