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Bulloch office warns of passport delays

Due to a nationwide backlog at passport agencies, the time it takes to obtain a passport has been extended, said Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Sherri Akins.

April 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Theater Review – Hello Dolly!

Need some help with your love life, or with life in general? Then maybe seeing Averitt STARS' production of Hello, Dolly! will give you some ideas on how to live life to the fullest.

April 10, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Metter couple dies in motorcycle accident

A Metter couple were killed Saturday when the motorcycle they were riding crossed the center line, striking a car.

April 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU's Raptor Center plays host to Spring Egg-Stravaganza

Georgia Southern University's Raptor Center was the site this past weekend for Spring Egg-Stravanganza, which also included a campout. Campers learned about the birds of prey kept at the center and how the Raptor Center helps the wildlife. They also had a a lot of fun.

April 09, 2007 | | Local


Bulloch shelter waiting to see if gassing chamber will be prohibited

The Statesboro - Bulloch County Animal Shelter is waiting for word from the Georgia Department of Agriculture on whether its method of euthanasia will be changed from gassing with carbon monoxide to injection of sodium pentobarbital.

April 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG and AP Wire | Local


Number of pets affected by tainted food rises in Statesboro

The number of Statesboro-area pets affected by canned or pouched food included in an international pet food recall has risen, said one local veterinarian.

April 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Gymnastics event draws hundreds to Boro

Young gymnasts from all over Georgia met Saturday and Sunday to compete in the Southern Safari Invitational.

April 09, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Swing Into Spring draws thousands to Mill Creek

About two thousand people enjoyed games, food and fireworks at Friday night's annual Swing Into Spring event - the official kickoff of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Recreation Department youth baseball and softball season.

April 08, 2007 | | Local


Fans gather to watch Eagles spring training

While players and coaches for Georgia Southern's football team were eager to get back onto the field for spring practice, there's another group of people who were equally excited to see the team back on the field.

April 08, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Bulloch animal shelter part of anti-gassing court case

A hearing today will help determine whether a handful of animal shelters in Georgia will be able to continue using carbon monoxide gas chambers as a method of euthanasia.

April 07, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sykes to perform at Georgia Southern Saturday

Comedienne Wanda Sykes, who has appeared in such films as "Monster-In-Law" and "My Super Ex-Girlfriend," will be bringing her stand up comedy act to Statesboro Saturday evening.

April 07, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Emley family to serve as ambassador family for March of Dimes WalkAmerica

Amanda and William Emley were like any other expectant parents, meaning they were anxious, nervous and excited all at the same time.

April 06, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Boro Snapshot

Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.

April 06, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Local vets see few cases due to pet food recall

While local veterinarians and pet food retailers said they have fielded numerous phone calls regarding a massive pet food recall, only one veterinarian reported a suspected case of illness possibly related to tainted pet food.

April 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police ID armed robbery suspect; seek public's help

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a Statesboro convenience store March 6 and hope citizens will come forward with information regarding the suspect's location.

April 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Statesboro City Council members think back on 2011 alcohol amendments

One Statesboro City Council member says he thought he was voting on a less-drastic rewrite of the Alcohol Ordinance in 2011.

November 29, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Black Friday shoppers: Thanksgiving not for sales

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Many Black Friday shoppers say they avoided spending money on Thanksgiving Day because, they say, the holiday should be a time for family.

November 28, 2014 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve

NEW YORK - For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.

November 28, 2014 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Local


Rocky Ford mayor, clerk resign

Rocky Ford, the small Screven County town facing an ongoing federal investigation into financial matters, encountered yet another challenge last week as its mayor and town clerk both resigned.

November 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Peterson: 'Hard work pays off'

Bulloch County Schools' speech-language pathologists hosted a "Success with Stuttering" workshop on a recent teacher workday, co-sponsored by the Georgia Learning Resource System and the Stuttering Foundation of America.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

November 27, 2014 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press | Local


Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.

November 27, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press | Local


Statesboro double-lung transplant recipient is grateful

Andrea Maechtle feels like she received a second chance at life with her double-lung transplant surgery, performed March 17, and she believes the Statesboro community played a huge role in her miracle.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Photo gallery: Statesboro Thanksgiving Community Service

On Tuesday, Nov. 25 2014, clergy and members of local churches joined together in prayer and song to celebrate the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

November 26, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Statesboro’s Christian Social Ministries serves record number with food assistance

Christian Social Ministries supplied several days worth of food to 160 households on Monday with help from the East Georgia Regional Auxiliary, whose members collected and donated all the fixings for 77 family Thanksgiving meals and purchased 100 gift cards for turkeys or hams.

November 26, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


1.3 million bound for Georgia roads, airport

ATLANTA - More than 1.3 million Georgians are expected to travel on state highways and use the world's busiest airport through Sunday for Thanksgiving, and officials say they're prepared for the rush with extra staff to monitor roads and help people move through security lines.

November 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel plans

MINEOLA, N.Y. - Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year.

November 25, 2014 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press | Local


Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'

FERGUSON, Missouri - Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.

November 25, 2014 | By DAVID A. LIEB and HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press | Local


Statesboro native NFL player starts local foundation

Baltimore Ravens player DeAngelo Tyson, a former Statesboro High School standout, has announced the formation of the Tyson Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that will benefit the city that gave him hope and opportunity.

November 25, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


8 arrested for ‘ear wax’ possession in Statesboro

A new form of an old drug is making an appearance around the area, and investigators arrested eight suspects recently after finding a quantity of "ear wax," a form of THC, in two locations.

November 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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