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Georgia Southern roommates renew friendship after 66 years

Dell Merritt and Mary-Thomas King didn't know what to expect when they decided to get together. The two, who were freshman roommates at Georgia Teachers College in 1939, hadn't seen each other for 66 years, but the Georgia Southern Centennial gave them a good excuse to return to campus.

February 16, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch learns about Crisis Program

Local law enforcement and mental health leaders convened at Ogeechee Technical College Tuesday morning to learn more about how law enforcement can deal with situations involving those with mental illness.

February 16, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Man wanted for attempted kidnapping

Police are seeking information on a man they said tried to kidnap a 13-year-old last week.

February 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Stilson’s PTO president arrested

Sheriff's investigators arrested the president of an elementary school parent-teacher organization Friday on charges of theft by conversion.

February 14, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro Snapshot

Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.

February 14, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


New Police Station almost complete

From his office window, Statesboro Police Chief Stan York can look across the road and see the progress of the new police station that will soon be completed.

February 14, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Gates contends Microsoft’s new Windows system, out Tuesday, has ’wows all over the product’

NEW YORK - Acrobatics, blaring music and plenty of hype accompanied Microsoft Corp.'s long-delayed debut of its new Windows Vista operating system.

February 13, 2007 | By JESSICA MINTZ AP Business Writer | Local


Twin City man killed in Saturday wreck

A Twin City man was killed Saturday night when a woman driving on the wrong side of the roadway in Hopulikeit struck him in a head-on collision, state troopers said.

February 12, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Children explore 'Magic of Music'

By SCOTT BRYANT

February 11, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Trial of accused attorney hostage takers begins

His captors demanded justice, and attorney Michael Hostilo did what he could to help them achieve their demands because he feared for his life.

February 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Browers found guilty

Robbie Eugene Brower faces serving 85 years in prison for kidnapping an attorney and his three secretaries over a year ago, sparking a 24-hour hostage standoff that closed downtown Statesboro and involved seven law enforcement agencies.

February 10, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Browers' fate in hands of jury

Jurors deliberated for about an hour before requesting to continue deliberation Friday in the trial of a couple accused of holding an attorney hostage in his own Courtland Street office in Statesboro over a year ago.

February 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Chamber honors Erk Russell

The late Erk Russell was named "Businessman of the Century" by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Thursday night at their annual meeting.

"Many names come to mind when we think of the many people who have played a major leadership role in our economic success in this community, but one name always rises to the top of that list – Erk Russell," said Bruce Yawn as he made the announcement.

February 10, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Drivers with no license could face prison

ATLANTA - Drivers stopped repeatedly without a license in Georgia could face prison time under a bill passed by the state Senate on Friday.

February 10, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


Bulloch to hear about crisis program

The Bulloch County area will be introduced to the Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program during a presentation Tuesday at Ogeechee Technical College,

February 10, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Statesboro-area churches help children, families prepare for school

In less than a month, yellow buses will resume their routes and the first bell will ring for the new school year.

July 10, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Guyton man who was missing is found, arrested

SPRINGFIELD - What began as a search for a missing Effingham County man Sunday ended with the man found safe, and then criminally charged, Tuesday night.

July 09, 2014 | By PAUL FLOECKHER Effingham Herald | Local


Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market confirmed for Statesboro's Market District

A city planning board meeting involving a "grocery store" beginning to be built at Brampton Avenue and Fair Road was underway when a reporter's cellphone, neglectfully left on, rang. It was Wal-Mart Stores Inc. calling to confirm that the 41,000-square-foot supermarket will be a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market.

July 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office employee arrested

An employee of the Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office was arrested Tuesday on theft and other charges after evidence showed she took more than $3,000 in citation money, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men charged with drug offenses, animal cruelty in Statesboro

Two men were jailed Monday on animal cruelty and drug charges after officers discovered injured dogs, cocaine, marijuana and "Molly," a drug similar to Ecstasy, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Couch proposes cautious Bulloch County budget

While revenues are slightly up and the economy appears to be improving, Bulloch County commissioners are still making conservative budget decisions.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gov. Deal pushes for clinical drug trials of marijuana derivative

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.

July 08, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Sylvania woman, 27, dies in wreck

Editor's note: Because of incorrect information supplied, the time of the wreck and the location from which the victim was returning were incorrect in a brief that appeared in Wednesday's newspaper. The entire brief, with the correct information, appears below.

July 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Investigation of Statesboro City Council begins

The investigation ordered by Statesboro City Council into whether a majority of council members met in potentially illegal private meetings with former City Manager Frank Parker or City Attorney Alvin Leaphart began Tuesday at 11 a.m.

July 08, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2nd defendant pleads in 2013 murder of Statesboro man

A woman charged in the "hit style" murder of her mother's husband has accepted a plea bargain.

July 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven County celebrates groundbreaking for yarn mill

SYLVANIA - The flag of India flew beside those of Georgia and the United States at the Screven County Industrial Park as Gov. Nathan Deal joined in breaking ground Monday for ShriVallabh Pittie Group's $70 million yarn spinning plant, expected to create 250 jobs.

July 07, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk Common Core

Editor's note: This is the third of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue.

July 06, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Perdue, Kingston talk taxes

Editor's note: This is the second of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue. Part three will run in Tuesday's print edition of the Statesboro Herald.

July 05, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Should teachers be armed?

School superintendents in Bulloch and Evans counties say they prefer to rely on law enforcement response instead of arming teachers or other school employees. But now that state law allows it, school officials in Effingham County might take a look.

July 05, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Rising tide of debt, tough job market hurting college grads

The cost to attend college has risen sharply over the years. Not surprisingly, so has the number of college graduates with large amounts of debt.

July 05, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON and JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Interns | Local


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