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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


Local law enforcement prepared to handle shooting if needed

While no one wants a disaster such as the Virginia Technical College shootings to take place in their community, Georgia Southern University Police Chief Ken Brown said local law enforcement is ready to handle such a volatile situation.

May 02, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Georgia Southern’s Bill Golden brings career to close

As the Georgia General Assembly's 2007 session winds down, so does the career of Bill Golden, Georgia Southern University's longtime director of governmental relations.

May 02, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Great American Cleanup makes Bulloch sparkle

Bulloch County should be sparkling today after hundreds of volunteers combed the roadsides Saturday during the Seventh Annual Great American Cleanup.

May 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Golf tournament fund raiser to be held May 18

Want to discover the "fun" in a fund raiser? Participate in the First Annual Birdies, Blues and Barbecue Golf Tournament to benefit the Averitt Center for the Arts, home of the Emma Kelly Theatre.

May 01, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


SHS student earns $20,000 scholarship

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Statesboro High's Paul Welle was awarded a $20,000 college scholarship Monday in the Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition, one of the nation's most prestigious and influential high school science competitions.

May 01, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Fierce winds caused widespread damage in Bulloch

Wild winds blustered through the area Sunday following some much-needed rain the night before. While the precipitation was welcomed, the winds caused a few minor problems.

May 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'A Scholar Under Siege' debuts Friday at the PAC

After three years of research and countless hours of rehearsals, "A Scholar Under Siege" is set to debut at Georgia Southern's Performing Arts Center Friday.

May 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


ArtsFest '07 Saturday at Georgia Southern

There will be plenty of hands-on activities like the one shown above today during Georgia Southern University's ArtsFest '07. The annual event at Sweetheart Circle in the center of the campus runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The celebration of ArtFest's 25th year features art, music, dance, and some brand-new events added to festival favorites. ArtsFest is a free event open to everyone.

April 30, 2007 | | Local


Police arrest three in credit card theft, fraud

Three are behind bars and further arrests are pending regarding a burglary on Marvin Avenue where a victim's credit card was stolen.

April 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Council expected to approve towing ordinance changes

The Statesboro City Council is expected to approved an ordinance regulating involuntary towing inside the city limits, including setting a maximum fee of $70 for a vehicle being towed without the owners consent.

April 30, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Children use old cell phones to prank call 911

Old cellular phones that no longer have service may seem to be harmless toys for children, but they can also be a problem for 911 dispatchers.

April 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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U.S. education chief: College debt huge concern

Given an opportunity to talk one-on-one with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the newspaper in Georgia Southern University's hometown asked him what his department is doing about student debt.

September 10, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Compliance checks result in Statesboro underage drinking arrests

Alcohol compliance checks in the last week at area bars and restaurants ended in numerous arrests for underage drinking and other violations, according to Statesboro police reports.

September 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern student lived life to the fullest

Michael Gatto got as much as he could out of his 18 years of life, including the 10 days he was at Georgia Southern University.

September 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro notifies Rude Rudy’s owner of hearing

Rude Rudy's owner Jonathan Earl Starkey has been asked to appear before City Council later this month, and face the possible suspension or revocation of the nightspot's alcoholic beverage license, according to a notice mailed to him Monday.

September 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia ethics commission fires director

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission was fired Monday, less than a week after a judge fined her $10,000 for failing to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the agency and called her actions "dishonest and non-transparent."

September 09, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


41st annual ‘A Day for Southern’ set for Tuesday

Georgia Southern University kicks off its 41st annual "A Day for Southern" community fundraising campaign Tuesday. The fundraising tradition began as a way for Georgia Southern supporters to contribute to the ongoing success of the university.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro city councilmen remember Tommy Blitch

Statesboro city councilmen and others spoke highly Monday of former Councilman Thomas Norwood "Tommy" Blitch Jr., who died Sunday under hospice care. He was 82.

September 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Slow nesting season for sea turtles

SAVANNAH - After four busy nesting years on beaches from Georgia to the Carolinas, loggerhead sea turtles this summer laid their eggs at a much pokier pace.

September 06, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Remembering integration

MACON - The morning the girls integrated the Bibb County schools, there was still a virtual mountain to climb.

September 06, 2014 | By JOE KOVAC Jr. The Telegraph | Local


Suit: Bar responsible for injuries

A man claiming he was injured last year by a bouncer at Rude Rudy's has filed suit against the club.

September 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jenkins County man missing for 2 months

Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said Friday that no foul play is suspected in the case of a Jenkins County man missing since early July.

September 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Vince and Barbara Dooley to speak at Boys & Girls Club's annual fundraiser

Legendary Georgia Bulldogs football coach Vince Dooley, along with his wife, Barbara, will be the featured speakers at the annual Steak & Burger Dinner fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

September 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


A man and his horses

When doctors told him he might have only five weeks to live, Rodger Howell decided to make some changes.

September 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Alternative school proposed to expand

After recent violent crimes implicating teenagers and reports by law enforcement that gangs are active here, Bulloch County Schools officials are speeding up plans for a full-day alternative school. A night-school session also is proposed.

September 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet police chief resigns

Mike Buchan has resigned as Brooklet's police chief, and town council members intend to start a search for his replacement soon.

September 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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