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March of Dimes WalkAmerica to be held Saturday

Organizers are hoping a new date will help attract more people to the March of Dimes WalkAmerica now that it isn't conflicting with other charity events.

April 13, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Corn farmers seek good year. hope for rain soon

With the wet-weather pattern El Nino moving into the drier La Nina pattern, and expected to turn to a neutral weather pattern, the future of Bulloch County's crops is up in the air.

April 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three Sylvania residents arrested for felony shoplifting

Three Sylvania residents were arrested for felony shoplifting after they tried leaving a local retail store with shopping carts filled with merchandise without paying for the items first.

April 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


One arrested after Boro shooting

Statesboro Police are questioning several "persons of interest" regarding a shooting incident Friday night on Best Street that left two victims hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

April 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Aquarium: Stomach problems led to whale shark’s death

ATLANTA - The January death of a whale shark at the Georgia Aquarium was likely caused by stomach problems that led to peritonitis, officials said Wednesday.

April 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Police: Four arrested in illegal Xanax ring

Plans to illegally obtain Xanax and sell the prescription drug landed four people in jail, and further arrests could be pending, police said.

April 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Insurance issues for student trips hot topic for BOE

Major discussion focused on the issue of risk and liability when transporting students during last week's Bulloch County Board of Education meeting. The tragic accident in Atlanta, resulting in the deaths of several Ohio baseball players, showed the need to establish protocol for educational and extracurricular trips.

April 11, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


Boro Snapshot - Animal Euthanasia

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

April 11, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


GSU Centennial Celebration planned

Georgia Southern officials hope the community centennial celebration will end with a bang.

April 11, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Georgia jury spares antifreeze killer the death penalty, sentences her to life without parole

DALTON, Ga. - Jurors Tuesday spared the life of a former 911 dispatcher convicted of poisoning her boyfriend with antifreeze - the same way she had killed her husband six years earlier.

April 11, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


Bulloch office warns of passport delays

Due to a nationwide backlog at passport agencies, the time it takes to obtain a passport has been extended, said Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Sherri Akins.

April 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Theater Review – Hello Dolly!

Need some help with your love life, or with life in general? Then maybe seeing Averitt STARS' production of Hello, Dolly! will give you some ideas on how to live life to the fullest.

April 10, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Metter couple dies in motorcycle accident

A Metter couple were killed Saturday when the motorcycle they were riding crossed the center line, striking a car.

April 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU's Raptor Center plays host to Spring Egg-Stravaganza

Georgia Southern University's Raptor Center was the site this past weekend for Spring Egg-Stravanganza, which also included a campout. Campers learned about the birds of prey kept at the center and how the Raptor Center helps the wildlife. They also had a a lot of fun.

April 09, 2007 | | Local


Bulloch shelter waiting to see if gassing chamber will be prohibited

The Statesboro - Bulloch County Animal Shelter is waiting for word from the Georgia Department of Agriculture on whether its method of euthanasia will be changed from gassing with carbon monoxide to injection of sodium pentobarbital.

April 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG and AP Wire | Local


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Evans County man dies in wreck

An Evans County man was killed Thursday evening after running a stop sign, according to Georgia State Patrol Post 45 in Statesboro.

August 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Cyclists ride 560 miles to raise funds and awareness for Paul Anderson Youth Home

Fifteen cyclists consisting of current residents, alumni and supporters of the Paul Anderson Youth Home left the home Thursday afternoon to bike 560 miles through six Georgia cities, with Statesboro being the first stop Thursday evening.

August 01, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


OTC graduate helps unveil new college program

Earlier this week, an Ogeechee Technical College graduate represented Technical College System of Georgia graduates during an announcement about a campaign designed to encourage adults to go back to college and get their degrees.

July 31, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ellen Murkison shares story of tragedy, miracle

Almost three years after a traffic accident in Statesboro led a family through a series of miracles, the mother of a young boy injured in the crash has written a book about the ordeal.

July 31, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern Eagles’ Coca-Cola wealth to flow to scholarships

Decorative tubs of iced Cokes were available at 9:30 a.m. Thursday as the Coca-Cola Co. and Georgia Southern University announced a 10-year, multimillion-dollar continuation of Coke's exclusive marketing deal on campus and for Eagles athletics.

July 31, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County Schools’ open houses build excitement for new school year

Just two days before the new school year starts for students, Bulloch County held open houses throughout the district, introducing parents and students to new grades, new teachers and even some new principals.

July 30, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Metter police chief named to state group’s board

Metter Police Chief Dennis Nelson was sworn in as the new third vice president of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police on Tuesday.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro's First Friday: Downtown Pep Rally

The August First Friday event happens to coincide with the first day of school for Bulloch County public school students this year.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


GBI investigates 3 Brooklet burglaries

Three burglaries Tuesday night and Wednesday morning have Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents looking for answers.

July 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Christian Bookstore to close Saturday

Statesboro Christian Bookstore will close for the last time Saturday.

July 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Disappearing crosswalks will be back in downtown Statesboro

Traffic was blocked around the intersection of West Main and College streets Monday night and Tuesday morning as contractors removed the brick pavers from the four crosswalks. By afternoon, the pavers had been replaced with fresh asphalt.

July 29, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Unaccompanied youths enroll in Dalton schools

DALTON - The challenges presented by an influx of unaccompanied children and youths from Central America streaming across the southern border into the United States have reached Dalton.

July 29, 2014 | By JEFF HARRISON The (Dalton) Daily Citizen | Local


Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Local


Family escapes burning Claxton home

A family of seven escaped a fire early Monday morning caused by food left cooking, Evans County Fire Chief Andy Sikes said.

July 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Willingway appoints new medical director

Dr. Shawn Williams has been named the medical director of Willingway, the addiction recovery center announced Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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