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Front yard parking to be addressed at City Council meeting today

Front yard parking is back on the city's agenda as the council will discuss a new proposed ordinance and call for a public hearing on the new proposal.

July 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Learning to write, writing to learn

The Summer Institute of the Georgia Southern Writing Project came to a close with an open house and banquet for Fellows and potential Fellows on Friday. The GSWP is one of 197 National Writing Project sites in the United States.

July 17, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


Gunman who robbed Pizza Hut employee sentenced to 45 years in prison

A gunman who tried to rob a Pizza Hut employee a few days before Christmas now faces 45 years in prison. A Bulloch County jury found Ricky Edward Mock guilty of four felony charges Wednesday after deliberating an hour, said Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Daphne Jarriel.

July 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SHS student gears up for national fencing competition

When Blake Watson tells people that he fences, he says that they usually imagine him as Zorro or a light-saber-wielding Star Wars character. But the rising senior at Statesboro High School doesn't spend his time rescuing damsels in distress or battling "the dark side". While fencing is descended from the sword fights of old, it has evolved into a modern sport with national rankings, electronic scoring equipment, and Olympic-level tournaments. It takes as much physical ability as any other athletic competition and is as mentally challenging as a chess game.

July 16, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald intern | Local


Severe thunderstorm rolls over Bulloch County Saturday afternoon

A violent storm swept through Statesboro Saturday evening, toppling trees, causing power outages and scattering sparklers across a local retail store parking lot.

July 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Eight-vehicle pile up Thursday evening on I-16 kills Macon man

A Macon man was killed Thursday when a van in which he was a passenger was struck by an 18-wheeler.

July 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Erk Russell story to come to a stage near you

By ALEX PELLEGRINO

July 16, 2007 | By Alex Pellegrino | Local


Man killed in single-vehicle accident Saturday night

July 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


New laws take effect in Georgia on Sunday

ATLANTA - Women seeking abortions in Georgia will have to cross a few additional hurdles, under one of the dozens of new laws set to take effect on the Sunday start of the new fiscal year.

July 15, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


City, county continue to push for bypass route

Nearly four years after the Statesboro City Council and Bulloch County Commission passed a joint resolution asking for the route of the northern arc of the bypass to be determined, the Georgia Department of Transportation appears to be close to identifying a path.

July 14, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Metter residents honor fallen soldier

METTER - Crystal Hitt didn't know Sgt. Darren Patrick Hubbell, but she wanted to show her respect and appreciation for the fallen Metter soldier.

July 13, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Commissioners approve Bulloch budget with tax increase

Bulloch County Commissioners unanimously approved a budget Tuesday for fiscal year 2008 that includes a tax increase. Public hearings will be set in July before commissioners vote upon the increase of 1.75 mils – from 8.63 to 10.38 – which translates to about $140 more per year for a property valued at $200,000.

July 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Group tours local Bulloch agriculture facilities

Gerrald Farms grows carrots, a group of Statesboro Kiwanis Club members learned Thursday.

July 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


KBB unveils new plan to get businesses involved in recycling

Keep Bulloch Beautiful unveiled its latest effort to encourage recycling last week aimed at encouraging people to reduce their waste in the office.

July 13, 2007 | From Staff reports | Local


Honor a fallen soldier from Metter today

Residents are invited to show respect for a Metter man killed June 20 in Iraq by forming a line along Broad Street this afternoon, when the body of Sgt. E-5 Darren Patrick Hubbell will arrive in Metter.

July 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Statesboro upgrading water system remote control

The city of Statesboro is moving forward with an upgrade of software and networking for its water and sewer control system after City Council recently approved spending up to $250,000 for this purpose.

April 09, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


City schedules work meetings on budget, alcohol ordinance

Statesboro City Council has a work session on the city budget scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday. A work session on an overhaul of the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance will follow a regular meeting on May 6.

April 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Report: More rapes, fewer robberies

Statistics released last week by the Statesboro Police Department show a decrease in some major crimes, while others rose since 2010.

April 08, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Assault rifle, handgun, marijuana seized

Police found an assault rifle and handgun in a Statesboro man's apartment Saturday, along with marijuana, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.

April 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Powerful storms hit Southeast

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.

April 07, 2014 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Local


Miss Rodeo USA is in town

When Miss Rodeo USA Elisa Swenson makes her rounds in Statesboro this week in preparation for the upcoming Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo, she will spread words of inspiration.

April 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Mom strives to help others with special-needs kids

When her second child, James, was born, Azure Rountree knew something was different. She couldn't quite put her finger on it, but James' actions and responses in those early months and first couple of years didn't coincide with her firstborn's early days.

April 07, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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April 07, 2014 | | Local


Local wins St. Joseph’s/Candler Catherine McAuley Award

Beverly Youmans was shocked when she heard her name at a recent banquet.

April 05, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Owner: Pet Idol winner is hero

Tina Williams knows how special her orange-and-white cat is. But Odie, her "laid-back, ginger boy," doesn't seem to let fame go to his head.

April 05, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Keel to Congress: GSU exploring ‘forgivable loans’

A congressional hearing Wednesday assembled a panel of six people in higher education - including Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel - to answer a question that is on many minds today: How can a college education be kept affordable yet also produce the highly skilled workers needed for a 21st-century workforce?

April 05, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch's Unsung Heroes

Note: The following is part of an occasional series about "unsung heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.

April 04, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Writer | Local


Study: Fee needed to fix storm drainage

City Council is taking a pause on voting to fund the second phase of a study that would lead to a stormwater fee expected to collect about $1 million a year from Statesboro residents, businesses and owners of other properties.

April 04, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Crime Suppression operations result in 6 arrests

The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested six people while conducting search warrants and saturation patrols during the past two days.

April 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man shot in leg on Frink Road

A man was shot early Friday morning, but the wound is not considered life-threatening, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

April 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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