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Atlantic’s first named storm of the year forms early, 3 weeks before season’s official start

MIAMI - The first named storm of the year formed Wednesday off the southeastern U.S. coast, more than three weeks before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, forecasters said.

May 24, 2007 | By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press Writer | Local


Thousands congratulate GSU graduates Saturday at Paulson

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Georgia Southern University alumnus, promoted appreciation and spirituality Saturday morning as he spoke to graduates during the 79th annual Spring Commencement ceremony at Paulson Stadium.

May 23, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro Snapshot - Gas Boycott May 15

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

May 23, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Perdue rescinding budget veto; will line-item veto tax cut

ATLANTA - Georgia property owners won't be getting that tax refund after all.

May 23, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


South Ga. police officer killed in accidental shooting

BOSTON, Ga. - A south Georgia police officer was killed in what is believed to be an accidental shooting by another officer.

May 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


OTC holds graduation Tuesday

Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox will be the keynote speaker at Ogeechee Technical College's commencement ceremony Tuesday night at Hanner Fieldhouse.

May 22, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Crops suffering from lack of rain; farmers hoping for wet weather

Like other counties across South Georgia, Bulloch County is hurting for rain. While Friday's late afternoon thunderstorms were welcome, they were the proverbial drop in the bucket.

May 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to speak at GSU graduation

Georgia's Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will address graduates Saturday during Georgia Southern University's spring 2007 commencement at Paulson Stadium.

May 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro man suspect in child molestation case

After three weeks of investigation, Statesboro Police arrested a man they said molested an 8-year-old girl.

May 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Doctor to be tried on charges of downloading child pornography

ATLANTA - When he was arrested after getting off a flight at a New York airport in 2004, Gainesville anesthesiologist Gregory Kapordelis was charged with traveling to Russia to have sex with young boys.

May 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


OTC kicks off campaign

Ogeechee Technical College's inaugural iGot campaign kicked off Friday with a rally for faculty, staff and administration officials.

May 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Board of Regents approves tuition hike

The Board of Regents approved a tuition increase of $302 for incoming freshman at Georgia's public colleges and universities Wednesday, but those students won't be affected by future rate hikes under the state's "fixed for four" plan.

May 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


OTC revamps annual fund-raiser

This year's fund-raiser for Ogeechee Technical College will have a little different feel than in the past - and not just because the campaign has a new name.

May 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Man found guilty for shooting two GSU students at Legends

A Bulloch County jury deliberated three hours before finding Antonio Tramaine Gibson guilty of shooting two Georgia Southern University basketball players in 2005.

May 18, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch wildfire still burning; citizens warned against outdoor burning

A wildfire burning in the Pembroke area isn't nearly as large as the one still raging in the Okeefenokee Swamp, but the Seed Tick Road fire has burned for a week and is an example of how easily dry conditions could result in a volatile situation.

May 18, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Georgia Southern student lived life to the fullest

Michael Gatto got as much as he could out of his 18 years of life, including the 10 days he was at Georgia Southern University.

September 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro notifies Rude Rudy’s owner of hearing

Rude Rudy's owner Jonathan Earl Starkey has been asked to appear before City Council later this month, and face the possible suspension or revocation of the nightspot's alcoholic beverage license, according to a notice mailed to him Monday.

September 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia ethics commission fires director

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission was fired Monday, less than a week after a judge fined her $10,000 for failing to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the agency and called her actions "dishonest and non-transparent."

September 09, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


41st annual ‘A Day for Southern’ set for Tuesday

Georgia Southern University kicks off its 41st annual "A Day for Southern" community fundraising campaign Tuesday. The fundraising tradition began as a way for Georgia Southern supporters to contribute to the ongoing success of the university.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro city councilmen remember Tommy Blitch

Statesboro city councilmen and others spoke highly Monday of former Councilman Thomas Norwood "Tommy" Blitch Jr., who died Sunday under hospice care. He was 82.

September 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Slow nesting season for sea turtles

SAVANNAH - After four busy nesting years on beaches from Georgia to the Carolinas, loggerhead sea turtles this summer laid their eggs at a much pokier pace.

September 06, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Remembering integration

MACON - The morning the girls integrated the Bibb County schools, there was still a virtual mountain to climb.

September 06, 2014 | By JOE KOVAC Jr. The Telegraph | Local


Suit: Bar responsible for injuries

A man claiming he was injured last year by a bouncer at Rude Rudy's has filed suit against the club.

September 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jenkins County man missing for 2 months

Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said Friday that no foul play is suspected in the case of a Jenkins County man missing since early July.

September 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Vince and Barbara Dooley to speak at Boys & Girls Club's annual fundraiser

Legendary Georgia Bulldogs football coach Vince Dooley, along with his wife, Barbara, will be the featured speakers at the annual Steak & Burger Dinner fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

September 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


A man and his horses

When doctors told him he might have only five weeks to live, Rodger Howell decided to make some changes.

September 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Alternative school proposed to expand

After recent violent crimes implicating teenagers and reports by law enforcement that gangs are active here, Bulloch County Schools officials are speeding up plans for a full-day alternative school. A night-school session also is proposed.

September 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet police chief resigns

Mike Buchan has resigned as Brooklet's police chief, and town council members intend to start a search for his replacement soon.

September 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fundraiser to help local woman’s fight against cancer

A day of music, food and fun in Brooklet Saturday also will bring financial assistance for a local woman diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that causes an overgrowth of plasma cells in the bone marrow, which develop into tumors inside the bones.

September 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Dad in Georgia hot car death charged with murder

ATLANTA - A Georgia man whose son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours was charged Thursday with murder in the toddler's death.

September 04, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


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