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Banquet notes advance of black businesses in area

About 300 people came out on Saturday to participate in the third annual African American Business Owner's Coalition awards banquet. The event, held at the Russell Union Ballroom on the campus of Georgia Southern University, recognized the achievements of several prominent Statesboro business owners. It also offered information and motivation for economic and community development.

April 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


OTC names GOAL student

Laura "Molly" Bickerton, a radiologic technology student at Ogeechee Technical College, was named local winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) at a luncheon held Monday at Ogeechee Tech. The announcement was made by Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Tech.

April 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Whitesville spokesperson questions Bulloch Jail expansion at Commission meeting

Bulloch County Commissioners voted Tuesday to allow Bulloch County EMS to convey a surplus ambulance to Ogeechee Technical College for use in training EMTs.

April 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


After tornado, Atlanta officials assess damage

ATLANTA - With most of the city's downtown tourism infrastructure damaged by a tornado, officials are scrambling to make sure no upcoming conventions move to other cities.

April 01, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Portal Clyde's gets $25,000

Georgia Lottery retailer Clyde's Market in Portal received last week a $25,000 retailer incentive bonus for selling a Mega Millions jackpot ticket.

April 01, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Veterans town hall meeting is Wednesday

Georgia 12th District Congressman John Barrow will hold a town hall meeting for veterans on Wednesday in Statesboro. The gathering is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. at the Honey Bowen Building.

April 01, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch deputies complete training

Four Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies recently completed training at the Georgia Peace Officers Training Center in Forsyth, said Capt. Howard Nesmith.

April 01, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Brooklet Elementary holds a 'Snow Day'

March 30, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


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


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Train derailment closes roads in downtown Statesboro

Police rerouted traffic from South Main and Fair Road for about an hour and a half Wednesday after a train derailment.

May 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ogeechee Technical College set to host Go Back. Move Ahead. event

Many Ogeechee Technical College students are going back to college to finish their degrees and the state of Georgia is hoping more adults will do so. Today, less than 45 percent of our state's workforce is prepared to meet the demands of Georgia employers, creating a need for an additional 250,000 graduates above and beyond current graduation rates just to meet the demand and remain economically competitive.

May 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


School superintendent gets two-year contract extension

Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson recently signed a two-year extension of his contract with the Bulloch County Board of Education. The new contract picks up at the end of his current two-year contract, which has one year remaining.

May 26, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Request withdrawn for RV park rezone proposal

Plans for a proposed RV park near a Bulloch County private school are on hold as the property owners "regroup" and review their options.

May 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sheriff's Foundation gets an unexpected gift

Last December I wrote a series of columns featuring business leaders who are known as much for what they give back to the community as they are for their business. One of those featured was James "Bubba" Revell, owner of the Country Store and Country Store Flooring.

May 25, 2015 | | Local


Statesboro council to discuss alcohol ordinance at work session Wednesday

Whether any patrons under age 21 can enter "bars" and "nightclubs" will be one question when Statesboro City Council holds a work session on the proposed new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

May 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Hospital names employee of the year

Whitney Jones was named recently the 2014 Employee of the Year for East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

May 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


World War II bomber pilot speaks at Memorial Day celebration

Teaching the younger generation the importance of freedom and its price is a key reason to observe Memorial Day, said author and World War II veteran Paul Grassey as he gave an inspirational speech during Monday's Memorial Day celebration, held in the Averitt Center's Emma Kelly Theater.

May 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Oh, the places they'll go

Ogeechee Technical College handed out more than 1,000 degrees, diplomas, certificates and GED diplomas to more than 350 students during its commencement Thursday at Hanner Fieldhouse on Georgia Southern University's campus. Heather Abbott, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing and a certified peer counselor with the Amputee Coalition of America, was the keynote speaker.

May 24, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Marty Waters case: One year later

It's been more than a year since Dr. Ken LeCain took over as principal at Statesboro High School.

May 24, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


World War II bomber pilot focuses on big picture

Paul Grassey, who piloted a baker's dozen B-24 bombing runs over Europe during World War II and helped get the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force off the ground, talks in detail but focuses on the big picture of war and remembrance.

May 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Update: Police locate Oliver children

Thanks to publicity on news outlets and social media, the four Oliver children were turned over to other family members by the parents and then given to the Department of Family Chidlrens Services, Jared Akins, chief deputy for the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, said Saturday afternoon.

May 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Another honor for the late Dr. Leila Denmark

The legacy of Portal's Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark will be honored yet again, this time with the naming of Forsyth County's sixth high school.

May 22, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


'Be a catalyst of hope'

A survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings gave graduates a message of hope and inspiration Thursday evening during the Ogeechee Technical College 2015 Spring Commencement ceremony.

May 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wheelchair-bound man killed in Screven crash

A fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer in Screven County Wednesday afternoon took the life of a man riding a wheelchair from Augusta to Savannah to raise awareness for people with disabilities.

May 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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