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Free sneak preview of the Erk Russell Project

The Erk Russell Project is halfway completed and organizers are asking the public to view the progress so far. The project, a collaboration between the Department of Communication Arts at Georgia Southern University and the Averitt Center for the Arts, is based largely on oral histories collected from people who were acquaintances of the late coach. The effort will culminate in a stage production telling the story of Russell's immeasurable impact on Statesboro and the University – set to debut at the start of the 2008 football season.

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Local man's prize steer wins award at Perry fairgrounds

At the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry last month, a young man from the Denmark Community in Bulloch County took his prize steer to the top.

December 13, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Toys for Tots benefit trail ride December 15

A trail ride to benefit the local effort to help less fortunate families have a merry Christmas will cost riders only an unwrapped toy - unless they would like to donate more.

December 12, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


New Orleans bouncers get change of venue in GSU student’s death

NEW ORLEANS - The trial of four bouncers charged in the 2004 death of Georgia Southern University student Levon Jones will be held outside of New Orleans because some believe a New Orleans jury would be tainted by excessive media coverage.

December 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Police search for armed robbery suspects

A possible drug deal gone bad left a man a couple hundred bucks poorer, but no one was injured in the armed robbery, law enforcement officials said.

December 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Motorcycles deliver toys, Santa Claus to Statesboro Mall

For the fourth year in a row, the Statesboro chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association and Southern Thunder Cruisers teamed up for "Santa's Toy Run." Dozens of motorcycles made their way through downtown Statesboro to deliver toys to the Statesboro Mall Saturday afternoon. The Department of Family and Children Services collected the toys and they will be distributed to those less fortunate this holiday season.

December 11, 2007 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | Local


Club Mud Winter Exhibition starts Thursday

Georgia Southern University's 23rd Annual Club Mud Winter Exhibition and Sale will take place Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 29-Dec.1, in the Ceramics and Sculpture Studio at 236 Forest Drive on the Statesboro campus. The studio will be open Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Council to discuss Flying J infrastructure agreement

Statesboro City Council meets today at 6 p.m. with the main topic of discussion likely to be updates and legal agreements relating to the Flying J truck stop development.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City Council passes first Flying J agreement

The Statesboro City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to enter into an agreement toward extending water and sewer lines out to the intersection of Highway 301 South and Interstate 16. The infrastructure, which would facilitate the construction of a new Flying J truck stop project, would open up development along the entire corridor of Highway 301 south of the Gateway Industrial Park.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Ga. boys, ages 8 and 9, charged in rape, kidnap of girl, 11

ACWORTH, Ga. - Three boys ages 8 and 9 were being held Monday in a detention center on charges of kidnapping and raping an 11-year-old girl in the woods near a suburban apartment complex, officials said.

December 11, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Boro stores ready for Christmas season

Doorbuster deals, early opening hours and special sales on popular items this year are expected to draw enormous crowds Friday for what has been called the "biggest shopping day of the year" - the day after Thanksgiving.

December 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man asks for, gets tased

A man got what he asked for recently when he refused to obey Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies' orders to submit to a body search.

December 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Travis Chance determined winner in District 5 race, beats John Morris 413-369

Travis Chance, Will Britt and Gary Lewis can now officially be declared the winners in the city council election now that the challenges have been added to the totals from election day. The officials were finally able to count the challenged ballots since the Statesboro Citizens for Good Government withdrew the challenges Wednesday afternoon.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Police launch annual Christmas in the Boro

For most people, the Christmas holidays mean at least a month of hustle and bustle, shopping, parties and wrapping gifts. But for many, the holidays aren't so merry. Financial challenges mean little or no celebration, and for some households, Santa doesn't even stop.

December 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro Snapshot - Favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner

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:

December 11, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | 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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