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Fire chief speaks to Kiwanis Club about the needs of the fire department

The Statesboro Fire Department is understaffed and in serious need of new equipment, including replacement of ancient fire trucks including a 1968 fire engine still being used, said Statesboro Fire Chief Dennis Merrifield Thursday as he spoke to the Statesboro Kiwanis Club.

May 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Letter carriers collect items for food bank today

It's simple - take a can or two out of the pantry, walk out to the mail box, and leave them for your mail carrier.

May 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Report: South leads nation in Pre-K enrollment, quality

ATLANTA - The South, which has lagged for decades in most areas of education, is leading the country in early childhood education enrollment and quality, according to a report released Thursday by the Southern Education Foundation.

May 27, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


Sylvania woman dies in auto accident

A Sylvania woman was killed in a traffic accident on Friday.

May 27, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Local


Reed to speak at 27th anniversary of the Original First African Baptist Church Willing Workers

Mrs. Susie J. Reed,

May 26, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Fifth-grade class raising money to help children from Ukraine

Bailey Hitt wasn't exactly sure what to expect when he went with his grandparents to the Ukraine during spring break, but what he found was a place where people didn't have access to things he and his classmates take for granted, including running water.

May 25, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


High-speed chase leaves Statesboro man in custody

A man fleeing from law enforcement Tuesday was intoxicated, according to reports. After a chase involving Georgia State Patrol troopers, a K-9 unit from Reidsville State Prison and a helicopter piloted by local businessman Ellis Wood, a Statesboro man was apprehended and arrested following a high-speed chase from Evans County into Bulloch County.

May 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Cox praises OTC graduates

State School Superintendent Kathy Cox urged graduates to consider teaching, and even offered one graduate a job during her speech Tuesday night as the Class of 2007 graduated from Ogeechee Technical College.

May 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Swainsboro man killed in Candler crash

A Swainsboro man was killed Monday afternoon when he pulled into the path of another car after stopping at an intersection in Candler County.

May 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Herd of aspiring actors comes to Hogzilla casting call

TIFTON - The casting call for a horror movie about a monster hog drew crowds from across Georgia and beyond.

May 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


OTC has economic impact over $25 million in surrounding areas

Ogeechee Technical College is a "significant economic force" in the region, a study conducted by Georgia Southern found.

May 24, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


City Council work session focuses on yard parking

The Statesboro City Council held a work session Tuesday evening in which they discussed ways to address parking in front yards, an issue they admitted was difficult to find a uniform solution.

May 24, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Saddle Up Saint Jude trail ride to be held Saturday

Horseback riders will hit the trail Saturday as the Third Annual Saddle Up St. Jude Bulloch County benefit trail ride takes place. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the ride starts from Clark Farm at 10 a.m.

May 24, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Atlantic’s first named storm of the year forms early, 3 weeks before season’s official start

MIAMI - The first named storm of the year formed Wednesday off the southeastern U.S. coast, more than three weeks before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, forecasters said.

May 24, 2007 | By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press Writer | Local


Thousands congratulate GSU graduates Saturday at Paulson

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Georgia Southern University alumnus, promoted appreciation and spirituality Saturday morning as he spoke to graduates during the 79th annual Spring Commencement ceremony at Paulson Stadium.

May 23, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Wells Fargo ATMs to feature Jemelleh Coes

If you think you've seen a lot of Jemelleh Coes, Georgia's 2014 Teacher of the Year from Langston Chapel Middle School, you will see even more of her should you visit a Wells Fargo ATM.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern’s Molecular Biology Initiative named a STEM Education Awards finalist

The Technology Association of Georgia, the state's leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia's technology industry, announced Wednesday that the Georgia Southern University Molecular Biology Initiative has been named a finalist in the Post-Secondary Outreach category for the 2014 STEM Education Awards.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Metter police, Bulloch deputies investigate burglaries

Three convenience store robberies early Tuesday morning have Metter police and Bulloch County sheriff's investigators seeking suspects.

September 10, 2014 | | Local


‘A Day for Southern’ brings in $2.2M

Georgia Southern University's 41st annual "A Day for Southern" fundraising campaign raised $2,221,424, breaking last year's record of $2.1 million. This marks the second straight year the campaign has raised more than $2 million.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


U.S. education chief: College debt huge concern

Given an opportunity to talk one-on-one with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the newspaper in Georgia Southern University's hometown asked him what his department is doing about student debt.

September 10, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Compliance checks result in Statesboro underage drinking arrests

Alcohol compliance checks in the last week at area bars and restaurants ended in numerous arrests for underage drinking and other violations, according to Statesboro police reports.

September 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern student lived life to the fullest

Michael Gatto got as much as he could out of his 18 years of life, including the 10 days he was at Georgia Southern University.

September 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro notifies Rude Rudy’s owner of hearing

Rude Rudy's owner Jonathan Earl Starkey has been asked to appear before City Council later this month, and face the possible suspension or revocation of the nightspot's alcoholic beverage license, according to a notice mailed to him Monday.

September 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia ethics commission fires director

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission was fired Monday, less than a week after a judge fined her $10,000 for failing to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the agency and called her actions "dishonest and non-transparent."

September 09, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


41st annual ‘A Day for Southern’ set for Tuesday

Georgia Southern University kicks off its 41st annual "A Day for Southern" community fundraising campaign Tuesday. The fundraising tradition began as a way for Georgia Southern supporters to contribute to the ongoing success of the university.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro city councilmen remember Tommy Blitch

Statesboro city councilmen and others spoke highly Monday of former Councilman Thomas Norwood "Tommy" Blitch Jr., who died Sunday under hospice care. He was 82.

September 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Slow nesting season for sea turtles

SAVANNAH - After four busy nesting years on beaches from Georgia to the Carolinas, loggerhead sea turtles this summer laid their eggs at a much pokier pace.

September 06, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Remembering integration

MACON - The morning the girls integrated the Bibb County schools, there was still a virtual mountain to climb.

September 06, 2014 | By JOE KOVAC Jr. The Telegraph | Local


Suit: Bar responsible for injuries

A man claiming he was injured last year by a bouncer at Rude Rudy's has filed suit against the club.

September 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jenkins County man missing for 2 months

Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said Friday that no foul play is suspected in the case of a Jenkins County man missing since early July.

September 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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