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Thanks, Mom - Georgia Southern marks Spring Commencement 2010

Clouds threatened, but the sun peeked out to shine on about 2,400 Georgia Southern University students receiving degrees during the school's 82nd Annual Spring Commencement ceremony Saturday at Paulson Stadium.

May 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tip leads police to pot plants

An anonymous tip to the Statesboro FBI Office led to the arrest of a man police said was growing marijuana.

May 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Semi hits power lines; causes fire, outage

A semi truck driver pulled into the parking lot of an abandoned livestock auction barn on Stockyard Road Friday afternoon, snagging low-hanging power lines and snapping a utility pole. A portion of Statesboro was without power for about 30 minutes to an hour until repairs were made.

May 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Girl, 16, says man tried to abduct her

A frightening incident Thursday afternoon has Statesboro Police seeking an older man in a small red truck after a reported kidnapping attempt, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

May 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Candidates spar in the Boro

Candidates discussed states rights, the fair tax, illegal immigration and mercury in Georgia's freshwater fish during Friday night's Statesboro Republican Primary Gubernatorial Debate. About 325 citizens and supporters came out to Statesboro High to hear five of the seven GOP candidates for governor stake out their positions on statewide issues.

May 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Handel, McBerry explain positions

Gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel wasn't on stage Friday night for the Republican candidate debate at Statesboro High, but she did appear earlier Friday on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show to explain why. And appearing immediately after Handel was the reason why - Ray McBerry.

May 07, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


May 8 - Statesboro Police Arrests Leon Mark Owens, 40, Westside Mobile Home Park – speeding, driving

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.

May 07, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Semi snags power lines, causes power outage, fire

A semi truck driver pulled into the parking lot of an abandoned livestock auction barn on Stockyard Road Friday afternoon, snagging low-hanging power lines and snapping a utility pole. A portion of Statesboro was without power for about 30 minutes to an hour until repairs were made.

May 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bowing heads, bending knees

The sun was bright and a slight breeze eased the heat as about 150 people gathered on the Bulloch County Courthouse Square to celebrate the National Day of Prayer.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deputies apprehend suspect sought in recent meth bust

A man Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies sought in relation to selling methamphetamine is behind bars, arrested Wednesday, according to reports.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


York: Reported rape a false claim

A teenage girl who reported being raped over the weekend is behind bars on charges of making false reports, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Saturday

Letter carriers throughout the nation will be collecting nonperishable food Saturday, May 8, as part of the Letter Carrier Food Drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers and National Rural Letter Carrier Association.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GOP forum Friday at SHS

Six candidates for Georgia governor and more than 20 other Republican hopefuls running for state offices will be in Statesboro today for a candidate "Meet and Greet" and gubernatorial debate at Statesboro High School.

May 06, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Woman, 3-year-old son dead after accident

A man remains in critical condition after a Monday afternoon traffic accident that took the lives of his girlfriend and her 3-year-old son. An infant who was strapped into a car seat survived.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Saving Graces opens Friday at Averitt

The first guest on Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Rebecca Kennerly, who told host Phil Boyum about Friday's "Saving Graces" show at the Averitt Center. The show will feature four solo women performers - Kennerly, Dr. Betty Smith Franklin, Susan Jackson and Kay Watkins - each telling a story about a woman's passionate journey of love, loss, and redemption.

May 05, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


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Bulloch sharecropper tale goes national

Local attorney and Statesboro Herald columnist Kathy Bradley is a twice-published author, but the most recent book with her name in it is not one ...

April 30, 2016 | Brittani Howell | Local


Local ‘Youth Heroes’ honored

Twelve middle and high school students from southeast Georgia were recognized Friday by the American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia as Youth Heroes ...

April 30, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Superior Court judge race tops $100K

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns ...

April 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Relay for Life raises money, fun and awareness

Lori Wiggins, a cancer survivor since 2001, raised almost $12,000 all by herself this year for cancer research and awareness. She was one of ...

April 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia students seek solace after crash claims 4 students

ATLANTA - One of two survivors of a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students earlier this week remained in critical condition Friday, a ...

April 29, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Drug suspect uses baby as shield from investigators

Police said a man fleeing from law enforcement officers appeared to use his infant child as a shield during a drug-related incident early Friday morning ...

April 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


4 female University of Georgia students killed in car crash

ATLANTA - University of Georgia students and employees are devastated at the loss of four female students killed in a horrific, high-speed car crash that left ...

April 28, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Man charged in Brooklet attack

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies, serving a warrant issued by the Brooklet Police Department, arrested a man Wednesday who is charged with battery and terroristic ...

April 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Dollars in sheriff race top six figures

As of March 31, the three candidates in the race for Bulloch County sheriff had received a total of $111,419 in cash and in-kind ...

April 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Boro makes ‘America’s Best’ final 8

Voices lilting, Statesboro's team invoked a town and university relationship going back to 1906 and a Blue Mile that will feature a local Stars ...

April 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Sheriff’s investigator thwarts burglary

A "career criminal" from Maryland tried breaking into a local motor sports shop, but an alert sheriff's investigator thwarted his plan, said Bulloch County ...

April 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Community invited to ‘Worship Night’

It's being billed as: "One Night; One Place; One Purpose: Jesus," but organizers of the event want the word spread that it's also ...

April 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Guyton public safety director seeks Bulloch commission seat

Guyton's public safety director, Kelphie Lundy, is a Bulloch County native who has lived in the county all his life, and hopes to give ...

April 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


3rd suspicious fire at Lake Collins

A third suspicious fire in five weeks at the Lake Collins community northwest of Portal has neighbors, including Bulloch County fire Chief Christopher Ivey, unsettled.

April 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Henry recalls Georgia Southern's rise to university status

Dr. Nicholas Henry, the first president of Georgia Southern University under that name, gives many individuals credit, some more than others, when he talks about ...

April 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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