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Local officials agree on penny tax spending

Bulloch County Commissioners and representatives for each of the county's municipalities reached an intergovernmental agreement regarding a potential 2013 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) on Thursday.

July 14, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Gerald Smith to perform Sunday

Bulloch County's own Gerald Smith, award-wining songwriter will perform Sunday, July 17 at First Baptist Church in Statesboro.

July 14, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ONE Bulloch, local law to hold sobriety checkpoints Thursday

Local law enforcement agencies working together will hold a sobriety checkpoint tonight from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. as part of a partnership with ONE Bulloch, a "fairly new community-led initiative working to reduce impaired driving," said Charlotte Spell, project coordinator.

July 13, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Blood supplies near record low levels

With inventories of blood dropping 14 percent since Independence Day, the American Red Cross is appealing for donors both nationally and locally. Red Cross officials said blood supplies are at their lowest in a dozen years.

July 13, 2011 | By BROCK D. VICKERS Herald Intern | Local


Woman pleads guilty in death of boyfriend

A woman charged with killing her boyfriend pled guilty Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter, but her mother, also charged in the death, could possibly face a jury trial.

July 13, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Arson suspected in house fire

For the second time, arson is suspected regarding a house fire on Preetorius Street.

July 12, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Naked man blames drink for his actions

A man found running naked in the parking lot of a local bar early Saturday morning told police he remembered nothing after accepting a drink from an unknown person.

July 12, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local Democrats expect a battle over reapportionment

Two leading Georgia Democrats who spoke in Statesboro over the weekend doubt that the Republican-led reapportionment process can end without a court battle.

July 12, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Ga. looks toward reapportionment

As the August special session on reapportionment approaches, Sen. Jack Hill is certain of one thing. He doesn't want to split any counties apart into multiple State Senate districts.

July 11, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Historical Society honors McGlamery

During its recent annual meeting, the Bulloch County Historical Society presented the inaugural Volunteer Award to its vice president, Joe McGlamery.

July 11, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Euthanasia declining

Following a national trend, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter has seen a significant reduction in the number of cats and dogs being euthanized.

July 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Thief snatches bank deposit bag

A fast-food restaurant manager was robbed early Friday morning as she walked to her car to go make a night deposit of money.

July 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Final Geo Vista robber gets 10 years

A federal judge sentenced a woman to almost 10 years in prison for driving a getaway car during a bank robbery last year.

July 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


No Sunday sales referendum in Register

The town of Register may be the only municipality in Bulloch County that won't have a Sunday alcohol sales referendum on the ballot in November. Register Mayor James Oates said the city council saw no need to vote on the matter, since the town's only convenience store owner showed no interest in selling beer on Sundays.

July 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Internet use bill issue

A two-week trip overseas cost the City of Statesboro more money in the form of internet fees than a city councilman paid for the entire voyage.

July 08, 2011 | by JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Local Memorial Day event draws hundreds

A larger-than-average number of people turned out for the annual Memorial Day Remembrance hosted by American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 at the Emma Kelly ...

May 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Foundation to handle Blue Mile winnings

A nonprofit corporation, the Blue Mile Foundation Inc., has been created to receive the $1 million America's Best Communities third prize Statesboro won in ...

May 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Springhill to debut $1 million renovation

When Springhill Suites by Marriott opened just off the bypass and Highway 67 in 2008, the 113-room hotel raised the bar in hotel accommodations in ...

May 29, 2017 | | Local


Technical college grant gets a new name with HOPE

A grant that enables certain students at Ogeechee Technical College and other technical education students in Georgia to receive free tuition now has a name ...

May 29, 2017 | | Local


Ag center now a reality

Many Bulloch County voters have waited 18 years for construction of the long-awaited multipurpose arena on Langston Chapel Road.

May 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Crosses honoring fallen return

Around 15 years ago, beautiful crosses appeared on Memorial Day. The white wooden crosses listed soldier's names who were killed in the line of ...

May 27, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Business editor | Local


Memorial Day Remembrance 11 a.m. Monday

Keynote remarks by Vietnam War veteran Marvin Grimm will be just one part of the 2017 Bulloch County Memorial Day Remembrance, hosted by American Legion ...

May 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Two arrested in burglary, car theft attempt

Two men caught burglarizing a local business Saturday ended up in the Bulloch County Jail, according to Statesboro police public information specialist Madison Bridges.

May 25, 2017 | | Local


Coming September: Estrada for Boys & Girls Club gala

Last year, the Hulk; this year, Ponch.

May 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Road work follows heavy rainfall

Heavy rainfall wreaked havoc on many dirt roads in Bulloch County on Tuesday and Wednesday, but clear skies are expected for the rest of the ...

May 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Forecast for Wednesday: More of the same

Bulloch County was under a tornado warning for a brief period Tuesday afternoon, but fortunately, no damage was reported.

May 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Twice-wounded vet Memorial Day speaker

Marvin Grimm, who treated wounded Marines and served with them in combat as a Navy hospital corpsman during the Vietnam War, can speak from personal ...

May 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Recovery symposium offers hope

Twenty-three million Americans are in long-term recovery. But only one out of 10 who struggle with some form of addiction will get the help they ...

May 22, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Teen airlifted after Highway 301 crash

A teen was airlifted to a Savannah hospital on Sunday after a single vehicle crash on Highway 301 South near Hendrix Circle.

May 22, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia ports chief predicts record growth in fiscal 2017

SAVANNAH - Georgia's seaports in Savannah and Brunswick are on track to show record growth for the 2017 fiscal year that wraps up at the ...

May 22, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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