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Alcohol Board considering changes to ordinance

The Statesboro Alcohol Control Board is considering changes to the city's alcohol ordinance, which would allow for the creation of bars and permit restaurants to serve alcohol on Sunday afternoons.

February 22, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Longtime resident George Roebuck passes

Longtime Brooklet resident George Allen Roebuck, known by many as "Coach Roebuck," is remembered as being a compassionate "pillar of the community" who cared a great deal about young people.

February 21, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Drug raid puts four behind bars; cocaine, cash, Xanax seized

A substantial amount of cocaine is off the streets and four offenders are behind bars after Statesboro Police Crime Suppression Unit officers raided a College Lane residence Saturday.

February 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Busy day expected at Bulloch County polls

The presidential primary has finally come to Georgia, along with over twenty states and American Samoa, in a day that has become known as Super Tuesday. Though it is mathematically impossible for any candidate in either party to secure their nomination by Wednesday, today's voting could annoint someone a clear frontrunner, spell the end of a campaign or possibly even further muddle the picture.

February 21, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City considers redistricting plans

Statesboro City Manager George Wood proposed a plan Wednesday that would redraw the city's five council districts and fundamentally change the way citizens elect council members.

February 21, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Statesboro man to announce run for U.S. senate

A local boy is combining his Georgia roots and Washington experience to challenge U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss for his seat in the upcoming election.

February 17, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


GSU official: Campus Adderall abuse increases

John uses Adderall every day. "I probably shouldn't have gotten on it," he said.

February 17, 2008 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


Development Authority to consider bonds for GSU project

The Development Authority of Bulloch County will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at the Chamber of Commerce to consider a bond resolution on the application by the Georgia University Housing Foundation Four LLC for its 2008 student housing project.

February 17, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


'Tender Hearts' dinner and dance Saturday in Portal

A dinner and dance, maybe some romance, and the chance to help three people with unfortunate situations comes up tonight in Portal.

February 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC awarded $500,000 Work Ready Region grant

Ogeechee Technical College recently was awarded a $500,000 Work Ready Region grant by the state of Georgia, said Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Tech.

February 16, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Raybon Anderson keeps seat on DOT board

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers voted Friday to re-elect Statesboro's Raybon Anderson to the state transportation board, along with the chairman of that board despite the very vocal objections of powerful House leaders.

February 16, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Daniels found guilty on all charges except kidnapping

Jurors ruled Friday that a man who shot a woman in the head and arm during a convenience store robbery is guilty of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

February 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Freddy Cole plays at Averitt Center Friday

Walk through the Main Gallery of the Averitt Center and you may hear jazz love songs being crooned that's somewhat reminiscent of the late Nat King Cole. Only this voice evokes the sultry feel of black velvet. Freddy Cole is the late Nat's younger brother and has his own claim to fame.

February 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Serna found not guilty of aggravated sodomy

Jurors deliberated about an hour and a half Thursday, following a three-hour deliberation Wednesday, before reaching a verdict in the trial of a Georgia Southern University associate professor accused of sexually assault a student.

February 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Armed robbery trial for Daniels begins

The armed robbery trial of Vandy Mack Daniels, charged with shooting a West Main Street convenience store clerk in the head during an armed robbery, was delayed by more than two hours Thursday because Daniels refused to wear civilian clothes in the court room and destroyed clothing given to him to wear.

February 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Georgia Southern cheerleaders repeat as national champions

The Georgia Southern University all-girl cheerleading squad secured its fifth national championship title earlier this month at the 2015 National Cheerleading Association Collegiate National Championships held in Daytona Beach, Florida.

May 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


'It is family here'

It's been a little more than a week since the tragic accident on Interstate 16 cut the lives of five nursing students from Georgia Southern University far too short. The healing process from the horrific events of April 22 is in the beginning stages across the campus, and, indeed, across the entire community.

May 03, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Unabridged - The Rolling Stones, live at Georgia Southern--in 1965

The following is the unabridged version of Jim Hilliad's story about the Rolling STones

May 03, 2015 | Jim Hilliard Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro has shot at $3 million

With its efforts to revitalize South Main Street and maintain a lively downtown, Statesboro has become one of 50 America's Best Communities quarterfinalists. The top three finalists will receive awards of $3 million, $2 million and $1 million.

May 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Eighth grader wins Market game

Fourteen-year-old Michael Vescio, an eighth grader at William James Middle School, made more than $15,000 in investments recently over a 10-week period.

May 02, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County Relay for Life: Fighting cancer together

Purple-clad people from all walks of life made their way around a track lined with luminaries Friday evening, celebrating being cancer free as they participated in the first lap - the Survivors' Lap - of the 2015 Bulloch County Relay for Life.

May 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Kinder Morgan gas leak tops 250,000 gallons

Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy company that wants to run a 360-mile petroleum pipeline through Upstate South Carolina and Coastal Georgia, is dealing with a leak of more than 250,000 gallons from one of its existing pipelines in South Carolina, officials said.

May 01, 2015 | From the Bryan County News | Local


Two-school zoning shift made definite

As first reported in March, about 140 students who rode school buses to attend Langston Chapel Elementary School this year will go to Sallie Zetterower Elementary School when the new school year begins Aug. 3.

May 01, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Second lawsuit filed in deadly crash

The mother of one of the five Georgia Southern students killed last week in a crash on Interstate 16 in Bryan County has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company regarding the death of her daughter. It is the second suit filed against Total Transportation since the seven-vehicle crash April 22.

April 30, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Last US Marines to leave Saigon describe chaos of war's end

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - As the Marines scrambled to the roof of the U.S. Embassy, they locked a chain-link gate on every other floor to slow the throng of panicked Vietnamese civilians sure to come behind them. They knew if the crowd pushed through to the top, they could easily be overrun by hundreds of people desperate to get a seat on one of the last helicopters out of Saigon.

April 30, 2015 | By MARGIE MASON Associated Press | Local


Warrant roundup nets 21 arrests

A round up of people wanted on felony charges ended in 21 arrests Tuesday, and more may be coming.

April 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Migos rapper still in jail

One of three rap stars arrested on gun and drug charges after an April 18 concert at Georgia Southern University remains in the Bulloch County Jail almost two weeks later, denied bond until a judge approves a hearing.

April 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City alcohol officer proposed

Statesboro officials propose to employ an alcoholic beverage control officer, a certified police officer assigned duties such as enforcement of the minimum drinking age of 21, in the new fiscal year.

April 29, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


A ‘fractured’ fairy tale

Mical Whitaker's latest production for the Statesboro Youth Theatre uses famous fairy tale characters to tell a story about forgiveness.

April 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


After historic arguments, court to rule on same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON - Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday in historic arguments at the Supreme Court. But Kennedy's record on the issue could give encouragement to gay and lesbian couples.

April 28, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local


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