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Children use old cell phones to prank call 911

Old cellular phones that no longer have service may seem to be harmless toys for children, but they can also be a problem for 911 dispatchers.

April 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU ArtsFest '07 – Art lovers, kids swarm celebration

Gnats and humidity couldn't stop area residents from swarming Sweetheart Circle on the campus of Georgia Southern University Saturday for the 25th annual ArtsFest celebration.

April 29, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Molester, parents plead not guilty in slaying of 6-year-old boy

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A convicted child molester and his parents pleaded not guilty Friday to charges they kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered a 6-year-old boy whose body was found last month wrapped in a trash bag and dumped by a roadside.

April 28, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Ga. slavery apology sponsors suggest proposal might have to wait

ATLANTA - The leader of Georgia's black lawmakers group said Friday that a push in the Legislature to apologize for the state's role in slavery may be dead for the year.

April 28, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


Former pastor sentenced for child molestation

A judge sentenced the former pastor of Leefield Baptist Church to 75 years, 25 to serve, for child molestation Wednesday.

April 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Gassing as means of euthanasia will no longer be used in Bulloch

Gassing by carbon monoxide as a means of euthanasia will now only be used in extreme cases at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter, said Bulloch County staff attorney Jeff Akins.

April 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Honest man returns lost bank bag containing hundreds in cash

One man's honesty made another man's day Tuesday when Jim Williams returned something Bill Nash lost.

April 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three charged for shoplifting lawnmower

What can you do with a riding lawn mower and three sets of Egyptian cotton sheets? That's what police want to know after arresting three suspects Monday for taking the items without paying.

April 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two men arrested for aggravated assault after drive-by-shooting

A drive-by shooting Monday didn't result in injury, but did cause two men to find themselves behind bars on felony aggravated assault charges.

April 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Power Team spreads message in Statesboro

Ripping apart a phone book, breaking police hand cuffs and rolling a frying pan into the shape of a burrito may not seem like the work of God, but for members of the Power Team, it's just that.

April 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Bulloch woman says she will move Chris Rock suit to New York

The lawsuit filed by a Bulloch County woman against actor and comedian Chris Rock claiming he is the father of her child will be withdrawn and filed in New York.

April 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Kathryn Grube named Herald Humanitarian of the Year

Kathryn Grube was emotional and surprised Tuesday night upon learning she was the 2007 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year. Grube was honored during the 19th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala, hosted by the Statesboro Herald and other sponsors.

April 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Moe's being sold

Atlanta-based Raving Brands has entered into an agreement to sell its Tex-Mex chain, Moe's Southwest Grill LLC, to Focus Brands, operator of Carvel and Cinnabon shops. Raving Brands said a definitive agreement was signed this past weekend with Focus Brands.

April 27, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Local


19th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Award recipients

The 19th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala Tuesday night spotlighted 25 area citizens who are known for their compassion, dedication to helping others and tireless giving.

April 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Zoo hoping primate picassos can charm crowds

ATLANTA - At 4, Bernas isn't the computer wizard his mom is, but he's learning. Just the other day he used his lips and feet to play a game on the touch-screen monitor as his mom, Madu, swung from vines and climbed trees.

April 26, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


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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


Dad in Georgia hot car death charged with murder

ATLANTA - A Georgia man whose son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours was charged Thursday with murder in the toddler's death.

September 04, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Nightmare for vulnerable: Unlicensed care homes in Georgia

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The investigation of a South Georgia unlicensed personal care home began with the report of a resident of the facility breaking into a nearby home to get food.

September 04, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Moth Project to attract ‘second-shift pollinators’ to Georgia Southern campus

Starting next week, Georgia Southern University will cater to some very special guests: moths.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Rude Rudy’s settled 2010 injury lawsuit

A Statesboro bar where a man recently was beaten, and who later died, settled a lawsuit regarding a 2010 incident in which a victim suffered a brain injury when he slipped and fell on a wet floor, according to a Savannah lawyer.

September 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parker files lawsuit against city of Statesboro

Former City Manager Frank Parker filed suit against the city of Statesboro and its elected officials Wednesday in Bulloch County Superior Court, alleging that he was wrongfully fired and asking that he be reinstated and awarded unspecified damages.

September 03, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro police seek witnesses, video of fight at Rusty’s

The Statesboro Police Department is looking for witnesses and/or video of a fight that occurred at Rusty's Tavern, 15 University Plaza, at approximately 2:50 a.m. Aug. 20.

September 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Mayor suggests amending Statesboro alcohol ordinance soon

The death of 18-year-old Michael Gatto after a beating last week at Rude Rudy's prompted Mayor Jan Moore to propose Wednesday that City Council consider specific changes in its existing Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance, in advance of the replacement ordinance slated to take effect next July 1.

September 03, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Downtown Statesboro fire investigation continues

Statesboro fire officials still don't know the cause of a blaze Aug. 26 that destroyed a restaurant and damaged nearby businesses in downtown Statesboro.

September 02, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘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


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