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Crowd swarms Mill Creek to enjoy Firecracker Fest

Thousands made the trip to Mill Creek Regional Park Wednesday to celebrate the Fourth of July at the annual Firecracker Fest. A breeze blew over the myriad of events - a frog jumping contest, a Subway sandwich eating contest, demonstrations - that took place throughout the day. As the day came to a close, people rushed to stake claim of the best spots to watch the fireworks. Thunderous and brilliant, the pyrotechnics lit up the sky over people in chairs, in truck beds and on blankets. For more photos of Fourth of July events, see Sunday's Lifestyles section.

July 19, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Search for man missing since Saturday continues

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators and family members of a missing mentally challenged man hope citizens can help them find 41-year-old Quient Garbett.

July 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Pipe bombs found in Candler

Teenagers plundering an abandoned house in Candler County found a handful of pipe bombs, and charges are pending in the case, said Candler County Sheriff's Investigator Melvin Ivey.

July 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A reminder for the Fourth: Sparklers do not go 'boom'

Hosting your own fireworks show in your back yard may be tempting, but is it worth Regoing to jail?

July 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


One man dead, another airlifted to Savannah after truck struck tree and caught fire

One man was killed and another airlifted to Savannah Monday after a single-vehicle accident on Brooklet-Leefield Road where a truck caught fire after overturning and striking a tree.

July 18, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City council will hold public hearing in August about proposed front yard parking

The Statesboro City Council will hold a public hearing at their first meeting in August to allow pubic comments on its proposed restrictions on front yard parking.

July 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Judge remains critical a week after beating at law office

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A 74-year-old judge remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday, a week after he was found severely beaten inside his law office in Jesup.

July 18, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Mill Creek to hold July 4th activities and fireworks show

Fun, games and a dazzling fireworks display are all scheduled for the annual Firecracker Fest on Wednesday at Mill Creek Regional Park beginning at 4 p.m.

July 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Police: Residents shouldn't be alarmed by manila envelopes discovered this weekend

People who found strange-looking manila envelopes on their porches or elsewhere on their property over the weekend shouldn't be alarmed, police said. The suspicious packages many victims reported finding were only "rambling documents" from a man disgruntled with the government.

July 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City to hold annual tax sale today

In its continuing efforts to collect as much as possible of the taxes levied, Statesboro's annual tax sale will be this morning beginning at 10 a.m. on the porch of city hall.

July 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Holiday travellers choosing cruises, beach trips to celebrate Fourth

More than 41 million Americans, including nearly 1.2 million Georgians, will be traveling somewhere for this Fourth of July holiday, according to information from AAA. That total represents a modest 0.8 percent increase from last year, but for the southeast, it's only a 0.4 percent increase.

July 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Front yard parking to be addressed at City Council meeting today

Front yard parking is back on the city's agenda as the council will discuss a new proposed ordinance and call for a public hearing on the new proposal.

July 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Learning to write, writing to learn

The Summer Institute of the Georgia Southern Writing Project came to a close with an open house and banquet for Fellows and potential Fellows on Friday. The GSWP is one of 197 National Writing Project sites in the United States.

July 17, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


Severe thunderstorm rolls over Bulloch County Saturday afternoon

A violent storm swept through Statesboro Saturday evening, toppling trees, causing power outages and scattering sparklers across a local retail store parking lot.

July 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Eight-vehicle pile up Thursday evening on I-16 kills Macon man

A Macon man was killed Thursday when a van in which he was a passenger was struck by an 18-wheeler.

July 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | 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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