The Statesboro City Council approved the city's budget for the upcoming fiscal year at their meeting Tuesday night following a discussion of the potential impact of funding from Bulloch County for the unincorporated fire tax district.
Roads budget history The following chart is the budget for Bulloch's road maintainence department since 2004: 2008 (proposed) – $3,020,000 2007 – $2,735,725 2006 – $2,932,040 2005 – $2,662,886 2004 – $2,343,839 With almost 800 miles of dirt roads and 450 miles of paved roads, Bulloch County Road Superintendent Eddie Smith stays very, very busy. And when county commissioners asked him (and ...
This evening, Bulloch County citizens will have the opportunity to review the county budget and offer input and opinions. Likely some will also offer views on Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch's recommendation to commissioners that taxes be increased to accommodate county needs.
Note: This is the second of a three-day series looking more in depth at Bulloch County's proposed budget and a possible tax increase.
ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta is adopting an 8-month-old orphan orangutan from an Indiana children's zoo, officials said Tuesday.
The proposed budget does not include a tax increase and the city will roll back the millage rate later in the year to account for the property reevaluations done last year.
A Pennsylvania man found an alternative to buying tires for his car, according to police. He came to Statesboro and stole them from similar vehicles parked at local businesses.
SAN FRANCISCO - On the eighth day of her son's life, Julia Query welcomed friends and family to celebrate his birth and honor their Jewish heritage.
While most Bulloch County government department heads handle one budget, Sheriff Lynn Anderson juggles four different budgets - for the Bulloch County Jail, the Sheriff's Department, Courthouse Security and the Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team.
Members of the Metter High Class of 1966 paid tribute to their beloved principal, Chester Williams of Statesboro, during a special tree dedication ceremony in the MHS Commons on Wednesday, June 6, at 5:30 p.m. More than 60 classmates, local officials, family and friends attended the event.
In an effort to reduce the amount of dangerous elements found in electronic equipment making its way to landfills, Keep Bulloch Beautiful will be hosting an electronics recycling event on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30.
The Statesboro Herald's advertising department won 12 awards at the 2007 Georgia Press Association's Advertising Conference held recently in North Georgia.
The Statesboro Herald earned 19 awards Friday during the Georgia Press Association's annual awards banquet in Savannah.
Faced with two options - raise taxes or slash services - Bulloch County Commissioners asked department heads Thursday what would happen if their budget was cut by 10 or 20 percent.
When Statesboro city engineers began work on adding a center lane on West Gentilly leading to its intersection of Highway 67, they realized it would be a good time to look at the intersection of West Gentilly, O'Neal Drive and Bland Avenue.
A letter by the Bulloch County Board of Education's attorney appears to have headed off the immediate threat of a lawsuit.
After hearing testimony Thursday about an allegedly forged lease agreement and several incidents involving police, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner continued a hearing to determine whether Primetime Lounge, closed earlier this month by his order, should be allowed to reopen.
Long-time area musician Gary Barnes' career will come to a close Saturday evening at the Emma Kelly Theater.
Statesboro police arrested a man they say is responsible for at least eight vehicle break-ins, with more charges pending.
Georgia's four-year high school graduation rate rose for the class of 2013 compared to their peers in the 2012 class, but local rates generally fell, according to data released Wednesday.
Police are searching for a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint in her home Sunday evening.
During a six-hour hearing Tuesday, the owner of a nightclub gave reasons why the business, temporarily closed by a judge's order, should remain open.
When Joe Brannen began his service as a Statesboro city councilman in 1998, the city had a population of about 20,000 and an annual operating budget of about $17.5 million.
Six juveniles, ranging in age from 9 to 14 years old, were arrested in connection with a burglary and vehicle break-in, police said.
Five women, four from Statesboro, pleaded guilty last week in federal court for their involvement in a stolen identify tax fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver announced Tuesday in a news release.
A young man who chooses to wear a smile on his face every day, just below the glasses he has to wear every day, recently had an extra reason to smile.
Statesboro police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Cambridge at Southern apartments on Dec. 3.
Yes, those pipes being laid along U.S. Highway 301 near Interstate 16 are Statesboro water and sewer mains. Nearby, a million-gallon water tower is rising. Expect to see more in 2014, but for the payoff in businesses and industries, think 2015 and beyond.
When I decided to run for mayor this past August, I knew my relationship with the Statesboro Herald would change and it did. For almost 10 years, I had written an "Inside Bulloch Business" column each week as well as a business news story.
Editor's note: Because of ongoing computer problems at the Bulloch County Jail, arrest photos for the two suspects were not available Monday.