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City and state officials to investigate firefighters’ handling of deadly S.C. blaze

CHARLESTON, S.C. - How did a trash fire in an outdoor bin manage to spread to a furniture store and explode into a raging inferno that killed nine firefighters? And why were as many as 16 firefighters inside the place when the roof came down?

July 05, 2007 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press Writer | Local


High Hope volunteers help keep GSU's Botanical Garden beautiful

Every Wednesday at noon, a group of volunteers comes to Georgia Southern Botanical Garden to help keep the grounds looking good for visitors. The Garden relies on volunteers to help with maintenance, plant sales, and festivals, but this group of volunteers is special: they come from High Hope, a facility in Statesboro for people with mental retardation and developmental disability (MRDD).

July 05, 2007 | BY STELLA STEWART Georgia Southern Botanical Garden Intern | Local


Communications drill to be held Saturday to practice in the event of an emergency

Amateur radio operators around the country, including locally in Bulloch County, will be taking part in a communications drill to practice in the event of a natural or manmade disaster.

July 05, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Bridge near Portal reopened after emergency repair

Emergency repairs to the bridge over Upper Lotts Creek on U.S. 80 west of Portal were completed Wednesday afternoon and the road reopened to traffic.

July 05, 2007 | By HOLLI BRAGG DEAL | Local


City adopts FY 2008 budget

The Statesboro City Council approved the city's budget for the upcoming fiscal year at their meeting Tuesday night following a discussion of the potential impact of funding from Bulloch County for the unincorporated fire tax district.

July 04, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Budget cuts would mean less road maintenance

Roads budget history

July 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch County Commission to hold hearing to gather input on the proposed budget

This evening, Bulloch County citizens will have the opportunity to review the county budget and offer input and opinions. Likely some will also offer views on Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch's recommendation to commissioners that taxes be increased to accommodate county needs.

July 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch rec tries to balance services with budget

Note: This is the second of a three-day series looking more in depth at Bulloch County's proposed budget and a possible tax increase.

July 04, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Local


Zoo Atlanta adopts orangutan orphan from Fort Wayne zoo

ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta is adopting an 8-month-old orphan orangutan from an Indiana children's zoo, officials said Tuesday.

July 04, 2007 | Associated Press | Local


Council expected to adopt budget tonight

The proposed budget does not include a tax increase and the city will roll back the millage rate later in the year to account for the property reevaluations done last year.

July 03, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Pennsylvania man steals tires off of two cars in Statesboro

A Pennsylvania man found an alternative to buying tires for his car, according to police. He came to Statesboro and stole them from similar vehicles parked at local businesses.

July 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


U.S. circumcision rate drops; immigration and attitude shifts are cited

SAN FRANCISCO - On the eighth day of her son's life, Julia Query welcomed friends and family to celebrate his birth and honor their Jewish heritage.

July 03, 2007 | By RACHEL KONRAD Associated Press Writer | Local


Balancing dollars and sense: County's sheriff works to provide services with funds available

While most Bulloch County government department heads handle one budget, Sheriff Lynn Anderson juggles four different budgets - for the Bulloch County Jail, the Sheriff's Department, Courthouse Security and the Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team.

July 03, 2007 | By HOLLI BRAGG DEAL | Local


Metter High pays tribute to former principal Chester Williams

Members of the Metter High Class of 1966 paid tribute to their beloved principal, Chester Williams of Statesboro, during a special tree dedication ceremony in the MHS Commons on Wednesday, June 6, at 5:30 p.m. More than 60 classmates, local officials, family and friends attended the event.

July 02, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Don’t toss that old computer!

In an effort to reduce the amount of dangerous elements found in electronic equipment making its way to landfills, Keep Bulloch Beautiful will be hosting an electronics recycling event on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30.

July 01, 2007 | Luke Martin | Local


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Harper Lee's classic to take Averitt stage

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, our nation still is wrestling with the repercussions of decisions our forefathers made multiple generations ago.

January 29, 2015 | By MELINDA ROELL Special to the Herald | Local


‘Man with gun’ call draws big police response

Police swarmed a local hotel Thursday afternoon when an anonymous caller claimed to have a gun, but after the building was evacuated, the caller was not found.

January 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County BOE taking steps to give schools control

The Bulloch County school system is taking steps toward a way of doing business that will give individual schools more say in how each spends its allotted money.

January 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County school bus hits car; no injuries reported

A Bulloch County school bus driver faces mandatory safety training after a collision Wednesday that resulted in no injuries.

January 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple

McRAE, Ga. - Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago.

January 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Ogeechee Tech student makes GOAL on way to second career

With more than 23 years behind him in retail management, Todd Humbert sought a second career in a medical field and discovered Ogeechee Technical College's echocardiography program. Now he will represent the college as this year's GOAL winner.

January 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Old River Road historical marker stolen

The Old River Road historical marker has been stolen, and the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help.

January 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County public safety, sheriff’s departments share needs

Bulloch County needs more deputies, more EMS staff, more firefighters and more money, according to county public safety leaders who spoke to Bulloch County commissioners during a lunchtime workshop Tuesday.

January 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Animal Shelter to reopen after parvo outbreak

The Bulloch County Animal Shelter is expected to reopen to the public next week after a serious bout with canine parvovirus.

January 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Juveniles arrested in Candler County Boys & Girls Club arson case

Metter police arrested two young boys Monday on arson and burglary charges in connection with a fire that damaged the home of the Boys & Girls Club of Candler County.

January 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County's ‘extraordinary ordinary’

History remembers R.P. "Bob" Mikell as one of the last "ordinaries" in Bulloch County.

January 26, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Brave new Galactic store in Statesboro

With a digital colorist promoting a new comic book, cosplay enthusiasts looking as if they stepped out of a fantasy calendar, Beta testing of a table-top role-playing game up front, and tournaments of Yu-Gi-Oh! and Star War's X-Wing in back, Galactic Comics & Games' grand opening at its new location became a mini fan convention.

January 26, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - AT&T fixing conversion issues with Alltel

Cellphone companies provide easy punch lines for comedians. There was no exception last week when The Second City Comedy Club visited the Averitt Center.

January 26, 2015 | | Local


Students research civil rights deaths

ATLANTA - A black man shot while driving back to his Washington, D.C. home after attending an Army Reserve camp.

January 24, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

ATLANTA - A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.

January 24, 2015 | By RAY HENRY and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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