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Chemical leak at Michigan plant forces evacuation of 3,000 people

MELVINDALE, Mich. - A hydrochloric acid leak at a metal finishing plant Tuesday forced the evacuation of 3,000 residents and schoolchildren, authorities said. At least one injury was reported.

October 31, 2007 | By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press Writer | Local


Over 300 volunteer for Habitat for Humanity's Build-a-Thon

Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County completed its first-ever Build-a-Thon this past weekend with a record number of volunteers.

October 31, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Florida man lands 844-pound shark

DESTIN, Fla. - Six friends went to a fishing tournament looking to catch some grouper. They caught an 844-pound shark instead.

October 30, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Claxton man killed in weekend accident

A Claxton man was killed Friday when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire.

October 30, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Fair organizers have a love story to remember

When the fair comes to town, people pay admission and line up to buy tickets as the flashing lights and colorful sights of the Amusements of America midway lure them into an atmosphere of fun. They ride the rides, play the games, and devour the cotton candy and Italian sausages. Sometimes they fall in love.

October 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Video - 2007 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

October 28, 2007 | VINCE JOHNSON | Local


Fair attendance on the rise

Admissions and midway ticket sales for the first three days of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair increased over last year. Both Statesboro Kiwanis Club members and Amusements of America officials expect cool, clear weather, paired with the fact that the last three days of the fair are usually the busiest, will lure record numbers out to enjoy the fair.

October 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two arrested after snatching containers of money from business

A man and a juvenile entered a business Thursday and snatched collection containers holding cash before fleeing. They were later apprehended and arrested, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

October 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sheriff: Three beat man in his home before stealing goods

Three men attacked a man in his own home Wednesday, beating him and stealing a variety of goods including guns before fleeing with a fourth man, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

October 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Couple has 'fairy' tale wedding at Kiwanis Ogeechee fair

Stilson native Ronald E. Douberly Jr. and Xochith Herrera Garcia were married Thursday morning by Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee Deloach. The bride wore white, guests threw rice, and they spoke their vows underneath a tent at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Habitat to hold Build-a-Thon

What will bankers, attorneys, students and representatives of businesses and churches have in common this weekend?

October 26, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Fair workers get medical, dental care

In what has become an annual fair tradition, the First Baptist Church of Statesboro is again sponsoring a dental trailer and medical tent for the workers at the Ogeechee Fair. Free of charge, the workers will be able to obtain basic dental care at the trailer, such as fillings and extractions, as well as some primary medical check-ups.

October 26, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Marshals investigate arson in Register

Information leading to the arrest and conviction of the party responsible for burning a mobile home in the Register area could be worth up to $10,000.

October 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro Snapshot - Fair favorites

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:

October 25, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


'Freudian Clips' concert at Averitt Center Friday

This Friday night, Georgia Southern Opera will be breaking out the psychoanalysis during their annual fall scene's program entitled "Freudian Clips." The script centers around the hypothetical, but often comedic analysis of Don Giovanni by Dr. Sigmund Freud and ties together scenes from five different operas. The concert will be held at the Averitt Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. and is free for GSU students. General admission tickets are $5.

October 25, 2007 | 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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