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City Council to consider zoning changes

The city will consider four changes to its zoning ordinance at their meeting Wednesday morning, including regulating parking in front yards and allowing electronic, or "animated" signs for the Statesboro Mall.

January 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Augusta says farewell to local hero James Brown

AUGUSTA - For one last time, the Godfather of Soul fronted a raucous funk group cranking out some of the most influential soul songs of all time.

January 17, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


County Commissioner Bill Smith retires

After 14 years of budgets, zoning issues, road complaints, and exciting new county projects, Bill Smith stepped down from the Bulloch County Commission. Tuesday Smith was honored with a reception just before his successor Robert Rushing took over the reins by participating in his first commission meeting.

The drop-in reception from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at the Bulloch County Annex was open to the public. Refreshments were served and Smith was presented with a special gift from the commission.

January 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two teens taken into custody after robbery

Statesboro Police, responding to a call from Bulloch County Central 911, met with a man who said two juveniles robbed him of $14 and a cell phone. Within minutes Advanced Patrol Officer John Jones took the two juveniles into custody, charging them with strong arm robbery, battery, false imprisonment and unruly juvenile before taking them to jail.

January 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three area churches burglarized

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are teaming up with officers from other counties to solve a rash of church burglaries in Southeast Georgia. Three area churches were victimized recently, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

January 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Burglary arrests made Saturday

Statesboro Police arrested five men Saturday they said are responsible for a rash of burglaries in the area.

January 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tis the season – to recycle your Christmas tree

Bulloch County residents looking for an environmentally friendly way to dispose of their Christmas Tree can once again "Bring One for the Chipper" and turn their tree into mulch.

January 13, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Body of singer James Brown honored at historic Apollo Theater

NEW YORK - A white, horse-drawn carriage carried the body of music legend James Brown through the streets of Harlem on Thursday to the Apollo Theater, where a sea of people waited to say farewell to the ''Godfather of Soul.''

January 13, 2007 | By LARRY BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Trial set for Boro hostage suspects

Suspects in a Jan. 16 hostage incident that gained national attention will face Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed for a trial next month.

January 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ford achieved by chance what others strive for mightily

WASHINGTON - Gerald R. Ford was a man of limited ambition who, through bizarre circumstances never before experienced by the country, achieved an office that others win through the greatest determination and calculation.

January 13, 2007 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press Writer | Local


Check your fireworks, they may be illegal

A rule of thumb for New Year's Eve festivities: if it goes "bang" or "kaboom," it's likely illegal.

January 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro's Pizza Hut restaurant robbed Friday

Forget last-minute shopping for Christmas. For a Sylvania man Friday, it was more like last-minute robbing.

January 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


2007 Aspen is first Chrysler-branded SUV

Officials at DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler Group outside Detroit knew they had a problem when studies showed, year after year, a quarter of Chrysler owners were interested in sport utility vehicles. And, a majority of these SUV-minded owners were leaving Chrysler to get an SUV from a competitor.

January 11, 2007 | By ANN M. JOB For the Associated Press | Local


Former President Ford dies at 93

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Former President Gerald R. Ford, who declared ''Our long national nightmare is over'' as he replaced Richard Nixon but may have doomed his own chances of election by pardoning his disgraced predecessor, has died. He was 93.

January 11, 2007 | By JEFF WILSON Associated Press Writer | Local


James Brown’s body to lie at the Apollo Theater in New York City for last gig

NEW YORK - James Brown's music career will come full circle when his body is brought to rest on the stage of the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, where he made his explosive debut, and the world changed to his beat.

January 11, 2007 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | 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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