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Georgia Southern’s Bill Golden brings career to close

As the Georgia General Assembly's 2007 session winds down, so does the career of Bill Golden, Georgia Southern University's longtime director of governmental relations.

May 02, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Great American Cleanup makes Bulloch sparkle

Bulloch County should be sparkling today after hundreds of volunteers combed the roadsides Saturday during the Seventh Annual Great American Cleanup.

May 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Golf tournament fund raiser to be held May 18

Want to discover the "fun" in a fund raiser? Participate in the First Annual Birdies, Blues and Barbecue Golf Tournament to benefit the Averitt Center for the Arts, home of the Emma Kelly Theatre.

May 01, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


SHS student earns $20,000 scholarship

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Statesboro High's Paul Welle was awarded a $20,000 college scholarship Monday in the Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition, one of the nation's most prestigious and influential high school science competitions.

May 01, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Fierce winds caused widespread damage in Bulloch

Wild winds blustered through the area Sunday following some much-needed rain the night before. While the precipitation was welcomed, the winds caused a few minor problems.

May 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'A Scholar Under Siege' debuts Friday at the PAC

After three years of research and countless hours of rehearsals, "A Scholar Under Siege" is set to debut at Georgia Southern's Performing Arts Center Friday.

May 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


ArtsFest '07 Saturday at Georgia Southern

There will be plenty of hands-on activities like the one shown above today during Georgia Southern University's ArtsFest '07. The annual event at Sweetheart Circle in the center of the campus runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The celebration of ArtFest's 25th year features art, music, dance, and some brand-new events added to festival favorites. ArtsFest is a free event open to everyone.

April 30, 2007 | | Local


Police arrest three in credit card theft, fraud

Three are behind bars and further arrests are pending regarding a burglary on Marvin Avenue where a victim's credit card was stolen.

April 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Council expected to approve towing ordinance changes

The Statesboro City Council is expected to approved an ordinance regulating involuntary towing inside the city limits, including setting a maximum fee of $70 for a vehicle being towed without the owners consent.

April 30, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Children use old cell phones to prank call 911

Old cellular phones that no longer have service may seem to be harmless toys for children, but they can also be a problem for 911 dispatchers.

April 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU ArtsFest '07 – Art lovers, kids swarm celebration

Gnats and humidity couldn't stop area residents from swarming Sweetheart Circle on the campus of Georgia Southern University Saturday for the 25th annual ArtsFest celebration.

April 29, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Molester, parents plead not guilty in slaying of 6-year-old boy

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A convicted child molester and his parents pleaded not guilty Friday to charges they kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered a 6-year-old boy whose body was found last month wrapped in a trash bag and dumped by a roadside.

April 28, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Ga. slavery apology sponsors suggest proposal might have to wait

ATLANTA - The leader of Georgia's black lawmakers group said Friday that a push in the Legislature to apologize for the state's role in slavery may be dead for the year.

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


Former pastor sentenced for child molestation

A judge sentenced the former pastor of Leefield Baptist Church to 75 years, 25 to serve, for child molestation Wednesday.

April 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Gassing as means of euthanasia will no longer be used in Bulloch

Gassing by carbon monoxide as a means of euthanasia will now only be used in extreme cases at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter, said Bulloch County staff attorney Jeff Akins.

April 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Willow Hill commemorates ‘equalization school’ past

The fact that Willow Hill School was established in 1874 testifies to the desire of the founding families, nine years out of slavery, to educate their children. But the existing building, built in 1954, stands as an example of then-modern schools built by the state of Georgia in a last-ditch attempt to justify segregation.

September 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia film studio delivers high drama, few results

SAVANNAH - Medient Studios promised to bring 1,000 jobs and a taste of Hollywood glamor to the middlebrow suburbs of Effingham County last summer, when the company broke ground on a $90 million movie-production campus west of Savannah.

September 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


At the touch of a button at East Georgia Regional

A new cooperative project between East Georgia Regional Medical Center and Emory University links the Statesboro hospital's ICU by audio, video and continuous computer charting of patients' vital signs to Emory's 24/7 critical care medical staff.

September 01, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 'Bubba San's' latest gig: Real estate sales

Stereotypically in the South, if you hear someone refer to a man as "Bubba," you immediately have visions of "Larry the Cable Guy" and banjo music. Thanks to a new generation of southern Bubbas, that perception is changing.

September 01, 2014 | | Local


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


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