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Portal Middle/High loves ‘Miss Hattie’

Everyone at Portal Middle/High School knows "Miss Hattie."

May 18, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


DNA identifies ’02 rape suspect

DNA samples taken from an elderly rape victim in 2002 have led to a match: a man currently held in a Florida prison is suspected in the crime.

May 18, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Viewpoints: John Barrow represents unions – not workers

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 20 percent of eligible wage and salary workers in this country belonged to a labor union in 1983. By 2008, that number had dropped to 12.4 percent.

May 18, 2009 | | Local


Obama calls for understanding in Notre Dame speech

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - President Barack Obama strode head-on Sunday into the stormy abortion debate and told graduates at America's leading Roman Catholic university that both sides must stop demonizing one another.

Obama acknowledged that "no matter how much we want to fudge it ... the fact is that at some level, the views of the two camps are irreconcilable." But he still implored the University of Notre Dame's graduating class and all in the U.S. to stop "reducing those with differing views to caricature. Open hearts. Open minds. Fair-minded words. It's a way of life that always ...

May 17, 2009 | By JULIE PACE Associated Press Writer | Local


SHS senior named a ‘Gates Scholar’

Vicki Lewis gave the name "Imani" to her daughter because she sensed she would be special. Imani is taken from an African word that means faith or belief. And Imani has rewarded her mother's faith.

May 16, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Tip helps catch Statesboro shooting suspect

The capture Thursday of a Statesboro shooting suspect began with a tip in Portal.

May 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


850 Special Olympians compete in Statesboro

More than 850 athletes came out for the Special Olympics Area 13 Summer Games Friday at Georgia Southern University's Track Soccer complex. Area 13 is made up of 12 counties, including Bulloch, Candler and Evans.

May 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Portal looks for car thieves

Portal Police and Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking suspects in the theft of four vehicles Monday from Lovett's Auto Sales on U.S. 80 West.

May 15, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - OTC Graduation; Splash in the Boro's new Flowrider attraction

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, May 15, 2009

May 15, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ogeechee Tech graduates celebrate at Commencement

Hundreds of Ogeechee Technical College students received diplomas Thursday night during OTC's annual Commencement exercises inside Hanner Fieldhouse on the campus of Georgia Southern University. Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel offered the keynote address, urging the graduates to use their education to better their own lives and the lives of everyone in their community and state.

May 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Raw video: Suzanne Tatum gives stirring rendition of National Anthem at OTC Commencement

Studio Statesboro host Suzanne Tatum sings the National Anthem at Ogeechee Technical College's commencement ceremony Thursday night at Hanner Fieldhouse.

May 15, 2009 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


Report: Office Max employee arrested on charges of theft

A woman who admitted making false refunds at her job at Office Max ended up behind bars after managers discovered her ruse, according to Statesboro Police reports.

May 14, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro Chrysler to stay open

Joe Davis got the news he expected Thursday morning, but he was relieved, nonetheless. Davis found out the Georgia Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership he owns on Highway 301 South was not one of the 789 dealerships across the nation Chrysler plans to close as part of its bankruptcy reorganization.

May 14, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Annual tourism meeting; Bryan Clark performs in the Studio

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, May 14, 2009

May 14, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police make fifth arrest in Luetta Moore Park shooting

Police locked down a local elementary school Thursday afternoon as they cornered a fugitive in a Garfield Street home. Statesboro Police officers took Dante Ravon Williams, 17, into custody, said Capt. Scott Brunson.

May 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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With Marsh, Statesboro keeps voice on Regents

Gov. Nathan Deal's appointment Friday of lawyer Laura Taulbee Marsh to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia means that the ...

June 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Man charged with domestic violence

A Savannah man involved in a domestic dispute Wednesday in Statesboro was arrested after police found him with marijuana "wax" in his possession.

June 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Coastal Courier reporter embedded with 3rd ID on exercises in Europe, Africa

Click here to read first-hand accounts here

June 24, 2016 | | Local


21 vie for Boro police chief

The city of Statesboro's search for a police chief, who will probably be hired by a new city manager, has drawn 21 applicants. Nine ...

June 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Marsh to join Georgia Board of Regents

A source close to the Georgia Board of Regents has confirmed that Statesboro attorney Laura Taulbee Marsh will be appointed to the board. That announcement ...

June 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


No injuries in structure fire on North Walnut St. in Statesboro

The cause of a Thursday morning fire in a two-story building on North Walnut St. in Statesboro is undetermined, but fire officials do not suspect ...

June 23, 2016 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Water bill hike OK’d

Statesboro City Council approved an increase Tuesday in the base charge for most water and sewer bills, but with a promise to create an equal ...

June 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Walk to End Alzheimer’s event tonight

The Alzheimer's Association invites residents to help reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Play opens Thursday night at Whitaker Theater

The summer stock season for the Averitt Center for the Arts opens Thursday night with the satirical play "Red, White, and Tuna." Performances are set ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local


5 killed in head-on crash west of Savannah

SAVANNAH - Five people died early Wednesday in a head-on crash between two cars on Interstate 16 west of Savannah.

June 22, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


GBI hopes sketches aid in locating home invasion suspects

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents released sketches on Wednesday of two home invasion suspects believed to have targeted a Pryor Road home in Newington on ...

June 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County Correctional Institute named best in state

The Bulloch County Correctional Institute was named best in the state during a recent awards ceremony hosted by the Georgia Department of Corrections.

June 21, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Heat advisory: Triple digits coming

The first official days of summer in the Bulloch County area are expected to bring intense heat and humidity, along with warnings from public safety ...

June 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woman arrested again for passing fraudulent checks

Statesboro police arrested a Sylvania woman on Friday who has a history of passing fraudulent checks and with identity theft, charging her again with two ...

June 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


8 arrested in Park Place fight

Statesboro police arrested eight people Saturday after responding to a reported fight at Park Place Apartments.

June 20, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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