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GSU program aims to retain more freshmen

For students just out of high school, life at college can be overwhelming. Newfound independence, a vibrant social scene and advanced academics force freshmen to adjust quickly.

July 06, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


Bulloch to participate in National HIV Testing Day

Organizers are hoping to administer free HIV/AIDS tests to at least 100 people on Wednesday as part of National HIV Testing Day.

July 06, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Barrow urges action on VA clinic in Statesboro

Congressman John Barrow urged that a Veterans Affairs medical clinic be built in Statesboro during debate last week in Washington on the 2008 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill.

July 05, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


City and state officials to investigate firefighters’ handling of deadly S.C. blaze

CHARLESTON, S.C. - How did a trash fire in an outdoor bin manage to spread to a furniture store and explode into a raging inferno that killed nine firefighters? And why were as many as 16 firefighters inside the place when the roof came down?

July 05, 2007 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press Writer | Local


High Hope volunteers help keep GSU's Botanical Garden beautiful

Every Wednesday at noon, a group of volunteers comes to Georgia Southern Botanical Garden to help keep the grounds looking good for visitors. The Garden relies on volunteers to help with maintenance, plant sales, and festivals, but this group of volunteers is special: they come from High Hope, a facility in Statesboro for people with mental retardation and developmental disability (MRDD).

July 05, 2007 | BY STELLA STEWART Georgia Southern Botanical Garden Intern | Local


Communications drill to be held Saturday to practice in the event of an emergency

Amateur radio operators around the country, including locally in Bulloch County, will be taking part in a communications drill to practice in the event of a natural or manmade disaster.

July 05, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Bridge near Portal reopened after emergency repair

Emergency repairs to the bridge over Upper Lotts Creek on U.S. 80 west of Portal were completed Wednesday afternoon and the road reopened to traffic.

July 05, 2007 | By HOLLI BRAGG DEAL | Local


City adopts FY 2008 budget

The Statesboro City Council approved the city's budget for the upcoming fiscal year at their meeting Tuesday night following a discussion of the potential impact of funding from Bulloch County for the unincorporated fire tax district.

July 04, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Budget cuts would mean less road maintenance

Roads budget history

July 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch County Commission to hold hearing to gather input on the proposed budget

This evening, Bulloch County citizens will have the opportunity to review the county budget and offer input and opinions. Likely some will also offer views on Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch's recommendation to commissioners that taxes be increased to accommodate county needs.

July 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch rec tries to balance services with budget

Note: This is the second of a three-day series looking more in depth at Bulloch County's proposed budget and a possible tax increase.

July 04, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Local


Zoo Atlanta adopts orangutan orphan from Fort Wayne zoo

ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta is adopting an 8-month-old orphan orangutan from an Indiana children's zoo, officials said Tuesday.

July 04, 2007 | Associated Press | Local


Council expected to adopt budget tonight

The proposed budget does not include a tax increase and the city will roll back the millage rate later in the year to account for the property reevaluations done last year.

July 03, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Pennsylvania man steals tires off of two cars in Statesboro

A Pennsylvania man found an alternative to buying tires for his car, according to police. He came to Statesboro and stole them from similar vehicles parked at local businesses.

July 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


U.S. circumcision rate drops; immigration and attitude shifts are cited

SAN FRANCISCO - On the eighth day of her son's life, Julia Query welcomed friends and family to celebrate his birth and honor their Jewish heritage.

July 03, 2007 | By RACHEL KONRAD Associated Press Writer | Local


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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


Choose your favorite film

Which film will earn Best Film at the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival?

April 15, 2014 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


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