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Gustav landfall nears

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Hurricane Gustav steamed toward the Louisiana coast early Monday on track to hit west of New Orleans as the few remaining in the city watched nervously and hoped levees only partly reinforced in the three years since Katrina would hold.

September 16, 2008 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writers | Local


Studio Statesboro - GSU Pep rally, The Phil & Jake Show: Bingo

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday August 29, 2008

September 13, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Six arrested on drug charges after 3-month investigation

One of four people arrested on drug charges Thursday after a three-month-long investigation added a charge by lying to officers about drugs he had on his person.

September 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Remer Pope requests hearing delay

A Southeast Bulloch Middle School teacher charged with public indecency sent a letter to Bulloch County Board of Education members asking them to postpone a hearing regarding his employment.

September 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Mill Creek exercise stations, Jake's Entertainment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday August 28, 2008

September 12, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Former Statesboro Blue Devils now playing as UGA Bulldogs

Football fans will see some familiar faces Saturday, whether they'll be tuned into Georgia Southern's contest at Georgia or inside Sanford Stadium.

September 11, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Local


Sheriff: Man faces escape charge after fleeing alcohol, drug rehabilitation center

A man who refused to follow rules at a local alcohol and drug rehabilitation center flunked a second chance to comply, and fled when deputies came to take him away, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

September 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal Police: Man arrested for stealing auto parts from acquaintance

Portal Police arrested a man they said stole auto parts from an acquaintance and returned them for a refund.

September 11, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Soccer evaluations; Outside tour of Club Zone

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday August 27, 2008

September 11, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Tornado warnings explained; new 911 program coming to Boro

A tornado warning is issued for the area and officials urge citizens to take cover. A red-lettered warning appears on the bottom left corner of the television screen as local stations announce a tornado warning. Weather radios sound an alert. Does this mean there is definitely a tornado on the ground?

September 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Famous Amos reads to kids; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday August 26, 2008

September 10, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Hutchens: Portal IGA burglar captured a year after crime

Fugitive squad agents captured a man police said is responsible for a burglary in Portal last October, as well as several other burglary incidents in the region.

September 10, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Man made up story about ATM robbery

A man who reported being robbed at gunpoint Aug. 17 at a local bank ATM lied, police said.

September 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Texas students pack bookbags; teachers pack heat

HARROLD, Texas - Along with normal first-day jitters and excitement, students in this tiny district started school Monday wondering which teachers might be toting firearms.

''It was kind of awkward knowing that some teachers were carrying guns,'' said Adam Lira, 17, a senior. ''I don't feel like they should be, 'cause we already have locked doors and cameras. But I didn't feel threatened by it.''

September 09, 2008 | By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | Local


Suspect in armed robbery at Wal-Mart captured

A man police said robbed Statesboro's Wal-Mart early Monday is behind bars after a detective linked the stolen getaway car to the suspect and another armed robbery in Brunswick.

September 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | 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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