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Bid for Portal school $1.5M over budget

The lowest bid received for the new Portal Middle/High School construction project came in about $1.5 million over budget, but Bulloch County Assistant Superintendent Charles Wilson believes the school system will find a way to secure the extra cash in order to include a gymnasium in the construction.

January 30, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Capt. Jim Lovell speaks at GSU

January 29, 2009 | Phil Boyum | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - GSU Planetarium; Momma's Boys TV show winner, Mindy Finney

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, January 29, 2008

January 29, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Local briefs: Akins has heart attack; Darien man dies in crash

Arnold Ray Akins recovering from heart attack

January 28, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


US Attorney: Local man indicted on federal bank charges enters guilty plea

A Statesboro man indicted in October on federal bank fraud charges entered a guilty plea Monday, U.S. Attorney Edmund A. Booth Jr. said Wednesday.

January 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hutchens: Woman arrested after striking husband’s car with hers

A woman chased down her husband Saturday, struck his vehicle with hers, got into a heated argument with him and a female passenger in his car and ended up in jail when someone called 911 to alert authorities about the altercation, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Capt. Todd Hutchens.

January 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Postmaster General: Mail delivery may need to be cut

WASHINGTON - Massive deficits could force the post office to cut out one day of mail delivery per week, the postmaster general told Congress on Wednesday.

January 28, 2009 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Local


Domestic disturbance leads to burglary charges

A domestic disturbance call led to a burglary arrest after a Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy responding to the call noticed suspicious items inside the couple's home.

January 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Fahrenheit 451 discussion; Religious fair at GSU

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, January 28, 2008

January 28, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Lumber truck overturns on Pulaski Highway bridge; will be closed Wednesday

A bridge on Pulaski Highway will be closed today for repairs after an 18-wheeler flipped over and destroyed part of the bridge's railings. Georgia State Patrol Trooper First-Class Blake Hendrix said driver Jeffrey Moore, 30, Santee, SC was driving east Tuesday afternoon around 2:45 p.m. , approaching the bridge near Brannen Lake Road, when he ran off the road and struck the bridge embankment. The tractor-trailer rig, carrying a load of small pieces of wood, overturned, scattering wood and vehicle parts across the roadway. The Georgia Department of Transportation ordered the bridge closed for clean up and repairs ...

January 27, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


Ga. House backs property tax proposal

ATLANTA - Powerful Georgia House leaders are backing a proposal that would preserve a property tax break for homeowners this year but would likely eliminate it next year.

January 27, 2009 | By GREG BLUESTEIN | Local


Doctor: Newborn octuplets appear healthy

BELLFLOWER, Calif. - Just think: eight cribs, eight highchairs, eight strollers (or maybe four double-strollers), and far too many dirty diapers to count.

January 27, 2009 | By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press Writer | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Pack the House in Pink; Boro Business: Gateway Industrial Park

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, January 27, 2008

January 27, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell to speak at GSU Wednesday

Captain Jim Lovell, whose famous space mission was depicted in the film "Apollo 13," will speak at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

January 26, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Ga. Senate unveils plan to provide relief to roads

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers are again pressing for a one-cent sales tax to help provide relief for the state's clogged roadways.

January 26, 2009 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


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Teacher takes learning outdoors

In a time when many young people spend free time in front of a computer screen or playing video games, Statesboro High School environmental science teacher Lee Bratton brings a bit of the outdoors into the lives of every student in her classes.

April 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


PD to get body cameras

Statesboro's proposed city budget earmarks $42,063 to buy body-worn video cameras for use by all Police Department patrol officers.

April 25, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Annual Alzheimer's Walk kickoff is Tuesday

The Alzheimer's Association of Coastal Georgia will play host Tuesday to the Walk to End Alzheimer's kickoff party at Eagle Creek Brewery in Statesboro.

April 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Proposed Palmetto Pipeline draws little support

RICHMOND HILL - Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan's vice president of public affairs, was the first to speak at a public hearing inside the Richmond Hill City Center regarding the company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline project.

April 24, 2015 | By JEFF WHITTEN Bryan County News | Local


Man convicted in fatal 2013 wreck

A Bloomingdale man involved in a fatal crash that killed a Brooklet couple on Interstate 516 near Savannah in 2013 was found guilty Thursday of felony vehicular homicide.

April 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Attorney evaluating wrongful death suit after I-16 crash

An attorney representing the mother of one of five Georgia Southern University nursing students killed Wednesday in a seven-vehicle crash on Interstate 16 said he has previously sued the trucking company whose driver is responsible for the crash.

April 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Chase through Register ends with meth arrest

A woman trying to evade a safety checkpoint in Register Thursday ran four stop signs during a short chase through the streets of the tiny town. Two small children were in the vehicle, along with an assortment of drugs and a loaded gun.

April 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


I-16 crash survivors in stable condition

One of two surviving Georgia Southern University nursing students involved in the fatal crash Wednesday that left five fellow nursing students dead, was moved to another hospital Thursday, while the second surviving student is still being treated at a Savannah hospital.

April 24, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Georgia Southern vigil remembers lost 'sisters'

A hurting Eagle Nation turned out in force Thursday evening to remember, honor and cry together over the five "sisters" lost in Wednesday's tragic accident on Interstate 16.

April 24, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local


American Legion cookout to honor vets

The American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90, with assistance from the 2015 Leadership Bulloch class, will hold an "All-American Cookout" on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to honor veterans in the Bulloch County area.

April 23, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local


Testing in progress at Bulloch schools

This week and next, the pencils meet the paper - and the fingertips the keys - as more than 4,500 Bulloch County students in third through eighth grades take the Georgia Milestones test for the first time.

April 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Register man charged in attack on 90-year-old woman

Register police arrested a man Tuesday on charges he physically attacked his 90-year-old aunt over money.

April 23, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local


City alcohol law drafts would limit under-21 entry

Statesboro City Council received two versions of a draft of a new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance from its attorney Tuesday night and released them to the public.

April 23, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Register police make drug arrests

Register police arrested a woman Friday on drug charges after a high-speed chase into another county.

April 23, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local


Georgia Southern students help each other cope with loss

With a flurry of text messages, Facebook posts and lots of heart-to-heart talks, nursing students at Georgia Southern University shared first the uncertainty of who was involved in the deadly accident on Interstate 16, and then comforted each other in dealing with the tragic loss of their friends and colleagues.

April 22, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local


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