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Cypres Lake fire investigators looking at 'person of interest'

Investigators say they have identified a "person of interest" in a fire that destroyed 260 acres of a dry lake bed earlier this month. Though no charges were filed in the Cypress Lake fire, a Register man was charged with a misdemeanor for " setting a fire within feet of suppression efforts" by firefighters battling the blaze.

December 22, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hoe -n- Hope Garden Club plants tree in honor of 50th anniversary

Alongside the pond at Edgewood Acres park Thursday morning, a beautiful tree was planted by Hoe -n- Hope Garden Club to commemorate its 50th anniversary.

December 22, 2006 | By ARAINA REAVES Herald Intern | Local


Statesboro's Public Works build, donate bicycles

During the past year, the Statesboro Police Department and Statesboro Public Works employees collected more than 50 bicycles that were either going to be thrown away or were never claimed by their owners.

December 22, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Holiday celebration draws crowd

Holiday music, games and chili were all a part of Statesboro's Downtown Holiday Celebration Thursday night as hundreds of residents took part in the festivities.

December 22, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


One last roll call for survivors of an infamous day

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - This will be their last visit to this watery grave to share stories, exchange smiles, find peace and salute their fallen friends.

December 22, 2006 | By JAYMES SONG Associated Press Writer | Local


Cold weather coming

If you were cold when you woke up today, be warned, tonight and Saturday morning could be colder.

December 22, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Severe case of dog cruelty discovered in Statesboro

It was the day after Thanksgiving when Donna Parker's son Shane came to her about a dog he saw suffering on West Waters Road.

December 21, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fatal Crash Saturday

Georgia State Patrol investigators are still trying to work out details of a Saturday afternoon crash that left one woman dead and another critically injured.

December 21, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC holds fall commencement

For LaToya Hunter, Tuesday night's graduation from Ogeechee Technical College was worth the wait.

December 21, 2006 | Luke Martin | Local


City Council update from Tuesday's meeting

After hearing from residents of the Bradford Place subdivision, the Statesboro City Council agreed to require more stringent regulations for a proposed residential subdivision expected to be built next to Bradford Place.

December 20, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Boro Snapshot

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

December 20, 2006 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Separated by eras, bound by alma mater

In 1942, Billie Turner Lane graduated from Georgia Teacher's College, a place where she lived with a suite-mate in a residence hall, ate at the dining hall and never thought about going out to a bar.

December 20, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Zoning tops Statesboro council agenda

Zoning issues dominate the agenda for Statesboro's meeting, with six requests expected to be heard by the council.

December 19, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Tree Smarts program gearing up for 2007

After two years of focusing on education and tree plantings, the Tree Smarts program in Bulloch County, this year they are shifting their focus to addressing the community's needs of maintaining and improving the quality of the county's community forrest.

December 19, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Trail ride for pets to be held December 16

A trail ride and fun day Dec. 16 won't cost a thing, except a can or two of dog or cat food to donate to the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter.

December 19, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Statesboro shooting victim’s family pleads for answers

While more than 40 people met Thursday night to remember a man killed last week in a shooting in Statesboro, the family of a woman gunned down two years ago held a quiet, intimate memorial service.

August 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

NEW YORK - The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

August 22, 2014 | By ALICIA RANCILIO Associated Press | Local


American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

ATLANTA - As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus.

August 22, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


A life ended too soon

With so much pain in the world right now - from Statesboro to Ferguson, Missouri, and all the way into Iraq and Syria - community leaders and friends and family members of a Statesboro man who was gunned down last week came together to pray.

August 22, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


United Way emphasizes people in 2014 Bulloch County campaign

For its 2014 Bulloch County campaign, United Way of Southeast Georgia is aiming at increased participation rather than a dollar target, organizers said at their informal campaign kickoff Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County commissioners appeal judge’s order on personal care home request

Bulloch County commissioners voted Tuesday to appeal a judge's order that a previous denial of conditional use be reversed.

August 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Distinctive tattoo’ leads Bulloch County deputies to burglary suspect

A "distinctive tattoo" led to a man being arrested Wednesday on burglary charges after sheriff's deputies shared images from a surveillance video taken when the suspect burglarized a local business, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Screven County stadium rededication to honor namesake, Vietnam vets

Organizers of a ceremony rededicating the Screven County High School football stadium to its namesake, Maj. Charles L. Kelly, hope to honor Vietnam War veterans from throughout the area at the event preceding Saturday night's football game in Sylvania.

August 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern University to host fall 2014 ’Boro Browse

Georgia Southern University will host its Fall 'Boro Browse event on Tuesday.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 American Ebola patients discharged from hospital

ATLANTA - Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, where the scene Thursday was festive and celebratory - a stark contrast to the sterile, rushed atmosphere that marked their arrival nearly three weeks ago.

August 21, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Senate control could rest with well-funded women

WASHINGTON - The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.

August 20, 2014 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press | Local


Regents grant Georgia Southern state’s first undergraduate manufacturing engineering program

Georgia Southern University made history Wednesday when the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents granted the university the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and the Southeast.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro announces ‘tax increase’ to keep same millage

With the effect on its budget now smaller than previously estimated, the city of Statesboro has slated three "property tax increase" hearings after several City Council members indicated support for keeping the millage rate unchanged.

August 20, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Man found dead in wrecked vehicle in northeastern Bulloch County

A man whose body was found Wednesday in his vehicle in woods off Old River Road North was killed in an automobile accident, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said.

August 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Archie Manning appearance at Georgia Southern postponed until spring

Georgia Southern University has rescheduled its Leadership Lecture Series featuring speaker Archie Manning, a National Football League player, 1989 National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame member, and chairman of the National Football Foundation, until March.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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