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City tackles towing issue

The Statesboro City Council took the first step towards regulating the involuntary towing in Statesboro by passing an ordinance on first reading that sets several regulations and procedures for towing a vehicle without the owner's consent.

April 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Boro Snapshot - Predicting The Masters winner

Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.

April 18, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


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


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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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