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Georgia Potter fanatics flock to midnight book release

MARIETTA, Ga. - Naomi Klein and Shannon Ross weren't taking any chances.

August 05, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS | Local


Harry Potter fans wait the last few hours for the final book's release

Harry Potter fans in Bulloch County and everywhere are filled with anticipation and mixed emotions today as the release date of the seventh and final book is within a few short, but horribly long hours.

August 05, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Woman suing Chris Rock to write book about her life

Saying she wanted to clear up some misconceptions about her, the woman suing Chris Rock to determine if he is the father of her child has agreed to write a book about her life.

August 04, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Social Studies teachers participated in Project BESST at GSU

Seventeen social studies teachers from southeastern Georgia recently participated in a Project BESST workshop at Georgia Southern University.

August 03, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Keep Bulloch Beautiful to open community tool bank

In an effort to make it easier for people to beautify their property, Keep Bulloch Beautiful will be instituting a community tool bank beginning August 1.

August 03, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Man and woman charged for theft and use of bank card

August 02, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three arrested with felony shoplifting from Wal-Mart, one employee included

An ongoing investigation by officials at a local retail store resulted in police charging three, including a store employee, with felony shoplifting Monday.

August 02, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Students set new record numbers for summer 2007 classes at GSU

A record number of students attended summer session classes at Georgia Southern University in 2007 as nearly 1,000 additional students opted to enroll in more than 950 courses offered over the last two months. Final summer statistics show that the record number 8,830 students enrolled for a record number 59,085 credit hours, a 12.7 percent increase in students and 13.3 percent increase in credit hours from the same time period in 2006.

August 01, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


City Council to discuss moving house

Two weeks after tabling the issue, the Statesboro City Council will once again discuss a request to allow an apartment house to be moved from Bulloch Street to Elm Street.

August 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local




City Council votes to deny relocating house

In a move that could potentially open the city to a lawsuit, the Statesboro City Council voted to deny permission for a house to be relocated to Elm Street.

August 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Man arrested for stabbing wife

Officers responding to a call at 4 a.m. Sunday found a woman crawling on the ground near Eagle Walk Apartments on Knight Drive, bleeding from stab wounds. Investigation led to the arrest of her husband, who was intoxicated when officers located him, police said.

August 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU broadcasting students get hands-on experience with professional cameras and broadcasting van

The students in Georgia Southern University Professor Kent Murray's class don't use pencils and paper. Instead, they're working with multi-million dollar equipment.

August 01, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


Boro Snapshot - Harry Potter's Fate

Boro Snapshot is taped on Tuesday afternoons between 3 and 5. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

August 01, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


County considers airport hangar agreement

July 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Willow Hill commemorates ‘equalization school’ past

The fact that Willow Hill School was established in 1874 testifies to the desire of the founding families, nine years out of slavery, to educate their children. But the existing building, built in 1954, stands as an example of then-modern schools built by the state of Georgia in a last-ditch attempt to justify segregation.

September 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia film studio delivers high drama, few results

SAVANNAH - Medient Studios promised to bring 1,000 jobs and a taste of Hollywood glamor to the middlebrow suburbs of Effingham County last summer, when the company broke ground on a $90 million movie-production campus west of Savannah.

September 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


At the touch of a button at East Georgia Regional

A new cooperative project between East Georgia Regional Medical Center and Emory University links the Statesboro hospital's ICU by audio, video and continuous computer charting of patients' vital signs to Emory's 24/7 critical care medical staff.

September 01, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 'Bubba San's' latest gig: Real estate sales

Stereotypically in the South, if you hear someone refer to a man as "Bubba," you immediately have visions of "Larry the Cable Guy" and banjo music. Thanks to a new generation of southern Bubbas, that perception is changing.

September 01, 2014 | | Local


Statesboro man in jail after Sunday-morning beating

A 23-year-old Statesboro man is in jail after a violent beating early Sunday morning left a male victim with multiple broken bones and contusions, according to a news release issued Monday by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


City employees aim to be Fit by '15

Statesboro city employees, among them desk jockeys and maintenance workers and a cop literally walking a beat, are keeping track of every step they take as part of the city's Fit By '15 Health and Wellness Challenge.

August 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Nunn, Perdue battle over backgrounds

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue share the title of CEO but are trying to make the case their experiences couldn't be more different as they campaign for Georgia's open Senate seat.

August 30, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Ogeechee research aims at warning matrix

Research leaders from Georgia Southern University and the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences revealed the outlines this week for two and a half years of basic research to support an environmental early warning system for the Ogeechee River.

August 30, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Traffic stop leads to arrests

A traffic stop led to the arrest of two men, one of whom is wanted in a Long County kidnapping, according to a release from the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bouncer arrested in student's death

A bouncer for a local bar is in jail after the beating death of a Georgia Southern University student.

August 29, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No place like home: Senate foes raise questions

ATLANTA - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.

August 29, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press | Local


Statesboro assault victim dies; suspect charges may be upgraded

A man found unresponsive early Thursday morning at a Statesboro bar died later that afternoon, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch confirmed Friday morning.

August 29, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


UPDATE: Suspect arrested in bar beating

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday evening charged in an aggravated assault incident which left another man in critical condition.Cpl. Justin Samples, spokesman for the Statesboro Police Department, could not confirm reports late Thursday night that Michael Gatto, 18, address unavailable, had died. He did confirm, however, that Grant James Spencer, 20, was taken into custody on charges of aggravated assault in connection to the attack that resulted in Gatto being transported to a Savannah hospital.

August 28, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro FBI to be honored for Claxton man’s arrest

The FBI's Statesboro office will be among several law enforcement agencies honored for battling terrorism and protecting civil rights during the Fifth Annual SHIELD Awards, hosted by the Anti-Defamation League.

August 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Truth Has No Color'

Local law enforcement and community leaders fielded questions Tuesday night as a crowd of Georgia Southern University students and other citizens discussed race relations and interaction between police and about 150 community members during the "Truth Has No Color" event in the university's College of Education building.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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