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Blimp passes over Statesboro Wednesday during 3,000 mile journey

It wasn't a bird, plane nor even Superman flying over Statesboro Wednesday morning. But if you looked up in the sky about 10:45 a.m., you would have seen the AVICTA Complete Cotton Blimp floating over the Boro and Bulloch County as part of its blimp tour of the Cotton Belt. The tour began Feb. 29 at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show in Memphis, Tenn. The 128-foot blimp will travel more than 3,000 miles over 10 states until the end of May.

May 22, 2008 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


Loan from Splash to help fund county fire department

Bulloch County leaders will be using water to fight fire.

May 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Saddle Up St. Jude trail ride this weekend

The Fourth Annual Saddle Up St. Jude Bulloch County trail ride will be held Saturday and Sunday at Clark Farms near Portal.

May 22, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday May 7, 2008

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


Averitt Center holds auditions for Erk Russell play

"A Life Done Right: The Living Legacy of Erk Russell" play celebrates the enduring impact of legendary Georgia Southern University football coach Erk Russell. Based largely on oral histories that are being collected from people who were acquaintances of the late coach, the play is a collaboration between the Averitt Center and the Department of Communication Arts.

May 21, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday May 6, 2008

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


Police: Two arrested after more than $7,000 in drugs found

Two men are behind bars after a Statesboro Police investigation that netted omore than $7,000 worth of steroids and other dangerous drugs, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

May 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Woman chases down purse-snatcher

A woman whose purse was snatched early Saturday morning gave chase, and the offender handed the purse back when he learned she had no money, police said.

May 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two arrested after crashing into woman's house

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested two men whom they said crashed their way into an elderly woman's home, knocked her down and took her purse.

May 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City partners with Fire Corps team

City council unanimously agreed Tuesday to jointly fund a mobile unit designed to support the victims of a fire tragedy immediately after fire professionals are called to an emergency. Working in conjunction with Fire Corps, a new volunteer and donation sponsored arm of the Statesboro Fire Department, the city will pay for on-going expenses including insurance, fuel-costs and maintenance.

May 21, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Three Metter residents killed in I-16 crash

Three Metter residents were killed Saturday afternoon in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 16 near Exit 116, according to reports from Georgia State Patrol Post 45 in Statesboro

May 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SEB senior elected as vice president of Georgia FFA

Once long ago, being a farmer was the dream of many an American child. Nowadays, many students see that career as one of hardship and little financial reward. One young man, however, has planned since he was young to be a farmer – Southeast Bulloch High School senior Jarrod Creasy. And his plans are starting to pay off.

May 21, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, May 5, 2008

May 20, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU students build moon robot

A group of senior Electrical Engineering Technology students from Georgia Southern University designed and built a robot that was judged among the best entries at a regional robotics competition.

May 20, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police: 1 arrested, 1 at large after home invasion

Bulloch County Sheriff's officials are seeking a man they said invaded a Portal area home and attacked a man with whom he had an ongoing dispute.

May 20, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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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


Early voting set to begin Monday

If you just can't wait until Nov. 4 to vote, your time is just about here.

October 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Woman pays tribute to inventor brother

Connie Shumake King's admiration of her brother Carlis Louis Shumake Jr. goes beyond simple family affiliation. She calls him "Superman."

October 11, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Treatment for underage drinking?

After diagnosing Statesboro as having an underage drinking problem, police leaders this week proposed a treatment that involves hiring an alcoholic beverage control officer, creating a "hospitality review board" and giving licensees a role in policing themselves.

October 11, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Wary candidates fear boomerangs in jobless debate

PERRY, Ga. - One Republican highlights the nation's lackluster recovery since the Great Recession. Less than an hour later, another GOP candidate from the same state gets attacked for it.

October 10, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Nunn drops in on Bulloch County Democrats

Stopping in Statesboro 25 days before the votes are counted, U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn reminded local Democrats of her stands for an increase in the minimum wage, for immigration reform and for universal access to prekindergarten.

October 10, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro woman with rare disease finally gets diagnosis

When 35-year-old Bulloch County native Christina Canady stepped off the plane in January, she weighed 66 pounds and didn't know how much longer she would live.

October 10, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ohoopee Dunes adds trail, boat ramp, parking areas

Educational and recreational improvements at Ohoopee Dunes Wildlife Management Area will be celebrated in a ceremony Tuesday at the WMA, near Swainsboro.

October 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Southeast Bulloch High English teacher is tops in Bulloch County

Linda Fix, a Southeast Bulloch High School English teacher, was named Bulloch County's top instructor during a brief reception Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


As stock market sinks, investors brace for turbulence

NEW YORK - The stock market had its worst day of the year Thursday, just 24 hours after recording its best.

October 09, 2014 | By KEN SWEET AP Business Writer | Local


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