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Reading to Rover at the Statesboro library makes reading fun for children

A "Reading to Rover" session was held at the Statesboro Regional Library Tuesday. The session was done in conjunction with members of Pawsitive Connections, a new therapy dog group in Statesboro. The program is designed to encourage children ages six and older to read and learn about therapy dogs. The summer program will end on Tuesday, July 17, but will continue in the fall as an evening program.

July 19, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Crowd swarms Mill Creek to enjoy Firecracker Fest

Thousands made the trip to Mill Creek Regional Park Wednesday to celebrate the Fourth of July at the annual Firecracker Fest. A breeze blew over the myriad of events - a frog jumping contest, a Subway sandwich eating contest, demonstrations - that took place throughout the day. As the day came to a close, people rushed to stake claim of the best spots to watch the fireworks. Thunderous and brilliant, the pyrotechnics lit up the sky over people in chairs, in truck beds and on blankets. For more photos of Fourth of July events, see Sunday's Lifestyles section.

July 19, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Search for man missing since Saturday continues

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators and family members of a missing mentally challenged man hope citizens can help them find 41-year-old Quient Garbett.

July 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Pipe bombs found in Candler

Teenagers plundering an abandoned house in Candler County found a handful of pipe bombs, and charges are pending in the case, said Candler County Sheriff's Investigator Melvin Ivey.

July 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A reminder for the Fourth: Sparklers do not go 'boom'

Hosting your own fireworks show in your back yard may be tempting, but is it worth Regoing to jail?

July 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


One man dead, another airlifted to Savannah after truck struck tree and caught fire

One man was killed and another airlifted to Savannah Monday after a single-vehicle accident on Brooklet-Leefield Road where a truck caught fire after overturning and striking a tree.

July 18, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City council will hold public hearing in August about proposed front yard parking

The Statesboro City Council will hold a public hearing at their first meeting in August to allow pubic comments on its proposed restrictions on front yard parking.

July 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Judge remains critical a week after beating at law office

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A 74-year-old judge remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday, a week after he was found severely beaten inside his law office in Jesup.

July 18, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Mill Creek to hold July 4th activities and fireworks show

Fun, games and a dazzling fireworks display are all scheduled for the annual Firecracker Fest on Wednesday at Mill Creek Regional Park beginning at 4 p.m.

July 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Police: Residents shouldn't be alarmed by manila envelopes discovered this weekend

People who found strange-looking manila envelopes on their porches or elsewhere on their property over the weekend shouldn't be alarmed, police said. The suspicious packages many victims reported finding were only "rambling documents" from a man disgruntled with the government.

July 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City to hold annual tax sale today

In its continuing efforts to collect as much as possible of the taxes levied, Statesboro's annual tax sale will be this morning beginning at 10 a.m. on the porch of city hall.

July 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Holiday travellers choosing cruises, beach trips to celebrate Fourth

More than 41 million Americans, including nearly 1.2 million Georgians, will be traveling somewhere for this Fourth of July holiday, according to information from AAA. That total represents a modest 0.8 percent increase from last year, but for the southeast, it's only a 0.4 percent increase.

July 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Front yard parking to be addressed at City Council meeting today

Front yard parking is back on the city's agenda as the council will discuss a new proposed ordinance and call for a public hearing on the new proposal.

July 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Learning to write, writing to learn

The Summer Institute of the Georgia Southern Writing Project came to a close with an open house and banquet for Fellows and potential Fellows on Friday. The GSWP is one of 197 National Writing Project sites in the United States.

July 17, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


Severe thunderstorm rolls over Bulloch County Saturday afternoon

A violent storm swept through Statesboro Saturday evening, toppling trees, causing power outages and scattering sparklers across a local retail store parking lot.

July 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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‘Broadway in the Boro’ set for Saturday

The "Broadway in the Boro" event, which benefits two worthy causes, is set for Saturday evening at Statesboro High School.

September 02, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Rude Rudy’s bouncer now faces murder charge

A man accused of beating another to death last week now faces a murder charge.

September 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Willow Hill commemorates ‘equalization school’ past

The fact that Willow Hill School was established in 1874 testifies to the desire of the founding families, nine years out of slavery, to educate their children. But the existing building, built in 1954, stands as an example of then-modern schools built by the state of Georgia in a last-ditch attempt to justify segregation.

September 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia film studio delivers high drama, few results

SAVANNAH - Medient Studios promised to bring 1,000 jobs and a taste of Hollywood glamor to the middlebrow suburbs of Effingham County last summer, when the company broke ground on a $90 million movie-production campus west of Savannah.

September 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro man in jail after Sunday-morning beating

A 23-year-old Statesboro man is in jail after a violent beating early Sunday morning left a male victim with multiple broken bones and contusions, according to a news release issued Monday by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


City employees aim to be Fit by '15

Statesboro city employees, among them desk jockeys and maintenance workers and a cop literally walking a beat, are keeping track of every step they take as part of the city's Fit By '15 Health and Wellness Challenge.

August 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Nunn, Perdue battle over backgrounds

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue share the title of CEO but are trying to make the case their experiences couldn't be more different as they campaign for Georgia's open Senate seat.

August 30, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Ogeechee research aims at warning matrix

Research leaders from Georgia Southern University and the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences revealed the outlines this week for two and a half years of basic research to support an environmental early warning system for the Ogeechee River.

August 30, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Traffic stop leads to arrests

A traffic stop led to the arrest of two men, one of whom is wanted in a Long County kidnapping, according to a release from the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bouncer arrested in student's death

A bouncer for a local bar is in jail after the beating death of a Georgia Southern University student.

August 29, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No place like home: Senate foes raise questions

ATLANTA - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.

August 29, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press | Local


Statesboro assault victim dies; suspect charges may be upgraded

A man found unresponsive early Thursday morning at a Statesboro bar died later that afternoon, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch confirmed Friday morning.

August 29, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


UPDATE: Suspect arrested in bar beating

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday evening charged in an aggravated assault incident which left another man in critical condition.Cpl. Justin Samples, spokesman for the Statesboro Police Department, could not confirm reports late Thursday night that Michael Gatto, 18, address unavailable, had died. He did confirm, however, that Grant James Spencer, 20, was taken into custody on charges of aggravated assault in connection to the attack that resulted in Gatto being transported to a Savannah hospital.

August 28, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro FBI to be honored for Claxton man’s arrest

The FBI's Statesboro office will be among several law enforcement agencies honored for battling terrorism and protecting civil rights during the Fifth Annual SHIELD Awards, hosted by the Anti-Defamation League.

August 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Truth Has No Color'

Local law enforcement and community leaders fielded questions Tuesday night as a crowd of Georgia Southern University students and other citizens discussed race relations and interaction between police and about 150 community members during the "Truth Has No Color" event in the university's College of Education building.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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