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Texas students pack bookbags; teachers pack heat

HARROLD, Texas - Along with normal first-day jitters and excitement, students in this tiny district started school Monday wondering which teachers might be toting firearms.

''It was kind of awkward knowing that some teachers were carrying guns,'' said Adam Lira, 17, a senior. ''I don't feel like they should be, 'cause we already have locked doors and cameras. But I didn't feel threatened by it.''

September 09, 2008 | By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | Local


Suspect in armed robbery at Wal-Mart captured

A man police said robbed Statesboro's Wal-Mart early Monday is behind bars after a detective linked the stolen getaway car to the suspect and another armed robbery in Brunswick.

September 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Little Eagles Day; Erk Russell play

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday August 25, 2008

September 09, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bobby Smith to lead 2008 A Day for Southern campaign

Georgia Southern University alumnus W.R. "Bobby" Smith has returned to Georgia Southern University several times, and this year he's coming back again. This time he will serve as the community chair of the university's 35th edition of A Day for Southern, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 9.

September 08, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Little Eagles Camp held Saturday at GSU

September 07, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Club Zone opening focal point of council meeting

A proposal from a group of Statesboro businessmen to open a huge nightclub near the center of downtown has created a controversy among residents, the city council and even drew a threat of a possible racial discrimination lawsuit from Councilman Gary Lewis.

September 07, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Two arrested in Boro on drug charges

A search by Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit agents netted two arrests Friday after executing a search warrant at a Stambuk Lane apartment.

September 06, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Erk Russell play; The Phil & Jake Show: Quizzing GSU students

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday August 22, 2008

September 06, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Fay brings rain, tornado warnings to Bulloch Friday

Bulloch County students spent more time in the hallways than in classrooms Friday due to a number of tornado warnings issued by the National Weather Service.

September 06, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tornado watch in effect until 6 p.m.

The following is Severe Weather Statement from the National Weather Service:

September 06, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Second bouncer accused in GSU student's New Orleans death acquitted

A second bouncer accused of playing a part in a Georgia Southern University student's death at a New Orleans bar New Year's Eve, 2004, was acquitted Thursday.

September 05, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Local


'A Life Done Right' - Erk Russell play begins Friday at Emma Kelly Theater

Almost 20 years after retiring as head football coach of the Georgia Southern Eagles and two years after his death, Erk Russell still casts a long shadow in Statesboro, Bulloch County and Georgia.

September 05, 2008 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - NASCAR at Holiday Inn; Jake's Entertainment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday August 21, 2008

September 05, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


McCorkle reinstatement rumors swirl

Rumors about the possible reinstatement of Judy McCorkle to her former position as Statesboro's city clerk have swirled around town since she was dismissed Monday, but McCorkle said no one has talked to her about the possibility.

September 05, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Police: Man robbed at gunpoint at ATM in Statesboro

A man making a business deposit at a Statesboro ATM Sunday morning was robbed at gunpoint, police said.

September 04, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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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


Statesboro honors King’s legacy

The bright sunshine only emphasized the excitement, joy and pride the crowd showed Monday afternoon as the Statesboro community enjoyed the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.

January 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men arrested on meth charges in Statesboro

A team of specially trained Bulloch County sheriff's deputies captured a man Monday who was wanted in Bryan County on aggravated assault and methamphetamine charges.

January 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Have tractors, will travel

Aimtrac's Brooklet store, which is really in the Denmark community on Georgia Highway 67, sells big machines priced in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to farmers and even to kaolin mining companies across a large swath of eastern and central Georgia.

January 19, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Thanks, Nancy, for your Hospice leadership

Late one Sunday evening, 11 years ago, Dr. John Gerguis called me at home. My dad had an appointment with him the next morning and he felt that it would be best for me to come along.

January 19, 2015 | | Local


'Mad' about science

Schools and home-school groups have been scrambling to schedule tours before the Mad Scientist Laboratory disappears from the Georgia Southern University Museum, as it will Jan. 25 to make room for a new exhibit on World War I.

January 19, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Man sought in Metter robbery

Metter police are seeking a man suspected in a Thursday evening robbery at Dairy Queen.

January 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Low country garden show offers latest trends

It's time once again for the Annual Low Country Home and Garden Show in Savannah. At the biggest home and gardening event of the year, attendees can experience over 4,000 square feet of DIY seminars, gardens, landscapes, countertops, cabinets, home security, stunning interior design and home improvement displays as they walk the aisles of booths and exhibits at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

January 18, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘All in’ for justice, equality

It's important that people be "all in" for justice and equality, the ideals Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for, not simply participants in events marking the civil rights icon's legacy.

January 17, 2015 | By DAVID MILLER Special to the Herald | Local


Integrated or traditional math? Ga. to let districts decide

Since 2008, high school math in Georgia has been a sore subject, or a welcome intellectual challenge for students, depending on who you talk to or where you are.

January 17, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Obama’s college plan resembles HOPE

Many ifs stand between President Barack Obama's proposal for two years of free community college and reality, but community college spokespeople say they will be listening for more details.

January 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Deal proposes $45B Georgia budget as economy improves

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal proposed a $45 billion budget plan Friday that would narrow the spending gap in public education, hire more child protection workers and give state employees low-level raises.

January 16, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and RAY HENRY | Local


Screven County deputy gets Medal of Honor

A Screven County sheriff's deputy received public recognition and awards Thursday for bravery and exceptional service three years after she was shot in the line of duty.

January 16, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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