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Early birds take the bait

When Jodie Hendrix arrived at the Kiwanis-Ogeechee Fairgrounds at 4:45 a.m. Saturday to make final preparations for the Statesboro Service League Attic Sale, she wasn't the first one to arrive.

November 13, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Introducing Kidsville News

Parents and educators have a new educational resource tool available to them with the launch this week of Kidsville News, a fun, family newspaper designed for pre-kindergarten to sixth grade students.

November 13, 2006 | From staff reports | Local


Local church assembling books for missionaries

Members of Immanuel Baptist Church may never go to Haiti to spread the message of Jesus Christ to the country's citizens, but that doesn't mean they won't be able to affect change in the Haiti.

November 11, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Brooklet teacher named tops in Bulloch

It was nearing the end of the day when Brooklet Elementary teacher Becky Petkewicz was surprised by a visit to her classroom. She was even more surprised to learn she had been chosen as the 2006 Bulloch County Teacher of the Year.

November 11, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro Service League Attic Sale for charity

Organizers of the Statesboro Service League Attic Sale are hoping to raise $30,000 from their annual fund raiser, which will be used to support various groups in Bulloch County.

November 11, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Immigration issues are the focus of forum at GSU

Fathers snatched from their homes in front of their children, and placed under arrest. Pregnant mothers who don't speak English and don't know where to locate their husbands. Children sleeping in the woods because their parents fear what will happen if law enforcement discovers they are illegal aliens from Mexico.

November 11, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Protesters of Bush's rally came in larger numbers than expected

President George Bush was greeted by more than well-wishers during his visit to Statesboro Monday.

November 11, 2006 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


The day after

The day after a historic visit from President George W. Bush, things got back to normal in Statesboro, but everyone was still talking about the event.

November 11, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bush wows crowd at Hanner

With Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse packed to overflowing, President George W. Bush was met with a loud and enthusiastic crowd Monday when he stopped in Statesboro to show support for Republican Congressional candidate Max Burns.

November 08, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Early voting begins today for general election

For those who can't wait for Election Day to cast your ballot, early voting in Georgia will begin today and run though Friday at the Bulloch County Courthouse.

November 08, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Many with tickets left out of Hanner

While thousands gathered inside Hanner Fieldhouse for a rally in support of Max Burns, hundreds more were left outside, including several school groups, even though they had tickets to the event.

November 07, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


President comes to the Boro today

Some Statesboro streets will be closed today to accommodate a visit by President George W. Bush, who is expected to speak during the "Georgia Victory 2006 Rally" at 11 a.m at Hanner Fieldhouse.

November 07, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Protests for rally will be directed to free-speech zones

Protesters during President George Bush's Monday appearance at Georgia Southern University probably won't get very close to the president.

November 07, 2006 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


Crowd at rally welcomed President Bush

A capacity crowd filled Hanner Fieldhouse Monday morning for a campaign rally for Republican Max Burns that featured President George W. Bush.

November 07, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Pet Fun Day at Honey Bowen

Residents from the Bulloch County area brought out their favorite furry friends Saturday to the field next to the Honey Bowen Building in Statesboro to enjoy the annual Pet Fun Day.

November 06, 2006 | Katherine Kennedy | 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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