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Wildfires force Atkinson County schools to close

WAYCROSS - All schools in Atkinson County were closed Tuesday as a smaller wildfire about 20 miles west of the massive Ware County blaze grew to 4,200 acres.

May 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Maximum towing fees regulated

People who have their cars towed for parking improperly won't have to pay as much to get it back as they have in the past after action taken Tuesday by the Statesboro City Council.

May 16, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Firefighters have contained 70 percent of wildfire

WAYCROSS - Firefighters have managed to contain about 70 percent of the largest wildfire in Georgia history, which has consumed 82,000 acres of Ware County forest and swampland in nearly two weeks, officials said Sunday night.

May 15, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


City Council Preview

Two weeks after tabling the issue, the Statesboro City Council will take up the issue of towing prices for non-consensual tows inside the city limits.

May 15, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Pops Concert fills spring evening on Sweetheart Circle

May 15, 2007 | Photos by Scott Bryant/Herald staff | Local


County to look at entrance sign

Bulloch County Commissioners are slated to discuss a community entrance sign Tuesday during the evening county commission meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Bulloch County Annex.

May 14, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


New take on old story

Eight people, all that are left of humanity, have to learn to live together huddled in a small space for nearly a year. With animals. Lots of them.

May 13, 2007 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


Paisley rules Paulson

Brad Paisley electrified Statesboro Friday night with smooth vocals and virtuoso guitar work that thrilled about 11,000 fans at Paulson Stadium.

May 13, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Evacuees still unable to return as wildfire threatens to spread

WAYCROSS - Hundreds of southeast Georgia residents were unable to return to their homes Friday morning as wildfires that have already blackened more than 95 square miles threatened to spread in the area and jump a major highway.

May 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler warm up before the big show

May 12, 2007 | Photos by Jake Hallman/Connect Statesboro | Local


Fire chief dispells rumors of dispute in Ware County

Like the raging wildfire that has been consuming much of Ware County this week, rumors surrounding a conflict between Statesboro Fire Chief Dennis Merrifield and a Waycross fire department official have run rampant. However, Merrifield said the conflict was merely a "difference in opinion."

May 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Missing Boro girl back home

Police charged a woman in a missing persons case after locating a 16-year-old Statesboro girl in Screven County.

May 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Walker Pharmacy named Small Business of the Year

Walker Pharmacy was honored Wednesday as Statesboro-Bulloch County's Small Business of the Year at a luncheon hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Retail Committee.

May 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


3 officers indicted in shooting of elderly Atlanta woman

ATLANTA - Two Atlanta police officers, one of them now retired, pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter and other charges in the death of a 92-year-old woman who was fatally shot during a drug raid.

May 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Manpower shortage forces Georgia State Patrol into little patrolling at night

ATLANTA - While the Georgia State Patrol is tasked with keeping highways safe, its presence on roads drops significantly around the state in the late night and early morning hours.

May 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | 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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