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Ga. winner to get half of record $390 million jackpot

DALTON, Ga. - The winner of half of the record $390 million jackpot has stepped forward, but Georgia lottery officials refused to immediately name the lucky person.

March 22, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Running for a cause

When his friend and one-time flag football teammate Levon Jones was killed two years ago in New Orleans, Michael Holsonback knew he wanted to do something for him.

March 22, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro trying to lure development

When Statesboro started its subdivision incentive program in December 2001, the city was having trouble attracting developers to build residential housing inside the city limits.

March 22, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Woman dies after wreck on U.S. 301 South

A traffic accident on U.S. 301 South early Tuesday evening took the life of a Statesboro woman, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper First-Class J. B. Hodges.

March 22, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Council approves alcohol changes

Movie theaters that also sell alcohol in Statesboro will once again be able offer discounted tickets for youth and senior citizens after action taken at Tuesday's city council meeting.

March 21, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Local convience store robbed, suspect not yet found

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a local convenience store early Tuesday morning.

March 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Savannah mayor encourages CCAT students

March 21, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


County Commission preview

Bulloch County Commissioners expect this evening to approve contracts with The Variations and Statesboro Blues for entertainment at the upcoming July 4 celebration at Mill Creek Park

March 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Federal trial begins in 2003 killing of Georgia Southern student

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Michael Antonio Natson lured 23-year-old Ardena Carter to a remote area of Fort Benning, then shot the pregnant woman in the back of the head and left her body to be found by hunters, a prosecutor said Monday.

March 20, 2007 | Associated Press | Local


City Council to consider alcohol ordinance change

The Statesboro City Council is expected to approve a measure that will allow movie theaters to sell discounted tickets to senior citizens and children.

March 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Know someone who goes above and beyond?

By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG

March 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU Museum fans enjoy Feed the Mosasaur festival

March 19, 2007 | Scott Bryant | Local


I-16 truck wreck leaves one dead

A five-mile stretch of the eastbound lanes on Interstate 16 was closed for about 12 hours Friday after an early morning accident involving three tractor-trailer rigs took the life of one driver, said Georgia State Patrol Trooper First-Class J. B. Hodges.

March 18, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch BOE holds monthly meeting; discusses replacement school for Portal

What to do about Portal Middle/High School was the main topic Thursday during a work session of the Bulloch County Board of Education at William James Educational Complex

March 17, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


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


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5 things to know about Georgia's runoff election

Voters across Georgia will decide 21 primary runoff races during balloting Tuesday, including a high-profile Republican Senate contest between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. Here are five things to know about Tuesday's election.

July 21, 2014 | By RAY HENRY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia NAACP announces Freedom Summer Fellowship Program

The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP recently announced its 2014 Freedom Summer Fellows, including one based at Georgia Southern University.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Conditional bond granted for ex-Statesboro High coach

A man accused of sexual misconduct with a high school student has been granted a conditional bond, weeks after a Bulloch County Superior Court judge initially denied bond.

July 21, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro getting lots of fiber

With about 125 miles of fiber optic cable now being laid to serve Statesboro and Hinesville, Hargray Communications will become the fifth provider of fiber-based, high-speed Internet service in the Statesboro market.

July 21, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


GBI seeks suspects in Brooklet armed robbery

An armed robbery in Brooklet Sunday night has been turned over to agents from the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Rocky Ford woman dies in wreck

A Rocky Ford woman was killed Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle on Georgia Highway 17.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Senate hopefuls stick to conservatives

CARTERSVILLE - As they battle for Georgia's Republican nomination for the U.S Senate, Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue appeal almost exclusively to conservative voters.

July 19, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Parkway honors former mayor, media innovator

A segment of Fair Road is now McDougald Memorial Parkway, honoring a mayor who brought Statesboro its sewer system and donated land for the founding of a church and a university, as well as his descendants, some prominent in electronic and print media.

July 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Local woman grabs $557 in groceries

With shoppers and employees of Ken's IGA in Brooklet cheering her on, Janina Jones of Statesboro filled her shopping cart with $557 of meat and frozen food on Saturday as the winner of the Statesboro Herald's first 60-second Grocery Grab contest.

July 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


A growing problem

Reports of graffiti, increased crime and the arrests of suspects with admitted gang connections have local law enforcement keeping a close eye on a growing problem.

July 19, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Kingston touts ‘local’ appeal

In a phone interview while campaigning Friday morning in Atlanta, U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and "local" will help him with independent voters.

July 18, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


United Fellowship Worship Center breaks ground

In an empty field on Packinghouse Road, nearly 100 believers gathered on a hot July evening for the groundbreaking ceremony of United Fellowship Worship Center.

July 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Stilson farm’s field day shines light on organic farming

STILSON - Healthy Hollow Farms held its first organic peanut field day on Tuesday with one primary goal: to educate local farmers on the benefits of organic farming.

July 18, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Ukraine accuses pro-Russia rebels of downing Malaysian plane

HRABOVE, Ukraine - Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.

July 17, 2014 | PETER LEONARD Associated Press | Local


New Bi-Lo pharmacy in Statesboro hosts Georgia Watermelon Queen

Bi-Lo's Statesboro location will kick off the opening of its new pharmacy Friday with Georgia Watermelon Queen Jennifer Eadie.

July 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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