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Volunteers to clean local waterways Saturday

Bulloch County area volunteers will wade into the Ogeechee River Saturday as part of the continuing statewide campaign to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of Georgia's rivers and streams.

November 01, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Boro Snapshot - Can you get flu from the flu shot?

Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 12 and 3. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

November 01, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Chemical leak at Michigan plant forces evacuation of 3,000 people

MELVINDALE, Mich. - A hydrochloric acid leak at a metal finishing plant Tuesday forced the evacuation of 3,000 residents and schoolchildren, authorities said. At least one injury was reported.

October 31, 2007 | By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press Writer | Local


Over 300 volunteer for Habitat for Humanity's Build-a-Thon

Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County completed its first-ever Build-a-Thon this past weekend with a record number of volunteers.

October 31, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Florida man lands 844-pound shark

DESTIN, Fla. - Six friends went to a fishing tournament looking to catch some grouper. They caught an 844-pound shark instead.

October 30, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Claxton man killed in weekend accident

A Claxton man was killed Friday when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire.

October 30, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Fair organizers have a love story to remember

When the fair comes to town, people pay admission and line up to buy tickets as the flashing lights and colorful sights of the Amusements of America midway lure them into an atmosphere of fun. They ride the rides, play the games, and devour the cotton candy and Italian sausages. Sometimes they fall in love.

October 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Video - 2007 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

October 28, 2007 | VINCE JOHNSON | Local


Fair attendance on the rise

Admissions and midway ticket sales for the first three days of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair increased over last year. Both Statesboro Kiwanis Club members and Amusements of America officials expect cool, clear weather, paired with the fact that the last three days of the fair are usually the busiest, will lure record numbers out to enjoy the fair.

October 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two arrested after snatching containers of money from business

A man and a juvenile entered a business Thursday and snatched collection containers holding cash before fleeing. They were later apprehended and arrested, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

October 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sheriff: Three beat man in his home before stealing goods

Three men attacked a man in his own home Wednesday, beating him and stealing a variety of goods including guns before fleeing with a fourth man, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

October 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Couple has 'fairy' tale wedding at Kiwanis Ogeechee fair

Stilson native Ronald E. Douberly Jr. and Xochith Herrera Garcia were married Thursday morning by Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee Deloach. The bride wore white, guests threw rice, and they spoke their vows underneath a tent at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Habitat to hold Build-a-Thon

What will bankers, attorneys, students and representatives of businesses and churches have in common this weekend?

October 26, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Fair workers get medical, dental care

In what has become an annual fair tradition, the First Baptist Church of Statesboro is again sponsoring a dental trailer and medical tent for the workers at the Ogeechee Fair. Free of charge, the workers will be able to obtain basic dental care at the trailer, such as fillings and extractions, as well as some primary medical check-ups.

October 26, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Marshals investigate arson in Register

Information leading to the arrest and conviction of the party responsible for burning a mobile home in the Register area could be worth up to $10,000.

October 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Willow Hill commemorates ‘equalization school’ past

The fact that Willow Hill School was established in 1874 testifies to the desire of the founding families, nine years out of slavery, to educate their children. But the existing building, built in 1954, stands as an example of then-modern schools built by the state of Georgia in a last-ditch attempt to justify segregation.

September 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia film studio delivers high drama, few results

SAVANNAH - Medient Studios promised to bring 1,000 jobs and a taste of Hollywood glamor to the middlebrow suburbs of Effingham County last summer, when the company broke ground on a $90 million movie-production campus west of Savannah.

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


At the touch of a button at East Georgia Regional

A new cooperative project between East Georgia Regional Medical Center and Emory University links the Statesboro hospital's ICU by audio, video and continuous computer charting of patients' vital signs to Emory's 24/7 critical care medical staff.

September 01, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 'Bubba San's' latest gig: Real estate sales

Stereotypically in the South, if you hear someone refer to a man as "Bubba," you immediately have visions of "Larry the Cable Guy" and banjo music. Thanks to a new generation of southern Bubbas, that perception is changing.

September 01, 2014 | | Local


Statesboro man in jail after Sunday-morning beating

A 23-year-old Statesboro man is in jail after a violent beating early Sunday morning left a male victim with multiple broken bones and contusions, according to a news release issued Monday by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


City employees aim to be Fit by '15

Statesboro city employees, among them desk jockeys and maintenance workers and a cop literally walking a beat, are keeping track of every step they take as part of the city's Fit By '15 Health and Wellness Challenge.

August 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Nunn, Perdue battle over backgrounds

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue share the title of CEO but are trying to make the case their experiences couldn't be more different as they campaign for Georgia's open Senate seat.

August 30, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Ogeechee research aims at warning matrix

Research leaders from Georgia Southern University and the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences revealed the outlines this week for two and a half years of basic research to support an environmental early warning system for the Ogeechee River.

August 30, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Traffic stop leads to arrests

A traffic stop led to the arrest of two men, one of whom is wanted in a Long County kidnapping, according to a release from the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bouncer arrested in student's death

A bouncer for a local bar is in jail after the beating death of a Georgia Southern University student.

August 29, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No place like home: Senate foes raise questions

ATLANTA - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.

August 29, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press | Local


Statesboro assault victim dies; suspect charges may be upgraded

A man found unresponsive early Thursday morning at a Statesboro bar died later that afternoon, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch confirmed Friday morning.

August 29, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


UPDATE: Suspect arrested in bar beating

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday evening charged in an aggravated assault incident which left another man in critical condition.Cpl. Justin Samples, spokesman for the Statesboro Police Department, could not confirm reports late Thursday night that Michael Gatto, 18, address unavailable, had died. He did confirm, however, that Grant James Spencer, 20, was taken into custody on charges of aggravated assault in connection to the attack that resulted in Gatto being transported to a Savannah hospital.

August 28, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro FBI to be honored for Claxton man’s arrest

The FBI's Statesboro office will be among several law enforcement agencies honored for battling terrorism and protecting civil rights during the Fifth Annual SHIELD Awards, hosted by the Anti-Defamation League.

August 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Truth Has No Color'

Local law enforcement and community leaders fielded questions Tuesday night as a crowd of Georgia Southern University students and other citizens discussed race relations and interaction between police and about 150 community members during the "Truth Has No Color" event in the university's College of Education building.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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