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Brooklet teacher named tops in Bulloch

It was nearing the end of the day when Brooklet Elementary teacher Becky Petkewicz was surprised by a visit to her classroom. She was even more surprised to learn she had been chosen as the 2006 Bulloch County Teacher of the Year.

November 11, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Immigration issues are the focus of forum at GSU

Fathers snatched from their homes in front of their children, and placed under arrest. Pregnant mothers who don't speak English and don't know where to locate their husbands. Children sleeping in the woods because their parents fear what will happen if law enforcement discovers they are illegal aliens from Mexico.

November 11, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


The day after

The day after a historic visit from President George W. Bush, things got back to normal in Statesboro, but everyone was still talking about the event.

November 11, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bush wows crowd at Hanner

With Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse packed to overflowing, President George W. Bush was met with a loud and enthusiastic crowd Monday when he stopped in Statesboro to show support for Republican Congressional candidate Max Burns.

November 08, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


President comes to the Boro today

Some Statesboro streets will be closed today to accommodate a visit by President George W. Bush, who is expected to speak during the "Georgia Victory 2006 Rally" at 11 a.m at Hanner Fieldhouse.

November 07, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Snow talks about Bush, his visit

Monday, the "whole country's going to have its eyes on Statesboro," White House Press Secretary Tony Snow said Friday.

November 06, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local law enforcement to assist Secret Service

Local law enforcement officials met Thursday with United States Secret Service agents to determine security needs and procedures for President George W. Bush's expected visit Monday.

November 05, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ticket information for Monday's Rally

Those who have contacted Congressional candidate Max Burns' office seeking tickets for Monday's "Georgia Victory 2006 Rally" featuring a visit from President George W. Bush should expect a phone call or email today informing them how to get those tickets.

November 05, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


President Bush to present GSU student with Volunteer Service Award

President George W. Bush is coming to Statesboro Monday, but first, he will stop for a moment upon arrival at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah to honor a Georgia Southern University student for volunteerism.

November 05, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bush rally for Burns to be held at Hanner Fieldhouse

Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse will be the location of a political rally Monday during which President George W. Bush will speak in support of Congressional candidate Max Burns, said Paul Benneke, spokesman for the Georgia Republican Party.

November 03, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fire damages three apartments at Trace Villas

November 03, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


History in the making

While most details of President George W. Bush's visit to Statesboro remained unclear Monday, Congressman Jack Kingston and members of his staff offered some insight into next Monday's historic appearence.

November 02, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Recalling a century of change

During her 40s, Cannon saw the first nuclear weapon built and tested and watched Bing Crosby, Clark Gable and Bob Hope on TV. As she turned 50, Cannon watched as Elvis swiveled his hips and doctors attempted the first organ transplants.

November 02, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Portal readies for Turpentine Festival on Saturday

It may be a small town, but Portal officials say the town knows how to put on a "big time."

October 31, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bush to visit the Boro

President George W. Bush is coming to Statesboro.

October 30, 2006 | 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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