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Students return for spring semester

Georgia Southern junior Haley Clayton returned to Statesboro a week ago to begin working at her job.

January 23, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Georgia brothel case to be presented to grand jury

ATLANTA - Prosecutors plan to go to a grand jury with their case against two women accused of running a brothel out of a mansion in an exclusive suburban neighborhood, and they continue to compile a list of the suspects' alleged customers.

January 23, 2007 | By HARRY R. WEBER Associated Press Writer | Local


Perdue, state lawmakers kick off new session

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue took the helm Monday for a second term as governor, saying he was ''humbled by history'' and promising to leave Georgia on firm footing for the generations to come.

January 23, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Coretta Scott King joins slain husband in holiday tribute

ATLANTA - On a recent afternoon, Jeffrey and Liza Dunn brought their daughter and niece to the center dedicated to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., where the family took a moment to sit by the crypt of the civil rights icon and his wife, Coretta.

January 22, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


City officials try to model parking ordinances after other cities

When Statesboro officials were asked to try to address the problem of people parking all over their front yards, they looked at other cities' ordinances and took from them the portions they thought best addressed the issue.

January 22, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Centerfold accused of running brothel in gated Ga. neighborhood

DULUTH, Ga. - For years, Lisa Ann Taylor's neighbors suspected something was going on behind the doors of her white-columned, million-dollar mansion in one of suburban Atlanta's most exclusive neighborhoods.

January 22, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


Police: Local burglary planned by employee

A burglary at a local convenience store early Friday morning was an inside job, police said.

January 22, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Farming exhibit opening at Averitt Center

Agricultures impact on Statesboro and Bulloch County will be the focus of a month-long exhibit opening this Friday at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

January 20, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


MLK celebration in Statesboro

The daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will speak at Georgia Southern on Tuesday, January 16, to culminate the celebration of her father's life in Bulloch County.

January 20, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Two children found dead in northeast Georgia home

BETHLEHEM, Ga. - Authorities were searching Thursday for a mother they described as a person of interest in the stabbing deaths of her children and a suspect in the beating of her father at the family's home in northeast Georgia.

January 19, 2007 | By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer | Local


Statesboro Noon Lions Club to join with other clubs state wide

The Statesboro Noon Lions Club will join 250 other Lions organizations statewide Saturday, Jan. 13 to celebrate Lions of Georgia Day. On this day, local Lions Clubs will conduct special projects all across the state from the sales of brooms and mops to diabetes awareness and sight screenings.

January 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Council tables parking proposal

Wanting to take more time to look the potential impact, the Statesboro City Council voted Wednesday to table a proposed ordinance that would restrict parking in front yards

January 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


City Council to consider zoning changes

The city will consider four changes to its zoning ordinance at their meeting Wednesday morning, including regulating parking in front yards and allowing electronic, or "animated" signs for the Statesboro Mall.

January 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Augusta says farewell to local hero James Brown

AUGUSTA - For one last time, the Godfather of Soul fronted a raucous funk group cranking out some of the most influential soul songs of all time.

January 17, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


County Commissioner Bill Smith retires

After 14 years of budgets, zoning issues, road complaints, and exciting new county projects, Bill Smith stepped down from the Bulloch County Commission. Tuesday Smith was honored with a reception just before his successor Robert Rushing took over the reins by participating in his first commission meeting.

The drop-in reception from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at the Bulloch County Annex was open to the public. Refreshments were served and Smith was presented with a special gift from the commission.

January 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Statesboro City Council pauses annexation for drainage, density concerns

Asked by developers to annex 14 more acres along S&S Railroad Bed Road near Cawana Road and the S&S Greenway trail, Statesboro City Council hit the pause button with questions about housing density and drainage.

October 22, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


A special day at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

For people with disabilities, dealing with the fair's crowded midway, loud noise and general confusion can be a challenge.

October 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal pledged an exhaustive review of the state's system for funding schools this week, 13 days before voters go to the polls.

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


Georgia launches Hunters Helping Farmers program

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 22, 2014 | Georgia Wildlife Resources Division | Local


Scare on the Square set for Saturday

It's time to get your annual Scare on the Square.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Obamacare' navigators aided consumers in need, report shows

Consumers in Georgia and three other states who were helped by navigators for the 2014 insurance exchanges tended to be people of color who were not financially secure, a recently released report says.

October 22, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

ATLANTA - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Behind the scenes at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

When people think of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, usually it's the rides, the food, and the exhibits that come to mind.

October 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bands marching to Statesboro Saturday

Marching bands from high schools across southeast Georgia will be in Statesboro Saturday to compete in the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 21, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Mexican Consulate to visit Savannah next week

Editor's note: A Spanish translation of this article is available to the left.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro police: Man waved gun, tried to pull porch off restaurant

A man accused of waving a gun in two local restaurants on the same day was arrested Monday for his actions, police said.

October 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal bakery reaches out

Cotton Patch Bakery delivers sweet things based on traditional recipes but with considerable creative flair - such as 15-layer cakes in seven different flavors of icing, from chocolate and caramel to Orange Dream Sickle - well beyond its home base in Portal.

October 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Medicaid expansion would help Ga. economy

If you have turned on a TV or opened a newspaper in the past few months, you probably are aware Georgia chose not to expand Medicaid as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

October 20, 2014 | | Local


George H.W. Bush objects to Nunn ad in Ga. Senate race

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia is out with another ad showing her with former President George H.W. Bush, who's asked her not to use him in her campaign for the state's open Senate seat.

October 20, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade draws large crowd

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade Monday was one of the largest and most successful in the Statesboro Kiwanis Club's history.

October 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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