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Crowd swarms Mill Creek to enjoy Firecracker Fest

Thousands made the trip to Mill Creek Regional Park Wednesday to celebrate the Fourth of July at the annual Firecracker Fest. A breeze blew over the myriad of events - a frog jumping contest, a Subway sandwich eating contest, demonstrations - that took place throughout the day. As the day came to a close, people rushed to stake claim of the best spots to watch the fireworks. Thunderous and brilliant, the pyrotechnics lit up the sky over people in chairs, in truck beds and on blankets. For more photos of Fourth of July events, see Sunday's Lifestyles section.

July 19, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Search for man missing since Saturday continues

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators and family members of a missing mentally challenged man hope citizens can help them find 41-year-old Quient Garbett.

July 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Pipe bombs found in Candler

Teenagers plundering an abandoned house in Candler County found a handful of pipe bombs, and charges are pending in the case, said Candler County Sheriff's Investigator Melvin Ivey.

July 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A reminder for the Fourth: Sparklers do not go 'boom'

Hosting your own fireworks show in your back yard may be tempting, but is it worth Regoing to jail?

July 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


One man dead, another airlifted to Savannah after truck struck tree and caught fire

One man was killed and another airlifted to Savannah Monday after a single-vehicle accident on Brooklet-Leefield Road where a truck caught fire after overturning and striking a tree.

July 18, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City council will hold public hearing in August about proposed front yard parking

The Statesboro City Council will hold a public hearing at their first meeting in August to allow pubic comments on its proposed restrictions on front yard parking.

July 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Judge remains critical a week after beating at law office

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A 74-year-old judge remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday, a week after he was found severely beaten inside his law office in Jesup.

July 18, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Mill Creek to hold July 4th activities and fireworks show

Fun, games and a dazzling fireworks display are all scheduled for the annual Firecracker Fest on Wednesday at Mill Creek Regional Park beginning at 4 p.m.

July 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Police: Residents shouldn't be alarmed by manila envelopes discovered this weekend

People who found strange-looking manila envelopes on their porches or elsewhere on their property over the weekend shouldn't be alarmed, police said. The suspicious packages many victims reported finding were only "rambling documents" from a man disgruntled with the government.

July 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City to hold annual tax sale today

In its continuing efforts to collect as much as possible of the taxes levied, Statesboro's annual tax sale will be this morning beginning at 10 a.m. on the porch of city hall.

July 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Holiday travellers choosing cruises, beach trips to celebrate Fourth

More than 41 million Americans, including nearly 1.2 million Georgians, will be traveling somewhere for this Fourth of July holiday, according to information from AAA. That total represents a modest 0.8 percent increase from last year, but for the southeast, it's only a 0.4 percent increase.

July 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Front yard parking to be addressed at City Council meeting today

Front yard parking is back on the city's agenda as the council will discuss a new proposed ordinance and call for a public hearing on the new proposal.

July 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Learning to write, writing to learn

The Summer Institute of the Georgia Southern Writing Project came to a close with an open house and banquet for Fellows and potential Fellows on Friday. The GSWP is one of 197 National Writing Project sites in the United States.

July 17, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


Severe thunderstorm rolls over Bulloch County Saturday afternoon

A violent storm swept through Statesboro Saturday evening, toppling trees, causing power outages and scattering sparklers across a local retail store parking lot.

July 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Eight-vehicle pile up Thursday evening on I-16 kills Macon man

A Macon man was killed Thursday when a van in which he was a passenger was struck by an 18-wheeler.

July 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Blaze destroys downtown Statesboro restaurant

Fire destroyed a downtown Statesboro restaurant Tuesday night.

August 27, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Sky Country to perform at Dublin VA

Sky Country, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will perform a concert at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin at 2 p.m. Sept. 3 in the medical center auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Off and on – again and again

Rolling blackouts throughout the day Tuesday disrupted business, caused traffic tie-ups and hampered normal daily living as electric company employees worked to repair damage to a substation caused by fire.

August 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern to host American cartoonist and featured TED Talks speaker

Georgia Southern University's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will host Scott McCloud, cartoonist and comic book theorist, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in room 1115 of the College of Education.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Emerging disease confirmed in wild Bulloch County snake

A disease that some scientists have compared to the illness killing bats by the millions has been documented in a wild snake in Georgia.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


PBS show to highlight Georgia Southern at Camp Lawton tonight

In 2012, the PBS show "Time Team America" tracked the adventures of Georgia Southern University archeologists and students at Camp Lawton, a Civil War POW camp in Millen, as they uncovered buried secrets using the latest technology and decades of expertise. The episode will premiere tonight at 9 on PBS.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro 'hit style' murder trial scheduled for September

A Bulloch County judge denied a motion Monday to continue the trial of a man accused of orchestrating a "hit-style" murder while he was in prison.

August 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro's open meetings investigation has called on 30-plus people

The investigation into whether former City Manager Frank Parker and members of Statesboro City Council sometimes met privately in violation of the Open Meetings Act involved interviews and phone calls with more than 30 local people by the end of July.

August 25, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


East Georgia State College, Ogeechee Technical College sign transfer agreement

Ogeechee Technical College and East Georgia State College have signed a formal articulation agreement, allowing credits to transfer between the two colleges.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern online MBA program is top 30 in the nation

Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration Online Master of Business Administration program has been named one of the nation's Top 30 Best Online MBA Programs by BestColleges.com.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man charged with making bomb threats

A man was arrested and charged with making bomb threats against two apartment complexes Monday, police said.

August 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Parker claims status as city whistleblower

In a notice of intent to file a claim against the city of Statesboro, former City Manager Frank Parker asked for more than $250,000 in damages and asserted that he was protected by the state Whistleblower Act for statements that led to his June 24 firing.

August 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Photo gallery: Eagles begin FBS march

The Georgia Southern football team took the practice fields at Beautiful Eagle Creek Thursday to kick off their first fall camp after officially joining the Sun Belt Conference.

August 04, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Area ballet students sharpen, maintain skills

Under the direction of Statesboro Youth Ballet director Jurijs Safonovs, dance students completed two weeks of rigorous study at the Averitt Center for the Arts Summer Ballet Intensive Friday.

July 28, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


British Soccer Camp: Story and video

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July 15, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT Herald Staff | Local


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