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Statesboro resident at VA Tech; oversleeping kept him from being near shooting

Statesboro resident Matthew Spiers could have been at the scene of Monday's shooting massacre at Virginia Technical College had he not overslept.

May 02, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local law enforcement prepared to handle shooting if needed

While no one wants a disaster such as the Virginia Technical College shootings to take place in their community, Georgia Southern University Police Chief Ken Brown said local law enforcement is ready to handle such a volatile situation.

May 02, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Georgia Southern’s Bill Golden brings career to close

As the Georgia General Assembly's 2007 session winds down, so does the career of Bill Golden, Georgia Southern University's longtime director of governmental relations.

May 02, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Great American Cleanup makes Bulloch sparkle

Bulloch County should be sparkling today after hundreds of volunteers combed the roadsides Saturday during the Seventh Annual Great American Cleanup.

May 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Golf tournament fund raiser to be held May 18

Want to discover the "fun" in a fund raiser? Participate in the First Annual Birdies, Blues and Barbecue Golf Tournament to benefit the Averitt Center for the Arts, home of the Emma Kelly Theatre.

May 01, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


SHS student earns $20,000 scholarship

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Statesboro High's Paul Welle was awarded a $20,000 college scholarship Monday in the Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition, one of the nation's most prestigious and influential high school science competitions.

May 01, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Fierce winds caused widespread damage in Bulloch

Wild winds blustered through the area Sunday following some much-needed rain the night before. While the precipitation was welcomed, the winds caused a few minor problems.

May 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'A Scholar Under Siege' debuts Friday at the PAC

After three years of research and countless hours of rehearsals, "A Scholar Under Siege" is set to debut at Georgia Southern's Performing Arts Center Friday.

May 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


ArtsFest '07 Saturday at Georgia Southern

There will be plenty of hands-on activities like the one shown above today during Georgia Southern University's ArtsFest '07. The annual event at Sweetheart Circle in the center of the campus runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The celebration of ArtFest's 25th year features art, music, dance, and some brand-new events added to festival favorites. ArtsFest is a free event open to everyone.

April 30, 2007 | | Local


Police arrest three in credit card theft, fraud

Three are behind bars and further arrests are pending regarding a burglary on Marvin Avenue where a victim's credit card was stolen.

April 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Council expected to approve towing ordinance changes

The Statesboro City Council is expected to approved an ordinance regulating involuntary towing inside the city limits, including setting a maximum fee of $70 for a vehicle being towed without the owners consent.

April 30, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Children use old cell phones to prank call 911

Old cellular phones that no longer have service may seem to be harmless toys for children, but they can also be a problem for 911 dispatchers.

April 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU ArtsFest '07 – Art lovers, kids swarm celebration

Gnats and humidity couldn't stop area residents from swarming Sweetheart Circle on the campus of Georgia Southern University Saturday for the 25th annual ArtsFest celebration.

April 29, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Molester, parents plead not guilty in slaying of 6-year-old boy

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A convicted child molester and his parents pleaded not guilty Friday to charges they kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered a 6-year-old boy whose body was found last month wrapped in a trash bag and dumped by a roadside.

April 28, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Ga. slavery apology sponsors suggest proposal might have to wait

ATLANTA - The leader of Georgia's black lawmakers group said Friday that a push in the Legislature to apologize for the state's role in slavery may be dead for the year.

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


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Clubhouse adding racing

Work recently began on The Clubhouse grounds to add not only an eco-friendly, electronically controlled go cart track, but also fields for soccer training and competition.

April 14, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bitter court feud over sweet Vidalia onions

SAVANNAH - No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia's premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned sweet, delectable taste.

April 14, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Severe weather possible Tuesday morning

Dangerous weather is possible Tuesday morning as a line of storms sweeps across the region.

April 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Lawsuit: Factory pollutes Altamaha River

ATLANTA - An environmental group is suing Rayonier Inc., alleging that its factory in southeast Georgia is discharging millions of gallons of waste that darken the Altamaha River and make it smell miles downstream.

April 14, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


2 arrested in fight during which shot was fired

No one was injured during a fight involving gunfire Sunday afternoon in a busy parking lot, but police arrested two men they say were involved.

April 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


GSU hosts fourth annual ‘No Impact Week’

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability has teamed up with the University Wellness Program to host a number of events throughout April that are designed to improve and protect the environment and change behavior when it comes to food, energy, water and waste.

April 14, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Big rig, pickup truck collide

A tractor trailer and a pickup truck collided early Monday morning after the big rig tried to avoid the pickup, which was traveling south in the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 301 South, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Shot fired in air at Statesboro Walmart parking lot

Statesboro police are investigating an incident in the Walmart parking lot where witnesses said a shot was fired during a fight Sunday afternoon.

April 13, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Have you registered to vote?

Spring election season is just about here.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Connection Church films video for Easter Service

After four days of filming, the 15-minute video Connection Church plans to use during its Easter services is ready.

April 12, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Memorial Day restored as school holiday

Memorial Day 2015 is back in the Bulloch County Schools' future - or rather, it is no longer on their calendar as a school day.

April 11, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Former energy secretary to speak at GSU

Georgia Southern University will host Dr. Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize Winner in physics and former U.S. energy secretary, as the keynote speaker for No Impact Week at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive.

April 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Churches offer daily community worship during Holy Week

Five Statesboro churches will work together during Holy Week, April 14-18, to provide noontime worship services for the community.

April 11, 2014 | By LORETTA BRANDON Special to the Herald | Local


Splashy’s Egg Dive set for Saturday

Splash in the Boro will host its fourth annual Splashy's Egg Dive on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon under the dome.

April 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Online charter school accepting new students

Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide online K-12 charter school, has opened enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year and will conduct in-person information sessions with parents and students across the state.

April 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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