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Bulloch County firefighters assisted with Pembroke fire

Statesboro and Bulloch County firefighters assisted Bryan County firefighters Thursday in battling a blaze that consumed over 400 acres, said Bryan County Administrator Phil Jones. The fire started back up again Thursday after having been extinguished Sunday, he said. The blaze threatened structures and 71 homes were evacuated. Twenty-three fire trucks and over 100 firefighters from Bulloch, Evans, Liberty, Chatham and Effingham arrived to help with the fire, as well as officials from the Georgia Forestry Commission, he said. The state had a spotter plane and fire officials also had two helicopters making water drops. The flames were extinguished before ...

June 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU student killed in Marietta

Georgia Southern University spokesperson Loretta Brandon verified Wednesday that a man killed Tuesday in Marietta was enrolled at the university.

June 14, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch ceremony honors Memorial Day

In an especially emotional Memorial Day Celebration, participants recalled fond memories of the late Dr. Kemp Mabry, a well-known veteran and historian who always had an active role in Statesboro's and Bulloch County's Memorial Day and Veteran's Day observations.

June 14, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three local high schools hold graduation Saturday

The largest class to ever graduate from Statesboro High School listened Saturday morning as their salutatorian and valedictorian offered words of wisdom and encouragement.

June 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County manager: Tax hike likely

After warning for several years Bulloch County's revenue wasn't keeping pace with its growth, County Manager Tom Couch believes a tax increase for the upcoming fiscal year is the only way to deliver services residents expect.

June 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Superintendent finalists announced

During a brief meeting Thursday, the Bulloch County Board of Education announced three finalists in the search for a school superintendent to replace Dr. Jessie Strickland, who retires in June.

The three candidates in the running for the position are Dr. Jose Gilberto Bosa Jr., executive director of Instructional Services with Clarke County School District; Dr. Lewis Dale Holloway Jr., the current Clark County school superintendent; and Dr. Michael Scott Winstead, director of curriculum and accountability with the Knox County, TN. school system.

June 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro armed robbery suspects captured

A Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy arrested a man and woman suspected of armed robbery after the victim, who was riding with the deputy, spotted his assailants' car.

June 07, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man wanted for manufacturing marijuana in apartment and possession of MDMA

Statesboro Police are seeking a man they say was growing marijuana in his apartment.

June 07, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro fire department assists in hazardous material chemical leak in Metter

An herbicide leak sent a truck driver to the hospital Thursday after fumes from the spilled chemical overcame him when he checked his load.

June 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Twelve area businesses busted in alcohol sting

Employees at a dozen local retailers sold alcoholic beverages this week to underage buyers, and law enforcement officers were there to nab offenders as they conducted a compliance check.

June 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County commission votes to demolish old Bulloch Memorial Hospital

Residents in the area of the old Bulloch Memorial Hospital site will be glad to see the remainder of the old building demolished next month. Bulloch County officials signed a contract to have the building, which has long been a topic of controversy, taken down.

May 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro man dies in weekend boating accident

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating why two boats collided Friday night, leaving Statesboro's Charles Deal dead. Two men died and three people were injured in the boating accident on the Altamaha River in Glynn County. Deal, 67, was killed, along with another man, Ronnie Dan Metts, 33, of Hazlehurst.

May 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mother, daughter finish journey together

Bonnie Deal graduated from Georgia Southern University last week after a long college career. It took her a while to achieve her degree in special education because marriage and children interrupted her educational pursuits, but Deal, 55, went back to school after her children grew up and eventually attained her goal.

May 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fire chief speaks to Kiwanis Club about the needs of the fire department

The Statesboro Fire Department is understaffed and in serious need of new equipment, including replacement of ancient fire trucks including a 1968 fire engine still being used, said Statesboro Fire Chief Dennis Merrifield Thursday as he spoke to the Statesboro Kiwanis Club.

May 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Letter carriers collect items for food bank today

It's simple - take a can or two out of the pantry, walk out to the mail box, and leave them for your mail carrier.

May 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Severe weather possible Tuesday morning

Dangerous weather is possible Tuesday morning as a line of storms sweeps across the region.

April 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


2 arrested in fight during which shot was fired

No one was injured during a fight involving gunfire Sunday afternoon in a busy parking lot, but police arrested two men they say were involved.

April 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Tribute to a friend I met online

All too often, we hear horror stories about "meeting" people online. It's true that predators and crazy people use the Internet as a tool to take advantage of others, but if one uses common sense, the world of cyberspace can lead to true, real relationships.

April 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Columnists/Editorials


Shot fired in air at Statesboro Walmart parking lot

Statesboro police are investigating an incident in the Walmart parking lot where witnesses said a shot was fired during a fight Sunday afternoon.

April 13, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU Relay to ‘Candy Crush Cancer’

Georgia Southern University will "Candy Crush Cancer" Friday night as the second annual university Relay for Life gets underway at Erk Russell Park.

April 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


The importance of teachers

Recently, I exited my editor's office to find a lady waiting to speak to me. I was quite flabbergasted when she told me I was a former student of her father's, and that he spoke of me often until his death earlier this year.

April 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch County discusses paving dirt roads

Bulloch County commissioners discussed road conditions, the status of the new county annex and a new EMS/fire substation in Brooklet Wednesday during a noon workshop meeting.

April 09, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Report: More rapes, fewer robberies

Statistics released last week by the Statesboro Police Department show a decrease in some major crimes, while others rose since 2010.

April 08, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police Report - 4-9-14; A woman said her estranged husband threatened her safety.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

April 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Police Report


Assault rifle, handgun, marijuana seized

Police found an assault rifle and handgun in a Statesboro man's apartment Saturday, along with marijuana, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.

April 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Miss Rodeo USA is in town

When Miss Rodeo USA Elisa Swenson makes her rounds in Statesboro this week in preparation for the upcoming Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo, she will spread words of inspiration.

April 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Police Report - 4-8-14; A woman reported being punched in the face by an unknown female at a bar.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

April 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Police Report


Police Report - 4-4-14; A woman reported a bottle of pain medications stolen.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

April 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Police Report


Farmers Market returns Saturday

With spring weather finally showing its face in Statesboro, the crowds will likely be large Saturday morning as the seventh year of the Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers Market gets underway.

April 02, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Police Report - 4-3-14; A woman said her drunk mother pushed her and ripped her shirt.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

April 02, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Police Report


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