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City: Fire change yet to be negotiated

While Bulloch County officials recently voted to form their own fire services department, the Statesboro City Manager George Wood and Fire Chief Dennis Merrifield say that decision has yet to be negotiated.

December 30, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


County laying groundwork to start fire department

County leaders are still working out the numbers, but a decision was made: Bulloch County will have its own fire department.

December 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Metter High students stage brief walkout

A student walkout at Metter High School Friday was brief and all students were "in class on time," said Candler County School Superintendent Dr. Tom Bigwood.

December 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro High construction on schedule

Driving down Lester Road, passers by can see that construction site for the new Statesboro High School is crawling with construction workers, heavy equipment and tons of steel, cinder blocks and concrete.

December 28, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Sheriff: Store clerk stole shoplifter's card and made purchases

A convenience store clerk who nabbed three shoplifters did a little taking herself when she stole one of the offender's credit card, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

December 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro Snapshot - Unusual Christmas gifts

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:

December 27, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Eagle Scout Troop #332 celebrates four new members

Statesboro's First United Methodist Church Troop #332 held an Eagle Scout Ceremony for John Manack, Taylor Burke, Taylor Morgan and Blake Thompson on Dec. 9. The ceremony was held in the church's sanctuary and was well attended.

December 26, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bicyclist killed when hit by 18-wheeler on Hwy. 301 South

A Florida man riding a bicycle was killed Monday evening when an 18-wheeler struck him, reports stated.

December 26, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Keep Bulloch Beautiful recognized at national level

Keep Bulloch Beautiful was honored at the Keep America Beautiful National Conference held in Washington, D.C. on Friday, for their outstanding programs to prevent litter, beautify community environments, and reduce waste.

December 26, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Investigators: Five involved in drug trafficking arrested

After a two-year investigation, Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team investigators arrested five suspects they said were involved in drug trafficking.

December 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU basketball team starts outreach program to help students

December 26, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


17-year-old charged with molestation

A 17-year-old resident of Joseph's Home for Boys was jailed last week on child molestation charges after investigators determined he sexually assaulted another resident, sheriff's officials said.

December 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SEB named top achieving school

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox recently named Southeast Bulloch High School a Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement – one of 23 schools statewide to receive the award.

December 23, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Are toy recalls affecting the holidays?

Although hundreds of toys have been recalled this year due to lead paint concerns or choking hazards, the shelves in retail and specialty toy stores remain full. But one never knows when a toy will be recalled for one reason or another, and no one knows this better than Statesboro resident Deanna Hughes.

December 23, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Georgia Southern holds graduation ceremonies

Trey Carter quoted country legend June Carter Cash Friday as he encouraged graduates to follow their hearts. Carter, president and CEO of Acadia Healthcare, spoke during the 1 p.m. ceremony at Hanner Fieldhouse .

December 22, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Boys and Girls Club tours Sankofa Museum on Wheels

Editor's note: Makayla Rankins, the author of this article, is a fifth-grade student at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School.

March 29, 2015 | Makayla Rankins Herald Correspondent | Local


30 years of making reading fun

For over 30 years, Elaine McDuffie has been showing children and adults alike the joys of reading.

March 29, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Top percussion honors go to Langston Chapel eighth-grade band student

Robert Lloyd, an eighth-grade student at Langston Chapel Middle School, was recently selected as one of the state's best student percussionists by the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) and received the honor of first chair in one of two middle school-level all-state bands.

March 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


New Zaxby’s opens Monday

Zaxby's is opening its second location in Statesboro, the town where the brand started 25 years ago.

March 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Rick Allen to speak at Deen Day Smith banquet

The 2015 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet will feature Congressman Rick W. Allen as the keynote speaker.

March 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Budding Brooklet author earns high honor

Correction: In the original version of this article, the name of the contest printed as the "Ron L. Hubbard's Writers of the Future contest." The correct title is L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future contest. The Herald apologizes for this error.

March 28, 2015 | Brittani Howell | Local


Giving back to the Boro

Former Joseph's Home for Boys resident and current Baltimore Raven NFL player DeAngelo Tyson returned to his hometown this week to tackle an issue very close to his heart.

March 28, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Boro man charged with 16 auto break-ins

Statesboro Police investigating 16 vehicle break-in reports solved the cases Tuesday with two arrests.

March 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal’s field house, other schools’ projects move forward

Plans for a new field house at Portal Middle High School will move forward, along with 11 other projects from a recently prioritized list. Six of these, including the field house, will be ready for bids soon, the Bulloch County Board of Education heard Thursday.

March 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Baby death ruled accidental

The death of an infant Thursday was ruled accidental, according to autopsy results.

March 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


School budget talk involves local values, more counselors

In deciding how much money to budget to each school, Bulloch County Board of Education officials are discussing a formula that would provide more money for counselors than the state does.

March 26, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Bus driver OK after accident

The driver of a school bus involved in a crash Wednesday night was released from the hospital, but will remain out of work a couple days in order to recuperate from her minor injuries, said Bulloch County Schools spokesperson Hayley Greene.

March 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Suspect held in Claxton man’s murder

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a man in connection to a Tuesday homicide in Evans County.

March 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro PD investigating infant death

Statesboro Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an infant inside a home on South College Street in Statesboro.

March 26, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local


5 children taken to ER after bus accident

Five children from Langston Chapel Elementary School were transported to East Georgia Regional Medical Center following a school bus accident early Wednesday evening, but there were no reports of serious injury and all were later released.

March 25, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


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