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Ga. board near to approving Bible classes for public schools

ATLANTA - A pair of Bible classes are set to appear in Georgia's public school classrooms next year, with supporters calling them a chance to teach students an important historical text and critics fearing they could be used as a jumping-off point for pushing religious beliefs.

March 23, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


Man flees, rams patrol car

During a chase, a man crashed into a Bulloch County Sheriff's patrol car in an attempt to escape arrest, said Bulloch County Sheriff Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

March 23, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ga. winner to get half of record $390 million jackpot

DALTON, Ga. - The winner of half of the record $390 million jackpot has stepped forward, but Georgia lottery officials refused to immediately name the lucky person.

March 22, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Running for a cause

When his friend and one-time flag football teammate Levon Jones was killed two years ago in New Orleans, Michael Holsonback knew he wanted to do something for him.

March 22, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro trying to lure development

When Statesboro started its subdivision incentive program in December 2001, the city was having trouble attracting developers to build residential housing inside the city limits.

March 22, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Woman dies after wreck on U.S. 301 South

A traffic accident on U.S. 301 South early Tuesday evening took the life of a Statesboro woman, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper First-Class J. B. Hodges.

March 22, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Council approves alcohol changes

Movie theaters that also sell alcohol in Statesboro will once again be able offer discounted tickets for youth and senior citizens after action taken at Tuesday's city council meeting.

March 21, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Local convience store robbed, suspect not yet found

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a local convenience store early Tuesday morning.

March 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Savannah mayor encourages CCAT students

March 21, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


County Commission preview

Bulloch County Commissioners expect this evening to approve contracts with The Variations and Statesboro Blues for entertainment at the upcoming July 4 celebration at Mill Creek Park

March 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Federal trial begins in 2003 killing of Georgia Southern student

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Michael Antonio Natson lured 23-year-old Ardena Carter to a remote area of Fort Benning, then shot the pregnant woman in the back of the head and left her body to be found by hunters, a prosecutor said Monday.

March 20, 2007 | Associated Press | Local


City Council to consider alcohol ordinance change

The Statesboro City Council is expected to approve a measure that will allow movie theaters to sell discounted tickets to senior citizens and children.

March 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Know someone who goes above and beyond?

By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG

March 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU Museum fans enjoy Feed the Mosasaur festival

March 19, 2007 | Scott Bryant | Local


I-16 truck wreck leaves one dead

A five-mile stretch of the eastbound lanes on Interstate 16 was closed for about 12 hours Friday after an early morning accident involving three tractor-trailer rigs took the life of one driver, said Georgia State Patrol Trooper First-Class J. B. Hodges.

March 18, 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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