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Statesboro City Council to consider towing issue

The Statesboro City Council will discuss a potential ordinance that would regulate wrecker and towing services inside the city limits after reciving reports that some opperators are charging up to $150 for an involuntary tow.

April 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Georgia Southern holds Centennial Celebration

More than a thousand people gathered at Sweetheart Circle Friday for Georgia Southern's Centennial Celebration.

April 15, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Wanna debate? SEB fields one of best teams in state

Southeast Bulloch High School's Forensic Debate team is used to traveling long distances to compete. With no teams within two hours of the Brooklet school, the team is forced to travel to Cairo, Lincolnton and other places throughout the state for matches.

April 15, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Child killed in car accident

A two-year-old child was killed Thursday when a car rear-ended the one in which she was riding.

April 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Locals lap Mill Creek for cause

Mill Creek Regional Park was filled with pink and blue balloons, music and walkers who had gathered to raise money for the March of Dimes Saturday.

April 15, 2007 | By HAYLEY HARRIS hharris@statesboroherald.net | Local




Firefighters working to put out Fort Stewart wildfire

Fort Stewart foresters continued working Friday morning to contain a wildfire in a heavily forested training area on the Army post.

April 14, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Judge lowers bond for suspect in ‘‘Barbie Bandits’’ case

MARIETTA, Ga. - A Cobb County police detective testified Thursday that after allegedly stealing nearly $11,000 in a bank heist, Heather Johnston and Ashley Miller went on a shopping spree, ate a meal, stopped at a salon and even gave money to the homeless before they were caught.

April 13, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


Kappa Delta hosts "War of the Wings"

April 13, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


GSU Botanical Garden spring festival and plant sale to be held Saturday

Celebrate the beautiful spring weather at Georgia Southern Botanical Garden on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Garden's annual spring festival and plant sale.

April 13, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


March of Dimes WalkAmerica to be held Saturday

Organizers are hoping a new date will help attract more people to the March of Dimes WalkAmerica now that it isn't conflicting with other charity events.

April 13, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Corn farmers seek good year. hope for rain soon

With the wet-weather pattern El Nino moving into the drier La Nina pattern, and expected to turn to a neutral weather pattern, the future of Bulloch County's crops is up in the air.

April 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


One arrested after Boro shooting

Statesboro Police are questioning several "persons of interest" regarding a shooting incident Friday night on Best Street that left two victims hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

April 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Aquarium: Stomach problems led to whale shark’s death

ATLANTA - The January death of a whale shark at the Georgia Aquarium was likely caused by stomach problems that led to peritonitis, officials said Wednesday.

April 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Police: Four arrested in illegal Xanax ring

Plans to illegally obtain Xanax and sell the prescription drug landed four people in jail, and further arrests could be pending, police said.

April 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Ga. high court denies appeal of murderer

The Supreme Court of Georgia has denied an appeal filed by a man convicted of murdering two cousins in Evans County in 2003.

September 22, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Districts in Florida, Georgia split school prize

ORLANDO, Fla. - In a first for the largest education award given to public schools nationwide, jurors decided to split the $1 million Broad Prize between two urban districts - a past winner with an established record in Georgia and an up-and-coming district showing recent gains in Florida.

September 22, 2014 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Jim Hull: Retail future is promising in Statesboro

The owners of the Statesboro Mall and three Statesboro shopping centers, Jim Hull and Barry Storey, have announced the formation of two new entities, Hull Property Group and BLS Holdings Group LL, with the goal of allowing each individual the opportunity to pursue specialized interests.

September 22, 2014 | | Local


Your digital afterlife

NEW YORK - Sure, you have a lot to do today - laundry, bills, dinner - but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil.

September 22, 2014 | By BARBARA ORTUTAY Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County man charged with child molestation

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on three counts of child molestation and other charges, according to the Statesboro Police Department.

September 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Council members say they won’t abstain from alcohol licensing vote

Two Statesboro city councilmen who acknowledge being friends with a bar owner facing an upcoming licensing hearing say there is no reason for abstaining from voting on the issue.

September 21, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


‘Tales from the Tomb’ gets earlier start this year

Statesboro and Bulloch County will become "historically spooky" when the "Tales from the Tomb" tours begin.

September 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Schools highlight importance of reporting abuse

After three arrests that shook Statesboro High School in April and May, Bulloch County Schools officials have taken steps through the summer and continuing this fall to stress to principals and teachers how they must follow reporting requirements for suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse.

September 20, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bar security in the Boro

The recent death of an 18-year-old Georgia Southern University student after police say he was beaten at a local bar has focused public attention on what bouncers are legally allowed to do when it comes to handling trouble.

September 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

ALBANY, Ga. - More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over safety.

September 19, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Allen claims ‘momentum’ in race against Barrow

SYLVANIA – While waiting for the meal at the Republican 12th Congressional District Fish Fry, the party's nominee, Rick Allen, cited a forecast that gives him a better than even chance of unseating U.S. Rep. John Barrow, the Democrat who has held the seat for almost 10 years.

September 19, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Savannah officials pledge transparency in shooting

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A day after authorities said a man kicked out a patrol car window while handcuffed and then was fatally shot by Savannah police, community leaders pleaded for calm and pledged transparency while state officials investigate.

September 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Unemployment rates rise in 24 states

WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.

September 19, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Local


Man found safe after he had gone missing

A man who had been missing since Wednesday from a personal care home was found on Interstate 16 near mile marker 117 "safe and sound," according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro police seek rape suspect

The Statesboro Police Department is seeking a suspect in a rape investigation.

September 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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