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GSU’s economic impact: $719 million

Georgia Southern University had an economic impact of more than $719 million on the region during the recently completed fiscal year.

According to a study released Monday by Georgia Southern's Bureau of Business Research and Development (BBRED), the university pumped $719,233,212 into the economies of nine Southeast Georgia counties in 2006-2007.

September 04, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


City, county puzzled by pro-union bill

City of Statesboro leaders are upset with Congressman John Barrow for his support of recently passed legislation they say is unnecessary, may be unconstitutional and would place an undue hardship on local government if it ever does become relevant.

September 04, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


City to consider parking, alcohol ordinance changes

The Statesboro City Council meets today at 6 p.m. to discuss two changes to local ordinances.

September 04, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Statesboro may soon go wireless

For those of you driving around the city looking for a wireless hot spot, your wait may be coming to an end. The city council has hired a consultant to look into the possibility of setting up a wireless network in the city of Statesboro.

September 03, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Pacesetters help jump start United Way campaign

As United Way gears up for the Sept. 18 kickoff, a group known as "pacesetters" is already hard at work mobilizing themselves to make an impact on the community.

September 03, 2007 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


GSU makes U.S. News list of top colleges

The 2008 edition of America's Best Colleges, published by U.S. News and World Report magazine, includes Georgia Southern University in the best national university category for the first time.

September 03, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Boro man, teen charged in armed robbery

A man and a teenager police said robbed a man at gunpoint early Thursday at his hotel room are both behind bars.

September 02, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police investigating death on Bojangles roof

Statesboro Police are investigating the death of a man who collapsed Wednesday while working on the roof of a local fast food restaurant.

September 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Brooklet Peanut Festival packed with activities Saturday

The forecast predicts slightly cooler weather today compared to the triple digits of the past few weeks, but the peanuts will still be hot as the Brooklet Peanut Festival gets underway today.

September 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU students experience X-Treme Air

Dozens of GSU students flocked to the RAC at GSU Thursday night for a chance to experience X-Treme Air.

September 01, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Brooklet-Statesboro stretch of 80 to be named for Dr. Bohler

The stretch of U.S. 80 between Brooklet and Statesboro will be officially known as the Dr. Charles Emory Bohler Highway after a special dedication ceremony held prior to the opening ceremonies of the Brooklet Peanut Festival Saturday.

August 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County commissioners debate increasing share of fire department costs

Bulloch County Commissioners are undecided regarding a proposal from the City of Statesboro to pay for 43 percent of the Statesboro Fire Department budget. City officials said the current percentage paid for providing fire protection to citizens living with a five-mile radius of the city limits - 25 percent - is no longer sufficient.

August 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Alcohol Board takes Woodin Nikel license

The Woodin Nikel is once again at the center of an alcohol controversy in Statesboro. In a 4-2 vote, the Alcohol Control Board decided to revoke the license of the Orient Express' owner Ace Amerson, who also operates the Nikel.

August 31, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Statesboro cracks down on alcohol violations

Statesboro Police officers issued 28 citations for underage possession of alcohol last weekend, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

August 31, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair coming soon; 2007 Fair Book dedicated to Ben Nessmith

With only 52 days until the 46th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, the Statesboro Kiwanis Club officially kicked off the countdown Thursday by dedicating the 2007 Fair Book to long-time club member Ben Nessmith.

August 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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2nd person dies after Highway 119 wreck

A second person has died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Georgia Highway 119, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Hunter Oglesby.

September 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro steps up effort to police underage drinking

Statesboro police and City Hall officials acknowledge that officers have done more compliance checks targeting sales of alcohol to people under age 21 since the Aug. 28 death of Michael Gatto, 18, after a violent encounter at the now closed Rude Rudy's bar.

September 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman, 75, dies after church van is struck in Bulloch County

An elderly woman was killed Friday evening when a man ran a stop sign and crashed into the church van in which she was riding, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Brian Scott.

September 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Alternative school goes full-day, but Bulloch County school board doesn’t buy full plan

Bulloch County's alternative school, Transitions Learning Center, will soon go from half-day sessions to a full day for each student and will get a counselor. But the Board of Education did not back a request to add a certified math teacher for the program.

September 26, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


With rap star Ludacris, Georgia gov. taps unlikely partner

RIVERDALE, Ga. - A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris sharing a stage.

September 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of music icon Ray Charles, to perform in Statesboro

Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of the musical giant and legendary singer and composer Ray Charles, will perform live Saturday at Eastern Heights Baptist Church.

September 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Trinity Episcopal kicks off year of benefit concerts Saturday

Statesboro's Trinity Episcopal Church begins another year of benefit concerts for the local community, with the first concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday

September 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ga. Ports chief: Savannah port can surpass NY

SAVANNAH - Coming off a year of record-smashing growth, Georgia's top ports executive said Thursday he's convinced the Port of Savannah can someday overtake New York as the busiest seaport for containerized cargo on the East Coast.

September 25, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Historical marker celebrates Stilson

STILSON - This southeastern Bulloch County community might be small, but some of its people - including two pioneering women - have left their mark in Bulloch County and beyond.

September 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Vandals strike Nevils cemetery

Vandalism of gravesites in a Nevils-area cemetery have Bulloch County sheriff's investigators seeking the public's help in finding the culprits.

September 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Photo gallery: Flying in the Memphis Belle

September 25, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Eagles begin FBS march

The Georgia Southern football team took the practice fields at Beautiful Eagle Creek Thursday to kick off their first fall camp after officially joining the Sun Belt Conference.

August 04, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Area ballet students sharpen, maintain skills

Under the direction of Statesboro Youth Ballet director Jurijs Safonovs, dance students completed two weeks of rigorous study at the Averitt Center for the Arts Summer Ballet Intensive Friday.

July 28, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


British Soccer Camp: Story and video

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July 15, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT Herald Staff | Local


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