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Georgia Southern to honor first African-American student

When John Bradley came to Georgia Southern in 1965, he had no intention of breaking the color barrier at the school. In fact, he wasn't even aware the school wasn't integrated.

March 06, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Recycling containers get face lift

The recycling containers at Bulloch County's 16 recycling centers are getting a facelift, thanks to a grant from the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority and funds from Keep Bulloch Beautiful.

March 05, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Ga. parents convicted of killing 8-year-old said to have been beaten, locked in box

MARIETTA, Ga. - A suburban Atlanta couple was convicted of murder Friday in the beating death of their 8-year-old son, a case that prompted authorities to raid the parents' church because it supports corporal punishment.

March 03, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Local


Government, company scientists check Ga. peanut butter plant in salmonella investigation

SYLVESTER, Ga. - Government and company scientists went through one of the nation's largest peanut butter plants Friday, trying to figure out how salmonella got into batches of the spread.

March 03, 2007 | By ELLIOTT MINOR Associated Press Writer | Local


Olliff named Rotary Citizen of the Year

Charles Olliff Jr. was named Rotary Citizen of the Year Monday at a joint meeting of the Statesboro Rotary Club and the Downtown Rotary Club of Statesboro.

March 02, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Scientists organize ’Amphibian Ark’ to isolate threatened frogs

ATLANTA - Ponds and swamps are becoming eerily silent.

March 02, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


WalkAmerica date changed

Citing the numerous activities taking place in Statesboro and Bulloch County in April, the March of Dimes has rescheduled the Statesboro WalkAmerica for Saturday, March 31 at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Army post in Georgia opens nightclub to combat drunken driving by troops

FORT STEWART, Ga. - On weekends, Army Pfc. Keith Smith used to drive 45 miles to Savannah to find a nightclub with hip-hop music, single women and a bar open well past midnight.

March 01, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM | Local


Boro Snapshot

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

February 28, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Statesboro receives the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

For the third consecutive year, Statesboro's annual budget was awarded the highest honor for budget preparation.

February 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Investigator: Plane broke apart before crashing on Army post

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A small plane broke apart in the air and scattered wreckage over 1.5 miles when it crashed on Fort Stewart over the weekend, killing the pilot and his three passengers flying from Florida to South Carolina to buy a recreational vehicle.

February 27, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Complete list of winners at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards

Winners at Sunday's 49th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles:

February 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Georgia artists, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, snag Grammys

ATLANTA - Artists Gnarls Barkley and rappers T.I. and Ludacris were among the Georgia artists who won Grammys in Sunday night's awards show by the Recording Academy in Los Angeles.

February 27, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Local


Congressman John Barrow makes stop in Boro

A few dozen people were on hand at the Statesboro Mall Saturday afternoon to express their concerns on a variety of issues to Congressman John Barrow (D-Savannah) as part of his "Congress on the Corner" tour.

February 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Herald's Reggie Hunter dies in car accident

A single vehicle crash Saturday morning claimed the life of one man on Burkhalter Road, according to Senior Trooper D. H. Averitt.

February 25, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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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


Blaze destroys downtown Statesboro restaurant

Fire destroyed a downtown Statesboro restaurant Tuesday night.

August 27, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Sky Country to perform at Dublin VA

Sky Country, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will perform a concert at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin at 2 p.m. Sept. 3 in the medical center auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Off and on – again and again

Rolling blackouts throughout the day Tuesday disrupted business, caused traffic tie-ups and hampered normal daily living as electric company employees worked to repair damage to a substation caused by fire.

August 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern to host American cartoonist and featured TED Talks speaker

Georgia Southern University's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will host Scott McCloud, cartoonist and comic book theorist, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in room 1115 of the College of Education.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Emerging disease confirmed in wild Bulloch County snake

A disease that some scientists have compared to the illness killing bats by the millions has been documented in a wild snake in Georgia.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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