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Cypress Lake fire update

Firefighters continued fighting a blaze Wednesday that had consumed more than 250 acres around Cypress Lake as investigators were trying to determine how the fire was started.

December 18, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Brannen family named 2006 Farm Family of the Year

The Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee chose a Register family with a history that goes back to the early 1800's as the 2006 Farm Family of the Year.

December 18, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


World AIDS Day commemorated today

Amethyst Project Inc. will commemorate World AIDS with a display on the courthouse lawn as well as other local events as they participate in the global event.

December 18, 2006 | From staff reports | Local


Church fire ruled arson

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Statesboro teen Tuesday after finding evidence he set an 114-year-old church on fire.

December 18, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


United Way agency teaches skills that last lifetime

While most people are sitting down to dinner, a group of students meets for a final class. Their teacher, Myrtis Akins, leads the review of class material. One student knows the answers, and speaks eloquently, finishing the teacher's statements easily while others sit quietly, shyly.

December 18, 2006 | By PAM BOURLAND-DAVIS Special to the Herald | Local


Gnat's Landing to reopen Thursday

Many local residents took note as Gnat's Landing on South Main Street closed its doors Monday to prepare for a new management team to take charge.

December 18, 2006 | By JAN MOORE | Local


Fender bender at Main Street intersection

A wreck

December 18, 2006 | | Local


Burglar caught in the act

A Twin Forks Road man blocked the path of a burglary suspect Monday, keeping the man from fleeing while he called for help. The suspect fled into the woods anyway, but tracking dogs and pursuing sheriff's deputies captured him a half mile away from the scene of the crime.

December 18, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Forestry officials battling blaze at Cypress Lake Road

A lake fire threatened homes and consumed about 100 acres of 700-acre Cypress Lake Tuesday, but forestry officials and firefighters stood by to protect the structures and battled the blaze as a thick blanket of smoke covered much of the Statesboro area.

December 18, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Devyn Naude Fund

Devyn Naude is a fighter.

December 18, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Shop 'till you drop

Holiday shoppers crowded Bulloch County stores Friday searching for bargains on what is traditionally the start of the Christmas shopping season.

December 18, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Nights of Lights at Guido Studios begins Friday night

A special feature performance of "Black Nativity," directed by internationally renowned director Mical Whitaker, will take place tonight at 6 p.m. at Dr. Michael Guido's Studios on Hwy. 121 in Metter.

December 18, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Facing the Giants

When Jason McLeod found out his church in Albany would be filming a movie about football, he had no intention of getting a speaking part.

December 18, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


North Main Street County offices closed until power restored

December 18, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Local


Lawsuit filed to halt tree harvest at Cypress Lake

STATESBORO - Environmentalists have sued to halt logging of cypress and other trees growing in a privately owned lake, arguing the Army Corps of Engineers wrongly determined no permit was required.

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


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Figures on Georgia child deaths highlight stubborn problem

ATLANTA - The deaths of children whose families had DFCS involvement rose to 180 in 2013 from 152 the year before, an 18 percent increase, according to a state report released Friday.

August 11, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Nonprofit founder wins Hero award

A Statesboro woman who started a nonprofit organization serving girls in the community has been named a Hometown Hero by Northland Cable.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Team Building and worship'

Almost 800 coaches and high school football players hit the muddy, soggy fields of Georgia Southern University's campus for six days of intense training, both physical and spiritual.

August 10, 2014 | Julie Lavender Herald Writer | Local


As bombs fall over Iraq, old emotions rise in US

It was supposed to be over, America's war in Iraq. So all the old emotions boiled up anew as Americans absorbed the news that U.S. bombs were again striking targets in the nation where the United States led an invasion in 2003, lost almost 4,500 troops in the fight to stabilize and liberate it and then left nearly three years ago.

August 09, 2014 | By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer | Local


Ban on aquifer banking expires

JEKYLL ISLAND - The underground aquifer that coastal Georgia relies on for its main source of drinking water was considered so pristine that state lawmakers 15 years ago declared it off-limits to well drillers looking for a place to stash extra water for use in periods of drought.

August 09, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


GOP’s Perdue, Allen linking opponents to ‘failed policies’

Now the Republican Party's nominees, U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue and U.S. House of Representatives candidate Rick Allen have come out battling against their opponents while making common cause between themselves.

August 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro Scouts make NM trek

Statesboro-based Boy Scouts of America Troop 342, and other Scouts and their leaders from the Coastal Georgia Council, recently went on a life-changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico.

August 09, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County Sheriff's Office searches for man who threatened family

A 38-year-old man left with his wife and two children after threatening to kill the children and himself, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Specialized air company flew Ebola victims to US

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Two weeks ago, Dent M. Thompson, vice president of Phoenix Air, received an interesting phone call while he was on vacation in the mountains of North Carolina.

August 08, 2014 | By ERNIE SUGGS The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local


First United Methodist Church paves the way for future development

The final wall of a motel demolition project came down recently on a South Main Street property next to, and owned by, Statesboro First United Methodist Church, paving the way for future development by the church and simultaneously contributing to the ongoing South Main improvement project.

August 08, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Alcohol merchants getting voice in new Statesboro ordinance

This week, Statesboro City Council heard input from owners and managers of drinking establishments on the new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance now in the works. Council members also suggested forming an alcohol advisory board with license holders as members.

August 08, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Meet Georgia Southern student-athletes at the mall

Join Georgia Southern student-athletes Saturday at the Statesboro Mall and get a chance to win Eagles football tickets.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Evans County Centennial Tribute set for Sunday

The Evans County Centennial Tribute Event, complete with dignitaries, music, historical presentations and a giant Evans County 100th birthday cake, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Joyce NeSmith Auditorium on U.S. Highway 280 in Claxton.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


3 homeless dead in Atlanta TB outbreak

ATLANTA - Three homeless people have died in the tuberculosis outbreak involving Atlanta shelters, public health officials say.

August 08, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Feed the Boro goes under Food Bank umbrella

Having lost all of its cash to an alleged theft by a trusted volunteer, Feed the Boro, which distributes free meals each Thanksgiving, has placed itself under the umbrella of Food Bank Inc., also known as the Statesboro food bank.

August 07, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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