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Council approves naming road

The new road being constructed from the campus of Statesboro High School to Highway 80 now has a name.

April 05, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Bill Cheshire named Kiwanian of the Year

Long-time Statesboro Kiwanis Club past president Bill Cheshire was honored recently during the club's 47th anniversary celebration. Club peers named Cheshire Kiwanian of the Year for 2007.

April 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Jenkins County woman pleads guilty to murder

A Jenkins County woman pled guilty Friday to killing her husband and agreed to testify for the state against a man investigators say was also involved.

April 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Swing into Spring to be held Friday

The annual parade of athletes followed by a fireworks display will kick off the recreation department's baseball and softball season Friday night at Mill Creek Park. The event, now in its sixth year, will also include music, exhibition games, tattoo art, balloons as well as the traditional first pitch of the season and comments from local dignitaries.

April 04, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


A Reason for Hope

Cancer survivors at the 14th Annual Relay for Life Survivor Dinner Monday applauded Dr. Jeff Boyd when he told them there definitely is hope for a cure.

April 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Foundation for Public Education nears monetary goal

The Foundation for Public School Education in Bulloch County has swiftly neared its goal in this year's Campaign for Academic Excellence, and expectations are that the amount of $40,000 will be met, if not exceeded.

April 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Reidsville couple dies in automobile accident

A Reidsville couple died in a crash March 12 in Evans County when one driver pulled into the path of another.

April 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Molester got probation just days before slain Ga. boy vanished

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Three days before young Christopher Michael Barrios disappeared, a child molester suspected in the 6-year-old boy's killing was sentenced to probation instead of prison for violating conditions of Georgia's sex offender registry.

April 03, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Ga. governor noncommital on Georgia slavery apology

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday sounded skeptical about issuing a public apology for slavery, an idea that received a boost last week when a top Republican lawmaker threw his support behind it.

April 03, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Rubble from demolition remains for months

Bobby Simmons has shown his apartment complex on Johnson Street to potential renters who appeared to be interested in renting one of the units, until they looked across the street.

April 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Bulloch superintendent - No connection between SEBMS principals

References to circumstances surrounding the recent resignation of the current Southeast Bulloch Middle School principal and an official complaint against the former principal were clarified after a concerned parent broached both subjects during a March 8 Bulloch County Board of Education meeting.

April 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Spring soccer rec season opens at Mill Creek

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Recreation Department opened its 2007 Spring season with more than 20 games Thursday evening at Mill Creek Park. Boys and girls compete in age groups from 4 years old to 14. The season continues through the end of April.

March 31, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Natson guilty in Carter murder

A jury in Columbus, Ga. deliberated all day Thursday and three hours Friday before finding Michael Antonio Natson, 26, guilty Friday of murder, feticide and possession of a weapon during the commission of murder, said Statesboro Police Det. Terry Briley.

March 31, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Free child id services available at Mall today

March 31, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Local


District STAR student named at GSU ceremony

Jenkins High School senior Han Li was named the District 8 STAR student at a luncheon Wednesday afternoon on the campus of Georgia Southern University.

March 31, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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Turpentine Festival celebrates Portal history

Live music, plenty of food, crafts and children's rides will bring folks from all over the region to the town of Portal on Saturday, when the community celebrates the 33rd Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Deer lands in SUV's passenger seat in Statesboro

A 10-point buck struck by a car Wednesday morning on Westside Road crashed through the windshield of a second vehicle, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro officials were ready to allege 28 alcohol violations at Rude Rudy’s

If a City Council administrative hearing had proceeded, Statesboro police were prepared to present reports of at least 28 violations of the city Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance at Rude Rudy's. Police counted individual drinks served to several underage patrons to reach that total.

September 30, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


4th filmmaker charged in Allman movie train crash

SAVANNAH - A fourth filmmaker has been charged with crimes stemming from a train collision in southeast Georgia that killed a crew member during shooting of a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman.

September 30, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


South Georgia Center for Cancer Care hosts free Cancer Survivor Day celebration

South Georgia Center for Cancer Care will host its free Cancer Survivor Day celebration on Friday from 4:30-8 p.m. at The Hall by 40 East Grill on 19B S. Vine St.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County robbery suspect arrested in Florida

A Statesboro man has been arrested in connection with the July 8 robbery of a truck stop, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Final deal to start dredging Savannah harbor close

SAVANNAH - Within two weeks, officials expect to sign a cost-sharing deal with the federal government that's needed to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority's top executive said Monday, meaning construction could begin within a few months on the $706 million project state officials have pursued for 15 years.

September 29, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Defense, prosecutors preview Atlanta school cheating cases

ATLANTA - Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Defense attorneys countered in their opening statements that their clients were committed educators but made enemies of former colleagues who are now lying about their involvement in cheating.

September 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Halloween party to benefit literacy foundation

A Halloween party scheduled for Oct. 24 will benefit efforts to boost childhood literacy.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Herald writer wins coveted spot at Guideposts workshop

Statesboro Herald writer and columnist Julie Lavender was recently named one of 12 winners of the Guideposts 2014 Writers Workshop Contest. Lavender submitted four stories for consideration and was chosen to fill one of the coveted spots for the workshop, held every other year.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2nd person dies after Highway 119 wreck

A second person has died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Georgia Highway 119, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Hunter Oglesby.

September 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro steps up effort to police underage drinking

Statesboro police and City Hall officials acknowledge that officers have done more compliance checks targeting sales of alcohol to people under age 21 since the Aug. 28 death of Michael Gatto, 18, after a violent encounter at the now closed Rude Rudy's bar.

September 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman, 75, dies after church van is struck in Bulloch County

An elderly woman was killed Friday evening when a man ran a stop sign and crashed into the church van in which she was riding, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Brian Scott.

September 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Alternative school goes full-day, but Bulloch County school board doesn’t buy full plan

Bulloch County's alternative school, Transitions Learning Center, will soon go from half-day sessions to a full day for each student and will get a counselor. But the Board of Education did not back a request to add a certified math teacher for the program.

September 26, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


With rap star Ludacris, Georgia gov. taps unlikely partner

RIVERDALE, Ga. - A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris sharing a stage.

September 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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