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June 20, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Incoming GSU students get a glimpse what college life will be like through SOAR

During summer break, few students like to think about school. They relax or get a job and forget about academics. But things are different for Georgia Southern's incoming freshmen. They aren't just thinking about college; they're experiencing it.

June 20, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


City Council approves new business license

With little discussion, the Statesboro City Council approved sweeping changes to the city's occupational tax structure at its meeting Tuesday morning after months of work by a panel assembled by Mayor Bill Hatcher.

June 20, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro and Bulloch County officials urge residents to abide by state water restrictions

With the sizzling heat of summer ahead and as the state falls deeper into a drought that has gripped much of the southeast, Georgia officials have enacted outdoor watering restrictions in an effort to conserve water.

June 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Georgia farmers fear for crops after drought

OMEGA - The sky above Randy Scarbor's cantaloupe fields was overcast last week, but the clouds were from the massive wildfires to the east. No rain was forecast on the last day of May, a month that set records for dry conditions across Georgia.

June 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Barrow, Ag chair listen to farmers’ concerns

METTER -- Farmers need to become energy producers and not only energy consumers.

June 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Looking for 'super' leader: BOE expected to select next superintendent this week

Bulloch County Board of Education members are considering three men for the Bulloch County school superintendent position about to be vacated by Dr. Jessie Strickland, who resigned from the position. Strickland has accepted a position with Ogeechee Technical College as vice president of student affairs. Her tenure ends June 30.

June 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City Council Preview

The Statesboro City Council is expected to approve a new fee structure for its occupational tax at their meeting Tuesday morning.

June 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Long wait pays off for Temple Baptist Church

In 2005, members of Statesboro's Temple Baptist Church voted unanimously to sell their property to Walgreen's Pharmacy. Little did they know construction delays on their new church would force them to spend about 30 months in the steel building that was originally their gym.

June 18, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


Trinity Episcopal Church celebrates 100 years

For the past few months, the congregation of Trinity Episcopal Church – a forward-looking group – has been looking back at its first 100 years.

June 17, 2007 | By LORETTA BRANDON Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro woman charged with arson and aggravated assault

A woman arrested Wednesday, charged with setting a Hinesville-area mobile home on fire with her children inside, worked and lived in Statesboro, investigators said.

June 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch County firefighters assisted with Pembroke fire

Statesboro and Bulloch County firefighters assisted Bryan County firefighters Thursday in battling a blaze that consumed over 400 acres, said Bryan County Administrator Phil Jones. The fire started back up again Thursday after having been extinguished Sunday, he said. The blaze threatened structures and 71 homes were evacuated. Twenty-three fire trucks and over 100 firefighters from Bulloch, Evans, Liberty, Chatham and Effingham arrived to help with the fire, as well as officials from the Georgia Forestry Commission, he said. The state had a spotter plane and fire officials also had two helicopters making water drops. The flames were extinguished before ...

June 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


‘Monster Pig’ raised on an Alabama farm, not a wild pig

FRUITHURST, Ala. - The huge hog that became known as ''Monster Pig'' after being killed by an 11-year-old boy was raised on a farm where it had another name: Fred.

June 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Savannah police officer charged with murder in suspect's death

SAVANNAH - A police officer has been arrested on accusations he unjustly shot and killed an unarmed man during a foot chase.

June 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Georgia farmer skeptical whether Alabama hog was wild

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Georgia farmer on whose property a huge wild hog was killed in 2004 is skeptical about reports that an even bigger wild hog was killed in Alabama.

June 16, 2007 | By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer | Local


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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


Democrat Greg Hecht blasts Sam Olens on child protection, ethics

Greg Hecht, the Democratic nominee for Georgia attorney general, accuses the incumbent Republican, Sam Olens, of inaction on protecting children and actions amounting to "covering up" on ethics questions surrounding Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Dancing man arrested in cocaine charges in Statesboro

A man dancing in the streets, yelling at passersby and causing a scene Saturday was arrested after officers found he had a pocket full of cocaine, authorities said.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center 2014-15 tickets go on sale Tuesday

Ticket sales for the new season at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive, will begin on Tuesday.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man charged with possession of ‘Molly’ and gun

Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team investigators arrested a man Saturday for possession of a gun, marijuana and the drug known by the street name "Molly," according to a news release.

August 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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