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Earth Hour set for 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday

Between 8 and 9 p.m. Saturday, the City of Statesboro will participate in Earth Hour, along with 23 cities and about 7,600 businesses worldwide.

April 11, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


GSP trooper injured in chase after suspect flees road block

A Georgia State Patrol trooper was injured Wednesday afternoon when he gave chase to a man fleeing from a road block.

April 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local cup stacking champ to compete for world title

What is sport stacking, anyway?

April 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - March 26, 2008

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, March 26, 2008

April 10, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Saxby Chambliss visits the Statesboro Herald

Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss stopped by the Statesboro Herald to introduce his senatorial campaign to the voters of Statesboro. During the conservation, he touched on a number of subjects ranging from energy independence to agricultural subsidies to the upcoming election.

April 10, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Raybon Anderson named Herald Humanitarian of the Year

Statesboro leader Raybon Anderson was humble in his acceptance of the 2008 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year Award Tuesday night at the 20th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

April 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Five area citizens recognized for lifetime achievements at Deen Day Smith

Five area citizens were recognized during Tuesday's 20th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards for lifetime achievement. Helen Rosengart, Willie Pearl Clark, Earl Dabbs, Kathryn Olliff and William Robert "Dub" Lovett were each presented with crystal loving cups during the invitation-only gala, held at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith Lane Continuing Education Building.

April 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro launches today - a new kind of news

We're starting something a little different today on statesboroherald.com.

April 09, 2008 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Swearingen urges volunteering, community efforts in Deen Day Smith speech

Carl E. Swearingen likened local volunteers to butterflies as he spoke to the crowd at the 20th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala Tuesday night at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith Lane Continuing Education Building.

April 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


About 50 bankers gather in Statesboro for bank symposium

About 50 bankers and financial professionals from southeast Georgia converged on Forest Heights County Club last week to attend the Community Bank Symposium.

April 09, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Second sister arrested in arson case

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators arrested the second of two sisters Thursday they said were involved in an arson and insurance scam.

April 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro woman charged in pharmacy theft

Statesboro Police arrested a woman Monday they said was involved in an internal theft at a local pharmacy for about four years.

April 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


East Bypass traffic to be rerouted Wednesday

Expect some minor traffic delays on the east side of the Statesboro Bypass Wednesday as the Georgia Department of Transportation prepares to temporarily shift traffic onto the newly constructed lanes. Traffic lines were added to the new lanes just two weeks ago in anticipation of the move.

April 08, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Police: Portal man shoots home, sets it on fire

A Portal man first fired upon his home with a shotgun Saturday, then set it on fire, investigators said.

April 08, 2008 | | Local


Ellis Wood crew helps Effingham cleanup

A convoy of more than 100 Bulloch County volunteers traveled Saturday to Effingham County, joining others from across Southeast Georgia to help residents recover from tornado damage which occurred during a sweep of storms across the area March 16.

April 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG and PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


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Couch proposes cautious Bulloch County budget

While revenues are slightly up and the economy appears to be improving, Bulloch County commissioners are still making conservative budget decisions.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gov. Deal pushes for clinical drug trials of marijuana derivative

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.

July 08, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Sylvania woman, 27, dies in wreck

Editor's note: Because of incorrect information supplied, the time of the wreck and the location from which the victim was returning were incorrect in a brief that appeared in Wednesday's newspaper. The entire brief, with the correct information, appears below.

July 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Investigation of Statesboro City Council begins

The investigation ordered by Statesboro City Council into whether a majority of council members met in potentially illegal private meetings with former City Manager Frank Parker or City Attorney Alvin Leaphart began Tuesday at 11 a.m.

July 08, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2nd defendant pleads in 2013 murder of Statesboro man

A woman charged in the "hit style" murder of her mother's husband has accepted a plea bargain.

July 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven County celebrates groundbreaking for yarn mill

SYLVANIA - The flag of India flew beside those of Georgia and the United States at the Screven County Industrial Park as Gov. Nathan Deal joined in breaking ground Monday for ShriVallabh Pittie Group's $70 million yarn spinning plant, expected to create 250 jobs.

July 07, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk Common Core

Editor's note: This is the third of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue.

July 06, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Perdue, Kingston talk taxes

Editor's note: This is the second of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue. Part three will run in Tuesday's print edition of the Statesboro Herald.

July 05, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Should teachers be armed?

School superintendents in Bulloch and Evans counties say they prefer to rely on law enforcement response instead of arming teachers or other school employees. But now that state law allows it, school officials in Effingham County might take a look.

July 05, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Rising tide of debt, tough job market hurting college grads

The cost to attend college has risen sharply over the years. Not surprisingly, so has the number of college graduates with large amounts of debt.

July 05, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON and JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Interns | Local


6 arrested in 2 Bulloch County drug investigations

A total of six people - including one found hiding in a suitcase inside a closet - were arrested Friday in two separate investigations into drug sale or possession, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro man arrested on drug sale charges

Officers arrested a man Thursday after he led them on a vehicle chase and eventually had to be subdued with a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


7 arrested on drug, weapons charges in Statesboro

Seven people - including a man who was shot during an attempted robbery Sunday evening - were arrested Thursday after officers responded to an apartment trying to find a man wanted for selling cocaine, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Perdue, Kingston talk immigration

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY

July 04, 2014 | | Local


Bulloch County schools preparing for new Georgia standardized tests

When Bulloch County public school students set foot in their classrooms on Aug. 1, they will notice some changes.

July 04, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


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