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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


Lawsuit may affect use of gas at Bulloch animal shelter

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter will continue euthanizing animals by carbon monoxide gas chamber until a judgment is made regarding a lawsuit filed in protest of the practice.

March 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Girl admits making up rape story to cover skipping school

A 14-year-old girl lied about being abducted and raped to cover up for skipping school, police said.

March 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Wal-Mart attacker gets life plus 62 years

The man convicted of kidnapping, aggravated assault and other crimes at a Wal-Mart bathroom earlier this month was sentenced to life in prison plus 62 years Tuesday afternoon.

March 30, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Savannah Ave. project nearing completion

The realignment project of Savannah Avenue should be complete by the end of the month, though the traffic light may not be installed for a few months after that.

March 29, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


SEB Middle School principal leaving

In spite of an outpouring of support and protests from Southeast Bulloch Middle School parents, Bulloch County Board of Education members did not renew a contract for the school's principal Alan Putz last week.

March 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


KBB grant helps beautify RV park

Parkwood RV Park and Cottages held a dedication ceremony Wednesday for its newly renovated property – helped in part by a grant from Keep Bulloch Beautiful.

March 29, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


OTC picks GOAL recipient

When Laura Nottingham's instructor approached her about nominating her for the GOAL award at Ogeechee Technical College, she didn't know anything about it.

March 29, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Boro Snapshot

To all Boro Snapshot participants that were filmed Monday, due to technical difficulties those videos were not able to be used. We apologize for the inconvience.

March 28, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Sunday alcohol sales revived in Georgia Legislature

ATLANTA - A plan to allow the Sunday sale of alcohol was revived in the Legislature on Tuesday _ clearing a committee where its fate appeared bleak weeks earlier.

March 28, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


Pets strut their stuff at Mill Creek Saturday

Canines and people galore flocked to Saturday's second annual Lulu's Pet Parade at Mill Creek Park. The proceeds of the event went to the Humane Society of Statesboro and the American Diabetes Association.

March 28, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Grant to fund student exchange program

Students from Georgia Southern University now have an opportunity to trade places with students at Huazhong Normal University in Wuhan, China, for a semester.

March 27, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cub Scouts hold Pinewood Derby

Ready, set...thunk!

March 25, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Gingrich acknowledges affair during Clinton impeachment

WASHINGTON - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was having an extramarital affair even as he led the charge against President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair, he acknowledged in an interview with a conservative Christian group.

March 24, 2007 | By BEN EVANS Associated Press Writer | Local


NAACP urges Ga. to follow Virginia’s lead, apologize for slavery

ATLANTA - Black legislative leaders said Thursday they will introduce proposals asking Georgia to follow Virginia's lead and apologize for the state's role in slavery and segregation-era laws.

March 24, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN | Local


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Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music.

October 01, 2014 | By DEREK KINNER Associated Press | Local


Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrests man wanted in Savannah shooting

An Effingham County man wanted by Savannah police in connection with a shooting Sept. 20 was captured Monday in Statesboro.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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


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