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Fire chief speaks to Kiwanis Club about the needs of the fire department

The Statesboro Fire Department is understaffed and in serious need of new equipment, including replacement of ancient fire trucks including a 1968 fire engine still being used, said Statesboro Fire Chief Dennis Merrifield Thursday as he spoke to the Statesboro Kiwanis Club.

May 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Letter carriers collect items for food bank today

It's simple - take a can or two out of the pantry, walk out to the mail box, and leave them for your mail carrier.

May 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Report: South leads nation in Pre-K enrollment, quality

ATLANTA - The South, which has lagged for decades in most areas of education, is leading the country in early childhood education enrollment and quality, according to a report released Thursday by the Southern Education Foundation.

May 27, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


Sylvania woman dies in auto accident

A Sylvania woman was killed in a traffic accident on Friday.

May 27, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Local


Reed to speak at 27th anniversary of the Original First African Baptist Church Willing Workers

Mrs. Susie J. Reed,

May 26, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Fifth-grade class raising money to help children from Ukraine

Bailey Hitt wasn't exactly sure what to expect when he went with his grandparents to the Ukraine during spring break, but what he found was a place where people didn't have access to things he and his classmates take for granted, including running water.

May 25, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


High-speed chase leaves Statesboro man in custody

A man fleeing from law enforcement Tuesday was intoxicated, according to reports. After a chase involving Georgia State Patrol troopers, a K-9 unit from Reidsville State Prison and a helicopter piloted by local businessman Ellis Wood, a Statesboro man was apprehended and arrested following a high-speed chase from Evans County into Bulloch County.

May 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Cox praises OTC graduates

State School Superintendent Kathy Cox urged graduates to consider teaching, and even offered one graduate a job during her speech Tuesday night as the Class of 2007 graduated from Ogeechee Technical College.

May 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Swainsboro man killed in Candler crash

A Swainsboro man was killed Monday afternoon when he pulled into the path of another car after stopping at an intersection in Candler County.

May 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Herd of aspiring actors comes to Hogzilla casting call

TIFTON - The casting call for a horror movie about a monster hog drew crowds from across Georgia and beyond.

May 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


OTC has economic impact over $25 million in surrounding areas

Ogeechee Technical College is a "significant economic force" in the region, a study conducted by Georgia Southern found.

May 24, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


City Council work session focuses on yard parking

The Statesboro City Council held a work session Tuesday evening in which they discussed ways to address parking in front yards, an issue they admitted was difficult to find a uniform solution.

May 24, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Saddle Up Saint Jude trail ride to be held Saturday

Horseback riders will hit the trail Saturday as the Third Annual Saddle Up St. Jude Bulloch County benefit trail ride takes place. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the ride starts from Clark Farm at 10 a.m.

May 24, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


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


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Chinese acrobats to visit Georgia Southern's PAC

Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive, will welcome the National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China as they perform "Cirque Peking" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ad says Rep. Barrow 'lying' on tying pay to budget

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Two weeks after Rep. John Barrow rolled out a campaign ad telling voters he wants a law ensuring members of Congress don't get paid if they fail to pass a budget, his Republican opponent fired back Monday with a TV spot saying the congressman voted against that very idea last year and is "lying to stay in office."

October 13, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Health officials urge hospitals to 'think Ebola'

DALLAS - Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola" and launched a review of procedures for treating infected patients, while the World Health Organization called the outbreak "the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times."

October 13, 2014 | By EMILY SCHMALL and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Local


Fields of Faith set Wednesday for Statesboro High

Students from Bulloch, Candler and Screven counties will join thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across the nation on Wednesday to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the ninth annual national Fields of Faith event.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro is, once again, The Write Place

Statesboro's Fourth Annual Write Place Festival features critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro fitness drive gets national attention

Statesboro city employees' relentless tracking of every step they take has garnered them some national attention.

October 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Electrical fire shuts down Statesboro Lowe’s

A fire in a control room at Statesboro's Lowe's Monday closed the store for the day. Calls to Lowes were redirected to the Lowe's store in Rincon, where a spokesman said the Statesboro store is expected to reopen Tuesday.

October 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


GSU School of Nursing celebrates inaugural White Coat Ceremony

Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing was recently chosen as part of a test program in which 100 schools received funding to pilot their first-ever White Coat Ceremony.

October 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Early voting set to begin Monday

If you just can't wait until Nov. 4 to vote, your time is just about here.

October 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Woman pays tribute to inventor brother

Connie Shumake King's admiration of her brother Carlis Louis Shumake Jr. goes beyond simple family affiliation. She calls him "Superman."

October 11, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Treatment for underage drinking?

After diagnosing Statesboro as having an underage drinking problem, police leaders this week proposed a treatment that involves hiring an alcoholic beverage control officer, creating a "hospitality review board" and giving licensees a role in policing themselves.

October 11, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Wary candidates fear boomerangs in jobless debate

PERRY, Ga. - One Republican highlights the nation's lackluster recovery since the Great Recession. Less than an hour later, another GOP candidate from the same state gets attacked for it.

October 10, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Nunn drops in on Bulloch County Democrats

Stopping in Statesboro 25 days before the votes are counted, U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn reminded local Democrats of her stands for an increase in the minimum wage, for immigration reform and for universal access to prekindergarten.

October 10, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro woman with rare disease finally gets diagnosis

When 35-year-old Bulloch County native Christina Canady stepped off the plane in January, she weighed 66 pounds and didn't know how much longer she would live.

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


Ohoopee Dunes adds trail, boat ramp, parking areas

Educational and recreational improvements at Ohoopee Dunes Wildlife Management Area will be celebrated in a ceremony Tuesday at the WMA, near Swainsboro.

October 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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