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S. Georgia wildfires have destroyed 55,600 acres

WAYCROSS, Ga. - Firefighters worked Monday to widen fire breaks protecting the small community of Manor from a wildfire that has burned about 55,600 acres over the past week in southeast Georgia.

May 08, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


GSU celebrates Earth Day on Thursday, April 19

May 08, 2007 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | Local


Statesboro Herald earns nine Georgia AP awards

The Statesboro Herald won nine awards in the 2006 Georgia Associated Press Awards contest, including first place in two categories. The awards were announced Saturday in Atlanta during the AP's annual awards luncheon.

May 06, 2007 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


From dusk until dawn

Thousands of luminaries honoring cancer victims lined the track Friday night at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds as people watched survivors make the first lap of the all-night Bulloch County Relay for Life.

May 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Frenzied final day looms as lawmakers consider late proposals

ATLANTA - The frenzied final day of the state's 40-day legislative term began Friday with the threat of a special session hanging over the hubbub of activity at the state Capitol.

May 05, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Wildfires continue to threaten Ga.'s Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge

WAYCROSS, Ga. - Firefighters were making slow progress Thursday against two wildfires that have forced more than 1,000 people from their homes and destroyed 14 houses as they spread over more than 45 square miles of tinder-dry forest in southeast Georgia.

May 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


False alarm rattles Va. Tech campus again

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech students still on edge after the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history got another scare Wednesday morning as police in SWAT gear with weapons drawn swarmed Burruss Hall, which houses the president's office.

The threat of suspicious activity turned out to be unfounded, said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said, and the building was reopened. But students were rattled.

May 04, 2007 | By ADAM GELLER AP National Writer | Local


Drunk burglar rants about Barry Bonds

A Greenwood Avenue couple were frightened when an apparently disgruntled and intoxicated sports fan broke into their home early Wesnesday morning. They hid from him until police came after he threatened to kill them, using profanity, according to incident reports.

May 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


No property tax increase expected

No property tax increases were proposed in Statesboro's fiscal year 2008 budget, but several fees are expected to be slightly higher to help offset the impact of inflation over the past several years.

May 04, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


GSU officials reviewing security measures and policies

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the nation, Georgia Southern University joined the rest of the country in reviewing, upgrading and scrutinizing security measures. While a good security plan was already in place, however, GSU officials reviewed its emergency response plan Tuesday in the wake of Monday's horrific shooting incident at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

May 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man gets life for child molestation

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed sentenced a man Thursday to life in prison, plus 25 years to serve after the man pled guilty to child molestation charges.

May 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three adults and a juvenile being held for cocaine trafficking

A juvenile and three adults from Millen are behind bars after Statesboro Police determined they were involved in illegal narcotic sales, said the department's criminal investigation division commander.

May 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Board of Regents come to Georgia Southern

May 03, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Council approves towing ordinance

The Statesboro City Council narrowly approved an ordinance regulating involuntary towing inside the city limits, but minutes later effectively tabled the ordinance when they tabled the maximum fee able to be charged to tow and wrecker companies.

May 03, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


OTC holds career fair for students and the public

Evans Memorial Hospital has a lot of Ogeechee Technical College students who do internships at the hospital.

May 03, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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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


Southeast Bulloch High English teacher is tops in Bulloch County

Linda Fix, a Southeast Bulloch High School English teacher, was named Bulloch County's top instructor during a brief reception Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


As stock market sinks, investors brace for turbulence

NEW YORK - The stock market had its worst day of the year Thursday, just 24 hours after recording its best.

October 09, 2014 | By KEN SWEET AP Business Writer | Local


Savannah Jaycees look to form Statesboro chapter

The Savannah Jaycees have planned an event for Tuesday that they hope will lead to a new chapter of the civic organization based in Statesboro.

October 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County posts higher SAT scores

Overall, Bulloch County public school students who graduated in 2014 posted slightly higher scores on the SAT college-entrance exam than their counterparts in the Class of 2013, bucking state and national trends.

October 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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