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Boro Snapshot - Top news story of 2007

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December 13, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Bulloch area veterans push for clinic

Members of local American Legion Post #90 gathered Tuesday afternoon at the Honey Bowen Building to present U.S. Representative John Barrow with signatures showing support for a local community based outpatient clinic for veterans.

December 13, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Local man's prize steer wins award at Perry fairgrounds

At the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry last month, a young man from the Denmark Community in Bulloch County took his prize steer to the top.

December 13, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Toys for Tots benefit trail ride December 15

A trail ride to benefit the local effort to help less fortunate families have a merry Christmas will cost riders only an unwrapped toy - unless they would like to donate more.

December 12, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


New Orleans bouncers get change of venue in GSU student’s death

NEW ORLEANS - The trial of four bouncers charged in the 2004 death of Georgia Southern University student Levon Jones will be held outside of New Orleans because some believe a New Orleans jury would be tainted by excessive media coverage.

December 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Police search for armed robbery suspects

A possible drug deal gone bad left a man a couple hundred bucks poorer, but no one was injured in the armed robbery, law enforcement officials said.

December 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Motorcycles deliver toys, Santa Claus to Statesboro Mall

For the fourth year in a row, the Statesboro chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association and Southern Thunder Cruisers teamed up for "Santa's Toy Run." Dozens of motorcycles made their way through downtown Statesboro to deliver toys to the Statesboro Mall Saturday afternoon. The Department of Family and Children Services collected the toys and they will be distributed to those less fortunate this holiday season.

December 11, 2007 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | Local


Club Mud Winter Exhibition starts Thursday

Georgia Southern University's 23rd Annual Club Mud Winter Exhibition and Sale will take place Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 29-Dec.1, in the Ceramics and Sculpture Studio at 236 Forest Drive on the Statesboro campus. The studio will be open Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Council to discuss Flying J infrastructure agreement

Statesboro City Council meets today at 6 p.m. with the main topic of discussion likely to be updates and legal agreements relating to the Flying J truck stop development.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City Council passes first Flying J agreement

The Statesboro City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to enter into an agreement toward extending water and sewer lines out to the intersection of Highway 301 South and Interstate 16. The infrastructure, which would facilitate the construction of a new Flying J truck stop project, would open up development along the entire corridor of Highway 301 south of the Gateway Industrial Park.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Travis Chance determined winner in District 5 race, beats John Morris 413-369

Travis Chance, Will Britt and Gary Lewis can now officially be declared the winners in the city council election now that the challenges have been added to the totals from election day. The officials were finally able to count the challenged ballots since the Statesboro Citizens for Good Government withdrew the challenges Wednesday afternoon.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Ga. boys, ages 8 and 9, charged in rape, kidnap of girl, 11

ACWORTH, Ga. - Three boys ages 8 and 9 were being held Monday in a detention center on charges of kidnapping and raping an 11-year-old girl in the woods near a suburban apartment complex, officials said.

December 11, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Boro stores ready for Christmas season

Doorbuster deals, early opening hours and special sales on popular items this year are expected to draw enormous crowds Friday for what has been called the "biggest shopping day of the year" - the day after Thanksgiving.

December 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man asks for, gets tased

A man got what he asked for recently when he refused to obey Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies' orders to submit to a body search.

December 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police launch annual Christmas in the Boro

For most people, the Christmas holidays mean at least a month of hustle and bustle, shopping, parties and wrapping gifts. But for many, the holidays aren't so merry. Financial challenges mean little or no celebration, and for some households, Santa doesn't even stop.

December 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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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


Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of music icon Ray Charles, to perform in Statesboro

Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of the musical giant and legendary singer and composer Ray Charles, will perform live Saturday at Eastern Heights Baptist Church.

September 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Trinity Episcopal kicks off year of benefit concerts Saturday

Statesboro's Trinity Episcopal Church begins another year of benefit concerts for the local community, with the first concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday

September 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ga. Ports chief: Savannah port can surpass NY

SAVANNAH - Coming off a year of record-smashing growth, Georgia's top ports executive said Thursday he's convinced the Port of Savannah can someday overtake New York as the busiest seaport for containerized cargo on the East Coast.

September 25, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Historical marker celebrates Stilson

STILSON - This southeastern Bulloch County community might be small, but some of its people - including two pioneering women - have left their mark in Bulloch County and beyond.

September 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Vandals strike Nevils cemetery

Vandalism of gravesites in a Nevils-area cemetery have Bulloch County sheriff's investigators seeking the public's help in finding the culprits.

September 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Photo gallery: Flying in the Memphis Belle

September 25, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Vince Dooley serves as opening act to his wife

Barbara Dooley stole the show Wednesday evening as she and her husband, legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley, spoke at the Ninth Annual Steak and Burger Dinner, a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

September 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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