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10-foot high pedestrian tunnel built under bypass

Motorists driving by the Statesboro Crossing retail development on the new section of the bypass may not realize they are passing over a 10-foot high pedestrian tunnel - big enough to drive an ambulance through.

April 25, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Founder of Raven Oaks Raptor Sanctuary speaks at Kiwanis meeting

The red-tail hawk perched upon Debra Baca's leather-wrapped fist, flapping broad wings that occasionally brushed her face as she spoke to the Statesboro Kiwanis Club Thursday.

April 25, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Kids explore the world of reading at library

Reading sessions held at Statesboro Regional Library.

April 25, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Averitt STARS to perform Sondheim’s ‘Forum’

If you're in the mood for a wild comedy, get your tickets to the next Averitt STARS production "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." The play runs for two weekends - April 11–20 - in the Emma Kelly Theater.

April 25, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Kids have 'splashy' fun time at kayaking class under bubble dome

April 24, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, April 9, 2008

April 24, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Rides in WWII plane will be offered this Saturday at Statesboro airport

Airplane enthusiasts, thrill seekers and history buffs alike will want to be at the Statesboro Municipal Airport this weekend, where the History Flight Barnstormer Tour will be offering rides in a historical World War II airplane - for a good cause.

April 24, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, April 8, 2008

April 23, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Jean Mathews presents OTC with $100,000 in honor of her late husband

Ogeechee Technical College's 2008 record setting fundraising campaign, iGot, collected more than $313,000 for the school in March. Included in that total was a $100,000 gift by a family that had decided to remain anonymous until they decided what special project or scholarship they would fund.

April 23, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


SHS student wins state essay contest

John Hunter Bowen was looking for a bigger challenge when he transferred to Statesboro High School last year.

April 23, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, April 7, 2008

April 22, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Ogeechee Tech closing day care program

Ogeechee Technical College is closing its Child Enrichment Center due to concerns for children's safety on a college campus as well as financial issues. However, some parents are unhappy with the decision.

April 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Technical college chief visits OTC

Carl Swearingen, chair of the State Board of Technical and Adult Education for Georgia, visited Ogeechee Technical College recently to address college employees, as well as local OTC Board members. Following a luncheon in Swearingen's honor, a tour of the campus was conducted to allow Swearingen to see the various programs available at Ogeechee Tech. The chairman met with a number of college administrators and faculty members one-on-one to discuss first-hand the needs of the college, and the chairman's vision for the college and the system in general.

April 22, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Habitat names new executive director

Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County has a new leader, and Bruce R. Waldron expects to continue the mission of those who led before him as he steps into the position of executive director/construction manager.

April 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Cawthorn named professor of the year at 2008 Honors Day

Special Michelle Cawthorn received the Wells/Warren Professor of the Year Award at the Georgia Southern University Honors Day Convocation last week. Cawthorn is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology.

April 21, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

ATLANTA - A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.

January 24, 2015 | By RAY HENRY and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


'It won't happen to my child'

"It won't happen to my child."

January 24, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Huckabee: Resist possible decision for gay marriage

NEW YORK - Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a likely contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination and a leading voice for Christian conservatives, said Thursday that governors and state legislatures should consider ways to resist a Supreme Court decision that recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.

January 23, 2015 | By SUSAN PAGE USA Today | Local


Ga. lawmaker to introduce bill legalizing cannabis oil

ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker will officially introduce a bill legalizing cannabis oil for people with cancer, seizure disorders and other chronic diseases on Monday as the General Assembly returns to action.

January 23, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Screven County textiles plant fined; corrections being made

After recent violations regarding on-site discharge, a Screven County textiles plant is making changes to rectify the matter.

January 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern to host Air Force sax quartet

Horizon Saxophone Quartet, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will present a concert at Georgia Southern University's Carol A. Carter Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro City Council to put hotel & gas station decision in writing

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Saturday's print edition. The neighborhood across Fair Road from the Martha Benson estate's property is named Woodlawn. Because of a reporter's mistake, the wrong name was given once in a front-page story Friday, though the Woodlawn Neighborhood Association was correctly named in the same article. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

January 22, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Portal police seek thrift shop burglar

Portal police are seeking information about a suspect who burglarized a local business.

January 22, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Fort Stewart soldier charged with murder

A Fort Stewart soldier has been arrested in connection with the death of a North Carolina man whose body was found in Savannah on Dec. 23.

January 21, 2015 | By LEWIS LEVINE Coastal Courier | Local


Statesboro woman asks why brother’s death wasn’t reported

A Statesboro woman seeks answers as to why her brother's death went unreported after he was struck by a car in December.

January 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro student wins prizes for himself, teacher

When Nigel Washington started sixth grade at Langston Chapel Middle School, he was not living up to his potential in math. Math teacher Joni Chavers pushed him to do better, and he responded by not only improving in math but also writing a heartfelt essay about her a year later.

January 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


More alcohol compliance checks coming to Statesboro

Statesboro police will hold two alcohol compliance checks before Feb. 14, Statesboro Pubic Safety Director Wendell Turner announced.

January 21, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern signs memorandum to begin research in Ecuador

Georgia Southern University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mindo Cloudforest Foundation to establish the Human-Environment Research Station in Milpe, Ecuador.

January 21, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County Board of Ed to hold strategy session Saturday

After seating two new members last week and selecting a new chairman, the Bulloch County Board of Education will hold a special, but open, meeting Saturday to look at its strategic plan for the schools and hear reports from staff.

January 20, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Reorganized Statesboro Jaycees holding first fundraiser

The recently reorganized Statesboro Jaycees chapter announced its first fundraising effort, a Boston butt sale, to procure funds to help five nonprofit organizations in the community this year.

January 20, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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