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Habitat names new executive director

Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County has a new leader, and Bruce R. Waldron expects to continue the mission of those who led before him as he steps into the position of executive director/construction manager.

April 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Cawthorn named professor of the year at 2008 Honors Day

Special Michelle Cawthorn received the Wells/Warren Professor of the Year Award at the Georgia Southern University Honors Day Convocation last week. Cawthorn is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology.

April 21, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


BGC holds special activities week

Buddies Brandon Connely, center, and Chris Hendrix, both 7, participate in one of Wonda Jenkins' word games at the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County during Family Day Thursday. The club held special activities all week to highlight all the programs offered by the club. Some of the activities included Teacher's Day and an Ice Cream Social on Friday.

April 19, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Special Olympics held at GSU Friday

April 19, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


ArtsFest '08 to be held indoors

The threat of rain has forced the 26th annual ArtsFest indoors. The Art Stops, youth art exhibits and stage performances will be held in the arts building. The Center for Arts and Theatre will hold the artists' market.

April 19, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Paper delivery man helps foil robbery attempt

A Statesboro Herald newspaper carrier narrowly escaped being robbed early Friday morning, then followed the man he said threatened to shoot him as he dialed 911.

April 19, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, April 4, 2008

April 19, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Sheriff: Man arrested on cocaine charges

After a lengthy investigation during which Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team agents made a number of undercover drug buys, a Bulloch County man is behind bars without bond.

April 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Artistic photo exhibit opens at Averitt Center during First Friday

First Friday, which is fast becoming a staple of downtown Statesboro, will feature the artistic photography of Georgia Southern professor Jessica Hines.

April 18, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


26th Annual ArtsFest at GSU Saturday

Georgia Southern University will host its 26th annual celebration of the arts Saturday when ArtsFest '08 takes place on Sweetheart Circle. Running from noon until 5 p.m., the event is free of charge and open to the public.

April 18, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, April 3, 2008

April 18, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Blood drive for refinery blast victims to be held Saturday

Eastern Heights Baptist Church will host a community blood drive with Shepeard Community Blood Center Sat., April 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to supply blood for victims of the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion. For 25 years, the Shepeard Community Blood Center has been the only provider of all blood products to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta where the victims are being treated.

April 17, 2008 | Herald staff reports | Local


Police: Man arrested for hitting woman, child with metal pipe

A man investigators said struck a woman and her 12-year-old son with a pipe during an argument is behind bars, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.

April 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Interactive ‘Expedition Georgia’ exhibit open at GSU Museum

A new interactive exhibit at the Georgia Southern Museum gives visitors the opportunity to negotiate a maze that celebrates the state's ecological diversity.

April 17, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Alleged second oldest house in Statesboro to be torn down

Part of Statesboro's history is disappearing slowly as an old house at the intersection of South College and Bulloch Streets is being torn down plank by plank.

April 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | 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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