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GSU's Southern Pride marks 25 years

About 200 men and women stood in the blazing sun, dripping sweat, fighting gnats and sunburn, and all the while playing dynamic music or spinning flags, rifles and batons.

August 28, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Peanut Festival starts Saturday

It will be a hot time in the city Saturday as the Brooklet Peanut Festival gets underway, but the heat won't keep the fun at bay as a foot race, a parade and lots of peanuts lure visitors into the sun.

August 28, 2007 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch BOE buys 9 school buses

The Bulloch Board of Education voted unanimously last week during its regular meeting to purchase seven 72-passenger school buses and two buses for Special Education. Each 72-passenger bus costs $77,768, and the Special Ed buses cost $78,890 each . All of the buses will be air conditioned.

August 27, 2007 | By PAT HOMER phomer@statesboroherald.net | Local


More than 2,600 GSU students at'Operation Move In'

As Jean Williams stood in in the RAC on Georgia Southern's campus waiting for her son to check in, she had a mixture of emotions.

August 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


BUILD project lays foundation for Georgia Southern’s latest group of future leaders

Chris Morris couldn't wait to get to college. The freshman from Snellville was so anxious to leave his home and get to school that he signed up for Project BUILD, a week-long leadership training program for new students, which started the week before classes.

August 26, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Georgia Southern reaches milestones

Georgia Southern could see record enrollment this year as the school may crack the 17,000 student mark for the 2007-2008 academic year.

August 25, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Heat wave hits hard; how to avoid heat exhaustion

Forecasts for the remainder of the week reflect what we already know - it's hot, and getting hotter. As the temperatures soar, experts warn people about the heat - and the heat index.

August 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Heat index levels may affect outdoor practices

With heat indexes in the neighborhood of 115 degrees for the past few days, Bulloch County school administrators are keeping watch over all outdoor practices. And, if the heat doesn't let up, officials may consider moving practices for football, cross country, band and all other outdoor activities to the evening

August 25, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


Waters along S.C. beach reopen after possible shark attack

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. - A man and a 9-year-old boy bitten hours apart while swimming along a South Carolina beach likely suffered shark bites, a marine biologist said Friday.

August 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Woman injured when fleeing state troopers charged with several traffic offenses

A woman fleeing state troopers was charged with several traffic offenses after running a stop sign and crashing into an 18-wheeler.

August 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


AP ENTERPRISE: Tainted toothpaste followed unchecked route

ATLANTA - Each week, prison guards brought Sherri Painter a fresh tube of SpringFresh toothpaste. She was OK with the spearmint taste, plus it was good at removing stains and cleaning shoes.

August 24, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE and AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Local


SHS suffers from limited air conditioning during sweltering heat wave

During the hottest week so far this year, Statesboro High School students have had to deal with limited air conditioning. Oscillating fans and bottled water helped students keep their cool as the school's cooling system struggled under the heat wave, working at only 75 percent capacity due to calcification buildup in water pipes.

August 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Massive steel beams for 9/11 memorial arrive at Savannah port

SAVANNAH - The steel beams shipped from overseas for use in construction of the 9/11 memorial in New York are so massive that a flatbed tractor-trailer can only carry one at a time.

August 24, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


About 300 people from camp asked to take meningitis antibiotic

SAVANNAH - About 270 children and 30 adults have been asked to take an antibiotic that helps prevent bacterial meningitis after attending a summer day camp with a child likely suffering from the infection.

August 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Woman injured in crash during high speed chase

A woman was injured Thursday in a crash that occurred while she was fleeing from a Georgia State Patrol trooper, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper D. H. Averitt.

August 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Lottie Olliff Johnson remembered as Statesboro innovator, entrepreneur

In less than a month, Mrs. Lottie Olliff Johnson would have celebrated her 90th birthday. And what a party it most likely would have been.

January 14, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Fourth man sought for selling stolen goods in Bulloch County

Recent undercover work by the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team led to the recovery of about $50,000 worth of stolen property.

January 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Arlo Guthrie to perform full set at Georgia Southern

Arlo Guthrie is set to perform Jan. 30 at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center.

January 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern MLK Celebration speaker rescheduled

The 2015 MLK Celebration speaker Michele Norris, the first African-American female host for NPR, has been postponed until next month.

January 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia executes man for killing a deputy in traffic stop

JACKSON - A man who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy who stopped him for speeding on a Georgia interstate was put to death Tuesday for the 1998 killing, which was captured on the patrol car's video camera.

January 13, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Ga. leaders united on transportation action

ATLANTA - Georgia's top leaders were united on Tuesday: Something must be done this year to pay for the state's transportation needs.

January 13, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


New Brooklet police chief brings experience

A man with more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement will take the reins next week as Brooklet's new police chief.

January 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern announces $8,000 state grant

Georgia Southern University has received an $8,000 grant through the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program. The program educates students about the dangers of alcohol abuse, underage drinking and impaired driving.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Legendary Second City comedy troupe to visit Statesboro

Chicago's legendary sketch and improvisational troupe will bring its zany brand of comedy to the Emma Kelly Theater on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro mother seeks answers about son’s death

In May, Elizabeth Lipsey reported her adult son missing. Statesboro police opened an investigation, but no clues as to Victor Sweet's location arose, until his remains were discovered in a shallow grave in Jenkins County two weeks ago.

January 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Making prom season one of giving, as well

Even though proms are still months away, spending for some local teens has already kicked into high gear. From purchasing designer gowns to reserving oversized limos, prom spending has risen dramatically in recent years, even during a struggling economy.

January 12, 2015 | | Local


Georgia Southern online business programs earn top rankings

Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration online programs were ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best online programs for 2015.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Willingway Hospital celebrates Employee of the Year for 2014

In a longstanding company tradition, Willingway Hospital awarded John Williamson, certified addiction counselor, Level II, the 2014 Employee of the Year designation during its annual staff Christmas party.

January 11, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Brooklet officer fired after security, identity breach

A former Brooklet police officer fired for sharing information about candidates for the town's police chief position said he was terminated unfairly and improperly, but the Brooklet city councilman who supervises the police department says the officer was fired for breaking privacy laws.

January 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Habitat for Humanity making its homes a part of the neighborhood

In the year that Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County expects to start construction of its 50th home, the nonprofit group is headed in some new directions.

January 10, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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