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Jean Russell, wife of Erk, dies

Jean Russell, beloved wife of the late Erk Russell, passed away Thursday at her home in LaGrange. After living in Statesboro for more than 25 years, Russell moved to LaGrange in April to be closer to her family.

September 26, 2008 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Artist Patricia Carter; Patrick & Majid Studio Performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 26, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Day for Southern; Adult Literacy

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, September 10, 2008

September 25, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Michael Guido in hospital after fall

Dr. Michael Guido, famed evangelist known for his "Seeds from the Sower" ministry, was hospitalized Wednesday after a fall at his home in Metter. According to Guido Ministries staff members, Guido, in his 90's, broke no bones, but a CAT scan revealed he "bumped his head when he fell and was bleeding on the brain."

September 25, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Local woman asks to be arrested to have a place to stay, sleep

A Statesboro woman wanted to go to jail so badly she aggravated a deputy until he found a reason to place her behind bars.

September 25, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'The Capitol Steps' to kick off PAC's 6th season Tuesday

Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center opens its sixth season Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by a group of humorous political commentators called "The Capitol Steps."

September 25, 2008 | Sepcial to the Herald | Local


Local restaurant owners unhappy with proposed alcohol changes

Statesboro restaurant owners were surprised to learn the city's Alcohol Control Board proposed Tuesday raising the food percentage requirement to 60 percent for restaurants that serve alcohol. According to a plan proposed by the board, any restaurant that falls below 60 percent in food sales in its quarterly alcohol ordinance compliance report would be reclassified as a bar and would be prohibited from allowing anyone under 21 in their establishment – at any time.

September 25, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


'A Day for Southern' raises more than $1.4 million

Yet again, Statesboro and Bulloch County proved the community has a "can-do and will-do" personality by breaking the record for the "A Day For Southern" campaign.

September 24, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local briefs: Motorcycle accident, drug related shooting

Police: Drug dealer fires shots, injures woman in car

September 24, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Anderson: Three arrested on auto entering, drug charges

Three men are behind bars after Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies found them with several items that had been reported stolen in automobile break-ins, said Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

September 24, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City officials agree to support Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants

Sunday alcohol sales at Statesboro restaurants is back on the table after the Alcohol Control Board voted to recommend city council members call for voters to decide the issue. A possible catch? All restaurants seeking to serve booze on Sunday would need to prove at least 75 percent of its gross sales come from food.

September 24, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Hurricane Ike: Visiting patients; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, September 9, 2008

September 24, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Two Ike hospital evacuees enjoy time in Boro

Two unlikely patients at East Georgia Regional Medical Center are enjoying their stay in Statesboro courtesy of Hurricane Ike.

September 23, 2008 | Jim Healy | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Babysitting Class; Reading at the Library

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, September 8, 2008

September 23, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ike hospital evacuees come to Statesboro

Hurricane Ike may be churning 700 miles south of Statesboro, but East Georgia Regional Medical Center already is helping safeguard potential victims of the monster storm. Sixteen patients from two hospitals in the Florida Keys were evacuated Sunday to East Georgia Regional ahead of Ike, which struck eastern Cuba late Sunday.

September 22, 2008 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


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South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law Thursday that will bring down the Confederate flag outside the Statehouse, a move that seemed unthinkable only a month ago in this Deep South state that was the first to secede from the Union.

July 09, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS and MEG KINNARD Associated Press | Local


South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina House approved taking down the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal early Thursday in a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860 and raised the flag again at its Statehouse more than 50 years ago to protest the civil rights movement.

July 09, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Local


Metter man facing charges in Statesboro child molestation

Statesboro police arrested a Metter man Tuesday, charged with sexual battery against a child.

July 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Jungle Book’ comes alive Friday

While walking in downtown Statesboro Friday, you might see characters from your favorite childhood book walking around as "The Jungle Book" is brought to life by local youth.

July 08, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


It's official: Keel named president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta

After more than five years years as president of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Brooks Keel is leaving to become president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta, effective July 20.

July 08, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Heated debate turns to Confederate flag

Following an intense discussion with references to the Nazi swastika, the flag of the terrorist group Isis and the U.S. Constitution, people carrying Confederate battle flags inside the Bulloch County Commission meeting room Tuesday were asked to leave after a unanimous vote. Commissioners, however, took no action regarding a petition to remove a Confederate soldier memorial from the county courthouse square.

July 08, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Council authorizes city manager search

Statesboro City Council launched a search for a new city manager Tuesday, a full year after firing former City Manager Frank Parker. A proposal to create a new deputy city manager post for interim City Manager Robert Cheshire is also on the table.

July 07, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Migos rapper seeks reconsideration of bond denial

The mother of a rap artist who is being held in the Bulloch County Jail on drugs, guns and other charges testified in court Tuesday during a motion to reconsider her son's denial of bond.

July 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Court: Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date

ATLANTA - Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.

July 06, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


'In support of heritage'

About 30 trucks, cars and motorcycles paraded from Wal-Mart on Northside Drive to the Bulloch County Courthouse Sunday afternoon after a brief rally in support of the Confederate battle flag.

July 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nationally ranked Market in Statesboro

Statesboro's Mainstreet Farmers Market shows up in some "best of" lists, and recently moved up in the "101 Best Farmers Markets in America" published by the food and drink website The Daily Meal.

July 06, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Boating education course to be held in Brooklet July 9

Georgia law requires all boaters born on or after Jan. 1, 1998, to take a boating education course before operating a motorized vessel on the state's waters. This requirement is an effort to educate boaters and increase safety awareness. Persons needing to meet these requirements can take online courses or a classroom course offered by conservation officers at select locations around the state. For information about online courses, go to www.goboatgeorgia.com and click "Boating," then "Boater Education."

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - FDIC lifts regulatory order directing FMB

The business and banking community breathed a long sigh of relief as the regulatory order for Statesboro's Farmers and Merchants Bank was lifted by the FDIC.

July 06, 2015 | | Local


'Fill the Bus' begins 2015 campaign

For the second consecutive year, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County and United Way of Southeast Georgia are partnering for "Fill the Bus," an annual back-to-school supply drive. Fill the Bus allows citizens the opportunity to provide school supplies for children in need in the Bulloch County school system.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


A walk in the woods

Having been an outdoorsman all his life and spending 21 years as a Boy Scout leader, Eagle Scout Richard Morriss' love of nature recently took him a few steps farther - approximately 5 million steps, in fact.

July 05, 2015 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER | Local


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