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Trial of accused attorney hostage takers begins

His captors demanded justice, and attorney Michael Hostilo did what he could to help them achieve their demands because he feared for his life.

February 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Browers found guilty

Robbie Eugene Brower faces serving 85 years in prison for kidnapping an attorney and his three secretaries over a year ago, sparking a 24-hour hostage standoff that closed downtown Statesboro and involved seven law enforcement agencies.

February 10, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Browers' fate in hands of jury

Jurors deliberated for about an hour before requesting to continue deliberation Friday in the trial of a couple accused of holding an attorney hostage in his own Courtland Street office in Statesboro over a year ago.

February 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Chamber honors Erk Russell

The late Erk Russell was named "Businessman of the Century" by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Thursday night at their annual meeting.

"Many names come to mind when we think of the many people who have played a major leadership role in our economic success in this community, but one name always rises to the top of that list – Erk Russell," said Bruce Yawn as he made the announcement.

February 10, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Drivers with no license could face prison

ATLANTA - Drivers stopped repeatedly without a license in Georgia could face prison time under a bill passed by the state Senate on Friday.

February 10, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


Bulloch to hear about crisis program

The Bulloch County area will be introduced to the Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program during a presentation Tuesday at Ogeechee Technical College,

February 10, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Army base’s ’Warriors Walk’ running out of room to honor fallen troops

FORT STEWART, Ga. - The sergeant major calls the name, Staff Sgt. John L. Hartman Jr., as it's unveiled on a granite marker at the root of a new eastern redbud tree on Warriors Walk - where hundreds of these living memorials have been planted to honor the wartime dead.

February 10, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Rockapella to perform at GSU Friday

Carmen Sandiego's whereabouts may be a mystery, but Rockapella will be in Statesboro tonight at 7:30 in a concert at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center.

February 09, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


"It was about justice'

Attorney Michael Hostilo Hostilo appeared to be calling the shots in a video showing a thwarted surrender where he and a couple accused of holding him hostage walked out of an office hand in hand.

February 09, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Dawn Cartee has been busy fulfilling duties as new OTC president

Dawn Cartee wasted no time getting started as the new president of Ogeechee Technical College, scheduling a meeting at 7:15 a.m. on her first day.

February 08, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Library to introduce children to symphony

The Statesboro Regional Library will be filled with the sounds of both music and children when the library plays host to members of the Southern Georgia Symphony for the Magic of Music, a special "hands on" program designed to introduce area children to the instruments and musicians on Saturday at 10 a.m.

February 07, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Red Cross facing blood shortage

Red Cross officials say they are facing a critical blood shortage that is causing them to cut blood shipments to local hospitals.

February 07, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Boro Snapshot

Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.

February 07, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Argument results in man being stabbed with beer bottle

During a heated argument, a man grabbed a broken beer bottle and stabbed another man in the chest, police said.

February 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Friend doesn’t let friend get arrested alone

Most people do their best to avoid being arrested, but that wasn't the case for one woman who didn't want to see her friend arrested alone.

February 06, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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Connection Church films video for Easter Service

After four days of filming, the 15-minute video Connection Church plans to use during its Easter services is ready.

April 12, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Memorial Day restored as school holiday

Memorial Day 2015 is back in the Bulloch County Schools' future - or rather, it is no longer on their calendar as a school day.

April 11, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Former energy secretary to speak at GSU

Georgia Southern University will host Dr. Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize Winner in physics and former U.S. energy secretary, as the keynote speaker for No Impact Week at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive.

April 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Churches offer daily community worship during Holy Week

Five Statesboro churches will work together during Holy Week, April 14-18, to provide noontime worship services for the community.

April 11, 2014 | By LORETTA BRANDON Special to the Herald | Local


Splashy’s Egg Dive set for Saturday

Splash in the Boro will host its fourth annual Splashy's Egg Dive on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon under the dome.

April 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Online charter school accepting new students

Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide online K-12 charter school, has opened enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year and will conduct in-person information sessions with parents and students across the state.

April 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Deal backs medical marijuana trials

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced two separate efforts to pursue clinical trials on a cannabis-based drug that has shown promise in helping children who suffer from seizure disorders.

April 10, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Yu wants to downsize government

Out of his desire to reduce regulation and what he sees as federal intrusion, Eugene Yu, a Republican candidate for Congress in the 12th District, would like to see the U.S. Departments of Education, Energy and Commerce and the Environmental Protection Agency abolished.

April 10, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU Relay to ‘Candy Crush Cancer’

Georgia Southern University will "Candy Crush Cancer" Friday night as the second annual university Relay for Life gets underway at Erk Russell Park.

April 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Abduction was act of retaliation

WAKE FOREST, N.C. - A North Carolina man whose daughter prosecutes violent crimes was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days in what authorities described as an act of retaliation involving the Bloods street gang.

April 10, 2014 | By ALLEN G. BREED and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County discusses paving dirt roads

Bulloch County commissioners discussed road conditions, the status of the new county annex and a new EMS/fire substation in Brooklet Wednesday during a noon workshop meeting.

April 09, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'Music Man' at the Averitt Center

The Averitt STARS will perform in their 10th Anniversary musical, "The Music Man," this week.

April 09, 2014 | By MARISSA MARTIN Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro upgrading water system remote control

The city of Statesboro is moving forward with an upgrade of software and networking for its water and sewer control system after City Council recently approved spending up to $250,000 for this purpose.

April 09, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


City schedules work meetings on budget, alcohol ordinance

Statesboro City Council has a work session on the city budget scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday. A work session on an overhaul of the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance will follow a regular meeting on May 6.

April 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Report: More rapes, fewer robberies

Statistics released last week by the Statesboro Police Department show a decrease in some major crimes, while others rose since 2010.

April 08, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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