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New traffic light installed on Hwy. 80

A traffic light at the intersection of Beasley/Cawana Road and Highway 80 is expected to begin operations soon, Statesboro City Engineer Maz Elhaj said.

October 16, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Drug agents net alligators in Friday raid

By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG

October 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Parade marked opening of Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

A light mist of rain didn't stop folks from lining the streets of downtown Statesboro Monday afternoon to watch a line of beauty queens, antique tractors, colorful floats and marching bands herald the opening of the 45th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Shooting at Eagle Landing Apartments

One man was shot in the head and another received a gunshot wound to the hand during a shooting incident Wednesday night at Eagle Landing Apartments. Police have a man they said was responsible for the shootings in custody.

October 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hundreds of flu shots given Thursday

The Bulloch County Health Department focused on nothing but flu shots Thursday, giving hundreds of shots to vaccinate people from the illness in preparation for the upcoming flu season.

October 16, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Parade kicks off fair today

Roads will be blocked in downtown Statesboro this afternoon to accommodate the 45th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade, which kicks off a week full of fun at 5 p.m. today.

October 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Georgia teacher group backs Taylor

ATLANTA - Democratic Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor picked up the endorsement Wednesday of one of the state's largest teachers groups, despite an effort by Gov. Sonny Perdue to woo educators this election year.

October 12, 2006 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Local man accused of two stabbings

By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG

October 12, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Soccer Saturday at Mill Creek

Shouts of encouragement pierce the mid-morning air during fall Saturday's at Mill Creek Park.

October 12, 2006 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Fair days on the way

Forty-five years ago the Statesboro Kiwanis Club began holding an agricultural fair, and the project snowballed. It's been growing larger every year, drawing visitors from across the Southeast, and in about a week, the fair will be back in town.

October 12, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Isakson: Keep resolve in Iraq

The global war on terror is the ultimate battle of good and evil and Americans must remain resolved to see the fight through, Senator Johnny Isakson said Monday afternoon.

October 12, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Norman Fries Distinguished Lecture Series

The rise of the Internet has created opportunities for the media to expand into new areas, but it has to be done properly for it to succeed.

October 12, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Mental health awareness week

Established by Congress in 1990, the first week of October is designated as "Mental Illness Awareness Week" in recognition of the National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) and its efforts to raise awareness. Also, "Bipolar Disorder Awareness Day" is held each year on the Thursday of Awareness Week to encourage further understanding and promote early intervention and treatment of this mental illness.

October 12, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Local


Savannah Avenue construction on schedule

While the city is realigning Savannah Avenue at its intersection with Highway 80, it's also taking the opportunity to improve the drainage capacity of the area as well.

October 12, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Wild game, skeet to benefit Averitt Center

By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG

October 12, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Police: Dad sent nude photos while boy sat in car

MARIETTA, Ga. - A Georgia man who police say intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the day his son died and had looked at websites that advocated against having children, a detective testified Thursday.

July 03, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


All workers safe after blaze in Great Dane's Statesboro plant

A fire Thursday afternoon at Statesboro's Great Dane plant resulted in no major injuries, but four firefighters suffered minor heat exhaustion as the blaze added to already steaming temperatures.

July 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro’s Firecracker Fest promises explosive fun for the Fourth

Mill Creek Regional Park will be bustling with activity today during the 2014 Firecracker Fest, featuring family entertainment, games and, of course, fireworks.

July 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police: Man uses air-conditioner wires to light cigarette

Police arrested a man Wednesday they said snatched wires out of an air conditioner, then plugged the bare wires into a wall socket in order to light a cigarette.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Statesboro man fired shots at several people in Brooklet

A Statesboro man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after deputies say he fired shots at his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in her Brooklet yard, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Arthur approaches N.Carolina; vacationers head out

RODANTHE, N.C. - Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of the state's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks.

July 03, 2014 | By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern basketball player arrested

A Georgia Southern basketball standout and a teammate who just graduated have been arrested on drug and weapons charges after investigators executed a search warrant at a Statesboro apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Child rape case leaves mysteries

Matthew Coniglio's Pooler home held a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thumb drives.

July 02, 2014 | By MITCH WEISS, RAY HENRY and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County Commission to hold workshop, public hearing

Bulloch County commissioners will meet next Tuesday for a workshop session before a public hearing regarding the proposed fiscal 2015 county budget.

July 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Cheshire steps in as interim Statesboro city manager

Robert Cheshire, Statesboro's city engineer for more than 15 years, has officially begun his service as interim city manager, after last week's public falling out over alleged private meetings ended in City Council firing City Manager Frank Parker.

July 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Ahead of July 4th, a tropical storm off Florida

SAVANNAH - With the July Fourth weekend on the horizon, the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm plodded off Florida's coast Tuesday, though Arthur wasn't yet spooking too many in the storm's potential path.

July 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia nursing homes in arrears may lose Medicaid

Nursing homes and other medical providers that owe money to a Georgia health agency now face a repayment timetable that could lead to their being cut off from the government Medicaid program.

July 01, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


University System of Georgia changes gay couples' benefits

ATLANTA - Married same-sex couples will get tax benefits equal to heterosexual couples through a retirement plan offered by the University System of Georgia, following a Monday vote by the system's governing board.

June 30, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Summer weather cooperating with Bulloch County farmers – so far

If the current weather patterns continue through the summer, Bulloch County farmers could see a positive year.

June 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Obama lauds former CEO as right choice to fix VA

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sought to turn the page Monday on a humiliating chapter in the history of the Veterans Affairs Department, tapping former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the sprawling agency.

June 30, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Local


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