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GSU's Southern Pride marks 25 years

About 200 men and women stood in the blazing sun, dripping sweat, fighting gnats and sunburn, and all the while playing dynamic music or spinning flags, rifles and batons.

August 28, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Peanut Festival starts Saturday

It will be a hot time in the city Saturday as the Brooklet Peanut Festival gets underway, but the heat won't keep the fun at bay as a foot race, a parade and lots of peanuts lure visitors into the sun.

August 28, 2007 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch BOE buys 9 school buses

The Bulloch Board of Education voted unanimously last week during its regular meeting to purchase seven 72-passenger school buses and two buses for Special Education. Each 72-passenger bus costs $77,768, and the Special Ed buses cost $78,890 each . All of the buses will be air conditioned.

August 27, 2007 | By PAT HOMER phomer@statesboroherald.net | Local


More than 2,600 GSU students at'Operation Move In'

As Jean Williams stood in in the RAC on Georgia Southern's campus waiting for her son to check in, she had a mixture of emotions.

August 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


BUILD project lays foundation for Georgia Southern’s latest group of future leaders

Chris Morris couldn't wait to get to college. The freshman from Snellville was so anxious to leave his home and get to school that he signed up for Project BUILD, a week-long leadership training program for new students, which started the week before classes.

August 26, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Georgia Southern reaches milestones

Georgia Southern could see record enrollment this year as the school may crack the 17,000 student mark for the 2007-2008 academic year.

August 25, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Heat wave hits hard; how to avoid heat exhaustion

Forecasts for the remainder of the week reflect what we already know - it's hot, and getting hotter. As the temperatures soar, experts warn people about the heat - and the heat index.

August 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Heat index levels may affect outdoor practices

With heat indexes in the neighborhood of 115 degrees for the past few days, Bulloch County school administrators are keeping watch over all outdoor practices. And, if the heat doesn't let up, officials may consider moving practices for football, cross country, band and all other outdoor activities to the evening

August 25, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


Waters along S.C. beach reopen after possible shark attack

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. - A man and a 9-year-old boy bitten hours apart while swimming along a South Carolina beach likely suffered shark bites, a marine biologist said Friday.

August 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Woman injured when fleeing state troopers charged with several traffic offenses

A woman fleeing state troopers was charged with several traffic offenses after running a stop sign and crashing into an 18-wheeler.

August 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SHS suffers from limited air conditioning during sweltering heat wave

During the hottest week so far this year, Statesboro High School students have had to deal with limited air conditioning. Oscillating fans and bottled water helped students keep their cool as the school's cooling system struggled under the heat wave, working at only 75 percent capacity due to calcification buildup in water pipes.

August 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


AP ENTERPRISE: Tainted toothpaste followed unchecked route

ATLANTA - Each week, prison guards brought Sherri Painter a fresh tube of SpringFresh toothpaste. She was OK with the spearmint taste, plus it was good at removing stains and cleaning shoes.

August 24, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE and AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Local


Massive steel beams for 9/11 memorial arrive at Savannah port

SAVANNAH - The steel beams shipped from overseas for use in construction of the 9/11 memorial in New York are so massive that a flatbed tractor-trailer can only carry one at a time.

August 24, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


About 300 people from camp asked to take meningitis antibiotic

SAVANNAH - About 270 children and 30 adults have been asked to take an antibiotic that helps prevent bacterial meningitis after attending a summer day camp with a child likely suffering from the infection.

August 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Woman injured in crash during high speed chase

A woman was injured Thursday in a crash that occurred while she was fleeing from a Georgia State Patrol trooper, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper D. H. Averitt.

August 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Disappearing crosswalks will be back in downtown Statesboro

Traffic was blocked around the intersection of West Main and College streets Monday night and Tuesday morning as contractors removed the brick pavers from the four crosswalks. By afternoon, the pavers had been replaced with fresh asphalt.

July 29, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Unaccompanied youths enroll in Dalton schools

DALTON - The challenges presented by an influx of unaccompanied children and youths from Central America streaming across the southern border into the United States have reached Dalton.

July 29, 2014 | By JEFF HARRISON The (Dalton) Daily Citizen | Local


Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Local


Family escapes burning Claxton home

A family of seven escaped a fire early Monday morning caused by food left cooking, Evans County Fire Chief Andy Sikes said.

July 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Willingway appoints new medical director

Dr. Shawn Williams has been named the medical director of Willingway, the addiction recovery center announced Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Keel: Georgia Southern will double-match REACH Scholarship for eligible students

Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks A. Keel recently announced that the university will double-match funds for the needs-based Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen, or REACH, Scholarship program.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Metter police seek robbery suspect

Metter police seek the public's help in identifying a man they say robbed a hotel Sunday afternoon near Interstate 16.

July 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro man, 21, charged with molesting girl, 14

A 21-year-old Statesboro man has been arrested on charges he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl, and the teen also faces charges, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 'You have cancer' changes your priorities

Today, 12 years ago, my life's priorities changed dramatically when my wife's doctor uttered three words, "you have cancer."

July 28, 2014 | | Local


Statesboro man charged in knife attack

A man is being held without bond in the Bulloch County Jail after deputies said he tried to stab another man Sunday night.

July 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County man jailed after woman is attacked

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies responding to a domestic call Sunday evening said they found a man holding a woman down as he struck her.

July 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Photo gallery: Area ballet students sharpen, maintain skills

Under the direction of Statesboro Youth Ballet director Jurijs Safonovs, dance students completed two weeks of rigorous study at the Averitt Center for the Arts Summer Ballet Intensive Friday.

July 28, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


New author exposes Brooklet background in steamy ‘thriller’

Successful, hybrid-published erotic romance author Alessandra Torre, or A.R. Torre, for her latest book, "The Girl in 6E," has set bits of it in Brooklet, with a character from Statesboro. Released July 8 by the Hachette Book Group under its Redhook imprint, it is her first thriller and first book in hardcover.

July 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


John Barrow offers his take on gridlock

Why is there so much gridlock in Washington? Why is Congress so messed up?

July 26, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Gun ban still in effect at local colleges, university

Georgia's new gun law may allow licensed citizens to take their guns into bars, churches and some government buildings, but colleges reserve the right to ban firearms from their campuses.

July 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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