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Statesboro man catches 85-pound fish

It started with a nibble, and ended 25 minutes later with 85 pounds of fish on a bank.

November 21, 2007 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


Register voters say no to package stores

Incumbent Gary Lewis defeated challenger Nathan Queen to earn another four years as Statesboro's District 2 City Council member.

November 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Annual Pumpkin Parade thrills Brooklet

More than 500 students, faculty and staff dressed as characters from their favorite books and strutted their stuff during Brooklet Elementary's annual Pumpkin Parade Friday. Eleven books, including "My Teacher For President," " Baa, Baa Black Sheep," and " The Emperor and the Kite," were represented in the lineup. Members of the second grade class dressed as characters from "The Wizard of Oz." Dorothy, Toto, the Wicked Witch, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Winged Monkeys were all represented by children and teachers in costume. Fourth graders displayed their kites as they marched in front of family and friends beginning ...

November 18, 2007 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | Local


929 voters cast ballots during early voting

On the final day early voting for the Statesboro City Council on Friday, 199 individuals came out to cast their ballots. In line with the pattern for the week, the morning traffic was light with the afternoon picking up as the voter shuttles, picking up students in front of Retreiver's Bar And Grill, dropped off electors by the limo load.

November 17, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Statesboro Police Department receives grant for crime suppression unit

The Statesboro Police Department received big news recently - to the tune of over $317,000.

November 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Annual Farm & Forest Festival Saturday

The Georgia Southern Botanical Garden will holds its annual Farm & Forest Festival and Plant Sale today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival allows children of all ages to see what farm life was like back in the 1920s and 1930s through arts & crafts, games and activities. Farm-fresh produce provided by local farmers will be available for purchase at the Farmer's Market. Admission to the event is free.

November 17, 2007 | Sepcial to the Herald | Local


Bulloch gets $288K to expand recycling program

Bulloch County was named along with Griffin, Savannah and Valdosta-Lowndes County to receive a total of $2.2 million in state grants during the 29th Annual Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon in Atlanta. The grants come from the state's Solid Waste Trust Fund (SWTF) to implement four new regional recycling collection programs.

November 16, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Third student diagnosed with staph strain

A third Bulloch County student was diagnosed with MRSA, a strain of staph infection that is resistant to treatment, said Bulloch County Assistant School Superintendent Lynda Yawn.

November 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Dr. Joseph Olson to be featured in exhibition in Savannah

Dr. Joseph Olson will be featured in a solo exhibition of his work at the Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA) Nov. 4th in Savannah with a reception from 2 until 4 p.m. The exhibit will be on display until Nov. 30.

November 16, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Suspect sought in Clito area armed robbery

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a Clito area convenience store Sunday.

November 15, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Lyons man arrested for Statesboro homicide

A Lyons man is behind bars, charged with shooting a Hephzibah man to death at a Statesboro night club, police said.

November 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SEB 'Swarm' sets another school record

The Southeast Bulloch High School "Swarm" marching band set another school record this past Saturday when the squad came home from the Tenth Annual "Heart of Georgia Marching Band Competition" with dozen more trophies. The biggest prize at the event held in Warner Robins was the "Second Runner Up Regardless of Class" Trophy, which meant the Swarm was judged better than 23 of the 26 bands in attendance.

November 15, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch NAACP to hold annual banquet

Saturday night is the annual Freedom Fund Banquet for the Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP. With the theme "Racial Equality: Moving from Good to Great," the night will be capped with a keynote speech from Reta Jo Lewis, former Senior Advisor to President Bill Clinton and Statesboro native.

November 14, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Statesboro Service League's Annual Attic Sale this weekend

Whether you are thrifty, a bargain hunter, a collector or just looking for some useful secondhand items, the place to be on Saturday is at the Statesboro Service League's annual Attic Sale. Hosted at the Ogeechee Fairgrounds main exhibit building, the event promises to be best and largest garage sale in the area.

November 14, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


OTC holds Oktoberfest celebration

Ogeechee Technical College celebrated Oktoberfest Monday

November 14, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


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Statesboro City Council deals with store sites, large and small

Control of retail developments - one big and one small - dominated stretches of Tuesday evening's three-hour Statesboro City Council meeting.

July 16, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bryan County man contracts ‘flesh eating’ disease

Bacteria that caused a "flesh-eating disease" in a Bryan County man last week are found naturally in the environment and are not specifically caused or affected by pollution, officials said.

July 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Revival to be held for historic Willow Hill School

As part of the celebration of the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Willow Hill School, the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will host a Sons and Daughters of Willow Hill Revival, July 29-31.

July 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


In Georgia Senate race, Kingston says he can unite GOP

Editor's note: This is the second of two profiles of the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate ahead of the July 22 runoff election. A profile of David Perdue appeared in Sunday's edition and is available here.

July 16, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


After 12 hours, an exit from casino boat stalled off Tybee

TYBEE ISLAND - After more than 12 hours, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters.

July 16, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro police, code enforcement officers cleared in fatal shooting

Police and code enforcement officers who returned fire when a man shot at them in October have been cleared of any wrongdoing, and the case has been closed.

July 15, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


British Soccer Camp: Story and video

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July 15, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT Herald Staff | Local


Storm blows through Bulloch County

A severe thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon caused by a cold front moving into the area sent trees and limbs flying and dumped several inches of rain on parts of Bulloch and surrounding counties.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Golf scramble to benefit Feed the Boro event

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winner of the 2014 Feed the Boro Golf Scramble, as well as for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Because of incomplete information supplied, the fact that a prize would be awarded to the winner was not included in a front-page article Wednesday.

July 15, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County commissioners approve budget

Bulloch County Commissioners approved a fiscal 2015 budget of slightly more than $65 million Tuesday morning.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Jail inmate found dead in cell

No foul play is suspected in the death of a Bulloch County Jail inmate, but an autopsy is pending.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. ethics chief: Deal aide made threat over complaints

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission claims an attorney for Gov. Nathan Deal once threatened to thwart efforts to expand the agency's authority unless she made complaints against the governor "go away," according to a memo obtained Monday from the Attorney General's Office.

July 14, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Effingham County man jailed for Bulloch County home invasion

An Effingham County man was jailed Friday, charged with second-degree home invasion, after he broke into a house to reach his estranged wife and children, who had moved away to avoid him because of domestic violence, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County deputies searching for armed robbery suspect

Bulloch County Sheriff's Office investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a U.S. Highway 80 East convenience store at gunpoint.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia delays Medicaid change on long-term care

A Georgia health agency Thursday delayed approval of a change in the Medicaid eligibility system for people in long-term care whose incomes are above the government program's thresholds.

July 14, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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