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Michael Guido to hold Easter Sunrise Service

Hundreds of worshipers are expected at Guido Gardens in Metter for the annual Sunrise Service on what is considered one of the most holy days in the Christian year.

April 18, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Local family suffers major loss after house fire; needs community help

A short in an electric blanket caused a fire that gutted a South Main Street home Saturday, but a man living in the home was able to get his sisters out without injury, thanks to an unidentified man who helped.

April 18, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Riding for a cause; Man cycling 6,500 miles to raise money for charities

As Bob Lee approaches his 65th birthday later this month, he's turned his focus to find ways to make life richer for those around him.

April 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Pollen pains? Here are a few answers

The evidence is all over our vehicles - and in our noses and lungs. We're coughing and sneezing, with watery eyes and stuffy noses, and the culprit is pollen.

April 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Congressman John Barrow coming to Statesboro to speak with military veterans

Congressman John Barrow (D-Savannah) will be in Statesboro on April 10 to hear concerns from military veterans as part of a week long tour across the district.

April 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro City Council to consider towing issue

The Statesboro City Council will discuss a potential ordinance that would regulate wrecker and towing services inside the city limits after reciving reports that some opperators are charging up to $150 for an involuntary tow.

April 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Georgia Southern holds Centennial Celebration

More than a thousand people gathered at Sweetheart Circle Friday for Georgia Southern's Centennial Celebration.

April 15, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Wanna debate? SEB fields one of best teams in state

Southeast Bulloch High School's Forensic Debate team is used to traveling long distances to compete. With no teams within two hours of the Brooklet school, the team is forced to travel to Cairo, Lincolnton and other places throughout the state for matches.

April 15, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Child killed in car accident

A two-year-old child was killed Thursday when a car rear-ended the one in which she was riding.

April 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Locals lap Mill Creek for cause

Mill Creek Regional Park was filled with pink and blue balloons, music and walkers who had gathered to raise money for the March of Dimes Saturday.

April 15, 2007 | By HAYLEY HARRIS hharris@statesboroherald.net | Local




Firefighters working to put out Fort Stewart wildfire

Fort Stewart foresters continued working Friday morning to contain a wildfire in a heavily forested training area on the Army post.

April 14, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Judge lowers bond for suspect in ‘‘Barbie Bandits’’ case

MARIETTA, Ga. - A Cobb County police detective testified Thursday that after allegedly stealing nearly $11,000 in a bank heist, Heather Johnston and Ashley Miller went on a shopping spree, ate a meal, stopped at a salon and even gave money to the homeless before they were caught.

April 13, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


Kappa Delta hosts "War of the Wings"

April 13, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


GSU Botanical Garden spring festival and plant sale to be held Saturday

Celebrate the beautiful spring weather at Georgia Southern Botanical Garden on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Garden's annual spring festival and plant sale.

April 13, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


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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


Hudson Powell golf tournament set for October

The first Hudson Powell Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 10, at Forest Heights Country Club. It will benefit students interested in pursuing a career in dentistry.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Komen Coastal Georgia awards more than $87K to Bulloch agencies

Two Bulloch County agencies have been awarded more than $80,000 in grants from Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia Affiliate.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Swing into Spring canceled

Swing into Spring has been canceled because of inclement weather, according to the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Altrusa Statesboro donates books to children in need

In just four years, the Altrusa Statesboro has distributed 12,000 books to local children who often have no access to books at home.

March 28, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ga. soldier convicted of killing pregnant wife

An Army soldier accused of strangling his pregnant wife so he could pocket $500,000 in benefit money was convicted Thursday by a military judge in a case that hinged on dueling medical experts who couldn't agree on how the woman died.

March 27, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Brooklet-area horse missing

A local woman hopes someone has seen her lost horse, Buddy, who spooked and fled just minutes after arriving at his new home.

March 27, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


All candidates confirmed for Monday debate

With less than two months before the May 20 primary election, five Republican candidates vying for the right to challenge a formidable incumbent Democratic congressman will kick off a series of debates Monday in Statesboro.

March 27, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


‘Swing into Spring’ Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 13th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5-9 p.m. today at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 27, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Scouts restore flagpole veteran lost to vandals

One Saturday morning last November, Leland Riggs, 97, a veteran of the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal, was surprised and saddened to find his American flag and its 20-foot pole missing from his front yard. A landmark to neighbors, Riggs' lighted flag is flying again through the efforts of Boy Scouts of Troop 342.

March 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police: 2 fraudulent checks cashed at banks

One person cashed two fraudulent checks for more than $9,000 total, and another person tried to cash one for more than $1,900, Statesboro police said.

March 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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