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Commission chairman discusses growth, county issues

He's lived in Bulloch County all his life, but Bulloch County Commissioner Garrett Nevil told Statesboro Kiwanis club members Thursday he has learned a great deal he didn't know about the county since he took office.

February 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Burglary suspects drop wheelchair accomplice

When two men fled from a burglary scene Saturday, they dropped a huge clue: a third suspect.

February 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU students react to VanGorder leaving

Students at Georgia Southern had varying reactions to the news of head football coach Brian VanGorder's departure on Wednesday.

February 03, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | 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.

February 01, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES Herald Intern | Local


Bobcat killed; believed to be same one that attacked last Thursday

Two men killed a bobcat that lunged at a passing vehicle Thursday evening, and believe the oddly-acting animal could be the same one that attacked a man hours earlier only a mile away.

February 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Work on old Bulloch Memorial Hospital put on hold

Bulloch County Commissioners rejected bids received for performing work to transform the remains of the old Bulloch Memorial Hospital into a public service facility because even the lowest bid far exceeded the county's budget.

January 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bernice King urges others to follow MLK's message of peace

Bernice King, daughter of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., challenged people to "Be A King" Tuesday night at Georgia Southern's Performing Arts Center.

January 31, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


DAR Good Citizen

January 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


MLK parade draws crowd

For Chris Howard and his family, Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. parade was more than just a chance to get out and see the bands, floats and other entrants in the annual parade.

January 31, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Overcrowded parking lots cause many safety issues

An overcrowded parking lot can cause numerous safety issues for law enforcement officers and firefighters, public safety officials said Tuesday.

January 31, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Community praises MLK's legacy

In order to truly be united, we need to focus on the things we have in common rather than our differences.

January 31, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Parking tops City Council agenda

The Statesboro City Council will once again consider an amendment aimed at alleviating overcrowding of shopping center parking lots at their meeting Wednesday evening.

January 30, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


County Commission preview

Bulloch County Commissioners will discuss bids for the "old hospital site" this morning in preparation for the site to become the Bulloch County Public Service Center, holding several county offices including Central 911.

January 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


One year later Statesboro recalls uncertainty surrounding hostage standoff

Tuesday, it will have been a year since Statesboro gained national attention for a hostage standoff where a couple believed to have explosives held an attorney against his will in his own Courtland Street office.

January 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bobcat attacks man near Kennedy Pond

A bobcat attacked a man near Kennedy Pond Thursday, and officials believe the animal may have rabies.

January 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team targets drug activity

Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators rounded up 23 suspects within the past month as part of an effort to reduce drug activity in the area.

August 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Figures on Georgia child deaths highlight stubborn problem

ATLANTA - The deaths of children whose families had DFCS involvement rose to 180 in 2013 from 152 the year before, an 18 percent increase, according to a state report released Friday.

August 11, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Nonprofit founder wins Hero award

A Statesboro woman who started a nonprofit organization serving girls in the community has been named a Hometown Hero by Northland Cable.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Team Building and worship'

Almost 800 coaches and high school football players hit the muddy, soggy fields of Georgia Southern University's campus for six days of intense training, both physical and spiritual.

August 10, 2014 | Julie Lavender Herald Writer | Local


As bombs fall over Iraq, old emotions rise in US

It was supposed to be over, America's war in Iraq. So all the old emotions boiled up anew as Americans absorbed the news that U.S. bombs were again striking targets in the nation where the United States led an invasion in 2003, lost almost 4,500 troops in the fight to stabilize and liberate it and then left nearly three years ago.

August 09, 2014 | By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer | Local


Ban on aquifer banking expires

JEKYLL ISLAND - The underground aquifer that coastal Georgia relies on for its main source of drinking water was considered so pristine that state lawmakers 15 years ago declared it off-limits to well drillers looking for a place to stash extra water for use in periods of drought.

August 09, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


GOP’s Perdue, Allen linking opponents to ‘failed policies’

Now the Republican Party's nominees, U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue and U.S. House of Representatives candidate Rick Allen have come out battling against their opponents while making common cause between themselves.

August 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro Scouts make NM trek

Statesboro-based Boy Scouts of America Troop 342, and other Scouts and their leaders from the Coastal Georgia Council, recently went on a life-changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico.

August 09, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County Sheriff's Office searches for man who threatened family

A 38-year-old man left with his wife and two children after threatening to kill the children and himself, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Specialized air company flew Ebola victims to US

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Two weeks ago, Dent M. Thompson, vice president of Phoenix Air, received an interesting phone call while he was on vacation in the mountains of North Carolina.

August 08, 2014 | By ERNIE SUGGS The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local


First United Methodist Church paves the way for future development

The final wall of a motel demolition project came down recently on a South Main Street property next to, and owned by, Statesboro First United Methodist Church, paving the way for future development by the church and simultaneously contributing to the ongoing South Main improvement project.

August 08, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Alcohol merchants getting voice in new Statesboro ordinance

This week, Statesboro City Council heard input from owners and managers of drinking establishments on the new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance now in the works. Council members also suggested forming an alcohol advisory board with license holders as members.

August 08, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Meet Georgia Southern student-athletes at the mall

Join Georgia Southern student-athletes Saturday at the Statesboro Mall and get a chance to win Eagles football tickets.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Evans County Centennial Tribute set for Sunday

The Evans County Centennial Tribute Event, complete with dignitaries, music, historical presentations and a giant Evans County 100th birthday cake, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Joyce NeSmith Auditorium on U.S. Highway 280 in Claxton.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


3 homeless dead in Atlanta TB outbreak

ATLANTA - Three homeless people have died in the tuberculosis outbreak involving Atlanta shelters, public health officials say.

August 08, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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