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Origins of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

It began with a Statesboro mayor telling a traveling carnival "no."

September 30, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Steak and Burger fundraiser at Boys and Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Statesboro will hold their third annual Steak & Burger Dinner Thursday at the First Baptist Church in the William Perry Social Hall. This year's featured speaker is Emmy winner and former 700 Club and FOX News Commentator, Kelly Wright.

September 30, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Brannen BBQ Benefit; Paulson Recycling

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, September 15, 2008

September 30, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Cutting hair for a cause

Every Wednesday at 5 a.m., 7-year-old Tucker Lanier climbs into the back seat of his family's Dodge Neon with his mom and step dad. The family then makes the three-hour drive to Atlanta for a treatment that is saving his life.

September 29, 2008 | By SARAH ASP OLSON Herald Correspondent | Local


Yard sale proceeds to offset cancer victim’s medical, funeral costs

Organizers are hoping to raise more than $5,000 to help offset the medical and funeral expenses of a local 24-year-old newlywed.

September 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Gas prices soar Friday in anticipation of Ike

Gas stations were like madhouses Friday as area drivers rushed to the pumps in fear of being left without gas or just trying to fill up before the prices skyrocket further.

September 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Chicken dinner fundraiser benefits local cancer victim

What do you get when you combine a community of caring people, countless volunteers and 2,000 chickens?

September 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Patriot's Day; The Phil & Jake Show: First Friday

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, September 12, 2008

September 27, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Jean Russell, wife of Erk, dies

Jean Russell, beloved wife of the late Erk Russell, passed away Thursday at her home in LaGrange. After living in Statesboro for more than 25 years, Russell moved to LaGrange in April to be closer to her family.

September 26, 2008 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Artist Patricia Carter; Patrick & Majid Studio Performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 26, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Day for Southern; Adult Literacy

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, September 10, 2008

September 25, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Michael Guido in hospital after fall

Dr. Michael Guido, famed evangelist known for his "Seeds from the Sower" ministry, was hospitalized Wednesday after a fall at his home in Metter. According to Guido Ministries staff members, Guido, in his 90's, broke no bones, but a CAT scan revealed he "bumped his head when he fell and was bleeding on the brain."

September 25, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Local woman asks to be arrested to have a place to stay, sleep

A Statesboro woman wanted to go to jail so badly she aggravated a deputy until he found a reason to place her behind bars.

September 25, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'The Capitol Steps' to kick off PAC's 6th season Tuesday

Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center opens its sixth season Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by a group of humorous political commentators called "The Capitol Steps."

September 25, 2008 | Sepcial to the Herald | Local


Local restaurant owners unhappy with proposed alcohol changes

Statesboro restaurant owners were surprised to learn the city's Alcohol Control Board proposed Tuesday raising the food percentage requirement to 60 percent for restaurants that serve alcohol. According to a plan proposed by the board, any restaurant that falls below 60 percent in food sales in its quarterly alcohol ordinance compliance report would be reclassified as a bar and would be prohibited from allowing anyone under 21 in their establishment – at any time.

September 25, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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Company that runs Boro Kiwanis Rodeo wins awards

The Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo will arrive in mid-April, providing two nights of bulls, broncs and family entertainment.

February 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Caution: School zoning ahead

Redrawing attendance zones is a task Bulloch County Schools officials are approaching cautiously but say can no longer be delayed for some schools. The zones decide which schools students attend, or at least where a free school bus ride will take them.

February 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


3 arrested on meth charges in Stilson

Three people were arrested after officers found a large amount of crystal methamphetamine in a Stilson-area home, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

February 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Group breaks ground for Statesboro homeless shelter

Friday wasn't the end of the journey for Statesboro's first homeless shelter, but it was a significant milestone a long time coming.

February 20, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Claxton woman wins award for caregiving

Claxton resident Britnee Kinard received the prestigious Lincoln Caregiver Award last month in an exclusive award dinner ceremony, followed by a concert, at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Concert Hall in Washington, D.C.

February 20, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Masked gunmen invade Clito home

Three men invaded a Clito-area home Thursday night and pistol-whipped a man from whom they stole an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

February 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro warming center to open again tonight

With cold air continuing to hold on in the region, First Presbyterian Church of Statesboro will provide a warming center for the third consecutive day tonight, Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency Director Ted Wynn announced.

February 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro scores Georgia Soccer Final Four

This year, the Georgia Soccer State Cup's Final Four, including 42 games for seven age groups of boys and girls, will be held in Statesboro May 30 and 31, using Georgia Southern University's soccer fields and fields at The Clubhouse.

February 19, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Animal skins, brains and human spit

This year's Georgia Day luncheon hosted by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution had a decidedly rugged feel to it - rugged, as in a tricornered animal skin hat with a red fox tail hanging from the back and animal skin shirts, pants and boots.

February 19, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro Herald offering digital services through new agency

Business owners and managers in the Statesboro and Bulloch County area now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.

February 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Police: Intoxicated bouncer invades Statesboro mayor’s home

When a reportedly drunken, underage bar bouncer went looking for the breaker box in a Benson Drive home Feb. 6, he didn't realize he was in the wrong house - the mayor's house.

February 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


NPR journalist discusses race in America, her own life

There was a time when veteran journalist Michele Norris used to resist covering - even talking about - Black History Month, or even anything to do with race at all.

February 18, 2015 | By JASON WERMERS and AL HACKLE Herald staff writers | Local


Statesboro City Council rejects Fair Road zoning change

Probably surprising nobody, Statesboro City Council has denied a zoning change and a height variance needed for a gas station and a four-story hotel to be built between Georgia Southern University's Garden of the Coastal Plain and First Presbyterian Church.

February 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


First Presbyterian Church of Statesboro to provide warming center

A Statesboro church is offering a warm solution for those who may not have adequate heat during the next few nights of sub-freezing weather.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Neighbor of Metter slaying victim charged with theft, felony firearm possession

The neighbor of a Metter man found dead Feb. 8 during a house fire investigation was arrested Tuesday.

February 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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