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OTC awarded $500,000 Work Ready Region grant

Ogeechee Technical College recently was awarded a $500,000 Work Ready Region grant by the state of Georgia, said Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Tech.

February 16, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Raybon Anderson keeps seat on DOT board

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers voted Friday to re-elect Statesboro's Raybon Anderson to the state transportation board, along with the chairman of that board despite the very vocal objections of powerful House leaders.

February 16, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Daniels found guilty on all charges except kidnapping

Jurors ruled Friday that a man who shot a woman in the head and arm during a convenience store robbery is guilty of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

February 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Freddy Cole plays at Averitt Center Friday

Walk through the Main Gallery of the Averitt Center and you may hear jazz love songs being crooned that's somewhat reminiscent of the late Nat King Cole. Only this voice evokes the sultry feel of black velvet. Freddy Cole is the late Nat's younger brother and has his own claim to fame.

February 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Serna found not guilty of aggravated sodomy

Jurors deliberated about an hour and a half Thursday, following a three-hour deliberation Wednesday, before reaching a verdict in the trial of a Georgia Southern University associate professor accused of sexually assault a student.

February 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Armed robbery trial for Daniels begins

The armed robbery trial of Vandy Mack Daniels, charged with shooting a West Main Street convenience store clerk in the head during an armed robbery, was delayed by more than two hours Thursday because Daniels refused to wear civilian clothes in the court room and destroyed clothing given to him to wear.

February 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'Food for Fines' library program allows library dues to be paid with canned food

Do you have some overdue library books? Do you have some canned soup stored around the house? Beginning Friday, those soup cans can help you pay for your library late fees.

February 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Lisa Ling speaks to GSU crowd

Journalist Lisa Ling, correspondent for The Oprah Show and National Geographic, spoke to a packed house at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center Tuesday evening, sharing her eye-opening experiences in countries around the world.

February 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Boro Snapshot - Super Bowl: Game or commercials?

Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 2 and 5. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

February 14, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Day three of Serna trial - No verdict reached by jurors

After deliberating more than three hours Wednesday, jurors still did not reached a verdict in the trial of Dr. Juan Serna, a Georgia Southern University associate professor charged with aggravated sodomy.

February 14, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sons of Confederate Veterans holds 7th annual Lee-Jackson Banquet

The Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held its 7th annual Lee-Jackson Banquet at First Baptist Church in Statesboro Monday.

February 13, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Day two of Serna trial - witnesses testify, attorney suggests drug demonstration

A Georgia Southern University associate professor accused of aggravated sodomy took the stand Tuesday during the second day of trial. Dr. Juan Serna denied forcing himself on a male student, stating the sex was consensual, and shocked prosecutors when he agreed to sniff a drug he admitted using during the sexual encounter that took place in April, 2006.

February 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sunday accident leaves two GSU students dead

A Georgia Southern University student remains in critical condition Monday after an accident Sunday afternoon that left two others dead, said Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper David H. Averitt.

February 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Accuser testifies on day one of Serna trial

A man accusing a Georgia Southern University associate professor of sexual assault testified in court Monday, telling jurors Dr. Juan Serna used amyl nitrite, also known as "Amsterdam poppers," to coerce him into having sex.

February 12, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Early voting begins in Statesboro

Monday was the first day of early voting for the Presidential primaries and traffic at the Bulloch County courthouse was steady. By noon, 24 people had cast their vote and by 4 p.m., another 90 had cast ballots, totaling 114 for the day, with another hour remaining.

February 12, 2008 | Phil Boyum | Local


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Statesboro is, once again, The Write Place

Statesboro's Fourth Annual Write Place Festival features critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro fitness drive gets national attention

Statesboro city employees' relentless tracking of every step they take has garnered them some national attention.

October 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Electrical fire shuts down Statesboro Lowe’s

A fire in a control room at Statesboro's Lowe's Monday closed the store for the day. Calls to Lowes were redirected to the Lowe's store in Rincon, where a spokesman said the Statesboro store is expected to reopen Tuesday.

October 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


GSU School of Nursing celebrates inaugural White Coat Ceremony

Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing was recently chosen as part of a test program in which 100 schools received funding to pilot their first-ever White Coat Ceremony.

October 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Early voting set to begin Monday

If you just can't wait until Nov. 4 to vote, your time is just about here.

October 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Woman pays tribute to inventor brother

Connie Shumake King's admiration of her brother Carlis Louis Shumake Jr. goes beyond simple family affiliation. She calls him "Superman."

October 11, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Treatment for underage drinking?

After diagnosing Statesboro as having an underage drinking problem, police leaders this week proposed a treatment that involves hiring an alcoholic beverage control officer, creating a "hospitality review board" and giving licensees a role in policing themselves.

October 11, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Wary candidates fear boomerangs in jobless debate

PERRY, Ga. - One Republican highlights the nation's lackluster recovery since the Great Recession. Less than an hour later, another GOP candidate from the same state gets attacked for it.

October 10, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Nunn drops in on Bulloch County Democrats

Stopping in Statesboro 25 days before the votes are counted, U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn reminded local Democrats of her stands for an increase in the minimum wage, for immigration reform and for universal access to prekindergarten.

October 10, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro woman with rare disease finally gets diagnosis

When 35-year-old Bulloch County native Christina Canady stepped off the plane in January, she weighed 66 pounds and didn't know how much longer she would live.

October 10, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ohoopee Dunes adds trail, boat ramp, parking areas

Educational and recreational improvements at Ohoopee Dunes Wildlife Management Area will be celebrated in a ceremony Tuesday at the WMA, near Swainsboro.

October 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Southeast Bulloch High English teacher is tops in Bulloch County

Linda Fix, a Southeast Bulloch High School English teacher, was named Bulloch County's top instructor during a brief reception Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


As stock market sinks, investors brace for turbulence

NEW YORK - The stock market had its worst day of the year Thursday, just 24 hours after recording its best.

October 09, 2014 | By KEN SWEET AP Business Writer | Local


Savannah Jaycees look to form Statesboro chapter

The Savannah Jaycees have planned an event for Tuesday that they hope will lead to a new chapter of the civic organization based in Statesboro.

October 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County posts higher SAT scores

Overall, Bulloch County public school students who graduated in 2014 posted slightly higher scores on the SAT college-entrance exam than their counterparts in the Class of 2013, bucking state and national trends.

October 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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