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A lot of work goes into Atlanta panda cub’s debut

ATLANTA - First, learning how to walk. Then how to handle the crowds and all the new attention.

January 29, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Schools receive $39,000 from NeSmith Select fund-raiser

When Tom Case returned home from work earlier this week, he wasn't exactly sure why his wife was so excited.

January 29, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Community involvement needed to battle gangs

Editor's Note: This is the second in a two part series dealing with gangs in Statesboro.

January 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Schools receive $39,000 from NeSmith Select fund-raiser

When Tom Case returned home from work earlier this week, he wasn't exactly sure why his wife was so excited.

January 29, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Jared Fogle, Subway spokesperson, coming to Statesboro

Jared Fogle, star of the Subway advertising campaign after he lost more than 100 pounds on the "Subway diet," will be in Statesboro February 2 as part of the American Heart and Stroke Association's Subway Challenge.

January 29, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Man wanted for questioning

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department needs help in finding a man whose photo was snapped at a Statesboro ATM. The man is wanted for questioning in a Jan. 5 kidnapping, aggravated assault and robbery that occurred in Savannah's westside community.

January 29, 2007 | | Local


Necropsy held Friday for Georgia Aquarium’s whale shark

ATLANTA - Ralph gained fame - and helped draw millions of visitors to the Georgia Aquarium - as one of the first two whale sharks to be held in captivity in North America.

January 29, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press Writer | Local


MLK celebration begins

The daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be at Georgia Southern University Tuesday as part of the university's celebration of her father's life and vision.

January 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Gangs in Statesboro

The Bottom Girls and the Bottom Boys. The Knockout Kings. The Whitesville Boys. The Headbusters. What about the Crosstown Squad? And don't forget the 3rd Mob of Portal.

January 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


His Iraq plan unveiled, Bush honors fallen and visits troops

FORT BENNING, Ga. - President Bush touted his new Iraq war strategy Thursday to an audience of people under orders to support it - the troops under his command.

January 26, 2007 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Local


At least two injured in four-vehicle wreck on 301 North

A Swainsboro man remains in critical condition after a four-car crash Wednesday that sent the log truck he was driving through a block building.

January 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City addresses parking issues

When Statesboro's City Council passed a series of new restrictions regarding alcohol near the end of 2005, one of the provisions included recalculating parking in shopping centers when a new or existing restaurant applies for an alcohol license.

January 26, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Perdue proposes $20.2 billion budget

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue, fresh off his resounding re-election win, proposed a $20.2 billion budget plan on Wednesday that would boost salaries for teachers, preserve more land and cut taxes for retirees.

January 25, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Bulloch hopes to crack down on local gangs

Gangs in Bulloch County? Possibly. That's why the Bulloch County Board of Education is teaming up with law enforcement and other agencies in sponsoring a panel discussion tonight about gangs and related activity.

January 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ga.-based troops who led 2003 invasion deploy for third Iraq tour

FORT STEWART, Ga. - They've done it twice already in four years, but the third time isn't any easier - Sgt. Michael Konvicka picks up his rifle to go to war while his wife takes up her knitting needles and crochets blankets to help pass the time while he's away.

January 25, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM AP Military Writer | Local


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Judge delays bond decision in Rude Rudy’s beating death

After a bond hearing Wednesday lasting nearly three hours, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Chief Judge William E. Woodrum Jr. said he would review the testimony before deciding whether to grant bond for a bouncer accused of beating another man to death in August.

October 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau exhibit honors troops killed in action

A traveling exhibit honoring military personnel killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is currently at the Museum on Main, inside the new Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau on South Main Street.

October 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


OctoberQuest on Saturday benefits United Way

The Second Annual OctoberQuest benefiting United Way of Southeast Georgia is set for Saturday at The Clubhouse. Proceeds from the event will benefit the local United Way, which serves Bulloch, Candler, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins and Tattnall counties.

October 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2nd Texas health worker tests positive for Ebola

DALLAS - A second Dallas hospital worker who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, and officials on Wednesday began reaching out to passengers who had been on a flight with her the day before she fell ill.

October 15, 2014 | By EMILY SCHMALL and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Local


Man pleads guilty in Statesboro stabbing murder

A Twin City man charged with stabbing a man to death in February pleaded guilty Tuesday.

October 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


5 men arrested on marijuana charges

Despite efforts to hide evidence, including a felony amount of marijuana and a handgun stashed in a toilet, five men were jailed Saturday after law enforcement paid them an unexpected visit, authorities said.

October 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


3 armed men force way into Bulloch County mobile home

A home invasion early Tuesday morning has sheriff's investigators seeking information on three suspects.

October 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Chinese acrobats to visit Georgia Southern's PAC

Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive, will welcome the National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China as they perform "Cirque Peking" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ad says Rep. Barrow 'lying' on tying pay to budget

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Two weeks after Rep. John Barrow rolled out a campaign ad telling voters he wants a law ensuring members of Congress don't get paid if they fail to pass a budget, his Republican opponent fired back Monday with a TV spot saying the congressman voted against that very idea last year and is "lying to stay in office."

October 13, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Health officials urge hospitals to 'think Ebola'

DALLAS - Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola" and launched a review of procedures for treating infected patients, while the World Health Organization called the outbreak "the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times."

October 13, 2014 | By EMILY SCHMALL and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Local


Fields of Faith set Wednesday for Statesboro High

Students from Bulloch, Candler and Screven counties will join thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across the nation on Wednesday to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the ninth annual national Fields of Faith event.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro is, once again, The Write Place

Statesboro's Fourth Annual Write Place Festival features critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro fitness drive gets national attention

Statesboro city employees' relentless tracking of every step they take has garnered them some national attention.

October 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Electrical fire shuts down Statesboro Lowe’s

A fire in a control room at Statesboro's Lowe's Monday closed the store for the day. Calls to Lowes were redirected to the Lowe's store in Rincon, where a spokesman said the Statesboro store is expected to reopen Tuesday.

October 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


GSU School of Nursing celebrates inaugural White Coat Ceremony

Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing was recently chosen as part of a test program in which 100 schools received funding to pilot their first-ever White Coat Ceremony.

October 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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