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Fans gather to watch Eagles spring training

While players and coaches for Georgia Southern's football team were eager to get back onto the field for spring practice, there's another group of people who were equally excited to see the team back on the field.

April 08, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Bulloch animal shelter part of anti-gassing court case

A hearing today will help determine whether a handful of animal shelters in Georgia will be able to continue using carbon monoxide gas chambers as a method of euthanasia.

April 07, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sykes to perform at Georgia Southern Saturday

Comedienne Wanda Sykes, who has appeared in such films as "Monster-In-Law" and "My Super Ex-Girlfriend," will be bringing her stand up comedy act to Statesboro Saturday evening.

April 07, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Emley family to serve as ambassador family for March of Dimes WalkAmerica

Amanda and William Emley were like any other expectant parents, meaning they were anxious, nervous and excited all at the same time.

April 06, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Boro Snapshot

Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.

April 06, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Local vets see few cases due to pet food recall

While local veterinarians and pet food retailers said they have fielded numerous phone calls regarding a massive pet food recall, only one veterinarian reported a suspected case of illness possibly related to tainted pet food.

April 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police ID armed robbery suspect; seek public's help

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a Statesboro convenience store March 6 and hope citizens will come forward with information regarding the suspect's location.

April 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Savannah Ave. reopened Wednesday

After several months of construction, Savannah Avenue was reopened Wednesday following the realignment of the street's intersection with Highway 80.

April 05, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Three Bryan County High students killed in vehicle wreck

Three Bryan County High School students are dead and one remains in critical condition after a Wednesday morning crash near Warnell Curve on Ga. 119.

April 05, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Council approves naming road

The new road being constructed from the campus of Statesboro High School to Highway 80 now has a name.

April 05, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Bill Cheshire named Kiwanian of the Year

Long-time Statesboro Kiwanis Club past president Bill Cheshire was honored recently during the club's 47th anniversary celebration. Club peers named Cheshire Kiwanian of the Year for 2007.

April 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Jenkins County woman pleads guilty to murder

A Jenkins County woman pled guilty Friday to killing her husband and agreed to testify for the state against a man investigators say was also involved.

April 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Swing into Spring to be held Friday

The annual parade of athletes followed by a fireworks display will kick off the recreation department's baseball and softball season Friday night at Mill Creek Park. The event, now in its sixth year, will also include music, exhibition games, tattoo art, balloons as well as the traditional first pitch of the season and comments from local dignitaries.

April 04, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


A Reason for Hope

Cancer survivors at the 14th Annual Relay for Life Survivor Dinner Monday applauded Dr. Jeff Boyd when he told them there definitely is hope for a cure.

April 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Foundation for Public Education nears monetary goal

The Foundation for Public School Education in Bulloch County has swiftly neared its goal in this year's Campaign for Academic Excellence, and expectations are that the amount of $40,000 will be met, if not exceeded.

April 04, 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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