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Boro celebrates, honors Martin Luther King

A parade followed by a community program commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, almost a week after his birthday but on the day set aside in his honor.

February 05, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Books-A-Million finalizes plans to come to Statesboro

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. and Ewing Southeast Realty announced Monday that Books-A-Million will be part of Statesboro Crossing - a 162,000 square-foot shopping center development off the Brannen Street Extension. Construction is underway for an expected fall 2008 opening.

February 05, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Woman charged with theft by conversion

Police said a woman refused to return a car she rented, and was arrested by Atlanta area law enforcement last week on theft by conversion charges.

February 04, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Program at GSU Planetarium to focus on hunt for starless galaxies

An astronomer from Cornell University will present a special program at the Georgia Southern Planetarium on Friday, Jan. 25.

February 03, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU to offer Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

With approval from the Board of Regents, Georgia Southern University will offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree beginning in the fall of 2008. The DNP program, offered online through the university's School of Nursing, is one of only two such degree programs in Georgia.

February 03, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


City accepts county's fire service proposal

In a brief and amenable meeting Friday, Statesboro City Council members agreed to a proposal by Bulloch County Commissioners to continue paying the city for providing fire service to an area within a five-mile radius of the city limits.

February 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police hope citizens can offer information about armed robbery

Police hope citizens will offer information that will help them nab an armed robber who took off Tuesday with an "undisclosed amount" of cash from a rent-to-own business.

February 01, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Chief Stan York discusses auto theft ring

Statesboro Police Chief Stan York answers questions about the alleged car theft ring arrests and about the involvement of a city police officer.

February 01, 2008 | Video by Phil Boyum | Local


Local blood bank facing severe shortage

The local blood bank is currently facing a severe shortage of several different blood types. This is a consequence of all the activities that surround the holidays, causing the number of people donating blood to drop.

February 01, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Boro Snapshot - Summer gas prices

Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 1 and 3. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

January 31, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


George Wood leaving as city manager

City Manager George Wood announced his resignation at the Statesboro City Council meeting Tuesday, much to the chagrin of those in attendance, He's leaving to take a job as the county manager in Lincoln County, N.C., in large part to be closer to family, but also to seek professional challenges in a county that's experiencing a lot of growth.

January 31, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Alcohol Board: Consider allowing bars in Statesboro

The Statesboro Alcohol Control Board set a date Tuesday for a planning session to discuss potential changes to the alcohol ordinance. Reducing the first offense penalty from three days to one day and possibly removing the 50/50 requirement from restaurants - allowing for the creating of 21-and-over bars - is on the table.

January 31, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Police officer involved in auto theft ring

A Statesboro Police officer was among nine local suspects indicted on auto theft ring charges. Advanced Patrol Officer John Fitzgerald Jones, 43, Meadowlark Circle, was placed on administrative leave without pay after his arrest on charges of conspiracy, possession of counterfeit state securities (vehicle titles) and making false statements.

January 31, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Nine locals arrested in national auto theft ring

Nine local residents face an initial appearance today before a federal judge regarding their arrests for involvement in a huge auto theft ring that spans several states.

January 31, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City meets with county to discuss fire issue

Tempers flared and arguments became heated Tuesday as Statesboro City Council members met with Bulloch County Commissioners to discuss the fate of a 22-year agreement between the two governmental agencies regarding fire service to a specific area outside the Statesboro city limits.

January 30, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Statesboro-area churches help children, families prepare for school

In less than a month, yellow buses will resume their routes and the first bell will ring for the new school year.

July 10, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Guyton man who was missing is found, arrested

SPRINGFIELD - What began as a search for a missing Effingham County man Sunday ended with the man found safe, and then criminally charged, Tuesday night.

July 09, 2014 | By PAUL FLOECKHER Effingham Herald | Local


Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market confirmed for Statesboro's Market District

A city planning board meeting involving a "grocery store" beginning to be built at Brampton Avenue and Fair Road was underway when a reporter's cellphone, neglectfully left on, rang. It was Wal-Mart Stores Inc. calling to confirm that the 41,000-square-foot supermarket will be a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market.

July 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office employee arrested

An employee of the Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office was arrested Tuesday on theft and other charges after evidence showed she took more than $3,000 in citation money, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men charged with drug offenses, animal cruelty in Statesboro

Two men were jailed Monday on animal cruelty and drug charges after officers discovered injured dogs, cocaine, marijuana and "Molly," a drug similar to Ecstasy, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Couch proposes cautious Bulloch County budget

While revenues are slightly up and the economy appears to be improving, Bulloch County commissioners are still making conservative budget decisions.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gov. Deal pushes for clinical drug trials of marijuana derivative

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.

July 08, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Sylvania woman, 27, dies in wreck

Editor's note: Because of incorrect information supplied, the time of the wreck and the location from which the victim was returning were incorrect in a brief that appeared in Wednesday's newspaper. The entire brief, with the correct information, appears below.

July 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Investigation of Statesboro City Council begins

The investigation ordered by Statesboro City Council into whether a majority of council members met in potentially illegal private meetings with former City Manager Frank Parker or City Attorney Alvin Leaphart began Tuesday at 11 a.m.

July 08, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2nd defendant pleads in 2013 murder of Statesboro man

A woman charged in the "hit style" murder of her mother's husband has accepted a plea bargain.

July 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven County celebrates groundbreaking for yarn mill

SYLVANIA - The flag of India flew beside those of Georgia and the United States at the Screven County Industrial Park as Gov. Nathan Deal joined in breaking ground Monday for ShriVallabh Pittie Group's $70 million yarn spinning plant, expected to create 250 jobs.

July 07, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk Common Core

Editor's note: This is the third of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue.

July 06, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Perdue, Kingston talk taxes

Editor's note: This is the second of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue. Part three will run in Tuesday's print edition of the Statesboro Herald.

July 05, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Should teachers be armed?

School superintendents in Bulloch and Evans counties say they prefer to rely on law enforcement response instead of arming teachers or other school employees. But now that state law allows it, school officials in Effingham County might take a look.

July 05, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Rising tide of debt, tough job market hurting college grads

The cost to attend college has risen sharply over the years. Not surprisingly, so has the number of college graduates with large amounts of debt.

July 05, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON and JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Interns | Local


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