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Ogeechee Tech exceeds state college job placement rates

The Technical College System of Georgia recently announced graduate placement rates for colleges within their system. With 34 technical colleges and four Board of Regents colleges with technical divisions reporting, there was an average in-field placement rate of 86.5 percent. Total placement rate, for graduates employed in-field or in a profession other than that from which they graduated, was 98.5 percent. Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro achieved a 95.5 percent in-field placement rate, with a 99.7 percent overall placement rate – a considerable improvement over the state average for in-field placement.

October 15, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


United Way agency lends a hand

She spent her lifetime in service to others. Forty years in the classroom teaching math and science. Another 10 years as a substitute teacher after retirement.

October 15, 2007 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Commissioners to meet Friday to discuss Flying J truck stop financing

The County Board of Commissioners will meet today at 1 p.m. to discuss the financial implications to the county of the Flying J truck stop - a proposed 22-acre development at the corner of 301 South and I-16. The project would need a water and sewer infrastructure backbone extended south to the site, along a six mile stretch of 301 from the Gateway Industrial Park to the highway.

October 14, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Colquitt man buys winning lottery ticket while passing through Statesboro

A Colquitt man just passing through Statesboro left town a little bit richer - say, by about a million dollars.

October 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Breast Cancer Awareness tour comes to GSU

On Thursday afternoon, Georgia Southern University hosted the Susan G. Komen for the Cure's community educational outreach tour called "Komen on the Go." Parked near the Russell Union Rotunda, the tour-bus is a traveling display that distributes information about breast cancer prevention to all generations of women.

October 13, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Statesboro man arrested on aggravated assault and shoplifting charges

As if shoplifting charges weren't enough, police said a Statesboro man fled store employees and ran through the local mall brandishing a knife Monday evening, causing police to add charges of aggravated assault to his arrest record.

October 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Interscholastic riding team takes root at Evermore Farm

Hunt seat and western riders interested in joining an interscholastic riding team need look no further than Brooklet. Starting this fall, Eleanor Ellis, trainer and owner of Evermore Farm, will lead a newly formed interscholastic riding team in connection with the Interscholastic Riding Association (IEA).

October 12, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Second Annual Cultural Clays Tournament to be October 12

Dust off your boots, grab your gun and sharpen your aim - it's almost time for the Second Annual Cultural Clays Tournament.

October 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Screven, Sylvania investigating two armed robberies

October 11, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Judge Francis Waldo Allen passed Sunday

Remembered as a 'perfect gentleman," a "good friend" and the "barrister of Bulloch County," Judge Francis Waldo Allen left behind a major impact on the area with his passing Sunday.

October 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Benefit horse ride is Saturday

Saturday, horse lovers can have a great time as well as help a worthy cause by mounting up and participating in a Saddle Up for St. Jude trail ride.

October 09, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Deer bow season in full swing

Bow season is in full swing, but deer hunters who prefer to use firearms will have to wait until Oct. 20 to hit the woods. And when they do, they'd better be wearing the required fluorescent orange, have written permission to be hunting on land not owned by themselves or family, and make sure they are not hunting over bait.

October 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro couple arrested on child cruelty charges

Statesboro Police arrested a couple Friday after finding an infant "filthy and incoherent" inside an untidy home.

October 08, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Suspect who pled guilty testifies on day 2 of Benbow murder trial

Kendall Worthy, who pled guilty earlier this year to murder charges, testified Thursday regarding defendant Marcus Benbow's involvement in the Oct. 14, 2006 shooting spree on Orange Street that killed one man and injured two other victims.

October 08, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro Snapshot - Fall Traditions

Boro Snapshot is taped on Monday afternoons between 3 and 5. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

October 06, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | 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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