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Keel cuts first melon at GSU

Around 300 people enjoyed the sweet taste of watermelon Wednesday as Dr. Brooks Keel sliced his first watermelon as president of Georgia Southern University, continuing a long-standing summer tradition.

July 07, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Local briefs: Baby pronounced dead; power outage; council meeting

Lightning arrester failure causes Boro power outage

July 06, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Woman drives her truck into local store

A woman plowed into a convenience store Saturday, destroying the storefront as well as a large amount of inventory. But fortunately, no one – including the infant she had in the vehicle – was injured.

July 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC sets record enrollment for summer quarter

Ogeechee Technical College kicked off summer quarter Tuesday with a record setting number of students.

July 06, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man arrested for allegedly stealing and selling metal

A man with several prior burglary and theft charges was arrested Monday after allegedly being caught stealing scrap metal from several Hopeulikit locations and selling it at a local junk yard.

July 01, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local businessmen file suit against city

A group of local businessmen filed a lawsuit earlier this week against the members of the Statesboro City Council, alleging they violated Georgia Open Meeting laws when they held meetings to discuss the 2011 city budget and the restructuring of the police and fire departments.

June 30, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Meth lab bust at local motel

After a week-long investigation following an anonymous tip, Statesboro Police Crime Suppression Unit investigators nabbed a man who had been making methamphetamine in a local motel, said Statesboro Police Commander John R. Holloway.

June 30, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Insight to local government

Economic development and the elimination of upper-level city positions were the main topics Tuesday as Statesboro and Bulloch County leaders fielded questions and offered insight as to how the local governments are faring.

June 29, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Celebrating the Fourth on the 3rd

Statesboro and Bulloch County's annual celebration of Independence Day comes a day early this year.

June 29, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Wild ride, big response

It was a wild early Saturday for a Mount Vernon cab driver, who hauled a man all the way to Chatham County just to find the man had no money for fare.

June 29, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Woman charged in prescription fraud

A woman who tried to obtain pain medicines using fictitious prescriptions was arrested after pharmacy workers discovered the prescriptions were false.

June 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police warn of auto break-ins

Pickup truck and large SUV owners should be especially careful, as thieves are targeting these types of vehicles in the latest round of automobile break-ins. Two more people were victimized over the weekend as offenders popped the locks on their vehicles in a local restaurant parking lot and took their valuables.

June 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Four qualify Monday for Bulloch BOE

Three newcomers and an incumbent qualified Monday for seats on the Bulloch County Board of Education. Incumbent Vernon Littles qualified to run for a second term in District 5.

June 28, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Tybee protest aims at drilling

Hundreds of people formed a line across Tybee Island's beach stretching as far as the eye could see Saturday, as a part of the worldwide Hands Across the Sand protest against offshore drilling.

June 28, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Hopefuls say AYP doesn't work

Two school superintendent candidates were recent guests on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show. Kira Willis, who is running as a Libertarian Party of Georgia candidate, and Brian Westlake, a Democrat, came on the show.

June 28, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


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Georgia lawmaker proposes 'noncitizen' licenses

ATLANTA - Georgia driver's licenses for immigrants with permission to be in the U.S. would be stamped with the word "noncitizen" under legislation introduced ...

February 25, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Benefit set for Saturday

A family-friendly fundraiser and benefit will use a bovine to play a rather unusual game – "Cow Patty Bingo."

February 25, 2017 | | Local


2017 STAR follows family footsteps

With the selection of Statesboro High School senior Neha Aggarwal, 17, as Bulloch County's 2017 district-level STAR student, her family has achieved a rare ...

February 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Protestors demand town hall meeting

"Listen to us." "I can't live without clean air and water." "You work for us too." "Stop deporting families." These were messages on signs ...

February 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Chase ends in PIT maneuver

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Thursday after a high-speed chase, finding him in possession of drugs and wanted on outstanding warrants.

February 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Christian conference targets women

Liz Corbett is founder of the Hearts Matter Conference Ministry at Connection Church in Statesboro. Inspired by Proverbs 4:23, Corbett said: "God instructs us ...

February 24, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Friends remember Devra Walker

Devra Proctor Walker, a well-known Statesboro businesswoman, died Thursday after a brief illness, leaving behind many friends and associates who remember her as a vibrant ...

February 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen hopes to vote on ACA replacement by Easter

Rep. Rick Allen hopes to vote for a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, before Easter, he said Friday.

February 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man charged in knife attack against wife

A Portal man is behind bars after allegedly stabbing his wife and neglecting an infant child. Warrants are to be executed against the wife as ...

February 24, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Savannah woman arrested on fake check charges

Statesboro police arrested a Savannah woman Wednesday on charges of executing a number of fictitious checks.

February 24, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Brown honored by Kiwanis Club

After chairing one of the most successful Kiwanis Ogeechee fairs in history, Statesboro Kiwanis member Wallace Brown should not have been surprised Thursday night when ...

February 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Devra Walker passes

Longtime Statesboro businesswoman Devra Walker died Thursday in Savannah, following a brief illness, according to Tracy Joiner, co-owner of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory. Joiner ...

February 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Target: Distracted drivers

Statesboro and Bulloch County saw a saturation of law enforcement Thursday morning as a "distracted driving awareness initiative" got underway. Troopers, officers and deputies pulled ...

February 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wyoming chief expected to lead Statesboro Police Department

City officials have identified one finalist for the job of Statesboro Police Department chief, Charles "Mike" Broadhead, currently chief of police in Riverton, Wyoming. Broadhead ...

February 23, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Cat’ coming to Averitt Center

Co-directors Mical Whitaker and Melinda Roell will bring Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to the Emma Kelly Theater this ...

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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