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Statesboro man suspect in child molestation case

After three weeks of investigation, Statesboro Police arrested a man they said molested an 8-year-old girl.

May 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Doctor to be tried on charges of downloading child pornography

ATLANTA - When he was arrested after getting off a flight at a New York airport in 2004, Gainesville anesthesiologist Gregory Kapordelis was charged with traveling to Russia to have sex with young boys.

May 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


OTC kicks off campaign

Ogeechee Technical College's inaugural iGot campaign kicked off Friday with a rally for faculty, staff and administration officials.

May 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Board of Regents approves tuition hike

The Board of Regents approved a tuition increase of $302 for incoming freshman at Georgia's public colleges and universities Wednesday, but those students won't be affected by future rate hikes under the state's "fixed for four" plan.

May 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


OTC revamps annual fund-raiser

This year's fund-raiser for Ogeechee Technical College will have a little different feel than in the past - and not just because the campaign has a new name.

May 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Man found guilty for shooting two GSU students at Legends

A Bulloch County jury deliberated three hours before finding Antonio Tramaine Gibson guilty of shooting two Georgia Southern University basketball players in 2005.

May 18, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch wildfire still burning; citizens warned against outdoor burning

A wildfire burning in the Pembroke area isn't nearly as large as the one still raging in the Okeefenokee Swamp, but the Seed Tick Road fire has burned for a week and is an example of how easily dry conditions could result in a volatile situation.

May 18, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Go Red for Women luncheon scheduled

With heart disease the leading killer of women in the United States, the American Heart Association wanted to hold an event specifically focused to that segment of the population.

May 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Man charged with arson in South Georgia fire

ATLANTA - Authorities in Telfair County in south Georgia have charged a 48-year-old man with first-degree arson in connection with a brush fire in Lumber City.

May 18, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


2007 Parade of Homes set for weekend

Forty homes will be on display this weekend during the annual Parade of Homes, sponsored by the Homebuilders Association of Statesboro.

May 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Inmate firefighters help battle Georgia wildfires

WAYCROSS, Ga. - In the week he's spent fighting the vast wildfire in southeast Georgia, Gino Fisher still can't get used to local residents stopping to shake his hand, pat him on the back and offer hot meals and snacks.

May 17, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Two men seriously injured in house fire

Statesboro firefighters responded to three house fires Tuesday, and one fire resulted in two serious injuries.

May 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police say graduate student threatened them with gun

ATHENS - A University of of Georgia graduate student has been arrested after making threatening statements to a faculty member and confronting police officers with a pistol, officials said Tuesday.

May 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Statesboro man charged in rape, stabbing

Police arrested a man on suspicion of stabbing and repeatedly raping a woman at his Institute Street home Saturday.

May 17, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Statesboro woman speaks out about Rock paternity case

A Bulloch County woman seeking to compel comedian Chris Rock to take a paternity test said she gave him every opportunity to take the test before resorting to going to court.

May 16, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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Compliance checks result in Statesboro underage drinking arrests

Alcohol compliance checks in the last week at area bars and restaurants ended in numerous arrests for underage drinking and other violations, according to Statesboro police reports.

September 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern student lived life to the fullest

Michael Gatto got as much as he could out of his 18 years of life, including the 10 days he was at Georgia Southern University.

September 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro notifies Rude Rudy’s owner of hearing

Rude Rudy's owner Jonathan Earl Starkey has been asked to appear before City Council later this month, and face the possible suspension or revocation of the nightspot's alcoholic beverage license, according to a notice mailed to him Monday.

September 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia ethics commission fires director

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission was fired Monday, less than a week after a judge fined her $10,000 for failing to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the agency and called her actions "dishonest and non-transparent."

September 09, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


41st annual ‘A Day for Southern’ set for Tuesday

Georgia Southern University kicks off its 41st annual "A Day for Southern" community fundraising campaign Tuesday. The fundraising tradition began as a way for Georgia Southern supporters to contribute to the ongoing success of the university.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro city councilmen remember Tommy Blitch

Statesboro city councilmen and others spoke highly Monday of former Councilman Thomas Norwood "Tommy" Blitch Jr., who died Sunday under hospice care. He was 82.

September 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Slow nesting season for sea turtles

SAVANNAH - After four busy nesting years on beaches from Georgia to the Carolinas, loggerhead sea turtles this summer laid their eggs at a much pokier pace.

September 06, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Remembering integration

MACON - The morning the girls integrated the Bibb County schools, there was still a virtual mountain to climb.

September 06, 2014 | By JOE KOVAC Jr. The Telegraph | Local


Suit: Bar responsible for injuries

A man claiming he was injured last year by a bouncer at Rude Rudy's has filed suit against the club.

September 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jenkins County man missing for 2 months

Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said Friday that no foul play is suspected in the case of a Jenkins County man missing since early July.

September 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Vince and Barbara Dooley to speak at Boys & Girls Club's annual fundraiser

Legendary Georgia Bulldogs football coach Vince Dooley, along with his wife, Barbara, will be the featured speakers at the annual Steak & Burger Dinner fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

September 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


A man and his horses

When doctors told him he might have only five weeks to live, Rodger Howell decided to make some changes.

September 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Alternative school proposed to expand

After recent violent crimes implicating teenagers and reports by law enforcement that gangs are active here, Bulloch County Schools officials are speeding up plans for a full-day alternative school. A night-school session also is proposed.

September 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet police chief resigns

Mike Buchan has resigned as Brooklet's police chief, and town council members intend to start a search for his replacement soon.

September 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fundraiser to help local woman’s fight against cancer

A day of music, food and fun in Brooklet Saturday also will bring financial assistance for a local woman diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that causes an overgrowth of plasma cells in the bone marrow, which develop into tumors inside the bones.

September 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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