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Fire chief speaks to Kiwanis Club about the needs of the fire department

The Statesboro Fire Department is understaffed and in serious need of new equipment, including replacement of ancient fire trucks including a 1968 fire engine still being used, said Statesboro Fire Chief Dennis Merrifield Thursday as he spoke to the Statesboro Kiwanis Club.

May 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Letter carriers collect items for food bank today

It's simple - take a can or two out of the pantry, walk out to the mail box, and leave them for your mail carrier.

May 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Report: South leads nation in Pre-K enrollment, quality

ATLANTA - The South, which has lagged for decades in most areas of education, is leading the country in early childhood education enrollment and quality, according to a report released Thursday by the Southern Education Foundation.

May 27, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


Sylvania woman dies in auto accident

A Sylvania woman was killed in a traffic accident on Friday.

May 27, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Local


Reed to speak at 27th anniversary of the Original First African Baptist Church Willing Workers

Mrs. Susie J. Reed,

May 26, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Fifth-grade class raising money to help children from Ukraine

Bailey Hitt wasn't exactly sure what to expect when he went with his grandparents to the Ukraine during spring break, but what he found was a place where people didn't have access to things he and his classmates take for granted, including running water.

May 25, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


High-speed chase leaves Statesboro man in custody

A man fleeing from law enforcement Tuesday was intoxicated, according to reports. After a chase involving Georgia State Patrol troopers, a K-9 unit from Reidsville State Prison and a helicopter piloted by local businessman Ellis Wood, a Statesboro man was apprehended and arrested following a high-speed chase from Evans County into Bulloch County.

May 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Cox praises OTC graduates

State School Superintendent Kathy Cox urged graduates to consider teaching, and even offered one graduate a job during her speech Tuesday night as the Class of 2007 graduated from Ogeechee Technical College.

May 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Swainsboro man killed in Candler crash

A Swainsboro man was killed Monday afternoon when he pulled into the path of another car after stopping at an intersection in Candler County.

May 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Herd of aspiring actors comes to Hogzilla casting call

TIFTON - The casting call for a horror movie about a monster hog drew crowds from across Georgia and beyond.

May 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


OTC has economic impact over $25 million in surrounding areas

Ogeechee Technical College is a "significant economic force" in the region, a study conducted by Georgia Southern found.

May 24, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


City Council work session focuses on yard parking

The Statesboro City Council held a work session Tuesday evening in which they discussed ways to address parking in front yards, an issue they admitted was difficult to find a uniform solution.

May 24, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Saddle Up Saint Jude trail ride to be held Saturday

Horseback riders will hit the trail Saturday as the Third Annual Saddle Up St. Jude Bulloch County benefit trail ride takes place. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the ride starts from Clark Farm at 10 a.m.

May 24, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Atlantic’s first named storm of the year forms early, 3 weeks before season’s official start

MIAMI - The first named storm of the year formed Wednesday off the southeastern U.S. coast, more than three weeks before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, forecasters said.

May 24, 2007 | By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press Writer | Local


Thousands congratulate GSU graduates Saturday at Paulson

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Georgia Southern University alumnus, promoted appreciation and spirituality Saturday morning as he spoke to graduates during the 79th annual Spring Commencement ceremony at Paulson Stadium.

May 23, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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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


Democrat Greg Hecht blasts Sam Olens on child protection, ethics

Greg Hecht, the Democratic nominee for Georgia attorney general, accuses the incumbent Republican, Sam Olens, of inaction on protecting children and actions amounting to "covering up" on ethics questions surrounding Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Dancing man arrested in cocaine charges in Statesboro

A man dancing in the streets, yelling at passersby and causing a scene Saturday was arrested after officers found he had a pocket full of cocaine, authorities said.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center 2014-15 tickets go on sale Tuesday

Ticket sales for the new season at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive, will begin on Tuesday.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man charged with possession of ‘Molly’ and gun

Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team investigators arrested a man Saturday for possession of a gun, marijuana and the drug known by the street name "Molly," according to a news release.

August 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Blaze destroys downtown Statesboro restaurant

Fire destroyed a downtown Statesboro restaurant Tuesday night.

August 27, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Sky Country to perform at Dublin VA

Sky Country, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will perform a concert at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin at 2 p.m. Sept. 3 in the medical center auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Off and on – again and again

Rolling blackouts throughout the day Tuesday disrupted business, caused traffic tie-ups and hampered normal daily living as electric company employees worked to repair damage to a substation caused by fire.

August 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern to host American cartoonist and featured TED Talks speaker

Georgia Southern University's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will host Scott McCloud, cartoonist and comic book theorist, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in room 1115 of the College of Education.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Emerging disease confirmed in wild Bulloch County snake

A disease that some scientists have compared to the illness killing bats by the millions has been documented in a wild snake in Georgia.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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