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Establishments no longer to be fined for violating alcohol ordinance

Some major changes appear to be in store for Statesboro's alcohol ordinance after city officials discovered they were exceeding their powers in punishing violators.

August 06, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Bulloch at loss for how to solve empty public pool problem

It's a typical summer Saturday at Splash in the Boro. The sweet smell of sunscreen mixes with the happy sounds of children speeding down the water slides and the serenity of folks floating around the aquatic park's lazy river.

August 05, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Georgia Potter fanatics flock to midnight book release

MARIETTA, Ga. - Naomi Klein and Shannon Ross weren't taking any chances.

August 05, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS | Local


Harry Potter fans wait the last few hours for the final book's release

Harry Potter fans in Bulloch County and everywhere are filled with anticipation and mixed emotions today as the release date of the seventh and final book is within a few short, but horribly long hours.

August 05, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Woman suing Chris Rock to write book about her life

Saying she wanted to clear up some misconceptions about her, the woman suing Chris Rock to determine if he is the father of her child has agreed to write a book about her life.

August 04, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Social Studies teachers participated in Project BESST at GSU

Seventeen social studies teachers from southeastern Georgia recently participated in a Project BESST workshop at Georgia Southern University.

August 03, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Keep Bulloch Beautiful to open community tool bank

In an effort to make it easier for people to beautify their property, Keep Bulloch Beautiful will be instituting a community tool bank beginning August 1.

August 03, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Man and woman charged for theft and use of bank card

August 02, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three arrested with felony shoplifting from Wal-Mart, one employee included

An ongoing investigation by officials at a local retail store resulted in police charging three, including a store employee, with felony shoplifting Monday.

August 02, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Students set new record numbers for summer 2007 classes at GSU

A record number of students attended summer session classes at Georgia Southern University in 2007 as nearly 1,000 additional students opted to enroll in more than 950 courses offered over the last two months. Final summer statistics show that the record number 8,830 students enrolled for a record number 59,085 credit hours, a 12.7 percent increase in students and 13.3 percent increase in credit hours from the same time period in 2006.

August 01, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


City Council to discuss moving house

Two weeks after tabling the issue, the Statesboro City Council will once again discuss a request to allow an apartment house to be moved from Bulloch Street to Elm Street.

August 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local




City Council votes to deny relocating house

In a move that could potentially open the city to a lawsuit, the Statesboro City Council voted to deny permission for a house to be relocated to Elm Street.

August 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Man arrested for stabbing wife

Officers responding to a call at 4 a.m. Sunday found a woman crawling on the ground near Eagle Walk Apartments on Knight Drive, bleeding from stab wounds. Investigation led to the arrest of her husband, who was intoxicated when officers located him, police said.

August 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU broadcasting students get hands-on experience with professional cameras and broadcasting van

The students in Georgia Southern University Professor Kent Murray's class don't use pencils and paper. Instead, they're working with multi-million dollar equipment.

August 01, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


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Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees' preventive care plans.

March 25, 2014 | MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local


Former NFL coach speaks at Fellowship of Christian Athletes fundraising banquet

The Belle House was filled to capacity with local coaches, players, parents and supporters at last Thursday's Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fundraising Banquet.

March 25, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Search continues for plane off Georgia coast

BRUNSWICK - U.S. Coast Guard crews and others were searching Tuesday for two people who were aboard a small plane that went missing in the St. Simons Island area.

March 25, 2014 | | Local


12th District GOP candidates to hold debates

Georgia Republican Party District 12 Chairman Mike Welsh on Monday announced a series of debates for Republican candidates in Georgia's 12th Congressional District.

March 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gov. Deal, Jemelleh Coes to speak at GSU commencement ceremonies

Georgia Southern University has selected Gov. Nathan Deal and Jemelleh Coes, the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year and Georgia Southern alumna, as the speakers for the 2014 spring commencement ceremonies on May 9 and 10.

March 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cagle to speak at Deen Day Smith Awards

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

March 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Good Scout Banquet honors Richard Morriss

Richard Morriss, Venture Crew adviser for Crew 935 and Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 935 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church for more than 20 years, received the Ed Cone Award at the Good Scout Banquet, held Thursday evening at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.

March 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Riding for recovery

Today at 9:30 a.m. California time, Georgia Southern University graduate Steve Pulley will dip the back tire of his bicycle into the Pacific Ocean in San Diego and set off on a 57-day cycling adventure.

March 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Brooklet will keep police department

BROOKLET - City Council decided not to dissolve the town's police department after all, voting Thursday night to keep the 106-year-old agency as it is.

March 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Ga. lawmakers finish session, head into campaigns

ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia General Assembly are ready to begin their campaigns for another term, fresh off a legislative session highlighted by scads of campaign-friendly maneuvers.

March 21, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Brooklet council votes to keep police department

During a meeting Thursday evening, Brooklet City Council members voted to keep the city's police department.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Drive-thru beer and wine fails to reach a vote

An ordinance amendment to allow drive-thru sales of closed-container beer and wine in Statesboro failed to get a motion for final approval from City Council this week.

March 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Marker notes cemetery, mill, Irishness

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Because of a typographical error, a front-page article Thursday about a historical marker honoring the Rigdon Cemetery and Rigdon's Mill twice misspelled the Rigdon family name. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

March 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Johnson, Ga. NAACP vow more action after Capitol arrests

After being arrested as part of a demonstration against the state's refusal to expand Medicaid coverage to uninsured Georgians this week, the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, a Statesboro lawyer and the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, vowed to continue fighting on behalf of the poor, workers, voting rights and public education.

March 20, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


iGot campaign brings in $311,183

Ogeechee Technical College officials, community leaders and volunteers celebrated another successful iGot (I Give to Ogeechee Tech) fundraising campaign Thursday afternoon.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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