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NAACP urges Ga. to follow Virginia’s lead, apologize for slavery

ATLANTA - Black legislative leaders said Thursday they will introduce proposals asking Georgia to follow Virginia's lead and apologize for the state's role in slavery and segregation-era laws.

March 24, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN | Local


Annual flower show to be held Friday

March 24, 2007 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | Local


Boro Snapshot

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

March 24, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Man runs stop sign, crashes through end of mobile home

A loud crashing noise just after 4 a.m. Wednesday woke Chris Shuman up from a sound sleep. When his feet hit the floor of his mobile home he noticed the floor was tilted. Trophy deer and bass were knocked off his living room wall, and the entire home was awry.

March 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fifth baseball player, seventh victim of Atlanta bus crash dies

ATLANTA - A college baseball player pulled from the wreckage of his team's charter bus died of his injuries Friday, raising the death toll from last week's crash to seven, a hospital spokeswoman said.

March 24, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Local


Hinesville homicide suspect arrested in Brooklet

Investigators arrested a man in Brooklet Thursday they say is responsible for the murder of a Hinesville woman.

March 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Friends, colleagues remember Dorothy Brown

Colleagues and friends remembered Dorothy Brown as a person dedicated to the care of patients and teaching others to provide that care.

March 24, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Ga. board near to approving Bible classes for public schools

ATLANTA - A pair of Bible classes are set to appear in Georgia's public school classrooms next year, with supporters calling them a chance to teach students an important historical text and critics fearing they could be used as a jumping-off point for pushing religious beliefs.

March 23, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


Man flees, rams patrol car

During a chase, a man crashed into a Bulloch County Sheriff's patrol car in an attempt to escape arrest, said Bulloch County Sheriff Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

March 23, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ga. winner to get half of record $390 million jackpot

DALTON, Ga. - The winner of half of the record $390 million jackpot has stepped forward, but Georgia lottery officials refused to immediately name the lucky person.

March 22, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Running for a cause

When his friend and one-time flag football teammate Levon Jones was killed two years ago in New Orleans, Michael Holsonback knew he wanted to do something for him.

March 22, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro trying to lure development

When Statesboro started its subdivision incentive program in December 2001, the city was having trouble attracting developers to build residential housing inside the city limits.

March 22, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Woman dies after wreck on U.S. 301 South

A traffic accident on U.S. 301 South early Tuesday evening took the life of a Statesboro woman, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper First-Class J. B. Hodges.

March 22, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Council approves alcohol changes

Movie theaters that also sell alcohol in Statesboro will once again be able offer discounted tickets for youth and senior citizens after action taken at Tuesday's city council meeting.

March 21, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Local convience store robbed, suspect not yet found

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a local convenience store early Tuesday morning.

March 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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First United Methodist Church paves the way for future development

The final wall of a motel demolition project came down recently on a South Main Street property next to, and owned by, Statesboro First United Methodist Church, paving the way for future development by the church and simultaneously contributing to the ongoing South Main improvement project.

August 08, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Alcohol merchants getting voice in new Statesboro ordinance

This week, Statesboro City Council heard input from owners and managers of drinking establishments on the new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance now in the works. Council members also suggested forming an alcohol advisory board with license holders as members.

August 08, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Meet Georgia Southern student-athletes at the mall

Join Georgia Southern student-athletes Saturday at the Statesboro Mall and get a chance to win Eagles football tickets.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Evans County Centennial Tribute set for Sunday

The Evans County Centennial Tribute Event, complete with dignitaries, music, historical presentations and a giant Evans County 100th birthday cake, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Joyce NeSmith Auditorium on U.S. Highway 280 in Claxton.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


3 homeless dead in Atlanta TB outbreak

ATLANTA - Three homeless people have died in the tuberculosis outbreak involving Atlanta shelters, public health officials say.

August 08, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Feed the Boro goes under Food Bank umbrella

Having lost all of its cash to an alleged theft by a trusted volunteer, Feed the Boro, which distributes free meals each Thanksgiving, has placed itself under the umbrella of Food Bank Inc., also known as the Statesboro food bank.

August 07, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern University nursing professor to study health disparities

Georgia Southern University nursing professor Kathryn Anderson, Ph.D., has been selected to participate in the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities course "Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research."

August 07, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 arrested in Metter home invasion

Metter police arrested two men Thursday in connection with a July 30 home invasion and kidnapping attempt.

August 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ebola: Emory gets chance to save lives, educate

ATLANTA - A roomful of reporters and TV cameras tracked every word that Emory physicians said at a Friday news conference preceding the arrival of two Americans stricken with Ebola.

August 07, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Last chance to ‘Fill the Bus’ for children in need

For a number of years, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County has conducted the annual back-to-school supply drive, Stuff the Bus.

August 06, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Group hopes to build park in Ga. toddler's memory

MARIETTA, Ga. - People across the country who want to memorialize the late 22-month-old Cooper Harris have created a fundraising campaign online to build a park in his memory.

August 06, 2014 | By HILARY BUTSCHEK The Marietta Daily Journal | Local


How does Ebola virus spread and can it be stopped?

LONDON - As a deadly Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, health officials are working to calm fears about how the virus spreads, while encouraging those with symptoms to get medical care. Typically, outbreaks of the disease have been in other parts of the continent, not in West Africa.

August 06, 2014 | By MARIA CHENG Associated Press | Local


Statesboro open meetings investigation expected to take another month

The investigation into whether city officials violated the Georgia Open Meetings Act during the tenure of former City Manager Frank Parker probably will take until mid-September or later to complete, Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore told City Council during its regular public meeting Tuesday.

August 06, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet police: Caregiver stole elderly woman’s EBT card

An elderly woman's EBT card was stolen, and her caregiver was later caught on video using the card, police said.

August 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern police receive grant for new breath test machine

The Georgia Southern University Police Department recently received an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The grant was awarded to purchase a CMI Intoxilyzer 9000, which will replace the current Intoxilyzer 5000.

August 06, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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