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Teacher admits using racially offensive term; is fired

A Southeast Bulloch Middle School special education teacher was fired Thursday for using a racially offensive word toward students. After a called meeting to hear the case, Bulloch County Board of Education members voted unanimously to follow recommendations to terminate Dr. Michael Kellam for violation of school system policy.

December 20, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


DAR regent meets with local group

Christmas traditions were the topic during a speech by Georgia State Regent Barbara Blakely Chastain Thursday as the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its December meeting.

December 19, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Grube: Coming to GSU 'best decision I ever made'

Georgia Southern University President Bruce Grube isn't retiring.

December 19, 2008 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Alcohol Public Hearing; Jake's Entertainment: Cara Silcox Performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, December 4, 2008

December 19, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Election runoff; Banks address the Rotary Club

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December 18, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Citizens voice concerns at public hearing over drinking laws

Between 50 and 60 people showed up at the public hearing held by Statesboro City Council on Tuesday evening to voice their opinions about proposed modifications to the city's alcohol ordinance.

December 18, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


DeLoach: Bulloch County in need of an election board

Bulloch County is one of the largest counties in the state that still has its probate judge handling elections, and Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee DeLoach feels it's time to make a change.

December 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City council, staff discuss alcohol-related zoning changes

On Monday evening, the Statesboro mayor and city council met with city staff to review the language of proposed alcohol ordinance changes and to discuss possible alterations to the zoning ordinances affected by the three proposed establishment categories.

December 18, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Jones sentenced to life plus 20 years in 2007 murder

A protest planned to take place Tuesday prior to a murder sentencing never happened, but the convicted killer made dramatic statements in the courtroom before a Bulloch County Superior Court Judge handed down his sentence.

December 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - World Aids Day; Bulloch History Moment: The Methodist Church

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December 17, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Officials: Arson, break-ins at local gym under investigation

The Statesboro Police Department and Statesboro fire Department are investigating an arson and related repeat break-ins at a local gym, and the owner, Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt, has decided to close the business.

December 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro - Rainy holiday weekend; Boro Business with Jan Moore

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, December 1, 2008

December 16, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


DeLoach predicts 10-15 percent voter turnout today, ‘depends on weather’

Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee DeLoach doesn't expect a high turnout today for the general election runoff - only about 10 to 15 percent, he said. "It depends on the weather."

December 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Protesters expected to gather at local murder sentencing

Protesters are expected today at the Bulloch County Superior Court Annex, where a man convicted of a 2007 shooting is scheduled for sentencing.

December 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Nissan Rogue raffle to benefit BGC

For $50, a 2009 Nissan Rogue is a steal.

December 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review.

May 29, 2015 | By BRADY McCOMBS and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | Local


More ethanol in gas

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have political reverberations in Iowa and other farm states in the 2016 presidential campaign.

May 29, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Local


Arrest made in 13-year-old murder case

The review of a 13-year-old cold case landed a man back behind bars Wednesday when DNA linked Phillip Scott Kirby Sr. to the 2002 murder of an East Georgia College associate professor.

May 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Friday Night Live’ announces 2015 schedule

With the kickoff to high school football season only a hard-to-believe three months away, it's time to begin making plans for some football. So, let's start with announcing the schedule for the eighth season of "Friday Night Live," which streams a Bulloch County high school football game live each week on statesboroherald.com.

May 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Dredging of Savannah harbor won't start until December

SAVANNAH - A dredging company awarded a $134.5 million contract nearly three months ago won't start deepening the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah until December, Army Corps of Engineers officials said Thursday during a visit by the agency's top general.

May 28, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Roll out the red carpet

The stars will be out when the Averitt Center for the Arts hosts its fourth annual Emma Awards to honor the best local actors, directors and visual artists in the community.

May 28, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


Claxton man killed in single vehicle crash

A Claxton man was killed in a single vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Highway 301 South near Ephesus Church Road.

May 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch school leaders weigh options for fiscal 2016 budget

After presenting a budget that, if totally funded, would call for a 2-mill increase in property taxes, Bulloch County Schools executives also suggested some middle-ground options.

May 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Augusta man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State

AUGUSTA - A 37-year-old Georgia salesman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he supported terrorists, saying he bought a one-way ticket overseas to join the Islamic State group.

May 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Train derailment closes roads in downtown Statesboro

Police rerouted traffic from South Main and Fair Road for about an hour and a half Wednesday after a train derailment.

May 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ogeechee Technical College set to host Go Back. Move Ahead. event

Many Ogeechee Technical College students are going back to college to finish their degrees and the state of Georgia is hoping more adults will do so. Today, less than 45 percent of our state's workforce is prepared to meet the demands of Georgia employers, creating a need for an additional 250,000 graduates above and beyond current graduation rates just to meet the demand and remain economically competitive.

May 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


School superintendent gets two-year contract extension

Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson recently signed a two-year extension of his contract with the Bulloch County Board of Education. The new contract picks up at the end of his current two-year contract, which has one year remaining.

May 26, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Request withdrawn for RV park rezone proposal

Plans for a proposed RV park near a Bulloch County private school are on hold as the property owners "regroup" and review their options.

May 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sheriff's Foundation gets an unexpected gift

Last December I wrote a series of columns featuring business leaders who are known as much for what they give back to the community as they are for their business. One of those featured was James "Bubba" Revell, owner of the Country Store and Country Store Flooring.

May 25, 2015 | | Local


Statesboro council to discuss alcohol ordinance at work session Wednesday

Whether any patrons under age 21 can enter "bars" and "nightclubs" will be one question when Statesboro City Council holds a work session on the proposed new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

May 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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