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Splash in the Boro to open Saturday

Bulloch County residents can get a taste of summer this weekend at Splash in the Boro as it opens for a preview weekend before beginning its summer schedule next weekend.

June 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Twelve area businesses busted in alcohol sting

Employees at a dozen local retailers sold alcoholic beverages this week to underage buyers, and law enforcement officers were there to nab offenders as they conducted a compliance check.

June 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County commission votes to demolish old Bulloch Memorial Hospital

Residents in the area of the old Bulloch Memorial Hospital site will be glad to see the remainder of the old building demolished next month. Bulloch County officials signed a contract to have the building, which has long been a topic of controversy, taken down.

May 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Celebration South to be held Saturday

Organizers for this year's Celebration South have a modest goal. They want everyone to have a "smidgen of fun."

May 31, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro man dies in weekend boating accident

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating why two boats collided Friday night, leaving Statesboro's Charles Deal dead. Two men died and three people were injured in the boating accident on the Altamaha River in Glynn County. Deal, 67, was killed, along with another man, Ronnie Dan Metts, 33, of Hazlehurst.

May 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro Snapshot - Sports fans

Boro Snapshot is taped on Monday afternoons between 4:30 and 6. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

May 30, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Aquarium’s popular sea turtle headed back to the wild

ATLANTA - Dylan is going home.

May 30, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


Electric shocks removing flathead catfish from Satilla River

WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) - State biologists hope electric shocks can help them remove a voracious, nonnative catfish from a south Georgia river where it is devouring native fish.

May 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


OTC kicks off iGot campaign

Volunteers will visit local businesses today asking for donations for Ogeechee Technical College as part of the school's inaugural iGot campaign.

May 29, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Mother, daughter finish journey together

Bonnie Deal graduated from Georgia Southern University last week after a long college career. It took her a while to achieve her degree in special education because marriage and children interrupted her educational pursuits, but Deal, 55, went back to school after her children grew up and eventually attained her goal.

May 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


ADA kicks off annual fundraising campaign

The American Diabetes Association has a new look and name for it's annual fundraiser and if Bulloch County reaches its goal, the chairman of this year's campaign will have a new look as well.

May 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Sea Island Bank hosts annual honor graduate luncheon

Students at the annual Sea Island Bank honor graduate luncheon were urged to make peace with their past, focus on the present and prepare for the future as they embark on the next phase of their lives.

May 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Fire chief speaks to Kiwanis Club about the needs of the fire department

The Statesboro Fire Department is understaffed and in serious need of new equipment, including replacement of ancient fire trucks including a 1968 fire engine still being used, said Statesboro Fire Chief Dennis Merrifield Thursday as he spoke to the Statesboro Kiwanis Club.

May 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Letter carriers collect items for food bank today

It's simple - take a can or two out of the pantry, walk out to the mail box, and leave them for your mail carrier.

May 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Report: South leads nation in Pre-K enrollment, quality

ATLANTA - The South, which has lagged for decades in most areas of education, is leading the country in early childhood education enrollment and quality, according to a report released Thursday by the Southern Education Foundation.

May 27, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


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Cagle to speak at Deen Day Smith Awards

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

March 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Good Scout Banquet honors Richard Morriss

Richard Morriss, Venture Crew adviser for Crew 935 and Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 935 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church for more than 20 years, received the Ed Cone Award at the Good Scout Banquet, held Thursday evening at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.

March 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Riding for recovery

Today at 9:30 a.m. California time, Georgia Southern University graduate Steve Pulley will dip the back tire of his bicycle into the Pacific Ocean in San Diego and set off on a 57-day cycling adventure.

March 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Brooklet will keep police department

BROOKLET - City Council decided not to dissolve the town's police department after all, voting Thursday night to keep the 106-year-old agency as it is.

March 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Ga. lawmakers finish session, head into campaigns

ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia General Assembly are ready to begin their campaigns for another term, fresh off a legislative session highlighted by scads of campaign-friendly maneuvers.

March 21, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Brooklet council votes to keep police department

During a meeting Thursday evening, Brooklet City Council members voted to keep the city's police department.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Drive-thru beer and wine fails to reach a vote

An ordinance amendment to allow drive-thru sales of closed-container beer and wine in Statesboro failed to get a motion for final approval from City Council this week.

March 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Marker notes cemetery, mill, Irishness

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Because of a typographical error, a front-page article Thursday about a historical marker honoring the Rigdon Cemetery and Rigdon's Mill twice misspelled the Rigdon family name. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

March 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Johnson, Ga. NAACP vow more action after Capitol arrests

After being arrested as part of a demonstration against the state's refusal to expand Medicaid coverage to uninsured Georgians this week, the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, a Statesboro lawyer and the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, vowed to continue fighting on behalf of the poor, workers, voting rights and public education.

March 20, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


iGot campaign brings in $311,183

Ogeechee Technical College officials, community leaders and volunteers celebrated another successful iGot (I Give to Ogeechee Tech) fundraising campaign Thursday afternoon.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Brooklet Police Department could be dissolved

Tonight, Brooklet City Council members will hear from residents who are unhappy with the council's consideration of a plan to eliminate the town's police department.

March 19, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Things go swimmingly for region STAR student

At 18, Emily Johnson is a violin major at an arts high school but aced an Advanced Placement test in physics. A competitive swimmer, she started a program that is helping hundreds of children learn to swim. She has her choice of Harvard University or the University of Georgia's Foundation Fellowship program, among other options.

March 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Arrests made in 3 separate incidents

Two people were arrested in three incidents - which included the crimes of armed robbery, sexual assault, burglary and peeping Tom - that occurred in the Savannah Avenue area in late 2013, Statesboro police said.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Irish minister visits GSU

Georgia Southern University welcomed Dr. Leo Varadkar, Ireland's minister for transport, tourism and sport, on Tuesday at a reception in the Eugene M. Bishop Alumni Center to recognize the launch of the Wexford-Savannah Axis research partnership.

March 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man charged with selling marijuana

A man was arrested Tuesday on charges he sold marijuana from his apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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