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Longtime city attorney Sam Brannen dies

Longtime Statesboro city attorney Sam Leonard Brannen passed away Thursday at Ogeechee Area Hospice, and friends remembered him fondly Friday as they mourned his passing.

January 07, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jeffers to lead SCVB

SYLVANIA - The turn of the new year also marked a new career move for Screven County's Chamber of Commerce executive director, Heidi Jeffers.

January 07, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Tests show white powder at GSU did not contain hazardous materials

Georgia Southern officials announced Friday that they were notified late Thursday night preliminary test results on the unknown substance removed from Lewis Hall Wednesday were negative. The tests confirmed that the substance did not contain any hazardous materials.

January 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Heidt receives sentence for murders

Craig Heidt was sentenced in Effingham County Superior Court Thursday to two consecutive life terms in prison plus 85 years.

January 06, 2011 | By PATRICK DONAHUE pdonahue@effinghamherald.net | Local


Council OKs $75,000 for Belle House

A Statesboro City Council decision rendered last year will result in up to $75,000 of reimbursements paid to a local business seeking equal treatment.

January 06, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU awaits test results on suspicious powder

As Georgia Southern University officials await test results to learn more about a suspicious white powder found Tuesday at Lewis Hall, they are also reviewing policy and procedures regarding the way such suspicious incidents are handled.

January 06, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Nature of suspicious powder reported at GSU unknown

Georgia Southern University public safety officials, along with federal, state and local emergency management agencies, are investigating a "mysterious white powder" found in an envelope sent to the university's admissions building.

January 05, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Man fires shot over land dispute

A man angry about a long-running property dispute fired shots at a man he said made "profane comments" to him, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

January 05, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Uncle Shug's robbed at gunpoint

A man with a gun robbed a U.S. 301 South restaurant Tuesday night, fleeing after he was given money. No one was injured in the robbery, said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott P. Brunson.

January 05, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Water/sewage extension causes controversy

Despite a heated exchange, and warnings of a potential conflict of interest, the city council approved a motion Tuesday to extend water and sewage services to a tract of land on Lakeview Road.

January 04, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Drastic change for Sallie Z. students

Sallie Zetterower Elementary School students will have a drastic change of scenery Thursday as they resume classes in a brand-new school. The Cawana Road campus promises to be an exciting change for students and faculty alike, said Bulloch County Assistant School Superintendent Charles Wilson.

January 04, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC is one of nation's fastest growing

Enrollment at the 26 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia has grown at a record pace during the past few years. Offering programs needed by businesses and individuals, the system has thrived with the addition of tens of thousands of out-of-work and under-employed Georgians who are looking to learn new skills and retool for in-demand careers in today's highly competitive job market.

January 03, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Alumna keeps tech running at SEB

Brooklet native and Southeast Bulloch High School graduate Judy Mincey has worked at her alma-mater for 21 years and counting. What started as a part-time position became a full-time media secretary slot and now she is the "Tech Liaison" at SEB.

January 03, 2011 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Claxton man charged in stabbing

CLAXTON - A Claxton woman suffered multiple stab wounds after an argument with her boyfriend turned violent.

December 31, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Writing program working well at Claxton Middle

CLAXTON - Through a new strategy teachers are implementing from the Whole Faculty Study Group text, "Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning" by Jan Chappuis, Claxton Middle School students are learning how to assess writing.

December 31, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Inmate mistakenly released re-captured shortly after escape

A man mistakenly released Saturday night from the Bulloch County Jail was recaptured less than an hour after he was let go, according to a ...

June 25, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Wal-Mart fight was over sagging pants

It was sagging pants, not falling prices, at Statesboro's Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Wednesday night that caused two men to fight.

June 22, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

DUNWOODY - Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that ...

June 21, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


City adopts hands-off approach on Blue Mile winnings

Instead of pursuing an agreement with the new Blue Mile Foundation, Statesboro's city government agreed Tuesday to hand the portion of America's Best ...

June 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


County sets new budget

It's another year of no tax increase for Bulloch County residents, as Bulloch County commissioners approved an overall balanced budget Tuesday of around $55 ...

June 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest

DUNWOODY, Ga. - Republican Karen Handel has won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia, avoiding an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the ...

June 20, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Explosive destroys Portal man’s mailbox

An unidentified explosive left a Portal man's mailbox in pieces last week, and now he is concerned that the culprit may target another mailbox.

June 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Buyer saves Millen hospital from closing

Set to close in June, Optim Medical Center-Jenkins announced Monday that it had been sold to GA Medical Holdings Corp.

June 20, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Pizza Hut, Hardee's robbed

Statesboro police are unsure if two armed robberies at fast food restaurants over the weekend are related.

June 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Splash's wave pool ready to open

The delays caused by finicky weather, complicated construction and other factors are over: The wave pool at Splash in the Boro will be ready for ...

June 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Low Country now full-service Kubota dealer

Since introducing its first tractor to the United States in 1969, Kubota products have continued to gain popularity. Kubota filled a product void in the ...

June 19, 2017 | | Local


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Susan Cox is re-elected to Georgia Bar board

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Handel, Ossoff make last appeals in Georgia's 6th Congressional District race

ROSWELL - Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff are making their final arguments in the Georgia 6th Congressional District race that offers a potential preview ...

June 19, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


NAACP wants superintendent out

The executive board of the Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP voted last week to ask the Bulloch County Board of Education not to renew ...

June 17, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Clubs beautify community during National Garden Week

An often quoted saying, "bloom where you're planted," extols a timely message, but perhaps the adage could add an additional thought: "Once you've ...

June 17, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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