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Boro Snapshot

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

January 08, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Statesboro man sentenced to life in prison for cocaine charges

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed sentenced a man Wednesday to life in prison plus 20 years for a conviction on cocaine charges.

January 08, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Annual tour of light begins

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of three stories offering guidelines regarding notable holiday displays in the area. Check out the Statesboro Herald Saturday and Sunday for more directions to homes decorated for Christmas.

January 07, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Record number of travelers expected

Even with gas prices and hotel rates higher than last year, more than 64.9 million Americans are expected to hit the roadways or the airways during the Christmas and New Years holidays, including 2.1 million Georgians.

January 05, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


County commissioners consider a proposed adult novelty store

Bulloch County attorney Charles Brown told the board of commissioners that, in his opinion, a proposed adult novelty shop would fall under the county's Adult Entertainment ordinance and require a conditional use variance before it could open.

January 05, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Man convicted for molesting child in Wal-Mart parking lot

A jury convicted a man Tuesday of molesting a girl in a parked car last December while her mother shopped.

January 05, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Armed robbery suspect still at large

Detectives are still seeking a man they said robbed Mighty Mike's Hot Stop on East Main Street Extension Thursday.

January 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Violent crime still on rise, FBI data show

WASHINGTON - Murders and robberies continued to rise across the country during the first six months of 2006, on pace for an increase in violent crime for a second straight year, preliminary FBI data released Monday show.

January 03, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Local


Authorities say 2 climbers on Oregon’s Mount Hood may have been swept to their deaths

HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Two climbers still missing on Mount Hood may have been swept to their deaths over a treacherous cliff by howling winds of more than 100 mph after they left their possibly injured companion behind in a snow cave to get help.

January 03, 2007 | By JOSEPH B. FRAZIE Associated Press Writer | Local


State expects lowest number of fire fatalities in nearly a decade

ATLANTA - Georgia could see fewer than 100 fire deaths this year - the lowest toll in nearly a decade - thanks to warm weather that is expected to last for rest of the year, according to statistics from the state Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's Office.

January 03, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


Executed man takes half an hour to die

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Defense attorneys and death penalty opponents were outraged Thursday over an execution in which the condemned man took more than half an hour to die, needed a rare second dose of lethal chemicals, and appeared to grimace in his final moments.

December 30, 2006 | By RON WORD Associated Press Writer | Local


Train derails in Millen

More than 20 railroad cars left the tracks Thursday in a train derailment near Millen. No one was hurt, but the Norfolk-Southern Railway had " a mess" to clean up, said Jenkins County Sheriff Tim Fields.

December 30, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


And the winning T-shirt design is ...

Red Cross officials announced the 12 winners for the annual Dress Down Day t-shirt contest Thursday night at the Bulloch County Board of Education meeting, with the overall winner Melissa Jones having her design appear on the back of the t-shirts.

December 30, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Four Army ROTC cadets from GSU receive commissions

Four Army ROTC cadets at Georgia Southern University were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army last week.

December 30, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Local


Lemons from this tree no 'dwarfs'

Sandra Price bought a dwarf lemon tree, but the fruit of the tiny shrub are giants.

December 30, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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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


Choose your favorite film

Which film will earn Best Film at the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival?

April 15, 2014 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Bulloch County dedicates new EMS/fire station

BROOKLET - City, county and state officials, along with a number of emergency responders, gathered inside the bay doors of the new Bulloch County EMS/Fire Station No. 7 while rain fell outside Tuesday morning.

April 15, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Georgia officials approve tuition increases

DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

April 15, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Masters gives Statesboro hotels a nice 'bump'

Every now and then it is good to get out of the Boro and get a different perspective. One of my favorite places to get a feel of how the "ordinary Georgians" are doing is Bennie's Red Barn on St. Simons Island.

April 14, 2014 | | Local


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