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Texas students pack bookbags; teachers pack heat

HARROLD, Texas - Along with normal first-day jitters and excitement, students in this tiny district started school Monday wondering which teachers might be toting firearms.

''It was kind of awkward knowing that some teachers were carrying guns,'' said Adam Lira, 17, a senior. ''I don't feel like they should be, 'cause we already have locked doors and cameras. But I didn't feel threatened by it.''

September 09, 2008 | By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | Local


Suspect in armed robbery at Wal-Mart captured

A man police said robbed Statesboro's Wal-Mart early Monday is behind bars after a detective linked the stolen getaway car to the suspect and another armed robbery in Brunswick.

September 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Little Eagles Day; Erk Russell play

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday August 25, 2008

September 09, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bobby Smith to lead 2008 A Day for Southern campaign

Georgia Southern University alumnus W.R. "Bobby" Smith has returned to Georgia Southern University several times, and this year he's coming back again. This time he will serve as the community chair of the university's 35th edition of A Day for Southern, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 9.

September 08, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Little Eagles Camp held Saturday at GSU

September 07, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Club Zone opening focal point of council meeting

A proposal from a group of Statesboro businessmen to open a huge nightclub near the center of downtown has created a controversy among residents, the city council and even drew a threat of a possible racial discrimination lawsuit from Councilman Gary Lewis.

September 07, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Two arrested in Boro on drug charges

A search by Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit agents netted two arrests Friday after executing a search warrant at a Stambuk Lane apartment.

September 06, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Erk Russell play; The Phil & Jake Show: Quizzing GSU students

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday August 22, 2008

September 06, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Fay brings rain, tornado warnings to Bulloch Friday

Bulloch County students spent more time in the hallways than in classrooms Friday due to a number of tornado warnings issued by the National Weather Service.

September 06, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tornado watch in effect until 6 p.m.

The following is Severe Weather Statement from the National Weather Service:

September 06, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Second bouncer accused in GSU student's New Orleans death acquitted

A second bouncer accused of playing a part in a Georgia Southern University student's death at a New Orleans bar New Year's Eve, 2004, was acquitted Thursday.

September 05, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Local


'A Life Done Right' - Erk Russell play begins Friday at Emma Kelly Theater

Almost 20 years after retiring as head football coach of the Georgia Southern Eagles and two years after his death, Erk Russell still casts a long shadow in Statesboro, Bulloch County and Georgia.

September 05, 2008 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - NASCAR at Holiday Inn; Jake's Entertainment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday August 21, 2008

September 05, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


McCorkle reinstatement rumors swirl

Rumors about the possible reinstatement of Judy McCorkle to her former position as Statesboro's city clerk have swirled around town since she was dismissed Monday, but McCorkle said no one has talked to her about the possibility.

September 05, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Police: Man robbed at gunpoint at ATM in Statesboro

A man making a business deposit at a Statesboro ATM Sunday morning was robbed at gunpoint, police said.

September 04, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Fight leads to child molestation arrest

A fight Friday night between women gave deputies the information they needed to arrest one woman on child molestation and other charges, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office reported.

June 22, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


An emotional service brings people, faiths of Statesboro together

Prayer, hope, sadness and an overwhelming faith in the healing powers of God filled the Original First African Baptist Church Sunday evening, as local residents of all races came together at the Statesboro church for a community service of unity in the wake of the Charleston church shootings.

June 21, 2015 | | Local


Shakespeare is not dead in Statesboro

Something wicked this way comes - dropping limbs and hunting brains along the way.

June 21, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


County commissioners: Tax increase may be unavoidable

Bulloch County commissioners haven't raised taxes since 2007, but that trend is likely to end in 2015.

June 20, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


A golf prodigy

As the best golfers in the world battle it out for the U.S. Open championship today, a homegrown possible future star of the sport will take on some of the best young golfers in the country.

June 20, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Local


CST arrests four on meth charges

After responding to reports of a possible meth lab, the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested three people June 11 and a fourth person Friday.

June 19, 2015 | | Local


Trashy problem creates dumpster dilemma

Bulloch County has a trashy problem, and it seems to be getting worse, according to one county official. People are dumping illegally at several unmanned dumpster sites, and it is costing county taxpayers.

June 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A really special camp

A camp for adolescents with disabilities run by a partnership between Georgia Southern University, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and the Therapy SPOT has turned out to be a winning combination for all involved.

June 19, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Excelsior EMC facing two lawsuits

Two class action lawsuits filed in Candler County in May against Excelsior Electric Membership Corporation seek compensation for capital credits not refunded to members, past and present.

June 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City denies GBI request

With the City Charter requiring at least three votes to pass any motion, Statesboro City Council on Tuesday night did not approve a resolution releasing a document requested by the GBI, despite two votes in favor and one opposed.

June 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Canoe tug-of-war coming to Boro

Statesboro's monthly First Friday event for June actually will be held on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and will feature a first in downtown Statesboro - a canoe tug-of-war.

June 18, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Suspect in custody for killing at church in Charleston, SC

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A white man was arrested Thursday in the slayings of nine people, including the pastor, at a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston.

June 18, 2015 | By ALEX SANZ Associated Press | Local


City tow rates rise

Drivers who leave their cars where they're not wanted, such as after-hours at restaurants or for days at shopping centers, will pay more to get them back after an action Tuesday by Statesboro City Council.

June 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Local Girl Scout is ‘Gold’

A 2015 Statesboro High School graduate has earned the highest award offered in the Girl Scout program. Julia Fechter, 18-year-old daughter of George and Louise Fechter, received the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award.

June 17, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Sheriff dies in crash during highway chase in rural Georgia

SAVANNAH - A Georgia sheriff died after crashing his patrol truck on a rural highway while helping chase a suspect who had fired gunshots at other law enforcement officers, authorities said Tuesday.

June 16, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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