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Early birds take the bait

When Jodie Hendrix arrived at the Kiwanis-Ogeechee Fairgrounds at 4:45 a.m. Saturday to make final preparations for the Statesboro Service League Attic Sale, she wasn't the first one to arrive.

November 13, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Introducing Kidsville News

Parents and educators have a new educational resource tool available to them with the launch this week of Kidsville News, a fun, family newspaper designed for pre-kindergarten to sixth grade students.

November 13, 2006 | From staff reports | Local


Local church assembling books for missionaries

Members of Immanuel Baptist Church may never go to Haiti to spread the message of Jesus Christ to the country's citizens, but that doesn't mean they won't be able to affect change in the Haiti.

November 11, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Brooklet teacher named tops in Bulloch

It was nearing the end of the day when Brooklet Elementary teacher Becky Petkewicz was surprised by a visit to her classroom. She was even more surprised to learn she had been chosen as the 2006 Bulloch County Teacher of the Year.

November 11, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro Service League Attic Sale for charity

Organizers of the Statesboro Service League Attic Sale are hoping to raise $30,000 from their annual fund raiser, which will be used to support various groups in Bulloch County.

November 11, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Immigration issues are the focus of forum at GSU

Fathers snatched from their homes in front of their children, and placed under arrest. Pregnant mothers who don't speak English and don't know where to locate their husbands. Children sleeping in the woods because their parents fear what will happen if law enforcement discovers they are illegal aliens from Mexico.

November 11, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Protesters of Bush's rally came in larger numbers than expected

President George Bush was greeted by more than well-wishers during his visit to Statesboro Monday.

November 11, 2006 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


The day after

The day after a historic visit from President George W. Bush, things got back to normal in Statesboro, but everyone was still talking about the event.

November 11, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bush wows crowd at Hanner

With Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse packed to overflowing, President George W. Bush was met with a loud and enthusiastic crowd Monday when he stopped in Statesboro to show support for Republican Congressional candidate Max Burns.

November 08, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Early voting begins today for general election

For those who can't wait for Election Day to cast your ballot, early voting in Georgia will begin today and run though Friday at the Bulloch County Courthouse.

November 08, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Many with tickets left out of Hanner

While thousands gathered inside Hanner Fieldhouse for a rally in support of Max Burns, hundreds more were left outside, including several school groups, even though they had tickets to the event.

November 07, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


President comes to the Boro today

Some Statesboro streets will be closed today to accommodate a visit by President George W. Bush, who is expected to speak during the "Georgia Victory 2006 Rally" at 11 a.m at Hanner Fieldhouse.

November 07, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Protests for rally will be directed to free-speech zones

Protesters during President George Bush's Monday appearance at Georgia Southern University probably won't get very close to the president.

November 07, 2006 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


Crowd at rally welcomed President Bush

A capacity crowd filled Hanner Fieldhouse Monday morning for a campaign rally for Republican Max Burns that featured President George W. Bush.

November 07, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Pet Fun Day at Honey Bowen

Residents from the Bulloch County area brought out their favorite furry friends Saturday to the field next to the Honey Bowen Building in Statesboro to enjoy the annual Pet Fun Day.

November 06, 2006 | Katherine Kennedy | Local


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Georgia schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.

June 27, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro slaying suspect charged

Charges have been filed against a man police say shot and killed a man at Morris Heights Apartments Wednesday.

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire destroys Statesboro family’s home

A Statesboro family lost a home Thursday night to a fire that started in the garage.

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Schools budget final — unless subject to future adjustment

The Board of Education gave final approval for the $74.5 million Bulloch County Schools operating budget, then offered informal support for a study of the school system's pay scales to gauge whether raises are needed.

June 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Pulaski Road at bypass to close for 2 months

Pulaski Road east of Veterans Memorial Parkway will close Monday for about two months while Georgia Department of Transportation contractors work to improve the road's drainage and improve the intersection, DOT announced Friday.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro police arrest slaying suspect

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday who they say is suspected of killing a man at Morris Heights Apartments on Wednesday evening.

June 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Convicted felon, gang member arrested

Deputies investigating a bicycle theft held a convicted felon and known gang member at gunpoint after he reached for a pistol in his waistband earlier this week, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


New drive-thru Parker's opens

Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch CRCT results mixed, but eighth grade soars

In their final encounter with the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, Bulloch County students passed at a rate higher than or equal to the state's in half of the grade-level subject areas.

June 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro woman pleads guilty in husband's death

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Katrina Denise Ledford's jury selection is scheduled for Tuesday, and her trial is scheduled for July 8, in the killing of her mother's husband, Michael Anthony Riley. A front-page article Thursday incorrectly stated that those were the dates for another co-defendant in the case.

June 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Francys Johnson to testify on voting rights

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson will testify Wednesday before a Senate committee about the importance of restoring portions of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 24, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Celebrating its 40th, Bulloch County Historical Society also looks forward

"Remember to pay it backwards and live forwards," Bulloch County Historical Society founding member Dr. Del Presley told fellow members and guests at the society's 40th annual meeting.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro City Council fires city manager Frank Parker

Statesboro City Council on Tuesday fired City Manager Frank Parker after he said, during a staff meeting last week, that he sometimes met in private with a quorum of council members - a violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2 Statesboro men arrested on drug charges

Two men suspected of intent to distribute drugs are behind bars after law enforcement agents intercepted a package slated for delivery to their home, authorities said.

June 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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