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Reading to Rover at the Statesboro library makes reading fun for children

A "Reading to Rover" session was held at the Statesboro Regional Library Tuesday. The session was done in conjunction with members of Pawsitive Connections, a new therapy dog group in Statesboro. The program is designed to encourage children ages six and older to read and learn about therapy dogs. The summer program will end on Tuesday, July 17, but will continue in the fall as an evening program.

July 19, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Crowd swarms Mill Creek to enjoy Firecracker Fest

Thousands made the trip to Mill Creek Regional Park Wednesday to celebrate the Fourth of July at the annual Firecracker Fest. A breeze blew over the myriad of events - a frog jumping contest, a Subway sandwich eating contest, demonstrations - that took place throughout the day. As the day came to a close, people rushed to stake claim of the best spots to watch the fireworks. Thunderous and brilliant, the pyrotechnics lit up the sky over people in chairs, in truck beds and on blankets. For more photos of Fourth of July events, see Sunday's Lifestyles section.

July 19, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Search for man missing since Saturday continues

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators and family members of a missing mentally challenged man hope citizens can help them find 41-year-old Quient Garbett.

July 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Pipe bombs found in Candler

Teenagers plundering an abandoned house in Candler County found a handful of pipe bombs, and charges are pending in the case, said Candler County Sheriff's Investigator Melvin Ivey.

July 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A reminder for the Fourth: Sparklers do not go 'boom'

Hosting your own fireworks show in your back yard may be tempting, but is it worth Regoing to jail?

July 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


One man dead, another airlifted to Savannah after truck struck tree and caught fire

One man was killed and another airlifted to Savannah Monday after a single-vehicle accident on Brooklet-Leefield Road where a truck caught fire after overturning and striking a tree.

July 18, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City council will hold public hearing in August about proposed front yard parking

The Statesboro City Council will hold a public hearing at their first meeting in August to allow pubic comments on its proposed restrictions on front yard parking.

July 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Judge remains critical a week after beating at law office

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A 74-year-old judge remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday, a week after he was found severely beaten inside his law office in Jesup.

July 18, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Mill Creek to hold July 4th activities and fireworks show

Fun, games and a dazzling fireworks display are all scheduled for the annual Firecracker Fest on Wednesday at Mill Creek Regional Park beginning at 4 p.m.

July 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Police: Residents shouldn't be alarmed by manila envelopes discovered this weekend

People who found strange-looking manila envelopes on their porches or elsewhere on their property over the weekend shouldn't be alarmed, police said. The suspicious packages many victims reported finding were only "rambling documents" from a man disgruntled with the government.

July 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City to hold annual tax sale today

In its continuing efforts to collect as much as possible of the taxes levied, Statesboro's annual tax sale will be this morning beginning at 10 a.m. on the porch of city hall.

July 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Holiday travellers choosing cruises, beach trips to celebrate Fourth

More than 41 million Americans, including nearly 1.2 million Georgians, will be traveling somewhere for this Fourth of July holiday, according to information from AAA. That total represents a modest 0.8 percent increase from last year, but for the southeast, it's only a 0.4 percent increase.

July 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Front yard parking to be addressed at City Council meeting today

Front yard parking is back on the city's agenda as the council will discuss a new proposed ordinance and call for a public hearing on the new proposal.

July 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Learning to write, writing to learn

The Summer Institute of the Georgia Southern Writing Project came to a close with an open house and banquet for Fellows and potential Fellows on Friday. The GSWP is one of 197 National Writing Project sites in the United States.

July 17, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


Severe thunderstorm rolls over Bulloch County Saturday afternoon

A violent storm swept through Statesboro Saturday evening, toppling trees, causing power outages and scattering sparklers across a local retail store parking lot.

July 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Photo gallery: Downtown Holiday Celebration

Images from the 2014 downtown Statesboro Holiday Celebration

December 06, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Lynda Williamson named Chamber Business Leader of the Year for 2014

The Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce honored as its 2014 Business Leader of the Year, posthumously, Lynda Brannen Williamson, who in her final months created a charitable foundation to help young women "live like Lynda," combining leadership with service.

December 05, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Scare temporarily disrupts part of Georgia Southern University campus

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Tuesday's print edition. The male graduate student who wore a mask to the old biology building Friday morning, prompting Georgia Southern University police to close that building and two connected ones in response to what they termed a "suspicious person" who presented a "credible threat," could still face the possibility of criminal charges. Because of a reporting error, a front-page article Saturday incorrectly said the student would not be charged. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

December 05, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON and JASON WERMERS hbragg@statesboroherald.com and jwermers@statesboroherald.com | Local


Improper city meetings?

The 48-page report by attorney Tom A. Peterson IV from his investigation into whether a majority of Statesboro City Council members privately met with former City Manager Frank Parker in violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act reveals no undisputed smoking gun that this occurred.

December 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Musket, cannon fire mark Sherman’s March

On Dec. 4, 1864, Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea was in full swing.

December 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Ground broken for new GSU student health center

If construction stays on schedule, one year from now, Georgia Southern University students will get on-campus care in a new Health Center with three times as many exam rooms as the current clinic.

December 03, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Former Statesboro High principal’s trial to begin in January

Former Statesboro High School Principal Dr. Martin "Marty" Waters, charged with failure to report child abuse, will face trial in early January.

December 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Michele Norris to Speak at Georgia Southern MLK Celebration

Michele Norris, the first African-American female host for NPR, will be the featured speaker at Georgia Southern University's 2015 MLK Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive.

December 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern University’s Doctor of Psychology program accredited

The American Psychological Association's Council on Accreditation has formally accredited Georgia Southern University's Doctor of Psychology program in clinical psychology, the university announced Wednesday.

December 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro police to conduct alcohol compliance checks

The Statesboro Police Department announced Wednesday that it will conduct compliance checks of businesses licensed to sell alcohol this month.

December 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern University officials speak up as Statesboro wades back into bars vs. restaurants

As Statesboro City Council talked Tuesday about definitions of bars versus restaurants - and whether bars could make money as music venues if the minimum age to enter a bar were 21 - Georgia Southern University Dean of Students Patrice Buckner Jackson spoke up.

December 02, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Photo gallery: March on Statesboro

Peaceful protesters walk from Georgia Southern to Bulloch courthouse, call for unity, equal rights.

December 02, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Statesboro’s ‘skirmish’ with Union soldiers remembered

Cannon fire will be heard around 3 p.m. Thursday as members of the Bulloch County Historical Society and other history enthusiasts conduct a ceremony commemorating the 150th anniversary of Gen. William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea" through Statesboro.

December 02, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Get ready for a big First Friday in downtown Statesboro

This month's First Friday promises to be the biggest of the year.

December 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


East Georgia State College-to-Georgia Southern University bus route adds Ogeechee Tech stop

Ogeechee Technical College President Dr. Dawn Cartee of Ogeechee Technical College and East Georgia State College President Bob Boehmer recently further solidified the partnership of the two institutions by signing an agreement to share bus transportation for their students.

December 02, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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