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Incoming GSU students get a glimpse what college life will be like through SOAR

During summer break, few students like to think about school. They relax or get a job and forget about academics. But things are different for Georgia Southern's incoming freshmen. They aren't just thinking about college; they're experiencing it.

June 20, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


City Council approves new business license

With little discussion, the Statesboro City Council approved sweeping changes to the city's occupational tax structure at its meeting Tuesday morning after months of work by a panel assembled by Mayor Bill Hatcher.

June 20, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro and Bulloch County officials urge residents to abide by state water restrictions

With the sizzling heat of summer ahead and as the state falls deeper into a drought that has gripped much of the southeast, Georgia officials have enacted outdoor watering restrictions in an effort to conserve water.

June 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Georgia farmers fear for crops after drought

OMEGA - The sky above Randy Scarbor's cantaloupe fields was overcast last week, but the clouds were from the massive wildfires to the east. No rain was forecast on the last day of May, a month that set records for dry conditions across Georgia.

June 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Barrow, Ag chair listen to farmers’ concerns

METTER -- Farmers need to become energy producers and not only energy consumers.

June 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Looking for 'super' leader: BOE expected to select next superintendent this week

Bulloch County Board of Education members are considering three men for the Bulloch County school superintendent position about to be vacated by Dr. Jessie Strickland, who resigned from the position. Strickland has accepted a position with Ogeechee Technical College as vice president of student affairs. Her tenure ends June 30.

June 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City Council Preview

The Statesboro City Council is expected to approve a new fee structure for its occupational tax at their meeting Tuesday morning.

June 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Long wait pays off for Temple Baptist Church

In 2005, members of Statesboro's Temple Baptist Church voted unanimously to sell their property to Walgreen's Pharmacy. Little did they know construction delays on their new church would force them to spend about 30 months in the steel building that was originally their gym.

June 18, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


Trinity Episcopal Church celebrates 100 years

For the past few months, the congregation of Trinity Episcopal Church – a forward-looking group – has been looking back at its first 100 years.

June 17, 2007 | By LORETTA BRANDON Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro woman charged with arson and aggravated assault

A woman arrested Wednesday, charged with setting a Hinesville-area mobile home on fire with her children inside, worked and lived in Statesboro, investigators said.

June 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch County firefighters assisted with Pembroke fire

Statesboro and Bulloch County firefighters assisted Bryan County firefighters Thursday in battling a blaze that consumed over 400 acres, said Bryan County Administrator Phil Jones. The fire started back up again Thursday after having been extinguished Sunday, he said. The blaze threatened structures and 71 homes were evacuated. Twenty-three fire trucks and over 100 firefighters from Bulloch, Evans, Liberty, Chatham and Effingham arrived to help with the fire, as well as officials from the Georgia Forestry Commission, he said. The state had a spotter plane and fire officials also had two helicopters making water drops. The flames were extinguished before ...

June 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


‘Monster Pig’ raised on an Alabama farm, not a wild pig

FRUITHURST, Ala. - The huge hog that became known as ''Monster Pig'' after being killed by an 11-year-old boy was raised on a farm where it had another name: Fred.

June 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Savannah police officer charged with murder in suspect's death

SAVANNAH - A police officer has been arrested on accusations he unjustly shot and killed an unarmed man during a foot chase.

June 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Georgia farmer skeptical whether Alabama hog was wild

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Georgia farmer on whose property a huge wild hog was killed in 2004 is skeptical about reports that an even bigger wild hog was killed in Alabama.

June 16, 2007 | By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer | Local


2 new whale sharks arrive at Georgia Aquarium

ATLANTA - Two new whale sharks arrived at the world's largest aquarium Friday.

June 16, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


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Bulloch deputies hold public ‘use of force’ training

Voices echoed loudly, music blared from a truck radio and, suddenly, the sound of gunfire pierced the night air Tuesday as a crowd gathered in the Bulloch County Jail parking lot.

January 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Alcohol license moratorium continues

Statesboro City Council recently extended its moratorium on processing new alcoholic beverage licenses for the former Platinum Lounge and Primetime Lounge locations by another six months. But this time, the vote was not unanimous.

January 31, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


2 local clubs close, crime drops

The closing of two downtown clubs contributed greatly to a significant drop in crime last year, police said.

January 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire in air unit prompts evacuation of schools

Students were evacuated Friday when a heating and air conditioning unit caught fire behind Langston Chapel Elementary School.

January 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Harper Lee's classic to take Averitt stage

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, our nation still is wrestling with the repercussions of decisions our forefathers made multiple generations ago.

January 29, 2015 | By MELINDA ROELL Special to the Herald | Local


‘Man with gun’ call draws big police response

Police swarmed a local hotel Thursday afternoon when an anonymous caller claimed to have a gun, but after the building was evacuated, the caller was not found.

January 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County BOE taking steps to give schools control

The Bulloch County school system is taking steps toward a way of doing business that will give individual schools more say in how each spends its allotted money.

January 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County school bus hits car; no injuries reported

A Bulloch County school bus driver faces mandatory safety training after a collision Wednesday that resulted in no injuries.

January 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple

McRAE, Ga. - Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago.

January 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Ogeechee Tech student makes GOAL on way to second career

With more than 23 years behind him in retail management, Todd Humbert sought a second career in a medical field and discovered Ogeechee Technical College's echocardiography program. Now he will represent the college as this year's GOAL winner.

January 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Old River Road historical marker stolen

The Old River Road historical marker has been stolen, and the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help.

January 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County public safety, sheriff’s departments share needs

Bulloch County needs more deputies, more EMS staff, more firefighters and more money, according to county public safety leaders who spoke to Bulloch County commissioners during a lunchtime workshop Tuesday.

January 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Animal Shelter to reopen after parvo outbreak

The Bulloch County Animal Shelter is expected to reopen to the public next week after a serious bout with canine parvovirus.

January 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Juveniles arrested in Candler County Boys & Girls Club arson case

Metter police arrested two young boys Monday on arson and burglary charges in connection with a fire that damaged the home of the Boys & Girls Club of Candler County.

January 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County's ‘extraordinary ordinary’

History remembers R.P. "Bob" Mikell as one of the last "ordinaries" in Bulloch County.

January 26, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


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