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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


Go Red for Women luncheon scheduled

With heart disease the leading killer of women in the United States, the American Heart Association wanted to hold an event specifically focused to that segment of the population.

May 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Man charged with arson in South Georgia fire

ATLANTA - Authorities in Telfair County in south Georgia have charged a 48-year-old man with first-degree arson in connection with a brush fire in Lumber City.

May 18, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


2007 Parade of Homes set for weekend

Forty homes will be on display this weekend during the annual Parade of Homes, sponsored by the Homebuilders Association of Statesboro.

May 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Inmate firefighters help battle Georgia wildfires

WAYCROSS, Ga. - In the week he's spent fighting the vast wildfire in southeast Georgia, Gino Fisher still can't get used to local residents stopping to shake his hand, pat him on the back and offer hot meals and snacks.

May 17, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Two men seriously injured in house fire

Statesboro firefighters responded to three house fires Tuesday, and one fire resulted in two serious injuries.

May 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police say graduate student threatened them with gun

ATHENS - A University of of Georgia graduate student has been arrested after making threatening statements to a faculty member and confronting police officers with a pistol, officials said Tuesday.

May 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Statesboro man charged in rape, stabbing

Police arrested a man on suspicion of stabbing and repeatedly raping a woman at his Institute Street home Saturday.

May 17, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Statesboro woman speaks out about Rock paternity case

A Bulloch County woman seeking to compel comedian Chris Rock to take a paternity test said she gave him every opportunity to take the test before resorting to going to court.

May 16, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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Dr. Al Mooney releases new recovery book at symposium

Dr. Al Mooney, the director of addiction medicine and recovery at Willingway, is officially releasing the second edition of "The Recovery Book" at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders.

September 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern to participate in new statewide campus safety committee

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced Thursday a new Campus Safety and Security Committee that will review and develop recommendations on matters related to public safety at the system's 31 public colleges and universities.

September 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro, Bulloch County first responders remember 9/11

Thirteen years after terrorist planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, local public safety personnel gathered at Bulloch Memorial Gardens Thursday to remember those who lost their lives in efforts to save others on Sept. 11, 2001.

September 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Another Jenkins County man goes missing

Jenkins County sheriff's investigators are seeking the whereabouts of a third missing person from the area this year.

September 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro High Class of 1964 to host public concert at Averitt Center

Statesboro High School's Class of 1964 is celebrating a milestone reunion this weekend, its 50th.

September 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

WASHINGTON - Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreading reign of terror.

September 11, 2014 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Local


The long war

DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

September 10, 2014 | | Local


Pembroke man to walk, bear cross to help local woman with cancer

On Saturday, you might see Pembroke resident Donald Kiltz walking around Statesboro, carrying a large orange cross on his shoulders.

September 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Defining Destiny’ concert at Statesboro High to fund arts at Willow Hill

Singer and actress Sandra Reaves-Phillips, who has performed in Broadway musicals, in movies and internationally, will star in "Defining Destiny," a drama concert embracing the 140-year history of the Willow Hill School, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Statesboro High School auditorium.

September 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Has rare enterovirus strain arrived in Georgia?

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is reporting an unusual surge of respiratory illnesses in children. Public health officials say it's not yet known whether a rare enterovirus that has struck elsewhere is to blame.

September 10, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Wells Fargo ATMs to feature Jemelleh Coes

If you think you've seen a lot of Jemelleh Coes, Georgia's 2014 Teacher of the Year from Langston Chapel Middle School, you will see even more of her should you visit a Wells Fargo ATM.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern’s Molecular Biology Initiative named a STEM Education Awards finalist

The Technology Association of Georgia, the state's leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia's technology industry, announced Wednesday that the Georgia Southern University Molecular Biology Initiative has been named a finalist in the Post-Secondary Outreach category for the 2014 STEM Education Awards.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Metter police, Bulloch deputies investigate burglaries

Three convenience store robberies early Tuesday morning have Metter police and Bulloch County sheriff's investigators seeking suspects.

September 10, 2014 | | Local


‘A Day for Southern’ brings in $2.2M

Georgia Southern University's 41st annual "A Day for Southern" fundraising campaign raised $2,221,424, breaking last year's record of $2.1 million. This marks the second straight year the campaign has raised more than $2 million.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


U.S. education chief: College debt huge concern

Given an opportunity to talk one-on-one with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the newspaper in Georgia Southern University's hometown asked him what his department is doing about student debt.

September 10, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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