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Brooklet Peanut Festival Pageant winners announced

The 19th Annual Brooklet Peanut Festival Princess Pageant was held Saturday at Brooklet Elementary School. There were 43 contestants entered overall. Here are the winners: 0-6 mos. - Ansley Kate Day; 7-18 mos. - Gracie LeFleur; 19-35 mos. - Hadley Zeigler; 3-4 years - Jayla Phillips; 5-6 years - Haley Miles; 7-9 years - Madison Morgan; 10-12 years - Anna Miles; 13-15 years - Alaina Palmer; 16 and up - Rachel Spivey.

August 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


County: Only fire district residents will receive slight tax increase

Mention the words "fire" and "taxes" to some Bulloch County citizens, and tempers flare. Despite published reports and advertisements regarding the proposed tax increase for the "fire tax district", some citizens are still confused about how the proposed tax increase will affect them.

August 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local theater season gearing up

The Emma Kelly Theater is gearing up for its 2008-09 theater season that Averitt Center officials call "designed to please."

August 25, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bypass to shift onto newly constructed lanes Wednesday

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that northbound traffic on the east Statesboro Bypass (U.S. 301/ SR 73 Bypass) will be permanently shifted onto the newly constructed lanes on Wednesday, Aug. 13.

August 24, 2008 | Sepcial to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Water at Football Practice; The Phil & Jake Show: Presidential Campaign

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, August 8, 2008

August 23, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


BA kicks off the new school year Friday

Bulloch Academy headmaster Dr. Brenda Riley, left, listens to Isabella Toms, right, as she talks about what she enjoyed during the first morning of school Friday. Every year on the first day of school, kindergarten teacher Ashley Brannen, center, brings her new students to meet the school's headmaster and office staffs. Also pictured are (second from right) Harrison Kennedy, Garris Boykin, Rebecca Nessmith and Helen Gutierrez.

August 23, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Boiling Peanuts; Joe Anderson's Studio performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, August 7, 2008

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


York: Man arrested on drug charges after moving near elementary school

A man under investigation since March for drug dealing was arrested sooner than expected after he moved across the street from an elementary school, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

August 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Dos Primos cited for selling alcohol to underage persons

A local restaurant was cited by state agents for selling alcohol to underage persons Wednesday.

August 22, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


New attractions at the Brooklet Peanut Festival Aug. 16

There will be a few new attractions at the upcoming 19th Annual Brooklet Peanut Festival, but some things never change, said spokeswoman Jeanette Lafond. What will remain the same is the fun people have attending the event.

August 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch farmers hoping for rain within next 10 days

Bulloch County farmers are looking to the skies in hopes rain will fall, knowing if there is no precipitation over the next 10 days, their crops could suffer.

August 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - School Bus Depot; Peanut harvest about to begin

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, August 6, 2008

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


Hearing for Dustin Coulter in Futch case moved to November

The hearing for a man accused of participating in the murder of a Bulloch County couple in the fall of 2005 has been moved to November, according to records with the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's office.

August 21, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


109 Bulloch buses hit the road for the 08-09 school year

August 21, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Sheriff: 26 entering auto cases in Bulloch since June 1

It's hot, and so tempting to leave your car windows down in the heat, but is it safe? No, says Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

August 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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'Be a catalyst of hope'

A survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings gave graduates a message of hope and inspiration Thursday evening during the Ogeechee Technical College 2015 Spring Commencement ceremony.

May 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wheelchair-bound man killed in Screven crash

A fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer in Screven County Wednesday afternoon took the life of a man riding a wheelchair from Augusta to Savannah to raise awareness for people with disabilities.

May 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE rejects superintendent’s personnel list

The Bulloch County Board of Education split 4-3 over a vote on personnel last week, rejecting an entire list of recommendations from Superintendent Charles Wilson.

May 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Brunson returns to Statesboro police

Former Statesboro police major Scott Brunson, who appealed his termination last month, will return to the department as a detective, Brunson's attorney Dan Snipes confirmed Wednesday.

May 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City adopts new water and sewer billing rules

New rules that Statesboro City Council approved Tuesday restrict water bill adjustments for city employees and their families but also provide a waiver of late charges for customers with previously spotless five-year payment histories.

May 20, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman critical after crash

A crash that closed a portion of Veteran's Memorial Parkway Wednesday morning resulted in a Statesboro woman being airlifted to a Savannah hospital for treatment of critical injuries.

May 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal responds to wastewater violations

Portal city officials are working towards improving wastewater disposal and maintenance issues after the Georgia Environmental Protection Division mandated changes following an unpermitted discharge and sewage spill.

May 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


DOT commissioner denies Palmetto Pipeline certificate

Georgia Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry issued his decision Tuesday, denying Kinder Morgan a certificate that would have given the company power to force the sale of easements of private land to build the Palmetto Pipeline.

May 19, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


One legend tells of another

The Bulloch County Historical Society hosted a special guest speaker Monday at its May lunchtime meeting. Highly esteemed and well-known in Bulloch County, William James stepped up to the podium to expound on his accomplishments in this area.

May 18, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local


A boot to local economy

Local tourism promoters and hospitality businesses hope that the Georgia Soccer State Cup Final Four, expected to bring nearly 2,500 people to Statesboro the last weekend in May, is a foretaste of more late-spring and summer sports events in the future.

May 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Man pleads guilty, gets life for Oak Hill murder

One of three men charged in the January 2014 murder of a woman during a home invasion robbery was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty Friday.

May 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Suspect known in Newington shooting death

While an arrest has not been made, authorities know the identity of a man suspected in the May 8 shooting death of a Newington man at his home.

May 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Shifting education focus critical to our future

Next week hundreds of excited and well prepared high school seniors will graduate from Bulloch County schools and enter the next phase of their lives.

May 18, 2015 | | Local


Marathon bombing survivor to speak at Ogeechee Tech graduation

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott will offer the keynote address Thursday evening during Ogeechee Technical College's spring commencement ceremony.

May 18, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


GSU trombonist selected for Disney college band

Eric Spencer, a junior trombone performance major from Augusta, Georgia, will spend 11 weeks this summer performing with top college musicians from around the country after winning the jazz trombone soloist chair in the 2015 Disneyland All-American College Band.

May 17, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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