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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


Convicted murderer gets parole

A woman convicted of killing her husband in 1993 and burying him in the back yard is up for parole Oct. 15, but isn't expected to return to Bulloch County to live.

October 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch voter registration up 20 percent since 2004

ATLANTA - A larger, more diverse Georgia electorate will be eligible to vote in next month's general election than any in the state's history.

October 21, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Local


GSU students raise awareness of hunger and homelessness worldwide

Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff will do their part to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness around the world and right here in Bulloch County. And they are encouraging the community to get involved.

October 19, 2008 | By SARAH ASP OLSON Herald Correspondent | Local


Heritage Pavilian and renovation project begins for Botanical Garden

Georgia Southern University's Botanical Garden celebrated the groundbreaking for its new Heritage Pavilion and renovation project Wednesday. Georgia Southern Botanical Garden Board president Jack Orman and community supporters joined Dr. Gary Means, dean of Continuing Education and Public Service, to break ground for the project.

October 19, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - GSU Quarterbacks; The Phil & Jake Show: Making glass art

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, October 3, 2008

October 18, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police: Portal man arrested on molestation charges

A year after investigators first began looking into child molestation allegations involving a 13-year-old Portal girl, DNA tests and other evidence led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man.

October 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Harper Lee's new novel is a story of lost innocence

NEW YORK - Like her classic "To Kill a Mockingbird," the Harper Lee novel coming out Tuesday is a coming of age story.

July 11, 2015 | By HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press | Local


Electronic crossing guard planned for South Main

If you're driving on five-lane South Main Street near campus later this year and a HAWK stops you to let some Eagles walk across ...

July 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Averitt welcomes Latvian ballet teacher

Regina Kaupuza, an established choreographer and dancer from Latvia, will be in Statesboro for the first time to teach at the Statesboro Youth Ballet Summer ...

July 10, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vasilatos named interim principal at Mattie Lively

Mattie Lively Elementary School's assistant principal, Dr. Carolyn Vasilatos, has accepted the role of interim principal of the school for the upcoming year.

July 10, 2015 | | Local


Confederate flag taken down in S.C. after 54 years

COLUMBIA, S.C. - For the first time since the civil rights movement, the Confederate flag was removed entirely from the South Carolina Statehouse, in a ...

July 10, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS and MEG KINNARD Associated Press Staff Writer | Local


Bartels expects GSU president search to involve the community

Dr. Jean Bartels expects to lead Georgia Southern University into the 2015-16 academic year as interim president while a search for a new permanent president ...

July 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


City releases report sought by GBI

Statesboro City Council, by a 3-0 vote after one member left and with another abstaining, agreed Tuesday to release a June 2013 internal inquiry report ...

July 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspect arrested in 2014 rape

Statesboro police arrested a Vidalia man Wednesday after DNA evidence linked him to a rape reported in October, 2014 at Somerset Apartments.

July 09, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law Thursday that will bring down the Confederate flag outside the Statehouse, a ...

July 09, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS and MEG KINNARD Associated Press | Local


South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina House approved taking down the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal early Thursday in a state ...

July 09, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Local


Metter man facing charges in Statesboro child molestation

Statesboro police arrested a Metter man Tuesday, charged with sexual battery against a child.

July 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Jungle Book’ comes alive Friday

While walking in downtown Statesboro Friday, you might see characters from your favorite childhood book walking around as "The Jungle Book" is brought to life ...

July 08, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


It's official: Keel named president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta

After more than five years years as president of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Brooks Keel is leaving to become president of Georgia Regents University in ...

July 08, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Heated debate turns to Confederate flag

Following an intense discussion with references to the Nazi swastika, the flag of the terrorist group Isis and the U.S. Constitution, people carrying Confederate ...

July 08, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Council authorizes city manager search

Statesboro City Council launched a search for a new city manager Tuesday, a full year after firing former City Manager Frank Parker. A proposal to ...

July 07, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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