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Yard sale proceeds to offset cancer victim’s medical, funeral costs

Organizers are hoping to raise more than $5,000 to help offset the medical and funeral expenses of a local 24-year-old newlywed.

September 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Gas prices soar Friday in anticipation of Ike

Gas stations were like madhouses Friday as area drivers rushed to the pumps in fear of being left without gas or just trying to fill up before the prices skyrocket further.

September 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Chicken dinner fundraiser benefits local cancer victim

What do you get when you combine a community of caring people, countless volunteers and 2,000 chickens?

September 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Patriot's Day; The Phil & Jake Show: First Friday

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, September 12, 2008

September 27, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Jean Russell, wife of Erk, dies

Jean Russell, beloved wife of the late Erk Russell, passed away Thursday at her home in LaGrange. After living in Statesboro for more than 25 years, Russell moved to LaGrange in April to be closer to her family.

September 26, 2008 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Artist Patricia Carter; Patrick & Majid Studio Performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 26, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Day for Southern; Adult Literacy

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, September 10, 2008

September 25, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Michael Guido in hospital after fall

Dr. Michael Guido, famed evangelist known for his "Seeds from the Sower" ministry, was hospitalized Wednesday after a fall at his home in Metter. According to Guido Ministries staff members, Guido, in his 90's, broke no bones, but a CAT scan revealed he "bumped his head when he fell and was bleeding on the brain."

September 25, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Local woman asks to be arrested to have a place to stay, sleep

A Statesboro woman wanted to go to jail so badly she aggravated a deputy until he found a reason to place her behind bars.

September 25, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'The Capitol Steps' to kick off PAC's 6th season Tuesday

Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center opens its sixth season Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by a group of humorous political commentators called "The Capitol Steps."

September 25, 2008 | Sepcial to the Herald | Local


Local restaurant owners unhappy with proposed alcohol changes

Statesboro restaurant owners were surprised to learn the city's Alcohol Control Board proposed Tuesday raising the food percentage requirement to 60 percent for restaurants that serve alcohol. According to a plan proposed by the board, any restaurant that falls below 60 percent in food sales in its quarterly alcohol ordinance compliance report would be reclassified as a bar and would be prohibited from allowing anyone under 21 in their establishment – at any time.

September 25, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


'A Day for Southern' raises more than $1.4 million

Yet again, Statesboro and Bulloch County proved the community has a "can-do and will-do" personality by breaking the record for the "A Day For Southern" campaign.

September 24, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local briefs: Motorcycle accident, drug related shooting

Police: Drug dealer fires shots, injures woman in car

September 24, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Anderson: Three arrested on auto entering, drug charges

Three men are behind bars after Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies found them with several items that had been reported stolen in automobile break-ins, said Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

September 24, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City officials agree to support Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants

Sunday alcohol sales at Statesboro restaurants is back on the table after the Alcohol Control Board voted to recommend city council members call for voters to decide the issue. A possible catch? All restaurants seeking to serve booze on Sunday would need to prove at least 75 percent of its gross sales come from food.

September 24, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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Statesboro's First Friday: Hungry Games for the Arts

As the holidays approach, it is time to embrace the season of giving and togetherness.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Evans County celebrates century of agriculture

From grinding sugarcane for syrup to the use of drones in farming, Evans County this Friday and Saturday will celebrate the role that agriculture has played in the county's first 100 years.

November 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch’s Johnson falls to Hudgens in insurance commissioner race

Bulloch County resident Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson fell short in her bid to become Georgia's insurance commissioner.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro voters OK Redevelopment Powers Law

Statesboro's Redevelopment Powers Law easily passed, according to unofficial election results released Tuesday night.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Georgia executive Perdue beats Nunn in Senate race

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has kept Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat in GOP hands, beating his Democratic challenger on the strength of white voters in the reliably Republican state.

November 04, 2014 | | Local


Republican Gov. Nathan Deal wins re-election

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal eked out a re-election victory Tuesday after a bruising campaign, defeating Democrat Jason Carter despite shifting demographics in the Republican stronghold of Georgia and the family pedigree of his opponent.

November 04, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


US Rep. Barrow loses to GOP challenger

SAVANNAH - After a decade in Congress largely spent distancing himself from his own Democratic Party, U.S. Rep. John Barrow was defeated Tuesday by a Republican who told voters the congressman's claims of bipartisan independence were the words of a two-faced politician.

November 04, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro City Council suspends 2 alcohol licenses

Two Statesboro businesses had their alcohol licenses suspended for three days because of twice selling alcohol to an underage person.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch County store proprietor faces peeping Tom charge

The proprietor of a local convenience store was charged Monday with being a peeping Tom after an employee said she found evidence he was spying on her in the bathroom.

November 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Election Day: From US Senate to special city of Statesboro question

The only truly local election Tuesday gets its own ballot.

November 03, 2014 | From wire and staff reports | Local


Francys Johnson receives limited-edition artwork

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, recently accepted a limited-edition poster painted by Beverly Buchanan, an award-winning, highly celebrated artist.

November 03, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Experts attempt to predict number of US Ebola cases

STANFORD, Calif. - Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year's end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease.

November 01, 2014 | By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer | Local


GAE head: ‘Flexibility’ an excuse

"Flexibility options" that exempt school systems from class-size limits, teacher pay scales and teacher certification requirements are generally not a good thing, Georgia Association of Educators President Dr. Sid Chapman told the Statesboro Herald.

November 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Carter, Deal travel state in final bid

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - The candidates for Georgia governor campaigned in separate areas of the state on Saturday, with both Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and Democrat Jason Carter counting on support from big names in a final push to Tuesday's election.

November 01, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


‘Raise the Woof’

The Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County is hosting a standup comedy show fundraiser on Friday at the Russell Union Ballroom at Georgia Southern University. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door.

October 31, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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