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County Commissioner Bill Smith retires

After 14 years of budgets, zoning issues, road complaints, and exciting new county projects, Bill Smith stepped down from the Bulloch County Commission. Tuesday Smith was honored with a reception just before his successor Robert Rushing took over the reins by participating in his first commission meeting.

The drop-in reception from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at the Bulloch County Annex was open to the public. Refreshments were served and Smith was presented with a special gift from the commission.

January 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two teens taken into custody after robbery

Statesboro Police, responding to a call from Bulloch County Central 911, met with a man who said two juveniles robbed him of $14 and a cell phone. Within minutes Advanced Patrol Officer John Jones took the two juveniles into custody, charging them with strong arm robbery, battery, false imprisonment and unruly juvenile before taking them to jail.

January 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three area churches burglarized

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are teaming up with officers from other counties to solve a rash of church burglaries in Southeast Georgia. Three area churches were victimized recently, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

January 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Burglary arrests made Saturday

Statesboro Police arrested five men Saturday they said are responsible for a rash of burglaries in the area.

January 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tis the season – to recycle your Christmas tree

Bulloch County residents looking for an environmentally friendly way to dispose of their Christmas Tree can once again "Bring One for the Chipper" and turn their tree into mulch.

January 13, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Body of singer James Brown honored at historic Apollo Theater

NEW YORK - A white, horse-drawn carriage carried the body of music legend James Brown through the streets of Harlem on Thursday to the Apollo Theater, where a sea of people waited to say farewell to the ''Godfather of Soul.''

January 13, 2007 | By LARRY BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Trial set for Boro hostage suspects

Suspects in a Jan. 16 hostage incident that gained national attention will face Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed for a trial next month.

January 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ford achieved by chance what others strive for mightily

WASHINGTON - Gerald R. Ford was a man of limited ambition who, through bizarre circumstances never before experienced by the country, achieved an office that others win through the greatest determination and calculation.

January 13, 2007 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press Writer | Local


Check your fireworks, they may be illegal

A rule of thumb for New Year's Eve festivities: if it goes "bang" or "kaboom," it's likely illegal.

January 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro's Pizza Hut restaurant robbed Friday

Forget last-minute shopping for Christmas. For a Sylvania man Friday, it was more like last-minute robbing.

January 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


2007 Aspen is first Chrysler-branded SUV

Officials at DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler Group outside Detroit knew they had a problem when studies showed, year after year, a quarter of Chrysler owners were interested in sport utility vehicles. And, a majority of these SUV-minded owners were leaving Chrysler to get an SUV from a competitor.

January 11, 2007 | By ANN M. JOB For the Associated Press | Local


Former President Ford dies at 93

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Former President Gerald R. Ford, who declared ''Our long national nightmare is over'' as he replaced Richard Nixon but may have doomed his own chances of election by pardoning his disgraced predecessor, has died. He was 93.

January 11, 2007 | By JEFF WILSON Associated Press Writer | Local


James Brown’s body to lie at the Apollo Theater in New York City for last gig

NEW YORK - James Brown's music career will come full circle when his body is brought to rest on the stage of the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, where he made his explosive debut, and the world changed to his beat.

January 11, 2007 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | Local


Shoppers hit stores looking for post-Christmas sales

Armando Moran missed the after Thanksgiving sales earlier this year, so he wasn't going to pass up a second chance to save some money as he and others hit the stores early Tuesday morning looking for after Christmas sales.

January 10, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Man takes cash not chicken from KFC

Statesboro Police are looking for a man they said snatched a handful of cash from KFC Sunday.

January 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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‘Stabby Stabby Stab Stab’ wins Best Film, Viewers' Choice

A film that captures the funny side of fear won Best Film as well as Viewers' Choice during the sixth annual Statesboro Film Festival, held Thursday night at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

April 17, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man charged in 2013 double fatal crash

A Brooklet man was charged last week with vehicular homicide more than a year after an Evans County accident that took the lives of two Swainsboro residents.

April 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


GSU to host Human Rights Conference featuring Botswana ambassador

Georgia Southern University will host a Human Rights Conference on Saturday featuring Dr. Tebelelo Mazile Seretse, the ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the United States, as the keynote speaker.

April 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU anthropology professor honored in memorial service

Georgia Southern University faculty members and students celebrated the life of a longtime anthropology professor who recently died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

April 17, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Film festival set for Thursday

For the past two years, I guaranteed that if you went to the Statesboro Film Festival you would have a great time or your $5 would be refunded. No one has taken me up on the refund, yet, and I'm confident no one will if they go to tonight's sixth film festival.

April 16, 2014 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Stormwater study moves forward

City Council voted Tuesday to proceed with the second half of a study that prepares Statesboro for a city stormwater department and a monthly fee to fund it.

April 16, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


2 arrested; 9 pounds of pot seized

State and local officers seized nine pounds of marijuana Tuesday along with guns and cocaine when they served a search warrant in Clito.

April 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


GSU football player charged in pot bust

A Georgia Southern University football player bit a police officer during a drug bust Tuesday and was subdued by a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

April 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


City ponders larger raise for employees

Improvement in the economy after years of austerity has led to a discussion of whether the city of Statesboro should give its employees a 2.5 percent raise instead of a smaller raise and another one-time bonus.

April 15, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Choose your favorite film

Which film will earn Best Film at the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival?

April 15, 2014 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Bulloch County dedicates new EMS/fire station

BROOKLET - City, county and state officials, along with a number of emergency responders, gathered inside the bay doors of the new Bulloch County EMS/Fire Station No. 7 while rain fell outside Tuesday morning.

April 15, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Georgia officials approve tuition increases

DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

April 15, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Masters gives Statesboro hotels a nice 'bump'

Every now and then it is good to get out of the Boro and get a different perspective. One of my favorite places to get a feel of how the "ordinary Georgians" are doing is Bennie's Red Barn on St. Simons Island.

April 14, 2014 | | Local


Clubhouse adding racing

Work recently began on The Clubhouse grounds to add not only an eco-friendly, electronically controlled go cart track, but also fields for soccer training and competition.

April 14, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bitter court feud over sweet Vidalia onions

SAVANNAH - No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia's premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned sweet, delectable taste.

April 14, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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