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Trinity Episcopal Church celebrates 100 years

For the past few months, the congregation of Trinity Episcopal Church – a forward-looking group – has been looking back at its first 100 years.

June 17, 2007 | By LORETTA BRANDON Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro woman charged with arson and aggravated assault

A woman arrested Wednesday, charged with setting a Hinesville-area mobile home on fire with her children inside, worked and lived in Statesboro, investigators said.

June 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch County firefighters assisted with Pembroke fire

Statesboro and Bulloch County firefighters assisted Bryan County firefighters Thursday in battling a blaze that consumed over 400 acres, said Bryan County Administrator Phil Jones. The fire started back up again Thursday after having been extinguished Sunday, he said. The blaze threatened structures and 71 homes were evacuated. Twenty-three fire trucks and over 100 firefighters from Bulloch, Evans, Liberty, Chatham and Effingham arrived to help with the fire, as well as officials from the Georgia Forestry Commission, he said. The state had a spotter plane and fire officials also had two helicopters making water drops. The flames were extinguished before ...

June 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


‘Monster Pig’ raised on an Alabama farm, not a wild pig

FRUITHURST, Ala. - The huge hog that became known as ''Monster Pig'' after being killed by an 11-year-old boy was raised on a farm where it had another name: Fred.

June 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Savannah police officer charged with murder in suspect's death

SAVANNAH - A police officer has been arrested on accusations he unjustly shot and killed an unarmed man during a foot chase.

June 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Georgia farmer skeptical whether Alabama hog was wild

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Georgia farmer on whose property a huge wild hog was killed in 2004 is skeptical about reports that an even bigger wild hog was killed in Alabama.

June 16, 2007 | By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer | Local


Statesboro vet starts petition to establish local VA clinic

Ray Hendrix has a vision of seeing a Veterans Affairs medical clinic located in Statesboro.

June 16, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


2 new whale sharks arrive at Georgia Aquarium

ATLANTA - Two new whale sharks arrived at the world's largest aquarium Friday.

June 16, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


Summer camps run by local recreation department offer summer fun to kids

The kids are out of school for the summer, but the parents are still at work. What to do?

June 16, 2007 | By KATIE ANDERSON Herald Intern | Local


Traffic light at Highway 80 and Savannah Avenue to begin working Tuesday

Two months after the redesigned intersection of Highway 80 and Savannah Avenue was completed, the traffic light at the location will be activated early next week.

June 15, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Gas tax rising in Georgia, adding to already high prices

ATLANTA - Georgia drivers already paying record-high prices at the pump will have to dig even deeper into their wallets beginning Friday when the state's sales tax is set to rise 2.1 cents a gallon.

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


Bush tells law officers security is key to immigration reform

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Seeking a friendly audience for his first major event touting a controversial immigration reform plan, President Bush told a crowd of federal law enforcement trainees and instructors on Tuesday that security will be key to any effective immigration plan.

June 15, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS | Local


Construction on Bulloch County Jail is going well

In spite of all the heavy equipment, fuel odors, and the noise and vibrations of jack hammers, operations at the Bulloch County Jail are going smoothly, Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.

June 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Coca-Cola searches for 3 missing Norman Rockwell paintings commissioned in 1930s

ATLANTA - The Coca-Cola Co. wants the real thing - in this case, three rare Norman Rockwell paintings.

June 14, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Local


GSU student killed in Marietta

Georgia Southern University spokesperson Loretta Brandon verified Wednesday that a man killed Tuesday in Marietta was enrolled at the university.

June 14, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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5 receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

Five local citizens were honored for devoting their lives to serving others during the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet held Tuesday night at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

April 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Wiggins is Humanitarian of the Year

Statesboro resident Chad Wiggins was named the 2014 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year during Tuesday night's Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

April 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Cagle speaks of inspiration

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle recalled times of inspiration and fond memories of his football days at Georgia Southern University Tuesday night at the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala held at the university's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

April 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


SEB senior named Youth of the Year

Morgan Alford, 18, will put her $2,000 Youth of the Year scholarship to use this fall at the University of Georgia.

April 01, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Fire destroys Portal mobile home

A fire in Portal early Monday destroyed a single-wide mobile home, but no one was injured.

April 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Dr. Keel goes to Washington

Georgia Southern University President Brooks A. Keel has been invited by U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, to speak before the committee at a hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

April 01, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 arrested after meth lab found

A tip about a stolen truck Monday led investigators to the discovery of a methamphetamine lab in a Rocky Ford Road home.

April 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


12th District GOP candidates debate

In their first debate, the five Republican candidates for Congress in Georgia's 12th District responded to questions about Obamacare, Ukraine, reducing regulations, and states' rights in regard to medical marijuana.

March 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


OTC, high schools renew dual-enrollment options

Programs available to high school students in Bulloch, Evans and Screven counties allow them to earn career-specific certificates from Ogeechee Technical College by the time they graduate from high school.

March 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


11 arrested in connection with ‘pharmacy shopping’

Eleven people have been arrested in connection with "pharmacy shopping" at several area businesses during the past few weeks.

March 31, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Police: Man dead after shooting at Columbus State

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Police at Columbus State University fatally shot a man over the weekend after officers responded to a report of someone with a gun, authorities said. A lawyer for the man's family said Monday that the man was unarmed and a visitor on campus.

March 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Bulloch schools CRCT testing set to begin Monday

Bulloch County Schools students in third through eighth grade will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests beginning Monday and ending April 9.

March 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch HR managers struggle to fill technical jobs

Human resources pros at major Bulloch County employers, including Georgia Southern University as well as industries such as Viracon, report difficulty finding qualified people for mechanical and technical jobs and certain other specialized work.

March 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Attorney: Police violated own standard procedure in Rackley Street shooting

A Georgia Press Association attorney says the Statesboro Police Department violated its own procedure on incident reporting when officers failed to include key details in a report about an officer-involved shooting in October.

March 29, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Bulloch schools get $4M boost

The Bulloch County Schools will receive $4 million more in state funding next school year than they have this year, Chief Financial Officer Troy Brown showed the Board of Education in a preliminary report Thursday.

March 28, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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