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Council expected to approve towing ordinance changes

The Statesboro City Council is expected to approved an ordinance regulating involuntary towing inside the city limits, including setting a maximum fee of $70 for a vehicle being towed without the owners consent.

April 30, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Children use old cell phones to prank call 911

Old cellular phones that no longer have service may seem to be harmless toys for children, but they can also be a problem for 911 dispatchers.

April 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU ArtsFest '07 – Art lovers, kids swarm celebration

Gnats and humidity couldn't stop area residents from swarming Sweetheart Circle on the campus of Georgia Southern University Saturday for the 25th annual ArtsFest celebration.

April 29, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Molester, parents plead not guilty in slaying of 6-year-old boy

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A convicted child molester and his parents pleaded not guilty Friday to charges they kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered a 6-year-old boy whose body was found last month wrapped in a trash bag and dumped by a roadside.

April 28, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Ga. slavery apology sponsors suggest proposal might have to wait

ATLANTA - The leader of Georgia's black lawmakers group said Friday that a push in the Legislature to apologize for the state's role in slavery may be dead for the year.

April 28, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


Former pastor sentenced for child molestation

A judge sentenced the former pastor of Leefield Baptist Church to 75 years, 25 to serve, for child molestation Wednesday.

April 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Gassing as means of euthanasia will no longer be used in Bulloch

Gassing by carbon monoxide as a means of euthanasia will now only be used in extreme cases at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter, said Bulloch County staff attorney Jeff Akins.

April 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Honest man returns lost bank bag containing hundreds in cash

One man's honesty made another man's day Tuesday when Jim Williams returned something Bill Nash lost.

April 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three charged for shoplifting lawnmower

What can you do with a riding lawn mower and three sets of Egyptian cotton sheets? That's what police want to know after arresting three suspects Monday for taking the items without paying.

April 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two men arrested for aggravated assault after drive-by-shooting

A drive-by shooting Monday didn't result in injury, but did cause two men to find themselves behind bars on felony aggravated assault charges.

April 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Power Team spreads message in Statesboro

Ripping apart a phone book, breaking police hand cuffs and rolling a frying pan into the shape of a burrito may not seem like the work of God, but for members of the Power Team, it's just that.

April 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Bulloch woman says she will move Chris Rock suit to New York

The lawsuit filed by a Bulloch County woman against actor and comedian Chris Rock claiming he is the father of her child will be withdrawn and filed in New York.

April 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Kathryn Grube named Herald Humanitarian of the Year

Kathryn Grube was emotional and surprised Tuesday night upon learning she was the 2007 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year. Grube was honored during the 19th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala, hosted by the Statesboro Herald and other sponsors.

April 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Moe's being sold

Atlanta-based Raving Brands has entered into an agreement to sell its Tex-Mex chain, Moe's Southwest Grill LLC, to Focus Brands, operator of Carvel and Cinnabon shops. Raving Brands said a definitive agreement was signed this past weekend with Focus Brands.

April 27, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Local


19th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Award recipients

The 19th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala Tuesday night spotlighted 25 area citizens who are known for their compassion, dedication to helping others and tireless giving.

April 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Georgia Southern to host American cartoonist and featured TED Talks speaker

Georgia Southern University's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will host Scott McCloud, cartoonist and comic book theorist, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in room 1115 of the College of Education.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Emerging disease confirmed in wild Bulloch County snake

A disease that some scientists have compared to the illness killing bats by the millions has been documented in a wild snake in Georgia.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


PBS show to highlight Georgia Southern at Camp Lawton tonight

In 2012, the PBS show "Time Team America" tracked the adventures of Georgia Southern University archeologists and students at Camp Lawton, a Civil War POW camp in Millen, as they uncovered buried secrets using the latest technology and decades of expertise. The episode will premiere tonight at 9 on PBS.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro 'hit style' murder trial scheduled for September

A Bulloch County judge denied a motion Monday to continue the trial of a man accused of orchestrating a "hit-style" murder while he was in prison.

August 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro's open meetings investigation has called on 30-plus people

The investigation into whether former City Manager Frank Parker and members of Statesboro City Council sometimes met privately in violation of the Open Meetings Act involved interviews and phone calls with more than 30 local people by the end of July.

August 25, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


East Georgia State College, Ogeechee Technical College sign transfer agreement

Ogeechee Technical College and East Georgia State College have signed a formal articulation agreement, allowing credits to transfer between the two colleges.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern online MBA program is top 30 in the nation

Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration Online Master of Business Administration program has been named one of the nation's Top 30 Best Online MBA Programs by BestColleges.com.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man charged with making bomb threats

A man was arrested and charged with making bomb threats against two apartment complexes Monday, police said.

August 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Parker claims status as city whistleblower

In a notice of intent to file a claim against the city of Statesboro, former City Manager Frank Parker asked for more than $250,000 in damages and asserted that he was protected by the state Whistleblower Act for statements that led to his June 24 firing.

August 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Willow Hill School to celebrate anniversary

The Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Willow Hill School and 60th anniversary of the existing building with activities beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

August 23, 2014 | | Local


Barrow, Allen both target Obama in early TV ads

SAVANNAH - Rather than take shots at each other, Democratic Rep. John Barrow and the Republican running for his east Georgia congressional seat have rolled out early campaign ads taking aim at the same target: President Barack Obama.

August 23, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Bulloch homicide rate up in 2014

Already this year, there have been more slayings in Statesboro and Bulloch County combined than were reported annually over the past three years.

August 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | 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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