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Earth Hour set for 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday

Between 8 and 9 p.m. Saturday, the City of Statesboro will participate in Earth Hour, along with 23 cities and about 7,600 businesses worldwide.

April 11, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


GSP trooper injured in chase after suspect flees road block

A Georgia State Patrol trooper was injured Wednesday afternoon when he gave chase to a man fleeing from a road block.

April 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local cup stacking champ to compete for world title

What is sport stacking, anyway?

April 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - March 26, 2008

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, March 26, 2008

April 10, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Saxby Chambliss visits the Statesboro Herald

Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss stopped by the Statesboro Herald to introduce his senatorial campaign to the voters of Statesboro. During the conservation, he touched on a number of subjects ranging from energy independence to agricultural subsidies to the upcoming election.

April 10, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Raybon Anderson named Herald Humanitarian of the Year

Statesboro leader Raybon Anderson was humble in his acceptance of the 2008 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year Award Tuesday night at the 20th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

April 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Five area citizens recognized for lifetime achievements at Deen Day Smith

Five area citizens were recognized during Tuesday's 20th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards for lifetime achievement. Helen Rosengart, Willie Pearl Clark, Earl Dabbs, Kathryn Olliff and William Robert "Dub" Lovett were each presented with crystal loving cups during the invitation-only gala, held at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith Lane Continuing Education Building.

April 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro launches today - a new kind of news

We're starting something a little different today on statesboroherald.com.

April 09, 2008 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Swearingen urges volunteering, community efforts in Deen Day Smith speech

Carl E. Swearingen likened local volunteers to butterflies as he spoke to the crowd at the 20th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala Tuesday night at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith Lane Continuing Education Building.

April 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


About 50 bankers gather in Statesboro for bank symposium

About 50 bankers and financial professionals from southeast Georgia converged on Forest Heights County Club last week to attend the Community Bank Symposium.

April 09, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Second sister arrested in arson case

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators arrested the second of two sisters Thursday they said were involved in an arson and insurance scam.

April 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro woman charged in pharmacy theft

Statesboro Police arrested a woman Monday they said was involved in an internal theft at a local pharmacy for about four years.

April 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


East Bypass traffic to be rerouted Wednesday

Expect some minor traffic delays on the east side of the Statesboro Bypass Wednesday as the Georgia Department of Transportation prepares to temporarily shift traffic onto the newly constructed lanes. Traffic lines were added to the new lanes just two weeks ago in anticipation of the move.

April 08, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Police: Portal man shoots home, sets it on fire

A Portal man first fired upon his home with a shotgun Saturday, then set it on fire, investigators said.

April 08, 2008 | | Local


Ellis Wood crew helps Effingham cleanup

A convoy of more than 100 Bulloch County volunteers traveled Saturday to Effingham County, joining others from across Southeast Georgia to help residents recover from tornado damage which occurred during a sweep of storms across the area March 16.

April 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG and PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


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Armed teen arrested in burglaries

An armed teen suspect was arrested Sunday when a sheriff's deputy reportedly caught him with a stolen utility vehicle and a stolen handgun.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Rodeo riding into the Boro

Cowboys from around the world will ride into town this weekend to compete in the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo Friday and Saturday.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Coffee, fellowship with Deen Day Smith honorees

Following Tuesday evening's 27th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, this year's award recipients as well as past recipients enjoyed socializing at a coffee held in their honor at Pittman Park United Methodist Church Wednesday morning.

April 12, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Irelynn’s battle

In just five short years, a precocious and spunky little darling has endured 83 blood transfusions. This week, Statesboro High School students and employees did their part to keep Irelynn Rose a happy and growing 5-year-old.

April 11, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Allen: Congress busy, problems are real

Rep. Rick Allen talked about the surprising fast pace of his first quarter representing Georgia's 12th District in Congress and the Republican answered "Yes" when asked if the relationship between Congress and the White House is as dysfunctional as it looks.

April 11, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Jenkins woman’s death leads to arrests

Human remains found Friday behind an abandoned wood frame house in Jenkins County have led to the arrest of two suspects police believe are connected to a woman reported missing earlier this year.

April 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Boy Scouts honor Emory Melton posthumously

A room was filled to capacity Thursday evening with people gathered to show their continued support of the Boy Scout organization and to honor two distinguished men of the community.

April 10, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Remains suspected to be of missing Jenkins woman

Human remains found Friday behind an abandoned wood frame house in Jenkins County could be those of a woman reported missing earlier this year, said Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.

April 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police major terminated

Statesboro Police Major Scott Brunson was terminated Friday, but city officials won't yet say why.

April 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jordan Spieth's 130 breaks Floyd's 36-hole record at Masters

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth has set a 36-hole scoring record at the Masters.

April 10, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Local


Authorities: 1 dead, 7 hurt in Illinois town after tornado

FAIRDALE, Ill. - Supercell thunderstorms produced a large tornado that touched down Thursday night in northern Illinois, killing one person and injuring seven others in one tiny community as severe weather pummeled the Midwest.

April 10, 2015 | By SARA BURNETT and HERBERT G. McCANN Associated Press | Local


ArtsFest to move inside this year

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Saturday's 33rd annual ArtsFest celebration has been moved from the traditional location of Sweetheart Circle to the Center for Art & Theatre/Visual Arts Building at Georgia Southern University.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cult classic ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ closing Averitt performance season

How far will a nerd go to attract the attention of the girl he loves?

April 09, 2015 | | Local


City staff requests pay study rather than raise

Key city of Statesboro staff members have proposed a pay study, instead of an across-the-board raise, as City Council looks at the requested fiscal year 2016 budget.

April 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Video of South Carolina police shooting inflames debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The fatal shooting of a black man running from a white police officer inflamed the nation's debate over police use of force Wednesday, and the mayor and police chief of South Carolina's third-largest city said they were "sickened" by what a bystander's video revealed.

April 08, 2015 | | Local


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