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New lanes of bypass to open Thursday

Local drivers will have to wait one more day before trying out the newly constructed lanes of the Statesboro bypass.

August 27, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Woman arrested for defrauding local agencies after fire

A woman sheriff's investigators have been seeking for months regarding fraud is behind bars on multiple charges, having been captured in the Macon area.

August 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local briefs - Kiwanis Fair parade, DA group president

Applications for fair parade being accepted

August 27, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Two drivers killed in weekend accidents

Two drivers were killed over the weekend in separate single-vehicle accidents, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

August 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Peanut Pageant; Dancers audition for The Nutcracker

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, August 11, 2008

August 26, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Brooklet Peanut Festival Pageant winners announced

The 19th Annual Brooklet Peanut Festival Princess Pageant was held Saturday at Brooklet Elementary School. There were 43 contestants entered overall. Here are the winners: 0-6 mos. - Ansley Kate Day; 7-18 mos. - Gracie LeFleur; 19-35 mos. - Hadley Zeigler; 3-4 years - Jayla Phillips; 5-6 years - Haley Miles; 7-9 years - Madison Morgan; 10-12 years - Anna Miles; 13-15 years - Alaina Palmer; 16 and up - Rachel Spivey.

August 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


County: Only fire district residents will receive slight tax increase

Mention the words "fire" and "taxes" to some Bulloch County citizens, and tempers flare. Despite published reports and advertisements regarding the proposed tax increase for the "fire tax district", some citizens are still confused about how the proposed tax increase will affect them.

August 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local theater season gearing up

The Emma Kelly Theater is gearing up for its 2008-09 theater season that Averitt Center officials call "designed to please."

August 25, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bypass to shift onto newly constructed lanes Wednesday

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that northbound traffic on the east Statesboro Bypass (U.S. 301/ SR 73 Bypass) will be permanently shifted onto the newly constructed lanes on Wednesday, Aug. 13.

August 24, 2008 | Sepcial to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Water at Football Practice; The Phil & Jake Show: Presidential Campaign

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, August 8, 2008

August 23, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


BA kicks off the new school year Friday

Bulloch Academy headmaster Dr. Brenda Riley, left, listens to Isabella Toms, right, as she talks about what she enjoyed during the first morning of school Friday. Every year on the first day of school, kindergarten teacher Ashley Brannen, center, brings her new students to meet the school's headmaster and office staffs. Also pictured are (second from right) Harrison Kennedy, Garris Boykin, Rebecca Nessmith and Helen Gutierrez.

August 23, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Boiling Peanuts; Joe Anderson's Studio performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, August 7, 2008

August 22, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


York: Man arrested on drug charges after moving near elementary school

A man under investigation since March for drug dealing was arrested sooner than expected after he moved across the street from an elementary school, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

August 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Dos Primos cited for selling alcohol to underage persons

A local restaurant was cited by state agents for selling alcohol to underage persons Wednesday.

August 22, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


New attractions at the Brooklet Peanut Festival Aug. 16

There will be a few new attractions at the upcoming 19th Annual Brooklet Peanut Festival, but some things never change, said spokeswoman Jeanette Lafond. What will remain the same is the fun people have attending the event.

August 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Educator honored for years of service

A group called Women Acknowledging Community Service recently presented Dr. Charles Bonds, as "A Trailblazer in the Education Field," a check for $1,000 for his leadership and community service in Statesboro and Bulloch County.

October 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Photo gallery: 2014 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

October 26, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


‘Carnies’ love the fair life, wherever it leads them

Most people love the fair, and some people may even visit it several times during the week it is in town. For some, however, the fair is more than an annual diversion; it's a way of life.

October 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Report says navigators aided consumers in need

Consumers in Georgia and three other states who were helped by navigators for the 2014 insurance exchanges tended to be people of color who were not financially secure, a recently released report says.

October 25, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Allen, Barrow more or less opposed to ACA

One choice 12th Congressional District voters do not have is a candidate who promises to keep the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," as it is. But there are clear differences in the two candidates' positions.

October 25, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Professor predicts big changes in Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act faces legal challenges that could derail it, and major changes to the legislation are likely and warranted, says Dr. James Stephens, the Distinguished Fellow in Healthcare Leadership at Georgia Southern University's Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health.

October 25, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Photo gallery: 2014 Zombie Run

Over 100 participated in the 2014 Zombie Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, October 25 to help raise funds for local health organizations, including the Bulloch Partnership for Health, the Georgia Southern University Rural Health Research Institute, the Mercer University Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities, and the Georgia Southern University Wellness Program.

October 25, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair: Riggs has just about seen it all

At 98 years old, Leland Riggs isn't quite a charter member of the Statesboro Kiwanis Club, but he has been an active member for 35 years.

October 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Schools won’t become ‘charter system’ now

For now, the Bulloch County Schools probably won't become a "charter system," in which every school becomes self-governing and sets its own student achievement goals.

October 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Debate over compromise shapes Georgia Senate race

MCDONOUGH, Ga. - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia has made her willingness to work with Republicans a central theme as she campaigns across the state for a key seat in the fight for control of the Senate.

October 24, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro man sentenced to 15 years for soliciting child pornography

A Statesboro man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for soliciting child pornography images over the Internet, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia announced Friday.

October 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Attendance strong at Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

Crisp fall temperatures and the lure of delicious food, fun games and thrilling rides have brought area residents out in droves to the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, and Statesboro Kiwanis Club members expect the strong attendance to continue as the fair lasts through Saturday.

October 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

NEWNAN, Ga. - Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.

October 23, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Bond denied in Rude Rudy’s beating death

Ogeehcee Judicial Circuit Chief Judge William Woodrum Jr. denied bond Thursday for a man charged in the felony murder of a fellow university student.

October 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro City Council pauses annexation for drainage, density concerns

Asked by developers to annex 14 more acres along S&S Railroad Bed Road near Cawana Road and the S&S Greenway trail, Statesboro City Council hit the pause button with questions about housing density and drainage.

October 22, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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