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Founder of Raven Oaks Raptor Sanctuary speaks at Kiwanis meeting

The red-tail hawk perched upon Debra Baca's leather-wrapped fist, flapping broad wings that occasionally brushed her face as she spoke to the Statesboro Kiwanis Club Thursday.

April 25, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Kids explore the world of reading at library

Reading sessions held at Statesboro Regional Library.

April 25, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Averitt STARS to perform Sondheim’s ‘Forum’

If you're in the mood for a wild comedy, get your tickets to the next Averitt STARS production "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." The play runs for two weekends - April 11–20 - in the Emma Kelly Theater.

April 25, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Kids have 'splashy' fun time at kayaking class under bubble dome

April 24, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, April 9, 2008

April 24, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Rides in WWII plane will be offered this Saturday at Statesboro airport

Airplane enthusiasts, thrill seekers and history buffs alike will want to be at the Statesboro Municipal Airport this weekend, where the History Flight Barnstormer Tour will be offering rides in a historical World War II airplane - for a good cause.

April 24, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, April 8, 2008

April 23, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Jean Mathews presents OTC with $100,000 in honor of her late husband

Ogeechee Technical College's 2008 record setting fundraising campaign, iGot, collected more than $313,000 for the school in March. Included in that total was a $100,000 gift by a family that had decided to remain anonymous until they decided what special project or scholarship they would fund.

April 23, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


SHS student wins state essay contest

John Hunter Bowen was looking for a bigger challenge when he transferred to Statesboro High School last year.

April 23, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, April 7, 2008

April 22, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Ogeechee Tech closing day care program

Ogeechee Technical College is closing its Child Enrichment Center due to concerns for children's safety on a college campus as well as financial issues. However, some parents are unhappy with the decision.

April 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Technical college chief visits OTC

Carl Swearingen, chair of the State Board of Technical and Adult Education for Georgia, visited Ogeechee Technical College recently to address college employees, as well as local OTC Board members. Following a luncheon in Swearingen's honor, a tour of the campus was conducted to allow Swearingen to see the various programs available at Ogeechee Tech. The chairman met with a number of college administrators and faculty members one-on-one to discuss first-hand the needs of the college, and the chairman's vision for the college and the system in general.

April 22, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Habitat names new executive director

Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County has a new leader, and Bruce R. Waldron expects to continue the mission of those who led before him as he steps into the position of executive director/construction manager.

April 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Cawthorn named professor of the year at 2008 Honors Day

Special Michelle Cawthorn received the Wells/Warren Professor of the Year Award at the Georgia Southern University Honors Day Convocation last week. Cawthorn is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology.

April 21, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


BGC holds special activities week

Buddies Brandon Connely, center, and Chris Hendrix, both 7, participate in one of Wonda Jenkins' word games at the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County during Family Day Thursday. The club held special activities all week to highlight all the programs offered by the club. Some of the activities included Teacher's Day and an Ice Cream Social on Friday.

April 19, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


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Georgia's first lady reads to local children

With gleeful animation, Georgia's first lady Sandra Deal made characters come alive as she read a book to children at a local child care facility Tuesday. The governor's wife was in town as part of the Read Across Georgia initiative, which supports Gov. Nathan Deal's "goal of increasing the percentage of children reading at grade level by completion of the third grade," according to the Office of the Governor's website at www.gov.georgia.gov.

March 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Second thoughts emerge on school zone change

School system officials are having second thoughts about a short-term rezoning plan that would send more than 140 children who now attend Langston Chapel Elementary School to Sallie Zetterower Elementary.

March 31, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro man killed in crash

A Statesboro man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he lost control of his car and it became wedged underneath a mobile home.

March 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


McDuffie Co. man wanted on child molestation charges arrested in Statesboro

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators arrested a fugitive wanted on aggravated child molestation charges Friday after receiving a tip the man was in Statesboro.

March 30, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Rare cloud formation waves over Statesboro

An unusual cloud formation rolled over the Statesboro area Monday morning, prompting a social media buzz as users posted photos, questions and comments about it.

March 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nationally recognized dementia-care specialist to speak at GSU conference

Teepa Snow, a dementia-care education specialist and the founder of Positive Approach to Care techniques and training models, will be the keynote speaker Thursday at the Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer's Conference at Georgia Southern University.

March 30, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro High School coach indicted after 2014 arrest

The second of two assistant high school coaches accused last year in separate cases of inappropriate contact with students was indicted earlier this month.

March 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Boys and Girls Club tours Sankofa Museum on Wheels

Editor's note: Makayla Rankins, the author of this article, is a fifth-grade student at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School.

March 29, 2015 | Makayla Rankins Herald Correspondent | Local


30 years of making reading fun

For over 30 years, Elaine McDuffie has been showing children and adults alike the joys of reading.

March 29, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Top percussion honors go to Langston Chapel eighth-grade band student

Robert Lloyd, an eighth-grade student at Langston Chapel Middle School, was recently selected as one of the state's best student percussionists by the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) and received the honor of first chair in one of two middle school-level all-state bands.

March 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


New Zaxby’s opens Monday

Zaxby's is opening its second location in Statesboro, the town where the brand started 25 years ago.

March 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Rick Allen to speak at Deen Day Smith banquet

The 2015 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet will feature Congressman Rick W. Allen as the keynote speaker.

March 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Budding Brooklet author earns high honor

Correction: In the original version of this article, the name of the contest printed as the "Ron L. Hubbard's Writers of the Future contest." The correct title is L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future contest. The Herald apologizes for this error.

March 28, 2015 | Brittani Howell | Local


Giving back to the Boro

Former Joseph's Home for Boys resident and current Baltimore Raven NFL player DeAngelo Tyson returned to his hometown this week to tackle an issue very close to his heart.

March 28, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Boro man charged with 16 auto break-ins

Statesboro Police investigating 16 vehicle break-in reports solved the cases Tuesday with two arrests.

March 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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