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Board of Regents approves tuition hike

The Board of Regents approved a tuition increase of $302 for incoming freshman at Georgia's public colleges and universities Wednesday, but those students won't be affected by future rate hikes under the state's "fixed for four" plan.

May 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


OTC revamps annual fund-raiser

This year's fund-raiser for Ogeechee Technical College will have a little different feel than in the past - and not just because the campaign has a new name.

May 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Man found guilty for shooting two GSU students at Legends

A Bulloch County jury deliberated three hours before finding Antonio Tramaine Gibson guilty of shooting two Georgia Southern University basketball players in 2005.

May 18, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch wildfire still burning; citizens warned against outdoor burning

A wildfire burning in the Pembroke area isn't nearly as large as the one still raging in the Okeefenokee Swamp, but the Seed Tick Road fire has burned for a week and is an example of how easily dry conditions could result in a volatile situation.

May 18, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Go Red for Women luncheon scheduled

With heart disease the leading killer of women in the United States, the American Heart Association wanted to hold an event specifically focused to that segment of the population.

May 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Man charged with arson in South Georgia fire

ATLANTA - Authorities in Telfair County in south Georgia have charged a 48-year-old man with first-degree arson in connection with a brush fire in Lumber City.

May 18, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


2007 Parade of Homes set for weekend

Forty homes will be on display this weekend during the annual Parade of Homes, sponsored by the Homebuilders Association of Statesboro.

May 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Inmate firefighters help battle Georgia wildfires

WAYCROSS, Ga. - In the week he's spent fighting the vast wildfire in southeast Georgia, Gino Fisher still can't get used to local residents stopping to shake his hand, pat him on the back and offer hot meals and snacks.

May 17, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Two men seriously injured in house fire

Statesboro firefighters responded to three house fires Tuesday, and one fire resulted in two serious injuries.

May 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police say graduate student threatened them with gun

ATHENS - A University of of Georgia graduate student has been arrested after making threatening statements to a faculty member and confronting police officers with a pistol, officials said Tuesday.

May 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Statesboro man charged in rape, stabbing

Police arrested a man on suspicion of stabbing and repeatedly raping a woman at his Institute Street home Saturday.

May 17, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Statesboro woman speaks out about Rock paternity case

A Bulloch County woman seeking to compel comedian Chris Rock to take a paternity test said she gave him every opportunity to take the test before resorting to going to court.

May 16, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


National Day of Prayer set for Thursday

Organizers are hoping for as many as 200 people to attend the local event for the National Day of Prayer to be held Thursday at the Bulloch County Courthouse.

May 16, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Arson experts to investigate smaller Ga. wildfires

WAYCROSS, Ga. - Firefighters on Monday asked for arson experts to investigate whether someone may have set several small fires that have broken out near a huge 80,000-acre wildfire in southeast Georgia.

May 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Boro Snapshot - Water restrictions

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

May 16, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | 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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