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Texas students pack bookbags; teachers pack heat

HARROLD, Texas - Along with normal first-day jitters and excitement, students in this tiny district started school Monday wondering which teachers might be toting firearms.

''It was kind of awkward knowing that some teachers were carrying guns,'' said Adam Lira, 17, a senior. ''I don't feel like they should be, 'cause we already have locked doors and cameras. But I didn't feel threatened by it.''

September 09, 2008 | By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | Local


Suspect in armed robbery at Wal-Mart captured

A man police said robbed Statesboro's Wal-Mart early Monday is behind bars after a detective linked the stolen getaway car to the suspect and another armed robbery in Brunswick.

September 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Little Eagles Day; Erk Russell play

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday August 25, 2008

September 09, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bobby Smith to lead 2008 A Day for Southern campaign

Georgia Southern University alumnus W.R. "Bobby" Smith has returned to Georgia Southern University several times, and this year he's coming back again. This time he will serve as the community chair of the university's 35th edition of A Day for Southern, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 9.

September 08, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Little Eagles Camp held Saturday at GSU

September 07, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Club Zone opening focal point of council meeting

A proposal from a group of Statesboro businessmen to open a huge nightclub near the center of downtown has created a controversy among residents, the city council and even drew a threat of a possible racial discrimination lawsuit from Councilman Gary Lewis.

September 07, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Two arrested in Boro on drug charges

A search by Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit agents netted two arrests Friday after executing a search warrant at a Stambuk Lane apartment.

September 06, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Erk Russell play; The Phil & Jake Show: Quizzing GSU students

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday August 22, 2008

September 06, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Fay brings rain, tornado warnings to Bulloch Friday

Bulloch County students spent more time in the hallways than in classrooms Friday due to a number of tornado warnings issued by the National Weather Service.

September 06, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tornado watch in effect until 6 p.m.

The following is Severe Weather Statement from the National Weather Service:

September 06, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Second bouncer accused in GSU student's New Orleans death acquitted

A second bouncer accused of playing a part in a Georgia Southern University student's death at a New Orleans bar New Year's Eve, 2004, was acquitted Thursday.

September 05, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Local


'A Life Done Right' - Erk Russell play begins Friday at Emma Kelly Theater

Almost 20 years after retiring as head football coach of the Georgia Southern Eagles and two years after his death, Erk Russell still casts a long shadow in Statesboro, Bulloch County and Georgia.

September 05, 2008 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - NASCAR at Holiday Inn; Jake's Entertainment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday August 21, 2008

September 05, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


McCorkle reinstatement rumors swirl

Rumors about the possible reinstatement of Judy McCorkle to her former position as Statesboro's city clerk have swirled around town since she was dismissed Monday, but McCorkle said no one has talked to her about the possibility.

September 05, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Police: Man robbed at gunpoint at ATM in Statesboro

A man making a business deposit at a Statesboro ATM Sunday morning was robbed at gunpoint, police said.

September 04, 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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