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Don’t toss that old computer!

In an effort to reduce the amount of dangerous elements found in electronic equipment making its way to landfills, Keep Bulloch Beautiful will be hosting an electronics recycling event on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30.

July 01, 2007 | Luke Martin | Local


Herald advertising department earns 12 GPA awards

The Statesboro Herald's advertising department won 12 awards at the 2007 Georgia Press Association's Advertising Conference held recently in North Georgia.

July 01, 2007 | | Local


Herald news department wins 19 GPA contest awards

The Statesboro Herald earned 19 awards Friday during the Georgia Press Association's annual awards banquet in Savannah.

July 01, 2007 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Public facilities: If budget is cut, number of services will decline

Faced with two options - raise taxes or slash services - Bulloch County Commissioners asked department heads Thursday what would happen if their budget was cut by 10 or 20 percent.

July 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Roundabout on West Gentilly makes intersection safer

When Statesboro city engineers began work on adding a center lane on West Gentilly leading to its intersection of Highway 67, they realized it would be a good time to look at the intersection of West Gentilly, O'Neal Drive and Bland Avenue.

June 29, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Weather service says no tornado in Bulloch

It's a tornado! It's a funnel cloud! No, it's "strong, straight-lined winds."

June 29, 2007 | By KATHERINE ANDERSON Herald Intern | Local


Man arrested for taking 'substantial amount' of money from South Main Street residence

Statesboro Police arrested a man Tuesday they said entered a South Main Street residence through a window and took a "large amount of money." Capt. L. C. Williams said David Frederick McGill,34, Parker Apartments, is charged with burglary after evidence collected during an investigation by Det. Terry Briley indicated he was connected to the crime. When McGill was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, officers discovered he was also wanted on a probation warrant, Williams said. A "substantial amount" of the money was recovered and returned to the victim, he said.

June 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Project ASPIRES at Georgia Southern addresses need for more math and science majors

A report issued recently by the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) estimates that American elementary and secondary schools will need 280,000 new science and math teachers between now and 2015. A recent government-commissioned study concluded that the United States' advantage in science and technology has begun to disappear because fewer people are choosing college majors in these areas.

June 29, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Boro Snapshot - Paris Hilton

Boro Snapshot is taped on Monday afternoons between 4:30 and 6. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

June 29, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


88-year-old Newington man arrested for growing 71 marijuana plants

An 88-year-old Newington man was jailed on drug charges after authorities found 71 marijuana plants they said he was growing in Screven County.

June 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro man believed to be dead after boating accident still not found

The search is ongoing for a Statesboro man believed to have been killed Saturday night in a boating accident in Lake Sinclair. Searchers were still looking Wednesday evening for Chris Thompson, 25, whose father-in-law Steven Lewis, 50, Adrian, was killed in the accident.

June 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Black bear in Bulloch struck by car

A young male black bear struck by a vehicle on Langston Chapel Road Friday night died from its injuries, and authorities say the animal was likely just passing through the area in search of another bear population.

June 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


ATM stolen from TimeSaver number 9

June 27, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


No property tax increase for Statesboro residents; no public attended city budget meeting

Statesboro City Manager George Wood reiterated the fact that there will not be a property tax increase for residents of Statesboro at a public hearing on the city's budget Tuesday afternoon.

June 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Police searching for two men for robbing Sonic Drive-In

Police are searching for two men who were able to steal an undisclosed amount of money from a drive-in restaurant early Tuesday morning.

June 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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Breastfeeding still too low in Georgia, report says

Georgia still lags behind the national averages on infant breastfeeding rates, a newly released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report card shows.

August 05, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Guyton police investigate gunfire exchange

GUYTON - Police officers still are chasing leads and trying to find who was responsible for a Saturday morning shootout.

August 05, 2014 | By PATRICK DONAHUE Effingham Herald | Local


US government had role in Ebola drug given aid workers

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.

August 04, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Local


Bulloch County’s advertised tax hike nonexistent, for most people

Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch is recommending that the Board of Commissioners not roll back its millage rate and so is issuing a notice, to comply with the Georgia Taxpayer Bill of Rights, of a pending 1 percent property tax increase.

August 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Traffic light slated for Burkhalter and US 80

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. The estimated cost of a project to install traffic lights at the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 East and Burkhalter Road is just under $1 million. An incorrect amount was listed in a news brief on page 5 Tuesday. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

August 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Son: Mother's Ebola should spark push for cure

ATLANTA - Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.

August 04, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press | 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


US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

ATLANTA - A second American missionary stricken with Ebola is expected to fly Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.

August 03, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and KRISTA LARSON Associated Press | Local


Statesboro's alcohol ordinance back on tap for Tuesday

This time, Statesboro City Council has specifically invited people who sell alcoholic beverages to discuss the proposed replacement of the city's alcohol law.

August 03, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Leaked memo ensures attacks

ATLANTA - The first outside political group has already started to hammer Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn using her leaked campaign plan that detailed her strategy and discussed her potential weaknesses as an Atlanta nonprofit executive seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate.

August 02, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

ATLANTA - An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday, landing at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country, officials say.

August 02, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | 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

(Click on the bottom right-hand corner to view video full-screen)

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


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