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Studio Statesboro - Paying respects to the late Arnold Ray Akins

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


Akins laid to rest

Bulloch County buried a legend Tuesday as rain threatened and citizens mourned. Former Bulloch County Sheriff Arnold Ray Akins, died Saturday of complications stemming from colostomy surgery. Akins was 70.

October 27, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Early voting for city council election ends Friday

There are three more days left of early voting for the Statesboro city council election as citizens prepare to elect two council members and a mayor to new four-year terms.

October 27, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Studio Statesboro - Business in the Boro; Bulloch History Moment: The 1856 election

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


Bulloch mourns Sheriff Akins

In spite of the circumstances, the atmosphere Monday night at the visitation for former Bulloch County Sheriff Arnold Ray Akins was not typical of most funeral home viewings.

October 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Looking at the local economy

This morning's first guest on the "Mornings unPhiltered" show was Edward H. Sibbald. Host Phil Boyum introduced Sibbald, who was named the interim director of the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development in July at Georgia Southern. Sibbald is now the Director for the Center for Financial Excellence.

October 26, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Two men sought in separate Stadium Place robberies

Two separate armed robberies within two hours at an apartment complex near Georgia Southern University Saturday are likely unrelated, according to reports.

October 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Brooks Keel named GSU president

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia named Dr. Brooks A. Keel Monday as the 12th president of Georgia Southern University. Keel is vice chancellor for research and economic development and professor of biological sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.

October 26, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro - PETCO costume contest; Memory Walk & Run Fundraiser

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October 26, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ogeechee River Baptists meet

At the recent 111th annual meeting of the Ogeechee River Baptist Association, some one hundred pastors and deacons of 37 Bulloch County Baptist churches came together in Nevils to consider the challenges that lie ahead during the next year for the churches in Bulloch County and the nation.

October 24, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


United Way launches ’09-10 campaign

United Way of Southeast Georgia kicked off its 2009-2010 campaign and Barry Turner, executive director for public relations at Ogeechee Technical College, will serve as campaign chair.

October 24, 2009 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


A legend lost: Arnold Ray Akins passes at 69

Arnold Ray Akins, a local legend in the law enforcement world and former sheriff of Bulloch County, died Saturday morning after an extended illness at the Tattnall Community Hospital in Reidsville.

October 24, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Statesboro city council meets Blind Willie McTell

It was an eclectic mix of guests Friday on "Mornings unPHILtered." The city election, local blues legend Blind Willie McTell and high school football were the topics.

October 23, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


A Peak honor

Tanita Peak, a fourth grade teacher at Brooklet Elementary School, was named Friday the 2010 Bulloch County School System's Teacher of the Year. Peak learned of her selection Friday morning when Superintendent Lewis Holloway and administrators surprised her in her classroom.

October 23, 2009 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro - GSU Wellness Fair; Bulloch Teacher of the Year

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October 23, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Super Bowl 50th anniversary painting made in Statesboro

Sports artist Jason Robichau's contribution to the Super Bowl on its 50th birthday also benefits a charitable cause. That is a recurrent theme in ...

February 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


2016 Film Festival set for April 15

The Statesboro Herald and the Averitt Center for the Arts are teaming up again for the Eighth Annual Statesboro Film Festival to find and honor ...

February 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Commissioner Thompson to run for chairman

Bulloch County Commissioner Roy Thompson announced Friday he will not run for a fourth term as commissioner holding seat 2C, choosing instead to seek office ...

February 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


3 charged in theft from area gambling machines

Three Ft. Valley residents suspected of robbing a gambling machine in a local convenience store Jan. 14 were not elderly, as described in previous sheriff ...

February 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parker trial set for Feb. 24

Jury selection is slated for Tuesday in Bulloch County Superior Court for former city manager Frank Parker's whistleblower and wrongful-firing lawsuit against the city ...

February 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch’s first four-legged ‘arrest’

Gismo wasn't with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office very long before he made his first arrest.

February 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged in two robberies

Statesboro police arrested a Brooklet man Wednesday believed to have robbed a convenience store as well as an individual last week.

February 04, 2016 | | Local


Bulloch schools open, but some roads closed

Schools in Evans and Tattnall counties will be closed Friday, but Bulloch County Schools will remain open, despite some road closures because of accumulated rain.

February 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Commission chairman not seeking re-election

Bulloch County Commission Chairman Garrett Nevil said Thursday he plans to seek a "true" retirement and will not qualify to run for re-election.

February 04, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Paulson’s field switch underway

At the moment, the field at Paulson Stadium - usually a lush green pasture - looks better suited to hosting a motocross rally or a monster truck ...

February 04, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Police: Third suspect arrested in automobile theft, chase

Law enforcement officers from three separate agencies linked a Monday-morning car chase, where a man and woman were arrested for car theft, to a third ...

February 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Attorney confirms fifth probate judge candidacy

As Bulloch County grows, it will one day soon need a probate judge who is a licensed attorney, said local lawyer Charles Aaron, who announced ...

February 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police creating standards office

With approval from City Council, the Statesboro Police Department is creating an Office of Professional Standards, to be staffed by one sergeant responsible for recruiting ...

February 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Zika in Bulloch?

A mosquito-borne virus that has been known since 1947, Zika can affect anyone, but pregnant women are especially vulnerable to the virus, which is believed ...

February 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ArtsFest back on for 34th year

ArtsFest, that day of parent-and-child activities ranging from molding clay, sculpting sand and painting pets to watching professional artists work, is back on for 2016 ...

February 03, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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