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Boro welcomes Special Olympics; games start Friday

More than 2,000 athletes and coaches from across Georgia are in Statesboro to compete all weekend in the Special Olympics Fall Games.

October 17, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Report: 'Suspicious' couple arrested after complaint in Hazelwood subdivision

A couple was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a woman complained they were acting suspiciously in the Hazlewood subdivision, and their refusal to cooperate with Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies led to charges, according to reports.

October 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Reports: Five arrested on drug charges at The Pointe at Southern apartments

After receiving a tip about possible drug activity taking place at a residence at The Pointe at Southern apartments, members of the Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit investigated and ended up arresting five on drug charges Tuesday, according to reports.

October 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Dulcimer presentation; Jake's Entertainment: Look Homeward Angel play

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, October 2, 2008

October 17, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Nearly 600 have cast early votes in Bulloch

The Bulloch County Courthouse has been much busier than usual lately as nearly 600 people cast their ballot for the presidential election during the first week-and-a-half of early voting.

October 16, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Students' homecoming pranks could lead to arrests, charges

It's homecoming season, and local high school students are keeping with tradition by pulling pranks. However, many property owners don't find the pranks funny, and they're calling the law.

October 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Viracon layoff affects 164 Statesboro employees

More than 150 employees of one of Statesboro's largest industries face a layoff effective Monday in light of recent economic crisis.

October 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bouncer manslaughter cases in 2004 death of GSU student dropped

NEW ORLEANS - Prosecutors dropped manslaughter charges Wednesday against the last two Bourbon Street bouncers accused of suffocating a visiting Georgia Southern University student to death after a dispute about getting into a French Quarter karaoke bar on New Year's Eve 2004.

October 16, 2008 | By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Kickin' it for Diabetes; High Hope Art Show

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October 16, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


2008 Fair Book dedicated in honor of longtime Kiwanian

Thirty years is a long time to belong to a club, but it's nowhere near the end of the line for long-time Statesboro Kiwanis Club member Vince Galasso.

October 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fair exhibit competition entries welcome

The 47th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is right around the corner, and the agricultural fair involves much more than a midway filled with rides.

October 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: DUI suspect arrested after seen driving with no front tires

A Statesboro Police officer who heard a "loud grinding noise" while assisting another officer with a traffic stop looked up to see a man driving a car with no front tires on Veteran's Memorial Parkway Saturday night.

October 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Celtic musician to perform at Emma Kelly Theater Friday

Celtic musician Scott Williams will perform with his unique, hammered dulcimer Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Emma Kelly Theater. The event is sponsored by the Center for Irish Studies at Georgia Southern University.

October 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - VW Bug raffle; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, September 30, 2008

October 15, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police: Would-be burglar caught in the act

A man police said was trying to break into a Northside Drive East business likely wasn't aware he was being watched, but observant witnesses nearby noticed the suspicious man making noise and called police, said Statesboro Police Det. Tommy Brown.

October 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Alabama frees man after 30 years on death row

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A man who spent nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row walked free Friday hours after prosecutors acknowledged that the only evidence they had against him couldn't prove he committed the crime.

April 03, 2015 | By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Local


Past midnight, Georgia Senate OKs Mercedes-Benz tax break

ATLANTA - In their haste to award Mercedes-Benz a $1.3 million tax break Thursday, lawmakers in Georgia thwarted any serious debate on the money, broke their own transparency rules and pushed past a constitutional time limit.

April 03, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


GSU’s police chief retires

Georgia Southern University's police Chief Mike Russell is retiring in May, and a female officer, Maj. Laura McCullough, will serve as interim chief until the vacated position is filled.

April 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Mainstreet Farmer’s Market opens

The Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market will open Saturday, kicking off a season offering fresh fruits and vegetables, local honey, dairy products, meats and more.

April 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch man charged in December murder

A man suspected in the strangulation death of his wife in December is behind bars, charged Wednesday with murder.

April 02, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Armed robbery suspects arrested, extradited

Bibb County sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects Tuesday who were wanted for an armed robbery in Bulloch County March 27.

April 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police investigate Metter robberies

Metter police are investigating two separate armed robbery incidents in which a group of men held victims at gunpoint. Metter Police Chief Mack Seckinger said the two cases are "possibly" related.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lightning, winds cause no damage

Spectacular thunderstorms rumbled the skies in and around Statesboro late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, but little to no damage was reported, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Morning wrecks on 80, 25 cause delays

Two crashes around the same time Wednesday held up morning traffic as emergency responders and law enforcement worked to clear and investigate the accidents.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia's first lady reads to local children

With gleeful animation, Georgia's first lady Sandra Deal made characters come alive as she read a book to children at a local child care facility Tuesday. The governor's wife was in town as part of the Read Across Georgia initiative, which supports Gov. Nathan Deal's "goal of increasing the percentage of children reading at grade level by completion of the third grade," according to the Office of the Governor's website at www.gov.georgia.gov.

March 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Second thoughts emerge on school zone change

School system officials are having second thoughts about a short-term rezoning plan that would send more than 140 children who now attend Langston Chapel Elementary School to Sallie Zetterower Elementary.

March 31, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro man killed in crash

A Statesboro man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he lost control of his car and it became wedged underneath a mobile home.

March 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


McDuffie Co. man wanted on child molestation charges arrested in Statesboro

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators arrested a fugitive wanted on aggravated child molestation charges Friday after receiving a tip the man was in Statesboro.

March 30, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Rare cloud formation waves over Statesboro

An unusual cloud formation rolled over the Statesboro area Monday morning, prompting a social media buzz as users posted photos, questions and comments about it.

March 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nationally recognized dementia-care specialist to speak at GSU conference

Teepa Snow, a dementia-care education specialist and the founder of Positive Approach to Care techniques and training models, will be the keynote speaker Thursday at the Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer's Conference at Georgia Southern University.

March 30, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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