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What are the odds? GSU basketball promotion ends in ... tie?

When I was assigned to shoot the Georgia Southern/College of Charleston basketball game Thursday night, I never dreamed the best footage I would get would be during a time out. I just happened to continue rolling during one of the contests GSU holds during dead ball periods. The contest consisted of two girls racing down the court, putting on uniforms, grabbing a ball on one baseline and racing to the other end of the court to shoot a layup with the first one making the basket declared as the winner. Well, in this case, they both won. Or lost ...

February 20, 2009 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


Gambling in Bulloch?

(Coming Saturday - A closer look at the stores with the video games and more details about the games themselves.)

February 19, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


New subdivision opens job to contractors, has $6 million impact

The local construction industry was ecstatic at Tuesday's city council meeting after learning that plans for a new subdivision on the south side of Statesboro will move forward.

February 19, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - GSU Baseball rally; Jared McKenna Studio performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, February 19, 2008

February 19, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Taste of the Town - The Lunch Box Deli

Taste of the Town - February 18, 2009

February 19, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Council OKs new subdivision; planning ordinances to be overhauled

Work trucks lined the city hall parking lot Tuesday as the Statesboro City Council considered a motion to approve the preliminary plat for a new major subdivision inside the city limits.

February 18, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Outside remodeling begins at LongHorn

The LongHorn Steakhouse on Northside Drive in Statesboro is undergoing an extensive exterior renovation. LongHorn district manager David Hayes said the restaurant's façade was being updated to reflect the latest in the company's restaurant design.

February 18, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Local


Chrysler dealership reopens

Joe Davis is bullish on the auto industry not only in the United States but in Statesboro, too. Davis and his wife Heidi just took over the Chrysler dealership on Highway 301 South and opened for business on Monday as Georgia Chrysler Dodge Jeep.

February 18, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Splash in the Boro Update; Bulloch Antique show

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, February 18, 2008

February 18, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Local man killed in crash Monday

A Statesboro man was killed Monday in Metter after losing control of his vehicle, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

February 18, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


Alcohol sting nets 7 stores

An undercover, underage agent for the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office entered 31 area convenience stores recently and purchased alcohol from seven of them. Sheriff's Inv. Jared Akins told Bulloch County commissioners meeting.

February 18, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Relamping program begins at GSU

Georgia Southern University kicked off the Relamping Project 2009 this week. About 500 of the new bulbs were installed by volunteers Monday. The project, in partnership with Georgia Power, will replace approximately 2000 incandescent light bulbs with the more energy-efficient fluorescents.

February 17, 2009 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Dooley in the Boro - Georgia legend coming to the Mall

University of Georgia legendary football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley will bring his book tour of Georgia to the Statesboro Mall on Monday, Feb. 23. Dooley is scheduled to appear between 4 and 7 p.m.

February 17, 2009 | SPECIAL | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - GSU's relamping program; Boro Business: Statesboro Transfer and Storage

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, February 17, 2008

February 17, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Recognizing local ‘Unsung Heroes’

(Note: The following is the first in a weekly series of stories about some "Unsung Heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.)

Ever since the new Portal Elementary school opened some 10 years ago the school has been kept virtually spotless. According to Principal Paul Hudson, much of that credit goes to his head custodian Shirley Jones.

February 17, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


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City staff requests pay study rather than raise

Key city of Statesboro staff members have proposed a pay study, instead of an across-the-board raise, as City Council looks at the requested fiscal year 2016 budget.

April 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Video of South Carolina police shooting inflames debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The fatal shooting of a black man running from a white police officer inflamed the nation's debate over police use of force Wednesday, and the mayor and police chief of South Carolina's third-largest city said they were "sickened" by what a bystander's video revealed.

April 08, 2015 | | Local


DOR alcohol cases begin to appear at City Hall

Businesses reported to have served alcoholic beverages to underage drinkers continue to come before Statesboro City Council for hearings. Tuesday, for the first time, a Georgia Department of Revenue case joined those from Statesboro police on the council's docket.

April 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Mobley named Humanitarian of the Year

Statesboro's Delia Mobley was emotional Tuesday night as she accepted the 2015 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year award at the exclusive Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards celebration.

April 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Three honored for lifetime achievements

Three people who have dedicated a lifetime to making others' lives better received honors Tuesday night during the 25th Annual Deen Day Service to Mankind Awards affair, held in the ballroom of Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

April 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen keynotes Deen Day Smith banquet

In the spirit of the evening, United States Congressman Rick Allen spoke of giving and making a difference as he spoke Tuesday night at the 27th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet.

April 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wanted: More dual-enrolled students

Note: This story is the second of two parts.

April 06, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro woman Tasered after grabbing officer's weapon

A woman who grabbed a police officer's weapon during a brawl at a bar early Saturday morning was subdued by Taser, reports stated.

April 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Extreme stress relief

Some college students are happy to climb walls to relieve their stress and stay fit, and about 70 of them could be found at Georgia Southern University's Recreation Activity Center, or RAC, for the Eighth Annual Southern Sendfest regional bouldering competition on Saturday, March 28.

April 05, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Southern Sendfest

Climbing clubs from four Georgia universities and Clemson University competed in the Eighth Annual Southern Sendfest regional bouldering competition at Georgia Southern University on Saturday, March 28.

April 05, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


150 years ago, Lee surrenders to Grant

EDITOR'S NOTE: When Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in a farmhouse parlor in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865, standing with other war correspondents in the front yard was William Downs MacGregor of The Associated Press.

April 04, 2015 | | Local


Dual enrollment on the rise

(Note: First of two parts. Coming Tuesday, a closer look at how Georgia Southern University, Ogeechee Technical College and East Georgia State College are focusing more on attracting dual enrollment students.)

April 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local




Alabama frees man after 30 years on death row

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A man who spent nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row walked free Friday hours after prosecutors acknowledged that the only evidence they had against him couldn't prove he committed the crime.

April 03, 2015 | By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Local


Past midnight, Georgia Senate OKs Mercedes-Benz tax break

ATLANTA - In their haste to award Mercedes-Benz a $1.3 million tax break Thursday, lawmakers in Georgia thwarted any serious debate on the money, broke their own transparency rules and pushed past a constitutional time limit.

April 03, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


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