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Fair fun begins today

A parade heralding the opening of the 46th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair starts today at 5 p.m. through downtown Statesboro. From dignitaries to floats, antique tractors and cars to horses, the 105-plus entry parade will meander from East Olliff Street along North and South Main Streets to Fair Road at its intersection with Zetterower Avenue.

October 23, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Women with crowbar rob elderly man

Two women armed with a crowbar robbed an elderly man of his money early Wednesday, but Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies caught the women and arrested them, along with a man they picked up after the robbery.

October 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Library Literacy Program helps adults learn to read

At 55 years of age, many people dream of the day they will retire. Some make plans to travel and see the world. Still others in their golden years want to continue working in their careers.

October 20, 2007 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Women in Safe Haven shelter learn self-defense art of Krav-Maga

As a sergeant in the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department, Todd Mashburn knows about the levels of domestic violence in the county. As an instructor in Krav Maga, he is in a position to help prepare women to defend themselves.

October 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN Special to the Herald | Local


Voter sign-ups prove effective

Voter registration rolls in Statesboro are growing, with nearly 1,200 new voters signing up since Aug. 1.

October 18, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Statesboro candidate forum set for Tuesday

The Georgia Southern University's Student Government Association will sponsor a forum for Statesboro City Council candidate's Tuesday at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building on campus. There will be a "meet and greet" with the candidates at 5:30 p.m. giving attendees the chance to informally talk with the candidates over light food and drink. The program starts at 6 p.m.

October 18, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


About 10 percent of voter forms sent back for corrections

Out of more than 1,200 new voter registration forms processed since Aug. 1, an official with the Bulloch County voter registrar's office said approximately 10 percent were filled out incorrectly.

October 18, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Motion made to remove death penalty in double-murder trial

The defendants in an upcoming double-murder trial filed a motion Wednesday to dismiss the death penalty.

October 18, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro Lions Club volunteers help needy

More than 400 families received bags of food Saturday as the Statesboro Noon Lions Club, the Original First African Baptist Church and Second Harvest of Savannah joined in a partnership that provided food for those in need.

October 18, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Boro Snapshot - Unusual pets

Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 1 and 3. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

October 18, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Woodin Nikel owner to appeal liquor revocation

Today at 9 a.m., the city council will entertain a motion to schedule a hearing on the alcohol license revocation of the Orient Express - more commonly known as the Woodin Nikel.

October 16, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


County still unsure about Flying J infrastructure

The Bulloch County commissioners are feeling warm but not quite fuzzy about a proposal that would extend water and sewer infrastructure to a proposed Flying J truck stop development at the intersection of 301 South and Interstate 16.

October 15, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Ogeechee Tech exceeds state college job placement rates

The Technical College System of Georgia recently announced graduate placement rates for colleges within their system. With 34 technical colleges and four Board of Regents colleges with technical divisions reporting, there was an average in-field placement rate of 86.5 percent. Total placement rate, for graduates employed in-field or in a profession other than that from which they graduated, was 98.5 percent. Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro achieved a 95.5 percent in-field placement rate, with a 99.7 percent overall placement rate – a considerable improvement over the state average for in-field placement.

October 15, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


United Way agency lends a hand

She spent her lifetime in service to others. Forty years in the classroom teaching math and science. Another 10 years as a substitute teacher after retirement.

October 15, 2007 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Commissioners to meet Friday to discuss Flying J truck stop financing

The County Board of Commissioners will meet today at 1 p.m. to discuss the financial implications to the county of the Flying J truck stop - a proposed 22-acre development at the corner of 301 South and I-16. The project would need a water and sewer infrastructure backbone extended south to the site, along a six mile stretch of 301 from the Gateway Industrial Park to the highway.

October 14, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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U.S. education chief: College debt huge concern

Given an opportunity to talk one-on-one with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the newspaper in Georgia Southern University's hometown asked him what his department is doing about student debt.

September 10, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Compliance checks result in Statesboro underage drinking arrests

Alcohol compliance checks in the last week at area bars and restaurants ended in numerous arrests for underage drinking and other violations, according to Statesboro police reports.

September 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern student lived life to the fullest

Michael Gatto got as much as he could out of his 18 years of life, including the 10 days he was at Georgia Southern University.

September 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro notifies Rude Rudy’s owner of hearing

Rude Rudy's owner Jonathan Earl Starkey has been asked to appear before City Council later this month, and face the possible suspension or revocation of the nightspot's alcoholic beverage license, according to a notice mailed to him Monday.

September 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia ethics commission fires director

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission was fired Monday, less than a week after a judge fined her $10,000 for failing to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the agency and called her actions "dishonest and non-transparent."

September 09, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


41st annual ‘A Day for Southern’ set for Tuesday

Georgia Southern University kicks off its 41st annual "A Day for Southern" community fundraising campaign Tuesday. The fundraising tradition began as a way for Georgia Southern supporters to contribute to the ongoing success of the university.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro city councilmen remember Tommy Blitch

Statesboro city councilmen and others spoke highly Monday of former Councilman Thomas Norwood "Tommy" Blitch Jr., who died Sunday under hospice care. He was 82.

September 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Slow nesting season for sea turtles

SAVANNAH - After four busy nesting years on beaches from Georgia to the Carolinas, loggerhead sea turtles this summer laid their eggs at a much pokier pace.

September 06, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Remembering integration

MACON - The morning the girls integrated the Bibb County schools, there was still a virtual mountain to climb.

September 06, 2014 | By JOE KOVAC Jr. The Telegraph | Local


Suit: Bar responsible for injuries

A man claiming he was injured last year by a bouncer at Rude Rudy's has filed suit against the club.

September 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jenkins County man missing for 2 months

Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said Friday that no foul play is suspected in the case of a Jenkins County man missing since early July.

September 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Vince and Barbara Dooley to speak at Boys & Girls Club's annual fundraiser

Legendary Georgia Bulldogs football coach Vince Dooley, along with his wife, Barbara, will be the featured speakers at the annual Steak & Burger Dinner fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

September 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


A man and his horses

When doctors told him he might have only five weeks to live, Rodger Howell decided to make some changes.

September 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Alternative school proposed to expand

After recent violent crimes implicating teenagers and reports by law enforcement that gangs are active here, Bulloch County Schools officials are speeding up plans for a full-day alternative school. A night-school session also is proposed.

September 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet police chief resigns

Mike Buchan has resigned as Brooklet's police chief, and town council members intend to start a search for his replacement soon.

September 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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