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NAACP urges Ga. to follow Virginia’s lead, apologize for slavery

ATLANTA - Black legislative leaders said Thursday they will introduce proposals asking Georgia to follow Virginia's lead and apologize for the state's role in slavery and segregation-era laws.

March 24, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN | Local


Annual flower show to be held Friday

March 24, 2007 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | 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.

March 24, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Man runs stop sign, crashes through end of mobile home

A loud crashing noise just after 4 a.m. Wednesday woke Chris Shuman up from a sound sleep. When his feet hit the floor of his mobile home he noticed the floor was tilted. Trophy deer and bass were knocked off his living room wall, and the entire home was awry.

March 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fifth baseball player, seventh victim of Atlanta bus crash dies

ATLANTA - A college baseball player pulled from the wreckage of his team's charter bus died of his injuries Friday, raising the death toll from last week's crash to seven, a hospital spokeswoman said.

March 24, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Local


Hinesville homicide suspect arrested in Brooklet

Investigators arrested a man in Brooklet Thursday they say is responsible for the murder of a Hinesville woman.

March 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Friends, colleagues remember Dorothy Brown

Colleagues and friends remembered Dorothy Brown as a person dedicated to the care of patients and teaching others to provide that care.

March 24, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Ga. board near to approving Bible classes for public schools

ATLANTA - A pair of Bible classes are set to appear in Georgia's public school classrooms next year, with supporters calling them a chance to teach students an important historical text and critics fearing they could be used as a jumping-off point for pushing religious beliefs.

March 23, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


Man flees, rams patrol car

During a chase, a man crashed into a Bulloch County Sheriff's patrol car in an attempt to escape arrest, said Bulloch County Sheriff Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

March 23, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ga. winner to get half of record $390 million jackpot

DALTON, Ga. - The winner of half of the record $390 million jackpot has stepped forward, but Georgia lottery officials refused to immediately name the lucky person.

March 22, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Running for a cause

When his friend and one-time flag football teammate Levon Jones was killed two years ago in New Orleans, Michael Holsonback knew he wanted to do something for him.

March 22, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro trying to lure development

When Statesboro started its subdivision incentive program in December 2001, the city was having trouble attracting developers to build residential housing inside the city limits.

March 22, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Woman dies after wreck on U.S. 301 South

A traffic accident on U.S. 301 South early Tuesday evening took the life of a Statesboro woman, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper First-Class J. B. Hodges.

March 22, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Council approves alcohol changes

Movie theaters that also sell alcohol in Statesboro will once again be able offer discounted tickets for youth and senior citizens after action taken at Tuesday's city council meeting.

March 21, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Local convience store robbed, suspect not yet found

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a local convenience store early Tuesday morning.

March 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | 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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