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Kiwanis Fair begins Monday with parade

Side streets will be blocked and traffic will be detoured today as the parade kicking off the 47th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair meanders through downtown Statesboro.

October 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SEB's 'Swarm' hopes for another big year

Southeast Bulloch High School athletic director Katherine Bradley told the school's booster club at the first meeting of the school year that she was looking forward to the upcoming football season for the games – and the band.

October 27, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Karen Handel speaks about early voting; The Phil & Jake Show: costumes

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, October 10, 2008

October 25, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Hostage situation ends in Bulloch

A three-hour police standoff on Mill Branch Club Road Friday afternoon ended peacefully after an armed man holding three victims hostage gave up and allowed himself to be taken into custody.

October 25, 2008 | by HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police make arrest in home invasion

Police have arrested one suspect and are seeking others they said robbed a Gentilly Road man Sept. 27 after breaking into his home.

October 25, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Hunger Banquet; Jake's Entertainment: Stoneheart studio performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, October 9, 2008

October 24, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Chester Williams passes away at 96

Longtime Statesboro resident Chester Williams, known for his incredible memory and his passion for all things Georgia Southern, passed away Tuesday at age 96.

October 23, 2008 | Phil Boyum | Local


City may drop alcohol board

After months of negotiations and multiple workshops by the Alcohol Control Board, the Statesboro City Council has finally taken action on proposed changes to the city's alcohol ordinance by passing a first reading of four changes to the ordinance, including the abolishment of the ACB.

October 23, 2008 | Phil Boyum | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Hobby Lobby and PETCO opens

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, October 8, 2008

October 23, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


GDOT: Statesboro bypass officially open

Georgia Department of Transportation officials have announced that the Statesboro bypass is now officially open.

October 23, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Reports: Pranks by local students leave cars, homes vandalized

High-school homecoming pranks have escalated from simple "rolling" yards with toilet paper to spray painting vehicles, according to recent Bulloch County Sheriff's reports.

October 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal council meeting postposed to next Tuesday

The called meeting of the Portal City Council, slated for tonight, has been canceled due to the death of council member Keith Brown, said Portal City Clerk Eva Pitts. Brown died Wednesday morning, she said.

October 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Pumpkin Patch; Bulloch History Moment: The U.S.S. Bulloch County

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, October 7, 2008

October 22, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies and Games

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, October 6, 2008

October 21, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Brooklet mayor: Meeting was a ‘prank’

Brooklet Mayor Joe Grooms said an advertisement announcing a town hall meeting Monday was a "prank," but assured citizens tonight's called Brooklet City Council meeting is for real.

October 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Statesboro property owner claimed ‘negligent’ construction

A counterclaim was filed in a civil suit that recently ended in a mistrial due to allegations of jury tampering.

November 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City of Statesboro report: Weakening of alcohol rules might have contributed to Gatto’s death

If Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance had not been weakened in December 2011, Michael Gatto, 18, might be alive today, City Attorney J. Alvin Leaphart IV concluded in a recent report to City Council.

November 29, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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


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