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Fans gather to watch Eagles spring training

While players and coaches for Georgia Southern's football team were eager to get back onto the field for spring practice, there's another group of people who were equally excited to see the team back on the field.

April 08, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Bulloch animal shelter part of anti-gassing court case

A hearing today will help determine whether a handful of animal shelters in Georgia will be able to continue using carbon monoxide gas chambers as a method of euthanasia.

April 07, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sykes to perform at Georgia Southern Saturday

Comedienne Wanda Sykes, who has appeared in such films as "Monster-In-Law" and "My Super Ex-Girlfriend," will be bringing her stand up comedy act to Statesboro Saturday evening.

April 07, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Emley family to serve as ambassador family for March of Dimes WalkAmerica

Amanda and William Emley were like any other expectant parents, meaning they were anxious, nervous and excited all at the same time.

April 06, 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.

April 06, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Local vets see few cases due to pet food recall

While local veterinarians and pet food retailers said they have fielded numerous phone calls regarding a massive pet food recall, only one veterinarian reported a suspected case of illness possibly related to tainted pet food.

April 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police ID armed robbery suspect; seek public's help

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a Statesboro convenience store March 6 and hope citizens will come forward with information regarding the suspect's location.

April 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Savannah Ave. reopened Wednesday

After several months of construction, Savannah Avenue was reopened Wednesday following the realignment of the street's intersection with Highway 80.

April 05, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Three Bryan County High students killed in vehicle wreck

Three Bryan County High School students are dead and one remains in critical condition after a Wednesday morning crash near Warnell Curve on Ga. 119.

April 05, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Council approves naming road

The new road being constructed from the campus of Statesboro High School to Highway 80 now has a name.

April 05, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Bill Cheshire named Kiwanian of the Year

Long-time Statesboro Kiwanis Club past president Bill Cheshire was honored recently during the club's 47th anniversary celebration. Club peers named Cheshire Kiwanian of the Year for 2007.

April 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Jenkins County woman pleads guilty to murder

A Jenkins County woman pled guilty Friday to killing her husband and agreed to testify for the state against a man investigators say was also involved.

April 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Swing into Spring to be held Friday

The annual parade of athletes followed by a fireworks display will kick off the recreation department's baseball and softball season Friday night at Mill Creek Park. The event, now in its sixth year, will also include music, exhibition games, tattoo art, balloons as well as the traditional first pitch of the season and comments from local dignitaries.

April 04, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


A Reason for Hope

Cancer survivors at the 14th Annual Relay for Life Survivor Dinner Monday applauded Dr. Jeff Boyd when he told them there definitely is hope for a cure.

April 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Foundation for Public Education nears monetary goal

The Foundation for Public School Education in Bulloch County has swiftly neared its goal in this year's Campaign for Academic Excellence, and expectations are that the amount of $40,000 will be met, if not exceeded.

April 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Statesboro ER doctor to appear on cable TV shows

Dr. Ruthie Crider, of Statesboro, was invited back to "Untold Stories of the E.R." and will appear in the season premiere titled "Turtle Trouble" at 9 p.m. Friday on the Discovery Fit & Health cable channel and at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 26, on TLC.

July 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Kingston leads Perdue in money race

ATLANTA - The two Republicans vying for Georgia's open Senate seat have spent a combined

July 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Statesboro woman turns 103

Family, friends and staff surrounded Mrs. Thelva Sharpe as she celebrated her 103rd birthday Thursday in the Rose Café at Gentilly Gardens.

July 10, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Calif. prostitute a person of interest in overdose of Ga. bar owner

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - A high-priced prostitute charged in the overdose death of a Google executive aboard a yacht in California had searched online for how to legally defend herself after giving a lethal dose of heroin, police in California said Thursday, as authorities in Georgia reopened another overdose case.

July 10, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and TERRY COLLINS Associated Press | Local


Statesboro-area churches help children, families prepare for school

In less than a month, yellow buses will resume their routes and the first bell will ring for the new school year.

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


Guyton man who was missing is found, arrested

SPRINGFIELD - What began as a search for a missing Effingham County man Sunday ended with the man found safe, and then criminally charged, Tuesday night.

July 09, 2014 | By PAUL FLOECKHER Effingham Herald | Local


Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market confirmed for Statesboro's Market District

A city planning board meeting involving a "grocery store" beginning to be built at Brampton Avenue and Fair Road was underway when a reporter's cellphone, neglectfully left on, rang. It was Wal-Mart Stores Inc. calling to confirm that the 41,000-square-foot supermarket will be a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market.

July 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office employee arrested

An employee of the Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office was arrested Tuesday on theft and other charges after evidence showed she took more than $3,000 in citation money, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men charged with drug offenses, animal cruelty in Statesboro

Two men were jailed Monday on animal cruelty and drug charges after officers discovered injured dogs, cocaine, marijuana and "Molly," a drug similar to Ecstasy, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Couch proposes cautious Bulloch County budget

While revenues are slightly up and the economy appears to be improving, Bulloch County commissioners are still making conservative budget decisions.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gov. Deal pushes for clinical drug trials of marijuana derivative

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.

July 08, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Sylvania woman, 27, dies in wreck

Editor's note: Because of incorrect information supplied, the time of the wreck and the location from which the victim was returning were incorrect in a brief that appeared in Wednesday's newspaper. The entire brief, with the correct information, appears below.

July 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Investigation of Statesboro City Council begins

The investigation ordered by Statesboro City Council into whether a majority of council members met in potentially illegal private meetings with former City Manager Frank Parker or City Attorney Alvin Leaphart began Tuesday at 11 a.m.

July 08, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2nd defendant pleads in 2013 murder of Statesboro man

A woman charged in the "hit style" murder of her mother's husband has accepted a plea bargain.

July 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven County celebrates groundbreaking for yarn mill

SYLVANIA - The flag of India flew beside those of Georgia and the United States at the Screven County Industrial Park as Gov. Nathan Deal joined in breaking ground Monday for ShriVallabh Pittie Group's $70 million yarn spinning plant, expected to create 250 jobs.

July 07, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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