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City, county puzzled by pro-union bill

City of Statesboro leaders are upset with Congressman John Barrow for his support of recently passed legislation they say is unnecessary, may be unconstitutional and would place an undue hardship on local government if it ever does become relevant.

September 04, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


City to consider parking, alcohol ordinance changes

The Statesboro City Council meets today at 6 p.m. to discuss two changes to local ordinances.

September 04, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Statesboro may soon go wireless

For those of you driving around the city looking for a wireless hot spot, your wait may be coming to an end. The city council has hired a consultant to look into the possibility of setting up a wireless network in the city of Statesboro.

September 03, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Pacesetters help jump start United Way campaign

As United Way gears up for the Sept. 18 kickoff, a group known as "pacesetters" is already hard at work mobilizing themselves to make an impact on the community.

September 03, 2007 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


GSU makes U.S. News list of top colleges

The 2008 edition of America's Best Colleges, published by U.S. News and World Report magazine, includes Georgia Southern University in the best national university category for the first time.

September 03, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Boro man, teen charged in armed robbery

A man and a teenager police said robbed a man at gunpoint early Thursday at his hotel room are both behind bars.

September 02, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police investigating death on Bojangles roof

Statesboro Police are investigating the death of a man who collapsed Wednesday while working on the roof of a local fast food restaurant.

September 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Brooklet Peanut Festival packed with activities Saturday

The forecast predicts slightly cooler weather today compared to the triple digits of the past few weeks, but the peanuts will still be hot as the Brooklet Peanut Festival gets underway today.

September 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU students experience X-Treme Air

Dozens of GSU students flocked to the RAC at GSU Thursday night for a chance to experience X-Treme Air.

September 01, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Brooklet-Statesboro stretch of 80 to be named for Dr. Bohler

The stretch of U.S. 80 between Brooklet and Statesboro will be officially known as the Dr. Charles Emory Bohler Highway after a special dedication ceremony held prior to the opening ceremonies of the Brooklet Peanut Festival Saturday.

August 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County commissioners debate increasing share of fire department costs

Bulloch County Commissioners are undecided regarding a proposal from the City of Statesboro to pay for 43 percent of the Statesboro Fire Department budget. City officials said the current percentage paid for providing fire protection to citizens living with a five-mile radius of the city limits - 25 percent - is no longer sufficient.

August 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Alcohol Board takes Woodin Nikel license

The Woodin Nikel is once again at the center of an alcohol controversy in Statesboro. In a 4-2 vote, the Alcohol Control Board decided to revoke the license of the Orient Express' owner Ace Amerson, who also operates the Nikel.

August 31, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Statesboro cracks down on alcohol violations

Statesboro Police officers issued 28 citations for underage possession of alcohol last weekend, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

August 31, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair coming soon; 2007 Fair Book dedicated to Ben Nessmith

With only 52 days until the 46th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, the Statesboro Kiwanis Club officially kicked off the countdown Thursday by dedicating the 2007 Fair Book to long-time club member Ben Nessmith.

August 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Severe storms Monday cause damage

It was a wild evening in Bulloch County Monday night as two separate storm cells plowed through the area, downing trees and power lines and even sending a tree limb through a car's wind shield.

August 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Barrow's defeat built into Ga. congressional map

SAVANNAH - Democratic Rep. John Barrow had a decade in Congress to establish himself as an independent voice and he raised $3.1 million to defend his eastern Georgia seat.

November 05, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Williamson remembered as compassionate, selfless

Friends and associates of Lynda Anne Brannen Williamson remembered her Wednesday as a gracious and compassionate woman who dedicated a great part of her life to helping others.

November 05, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro's First Friday: Hungry Games for the Arts

As the holidays approach, it is time to embrace the season of giving and togetherness.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Evans County celebrates century of agriculture

From grinding sugarcane for syrup to the use of drones in farming, Evans County this Friday and Saturday will celebrate the role that agriculture has played in the county's first 100 years.

November 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch’s Johnson falls to Hudgens in insurance commissioner race

Bulloch County resident Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson fell short in her bid to become Georgia's insurance commissioner.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro voters OK Redevelopment Powers Law

Statesboro's Redevelopment Powers Law easily passed, according to unofficial election results released Tuesday night.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Georgia executive Perdue beats Nunn in Senate race

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has kept Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat in GOP hands, beating his Democratic challenger on the strength of white voters in the reliably Republican state.

November 04, 2014 | | Local


Republican Gov. Nathan Deal wins re-election

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal eked out a re-election victory Tuesday after a bruising campaign, defeating Democrat Jason Carter despite shifting demographics in the Republican stronghold of Georgia and the family pedigree of his opponent.

November 04, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


US Rep. Barrow loses to GOP challenger

SAVANNAH - After a decade in Congress largely spent distancing himself from his own Democratic Party, U.S. Rep. John Barrow was defeated Tuesday by a Republican who told voters the congressman's claims of bipartisan independence were the words of a two-faced politician.

November 04, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro City Council suspends 2 alcohol licenses

Two Statesboro businesses had their alcohol licenses suspended for three days because of twice selling alcohol to an underage person.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch County store proprietor faces peeping Tom charge

The proprietor of a local convenience store was charged Monday with being a peeping Tom after an employee said she found evidence he was spying on her in the bathroom.

November 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Election Day: From US Senate to special city of Statesboro question

The only truly local election Tuesday gets its own ballot.

November 03, 2014 | From wire and staff reports | Local


Francys Johnson receives limited-edition artwork

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, recently accepted a limited-edition poster painted by Beverly Buchanan, an award-winning, highly celebrated artist.

November 03, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Experts attempt to predict number of US Ebola cases

STANFORD, Calif. - Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year's end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease.

November 01, 2014 | By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer | Local


GAE head: ‘Flexibility’ an excuse

"Flexibility options" that exempt school systems from class-size limits, teacher pay scales and teacher certification requirements are generally not a good thing, Georgia Association of Educators President Dr. Sid Chapman told the Statesboro Herald.

November 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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