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Evacuees still unable to return as wildfire threatens to spread

WAYCROSS - Hundreds of southeast Georgia residents were unable to return to their homes Friday morning as wildfires that have already blackened more than 95 square miles threatened to spread in the area and jump a major highway.

May 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler warm up before the big show

May 12, 2007 | Photos by Jake Hallman/Connect Statesboro | Local


Fire chief dispells rumors of dispute in Ware County

Like the raging wildfire that has been consuming much of Ware County this week, rumors surrounding a conflict between Statesboro Fire Chief Dennis Merrifield and a Waycross fire department official have run rampant. However, Merrifield said the conflict was merely a "difference in opinion."

May 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Missing Boro girl back home

Police charged a woman in a missing persons case after locating a 16-year-old Statesboro girl in Screven County.

May 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Walker Pharmacy named Small Business of the Year

Walker Pharmacy was honored Wednesday as Statesboro-Bulloch County's Small Business of the Year at a luncheon hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Retail Committee.

May 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


3 officers indicted in shooting of elderly Atlanta woman

ATLANTA - Two Atlanta police officers, one of them now retired, pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter and other charges in the death of a 92-year-old woman who was fatally shot during a drug raid.

May 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Manpower shortage forces Georgia State Patrol into little patrolling at night

ATLANTA - While the Georgia State Patrol is tasked with keeping highways safe, its presence on roads drops significantly around the state in the late night and early morning hours.

May 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Bulloch and Statesboro firefighters volunteer to help with the Waycross wildfire

Bulloch County firefighters joined in the fight this week against the largest wildfire in Georgia history. Twenty Statesboro firefighters and 15 Bulloch County firefighters, plus others who volunteered on an unofficial basis, worked long hours to help battle the blaze.

May 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch BOE discusses school renovations, new principals

Facilities updates were the main focus at last week's Bulloch County Board of Education meeting. Charles Wilson, assistant superintendent of Business and Finance, presented a brief overview of the progress at school construction projects around the county.

May 11, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


Police seeking missing Statesboro teen, ask public for help

Statesboro police are seeking information about a teenage Statesboro High School student whom they said is missing. Detectives hope citizens can provide information about the teen's whereabouts so her family can know she is safe.

May 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


70 more homes evacuated as S. Georgia wildfires spread

WAYCROSS - Dozens of residents were forced to evacuate for a few hours and authorities closed a highway early Wednesday after a wildfire that has spread rapidly through the Okefenokee Swamp crossed a highway and began moving toward a community south of Waycross.

May 10, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Ga. wildfire still a threat; dozens return home from evacuation

WAYCROSS, Ga. - As a spreading wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp neared her mobile home, Lynn Adams and her two grandchildren were roused at 1 a.m. Wednesday and told by sheriff's deputies to evacuate.

May 10, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Brad Paisley to perform in Statesboro Friday

Thousands of country music fans will descend upon Paulson Stadium Friday night and the Georgia Southern University Police are working with other agencies in the county to ensure a good time for everyone.

May 09, 2007 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | Local


Annexation of Monster Storage approved despite owner's objections

At the request of the Statesboro City Council, the Georgia Legislature approved the annexation of Monster Storage, located on the Veterans Memorial Bypass, into the city limits, over the objections of the business' owner.

May 09, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Ticket sales top 9,000, more expected to be sold

Country superstar Brad Paisley will bring his every-man lyrics and down-to-earth attitude to Statesboro's Paulson Stadium Friday night as part of the "Bonfires and Amplifiers Tour."

May 09, 2007 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | 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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