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Frenzied final day looms as lawmakers consider late proposals

ATLANTA - The frenzied final day of the state's 40-day legislative term began Friday with the threat of a special session hanging over the hubbub of activity at the state Capitol.

May 05, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Wildfires continue to threaten Ga.'s Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge

WAYCROSS, Ga. - Firefighters were making slow progress Thursday against two wildfires that have forced more than 1,000 people from their homes and destroyed 14 houses as they spread over more than 45 square miles of tinder-dry forest in southeast Georgia.

May 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


False alarm rattles Va. Tech campus again

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech students still on edge after the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history got another scare Wednesday morning as police in SWAT gear with weapons drawn swarmed Burruss Hall, which houses the president's office.

The threat of suspicious activity turned out to be unfounded, said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said, and the building was reopened. But students were rattled.

May 04, 2007 | By ADAM GELLER AP National Writer | Local


Drunk burglar rants about Barry Bonds

A Greenwood Avenue couple were frightened when an apparently disgruntled and intoxicated sports fan broke into their home early Wesnesday morning. They hid from him until police came after he threatened to kill them, using profanity, according to incident reports.

May 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


No property tax increase expected

No property tax increases were proposed in Statesboro's fiscal year 2008 budget, but several fees are expected to be slightly higher to help offset the impact of inflation over the past several years.

May 04, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


GSU officials reviewing security measures and policies

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the nation, Georgia Southern University joined the rest of the country in reviewing, upgrading and scrutinizing security measures. While a good security plan was already in place, however, GSU officials reviewed its emergency response plan Tuesday in the wake of Monday's horrific shooting incident at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

May 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man gets life for child molestation

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed sentenced a man Thursday to life in prison, plus 25 years to serve after the man pled guilty to child molestation charges.

May 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Board of Regents come to Georgia Southern

May 03, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Three adults and a juvenile being held for cocaine trafficking

A juvenile and three adults from Millen are behind bars after Statesboro Police determined they were involved in illegal narcotic sales, said the department's criminal investigation division commander.

May 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Council approves towing ordinance

The Statesboro City Council narrowly approved an ordinance regulating involuntary towing inside the city limits, but minutes later effectively tabled the ordinance when they tabled the maximum fee able to be charged to tow and wrecker companies.

May 03, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


OTC holds career fair for students and the public

Evans Memorial Hospital has a lot of Ogeechee Technical College students who do internships at the hospital.

May 03, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Cyclist raising money for Multiple Sclerosis

When Thomas Beasley lost his trainer, Jon Toodle in 1990 during his efforts to qualify for the Tour de France, he knew he wanted to do something to commemorate him.

May 03, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Boro Snapshot - Leaving children home alone

Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.

May 02, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Nevils Elementary holds rally to excite students about CRCT

The audience was cheering as cheerleaders and mascots urged them on, whipping them into a frenzy.

May 02, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro resident at VA Tech; oversleeping kept him from being near shooting

Statesboro resident Matthew Spiers could have been at the scene of Monday's shooting massacre at Virginia Technical College had he not overslept.

May 02, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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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


Johnson among those arrested in Georgia Statehouse protests

ATLANTA - Police arrested 39 people, including Statesboro lawyer the Rev. Francys Johnson, the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, at Georgia's Capitol during protests over Republican refusals to allow more people to join a government-funded health care system.

March 19, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Statesboro father indicted for murder of 4-month-old

A man has been indicted on a felony murder count in the killing of his 4-month-old son, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ukraine's Crimea base taken, commander detained

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea - Masked Russian-speaking troops on Wednesday seized control of Ukrainian naval headquarters in Crimea after it was stormed by militiamen. Pro-Moscow Crimean authorities also detained the Ukrainian navy commander and reportedly blocked the defense minister and another government official from traveling to the peninsula to try to defuse tensions.

March 19, 2014 | By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG Associated Press | Local


25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation's largest oil spill.

March 19, 2014 | By DAN JOLING Associated Press | Local


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