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Commission candidates reach out

With the general election just around the corner, four Bulloch County Commission hopefuls are still beating the bushes to get their messages out to constituents. Three commission seats are up for reelection, but District 1, Post B incumbent Anthony Simmons, a Democrat, is unopposed.

November 13, 2006 | BY HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


NAACP Banquet

Frances Hooks Humanitarian Award Winner Adrienne Thompson White will be the featured speaker at the 2006 NAACP Bulloch Branch Freedom Fund Banquet Saturday at Snella's Special Events in Statesboro. This year's banquet theme is "Valuing our Votes, Voting our Values."

November 13, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU's Recreation Activity Center expansion opening Monday

Almost nine years after the original building opened, Georgia Southern's Recreation Activity Center is set to open an expansion that will more than double the size of the facility.

November 13, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Early birds take the bait

When Jodie Hendrix arrived at the Kiwanis-Ogeechee Fairgrounds at 4:45 a.m. Saturday to make final preparations for the Statesboro Service League Attic Sale, she wasn't the first one to arrive.

November 13, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Introducing Kidsville News

Parents and educators have a new educational resource tool available to them with the launch this week of Kidsville News, a fun, family newspaper designed for pre-kindergarten to sixth grade students.

November 13, 2006 | From staff reports | Local


Local church assembling books for missionaries

Members of Immanuel Baptist Church may never go to Haiti to spread the message of Jesus Christ to the country's citizens, but that doesn't mean they won't be able to affect change in the Haiti.

November 11, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Brooklet teacher named tops in Bulloch

It was nearing the end of the day when Brooklet Elementary teacher Becky Petkewicz was surprised by a visit to her classroom. She was even more surprised to learn she had been chosen as the 2006 Bulloch County Teacher of the Year.

November 11, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro Service League Attic Sale for charity

Organizers of the Statesboro Service League Attic Sale are hoping to raise $30,000 from their annual fund raiser, which will be used to support various groups in Bulloch County.

November 11, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Immigration issues are the focus of forum at GSU

Fathers snatched from their homes in front of their children, and placed under arrest. Pregnant mothers who don't speak English and don't know where to locate their husbands. Children sleeping in the woods because their parents fear what will happen if law enforcement discovers they are illegal aliens from Mexico.

November 11, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Protesters of Bush's rally came in larger numbers than expected

President George Bush was greeted by more than well-wishers during his visit to Statesboro Monday.

November 11, 2006 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


The day after

The day after a historic visit from President George W. Bush, things got back to normal in Statesboro, but everyone was still talking about the event.

November 11, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bush wows crowd at Hanner

With Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse packed to overflowing, President George W. Bush was met with a loud and enthusiastic crowd Monday when he stopped in Statesboro to show support for Republican Congressional candidate Max Burns.

November 08, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Early voting begins today for general election

For those who can't wait for Election Day to cast your ballot, early voting in Georgia will begin today and run though Friday at the Bulloch County Courthouse.

November 08, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Many with tickets left out of Hanner

While thousands gathered inside Hanner Fieldhouse for a rally in support of Max Burns, hundreds more were left outside, including several school groups, even though they had tickets to the event.

November 07, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


President comes to the Boro today

Some Statesboro streets will be closed today to accommodate a visit by President George W. Bush, who is expected to speak during the "Georgia Victory 2006 Rally" at 11 a.m at Hanner Fieldhouse.

November 07, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Breastfeeding still too low in Georgia, report says

Georgia still lags behind the national averages on infant breastfeeding rates, a newly released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report card shows.

August 05, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Guyton police investigate gunfire exchange

GUYTON - Police officers still are chasing leads and trying to find who was responsible for a Saturday morning shootout.

August 05, 2014 | By PATRICK DONAHUE Effingham Herald | Local


US government had role in Ebola drug given aid workers

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.

August 04, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Local


Bulloch County’s advertised tax hike nonexistent, for most people

Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch is recommending that the Board of Commissioners not roll back its millage rate and so is issuing a notice, to comply with the Georgia Taxpayer Bill of Rights, of a pending 1 percent property tax increase.

August 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Traffic light slated for Burkhalter and US 80

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. The estimated cost of a project to install traffic lights at the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 East and Burkhalter Road is just under $1 million. An incorrect amount was listed in a news brief on page 5 Tuesday. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

August 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Son: Mother's Ebola should spark push for cure

ATLANTA - Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.

August 04, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press | Local


Photo gallery: Eagles begin FBS march

The Georgia Southern football team took the practice fields at Beautiful Eagle Creek Thursday to kick off their first fall camp after officially joining the Sun Belt Conference.

August 04, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

ATLANTA - A second American missionary stricken with Ebola is expected to fly Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.

August 03, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and KRISTA LARSON Associated Press | Local


Statesboro's alcohol ordinance back on tap for Tuesday

This time, Statesboro City Council has specifically invited people who sell alcoholic beverages to discuss the proposed replacement of the city's alcohol law.

August 03, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Leaked memo ensures attacks

ATLANTA - The first outside political group has already started to hammer Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn using her leaked campaign plan that detailed her strategy and discussed her potential weaknesses as an Atlanta nonprofit executive seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate.

August 02, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

ATLANTA - An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday, landing at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country, officials say.

August 02, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Cyclists ride 560 miles to raise funds and awareness for Paul Anderson Youth Home

Fifteen cyclists consisting of current residents, alumni and supporters of the Paul Anderson Youth Home left the home Thursday afternoon to bike 560 miles through six Georgia cities, with Statesboro being the first stop Thursday evening.

August 01, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


‘Jailed for Justice’ tour stops in Statesboro Monday

At least four of the 80 or so people arrested in Moral Monday protests during the Georgia General Assembly's 2014 session are expected to talk about their experiences during Monday evening's Statesboro stop on the "Jailed for Justice" tour.

August 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County Schools open ‘smoothly’

The halls of Mill Creek Elementary School were brightly light, with even brighter smiles greeting old and new students along with their parents.

August 01, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Metter police seek information on home invasion attempt

Metter police are seeking information on a suspect in a "possible" home invasion attempt.

August 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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