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Police: Residents shouldn't be alarmed by manila envelopes discovered this weekend

People who found strange-looking manila envelopes on their porches or elsewhere on their property over the weekend shouldn't be alarmed, police said. The suspicious packages many victims reported finding were only "rambling documents" from a man disgruntled with the government.

July 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City to hold annual tax sale today

In its continuing efforts to collect as much as possible of the taxes levied, Statesboro's annual tax sale will be this morning beginning at 10 a.m. on the porch of city hall.

July 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Holiday travellers choosing cruises, beach trips to celebrate Fourth

More than 41 million Americans, including nearly 1.2 million Georgians, will be traveling somewhere for this Fourth of July holiday, according to information from AAA. That total represents a modest 0.8 percent increase from last year, but for the southeast, it's only a 0.4 percent increase.

July 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Front yard parking to be addressed at City Council meeting today

Front yard parking is back on the city's agenda as the council will discuss a new proposed ordinance and call for a public hearing on the new proposal.

July 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Learning to write, writing to learn

The Summer Institute of the Georgia Southern Writing Project came to a close with an open house and banquet for Fellows and potential Fellows on Friday. The GSWP is one of 197 National Writing Project sites in the United States.

July 17, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


Gunman who robbed Pizza Hut employee sentenced to 45 years in prison

A gunman who tried to rob a Pizza Hut employee a few days before Christmas now faces 45 years in prison. A Bulloch County jury found Ricky Edward Mock guilty of four felony charges Wednesday after deliberating an hour, said Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Daphne Jarriel.

July 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SHS student gears up for national fencing competition

When Blake Watson tells people that he fences, he says that they usually imagine him as Zorro or a light-saber-wielding Star Wars character. But the rising senior at Statesboro High School doesn't spend his time rescuing damsels in distress or battling "the dark side". While fencing is descended from the sword fights of old, it has evolved into a modern sport with national rankings, electronic scoring equipment, and Olympic-level tournaments. It takes as much physical ability as any other athletic competition and is as mentally challenging as a chess game.

July 16, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald intern | Local


Severe thunderstorm rolls over Bulloch County Saturday afternoon

A violent storm swept through Statesboro Saturday evening, toppling trees, causing power outages and scattering sparklers across a local retail store parking lot.

July 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Eight-vehicle pile up Thursday evening on I-16 kills Macon man

A Macon man was killed Thursday when a van in which he was a passenger was struck by an 18-wheeler.

July 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Erk Russell story to come to a stage near you

By ALEX PELLEGRINO

July 16, 2007 | By Alex Pellegrino | Local


Man killed in single-vehicle accident Saturday night

July 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


New laws take effect in Georgia on Sunday

ATLANTA - Women seeking abortions in Georgia will have to cross a few additional hurdles, under one of the dozens of new laws set to take effect on the Sunday start of the new fiscal year.

July 15, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


City, county continue to push for bypass route

Nearly four years after the Statesboro City Council and Bulloch County Commission passed a joint resolution asking for the route of the northern arc of the bypass to be determined, the Georgia Department of Transportation appears to be close to identifying a path.

July 14, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Metter residents honor fallen soldier

METTER - Crystal Hitt didn't know Sgt. Darren Patrick Hubbell, but she wanted to show her respect and appreciation for the fallen Metter soldier.

July 13, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Commissioners approve Bulloch budget with tax increase

Bulloch County Commissioners unanimously approved a budget Tuesday for fiscal year 2008 that includes a tax increase. Public hearings will be set in July before commissioners vote upon the increase of 1.75 mils – from 8.63 to 10.38 – which translates to about $140 more per year for a property valued at $200,000.

July 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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2 American Ebola patients discharged from hospital

ATLANTA - Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, where the scene Thursday was festive and celebratory - a stark contrast to the sterile, rushed atmosphere that marked their arrival nearly three weeks ago.

August 21, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Senate control could rest with well-funded women

WASHINGTON - The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.

August 20, 2014 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press | Local


Regents grant Georgia Southern state’s first undergraduate manufacturing engineering program

Georgia Southern University made history Wednesday when the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents granted the university the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and the Southeast.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro announces ‘tax increase’ to keep same millage

With the effect on its budget now smaller than previously estimated, the city of Statesboro has slated three "property tax increase" hearings after several City Council members indicated support for keeping the millage rate unchanged.

August 20, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Man found dead in wrecked vehicle in northeastern Bulloch County

A man whose body was found Wednesday in his vehicle in woods off Old River Road North was killed in an automobile accident, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said.

August 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Archie Manning appearance at Georgia Southern postponed until spring

Georgia Southern University has rescheduled its Leadership Lecture Series featuring speaker Archie Manning, a National Football League player, 1989 National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame member, and chairman of the National Football Foundation, until March.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County ACT scores rise, but fewer students take tests

Bulloch County's recent public high school graduates posted impressive gains on the ACT, one of the two major college-entrance exams, but there is a catch.

August 20, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Prayer vigil to be held in honor of Statesboro shooting victim

A prayer vigil will be held in honor of the late Eric Alexander Reese on behalf of his family, friends and the Bulloch County Community on Thursday at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church located at 102 Peachtree St., off of Johnson Street in Statesboro.

August 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Activists in 6 states plan to spread NC protests

RALEIGH, N.C. - NAACP leaders from a half-dozen states pledged Tuesday to bring protests against conservative public policy to each of their state capitols during a week of demonstrations this month.

August 19, 2014 | By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Local


Healthy snack rules apply to fundraisers during school

New federal rules that took effect over summer break have driven higher-fat and sugar-laden items from Bulloch County Schools vending machines. Now the schools are waiting for the other whole-grain muffin to drop regarding fundraisers during school hours.

August 19, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Patients offered free protection after hacker attack

About 4.5 million people whose personal information was accessed by hackers who breached security at Community Health Systems, which owns a network of hospitals, including five in Georgia, will be offered free identity theft protection.

August 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County fugitive arrested in NC

A 38-year-old man who cut his father, then left Bulloch County with his wife and children after threatening to kill the children and himself, has been arrested in North Carolina, authorities said.

August 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro police trade in their handguns

The Statesboro Police Department is getting new primary duty weapons, trading in its old Glock 21 and Glock 30 handguns for a new version of the Glock 21.

August 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A painter in Hopeulikit

Just a little past Hopeulikit sits a non-descript metal building. Most people never even notice it.

August 18, 2014 | | Local


Georgia Southern to create apparel with own recyclables

Georgia Southern University and its College of Business are partnering with Renew Merchandise, one of the world's leaders in turning recyclables into clothes, to begin offering Georgia Southern licensed apparel made from GSU's own recycled plastic bottles.

August 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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