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Explosion under Savannah streets rocks downtown

SAVANNAH - Crews were waiting for an area to cool off under the streets of downtown Savannah before they could start determining what caused an electrical explosion Monday that blew off manhole covers and knocked out power for hours to many stores, restaurants and homes.

December 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Goodwill prepares for donation surge; donated items tax deductible

Christmas is over, and it's closet-cleaning time. People everywhere are making room for the new gifts they received, but many aren't simply tossing the old items - they're taking them to Goodwill.

December 29, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Man arrested after attempted assault on Fair Road

A man broke into a Fair Road Apartments home and tried to rape a woman late Saturday night, police said. The man, identified as Aaron Vizonrs Salazar-Maido, is now behind bars on multiple charges.

December 29, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Goodwill donations; Boro Business with Jan Moore

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, December 29, 2008

December 29, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Local woman charged in connection with $1.9 million theft

A Statesboro woman remains in jail with a $50,000 bond after being charged with taking almost $2 million from a local finance company.

December 28, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County hit by strong winds, rain

The sun shone brightly from clear blue skies Thursday afternoon, but wild weather earlier in the day prompted cancellation of downtown Christmas activities, downed trees and power lines and soaked the area.

December 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - GSU art show; Best of Phil & Jake: Punt, pass, and kick

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, December 12, 2008

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


GSU holds commencement

Over 1,200 graduates received diplomas Friday during Georgia Southern University's 17th Annual Fall Commencement held at Hanner Fieldhouse in three separate ceremonies.

December 27, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet officer suspended without pay

A Brooklet Police officer accused of inappropriate conduct with a teenage girl is back on the streets after a 10-day suspension without pay. He is no longer working at Southeast Bulloch High School as a school resource officer, but because of his "exemplary" record other than the misconduct, Sgt. De Hagan remains on the Brooklet Police Department payroll.

December 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC law enforcement academy given full certification

Ogeechee Technical College's new law enforcement academy was recognized by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST), which gave the academy full POST certification.

December 26, 2008 | SPECIAL | Local


Local man reports robbery at motel on Christmas

A Christmas Day robbery left a man, just out of the hospital, without a sizable amount of cash, according to Statesboro Police reports.

December 26, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Volunteers build house in 24 hours; Phil & Jake Show: Locks of Love

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, December 26, 2008

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


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Holiday Helpers; Celtic Christmas at the First Methodist Church

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, December 11, 2008

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


National Day of Giving for Red Cross Saturday

This year has been a particular challenge for the American Red Cross. Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and fires have kept volunteers busy and drained funds.

December 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Smith Baggett bull riding; African Children's Choir

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, December 25, 2008

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


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DOR alcohol cases begin to appear at City Hall

Businesses reported to have served alcoholic beverages to underage drinkers continue to come before Statesboro City Council for hearings. Tuesday, for the first time, a Georgia Department of Revenue case joined those from Statesboro police on the council's docket.

April 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Mobley named Humanitarian of the Year

Statesboro's Delia Mobley was emotional Tuesday night as she accepted the 2015 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year award at the exclusive Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards celebration.

April 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Three honored for lifetime achievements

Three people who have dedicated a lifetime to making others' lives better received honors Tuesday night during the 25th Annual Deen Day Service to Mankind Awards affair, held in the ballroom of Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

April 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen keynotes Deen Day Smith banquet

In the spirit of the evening, United States Congressman Rick Allen spoke of giving and making a difference as he spoke Tuesday night at the 27th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet.

April 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wanted: More dual-enrolled students

Note: This story is the second of two parts.

April 06, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro woman Tasered after grabbing officer's weapon

A woman who grabbed a police officer's weapon during a brawl at a bar early Saturday morning was subdued by Taser, reports stated.

April 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Extreme stress relief

Some college students are happy to climb walls to relieve their stress and stay fit, and about 70 of them could be found at Georgia Southern University's Recreation Activity Center, or RAC, for the Eighth Annual Southern Sendfest regional bouldering competition on Saturday, March 28.

April 05, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Southern Sendfest

Climbing clubs from four Georgia universities and Clemson University competed in the Eighth Annual Southern Sendfest regional bouldering competition at Georgia Southern University on Saturday, March 28.

April 05, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


150 years ago, Lee surrenders to Grant

EDITOR'S NOTE: When Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in a farmhouse parlor in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865, standing with other war correspondents in the front yard was William Downs MacGregor of The Associated Press.

April 04, 2015 | | Local


Dual enrollment on the rise

(Note: First of two parts. Coming Tuesday, a closer look at how Georgia Southern University, Ogeechee Technical College and East Georgia State College are focusing more on attracting dual enrollment students.)

April 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local




Alabama frees man after 30 years on death row

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A man who spent nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row walked free Friday hours after prosecutors acknowledged that the only evidence they had against him couldn't prove he committed the crime.

April 03, 2015 | By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Local


Past midnight, Georgia Senate OKs Mercedes-Benz tax break

ATLANTA - In their haste to award Mercedes-Benz a $1.3 million tax break Thursday, lawmakers in Georgia thwarted any serious debate on the money, broke their own transparency rules and pushed past a constitutional time limit.

April 03, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


GSU’s police chief retires

Georgia Southern University's police Chief Mike Russell is retiring in May, and a female officer, Maj. Laura McCullough, will serve as interim chief until the vacated position is filled.

April 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Mainstreet Farmer’s Market opens

The Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market will open Saturday, kicking off a season offering fresh fruits and vegetables, local honey, dairy products, meats and more.

April 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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