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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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SPD officers issued opioid-blocking drug

Statesboro police officers will now carry the opioid-blocking drug naloxone in a nasal spray to administer to people who overdose on opioids such as heroin ...

July 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Shots fired during Subway robbery

Two masked gunmen opened fire during a robbery Wednesday night at a Statesboro sandwich shop, but no one was injured.

July 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SPD seldom uses force, new chief observes

Giving an annual report from the year before he arrived, Police Chief Mike Broadhead said he found the number of times the Statesboro Police Department ...

July 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Convenience store armed robbery brings yearly total to 17

A Statesboro convenience store clerk was robbed at gunpoint Saturday, bringing the number of armed robberies in Statesboro this year to 17.

July 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Five Points roundabout to open on schedule

Work on the roundabout traffic circle at Five Points is on schedule, and the roadways, mainly Pretoria-Rushing and Burkhalter roads, are expected to open as ...

July 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Main Street among GEMS

Not every Main Street program in Georgia has secured land for a community dog park, is in the process or rebuilding three homes, or is ...

July 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Register reinstates police department

The town of Register took steps Friday to form a new police department by hiring a police chief after having been without a department since ...

July 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Statesboro's hidden jewel: Georgia's B&B

A hidden jewel in downtown Statesboro, Georgia's Bed and Breakfast was recognized recently by TripAdvisor.com as one of the best bed and breakfast ...

July 17, 2017 | | Local


Ricky Lane leading Georgia Academy of General Dentistry

Statesboro dentist Dr. Ricky Lane, DDS, MAGD, named president of the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry and has led the association since January.

July 17, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia part of traffic crackdown

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Police in Georgia and four other Southeastern states just launched a weeklong program to reduce summertime wrecks and traffic deaths.

July 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Ga. elections chief plans changes after security issues

ATLANTA - Georgia's top elections official stood out by refusing help from the Department of Homeland Security last August amid national concerns about the integrity ...

July 15, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Family YMCA hiring, renovating

As construction workers knock out portions of walls so large windows can be installed, the building still looks more like the old Sallie Zetterower Elementary ...

July 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


School board formally seeks ESPLOST election

The Bulloch County Board of Education approved a resolution Thursday calling for a five-year, $52 million extension of the ESPLOST. Next, the Board of Elections ...

July 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro pharmacy settles over alleged violations

Alleged employee theft of drugs led to a Statesboro pharmacy recently settling with the United States government regarding accusations of violating the Controlled Substances Act ...

July 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch Blues marching to fund big trip

The Bulloch Blues Marching Band, combining the Portal Middle High School, Southeast Bulloch High School and Statesboro High School bands, is awaiting an invitation to ...

July 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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