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Lumber truck overturns on Pulaski Highway bridge; will be closed Wednesday

A bridge on Pulaski Highway will be closed today for repairs after an 18-wheeler flipped over and destroyed part of the bridge's railings. Georgia State Patrol Trooper First-Class Blake Hendrix said driver Jeffrey Moore, 30, Santee, SC was driving east Tuesday afternoon around 2:45 p.m. , approaching the bridge near Brannen Lake Road, when he ran off the road and struck the bridge embankment. The tractor-trailer rig, carrying a load of small pieces of wood, overturned, scattering wood and vehicle parts across the roadway. The Georgia Department of Transportation ordered the bridge closed for clean up and repairs ...

January 27, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


Ga. House backs property tax proposal

ATLANTA - Powerful Georgia House leaders are backing a proposal that would preserve a property tax break for homeowners this year but would likely eliminate it next year.

January 27, 2009 | By GREG BLUESTEIN | Local


Doctor: Newborn octuplets appear healthy

BELLFLOWER, Calif. - Just think: eight cribs, eight highchairs, eight strollers (or maybe four double-strollers), and far too many dirty diapers to count.

January 27, 2009 | By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press Writer | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Pack the House in Pink; Boro Business: Gateway Industrial Park

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, January 27, 2008

January 27, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell to speak at GSU Wednesday

Captain Jim Lovell, whose famous space mission was depicted in the film "Apollo 13," will speak at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

January 26, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Ga. Senate unveils plan to provide relief to roads

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers are again pressing for a one-cent sales tax to help provide relief for the state's clogged roadways.

January 26, 2009 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Police: Fla. man arrested after trying to defraud local bank

A Florida man tried to pull the wool over a local bank employee's eyes, but before he could fleece the bank and a customer, police sent him to jail.

January 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Fitness Fest 2009; Bulloch History Moment: Daniel Boone

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, January 26, 2008

January 26, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Price of gas up more than 7 cents across the U.S.

CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average national price of gasoline increased 7.6 cents in the past two weeks, according to a national survey released Sunday.

January 25, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Salmonella at Ga. plant may have contributed to 7 deaths

BLAKELY, Ga. - Health officials say the death of a Minnesota woman has been linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak and now the infection may have contributed to seven deaths.

January 24, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Carey Hilliard's breaks ground; Business Leader of the Year

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, January 23, 2008

January 23, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


‘Button’ rules Oscars, Batman’s a bridesmaid

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - ''The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'' is the Academy Awards heavyweight with 13 nominations, yet the shadow of Batman loomed large with the absence of ''The Dark Knight'' in the best-picture race.

January 22, 2009 | By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer | Local


Officials: Register man arrested after knife assault

A Register man is behind bars without bond after he assaulted a woman and tried to rape her, authorities said.

January 22, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


2008 Business Leader of the Year - Gerald Edenfield

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce 2008 Business Leader of the Year is a practical joker who also practices law. And, Gerald Edenfield was sworn in last June as the president of the State Bar of Georgia.

January 22, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - GSU Library dedication; Stoneheart's Studio performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, January 22, 2008

January 22, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Statesboro Kiwanis Club seeks to eliminate neonatal tetanus

The Kiwanis Club of Statesboro recently announced that it has approved the recommendation of its Board of Directors to be a model club in its efforts in raising funds for Project Eliminate. Project Eliminate is a fundraising project organized by Kiwanis International in conjunction with UNICEF to eradicate the disease of maternal neonatal tetanus from the world.

February 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Averitt STARs present Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Two young ladies claim undying love for a man named Ernest. Two men, neither of them named Ernest, are each in love with a young lady.

February 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro woman charged with cruelty to children

A Statesboro woman has been arrested after four children in her apartment were found to be living in unacceptable conditions, and two of them had injuries, police said.

February 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia transportation funding bill a moving target

House Bill 170, which would change the way Georgia funds highway projects, is a moving target.

February 10, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter man’s death ruled homicide

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents have ruled the death of a Metter man as a homicide.

February 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Former Statesboro High coach pleads guilty to sex with teenage student

A former assistant coach charged with sexual misconduct with a high school student in April pleaded guilty to the charge Tuesday.

February 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mississippi, West Virginia toughest on school immunizations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - With rampant diabetes and obesity, Mississippi and West Virginia have struggled with health crises. Yet when it comes to getting children vaccinated, these states don't mess around.

February 10, 2015 | BY JOHN RABY AND EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press | Local


‘Back on Broadway’ performance at PAC canceled

"Back on Broadway," a performance originally scheduled for Thursday at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center, has been canceled by the production company.

February 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Deal outlines financial rebound, Savannah port expansion

Gov. Nathan Deal outlined the dimensions of Savannah's harbor deepening Monday for a Statesboro audience and sized up the state government's financial recovery, now underway.

February 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Lynda Williamson named 2015 Rotary Citizen of the Year

Lynda Brannen Williamson was once again honored posthumously, this time as the 2015 Rotary Citizen of the Year by the two Statesboro Rotary clubs.

February 09, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Brooklet farmer honored for conservation efforts

A Brooklet farmer has been named Bulloch County's 2014 Conservationist of the Year by the bankers and supervisors of the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District.

February 09, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Statesboro police report scam by fake Georgia Power representative

If you get a call from someone claiming to be a Georgia Power Co. representative, be careful about following that person's directions, police say.

February 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


House fire kills Metter man

A Metter man was killed in a house fire Sunday, and state fire officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze.

February 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Move over, Edison

Editor's note: The caption on one of the pictures to the left has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Because of a photographer's mistake, the name of a student in a photograph caption on the front of Sunday's Lifestyles section was misspelled. Paul Scarpinato is the Statesboro High School senior explaining artificial intelligence design in his quadrocopter at the Regional Student Technology Fair held Jan. 31 at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

February 08, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


‘Saints and Soldiers: The Void’ screening Tuesday at GSU

International award-winning director Ryan Little will be at Georgia Southern University for a public screening of his latest film, "Saints and Soldiers: The Void" Tuesday evening.

February 07, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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