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Church fire ruled arson

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Statesboro teen Tuesday after finding evidence he set an 114-year-old church on fire.

December 18, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


United Way agency teaches skills that last lifetime

While most people are sitting down to dinner, a group of students meets for a final class. Their teacher, Myrtis Akins, leads the review of class material. One student knows the answers, and speaks eloquently, finishing the teacher's statements easily while others sit quietly, shyly.

December 18, 2006 | By PAM BOURLAND-DAVIS Special to the Herald | Local


Gnat's Landing to reopen Thursday

Many local residents took note as Gnat's Landing on South Main Street closed its doors Monday to prepare for a new management team to take charge.

December 18, 2006 | By JAN MOORE | Local


Fender bender at Main Street intersection

A wreck

December 18, 2006 | | Local


Burglar caught in the act

A Twin Forks Road man blocked the path of a burglary suspect Monday, keeping the man from fleeing while he called for help. The suspect fled into the woods anyway, but tracking dogs and pursuing sheriff's deputies captured him a half mile away from the scene of the crime.

December 18, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Forestry officials battling blaze at Cypress Lake Road

A lake fire threatened homes and consumed about 100 acres of 700-acre Cypress Lake Tuesday, but forestry officials and firefighters stood by to protect the structures and battled the blaze as a thick blanket of smoke covered much of the Statesboro area.

December 18, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Devyn Naude Fund

Devyn Naude is a fighter.

December 18, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Shop 'till you drop

Holiday shoppers crowded Bulloch County stores Friday searching for bargains on what is traditionally the start of the Christmas shopping season.

December 18, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Nights of Lights at Guido Studios begins Friday night

A special feature performance of "Black Nativity," directed by internationally renowned director Mical Whitaker, will take place tonight at 6 p.m. at Dr. Michael Guido's Studios on Hwy. 121 in Metter.

December 18, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Facing the Giants

When Jason McLeod found out his church in Albany would be filming a movie about football, he had no intention of getting a speaking part.

December 18, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


North Main Street County offices closed until power restored

December 18, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Local


Lawsuit filed to halt tree harvest at Cypress Lake

STATESBORO - Environmentalists have sued to halt logging of cypress and other trees growing in a privately owned lake, arguing the Army Corps of Engineers wrongly determined no permit was required.

December 18, 2006 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Record number of travelers expected for Thanksgiving

A record number of Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles during the Thanksgiving holiday period, with more than 1.3 million Georgians expected to travel.

December 18, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Donation applications accepted for Christmas project

In a few days, about 400 families encountering financial difficulty will receive a bit of Christmas cheer, thanks to donations from local citizens and efforts by local law enforcement, businesses and other volunteers.

December 18, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mayor's Christmas Motorcade

Donations are being collected for the annual Mayor's Christmas Motorcade, which provides gifts and necessities to patients of Georgia's mental health and retardation facilities.

December 18, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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Georgia Southern to create apparel with own recyclables

Georgia Southern University and its College of Business are partnering with Renew Merchandise, one of the world's leaders in turning recyclables into clothes, to begin offering Georgia Southern licensed apparel made from GSU's own recycled plastic bottles.

August 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Nephew: Statesboro shooting victim was ‘family man,’ about to get married

Statesboro police are keeping quiet about details of a fatal shooting at Park Place Apartments Friday night because the case is still under active investigation, but a relative of the victim said his uncle was an innocent bystander.

August 18, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


New brick-look crosswalks going in overnight at West Main and College streets in Statesboro

The intersection around West Main and College streets will be closed from about 8:30 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Tuesday for completion of the crosswalk upgrade, said engineer Marcos Trejo in the city's engineering department.

August 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Got $1M to run for Congress? Barrow rival Allen is close

SAVANNAH - Regardless of whether he wins his race for Congress this fall, Augusta businessman and Republican Rick W. Allen is on the brink of joining an exclusive club in Georgia politics - candidates willing to spend $1 million of their own money seeking election.

August 18, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern to host award-winning filmmaker for Hispanic Heritage Month

Georgia Southern University will host Adriana Bosch, an award-winning series producer and filmmaker, as this year's Hispanic Heritage Month guest speaker.

August 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


They're Back - Georgia Southern students return

And no, we're not talking about Poltergeist.

August 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Remaining murder defendants to appear in court

A man charged in a June 2013 "hit style" murder despite being in prison when the shooting occurred, along with one of the men accused of participating in the shooting itself, will appear in court next week.

August 17, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bulloch County school board confirms millage rollback

The Bulloch County Board of Education on Thursday evening confirmed its 1 percent rollback of its property tax millage rate by a 6-1 vote.

August 16, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Hirsch back in the booth

Nate Hirsch will announce a football game next week at Paulson Stadium for the first time since "the Voice of the Eagles" described Georgia Southern's 63-17 destruction of Morehead State on Nov. 12, 2005.

August 16, 2014 | Jim Healy | Local


Statesboro police: 17-year-old charged with murder in Park Place shooting

A 17-year-old Statesboro youth faces charges of murder in connection with the Friday night fatal shooting of a 46-year-old man at Park Place Apartments, police said.

August 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


UPDATED: 1 dead after Friday night shooting

According to Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch, at least one victim was killed after a shooting that occurred Friday night at Park Place Apartments on Lanier Drive near Veterans Memorial Parkway.

August 15, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Woman catches burglar in the act

A man is behind bars after a woman caught him in the act of burglarizing her home Thursday. A man is behind bars after a woman caught him in the act of burglarizing her home Thursday.

August 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Election board addresses concerns about letter sent to certain Bulloch voters

Bulloch County election officials have replaced a letter asking certain voters to update their registration after some who received it expressed discomfort and local Democratic Party members warned it might be seen in terms of vote suppression.

August 15, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Missing man found dead

A man reported missing Thursday was found dead Friday morning of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

August 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Boy’s 1st birthday gift: Donations for migrant workers

Birthday parties usually see guests bringing presents for the person's birthday. But one boy's 1st birthday was a little different on June 5.

August 14, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


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