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North Georgia sheriff arrested on cover-up charges

ATLANTA - A north Georgia sheriff was behind bars Tuesday morning, charged with lying to state investigators to protect a deputy accused of firing shots into the home of his wife's lover.

August 15, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


City council members Britt, Lewis, Morris to seek re-election

All three incumbents of the Statesboro City Council up for re-election this November say they plan to seek to keep their jobs.

August 15, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Watermelon for 175

When Ogeechee Technical College received a donation of watermelons, they wanted to find a way to use them to help the community. After holding a lunch for Joseph's Home for Boys last week and then a faculty appreciation watermelon cutting this week, they still had watermelons left over.

August 14, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


New SEB school impressive; students, teachers to be delighted

Southeast Bulloch High School students are in for a treat Wednesday when they return to school. The newly constructed building is going to be a delight, officials say.

August 14, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch gets grant to boost work force

Bulloch County was awarded a $35,000 state grant to assist in earning a designation as a Certified Work Ready Community at an accelerated rate.

August 14, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Lutheran Church volunteers aid students

Volunteers at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Statesboro helped box up school supplies for area schools Sunday afternoon at the church. Members of the church and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans donated supplies to each area public school to help needy children. Classes at Bulloch County public schools begin Wednesday for the 2007-2008 school year.

August 13, 2007 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


SHS ready to open

While construction of both the new high school and adjacent roads and parking lots may seem like a mess, parents of Statesboro High School students need not worry. School will open Wednesday and classes will be uninterrupted, school officials say.

August 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


School taxes rise 20 percent

Bulloch County Board of Education members voted unanimously Thursday to keep the same millage rate in the 2007-08 budget as last year, but county property owners will see a 20-percent increase in their school tax bill due to rising property valuations.

August 12, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


Citizens asked to donate to James Meeks fund; $10,000 goal to cover medical treatment

When James Meeks stepped into a tattoo parlor about 20 years ago, he didn't know he would leave with more than a little ink under his skin.

August 12, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


House approves 67 widening

The United States House of Representatives has approved $350.000 for the widening of Highway 67 from Interstate 16 to Veterans Memorial Parkway in Statesboro.

August 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


New Nevils set for debut

While the new Nevils Elementary School may lack the historical charm the old school holds, it makes up for it in modern design and the latest in technology.

August 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


New Ga. congressman bucks GOP in vote on medical marijuana

WASHINGTON - Georgia's newest congressman wasted no time in showing that he's willing to buck his party's leadership now that he's made it to Washington.

August 11, 2007 | By BEN EVANS Associated Press Writer | Local


'Star Search' Saturday at Averitt

It's not everyday that you can gather talented people from across Bulloch County and put them into one building for one night, but that's just what's going to take place Saturday in the Emma Kelly Theater.

August 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Road connecting SHS progressing

While work continues on the new Statesboro High School, work is also being done on a new road that hopes to alleviate traffic problems at the school once the new facility opens.

August 11, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Two arrested in pipe bomb incident

Two men arrested on charges of making pipe bombs won't talk about reasons why they did so, said Candler County Chief Investigator Melvin Ivey.

August 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

PHOENIX - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role.

May 05, 2015 | By JULIE WATSON and RYAN VAN VELZER Associated Press | Local


National Day of Prayer event Thursday at noon

Gwen Bradley, the Southeast National Day of Prayer Task Force Coordinator, will be special guest speaker for the local observance at noon Thursday on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn.

May 05, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Portal man charged in accident

A Portal man was taken to jail Tuesday afternoon, charged in a crash between his motorcycle and a passenger car.

May 05, 2015 | | Local


Police looking for Peeping Tom

Statesboro police are looking for a man who was caught peeping into a bathroom stall at a local business Friday.

May 05, 2015 | | Local


City proposes tighter rules for water bill adjustments

Statesboro City Council is considering new rules that set special conditions on city employees, city elected officials and their relatives obtaining adjustments to their water and sewer bills.

May 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Migos rapper charged in Bulloch County Jail fight

A member of the rap group Migos, jailed without bond after an April 18 arrest at a Georgia Southern University concert, racked up more charges Saturday after a fight behind bars.

May 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man charged with DUI after crashing UTV into car

A Metts Road man driving a utility vehicle pulled into the path of an oncoming car Friday night, causing a crash that sent him to the hospital.

May 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Boro-grown music, sports

Ongoing projects and marketing successes are increasing tourists' exposure to Bulloch County's musical and agricultural heritage, developing Statesboro's status as a "sports mecca" and introducing it to travel writers.

May 04, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - McDougald Oil sale signals new beginnings

The sale of McDougald Oil Company a few months ago to Bulloch County natives Greg Sikes and Chris Thompson marks the end of McDougald family ownership as one of Bulloch County's oldest family owned businesses.

May 04, 2015 | | Local


Bulloch school execs call for 2-mill tax increase

The Bulloch County Schools' superintendent and chief financial officer have presented a budget that calls for a 2-mill increase in property taxes to support leveled funding among the schools and pay raises for their employees.

May 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


'Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones'

For Jim Hilliard's full, unedited account of the Rolling Stones concert at Georgia Southern, see the full article here.

May 03, 2015 | Jim Hilliard Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern cheerleaders repeat as national champions

The Georgia Southern University all-girl cheerleading squad secured its fifth national championship title earlier this month at the 2015 National Cheerleading Association Collegiate National Championships held in Daytona Beach, Florida.

May 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


'It is family here'

It's been a little more than a week since the tragic accident on Interstate 16 cut the lives of five nursing students from Georgia Southern University far too short. The healing process from the horrific events of April 22 is in the beginning stages across the campus, and, indeed, across the entire community.

May 03, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Unabridged - The Rolling Stones, live at Georgia Southern--in 1965

The following is the unabridged version of Jim Hilliad's story about the Rolling STones

May 03, 2015 | Jim Hilliard Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro has shot at $3 million

With its efforts to revitalize South Main Street and maintain a lively downtown, Statesboro has become one of 50 America's Best Communities quarterfinalists. The top three finalists will receive awards of $3 million, $2 million and $1 million.

May 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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