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Celebrating the Fourth on the 3rd

Statesboro and Bulloch County's annual celebration of Independence Day comes a day early this year.

June 29, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Wild ride, big response

It was a wild early Saturday for a Mount Vernon cab driver, who hauled a man all the way to Chatham County just to find the man had no money for fare.

June 29, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Woman charged in prescription fraud

A woman who tried to obtain pain medicines using fictitious prescriptions was arrested after pharmacy workers discovered the prescriptions were false.

June 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police warn of auto break-ins

Pickup truck and large SUV owners should be especially careful, as thieves are targeting these types of vehicles in the latest round of automobile break-ins. Two more people were victimized over the weekend as offenders popped the locks on their vehicles in a local restaurant parking lot and took their valuables.

June 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Four qualify Monday for Bulloch BOE

Three newcomers and an incumbent qualified Monday for seats on the Bulloch County Board of Education. Incumbent Vernon Littles qualified to run for a second term in District 5.

June 28, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Tybee protest aims at drilling

Hundreds of people formed a line across Tybee Island's beach stretching as far as the eye could see Saturday, as a part of the worldwide Hands Across the Sand protest against offshore drilling.

June 28, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Hopefuls say AYP doesn't work

Two school superintendent candidates were recent guests on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show. Kira Willis, who is running as a Libertarian Party of Georgia candidate, and Brian Westlake, a Democrat, came on the show.

June 28, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Sparks says his experience as an educator would help him if elected

Long-time Brooklet resident Mike Sparks said his experience in the Bulloch County education system gives him a solid understanding of how to improve education.

June 26, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Sneathen hopes to make a difference if elected to Board

A strong desire to help improve education in Bulloch County is why Susan Sneathen said she is seeking the District 2 seat.

June 26, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


BOE qualifying begins Monday

Brooklet area residents Susan Sneathen and Mike Sparks said last week they intend to qualify for the Bulloch County Board of Education seat currently held by BOE member Scott Bohlke.

June 26, 2010 | | Local


Statesboro Flea Market reopens

The Statesboro Flea Market reopened its doors Friday after the owners complied with city requirements to pave their parking lot.

June 26, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


‘March to the Sea’ markers restored

While Union General William Tecumseh Sherman certainly would not poll very high among historical figures in Georgia, no one can deny the historical significance of his role in Georgia during the Civil War.

June 26, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Candidates: AYP needs overhaul

Shows on "Mornings unPHILtered" this week continue to focus on the state of education in Georgia. The first guest was Beth Farokhi, a Democratic candidate for the office of State School Superintendent.

June 24, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Victims claim items stolen in burglaries

More than a dozen burglary victims filed into the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office courtroom Thursday afternoon, where a vast array of plasma TVs, video game consoles, lap top computers, guns, jewelry, coins and power tools were spread out as if someone were having an estate sale.

June 24, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Burglary ring busted

Five men and a woman are behind bars after Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators linked them to a rash of residential burglaries and an armed robbery, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson. A seventh suspect was arrested on unrelated charges after being found in the same location as the other suspects.

June 24, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Rare sea turtles pass 50-year recovery milestone in Georgia

SAVANNAH - Rare loggerhead sea turtles reached a conservation milestone on the coast of Georgia in the midst of a strong nesting season on southern Atlantic ...

July 16, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Judge race closes in on one quarter million spent

Campaign spending in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge race topped $220,000 by June 30, including the dollars spent by Martha Hall and ...

July 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro’s Sharma Lewis makes history

A former Statesboro resident made history by being elected as the first African-American woman in the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church.

July 15, 2016 | | Local


Residents speak out against proposed industrial park

In spite of a request to defer a decision until next month, the Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to deny approval of ...

July 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Truck driver charged in deadly crash pleads guilty

PEMBROKE - A Louisiana truck driver charged in a fiery interstate crash that killed five nursing students in southeast Georgia was sentenced to prison Thursday - one ...

July 14, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern dean will chair Statesboro alcohol board

When the six members of Statesboro's new Alcohol Advisory Board held their organizational meeting Monday, they chose as their chairperson Patrice Buckner Jackson, Georgia ...

July 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Second arrest made in armed robbery

Two weeks after an armed robbery at Eagle Gate Apartments in Statesboro, police arrested a second man they say is responsible for the crime.

July 14, 2016 | | Local


Averitt Center set to host Youth Chorale auditions

BIf your child enjoys singing, the Statesboro Youth Chorale will hold auditions from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday inside the Averitt Center and this year ...

July 14, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Zoning board denies recommendation for industrial park

The Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to deny a recommendation to the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners regarding a proposed industrial park ...

July 14, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘The Jungle Book’ returns to Averitt

Each summer since 2009, retired Georgia Southern University theater professor Mical Whitaker holds his Jungle Book Camp and the 2016 version is going on this ...

July 13, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Splash to add wave pool in $5 million upgrade

Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation unveiled a proposal Tuesday for a $5.6 million expansion and renovation of Splash in the Boro Family Waterpark, including ...

July 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


New industrial park proposed

A man who hopes to build an industrial park near Interstate 16 and Highway 67 is seeking a zoning change for a 4,682-acre parcel.

July 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wetmore to be city manager Sept. 1

Randy Wetmore is expected to move from Iowa to be Statesboro's city manager beginning Sept. 1, after a unanimous City Council vote Tuesday evening.

July 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Emanuel drive-by shooting leaves one dead; one injured

A drive-by shooting in Swainsboro Monday left one person dead and another injured, said Emanuel County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Rocky Davis.

July 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


19-year-old arrested in gang-related attack

A gang-related confrontation between teenagers at Park Place Apartments on Saturday ended with one 19-year-old and a younger juvenile under arrest.

July 11, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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