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Establishments no longer to be fined for violating alcohol ordinance

Some major changes appear to be in store for Statesboro's alcohol ordinance after city officials discovered they were exceeding their powers in punishing violators.

August 06, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Bulloch at loss for how to solve empty public pool problem

It's a typical summer Saturday at Splash in the Boro. The sweet smell of sunscreen mixes with the happy sounds of children speeding down the water slides and the serenity of folks floating around the aquatic park's lazy river.

August 05, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Georgia Potter fanatics flock to midnight book release

MARIETTA, Ga. - Naomi Klein and Shannon Ross weren't taking any chances.

August 05, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS | Local


Harry Potter fans wait the last few hours for the final book's release

Harry Potter fans in Bulloch County and everywhere are filled with anticipation and mixed emotions today as the release date of the seventh and final book is within a few short, but horribly long hours.

August 05, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Woman suing Chris Rock to write book about her life

Saying she wanted to clear up some misconceptions about her, the woman suing Chris Rock to determine if he is the father of her child has agreed to write a book about her life.

August 04, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Social Studies teachers participated in Project BESST at GSU

Seventeen social studies teachers from southeastern Georgia recently participated in a Project BESST workshop at Georgia Southern University.

August 03, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Keep Bulloch Beautiful to open community tool bank

In an effort to make it easier for people to beautify their property, Keep Bulloch Beautiful will be instituting a community tool bank beginning August 1.

August 03, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Man and woman charged for theft and use of bank card

August 02, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three arrested with felony shoplifting from Wal-Mart, one employee included

An ongoing investigation by officials at a local retail store resulted in police charging three, including a store employee, with felony shoplifting Monday.

August 02, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Students set new record numbers for summer 2007 classes at GSU

A record number of students attended summer session classes at Georgia Southern University in 2007 as nearly 1,000 additional students opted to enroll in more than 950 courses offered over the last two months. Final summer statistics show that the record number 8,830 students enrolled for a record number 59,085 credit hours, a 12.7 percent increase in students and 13.3 percent increase in credit hours from the same time period in 2006.

August 01, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


City Council to discuss moving house

Two weeks after tabling the issue, the Statesboro City Council will once again discuss a request to allow an apartment house to be moved from Bulloch Street to Elm Street.

August 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local




City Council votes to deny relocating house

In a move that could potentially open the city to a lawsuit, the Statesboro City Council voted to deny permission for a house to be relocated to Elm Street.

August 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Man arrested for stabbing wife

Officers responding to a call at 4 a.m. Sunday found a woman crawling on the ground near Eagle Walk Apartments on Knight Drive, bleeding from stab wounds. Investigation led to the arrest of her husband, who was intoxicated when officers located him, police said.

August 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU broadcasting students get hands-on experience with professional cameras and broadcasting van

The students in Georgia Southern University Professor Kent Murray's class don't use pencils and paper. Instead, they're working with multi-million dollar equipment.

August 01, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


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Bulloch HR managers struggle to fill technical jobs

Human resources pros at major Bulloch County employers, including Georgia Southern University as well as industries such as Viracon, report difficulty finding qualified people for mechanical and technical jobs and certain other specialized work.

March 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Attorney: Police violated own standard procedure in Rackley Street shooting

A Georgia Press Association attorney says the Statesboro Police Department violated its own procedure on incident reporting when officers failed to include key details in a report about an officer-involved shooting in October.

March 29, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Bulloch schools get $4M boost

The Bulloch County Schools will receive $4 million more in state funding next school year than they have this year, Chief Financial Officer Troy Brown showed the Board of Education in a preliminary report Thursday.

March 28, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Hudson Powell golf tournament set for October

The first Hudson Powell Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 10, at Forest Heights Country Club. It will benefit students interested in pursuing a career in dentistry.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Komen Coastal Georgia awards more than $87K to Bulloch agencies

Two Bulloch County agencies have been awarded more than $80,000 in grants from Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia Affiliate.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Swing into Spring canceled

Swing into Spring has been canceled because of inclement weather, according to the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Altrusa Statesboro donates books to children in need

In just four years, the Altrusa Statesboro has distributed 12,000 books to local children who often have no access to books at home.

March 28, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ga. soldier convicted of killing pregnant wife

An Army soldier accused of strangling his pregnant wife so he could pocket $500,000 in benefit money was convicted Thursday by a military judge in a case that hinged on dueling medical experts who couldn't agree on how the woman died.

March 27, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Brooklet-area horse missing

A local woman hopes someone has seen her lost horse, Buddy, who spooked and fled just minutes after arriving at his new home.

March 27, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


All candidates confirmed for Monday debate

With less than two months before the May 20 primary election, five Republican candidates vying for the right to challenge a formidable incumbent Democratic congressman will kick off a series of debates Monday in Statesboro.

March 27, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


‘Swing into Spring’ Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 13th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5-9 p.m. today at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 27, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Scouts restore flagpole veteran lost to vandals

One Saturday morning last November, Leland Riggs, 97, a veteran of the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal, was surprised and saddened to find his American flag and its 20-foot pole missing from his front yard. A landmark to neighbors, Riggs' lighted flag is flying again through the efforts of Boy Scouts of Troop 342.

March 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police: 2 fraudulent checks cashed at banks

One person cashed two fraudulent checks for more than $9,000 total, and another person tried to cash one for more than $1,900, Statesboro police said.

March 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Local foundation’s grants fund twists on teaching

Ten mini-grants will buy a total of six iPads at three Bulloch County schools, enable cartoon-based learning on two campuses and fund a Georgia history field trip, a lunchtime book club, a school play, a motivational speaker and the Whoville Shopping Village.

March 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU program seeking host families for international students

The students come from all over the world and arrive at Georgia Southern University without knowing a single person in the area. These international students are here to study and learn, but often find themselves feeling lost and alone.

March 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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