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Serna sentenced to a year in jail

Georgia Southern University associate professor Dr. Juan Serna, convicted in January of sexual and drug offenses against a former student, faces a year in jail.

March 29, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Metter man wins $500,000 playing the lottery

March 29, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Life celebration event to be held for Capt. Bennie Rushing

A life celebration event is being planned for long-time Bulloch County Sheriff's Office employee Capt. Bennie Rushing, who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

March 29, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Locals remember 'Mr. Paul' Nessmith

Former Georgia Rep. and Bulloch County native Paul E. Nessmith is remembered by friends as a dedicated man who stood up for agriculture during his years in legislature. Nessmith, 99, died Wednesday under hospice care at his home in the Westside community.

March 28, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


iGot a record setting campaign; anonymous donor gives $100,000

Ogeechee Technical College announced Thursday that their annual fund raising effort, iGot, raised $313,558 during a record setting campaign. Included in that total was a $100,000 gift by a family who chose to remain anonymous until they decide what special project or scholarship they would fund.

March 28, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Boro Snapshot - St. Patrick's Day in Savannah

Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 1 and 3. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

March 27, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


More than 400 invitations sent for Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala

In anticipation of the 20th anniversary of the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala, more than 400 invitations were sent Monday to past recipients, 2008 honorees and sponsors of the esteemed event.

March 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sheriff's officials: Man wanted for N.J. molestations may be in Bulloch

Sheriff's officials believe a man wanted on multiple child molestation charges in New Jersey is in the Bulloch County area, and hope citizens can provide information needed to take him into custody.

March 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tour de Georgia coming to Statesboro

The Tour de Georgia is coming to Statesboro.

March 27, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Local


More than 1,000 attend GSU Math Tournament

Some of the best mathematics students from public, private and parochial schools in Southeast Georgia gathered over the weekend at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse. Their purpose: to compete and "cipher" for top honors in the college's 20th Annual Regional Math Tournament.

March 27, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Police hope citizens can provide information in armed robbery case

The fact that Clyde's Market #74 is within sight of the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department apparently did not phase a man whom investigators said robbed the store early Sunday.

March 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal centennial plays nearly 'sellouts'

Where in the world is Portal? It's "on the map," citizens say.

March 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Main Street Institute hosted in Statesboro

Main Street directors from all over Georgia are converging on Statesboro for their annual Main Street Institute. Formerly called Main Street Training 101, the event gives directors the hands-on training they need to master the Main Street approach to downtown revitalization.

March 26, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


State bar president urges judicial raises

ATLANTA – The ever-widening compensation gap between Georgia's judges and attorneys in private practice is threatening the tradition of the state's "best and brightest" lawyers serving as judges, State Bar of Georgia President Gerald M. Edenfield told a special State Senate Appropriations subcommittee Monday.

March 26, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


After play, cast joins friends, local dignitaries for reception

After a successful presentation Saturday, the cast of "Between Hopeulikit and Piddleville: Portal Celebrates 100" joined friends and state and local dignitaries for a reception in the Portal Elementary School cafeteria.

March 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Rodeo crowd fills the stands

The stands were filled to capacity Saturday night as the second round of the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo drew people from all over the world to compete or watch the fun.

April 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Palmetto Pipeline fight goes to Richmond Hill

Along the proposed Palmetto Pipeline route, from places such as Sylvania and Springfield, concerned residents will drive Tuesday to Richmond Hill for the first real Georgia Department of Transportation hearing on the project.

April 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


'Sunny Side Up' named Best Film at Statesboro Film Festival

A film about a man whose life is marred by memories of past tragedies was named Best Film Friday night at the 2015 Statesboro Film Festival, held at the Emma Kelly Theater in downtown Statesboro.

April 18, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Teen charged with posing as female, exploiting minor

A teenage boy posing as a girl on Facebook was arrested on charges he used the social media site to sexually exploit a minor.

April 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU Museum spotlights ‘The Great War’

An exhibit at the Georgia Southern University Museum sounds out the horrific events of 100 years ago, revealing a war that not only left more human beings dead than any before it but brought changes in civilization that echo today.

April 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Jim Healy: Join us for 7th annual film festival tonight

For the past few 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 seventh film festival.

April 17, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


Brunson to file appeal after termination

An attorney representing former Statesboro police major Scott Brunson said he plans to file an appeal Friday on his client's behalf.

April 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal races to save historical sites

With historic buildings and sites at risk and in need of repair, the Portal Heritage Society is seeking ways to raise money and breathe new life into the town's annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival.

April 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro council to revisit city alcohol rules

Statesboro City Council is slated to resume Tuesday looking at possibilities for a revised Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, after putting the topic on pause while events in Statesboro inspired a pending change in state law.

April 15, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Saying thanks to 911 operators

Bulloch County 911 operators are being celebrated this week as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week unfolds, but that doesn't mean the work load will lighten.

April 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local man suffers copperhead bite

An elderly man bitten on the hand by a venomous snake Wednesday afternoon was flown to Savannah for treatment.

April 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

ATLANTA - Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Emanuel hospital to shut delivery unit

Dr. Roslyn Banks-Jackson worries about what will happen in Emanuel County when Emanuel Medical Center shuts its labor and delivery unit.

April 14, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Woman burned before buried

A woman whose remains were found Friday behind an abandoned house in Jenkins County had been burned before being buried in a shallow grave, said Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.

April 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Taser struggle ends in fleeing suspect's arrest

A man who officials said fought with a deputy and knocked a Taser from the deputy's hand during a foot chase Wednesday finally was subdued and charged with felony drug possession.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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