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Statesboro chosen for Georgia Literary festival in 2010

The 12th annual Georgia Literary Festival in 2010 will be hosted by Statesboro, officials at the Georgia Center for the Book recently announced.

January 18, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


People urged to avoid peanut butter products

WASHINGTON - Federal health authorities on Saturday urged consumers to avoid eating cookies, cakes, ice cream and other foods that contain peanut butter until authorities can learn more about a deadly outbreak of salmonella contamination.

Most peanut butter sold in jars at supermarkets appears to be safe, said Stephen Sundlof, head of the Food and Drug Administration's food safety center.

January 18, 2009 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press Writer | Local


Local police seek suspect in stabbing

Police are seeking a man they said stabbed another man at a Spruce Street residence early Friday morning.

January 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SPLOST would fund new schools

A renewed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) in March will fund three new elementary schools as well as improvements to other schools in the county, said Charles Wilson, assistant superintendent for Bulloch County schools.

January 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tavis Smiley speaks at GSU; Cowboy Troy's Studio Statesboro performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, January 16, 2008

January 16, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Evermore Farms to host IEA show

Evermore Farms in Brooklet will play host to its team's largest show in history this weekend as they welcome the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA). It will be the first home show of 2009 for the Evermore Farms team, with classes scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

January 15, 2009 | SPECIAL | Local


Two SHS band members play their way to the top

Auditioning for the Georgia All-State Band is one of the most prestigious and toughest competitions high school musicians face each year. To earn first chair in your instrument - beating out about 1,000 of the most talented musicians in the state - is a remarkable achievement. To do it twice is almost unheard of.

January 15, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Police: Woman jailed after stealing $60,000 from employer

Statesboro Police arrested a woman Tuesday they said stole more than $60,000 from her employer, a local counselor.

January 15, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


US Airways plane crashes into Hudson River

NEW YORK - A US Airways plane crashed into the frigid Hudson River on Thursday after striking a bird that disabled two engines, sending 150 on board scrambling onto rescue boats, authorities say. No deaths or serious injuries were immediately reported.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown said US Airways Flight 1549 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport enroute to Charlotte, North Carolina, when the crash occurred in the river near 48th Street in New York City.

January 15, 2009 | BY DAVID CARUSO Associated Press Writer | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - All State Band; GSU students to attend Obama's inauguration

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, January 15, 2008

January 15, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


"Driving Miss Daisy" begins Friday

January 14, 2009 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Boro readies for MLK Day

With a theme covering the days of slavery to the day America inaugurates its first black president, the 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Parade kicks off Monday with a long line of local celebrities, floats and more.

January 14, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Perdue outlines proposed budget cuts during State of State address

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue proposed a slimmed-down budget Wednesday that slashes spending to close a $2.2 billion budget hole. But he also wants to boost borrowing to stimulate the state's economy by creating 20,000 jobs building schools and libraries.

January 14, 2009 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Arthritis water aerobics, Driving Miss Daisy play

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, January 14, 2008

January 14, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Register may impose taxes

During the Register Town Council mid-year budget review Tuesday night, the mayor and council members discussed the possibility of raising fees and taxes.

January 14, 2009 | By K.R. STENBORG Special to the Herald | Local


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Two-school zoning shift made definite

As first reported in March, about 140 students who rode school buses to attend Langston Chapel Elementary School this year will go to Sallie Zetterower Elementary School when the new school year begins Aug. 3.

May 01, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Second lawsuit filed in deadly crash

The mother of one of the five Georgia Southern students killed last week in a crash on Interstate 16 in Bryan County has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company regarding the death of her daughter. It is the second suit filed against Total Transportation since the seven-vehicle crash April 22.

April 30, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Last US Marines to leave Saigon describe chaos of war's end

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - As the Marines scrambled to the roof of the U.S. Embassy, they locked a chain-link gate on every other floor to slow the throng of panicked Vietnamese civilians sure to come behind them. They knew if the crowd pushed through to the top, they could easily be overrun by hundreds of people desperate to get a seat on one of the last helicopters out of Saigon.

April 30, 2015 | By MARGIE MASON Associated Press | Local


Warrant roundup nets 21 arrests

A round up of people wanted on felony charges ended in 21 arrests Tuesday, and more may be coming.

April 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Migos rapper still in jail

One of three rap stars arrested on gun and drug charges after an April 18 concert at Georgia Southern University remains in the Bulloch County Jail almost two weeks later, denied bond until a judge approves a hearing.

April 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City alcohol officer proposed

Statesboro officials propose to employ an alcoholic beverage control officer, a certified police officer assigned duties such as enforcement of the minimum drinking age of 21, in the new fiscal year.

April 29, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


A ‘fractured’ fairy tale

Mical Whitaker's latest production for the Statesboro Youth Theatre uses famous fairy tale characters to tell a story about forgiveness.

April 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


After historic arguments, court to rule on same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON - Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday in historic arguments at the Supreme Court. But Kennedy's record on the issue could give encouragement to gay and lesbian couples.

April 28, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local


Baltimore on edge

BALTIMORE - Baltimore was a city on edge Tuesday as hundreds of National Guardsmen patrolled the streets against unrest for the first time since 1968, hoping to prevent another outbreak of rioting.

April 28, 2015 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS and DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press | Local


Confederate soldier remembered

For Confederate Memorial Day, Mike Mull told the Bulloch County Historical Society about a local soldier, Hiram Bland, whose death in a Union prisoner of war camp took on aspects of a 19th century gothic horror story.

April 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


An agritourist magnet in Bulloch County

Hunter Cattle Company didn't start out to be a magnet for agritourism, but it didn't start out to be an award-winning natural-fed meat business, either.

April 28, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


A choir's debut

The Boys and Girls Club Choir will offer its debut performance Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. inside the First United Methodist Church of Statesboro on South Main Street. The free concert is open to the public, and the community is encouraged to attend the inaugural display of musical talent from the Statesboro club.

April 27, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Founder of Feetz to speak at Georgia Southern

Tuesday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the College of Engineering and Information Technology, Room 1004, the Georgia Southern College of Business Administration Business Innovation Group will host the Entrepreneur Lecture Series with speaker Lucy Beard as she discusses her adventures in starting Feetz, the digital cobbler for the new era.

April 27, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Optim Healthcare merger becomes official

Optim Healthcare has made official the long anticipated partnership with National Surgical Healthcare, an owner and operator of surgical hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers based in Chicago.

April 27, 2015 | | Local


This ain't our first rodeo

The bulls and broncs have all gone home to pasture, relaxing after their 8–16 seconds of work.

April 26, 2015 | By BILL ANDERSON Kiwanis Club of Statesboro | Local


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