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Candidates spar in the Boro

Candidates discussed states rights, the fair tax, illegal immigration and mercury in Georgia's freshwater fish during Friday night's Statesboro Republican Primary Gubernatorial Debate. About 325 citizens and supporters came out to Statesboro High to hear five of the seven GOP candidates for governor stake out their positions on statewide issues.

May 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Handel, McBerry explain positions

Gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel wasn't on stage Friday night for the Republican candidate debate at Statesboro High, but she did appear earlier Friday on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show to explain why. And appearing immediately after Handel was the reason why - Ray McBerry.

May 07, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


May 8 - Statesboro Police Arrests Leon Mark Owens, 40, Westside Mobile Home Park – speeding, driving

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

May 07, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Semi snags power lines, causes power outage, fire

A semi truck driver pulled into the parking lot of an abandoned livestock auction barn on Stockyard Road Friday afternoon, snagging low-hanging power lines and snapping a utility pole. A portion of Statesboro was without power for about 30 minutes to an hour until repairs were made.

May 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bowing heads, bending knees

The sun was bright and a slight breeze eased the heat as about 150 people gathered on the Bulloch County Courthouse Square to celebrate the National Day of Prayer.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deputies apprehend suspect sought in recent meth bust

A man Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies sought in relation to selling methamphetamine is behind bars, arrested Wednesday, according to reports.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


York: Reported rape a false claim

A teenage girl who reported being raped over the weekend is behind bars on charges of making false reports, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Saturday

Letter carriers throughout the nation will be collecting nonperishable food Saturday, May 8, as part of the Letter Carrier Food Drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers and National Rural Letter Carrier Association.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GOP forum Friday at SHS

Six candidates for Georgia governor and more than 20 other Republican hopefuls running for state offices will be in Statesboro today for a candidate "Meet and Greet" and gubernatorial debate at Statesboro High School.

May 06, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Woman, 3-year-old son dead after accident

A man remains in critical condition after a Monday afternoon traffic accident that took the lives of his girlfriend and her 3-year-old son. An infant who was strapped into a car seat survived.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Saving Graces opens Friday at Averitt

The first guest on Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Rebecca Kennerly, who told host Phil Boyum about Friday's "Saving Graces" show at the Averitt Center. The show will feature four solo women performers - Kennerly, Dr. Betty Smith Franklin, Susan Jackson and Kay Watkins - each telling a story about a woman's passionate journey of love, loss, and redemption.

May 05, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Statesboro Police investigating reported rape of 16-year-old

Statesboro Police are investigating a reported rape an abduction after a 16-year-old girl told them two males sexually assaulted her in a local hotel room.

May 05, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Are you eating contaminated fish?

Fish has always been touted as a healthy food, but pollution has introduced a danger that makes fish caught from some areas less than safe if eaten in abundance.

May 05, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


McElwee announces bid for House seat

Brooklet resident Tom McElwee isn't a member of the TEA Party, but he said he supports their views in that there is too much government. Big government is taking money from family budgets, and he hopes if he is elected to the District 158 Georgia House of Representatives seat, he can make changes in that area.

May 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC, SC college to work together

An agreement signed Tuesday will allow students who earn an associate's degree in Ogeechee Technical College's Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management program to complete a Bachelors degree in the Hotel/Restaurant Management program at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

May 04, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


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Bulloch REACH scholars chart path to college

Bulloch County Schools recently honored six new REACH Georgia Scholars at a signing ceremony at the Board of Education's central office. Each scholar now ...

November 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County superintendent gets 1-year contract

By a 5-1 vote after two of the eight members left during a protracted meeting Thursday night, the Bulloch County Board of Education extended Superintendent ...

November 18, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Statesboro World War II veteran recounts time in Italy

For most, information pertinent to World War II is but a faint memory from a history class. A limited few can recall details as broadcast ...

November 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro twins face double trouble

Twin brothers were arrested Thursday on outstanding warrants after appearing in traffic court.

November 17, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bulloch welcomes new 4-H leader

One of Bulloch County's own has traveled full circle as Susannah Martin Lanier, a passionate 4-H member in her school days, joins the Bulloch ...

November 17, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


2017 Farm City Week in Bulloch County - 'Never too busy to help'

(Note: Look for a more in-depth story on Wade Hodges and his family in the Thanksgiving edition of the Herald on Thursday.)

November 17, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Georgia congressman still pushing for Savannah harbor funds

SAVANNAH – A Georgia congressman said Friday the state's lawmakers still hope to boost federal funding to deepen the busy shipping channel to the Port ...

November 17, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Listening to God

Bulloch County resident and Southeast Bulloch High School graduate Bryan Piet admits that he was a rebellious and defiant teen and often disrespected authority. But ...

November 16, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Metter homicide suspect remains at large

The search for a Metter man wanted on murder charges continues as Akeem Ajima Lanier remains at large.

November 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Shopping by Lantern Light 6-8 p.m. Tuesday

The Main Street Farmers Market will wrap up its 10th season with a final regular weekly market Saturday morning and then put a bow on ...

November 16, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


OTC breaks ground for Workforce Training

Contractor crews had real groundwork underway when officials ceremonially turned shovels Wednesday on Ogeechee Technical College's sixth major building, the $10 million, almost 35 ...

November 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Piebald buck bagged near Brooklet

The text message Brooklet resident Travis Wilson received Wednesday morning was only two words, but he knew what they meant to his friend Jim Doud.

November 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Please take the Statesboro Herald's reader survey

More than 200 people have filled out a survey about the Statesboro Herald in the past two weeks and Penny Marz now has a $100 ...

November 15, 2017 | By JIM HEALY | Local


‘Jury’ scam returns to Bulloch

A familiar scam seems to have taken on renewed life recently in Statesboro and Bulloch County, as a number of school board employees and local ...

November 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SPD arrests 2 men with cocaine at Walmart

Responding to a report of illegal drug activity at the Walmart Supercenter Monday night, Statesboro police arrested two men on cocaine charges.

November 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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