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Local woman shot in the face

A woman shot in the face Sunday morning remains in fair condition and police still seek the person responsible.

April 02, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

A full life: Portal’s Leila Denmark passes at 114

Born on a 400-acre farm near Portal on Feb. 1, 1898, Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark passed away Sunday at the age of 114 years and 61 days at her daughter's home in Athens. She was the fourth oldest person in the world at the time of her death, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

April 02, 2012 | From staff reports | Local

Woman, infant held hostage near Brooklet

A woman and her 1-year-old daughter are safe after police said her former boyfriend tried to hold them hostage in her Brooklet home Friday afternoon.

March 31, 2012 | From staff reports | Local

Georgia Southern Center focuses on student addiction

Georgia Southern University senior Leigh Sundem is a chemistry major with a 4.0 GPA. She has won numerous awards in organic chemistry research at GSU, and last fall she scored higher than 99 percent of the nation's students who took the Medical College Admissions Test.

March 31, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Local

Brooklet takes care of its own – the Schmidts

People who live in Brooklet say the community is more than just a place where people live. It's a place where folks, whether related or not, come together as a family when there is a need.

March 31, 2012 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local

Kan., Ill., Md. tickets share lottery jackpot

CHICAGO - Lottery ticket-holders in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland each selected the winning numbers for the world record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot, lottery officials said early Saturday.

March 31, 2012 | By JEFFREY McMURRAY Associated Press | Local

'Dock Dogs' make a splash at Anderson's

More than a dozen barking guests are making waves in Statesboro this weekend - a lot of them, in fact.

March 30, 2012 | Jeff Harrison | Local

Man caught with teen, charged with child molestation

A 21-year-old Georgia Southern University student caught Thursday in a car with a 13-year-old female faces sex offense charges, police said.

March 30, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

A call for peace

A peace rally for Trayvon Martin, a teen killed by a Florida neighborhood watch captain who claimed he shot Martin in self-defense, drew a small crowd Thursday near the Georgia Southern University Rotunda.

March 29, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

What if you win $540 million?

A Portal couple won $275 million in the Georgia Lottery in 2008, but Friday night, someone in Georgia could win almost twice as much as Robert and Tonya Harris did about three years ago.

March 29, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Statesboro High celebrates its past

The staff at Statesboro High School is hoping to showcase more than a century's worth of history within the halls of its building, but will need some help from the men and women who have donned the blue and white.

March 29, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

Giuliani: Optimism counts

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani mixed humor with wisdom Wednesday night as he spoke to a packed house about leadership.

March 28, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

JetBlue captain charged with interfering with crew

RICHMOND HILL, Ga. - A JetBlue Airways captain who sprinted through the cabin of a Las Vegas-bound flight screaming about terrorists, Jesus and Sept. 11 was charged Wednesday with interfering with a flight crew, federal authorities said.

March 28, 2012 | By DANNY ROBBINS and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Serve the Boro making ‘Believers’ in Bulloch

Throughout the month of March, volunteers from Believers Church hit the streets of Statesboro frequently for the sole purpose of blessing the community.

March 28, 2012 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Correspondent | Local

Early voting for Georgia Southern?

A bipartisan request to place an election-day voting precinct on the Georgia Southern University campus has drawn a counterproposal to instead hold three days of early voting on campus prior to the Nov. 6 general election.

March 27, 2012 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local

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Brooklet police officers suspended

Just days after Brooklet city councilmen voted to hire an interim police chief to fill the shoes of former chief Doug Meyer, who resigned following ...

March 16, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Pot growing operation discovered

An infant was removed from an Aden Lanier Road home Thursday after deputies found 16 marijuana plants growing in the home.

March 16, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

OTC Foundation to call on donors Tuesday

Ogeechee Technical College Foundation volunteers will be calling on OTC supporters and potential new donors in Bulloch and Evans counties Tuesday during the annual iGOT ...

March 16, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

PSC candidate Noel wants to halt Vogtle ‘boondoggle’

Georgia Public Service Commission candidate John Noel wants the PSC to stop Georgia Power from passing on costs to consumers for the two already far ...

March 15, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Push for gun laws faces resistance in most states

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The campaign for tighter gun laws that inspired unprecedented student walkouts across the country still faces an uphill climb in a majority ...

March 15, 2018 | By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press | Local

Wilson: Schools need community help on safety

The schools need the community's help to keep children safe, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson told concerned adults gathered Tuesday evening in the ...

March 14, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

BCSO arrests fugitive

A fugitive wanted by North Carolina authorities fled into the woods near Brooklet on Wednesday morning, but Bulloch County sheriff's deputies and K9 Officer ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local

Statesboro STEAM walks out together

The call went out just before 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Statesboro STEAM College, Careers, Arts & Technology Academy: "Everyone grab your coats!"

March 14, 2018 | Scott Bryant | Local

WJMS student arrested for threats

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies arrested a sixth-grade student Wednesday for pretending to have a gun and acting as if he was shooting others.

March 14, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Ice cream men booked on pot charges

Two men selling ice cream and more from an ice cream truck face charges after deputies were tipped off that they were offering more than ...

March 14, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Schools to hold moment of silence one month after Parkland shooting

Bulloch County Schools will hold a moment of silence Wednesday, March 14, one month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in ...

March 13, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

City Council sets District 5 special election for May 22

Candidates to fill the District 5 Statesboro City Council vacancy will need to qualify March 26-28 after the four remaining council members unanimously voted to ...

March 13, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

BA senior named top STAR in region

Bulloch Academy senior Kyle Samuels was surprised but elated to hear his name called as the 2018 Region 8 STAR student Tuesday at a luncheon ...

March 13, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Flasher strikes for second time

A man who told a woman that he "liked what he was doing" as he flashed his privates had committed the act before, said Madison ...

March 13, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

Shooting suspect charged with murder

A man sought in connection to a shooting death on Friday now faces further charges, including murder. Police added charges after he was extradited back ...

March 13, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

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