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Ga. Speaker of the House speaks in Statesboro

Last Wednesday, Georgia Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson was hosted by the Statesboro Chamber of Commerce to discuss the speaker's tax reform plan - GREAT. Standing for Georgia's Repeal of Every Ad valorem Tax, the speaker's plan calls for the elimination of all property taxes in favor of an expansion of the sales tax - without an increase in the sales tax rate.

December 20, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Boro Christmas festival is Thursday

Downtown Statesboro invites area residents to immerse themselves in the spirit Thursday and Friday with holiday events designed for people of all ages.

December 20, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Time Saver #17 target of armed robbery

A convenience store with a history of being targeted by armed robbers was hit again Sunday, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's reports.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County to form own fire department

Bulloch County Commissioners voted Tuesday to end an agreement between the county and the City of Statesboro regarding fire services. The Statesboro Fire Department currently serves county residents living within a five-mile radius of the city limits, and Bulloch County currently funds 25 percent of the city fire department budget.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Happy 96th, Chester Williams!

The Snooky's faithful were out in full force Tuesday morning to celebrate the 96th birthday of Snook-PAC's most-favored and long-standing member, Chester Williams.

December 20, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Three car crash in Statesboro leaves five injured

December 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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


Boro Snapshot - Top news story of 2007

Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 12 and 3. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

December 13, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Bulloch area veterans push for clinic

Members of local American Legion Post #90 gathered Tuesday afternoon at the Honey Bowen Building to present U.S. Representative John Barrow with signatures showing support for a local community based outpatient clinic for veterans.

December 13, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | 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


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Statesboro assault victim dies; suspect charges may be upgraded

A man found unresponsive early Thursday morning at a Statesboro bar died later that afternoon, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch confirmed Friday morning.

August 29, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


UPDATE: Suspect arrested in bar beating

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday evening charged in an aggravated assault incident which left another man in critical condition.Cpl. Justin Samples, spokesman for the Statesboro Police Department, could not confirm reports late Thursday night that Michael Gatto, 18, address unavailable, had died. He did confirm, however, that Grant James Spencer, 20, was taken into custody on charges of aggravated assault in connection to the attack that resulted in Gatto being transported to a Savannah hospital.

August 28, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro FBI to be honored for Claxton man’s arrest

The FBI's Statesboro office will be among several law enforcement agencies honored for battling terrorism and protecting civil rights during the Fifth Annual SHIELD Awards, hosted by the Anti-Defamation League.

August 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Truth Has No Color'

Local law enforcement and community leaders fielded questions Tuesday night as a crowd of Georgia Southern University students and other citizens discussed race relations and interaction between police and about 150 community members during the "Truth Has No Color" event in the university's College of Education building.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Democrat Greg Hecht blasts Sam Olens on child protection, ethics

Greg Hecht, the Democratic nominee for Georgia attorney general, accuses the incumbent Republican, Sam Olens, of inaction on protecting children and actions amounting to "covering up" on ethics questions surrounding Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Dancing man arrested in cocaine charges in Statesboro

A man dancing in the streets, yelling at passersby and causing a scene Saturday was arrested after officers found he had a pocket full of cocaine, authorities said.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center 2014-15 tickets go on sale Tuesday

Ticket sales for the new season at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive, will begin on Tuesday.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man charged with possession of ‘Molly’ and gun

Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team investigators arrested a man Saturday for possession of a gun, marijuana and the drug known by the street name "Molly," according to a news release.

August 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Blaze destroys downtown Statesboro restaurant

Fire destroyed a downtown Statesboro restaurant Tuesday night.

August 27, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Sky Country to perform at Dublin VA

Sky Country, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will perform a concert at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin at 2 p.m. Sept. 3 in the medical center auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Off and on – again and again

Rolling blackouts throughout the day Tuesday disrupted business, caused traffic tie-ups and hampered normal daily living as electric company employees worked to repair damage to a substation caused by fire.

August 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern to host American cartoonist and featured TED Talks speaker

Georgia Southern University's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will host Scott McCloud, cartoonist and comic book theorist, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in room 1115 of the College of Education.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Emerging disease confirmed in wild Bulloch County snake

A disease that some scientists have compared to the illness killing bats by the millions has been documented in a wild snake in Georgia.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


PBS show to highlight Georgia Southern at Camp Lawton tonight

In 2012, the PBS show "Time Team America" tracked the adventures of Georgia Southern University archeologists and students at Camp Lawton, a Civil War POW camp in Millen, as they uncovered buried secrets using the latest technology and decades of expertise. The episode will premiere tonight at 9 on PBS.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro 'hit style' murder trial scheduled for September

A Bulloch County judge denied a motion Monday to continue the trial of a man accused of orchestrating a "hit-style" murder while he was in prison.

August 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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