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Anderson, York named co-chairs of Great American Cleanup

Statesboro Police Chief Stan York and Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson have been named co-chairs for the annual Great American Cleanup, which began Friday and culminates with the community-wide cleanup event on April 14.

March 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Twisters, storms strike Georgia; 9 reported dead

NEWTON, Ga. - Nine people were killed and a hospital was evacuated after it was damaged when powerful storms packing tornadoes hit south Georgia.

March 17, 2007 | By ELLIOTT MINOR Associated Press Writer | Local


Murder trial begins for Ardena Carter

Three and a half years after Georgia Southern University student Ardena Marie Carter went missing from her University Pointe apartment, a suspect is slated to go to trial Monday for her murder.

March 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Community leader Kemp Mabry passes away

Longtime Statesboro resident and World War II veteran Kemp Mabry died Thursday morning at the age of 81.

March 16, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro High student named Bulloch's STAR student

Statesboro High School senior John Benjamin Marshall was chosen as Bulloch County's STAR student Tuesday at a banquet hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce.

March 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Lawmakers seek $22.2 billion sales tax hike for transportation

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Paying an extra penny in sales tax for each dollar he spends wouldn't bother John Wade, as long as a chunk goes toward paving dirt roads like the one to his Chatham County home.

March 16, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Four Statesboro residents rewarded for providing information about an arson

Four residents of Statesboro were awarded $2,500 each for providing information that led to the arrest of conviction of a man for arsons committed at College Walk Apartments in 2005.

March 16, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro woman celebrates 100th birthday

What is it like to spend 100 years in the same neighborhood? Ask Bernice Hodges Deal and she'll tell you all about growing up near Akins Pond Road, walking with friends and cousins along the creek, and marrying Horace Deal before moving just seven miles away from where she was born.

March 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Trial for man accused of attacking woman in Wal-Mart bathroom begins

The trial of a man accused of attacking a woman in a Statesboro retail store bathroom in 2005 begins today. Stephen Mark Hall, 26, Garfield, faces Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed today as a jury hears details about the ordeal.

March 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hall found guilty in Wal-Mart attack

In less than an hour, a jury found Stephen Mark Hall guilty Thursday on all counts related to an attack Oct. 14, 2005 on a woman and her two-year-old grandchild in a retail store bathroom.

March 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Dress Down Day deadline draws near

When Red Cross Chapter Manager Mary Ball went out to lunch during last year's Dress Down Day, she was pleasantly surprised to see the number of people wearing the Red Cross t-shirts.

March 15, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Fatality on GSU campus

A man moving boxes at a Georgia Southern University residence hall suffered a heart attack and died Monday after he fell off a ramp.

March 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police arrest eight juveniles for gang activity

Statesboro Police arrested eight juveniles - six Friday and two Monday - charging them with gang activity as well as other crimes for involvement in a Jan. 26 fight at a birthday party held in the Statesboro Recreation Department's Honey Bowen Building.

March 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tanker flips, spills diesel fuel on Hwy 80 West

A tanker flipped Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 80 West and Veteran's Memorial Parkway. Firefighters, rescue units and Georgia State Patrol troopers responded to the scene and called Haz-Mat units to handle a fuel spill.

March 15, 2007 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | Local


Boro Snapshot

Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.

March 14, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


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Deal, Carter rally base as potential runoff looms

COLUMBUS - With a runoff increasingly likely in Georgia's tight gubernatorial race, Republican Gov. Nathan Deal is rallying his conservative base in north Georgia while Democrat Jason Carter is getting a boost from his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, who's appealing to black voters in some of the state's largest metro areas.

October 27, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Keep those feeders up

Keep your hummingbird feeders up as temperatures drop this fall and winter. That's the suggestion of Georgia Wildlife Resources Division biologists, who say some visiting hummers make the state their winter home and benefit from the nourishment feeders provide.

October 27, 2014 | Georgia Wildlife Resources Division | Local


Rick Bragg: ‘Pretension murders writing’

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg took the stage at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center for the annual Statesboro The Write Place event earlier this month.

October 27, 2014 | Brittani Howell | Local


Aglow with innovation

When the Fab Lab, devoted to developing ideas for new products and businesses, opens in the building next to Georgia Southern University's existing City Campus in downtown Statesboro, the alley between the two will be transformed into an open-ended "outdoor room" with a glass roof.

October 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice — Vote 'yes' for Boro redevelopment powers

For nearly 30 years, my wife, Lori, and I have operated Lori Grice Photography on East Main Street in downtown Statesboro. We have seen the ebb and flow of businesses in the core of downtown. We understand the struggle of operating a small business, especially on Main Street. There are both challenges and rewards in doing so. Each of us who chooses to operate a businesses in the core of downtown has made a special commitment to our community to invest in, and continue to work toward, maintaining a thriving downtown.

October 27, 2014 | | Local


Statesboro rape suspect arrested in NC

The suspect in a Statesboro rape was recently arrested in North Carolina and is now in Bulloch County Jail, Statesboro police said.

October 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Educator honored for years of service

A group called Women Acknowledging Community Service recently presented Dr. Charles Bonds, as "A Trailblazer in the Education Field," a check for $1,000 for his leadership and community service in Statesboro and Bulloch County.

October 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Photo gallery: 2014 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

October 26, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


‘Carnies’ love the fair life, wherever it leads them

Most people love the fair, and some people may even visit it several times during the week it is in town. For some, however, the fair is more than an annual diversion; it's a way of life.

October 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Report says navigators aided consumers in need

Consumers in Georgia and three other states who were helped by navigators for the 2014 insurance exchanges tended to be people of color who were not financially secure, a recently released report says.

October 25, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Allen, Barrow more or less opposed to ACA

One choice 12th Congressional District voters do not have is a candidate who promises to keep the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," as it is. But there are clear differences in the two candidates' positions.

October 25, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Professor predicts big changes in Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act faces legal challenges that could derail it, and major changes to the legislation are likely and warranted, says Dr. James Stephens, the Distinguished Fellow in Healthcare Leadership at Georgia Southern University's Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health.

October 25, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Photo gallery: 2014 Zombie Run

Over 100 participated in the 2014 Zombie Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, October 25 to help raise funds for local health organizations, including the Bulloch Partnership for Health, the Georgia Southern University Rural Health Research Institute, the Mercer University Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities, and the Georgia Southern University Wellness Program.

October 25, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair: Riggs has just about seen it all

At 98 years old, Leland Riggs isn't quite a charter member of the Statesboro Kiwanis Club, but he has been an active member for 35 years.

October 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Schools won’t become ‘charter system’ now

For now, the Bulloch County Schools probably won't become a "charter system," in which every school becomes self-governing and sets its own student achievement goals.

October 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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