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Council approves requests

The Statesboro City Council approved two annexation requests at their meeting Tuesday night, two weeks after tabling the issue.

December 18, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Morris Multimedia purchases Statesboro Magazine

Statesboro Magazine, a community lifestyles publication founded seven years ago by Andrea Powell, became part of Morris Multimedia, Inc. last week.

December 18, 2006 | From staff reports | Local


Food Bank busy during holiday season

As the holiday season approaches, workers and volunteers at the Statesboro Food Bank are preparing for a busy time, not only in terms of service, but in receiving donations as well.

December 18, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


OTC grant allows for a new commercial tractor truck

Some students at Ogeechee Technical College will soon have the opportunity to drive around in a new truck.

December 18, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Local teens offer free hugs

The signs say "Free hugs." There's no catch. Teenagers honoring a friend who died recently simply want to remember Cohen Addison Jones for his bubbling personality, his desire to make people smile, and his compassionate spirit.

December 18, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A family of Eagle Scouts

Sunday afternoon was an exciting and emotional time for a local family.

December 18, 2006 | By BOBBY NESSMITH Special to the Herald | Local


Burns concedes Congressional race to Barrow

SAVANNAH - Republican Max Burns conceded defeat Thursday to U.S. Rep. John Barrow, accepting his 864-vote loss without requesting a recount nine days after the polls closed.

December 18, 2006 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Work off that turkey with a trail ride

A two-day trail ride, dance and camp-out offers the perfect solution to work off that Thanksgiving dinner. Harold Aldrich is hosting a ride with primitive camping Friday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Triple A Rodeo Arena on Harville Road in Statesboro.

December 18, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Local


Giving flags a proper retirement

Those tattered, worn, faded flags now have a respectable way out. Take them to a drop-off box, where they will be collected, and properly retired (and disposed of) by local boy scouts.

December 18, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Santa arrives at the Statesboro Mall

December 18, 2006 | From staff reports | Local


Cypress Lake fire mostly contained

Georgia Forestry officials said Thursday the fire that consumed more than 260 acres around Cypress Lake is contained, but they are still monitoring it in the event it flares up again.

December 18, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


City to discuss annexation

Two annexation requests that were tabled at the last meeting will be on Statesboro's agenda for their meeting Tuesday night.

December 18, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Red Cross disaster relief fund hit hard

When Beautine Smith's house caught fire in April while she was at work, she rushed home to see how bad the damage was.

December 18, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Holiday classic at Emma Kelly theater

From Staff Reports

November 20, 2006 | Herald Staff Reports | Local


A salute to service

The air at Statesboro's Emma Kelly Theater in the Averitt Center for the Arts was charged with emotion Saturday as citizens enjoyed a community observance of Veterans Day.

November 20, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Averitt Center season tickets on sale now

If you love seeing live theater, your chance is coming up with the Averitt Center for the Arts' upcoming 2014-15 performance season.

July 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Braille Bible set donated to Statesboro Lions Club

The Statesboro Lions Club recently accepted a precious personal treasure and passed it along to a museum where it can be admired and appreciated by others.

July 12, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro ER doctor to appear on cable TV shows

Dr. Ruthie Crider, of Statesboro, was invited back to "Untold Stories of the E.R." and will appear in the season premiere titled "Turtle Trouble" at 9 p.m. Friday on the Discovery Fit & Health cable channel and at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 26, on TLC.

July 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Kingston leads Perdue in money race

ATLANTA - The two Republicans vying for Georgia's open Senate seat have spent a combined

July 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Statesboro woman turns 103

Family, friends and staff surrounded Mrs. Thelva Sharpe as she celebrated her 103rd birthday Thursday in the Rose Café at Gentilly Gardens.

July 10, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Calif. prostitute a person of interest in overdose of Ga. bar owner

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - A high-priced prostitute charged in the overdose death of a Google executive aboard a yacht in California had searched online for how to legally defend herself after giving a lethal dose of heroin, police in California said Thursday, as authorities in Georgia reopened another overdose case.

July 10, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and TERRY COLLINS Associated Press | Local


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


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