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Students climb the walls at GSU

Southern Adventures played host this past weekend to Southern SendFest, a climbing competition that was held in the bouldering cave inside the Recreation Activities Center at Georgia Southern University. About 60 collegiate competitors from throughout the southeast came to Georgia Southern to take part in the climbing event. Above, a competitor is shown trying to navigate one of the rock walls.

April 29, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Bulloch 911 operators to be honored

Bulloch County 911 operators, along with communications officers across the nation, will be recognized this week, which is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Each year this week is set aside to honor men and women who serve as public safety operators.

April 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU student reps want more dialogue with city

Representatives from Georgia Southern's Student Government Association met with the Statesboro interim city manager Chris Addleton last week to discuss possible ways to improve lines of communication between university students and city council members.

April 28, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, April 11, 2008

April 26, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Forestry field day held in Bulloch Thursday

A forestry field day competition hosted by the local Georgia Forestry Commission was held Thursday on the grounds of the Bulloch County Horseman's Association facility. About 120 area students were practicing for the State Forestry Competition to be held on April 17 at George L. Smith State Park.

April 26, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - April 10

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, April 10, 2008

April 25, 2008 | By MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


10-foot high pedestrian tunnel built under bypass

Motorists driving by the Statesboro Crossing retail development on the new section of the bypass may not realize they are passing over a 10-foot high pedestrian tunnel - big enough to drive an ambulance through.

April 25, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Founder of Raven Oaks Raptor Sanctuary speaks at Kiwanis meeting

The red-tail hawk perched upon Debra Baca's leather-wrapped fist, flapping broad wings that occasionally brushed her face as she spoke to the Statesboro Kiwanis Club Thursday.

April 25, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Kids explore the world of reading at library

Reading sessions held at Statesboro Regional Library.

April 25, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Averitt STARS to perform Sondheim’s ‘Forum’

If you're in the mood for a wild comedy, get your tickets to the next Averitt STARS production "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." The play runs for two weekends - April 11–20 - in the Emma Kelly Theater.

April 25, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Kids have 'splashy' fun time at kayaking class under bubble dome

April 24, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, April 9, 2008

April 24, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Rides in WWII plane will be offered this Saturday at Statesboro airport

Airplane enthusiasts, thrill seekers and history buffs alike will want to be at the Statesboro Municipal Airport this weekend, where the History Flight Barnstormer Tour will be offering rides in a historical World War II airplane - for a good cause.

April 24, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, April 8, 2008

April 23, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Jean Mathews presents OTC with $100,000 in honor of her late husband

Ogeechee Technical College's 2008 record setting fundraising campaign, iGot, collected more than $313,000 for the school in March. Included in that total was a $100,000 gift by a family that had decided to remain anonymous until they decided what special project or scholarship they would fund.

April 23, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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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


Georgia Southern University nursing professor to study health disparities

Georgia Southern University nursing professor Kathryn Anderson, Ph.D., has been selected to participate in the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities course "Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research."

August 07, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 arrested in Metter home invasion

Metter police arrested two men Thursday in connection with a July 30 home invasion and kidnapping attempt.

August 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ebola: Emory gets chance to save lives, educate

ATLANTA - A roomful of reporters and TV cameras tracked every word that Emory physicians said at a Friday news conference preceding the arrival of two Americans stricken with Ebola.

August 07, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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