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Four praised for lifetime achievement at Deen Day awards

Years of dedication, compassion and service to others were noted Tuesday night as four Bulloch County citizens received recognition for lifetime achievement.

April 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Many crops affected by weekend freezes

Local pecan producer Garland Nessmith looked over his pecan groves on Westside Road Monday and envisioned the crop that could have been, had temperatures not dipped below freezing over the past weekend.

April 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tracy Ham thanks Deen Day recipients for service

Keynote address: Tracy Ham honors all recipients

April 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Authorities make gambling arrests in Clayton County

JONESBORO - A magistrate judge was among the dozens of people arrested at an illegal casino, the second gambling bust in suburban Atlanta this week, authorities said Wednesday.

April 26, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Girls Gone Wild videos founder surrenders

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The founder of the Girls Gone Wild video empire surrendered to federal marshals early Tuesday on contempt of court charges.

April 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Barrow meets with veterans

A standing room only crowd of nearly 80 veterans packed the Honey Bowen Building Tuesday night to express their concerns regarding veterans' issues to Congressman John Barrow.

April 25, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


30 arrested for illegal poker game in Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. - Police have arrested 27 people in a gambling raid.

April 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Boro Snapshot - Cell phones and driving

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

April 25, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Lance Simmens brings "An Inconvenient Truth" to Georgia Southern

Global warming is a threat that needs to be addressed immediately, but it hasn't reached the point in which it's too late to do anything about it.

April 25, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Jason Dittmer named GSU’s top professor

Jason Dittmer was presented with the Wells/Warren Professor of the Year Award at the Georgia Southern University 2007 Honors Day Convocation held at the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, April 4.

April 22, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘A Family Affair’ exhibit opens April 13

This coming weekend, The Averitt Center for the Arts and the Statesboro community are celebrating one of Stateboro's own, renowned artitst and Professor Emerita of Art, Roxie Remley. A collection of Remley's recent paintings will be combined with the artwork of her great-niece, Susan Hodgin, in "A Family Affair" opening April13 in the main gallery of the Averitt Center.

April 22, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Animal shelter gets ‘desist’ letter

An Atlanta law firm sent a "cease and desist" letter to Bulloch County officials last week demanding the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter immediately stop using carbon monoxide as a method of euthanasia.

April 22, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Kanzler takes top student awards at annual Honors Day Convocation

Jennifer M. Kanzler captured both of the top student awards at the Georgia Southern University 2007 Honors Day Convocation held at the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, April 4.

April 21, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Firefighters battle junk yard blaze

Black smoke rolled across the sky Thursday evening as a mountain of debris burned at Stubbs Metals and Wrecking Yard off U.S. 301 South.

April 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSP: Dougherty officer may face charges after fatal wreck

The Georgia State Patrol said charges are pending against a Dougherty County police officer regarding an accident Tuesday morning on Interstate 16 near Metter that took the life of a Savannah man and severely injured another.

April 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Bulloch County robbery suspect arrested in Florida

A Statesboro man has been arrested in connection with the July 8 robbery of a truck stop, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New solar farm nearly ready near Portal

Construction is nearly complete on a one megawatt solar farm on Highway 80 near Portal.

September 30, 2014 | | Local


Analysis for Statesboro Authority

The Development Authority of Bulloch County is receiving some professional guidance from Boyette Strategic Advisors for how it should be funded and fixed with land, buildings and incentives to bring more jobs to Statesboro and Bulloch County.

September 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Final deal to start dredging Savannah harbor close

SAVANNAH - Within two weeks, officials expect to sign a cost-sharing deal with the federal government that's needed to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority's top executive said Monday, meaning construction could begin within a few months on the $706 million project state officials have pursued for 15 years.

September 29, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Defense, prosecutors preview Atlanta school cheating cases

ATLANTA - Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Defense attorneys countered in their opening statements that their clients were committed educators but made enemies of former colleagues who are now lying about their involvement in cheating.

September 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Halloween party to benefit literacy foundation

A Halloween party scheduled for Oct. 24 will benefit efforts to boost childhood literacy.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Herald writer wins coveted spot at Guideposts workshop

Statesboro Herald writer and columnist Julie Lavender was recently named one of 12 winners of the Guideposts 2014 Writers Workshop Contest. Lavender submitted four stories for consideration and was chosen to fill one of the coveted spots for the workshop, held every other year.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2nd person dies after Highway 119 wreck

A second person has died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Georgia Highway 119, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Hunter Oglesby.

September 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro steps up effort to police underage drinking

Statesboro police and City Hall officials acknowledge that officers have done more compliance checks targeting sales of alcohol to people under age 21 since the Aug. 28 death of Michael Gatto, 18, after a violent encounter at the now closed Rude Rudy's bar.

September 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman, 75, dies after church van is struck in Bulloch County

An elderly woman was killed Friday evening when a man ran a stop sign and crashed into the church van in which she was riding, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Brian Scott.

September 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Alternative school goes full-day, but Bulloch County school board doesn’t buy full plan

Bulloch County's alternative school, Transitions Learning Center, will soon go from half-day sessions to a full day for each student and will get a counselor. But the Board of Education did not back a request to add a certified math teacher for the program.

September 26, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


With rap star Ludacris, Georgia gov. taps unlikely partner

RIVERDALE, Ga. - A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris sharing a stage.

September 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of music icon Ray Charles, to perform in Statesboro

Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of the musical giant and legendary singer and composer Ray Charles, will perform live Saturday at Eastern Heights Baptist Church.

September 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Trinity Episcopal kicks off year of benefit concerts Saturday

Statesboro's Trinity Episcopal Church begins another year of benefit concerts for the local community, with the first concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday

September 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ga. Ports chief: Savannah port can surpass NY

SAVANNAH - Coming off a year of record-smashing growth, Georgia's top ports executive said Thursday he's convinced the Port of Savannah can someday overtake New York as the busiest seaport for containerized cargo on the East Coast.

September 25, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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