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Cypres Lake fire investigators looking at 'person of interest'

Investigators say they have identified a "person of interest" in a fire that destroyed 260 acres of a dry lake bed earlier this month. Though no charges were filed in the Cypress Lake fire, a Register man was charged with a misdemeanor for " setting a fire within feet of suppression efforts" by firefighters battling the blaze.

December 22, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hoe -n- Hope Garden Club plants tree in honor of 50th anniversary

Alongside the pond at Edgewood Acres park Thursday morning, a beautiful tree was planted by Hoe -n- Hope Garden Club to commemorate its 50th anniversary.

December 22, 2006 | By ARAINA REAVES Herald Intern | Local


Statesboro's Public Works build, donate bicycles

During the past year, the Statesboro Police Department and Statesboro Public Works employees collected more than 50 bicycles that were either going to be thrown away or were never claimed by their owners.

December 22, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Holiday celebration draws crowd

Holiday music, games and chili were all a part of Statesboro's Downtown Holiday Celebration Thursday night as hundreds of residents took part in the festivities.

December 22, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


One last roll call for survivors of an infamous day

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - This will be their last visit to this watery grave to share stories, exchange smiles, find peace and salute their fallen friends.

December 22, 2006 | By JAYMES SONG Associated Press Writer | Local


Cold weather coming

If you were cold when you woke up today, be warned, tonight and Saturday morning could be colder.

December 22, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Severe case of dog cruelty discovered in Statesboro

It was the day after Thanksgiving when Donna Parker's son Shane came to her about a dog he saw suffering on West Waters Road.

December 21, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fatal Crash Saturday

Georgia State Patrol investigators are still trying to work out details of a Saturday afternoon crash that left one woman dead and another critically injured.

December 21, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC holds fall commencement

For LaToya Hunter, Tuesday night's graduation from Ogeechee Technical College was worth the wait.

December 21, 2006 | Luke Martin | Local


City Council update from Tuesday's meeting

After hearing from residents of the Bradford Place subdivision, the Statesboro City Council agreed to require more stringent regulations for a proposed residential subdivision expected to be built next to Bradford Place.

December 20, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Boro Snapshot

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

December 20, 2006 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Separated by eras, bound by alma mater

In 1942, Billie Turner Lane graduated from Georgia Teacher's College, a place where she lived with a suite-mate in a residence hall, ate at the dining hall and never thought about going out to a bar.

December 20, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Zoning tops Statesboro council agenda

Zoning issues dominate the agenda for Statesboro's meeting, with six requests expected to be heard by the council.

December 19, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Tree Smarts program gearing up for 2007

After two years of focusing on education and tree plantings, the Tree Smarts program in Bulloch County, this year they are shifting their focus to addressing the community's needs of maintaining and improving the quality of the county's community forrest.

December 19, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Trail ride for pets to be held December 16

A trail ride and fun day Dec. 16 won't cost a thing, except a can or two of dog or cat food to donate to the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter.

December 19, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Guyton police investigate gunfire exchange

GUYTON - Police officers still are chasing leads and trying to find who was responsible for a Saturday morning shootout.

August 05, 2014 | By PATRICK DONAHUE Effingham Herald | Local


US government had role in Ebola drug given aid workers

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.

August 04, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Local


Bulloch County’s advertised tax hike nonexistent, for most people

Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch is recommending that the Board of Commissioners not roll back its millage rate and so is issuing a notice, to comply with the Georgia Taxpayer Bill of Rights, of a pending 1 percent property tax increase.

August 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Traffic light slated for Burkhalter and US 80

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. The estimated cost of a project to install traffic lights at the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 East and Burkhalter Road is just under $1 million. An incorrect amount was listed in a news brief on page 5 Tuesday. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

August 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Son: Mother's Ebola should spark push for cure

ATLANTA - Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.

August 04, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press | Local


Photo gallery: Eagles begin FBS march

The Georgia Southern football team took the practice fields at Beautiful Eagle Creek Thursday to kick off their first fall camp after officially joining the Sun Belt Conference.

August 04, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

ATLANTA - A second American missionary stricken with Ebola is expected to fly Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.

August 03, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and KRISTA LARSON Associated Press | Local


Statesboro's alcohol ordinance back on tap for Tuesday

This time, Statesboro City Council has specifically invited people who sell alcoholic beverages to discuss the proposed replacement of the city's alcohol law.

August 03, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Leaked memo ensures attacks

ATLANTA - The first outside political group has already started to hammer Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn using her leaked campaign plan that detailed her strategy and discussed her potential weaknesses as an Atlanta nonprofit executive seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate.

August 02, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

ATLANTA - An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday, landing at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country, officials say.

August 02, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | 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


‘Jailed for Justice’ tour stops in Statesboro Monday

At least four of the 80 or so people arrested in Moral Monday protests during the Georgia General Assembly's 2014 session are expected to talk about their experiences during Monday evening's Statesboro stop on the "Jailed for Justice" tour.

August 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County Schools open ‘smoothly’

The halls of Mill Creek Elementary School were brightly light, with even brighter smiles greeting old and new students along with their parents.

August 01, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Metter police seek information on home invasion attempt

Metter police are seeking information on a suspect in a "possible" home invasion attempt.

August 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Arrest clears 17 Bulloch County burglary, theft cases

Seventeen burglary and theft cases were solved last week when Bulloch County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested a convicted sex offender, authorities said.

August 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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