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Wildfires continue to threaten Ga.'s Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge

WAYCROSS, Ga. - Firefighters were making slow progress Thursday against two wildfires that have forced more than 1,000 people from their homes and destroyed 14 houses as they spread over more than 45 square miles of tinder-dry forest in southeast Georgia.

May 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


False alarm rattles Va. Tech campus again

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech students still on edge after the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history got another scare Wednesday morning as police in SWAT gear with weapons drawn swarmed Burruss Hall, which houses the president's office.

The threat of suspicious activity turned out to be unfounded, said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said, and the building was reopened. But students were rattled.

May 04, 2007 | By ADAM GELLER AP National Writer | Local


Drunk burglar rants about Barry Bonds

A Greenwood Avenue couple were frightened when an apparently disgruntled and intoxicated sports fan broke into their home early Wesnesday morning. They hid from him until police came after he threatened to kill them, using profanity, according to incident reports.

May 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


No property tax increase expected

No property tax increases were proposed in Statesboro's fiscal year 2008 budget, but several fees are expected to be slightly higher to help offset the impact of inflation over the past several years.

May 04, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


GSU officials reviewing security measures and policies

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the nation, Georgia Southern University joined the rest of the country in reviewing, upgrading and scrutinizing security measures. While a good security plan was already in place, however, GSU officials reviewed its emergency response plan Tuesday in the wake of Monday's horrific shooting incident at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

May 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man gets life for child molestation

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed sentenced a man Thursday to life in prison, plus 25 years to serve after the man pled guilty to child molestation charges.

May 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three adults and a juvenile being held for cocaine trafficking

A juvenile and three adults from Millen are behind bars after Statesboro Police determined they were involved in illegal narcotic sales, said the department's criminal investigation division commander.

May 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Board of Regents come to Georgia Southern

May 03, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Council approves towing ordinance

The Statesboro City Council narrowly approved an ordinance regulating involuntary towing inside the city limits, but minutes later effectively tabled the ordinance when they tabled the maximum fee able to be charged to tow and wrecker companies.

May 03, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


OTC holds career fair for students and the public

Evans Memorial Hospital has a lot of Ogeechee Technical College students who do internships at the hospital.

May 03, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Cyclist raising money for Multiple Sclerosis

When Thomas Beasley lost his trainer, Jon Toodle in 1990 during his efforts to qualify for the Tour de France, he knew he wanted to do something to commemorate him.

May 03, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Boro Snapshot - Leaving children home alone

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

May 02, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Nevils Elementary holds rally to excite students about CRCT

The audience was cheering as cheerleaders and mascots urged them on, whipping them into a frenzy.

May 02, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro resident at VA Tech; oversleeping kept him from being near shooting

Statesboro resident Matthew Spiers could have been at the scene of Monday's shooting massacre at Virginia Technical College had he not overslept.

May 02, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local law enforcement prepared to handle shooting if needed

While no one wants a disaster such as the Virginia Technical College shootings to take place in their community, Georgia Southern University Police Chief Ken Brown said local law enforcement is ready to handle such a volatile situation.

May 02, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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'Band Blast' a success at Southeast Bulloch

More than 500 marching band students from across Southeast Georgia descended upon Southeast Bulloch High School last weekend to perform in the school's first ever "Band Blast."

October 05, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch Honors REACH Georgia Scholars

Bulloch County Schools honored five new REACH Georgia Scholars at a signing ceremony Sept. 25, at the Board of Education's central office.

October 04, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Turpentine making a comeback

Portal celebrated its history Saturday as hundreds enjoyed the 33rd Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival, and a local forester and turpentine enthusiast says the demand for turpentine may be on the rise again.

October 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


State: Local store mixed old, new meat

State inspectors documented evidence last week supporting a former employee's claim that a Statesboro grocery store had mixed expired meat and new meat together.

October 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


To TAD or not to TAD?

Statesboro residents will vote in a special city election, coinciding with the Nov. 4 statewide election, on whether to give the city authority to create Tax Allocation Districts, or TADs, under the Georgia Redevelopment Powers Law.

October 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


OTC, city collaborate on firefighter training

Ogeechee Technical College and the city of Statesboro recently entered into an agreement that will facilitate a Firefighter I program to train those seeking to enter fire service.

October 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Go green' at annual GreenFest

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability is preparing for a full day of "going green" during its second annual GreenFest on Saturday from 9 a.m. to

October 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Former GOP candidate backs Libertarian for Ga. governor

SMYRNA, Ga. - A former Republican candidate for governor announced his support for the Libertarian candidate on Friday, arguing that neither major party candidate represents conservative values.

October 03, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Narrow health networks: Many in Ga. upset as insurers exclude favorite providers

Months after she first read it, Vera Brown of Augusta is still upset about a letter she received from her health insurer.

October 02, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Ga. school district moves 54 refugee students to separate program

GAINESVILLE - Fifty-four Central American refugee students, some of whom cannot read or write, have been moved from their schools into a separate program at a Hall County public school, Lanier Charter Career Academy.

October 02, 2014 | By JENNIFER BROWN Gainesville Times | Local


Statesboro police seek sexual assault suspect

Statesboro police are seeking a man in connection to a reported aggravated sodomy assault that occurred just after 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

October 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Voter registration deadline looms

Bulloch County voters have several options when it comes to casting votes in the upcoming elections, but if you aren't yet registered, Monday is the last day to do so.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music.

October 01, 2014 | By DEREK KINNER Associated Press | Local


Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrests man wanted in Savannah shooting

An Effingham County man wanted by Savannah police in connection with a shooting Sept. 20 was captured Monday in Statesboro.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Turpentine Festival celebrates Portal history

Live music, plenty of food, crafts and children's rides will bring folks from all over the region to the town of Portal on Saturday, when the community celebrates the 33rd Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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