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Girl admits making up rape story to cover skipping school

A 14-year-old girl lied about being abducted and raped to cover up for skipping school, police said.

March 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Wal-Mart attacker gets life plus 62 years

The man convicted of kidnapping, aggravated assault and other crimes at a Wal-Mart bathroom earlier this month was sentenced to life in prison plus 62 years Tuesday afternoon.

March 30, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Savannah Ave. project nearing completion

The realignment project of Savannah Avenue should be complete by the end of the month, though the traffic light may not be installed for a few months after that.

March 29, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


SEB Middle School principal leaving

In spite of an outpouring of support and protests from Southeast Bulloch Middle School parents, Bulloch County Board of Education members did not renew a contract for the school's principal Alan Putz last week.

March 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


KBB grant helps beautify RV park

Parkwood RV Park and Cottages held a dedication ceremony Wednesday for its newly renovated property – helped in part by a grant from Keep Bulloch Beautiful.

March 29, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


OTC picks GOAL recipient

When Laura Nottingham's instructor approached her about nominating her for the GOAL award at Ogeechee Technical College, she didn't know anything about it.

March 29, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Sunday alcohol sales revived in Georgia Legislature

ATLANTA - A plan to allow the Sunday sale of alcohol was revived in the Legislature on Tuesday _ clearing a committee where its fate appeared bleak weeks earlier.

March 28, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


Pets strut their stuff at Mill Creek Saturday

Canines and people galore flocked to Saturday's second annual Lulu's Pet Parade at Mill Creek Park. The proceeds of the event went to the Humane Society of Statesboro and the American Diabetes Association.

March 28, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Boro Snapshot

To all Boro Snapshot participants that were filmed Monday, due to technical difficulties those videos were not able to be used. We apologize for the inconvience.

March 28, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Grant to fund student exchange program

Students from Georgia Southern University now have an opportunity to trade places with students at Huazhong Normal University in Wuhan, China, for a semester.

March 27, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cub Scouts hold Pinewood Derby

Ready, set...thunk!

March 25, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Gingrich acknowledges affair during Clinton impeachment

WASHINGTON - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was having an extramarital affair even as he led the charge against President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair, he acknowledged in an interview with a conservative Christian group.

March 24, 2007 | By BEN EVANS Associated Press Writer | Local


NAACP urges Ga. to follow Virginia’s lead, apologize for slavery

ATLANTA - Black legislative leaders said Thursday they will introduce proposals asking Georgia to follow Virginia's lead and apologize for the state's role in slavery and segregation-era laws.

March 24, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN | Local


Annual flower show to be held Friday

March 24, 2007 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | Local


Boro Snapshot

Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.

March 24, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


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19 jailed in tax fraud

Federal agents arrested 19 people Tuesday, bringing the total of suspects in a Statesboro-area tax fraud and identity theft case to 56 arrests. Two suspects remain fugitives. This week's roundup follows previous arrests earlier this year and in 2013.

April 24, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local teen’s ‘Popular’ book goes worldwide

If Statesboro can have something like a literary Hannah Montana, its own iCarly of young adult literature, Maya Van Wagenen, 15, author of "Popular: Vintage Wisdom for the Modern Geek" appears headed for that level of teen celebrity.

April 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Rev. Bill Coen retires after 50 years of music ministry

The Rev. Bill Coen, the minister of music at Statesboro First Baptist Church, is retiring from ministry this week after serving for half a century.

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


Teachers, support personnel look to board for raises

After the Bulloch County Board of Education increased Superintendent Charles Wilson's salary in his new two-year contract and heard a report of increased state funding, teachers and other school employees voiced a desire for raises.

April 23, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Man dies, another is critical after motorcycle crash

A Guyton man was killed Wednesday morning in a motorcycle crash. Another man remains in critical condition after both motorcycles collided, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

April 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Deal signs bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

ELLIJAY, Ga. - Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.

April 23, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


EPD eases rules on development near marsh

SAVANNAH - The state Environmental Protection Division will no longer require developers to keep a 25-foot construction buffer from the edge of some coastal salt marshes, and the decision has Georgia conservation groups in an uproar.

April 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Shooting victim in critical condition

One man is behind bars and one is in critical condition after a Tuesday night shooting at a B. Stubbs Road residence near Clito.

April 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Willingway to host 38th annual homecoming

Willingway, specialists in addiction treatment, will host more than 600 alumni, family and friends during its 38th annual homecoming event this weekend at Marriott Springhill Suites Conference Center.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


School system weighs state flexibility options

The Bulloch County Board of Education will need to make a major decision by July 15, 2015. That's when state law requires all school systems to notify the Georgia Department of Education which of four new education models they will use.

April 23, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Man-made wetlands filter stormwater at port

SAVANNAH - Land once used to bury garbage near the Port of Savannah has been converted to a man-made ecosystem of marsh grasses and microbes, bugs and birds aimed at cleaning pollutants from rainwater before it reaches the Savannah River.

April 22, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Lawsuit challenging Ga. gay marriage ban filed

ATLANTA - A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

April 22, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Fire consumes pickup truck, cabinets

A pickup truck hauling cabinets caught fire Tuesday afternoon, and the blaze quickly engulfed the vehicle.

April 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man, 76, dies in Evans County fire

The state fire marshal is investigating a house fire in Evans County Monday that took the life of an elderly man.

April 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Masked men invade home

A home invasion robbery early Tuesday morning has Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators on the lookout for a gang of armed, masked men.

April 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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