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GSU’s economic impact: $719 million

Georgia Southern University had an economic impact of more than $719 million on the region during the recently completed fiscal year.

According to a study released Monday by Georgia Southern's Bureau of Business Research and Development (BBRED), the university pumped $719,233,212 into the economies of nine Southeast Georgia counties in 2006-2007.

September 04, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


City, county puzzled by pro-union bill

City of Statesboro leaders are upset with Congressman John Barrow for his support of recently passed legislation they say is unnecessary, may be unconstitutional and would place an undue hardship on local government if it ever does become relevant.

September 04, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


City to consider parking, alcohol ordinance changes

The Statesboro City Council meets today at 6 p.m. to discuss two changes to local ordinances.

September 04, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Statesboro may soon go wireless

For those of you driving around the city looking for a wireless hot spot, your wait may be coming to an end. The city council has hired a consultant to look into the possibility of setting up a wireless network in the city of Statesboro.

September 03, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Pacesetters help jump start United Way campaign

As United Way gears up for the Sept. 18 kickoff, a group known as "pacesetters" is already hard at work mobilizing themselves to make an impact on the community.

September 03, 2007 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


GSU makes U.S. News list of top colleges

The 2008 edition of America's Best Colleges, published by U.S. News and World Report magazine, includes Georgia Southern University in the best national university category for the first time.

September 03, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Boro man, teen charged in armed robbery

A man and a teenager police said robbed a man at gunpoint early Thursday at his hotel room are both behind bars.

September 02, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police investigating death on Bojangles roof

Statesboro Police are investigating the death of a man who collapsed Wednesday while working on the roof of a local fast food restaurant.

September 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Brooklet Peanut Festival packed with activities Saturday

The forecast predicts slightly cooler weather today compared to the triple digits of the past few weeks, but the peanuts will still be hot as the Brooklet Peanut Festival gets underway today.

September 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU students experience X-Treme Air

Dozens of GSU students flocked to the RAC at GSU Thursday night for a chance to experience X-Treme Air.

September 01, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Brooklet-Statesboro stretch of 80 to be named for Dr. Bohler

The stretch of U.S. 80 between Brooklet and Statesboro will be officially known as the Dr. Charles Emory Bohler Highway after a special dedication ceremony held prior to the opening ceremonies of the Brooklet Peanut Festival Saturday.

August 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County commissioners debate increasing share of fire department costs

Bulloch County Commissioners are undecided regarding a proposal from the City of Statesboro to pay for 43 percent of the Statesboro Fire Department budget. City officials said the current percentage paid for providing fire protection to citizens living with a five-mile radius of the city limits - 25 percent - is no longer sufficient.

August 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Alcohol Board takes Woodin Nikel license

The Woodin Nikel is once again at the center of an alcohol controversy in Statesboro. In a 4-2 vote, the Alcohol Control Board decided to revoke the license of the Orient Express' owner Ace Amerson, who also operates the Nikel.

August 31, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Statesboro cracks down on alcohol violations

Statesboro Police officers issued 28 citations for underage possession of alcohol last weekend, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

August 31, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair coming soon; 2007 Fair Book dedicated to Ben Nessmith

With only 52 days until the 46th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, the Statesboro Kiwanis Club officially kicked off the countdown Thursday by dedicating the 2007 Fair Book to long-time club member Ben Nessmith.

August 31, 2007 | 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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