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Students return for spring semester

Georgia Southern junior Haley Clayton returned to Statesboro a week ago to begin working at her job.

January 23, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Georgia brothel case to be presented to grand jury

ATLANTA - Prosecutors plan to go to a grand jury with their case against two women accused of running a brothel out of a mansion in an exclusive suburban neighborhood, and they continue to compile a list of the suspects' alleged customers.

January 23, 2007 | By HARRY R. WEBER Associated Press Writer | Local


Perdue, state lawmakers kick off new session

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue took the helm Monday for a second term as governor, saying he was ''humbled by history'' and promising to leave Georgia on firm footing for the generations to come.

January 23, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Coretta Scott King joins slain husband in holiday tribute

ATLANTA - On a recent afternoon, Jeffrey and Liza Dunn brought their daughter and niece to the center dedicated to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., where the family took a moment to sit by the crypt of the civil rights icon and his wife, Coretta.

January 22, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


City officials try to model parking ordinances after other cities

When Statesboro officials were asked to try to address the problem of people parking all over their front yards, they looked at other cities' ordinances and took from them the portions they thought best addressed the issue.

January 22, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Centerfold accused of running brothel in gated Ga. neighborhood

DULUTH, Ga. - For years, Lisa Ann Taylor's neighbors suspected something was going on behind the doors of her white-columned, million-dollar mansion in one of suburban Atlanta's most exclusive neighborhoods.

January 22, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


Police: Local burglary planned by employee

A burglary at a local convenience store early Friday morning was an inside job, police said.

January 22, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Farming exhibit opening at Averitt Center

Agricultures impact on Statesboro and Bulloch County will be the focus of a month-long exhibit opening this Friday at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

January 20, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


MLK celebration in Statesboro

The daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will speak at Georgia Southern on Tuesday, January 16, to culminate the celebration of her father's life in Bulloch County.

January 20, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Two children found dead in northeast Georgia home

BETHLEHEM, Ga. - Authorities were searching Thursday for a mother they described as a person of interest in the stabbing deaths of her children and a suspect in the beating of her father at the family's home in northeast Georgia.

January 19, 2007 | By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer | Local


Statesboro Noon Lions Club to join with other clubs state wide

The Statesboro Noon Lions Club will join 250 other Lions organizations statewide Saturday, Jan. 13 to celebrate Lions of Georgia Day. On this day, local Lions Clubs will conduct special projects all across the state from the sales of brooms and mops to diabetes awareness and sight screenings.

January 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Council tables parking proposal

Wanting to take more time to look the potential impact, the Statesboro City Council voted Wednesday to table a proposed ordinance that would restrict parking in front yards

January 18, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


City Council to consider zoning changes

The city will consider four changes to its zoning ordinance at their meeting Wednesday morning, including regulating parking in front yards and allowing electronic, or "animated" signs for the Statesboro Mall.

January 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Augusta says farewell to local hero James Brown

AUGUSTA - For one last time, the Godfather of Soul fronted a raucous funk group cranking out some of the most influential soul songs of all time.

January 17, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


County Commissioner Bill Smith retires

After 14 years of budgets, zoning issues, road complaints, and exciting new county projects, Bill Smith stepped down from the Bulloch County Commission. Tuesday Smith was honored with a reception just before his successor Robert Rushing took over the reins by participating in his first commission meeting.

The drop-in reception from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at the Bulloch County Annex was open to the public. Refreshments were served and Smith was presented with a special gift from the commission.

January 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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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


Fundraiser to help local woman’s fight against cancer

A day of music, food and fun in Brooklet Saturday also will bring financial assistance for a local woman diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that causes an overgrowth of plasma cells in the bone marrow, which develop into tumors inside the bones.

September 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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