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GSU's Recreation Activity Center expansion opening Monday

Almost nine years after the original building opened, Georgia Southern's Recreation Activity Center is set to open an expansion that will more than double the size of the facility.

November 13, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Early birds take the bait

When Jodie Hendrix arrived at the Kiwanis-Ogeechee Fairgrounds at 4:45 a.m. Saturday to make final preparations for the Statesboro Service League Attic Sale, she wasn't the first one to arrive.

November 13, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Introducing Kidsville News

Parents and educators have a new educational resource tool available to them with the launch this week of Kidsville News, a fun, family newspaper designed for pre-kindergarten to sixth grade students.

November 13, 2006 | From staff reports | Local


Local church assembling books for missionaries

Members of Immanuel Baptist Church may never go to Haiti to spread the message of Jesus Christ to the country's citizens, but that doesn't mean they won't be able to affect change in the Haiti.

November 11, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Brooklet teacher named tops in Bulloch

It was nearing the end of the day when Brooklet Elementary teacher Becky Petkewicz was surprised by a visit to her classroom. She was even more surprised to learn she had been chosen as the 2006 Bulloch County Teacher of the Year.

November 11, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro Service League Attic Sale for charity

Organizers of the Statesboro Service League Attic Sale are hoping to raise $30,000 from their annual fund raiser, which will be used to support various groups in Bulloch County.

November 11, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Immigration issues are the focus of forum at GSU

Fathers snatched from their homes in front of their children, and placed under arrest. Pregnant mothers who don't speak English and don't know where to locate their husbands. Children sleeping in the woods because their parents fear what will happen if law enforcement discovers they are illegal aliens from Mexico.

November 11, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Protesters of Bush's rally came in larger numbers than expected

President George Bush was greeted by more than well-wishers during his visit to Statesboro Monday.

November 11, 2006 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


The day after

The day after a historic visit from President George W. Bush, things got back to normal in Statesboro, but everyone was still talking about the event.

November 11, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bush wows crowd at Hanner

With Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse packed to overflowing, President George W. Bush was met with a loud and enthusiastic crowd Monday when he stopped in Statesboro to show support for Republican Congressional candidate Max Burns.

November 08, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Early voting begins today for general election

For those who can't wait for Election Day to cast your ballot, early voting in Georgia will begin today and run though Friday at the Bulloch County Courthouse.

November 08, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Many with tickets left out of Hanner

While thousands gathered inside Hanner Fieldhouse for a rally in support of Max Burns, hundreds more were left outside, including several school groups, even though they had tickets to the event.

November 07, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


President comes to the Boro today

Some Statesboro streets will be closed today to accommodate a visit by President George W. Bush, who is expected to speak during the "Georgia Victory 2006 Rally" at 11 a.m at Hanner Fieldhouse.

November 07, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Protests for rally will be directed to free-speech zones

Protesters during President George Bush's Monday appearance at Georgia Southern University probably won't get very close to the president.

November 07, 2006 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


Crowd at rally welcomed President Bush

A capacity crowd filled Hanner Fieldhouse Monday morning for a campaign rally for Republican Max Burns that featured President George W. Bush.

November 07, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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Woman dies in I-16 wreck

A Sandersville woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident Monday on Interstate 16.

September 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Luke Bryan Farm Tour to aid in scholarships

Georgia Southern University alumnus and famed country singer Luke Bryan will visit the region during his annual Farm Tour at Perry Field on Wednesday, Oct. 8, near Claxton. A portion of the proceeds from the tour will provide scholarships for Georgia Southern students.

September 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ga. high court denies appeal of murderer

The Supreme Court of Georgia has denied an appeal filed by a man convicted of murdering two cousins in Evans County in 2003.

September 22, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Districts in Florida, Georgia split school prize

ORLANDO, Fla. - In a first for the largest education award given to public schools nationwide, jurors decided to split the $1 million Broad Prize between two urban districts - a past winner with an established record in Georgia and an up-and-coming district showing recent gains in Florida.

September 22, 2014 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Jim Hull: Retail future is promising in Statesboro

The owners of the Statesboro Mall and three Statesboro shopping centers, Jim Hull and Barry Storey, have announced the formation of two new entities, Hull Property Group and BLS Holdings Group LL, with the goal of allowing each individual the opportunity to pursue specialized interests.

September 22, 2014 | | Local


Your digital afterlife

NEW YORK - Sure, you have a lot to do today - laundry, bills, dinner - but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil.

September 22, 2014 | By BARBARA ORTUTAY Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County man charged with child molestation

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on three counts of child molestation and other charges, according to the Statesboro Police Department.

September 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Council members say they won’t abstain from alcohol licensing vote

Two Statesboro city councilmen who acknowledge being friends with a bar owner facing an upcoming licensing hearing say there is no reason for abstaining from voting on the issue.

September 21, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


‘Tales from the Tomb’ gets earlier start this year

Statesboro and Bulloch County will become "historically spooky" when the "Tales from the Tomb" tours begin.

September 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Schools highlight importance of reporting abuse

After three arrests that shook Statesboro High School in April and May, Bulloch County Schools officials have taken steps through the summer and continuing this fall to stress to principals and teachers how they must follow reporting requirements for suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse.

September 20, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bar security in the Boro

The recent death of an 18-year-old Georgia Southern University student after police say he was beaten at a local bar has focused public attention on what bouncers are legally allowed to do when it comes to handling trouble.

September 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

ALBANY, Ga. - More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over safety.

September 19, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Allen claims ‘momentum’ in race against Barrow

SYLVANIA – While waiting for the meal at the Republican 12th Congressional District Fish Fry, the party's nominee, Rick Allen, cited a forecast that gives him a better than even chance of unseating U.S. Rep. John Barrow, the Democrat who has held the seat for almost 10 years.

September 19, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Savannah officials pledge transparency in shooting

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A day after authorities said a man kicked out a patrol car window while handcuffed and then was fatally shot by Savannah police, community leaders pleaded for calm and pledged transparency while state officials investigate.

September 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Unemployment rates rise in 24 states

WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.

September 19, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Local


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