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Elderly Brooklet woman dies in house fire

85 year-old Francis McElveen has been identified as the victim of a Brooklt house fire Sunday. Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn said McElveen lived alone, although she had home caregivers who were not present when the fire started.

December 20, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man pleads guilty in Campus Crossings

The man suspected of murdering 19-year-old Brandie Danielle Davis at Campus Crossings in December of 2009 pled guilty in an appearance in Bulloch County Superior Court today. 18-year-old Darryl Anthony Priestly, charged with the strangulation murder, gave no motive and made no statement while entering the plea. Priestly plead guilty to charges of murder, tampering with evidence and giving false statements to police. He also waived all rights to future appeals. Bulloch County Superior Court Judge William Woodrum then sentenced Priestly to a life sentence on the murder charge and a total of 10 years to serve on the other ...

December 20, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU Football Notebook: UD's win not all in the scheme

NEWARK, Del. - The Delaware Blue Hens relied on a 4-2 front to plug the middle and an All-American safety named Anthony Bratton attacking the perimeter to slow the Georgia Southern triple option attack in Saturday's semifinal playoff game.

December 19, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Local


Eagles hit the end of the road

NEWARK, Del. - Delaware beat Georgia Southern with its own game.

December 18, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Local


Hill leaves legacy for more success

NEWARK, Del. - Carson Hill didn't have quite the career he wanted at Georgia Southern, but be believes he went out on a positive note, and hopefully will be looked upon as a guy who helped lay some building blocks for the program's future success.

December 18, 2010 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Local


Arrests made in Screven burglaries

Screven County Sheriff's Office investigators made four arrests last week in connection with several recent burglaries.

December 17, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


‘Arctic Express’ stops at Bulloch schools

A grant awarded to Brooklet Elementary School Teacher Becky Petkewich by the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education funded Thursday's holiday, educational performance of Tommy Johns' "Arctic Express."

December 16, 2010 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Jury selection set for Campus Crossings murder

Jury selection for the murder trial of Darryl Anthony Priestly, accused of killing a woman at her Campus Crossings apartment a year ago begins Monday, Jan. 10.

December 16, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A brain that knows no fear

NEW YORK - Meet SM, a 44-year-old woman who literally knows no fear.

December 16, 2010 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Local


Ronald McDonald helps Safe Haven have a merry Christmas

Ronald McDonald was a special guest during a Christmas Party Tuesday night at Cornerstone Church in Statesboro.

December 16, 2010 | | Local


So what exactly is a Fightin' Blue Hen?

When a Blue Hen fights an Eagle, anything could happen.

December 16, 2010 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Power of written word enshrined

American history came alive Tuesday inside the new Portal Middle/High School during a special ceremony to dedicate a "Freedom Shrine."

December 14, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Arctic blast chills Bulloch

While temperatures will rise this week and the worst is behind us, the weather will still be cold, experts say. Colder weather brings dangers in the form of frostbite, fires and mishaps due to icy surfaces, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

December 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Claxton High's nursery team scores well

CLAXTON - The Claxton High FFA Nursery/Landscape team competed against other schools from the surrounding area in the Central Region Nursery/Landscape Career Development event last month at Swainsboro High School.

December 14, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ruckus at Screven game causes forfeiture

SYLVANIA - A simple school rivalry heated up Saturday night when Screven County forfeited a home boys basketball game with Jenkins County after a brawl broke out among fans.

December 14, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


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UPDATE: Toddler reported drowned in pond at Mill Creek Park

A 3-year-old boy drowned in a pond at Mill Creek Regional Park late Wednesday afternoon. The Bulloch County coroner's staff had not released the ...

August 16, 2017 | | Local


Crime victim’s father and a lawyer ask city for new laws

Both Sean Strudgeon, whose son was recently the victim of an armed robbery and kidnapping from a Statesboro apartment, and an attorney spoke to City ...

August 16, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Can't see the solar eclipse?

LOS ANGELES - Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years.

August 16, 2017 | By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer | Local


City eyes tax increase to raise police pay

Statesboro City Council and Mayor Jan Moore are proposing an increase in the property tax millage rate, Statesboro's first in a decade, to fund ...

August 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


CrossRoads support group helps battle grief

In some fashion or another, it's an emotion everyone must face eventually. Some handle it better than others. Many struggle when grief rears its ...

August 15, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Brooklet Peanut Festival Saturday

Regardless of whether you like peanuts, Saturday promises a day full of food, fun and family as the 28th annual Brooklet Peanut Festival gives the ...

August 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Restaurant 'so yummy'

Last week, Adam Tsang quietly opened Soyumi (pronounced "So Yummy"), his family's newest restaurant in Statesboro.

August 14, 2017 | | Local


BOE millage rollback offsets county's lack of one

The Bulloch County Board of Education last week voted to roll back its millage rate a fraction to offset inflation in property values and avoid ...

August 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro attorneys named to State Bar committees

A number of Statesboro-based attorneys have been appointed to serve as members of various standing, special and program committees of the 49,000-member State Bar ...

August 14, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Augusta National sues to stop auction of green jackets

ATLANTA - The Georgia company that owns Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters golf tournament on Monday asked a judge to stop a golf memorabilia ...

August 14, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Guido Bible College starts Statesboro classes

Located on the campus of the Guido Evangelistic Association in Metter, Guido Bible College will open the doors of an additional training site in Statesboro ...

August 12, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Solar specs needed for safe viewing of eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - With the total solar eclipse right around the cosmic corner, eye doctors are going into nagging overdrive.

August 12, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Solar eclipse: No totality in Boro, still fascinating

People who expect to see the full effects of a total solar eclipse in Statesboro on Aug. 21 will be disappointed, but the eclipse tracing ...

August 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Health premiums rise for state workers, teachers

State employees and teachers will face an average premium increase of about 3.7 percent for coverage next year in the State Health Benefit Plan.

August 11, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Bulloch schools extend day for eclipse

If parents choose no other option, their children will remain at school longer than usual Aug. 21 in the Bulloch County school system. The schools ...

August 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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