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March of Dimes WalkAmerica to be held Saturday

Organizers are hoping a new date will help attract more people to the March of Dimes WalkAmerica now that it isn't conflicting with other charity events.

April 13, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Corn farmers seek good year. hope for rain soon

With the wet-weather pattern El Nino moving into the drier La Nina pattern, and expected to turn to a neutral weather pattern, the future of Bulloch County's crops is up in the air.

April 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


One arrested after Boro shooting

Statesboro Police are questioning several "persons of interest" regarding a shooting incident Friday night on Best Street that left two victims hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

April 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Aquarium: Stomach problems led to whale shark’s death

ATLANTA - The January death of a whale shark at the Georgia Aquarium was likely caused by stomach problems that led to peritonitis, officials said Wednesday.

April 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Police: Four arrested in illegal Xanax ring

Plans to illegally obtain Xanax and sell the prescription drug landed four people in jail, and further arrests could be pending, police said.

April 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three Sylvania residents arrested for felony shoplifting

Three Sylvania residents were arrested for felony shoplifting after they tried leaving a local retail store with shopping carts filled with merchandise without paying for the items first.

April 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Insurance issues for student trips hot topic for BOE

Major discussion focused on the issue of risk and liability when transporting students during last week's Bulloch County Board of Education meeting. The tragic accident in Atlanta, resulting in the deaths of several Ohio baseball players, showed the need to establish protocol for educational and extracurricular trips.

April 11, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


GSU Centennial Celebration planned

Georgia Southern officials hope the community centennial celebration will end with a bang.

April 11, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Boro Snapshot - Animal Euthanasia

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

April 11, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Georgia jury spares antifreeze killer the death penalty, sentences her to life without parole

DALTON, Ga. - Jurors Tuesday spared the life of a former 911 dispatcher convicted of poisoning her boyfriend with antifreeze - the same way she had killed her husband six years earlier.

April 11, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


Bulloch office warns of passport delays

Due to a nationwide backlog at passport agencies, the time it takes to obtain a passport has been extended, said Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Sherri Akins.

April 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Theater Review – Hello Dolly!

Need some help with your love life, or with life in general? Then maybe seeing Averitt STARS' production of Hello, Dolly! will give you some ideas on how to live life to the fullest.

April 10, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Metter couple dies in motorcycle accident

A Metter couple were killed Saturday when the motorcycle they were riding crossed the center line, striking a car.

April 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU's Raptor Center plays host to Spring Egg-Stravaganza

Georgia Southern University's Raptor Center was the site this past weekend for Spring Egg-Stravanganza, which also included a campout. Campers learned about the birds of prey kept at the center and how the Raptor Center helps the wildlife. They also had a a lot of fun.

April 09, 2007 | | Local


Bulloch shelter waiting to see if gassing chamber will be prohibited

The Statesboro - Bulloch County Animal Shelter is waiting for word from the Georgia Department of Agriculture on whether its method of euthanasia will be changed from gassing with carbon monoxide to injection of sodium pentobarbital.

April 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG and AP Wire | Local


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Keep those feeders up

Keep your hummingbird feeders up as temperatures drop this fall and winter. That's the suggestion of Georgia Wildlife Resources Division biologists, who say some visiting hummers make the state their winter home and benefit from the nourishment feeders provide.

October 27, 2014 | Georgia Wildlife Resources Division | Local


Rick Bragg: ‘Pretension murders writing’

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg took the stage at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center for the annual Statesboro The Write Place event earlier this month.

October 27, 2014 | Brittani Howell | Local


Statesboro rape suspect arrested in NC

The suspect in a Statesboro rape was recently arrested in North Carolina and is now in Bulloch County Jail, Statesboro police said.

October 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Educator honored for years of service

A group called Women Acknowledging Community Service recently presented Dr. Charles Bonds, as "A Trailblazer in the Education Field," a check for $1,000 for his leadership and community service in Statesboro and Bulloch County.

October 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Photo gallery: 2014 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

October 26, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


‘Carnies’ love the fair life, wherever it leads them

Most people love the fair, and some people may even visit it several times during the week it is in town. For some, however, the fair is more than an annual diversion; it's a way of life.

October 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Report says navigators aided consumers in need

Consumers in Georgia and three other states who were helped by navigators for the 2014 insurance exchanges tended to be people of color who were not financially secure, a recently released report says.

October 25, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Allen, Barrow more or less opposed to ACA

One choice 12th Congressional District voters do not have is a candidate who promises to keep the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," as it is. But there are clear differences in the two candidates' positions.

October 25, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Professor predicts big changes in Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act faces legal challenges that could derail it, and major changes to the legislation are likely and warranted, says Dr. James Stephens, the Distinguished Fellow in Healthcare Leadership at Georgia Southern University's Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health.

October 25, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Photo gallery: 2014 Zombie Run

Over 100 participated in the 2014 Zombie Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, October 25 to help raise funds for local health organizations, including the Bulloch Partnership for Health, the Georgia Southern University Rural Health Research Institute, the Mercer University Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities, and the Georgia Southern University Wellness Program.

October 25, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair: Riggs has just about seen it all

At 98 years old, Leland Riggs isn't quite a charter member of the Statesboro Kiwanis Club, but he has been an active member for 35 years.

October 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Schools won’t become ‘charter system’ now

For now, the Bulloch County Schools probably won't become a "charter system," in which every school becomes self-governing and sets its own student achievement goals.

October 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Debate over compromise shapes Georgia Senate race

MCDONOUGH, Ga. - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia has made her willingness to work with Republicans a central theme as she campaigns across the state for a key seat in the fight for control of the Senate.

October 24, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro man sentenced to 15 years for soliciting child pornography

A Statesboro man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for soliciting child pornography images over the Internet, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia announced Friday.

October 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Attendance strong at Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

Crisp fall temperatures and the lure of delicious food, fun games and thrilling rides have brought area residents out in droves to the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, and Statesboro Kiwanis Club members expect the strong attendance to continue as the fair lasts through Saturday.

October 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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