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GDOT: Statesboro bypass officially open

Georgia Department of Transportation officials have announced that the Statesboro bypass is now officially open.

October 23, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Reports: Pranks by local students leave cars, homes vandalized

High-school homecoming pranks have escalated from simple "rolling" yards with toilet paper to spray painting vehicles, according to recent Bulloch County Sheriff's reports.

October 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal council meeting postposed to next Tuesday

The called meeting of the Portal City Council, slated for tonight, has been canceled due to the death of council member Keith Brown, said Portal City Clerk Eva Pitts. Brown died Wednesday morning, she said.

October 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Pumpkin Patch; Bulloch History Moment: The U.S.S. Bulloch County

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, October 7, 2008

October 22, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies and Games

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, October 6, 2008

October 21, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Brooklet mayor: Meeting was a ‘prank’

Brooklet Mayor Joe Grooms said an advertisement announcing a town hall meeting Monday was a "prank," but assured citizens tonight's called Brooklet City Council meeting is for real.

October 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Convicted murderer gets parole

A woman convicted of killing her husband in 1993 and burying him in the back yard is up for parole Oct. 15, but isn't expected to return to Bulloch County to live.

October 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch voter registration up 20 percent since 2004

ATLANTA - A larger, more diverse Georgia electorate will be eligible to vote in next month's general election than any in the state's history.

October 21, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Local


GSU students raise awareness of hunger and homelessness worldwide

Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff will do their part to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness around the world and right here in Bulloch County. And they are encouraging the community to get involved.

October 19, 2008 | By SARAH ASP OLSON Herald Correspondent | Local


Heritage Pavilian and renovation project begins for Botanical Garden

Georgia Southern University's Botanical Garden celebrated the groundbreaking for its new Heritage Pavilion and renovation project Wednesday. Georgia Southern Botanical Garden Board president Jack Orman and community supporters joined Dr. Gary Means, dean of Continuing Education and Public Service, to break ground for the project.

October 19, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - GSU Quarterbacks; The Phil & Jake Show: Making glass art

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, October 3, 2008

October 18, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police: Portal man arrested on molestation charges

A year after investigators first began looking into child molestation allegations involving a 13-year-old Portal girl, DNA tests and other evidence led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man.

October 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Two Fla. women arrested on prostitution, drug charges

An undercover operation conducted by the Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit netted two Florida women police said were soliciting sex.

October 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Let the games begin - Special Olympics underway at Mill Creek

Mill Creek Park was filled with thousands of smiles Friday night as the opening ceremonies for the 2008 Special Olympics Fall Games paved the way for a weekend filled with fun activities for disabled and special education athletes.

October 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Vision quest - SHS player back on field after losing eye to paintball

A little after 9 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, on Woodrow Circle in Statesboro - Jeremy Scott's life changed forever.

October 17, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Local


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Palmetto Pipeline fight goes to Richmond Hill

Along the proposed Palmetto Pipeline route, from places such as Sylvania and Springfield, concerned residents will drive Tuesday to Richmond Hill for the first real Georgia Department of Transportation hearing on the project.

April 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


'Sunny Side Up' named Best Film at Statesboro Film Festival

A film about a man whose life is marred by memories of past tragedies was named Best Film Friday night at the 2015 Statesboro Film Festival, held at the Emma Kelly Theater in downtown Statesboro.

April 18, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Teen charged with posing as female, exploiting minor

A teenage boy posing as a girl on Facebook was arrested on charges he used the social media site to sexually exploit a minor.

April 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU Museum spotlights ‘The Great War’

An exhibit at the Georgia Southern University Museum sounds out the horrific events of 100 years ago, revealing a war that not only left more human beings dead than any before it but brought changes in civilization that echo today.

April 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Jim Healy: Join us for 7th annual film festival tonight

For the past few years, I guaranteed that if you went to the Statesboro Film Festival you would have a great time or your $5 would be refunded. No one has taken me up on the refund, yet, and I'm confident no one will if they go to tonight's seventh film festival.

April 17, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


Brunson to file appeal after termination

An attorney representing former Statesboro police major Scott Brunson said he plans to file an appeal Friday on his client's behalf.

April 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal races to save historical sites

With historic buildings and sites at risk and in need of repair, the Portal Heritage Society is seeking ways to raise money and breathe new life into the town's annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival.

April 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro council to revisit city alcohol rules

Statesboro City Council is slated to resume Tuesday looking at possibilities for a revised Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, after putting the topic on pause while events in Statesboro inspired a pending change in state law.

April 15, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Saying thanks to 911 operators

Bulloch County 911 operators are being celebrated this week as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week unfolds, but that doesn't mean the work load will lighten.

April 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local man suffers copperhead bite

An elderly man bitten on the hand by a venomous snake Wednesday afternoon was flown to Savannah for treatment.

April 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

ATLANTA - Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Emanuel hospital to shut delivery unit

Dr. Roslyn Banks-Jackson worries about what will happen in Emanuel County when Emanuel Medical Center shuts its labor and delivery unit.

April 14, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Woman burned before buried

A woman whose remains were found Friday behind an abandoned house in Jenkins County had been burned before being buried in a shallow grave, said Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.

April 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Taser struggle ends in fleeing suspect's arrest

A man who officials said fought with a deputy and knocked a Taser from the deputy's hand during a foot chase Wednesday finally was subdued and charged with felony drug possession.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men arrested after officers find a variety of drugs

Two men caught with a variety of illegal drugs were arrested after an officer smelled marijuana in the suspects' car and called for assistance from a K-9 officer.

April 13, 2015 | | Local


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