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New traffic light installed on Hwy. 80

A traffic light at the intersection of Beasley/Cawana Road and Highway 80 is expected to begin operations soon, Statesboro City Engineer Maz Elhaj said.

October 16, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Drug agents net alligators in Friday raid

By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG

October 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Parade marked opening of Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

A light mist of rain didn't stop folks from lining the streets of downtown Statesboro Monday afternoon to watch a line of beauty queens, antique tractors, colorful floats and marching bands herald the opening of the 45th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Shooting at Eagle Landing Apartments

One man was shot in the head and another received a gunshot wound to the hand during a shooting incident Wednesday night at Eagle Landing Apartments. Police have a man they said was responsible for the shootings in custody.

October 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hundreds of flu shots given Thursday

The Bulloch County Health Department focused on nothing but flu shots Thursday, giving hundreds of shots to vaccinate people from the illness in preparation for the upcoming flu season.

October 16, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Parade kicks off fair today

Roads will be blocked in downtown Statesboro this afternoon to accommodate the 45th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade, which kicks off a week full of fun at 5 p.m. today.

October 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Georgia teacher group backs Taylor

ATLANTA - Democratic Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor picked up the endorsement Wednesday of one of the state's largest teachers groups, despite an effort by Gov. Sonny Perdue to woo educators this election year.

October 12, 2006 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Local man accused of two stabbings

By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG

October 12, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Soccer Saturday at Mill Creek

Shouts of encouragement pierce the mid-morning air during fall Saturday's at Mill Creek Park.

October 12, 2006 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Fair days on the way

Forty-five years ago the Statesboro Kiwanis Club began holding an agricultural fair, and the project snowballed. It's been growing larger every year, drawing visitors from across the Southeast, and in about a week, the fair will be back in town.

October 12, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Isakson: Keep resolve in Iraq

The global war on terror is the ultimate battle of good and evil and Americans must remain resolved to see the fight through, Senator Johnny Isakson said Monday afternoon.

October 12, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Norman Fries Distinguished Lecture Series

The rise of the Internet has created opportunities for the media to expand into new areas, but it has to be done properly for it to succeed.

October 12, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Mental health awareness week

Established by Congress in 1990, the first week of October is designated as "Mental Illness Awareness Week" in recognition of the National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) and its efforts to raise awareness. Also, "Bipolar Disorder Awareness Day" is held each year on the Thursday of Awareness Week to encourage further understanding and promote early intervention and treatment of this mental illness.

October 12, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Local


Savannah Avenue construction on schedule

While the city is realigning Savannah Avenue at its intersection with Highway 80, it's also taking the opportunity to improve the drainage capacity of the area as well.

October 12, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Wild game, skeet to benefit Averitt Center

By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG

October 12, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Should teachers be armed?

School superintendents in Bulloch and Evans counties say they prefer to rely on law enforcement response instead of arming teachers or other school employees. But now that state law allows it, school officials in Effingham County might take a look.

July 05, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Rising tide of debt, tough job market hurting college grads

The cost to attend college has risen sharply over the years. Not surprisingly, so has the number of college graduates with large amounts of debt.

July 05, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON and JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Interns | Local


6 arrested in 2 Bulloch County drug investigations

A total of six people - including one found hiding in a suitcase inside a closet - were arrested Friday in two separate investigations into drug sale or possession, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro man arrested on drug sale charges

Officers arrested a man Thursday after he led them on a vehicle chase and eventually had to be subdued with a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


7 arrested on drug, weapons charges in Statesboro

Seven people - including a man who was shot during an attempted robbery Sunday evening - were arrested Thursday after officers responded to an apartment trying to find a man wanted for selling cocaine, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Perdue, Kingston talk immigration

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY

July 04, 2014 | | Local


Bulloch County schools preparing for new Georgia standardized tests

When Bulloch County public school students set foot in their classrooms on Aug. 1, they will notice some changes.

July 04, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


An early, encouraging glimpse of 2015 Georgia health insurance rates

At least three health insurers plan to offer insurance statewide in Georgia's exchange for 2015.

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


Police: Dad sent nude photos while boy sat in car

MARIETTA, Ga. - A Georgia man who police say intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the day his son died and had looked at websites that advocated against having children, a detective testified Thursday.

July 03, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


All workers safe after blaze in Great Dane's Statesboro plant

A fire Thursday afternoon at Statesboro's Great Dane plant resulted in no major injuries, but four firefighters suffered minor heat exhaustion as the blaze added to already steaming temperatures.

July 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro’s Firecracker Fest promises explosive fun for the Fourth

Mill Creek Regional Park will be bustling with activity today during the 2014 Firecracker Fest, featuring family entertainment, games and, of course, fireworks.

July 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police: Man uses air-conditioner wires to light cigarette

Police arrested a man Wednesday they said snatched wires out of an air conditioner, then plugged the bare wires into a wall socket in order to light a cigarette.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Statesboro man fired shots at several people in Brooklet

A Statesboro man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after deputies say he fired shots at his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in her Brooklet yard, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Arthur approaches N.Carolina; vacationers head out

RODANTHE, N.C. - Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of the state's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks.

July 03, 2014 | By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern basketball player arrested

A Georgia Southern basketball standout and a teammate who just graduated have been arrested on drug and weapons charges after investigators executed a search warrant at a Statesboro apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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