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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


Hospital to host Community Health Fair Saturday

More than 30 area health businesses and agencies will provide free screenings as well as information on leading a healthier lifestyle.

March 14, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Parking hearing draws crowd

Approximately 80 people attended a rare Monday public hearing dedicated exclusively to addressing parking in front yards, with people from all sides of the issue expressing their concerns to the Statesboro City Council.

March 13, 2007 | Luke martin | Local


Gang activity not relegated to Statesboro

Gang activity in Bulloch County is not limited to Statesboro. The latest report of gang activity in the Portal area was at the Willow Hill Community Center Feb. 19, according to a Bulloch County Sheriff's incident report.

March 13, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


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GSU Relay to ‘Candy Crush Cancer’

Georgia Southern University will "Candy Crush Cancer" Friday night as the second annual university Relay for Life gets underway at Erk Russell Park.

April 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Abduction was act of retaliation

WAKE FOREST, N.C. - A North Carolina man whose daughter prosecutes violent crimes was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days in what authorities described as an act of retaliation involving the Bloods street gang.

April 10, 2014 | By ALLEN G. BREED and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County discusses paving dirt roads

Bulloch County commissioners discussed road conditions, the status of the new county annex and a new EMS/fire substation in Brooklet Wednesday during a noon workshop meeting.

April 09, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'Music Man' at the Averitt Center

The Averitt STARS will perform in their 10th Anniversary musical, "The Music Man," this week.

April 09, 2014 | By MARISSA MARTIN Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro upgrading water system remote control

The city of Statesboro is moving forward with an upgrade of software and networking for its water and sewer control system after City Council recently approved spending up to $250,000 for this purpose.

April 09, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


City schedules work meetings on budget, alcohol ordinance

Statesboro City Council has a work session on the city budget scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday. A work session on an overhaul of the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance will follow a regular meeting on May 6.

April 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Report: More rapes, fewer robberies

Statistics released last week by the Statesboro Police Department show a decrease in some major crimes, while others rose since 2010.

April 08, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Assault rifle, handgun, marijuana seized

Police found an assault rifle and handgun in a Statesboro man's apartment Saturday, along with marijuana, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.

April 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Powerful storms hit Southeast

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.

April 07, 2014 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Local


Miss Rodeo USA is in town

When Miss Rodeo USA Elisa Swenson makes her rounds in Statesboro this week in preparation for the upcoming Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo, she will spread words of inspiration.

April 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Mom strives to help others with special-needs kids

When her second child, James, was born, Azure Rountree knew something was different. She couldn't quite put her finger on it, but James' actions and responses in those early months and first couple of years didn't coincide with her firstborn's early days.

April 07, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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April 07, 2014 | | Local


Local wins St. Joseph’s/Candler Catherine McAuley Award

Beverly Youmans was shocked when she heard her name at a recent banquet.

April 05, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Owner: Pet Idol winner is hero

Tina Williams knows how special her orange-and-white cat is. But Odie, her "laid-back, ginger boy," doesn't seem to let fame go to his head.

April 05, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Keel to Congress: GSU exploring ‘forgivable loans’

A congressional hearing Wednesday assembled a panel of six people in higher education - including Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel - to answer a question that is on many minds today: How can a college education be kept affordable yet also produce the highly skilled workers needed for a 21st-century workforce?

April 05, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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