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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


Sunday alcohol sales revived in Georgia Legislature

ATLANTA - A plan to allow the Sunday sale of alcohol was revived in the Legislature on Tuesday _ clearing a committee where its fate appeared bleak weeks earlier.

March 28, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


Pets strut their stuff at Mill Creek Saturday

Canines and people galore flocked to Saturday's second annual Lulu's Pet Parade at Mill Creek Park. The proceeds of the event went to the Humane Society of Statesboro and the American Diabetes Association.

March 28, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Grant to fund student exchange program

Students from Georgia Southern University now have an opportunity to trade places with students at Huazhong Normal University in Wuhan, China, for a semester.

March 27, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cub Scouts hold Pinewood Derby

Ready, set...thunk!

March 25, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Gingrich acknowledges affair during Clinton impeachment

WASHINGTON - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was having an extramarital affair even as he led the charge against President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair, he acknowledged in an interview with a conservative Christian group.

March 24, 2007 | By BEN EVANS Associated Press Writer | Local


NAACP urges Ga. to follow Virginia’s lead, apologize for slavery

ATLANTA - Black legislative leaders said Thursday they will introduce proposals asking Georgia to follow Virginia's lead and apologize for the state's role in slavery and segregation-era laws.

March 24, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN | Local


Annual flower show to be held Friday

March 24, 2007 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | 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.

March 24, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Man runs stop sign, crashes through end of mobile home

A loud crashing noise just after 4 a.m. Wednesday woke Chris Shuman up from a sound sleep. When his feet hit the floor of his mobile home he noticed the floor was tilted. Trophy deer and bass were knocked off his living room wall, and the entire home was awry.

March 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Photo gallery: Statesboro Thanksgiving Community Service

On Tuesday, Nov. 25 2014, clergy and members of local churches joined together in prayer and song to celebrate the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

November 26, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Statesboro’s Christian Social Ministries serves record number with food assistance

Christian Social Ministries supplied several days worth of food to 160 households on Monday with help from the East Georgia Regional Auxiliary, whose members collected and donated all the fixings for 77 family Thanksgiving meals and purchased 100 gift cards for turkeys or hams.

November 26, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


1.3 million bound for Georgia roads, airport

ATLANTA - More than 1.3 million Georgians are expected to travel on state highways and use the world's busiest airport through Sunday for Thanksgiving, and officials say they're prepared for the rush with extra staff to monitor roads and help people move through security lines.

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


Statesboro double-lung transplant recipient is grateful

Andrea Maechtle feels like she received a second chance at life with her double-lung transplant surgery, performed March 17, and she believes the Statesboro community played a huge role in her miracle.

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


Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel plans

MINEOLA, N.Y. - Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year.

November 25, 2014 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press | Local


Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'

FERGUSON, Missouri - Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.

November 25, 2014 | By DAVID A. LIEB and HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press | Local


Statesboro native NFL player starts local foundation

Baltimore Ravens player DeAngelo Tyson, a former Statesboro High School standout, has announced the formation of the Tyson Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that will benefit the city that gave him hope and opportunity.

November 25, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


8 arrested for ‘ear wax’ possession in Statesboro

A new form of an old drug is making an appearance around the area, and investigators arrested eight suspects recently after finding a quantity of "ear wax," a form of THC, in two locations.

November 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Weather postpones downtown Statesboro’s Shopping by Lantern Light

A rainy forecast has postponed Shopping by Lantern Light in downtown Statesboro for the second consecutive year.

November 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - On Black Friday, support small businesses

In two days, we will all gather with family and friends to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a special day for many reasons, but most importantly for allowing us a time to reflect on the bountiful blessings we have all enjoyed over the past year.

November 24, 2014 | | Local


Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market, 7 and growing

In its seventh season, the Mainstreet Farmers Market has set new records in sales for farmers and other vendors, despite still having no roof over shoppers' heads on rainy days.

November 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro man caught fleeing Portal road check

Portal police said they arrested a man Friday night after his flight from a road check led to a chase.

November 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Florida fugitive arrested in Statesboro

A man convicted of burglary in Florida, who was wanted by authorities there, was apprehended Friday after members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team discovered he was living in Statesboro.

November 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


6 arrested after Statesboro apartment search reveals 100 baggies of pot

Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team members arrested six suspects Friday after seizing about 100 baggies of marijuana and two handguns, according to a news release.

November 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia court OKs probation supervision by private companies

ATLANTA - Georgia's highest court ruled Monday that a state law allowing courts to contract with private probation companies to supervise misdemeanor offenders is constitutional but does not allow for additional requirements beyond what is imposed by the courts.

November 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


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