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Candidates spar in the Boro

Candidates discussed states rights, the fair tax, illegal immigration and mercury in Georgia's freshwater fish during Friday night's Statesboro Republican Primary Gubernatorial Debate. About 325 citizens and supporters came out to Statesboro High to hear five of the seven GOP candidates for governor stake out their positions on statewide issues.

May 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Handel, McBerry explain positions

Gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel wasn't on stage Friday night for the Republican candidate debate at Statesboro High, but she did appear earlier Friday on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show to explain why. And appearing immediately after Handel was the reason why - Ray McBerry.

May 07, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


May 8 - Statesboro Police Arrests Leon Mark Owens, 40, Westside Mobile Home Park – speeding, driving

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

May 07, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Semi snags power lines, causes power outage, fire

A semi truck driver pulled into the parking lot of an abandoned livestock auction barn on Stockyard Road Friday afternoon, snagging low-hanging power lines and snapping a utility pole. A portion of Statesboro was without power for about 30 minutes to an hour until repairs were made.

May 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bowing heads, bending knees

The sun was bright and a slight breeze eased the heat as about 150 people gathered on the Bulloch County Courthouse Square to celebrate the National Day of Prayer.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deputies apprehend suspect sought in recent meth bust

A man Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies sought in relation to selling methamphetamine is behind bars, arrested Wednesday, according to reports.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


York: Reported rape a false claim

A teenage girl who reported being raped over the weekend is behind bars on charges of making false reports, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Saturday

Letter carriers throughout the nation will be collecting nonperishable food Saturday, May 8, as part of the Letter Carrier Food Drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers and National Rural Letter Carrier Association.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GOP forum Friday at SHS

Six candidates for Georgia governor and more than 20 other Republican hopefuls running for state offices will be in Statesboro today for a candidate "Meet and Greet" and gubernatorial debate at Statesboro High School.

May 06, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Woman, 3-year-old son dead after accident

A man remains in critical condition after a Monday afternoon traffic accident that took the lives of his girlfriend and her 3-year-old son. An infant who was strapped into a car seat survived.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Saving Graces opens Friday at Averitt

The first guest on Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Rebecca Kennerly, who told host Phil Boyum about Friday's "Saving Graces" show at the Averitt Center. The show will feature four solo women performers - Kennerly, Dr. Betty Smith Franklin, Susan Jackson and Kay Watkins - each telling a story about a woman's passionate journey of love, loss, and redemption.

May 05, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Statesboro Police investigating reported rape of 16-year-old

Statesboro Police are investigating a reported rape an abduction after a 16-year-old girl told them two males sexually assaulted her in a local hotel room.

May 05, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Are you eating contaminated fish?

Fish has always been touted as a healthy food, but pollution has introduced a danger that makes fish caught from some areas less than safe if eaten in abundance.

May 05, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


McElwee announces bid for House seat

Brooklet resident Tom McElwee isn't a member of the TEA Party, but he said he supports their views in that there is too much government. Big government is taking money from family budgets, and he hopes if he is elected to the District 158 Georgia House of Representatives seat, he can make changes in that area.

May 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC, SC college to work together

An agreement signed Tuesday will allow students who earn an associate's degree in Ogeechee Technical College's Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management program to complete a Bachelors degree in the Hotel/Restaurant Management program at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

May 04, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


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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


State DOT offers $450,000 – if Statesboro wins national contest

The Georgia Department of Transportation has committed $450,000 for sidewalk and other improvements on the Blue Mile of South Main Street – if Statesboro wins ...

February 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Eagle ROTC wins MacArthur Award, again

Georgia Southern University's ROTC program has again been recognized with the MacArthur Award as one of the top eight programs in the U.S ...

February 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch commissioners talk trash

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners talked trash during a workshop Tuesday morning, deciding to repeat an "attention-getting" tactic used in one area this month ...

February 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven bags ELK's 100 jobs

ELK Group International, a Pennsylvania-based designer and importer of lighting fixtures, is outfitting a former yarn mill in Sylvania as a distribution center projected to ...

February 20, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'Work It' empowers

The inaugural class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Leadership Academy recently hosted a one-day conference, 'Work It,' dedicated to empowering women through personal and ...

February 20, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Perfect combo: Eagle Creek, Painted Chef

When local entrepreneur Franklin Dismuke purchased the 13,000-square-foot building downtown to build what is now Eagle Creek Brewery, he had no idea what a ...

February 20, 2017 | | Local


Boro's Bobby Jones a Faces of Manufacturing nominee

Bobby Jones, from Statesboro and now manufacturing manager at the Koyo Bearings plant in Sylvania, is a nominee to be one of the Faces of ...

February 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Historic assembly comes to Boro

The 83rd annual Georgia State Assembly of the Daughters of the American Colonists came to Statesboro over the weekend. The St. Philip's Parish Chapter ...

February 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


State on cusp of allowing direct sales by breweries

In 2017, craft breweries appear to be on the verge of getting just about everything they've wanted from the Georgia General Assembly in terms ...

February 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Daughter, grandson charged in elder abuse

A Candler County sheriff's investigator arrested a woman and her adult son after finding deplorable conditions when performing a welfare check on an elderly ...

February 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia House panel approves bill allowing guns on campus

ATLANTA - Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation that began advancing Thursday in the Georgia House despite the Republican ...

February 17, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Merger pending, Armstrong gets interim president

In news this week related to the merger of Armstrong State University with Georgia Southern University, an interim president has been appointed to lead Armstrong ...

February 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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