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Origins of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

It began with a Statesboro mayor telling a traveling carnival "no."

September 30, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Steak and Burger fundraiser at Boys and Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Statesboro will hold their third annual Steak & Burger Dinner Thursday at the First Baptist Church in the William Perry Social Hall. This year's featured speaker is Emmy winner and former 700 Club and FOX News Commentator, Kelly Wright.

September 30, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Brannen BBQ Benefit; Paulson Recycling

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, September 15, 2008

September 30, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Cutting hair for a cause

Every Wednesday at 5 a.m., 7-year-old Tucker Lanier climbs into the back seat of his family's Dodge Neon with his mom and step dad. The family then makes the three-hour drive to Atlanta for a treatment that is saving his life.

September 29, 2008 | By SARAH ASP OLSON Herald Correspondent | Local


Yard sale proceeds to offset cancer victim’s medical, funeral costs

Organizers are hoping to raise more than $5,000 to help offset the medical and funeral expenses of a local 24-year-old newlywed.

September 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Gas prices soar Friday in anticipation of Ike

Gas stations were like madhouses Friday as area drivers rushed to the pumps in fear of being left without gas or just trying to fill up before the prices skyrocket further.

September 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Chicken dinner fundraiser benefits local cancer victim

What do you get when you combine a community of caring people, countless volunteers and 2,000 chickens?

September 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Patriot's Day; The Phil & Jake Show: First Friday

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, September 12, 2008

September 27, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Jean Russell, wife of Erk, dies

Jean Russell, beloved wife of the late Erk Russell, passed away Thursday at her home in LaGrange. After living in Statesboro for more than 25 years, Russell moved to LaGrange in April to be closer to her family.

September 26, 2008 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Artist Patricia Carter; Patrick & Majid Studio Performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 26, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Day for Southern; Adult Literacy

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, September 10, 2008

September 25, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Michael Guido in hospital after fall

Dr. Michael Guido, famed evangelist known for his "Seeds from the Sower" ministry, was hospitalized Wednesday after a fall at his home in Metter. According to Guido Ministries staff members, Guido, in his 90's, broke no bones, but a CAT scan revealed he "bumped his head when he fell and was bleeding on the brain."

September 25, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Local woman asks to be arrested to have a place to stay, sleep

A Statesboro woman wanted to go to jail so badly she aggravated a deputy until he found a reason to place her behind bars.

September 25, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'The Capitol Steps' to kick off PAC's 6th season Tuesday

Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center opens its sixth season Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by a group of humorous political commentators called "The Capitol Steps."

September 25, 2008 | Sepcial to the Herald | Local


Local restaurant owners unhappy with proposed alcohol changes

Statesboro restaurant owners were surprised to learn the city's Alcohol Control Board proposed Tuesday raising the food percentage requirement to 60 percent for restaurants that serve alcohol. According to a plan proposed by the board, any restaurant that falls below 60 percent in food sales in its quarterly alcohol ordinance compliance report would be reclassified as a bar and would be prohibited from allowing anyone under 21 in their establishment – at any time.

September 25, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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Statesboro man caught fleeing Portal road check

Portal police said they arrested a man Friday night after his flight from a road check led to a chase.

November 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Florida fugitive arrested in Statesboro

A man convicted of burglary in Florida, who was wanted by authorities there, was apprehended Friday after members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team discovered he was living in Statesboro.

November 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


6 arrested after Statesboro apartment search reveals 100 baggies of pot

Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team members arrested six suspects Friday after seizing about 100 baggies of marijuana and two handguns, according to a news release.

November 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia court OKs probation supervision by private companies

ATLANTA - Georgia's highest court ruled Monday that a state law allowing courts to contract with private probation companies to supervise misdemeanor offenders is constitutional but does not allow for additional requirements beyond what is imposed by the courts.

November 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Motorcycle clubs ride through Statesboro to collect toys for needy children

Motorcycles, corvettes and law enforcement vehicles brought Santa Claus to downtown Statesboro Saturday for the 12th year of Santa's Toy Run.

November 24, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Shopping by Lantern Light set for Tuesday

The Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market will host its seventh annual Shopping by Lantern Light from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Charlie Olliff Square in downtown Statesboro, behind Sea Island Bank.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Jackets take 3rd at state cheer championships

Southeast Bulloch High School's competitive cheerleading team finished off a hugely successful season last weekend with a third-place finish in the Georgia Class AAA State Cheerleading Championships.

November 23, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


SEB, SHS earn JROTC honors at state meet

Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro High Schools' JROTC Raider Teams traveled recently to the State Raider Meet at Spaulding High School in Griffin, and each took home top honors.

November 23, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern professor facing complaint about religion in history classes

Georgia Southern University officials are investigating a complaint that Dr. Tom McMullen crosses the line to preaching in his history classes.

November 22, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


GBI probes allegations of jury tampering in Bulloch County civil suit

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents are looking into allegations of jury tampering that led to a recent mistrial regarding a civil suit filed more than seven years ago.

November 22, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro TAD map faces Dec. 31 goal

After voters granted the city of Statesboro redevelopment powers through a Nov. 4 referendum, business leaders, city officials and consultants are scrambling to map a Tax Allocation District, or TAD, for downtown and to adopt a redevelopment plan before Dec. 31.

November 22, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


200 families in need receive Thanksgiving meal from Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Statesboro Food Bank, is providing 200 Thanksgiving meals for local families that need support and help during this time of year.

November 21, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Lifelong Portal farmer gets top Bulloch County award

Jimmy Skrine is a man of few words.

November 21, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Georgia Southern VP named interim president of Georgia Southwestern State

A top Georgia Southern University administrator has been named the interim president of Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus.

November 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro murder verdicts: Momon guilty, Griswould acquitted

After a six-day trial, a Bulloch County jury acquitted one of two men Friday charged with murdering a Statesboro preacher, but convicted the other, who was in prison at the time.

November 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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