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WalkAmerica date changed

Citing the numerous activities taking place in Statesboro and Bulloch County in April, the March of Dimes has rescheduled the Statesboro WalkAmerica for Saturday, March 31 at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Army post in Georgia opens nightclub to combat drunken driving by troops

FORT STEWART, Ga. - On weekends, Army Pfc. Keith Smith used to drive 45 miles to Savannah to find a nightclub with hip-hop music, single women and a bar open well past midnight.

March 01, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM | 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.

February 28, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Statesboro receives the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

For the third consecutive year, Statesboro's annual budget was awarded the highest honor for budget preparation.

February 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Investigator: Plane broke apart before crashing on Army post

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A small plane broke apart in the air and scattered wreckage over 1.5 miles when it crashed on Fort Stewart over the weekend, killing the pilot and his three passengers flying from Florida to South Carolina to buy a recreational vehicle.

February 27, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Complete list of winners at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards

Winners at Sunday's 49th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles:

February 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Georgia artists, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, snag Grammys

ATLANTA - Artists Gnarls Barkley and rappers T.I. and Ludacris were among the Georgia artists who won Grammys in Sunday night's awards show by the Recording Academy in Los Angeles.

February 27, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Local


Congressman John Barrow makes stop in Boro

A few dozen people were on hand at the Statesboro Mall Saturday afternoon to express their concerns on a variety of issues to Congressman John Barrow (D-Savannah) as part of his "Congress on the Corner" tour.

February 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Herald's Reggie Hunter dies in car accident

A single vehicle crash Saturday morning claimed the life of one man on Burkhalter Road, according to Senior Trooper D. H. Averitt.

February 25, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Escapee kidnaps wife's former husband

A man in jail for probation violation stemming from a previous charge of kidnapping his wife and one of her former husbands escaped and tried to kidnap the pair again, sheriff's officials said.

February 24, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Georgia Senate balks at national ID card

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers on Friday joined a growing number of states balking at a federal act requiring a standardized national driver's license.

February 24, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


Special Delivery: send a Singing Valentine

Georgia Southern University's Baptist Collegiate Ministry offers a unique Valentine's Day gift – Singing Valentines.

February 23, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Churches mourn missionaries

CARTERSVILLE - The flag was at half-staff Wednesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church.

February 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Hollywood, bikers descend on Ga. Capitol

ATLANTA - It's not everyday that hundreds of bikers descend on the Georgia state Capitol to ogle John Travolta. But Tuesday's event - part movie promotion, part motorcycle safety public service announcement and part legislative press conference - was far from an everyday happening at the typically staid gold dome.

February 23, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Public hearing on parking to be held February 26

A public hearing on the proposed front-yard parking ordinance will be held on Monday, February 26 at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

February 21, 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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