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Pollen pains? Here are a few answers

The evidence is all over our vehicles - and in our noses and lungs. We're coughing and sneezing, with watery eyes and stuffy noses, and the culprit is pollen.

April 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Congressman John Barrow coming to Statesboro to speak with military veterans

Congressman John Barrow (D-Savannah) will be in Statesboro on April 10 to hear concerns from military veterans as part of a week long tour across the district.

April 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro City Council to consider towing issue

The Statesboro City Council will discuss a potential ordinance that would regulate wrecker and towing services inside the city limits after reciving reports that some opperators are charging up to $150 for an involuntary tow.

April 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Georgia Southern holds Centennial Celebration

More than a thousand people gathered at Sweetheart Circle Friday for Georgia Southern's Centennial Celebration.

April 15, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Wanna debate? SEB fields one of best teams in state

Southeast Bulloch High School's Forensic Debate team is used to traveling long distances to compete. With no teams within two hours of the Brooklet school, the team is forced to travel to Cairo, Lincolnton and other places throughout the state for matches.

April 15, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Child killed in car accident

A two-year-old child was killed Thursday when a car rear-ended the one in which she was riding.

April 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Locals lap Mill Creek for cause

Mill Creek Regional Park was filled with pink and blue balloons, music and walkers who had gathered to raise money for the March of Dimes Saturday.

April 15, 2007 | By HAYLEY HARRIS hharris@statesboroherald.net | Local




Firefighters working to put out Fort Stewart wildfire

Fort Stewart foresters continued working Friday morning to contain a wildfire in a heavily forested training area on the Army post.

April 14, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Judge lowers bond for suspect in ‘‘Barbie Bandits’’ case

MARIETTA, Ga. - A Cobb County police detective testified Thursday that after allegedly stealing nearly $11,000 in a bank heist, Heather Johnston and Ashley Miller went on a shopping spree, ate a meal, stopped at a salon and even gave money to the homeless before they were caught.

April 13, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


Kappa Delta hosts "War of the Wings"

April 13, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


GSU Botanical Garden spring festival and plant sale to be held Saturday

Celebrate the beautiful spring weather at Georgia Southern Botanical Garden on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Garden's annual spring festival and plant sale.

April 13, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


March of Dimes WalkAmerica to be held Saturday

Organizers are hoping a new date will help attract more people to the March of Dimes WalkAmerica now that it isn't conflicting with other charity events.

April 13, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Corn farmers seek good year. hope for rain soon

With the wet-weather pattern El Nino moving into the drier La Nina pattern, and expected to turn to a neutral weather pattern, the future of Bulloch County's crops is up in the air.

April 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three Sylvania residents arrested for felony shoplifting

Three Sylvania residents were arrested for felony shoplifting after they tried leaving a local retail store with shopping carts filled with merchandise without paying for the items first.

April 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Georgia schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.

June 27, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro slaying suspect charged

Charges have been filed against a man police say shot and killed a man at Morris Heights Apartments Wednesday.

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire destroys Statesboro family’s home

A Statesboro family lost a home Thursday night to a fire that started in the garage.

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Schools budget final — unless subject to future adjustment

The Board of Education gave final approval for the $74.5 million Bulloch County Schools operating budget, then offered informal support for a study of the school system's pay scales to gauge whether raises are needed.

June 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Pulaski Road at bypass to close for 2 months

Pulaski Road east of Veterans Memorial Parkway will close Monday for about two months while Georgia Department of Transportation contractors work to improve the road's drainage and improve the intersection, DOT announced Friday.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro police arrest slaying suspect

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday who they say is suspected of killing a man at Morris Heights Apartments on Wednesday evening.

June 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Convicted felon, gang member arrested

Deputies investigating a bicycle theft held a convicted felon and known gang member at gunpoint after he reached for a pistol in his waistband earlier this week, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


New drive-thru Parker's opens

Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch CRCT results mixed, but eighth grade soars

In their final encounter with the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, Bulloch County students passed at a rate higher than or equal to the state's in half of the grade-level subject areas.

June 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro woman pleads guilty in husband's death

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Katrina Denise Ledford's jury selection is scheduled for Tuesday, and her trial is scheduled for July 8, in the killing of her mother's husband, Michael Anthony Riley. A front-page article Thursday incorrectly stated that those were the dates for another co-defendant in the case.

June 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Francys Johnson to testify on voting rights

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson will testify Wednesday before a Senate committee about the importance of restoring portions of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 24, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Celebrating its 40th, Bulloch County Historical Society also looks forward

"Remember to pay it backwards and live forwards," Bulloch County Historical Society founding member Dr. Del Presley told fellow members and guests at the society's 40th annual meeting.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro City Council fires city manager Frank Parker

Statesboro City Council on Tuesday fired City Manager Frank Parker after he said, during a staff meeting last week, that he sometimes met in private with a quorum of council members - a violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2 Statesboro men arrested on drug charges

Two men suspected of intent to distribute drugs are behind bars after law enforcement agents intercepted a package slated for delivery to their home, authorities said.

June 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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