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Ga. governor noncommital on Georgia slavery apology

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday sounded skeptical about issuing a public apology for slavery, an idea that received a boost last week when a top Republican lawmaker threw his support behind it.

April 03, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Rubble from demolition remains for months

Bobby Simmons has shown his apartment complex on Johnson Street to potential renters who appeared to be interested in renting one of the units, until they looked across the street.

April 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Bulloch superintendent - No connection between SEBMS principals

References to circumstances surrounding the recent resignation of the current Southeast Bulloch Middle School principal and an official complaint against the former principal were clarified after a concerned parent broached both subjects during a March 8 Bulloch County Board of Education meeting.

April 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Spring soccer rec season opens at Mill Creek

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Recreation Department opened its 2007 Spring season with more than 20 games Thursday evening at Mill Creek Park. Boys and girls compete in age groups from 4 years old to 14. The season continues through the end of April.

March 31, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Natson guilty in Carter murder

A jury in Columbus, Ga. deliberated all day Thursday and three hours Friday before finding Michael Antonio Natson, 26, guilty Friday of murder, feticide and possession of a weapon during the commission of murder, said Statesboro Police Det. Terry Briley.

March 31, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Free child id services available at Mall today

March 31, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Local


District STAR student named at GSU ceremony

Jenkins High School senior Han Li was named the District 8 STAR student at a luncheon Wednesday afternoon on the campus of Georgia Southern University.

March 31, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Lawsuit may affect use of gas at Bulloch animal shelter

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter will continue euthanizing animals by carbon monoxide gas chamber until a judgment is made regarding a lawsuit filed in protest of the practice.

March 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Girl admits making up rape story to cover skipping school

A 14-year-old girl lied about being abducted and raped to cover up for skipping school, police said.

March 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Wal-Mart attacker gets life plus 62 years

The man convicted of kidnapping, aggravated assault and other crimes at a Wal-Mart bathroom earlier this month was sentenced to life in prison plus 62 years Tuesday afternoon.

March 30, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Savannah Ave. project nearing completion

The realignment project of Savannah Avenue should be complete by the end of the month, though the traffic light may not be installed for a few months after that.

March 29, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


SEB Middle School principal leaving

In spite of an outpouring of support and protests from Southeast Bulloch Middle School parents, Bulloch County Board of Education members did not renew a contract for the school's principal Alan Putz last week.

March 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


KBB grant helps beautify RV park

Parkwood RV Park and Cottages held a dedication ceremony Wednesday for its newly renovated property – helped in part by a grant from Keep Bulloch Beautiful.

March 29, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


OTC picks GOAL recipient

When Laura Nottingham's instructor approached her about nominating her for the GOAL award at Ogeechee Technical College, she didn't know anything about it.

March 29, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Boro Snapshot

To all Boro Snapshot participants that were filmed Monday, due to technical difficulties those videos were not able to be used. We apologize for the inconvience.

March 28, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


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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


Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial

ALBANY - Shirley Mae Almer died a few days before Christmas in 2008 at a Minnesota hospital where the 72-year-old woman was already weak with illness when she was fed peanut butter contaminated with salmonella.

September 18, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

NEW YORK - Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the second-largest breach for a retailer on record.

September 18, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press | Local


What Nunn, Perdue have to say on rural care crisis

Rural health care - and what to do about it - has emerged as a political issue during this election year.

September 18, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Pittman Park Methodist women’s ministry hosts tea

Pittman Park United Methodist Church women's ministry invites area ladies to join them for tea on Saturday at 1 p.m.

September 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Hudson Powell golf tournament set for Oct. 10

The first Dr. Hudson J. Powell Sr. Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is fast approaching.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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