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Police: Gang initiation threat rumor just a hoax

No need to panic - according to local police, there is no gang initiation planned at Statesboro's Wal-Mart.

March 19, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Luetta Moore Park project gains approval

After years of being put on the back burner, the Luetta Moore Park renovation project took its first concrete step towards reality Tuesday when local leadership voted to jointly fund the project.

March 18, 2009 | Phil Boyum | Local


Chatham County senior is a ‘Star’

Savannah Arts Academy senior Andrew Jiahua Zhang smiled and teacher Bradley Wallace was emotional Wednesday afternoon as the pair were named the Region 8 STAR Student and Teacher during a luncheon at Georgia Southern University's College of Information Technology atrium.

March 18, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Sales tax approved to help build schools; Relay for Life meeting

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, March 18, 2008

March 18, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Five-year ESPLOST extension approved

About 5 percent of Bulloch County's registered voters made it to the polls Tuesday, approving the extension of a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) to 2014 that will fund the construction of three local elementary schools.

March 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Teaching with love

(Note: The following is the fifth in a weekly series of stories about some "Unsung Heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.)

Bulloch County public school's "severe and profoundly" handicapped students are taught in a specially equipped classroom at the new Statesboro High School. The classroom is not hidden away in a separate building, but is located just off of the school commons area.

March 17, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Frontier Appreciation Day; Free Clinic opening in the Boro

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, March 17, 2008

March 17, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Deen Day Smith nominations due Thursday

Everyone knows of someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to serving others, and the deadline is swiftly approaching for nominating deserving citizens for the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

March 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Reward offered for info leading to arrest in Luetta Moore shooting

A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man police say was involved in a shooting incident that critically injured a 15-year-old.

March 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Man arrested after intentionally striking another man with his truck

Statesboro Police arrested a man Sunday morning they said became angry and drove recklessly, intentionally striking a man and aiming his truck at a woman.

March 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Benjamin Franklin Exhibit; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, March 16, 2008

March 16, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Sammons pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

In a last-minute "best interest" plea, a woman facing a retrial of the 1998 murder of her husband pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

March 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Our Views: Vote 'Yes' for local ESPLOST on Tuesday

There is an election Tuesday. Or, more precisely, there is a referendum. Only one issue is on the ballot, but make no mistake, what Bulloch County voters elect to do will have as much direct impact on their lives as any vote they will cast for some time.

March 15, 2009 | | Local


SEB's 'Swarm' having another great season

The Southeast Bulloch High School marching band has been recognized for its quality at many state competitions the past few years.

2009 is beginning with even more honors. The first was an invitation to participate in the 37th Annual Southeastern United States Honor Band held at Troy State University in Troy, Ala., Feb. 5-7.

March 15, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


SPLOST vote Tuesday

Lack of understanding and awareness of an upcoming election held for voters to approve or vote down a proposed extension of a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for Bulloch County school construction could result in a low voter turnout, said Bulloch County Chief Probate Clerk Patricia Lanier Jones.

March 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Oh, the places they'll go

Ogeechee Technical College handed out more than 1,000 degrees, diplomas, certificates and GED diplomas to more than 350 students during its commencement Thursday at Hanner Fieldhouse on Georgia Southern University's campus. Heather Abbott, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing and a certified peer counselor with the Amputee Coalition of America, was the keynote speaker.

May 24, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Marty Waters case: One year later

It's been more than a year since Dr. Ken LeCain took over as principal at Statesboro High School.

May 24, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


World War II bomber pilot focuses on big picture

Paul Grassey, who piloted a baker's dozen B-24 bombing runs over Europe during World War II and helped get the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force off the ground, talks in detail but focuses on the big picture of war and remembrance.

May 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Update: Police locate Oliver children

Thanks to publicity on news outlets and social media, the four Oliver children were turned over to other family members by the parents and then given to the Department of Family Chidlrens Services, Jared Akins, chief deputy for the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, said Saturday afternoon.

May 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Another honor for the late Dr. Leila Denmark

The legacy of Portal's Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark will be honored yet again, this time with the naming of Forsyth County's sixth high school.

May 22, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


'Be a catalyst of hope'

A survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings gave graduates a message of hope and inspiration Thursday evening during the Ogeechee Technical College 2015 Spring Commencement ceremony.

May 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wheelchair-bound man killed in Screven crash

A fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer in Screven County Wednesday afternoon took the life of a man riding a wheelchair from Augusta to Savannah to raise awareness for people with disabilities.

May 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE rejects superintendent’s personnel list

The Bulloch County Board of Education split 4-3 over a vote on personnel last week, rejecting an entire list of recommendations from Superintendent Charles Wilson.

May 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Brunson returns to Statesboro police

Former Statesboro police major Scott Brunson, who appealed his termination last month, will return to the department as a detective, Brunson's attorney Dan Snipes confirmed Wednesday.

May 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City adopts new water and sewer billing rules

New rules that Statesboro City Council approved Tuesday restrict water bill adjustments for city employees and their families but also provide a waiver of late charges for customers with previously spotless five-year payment histories.

May 20, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman critical after crash

A crash that closed a portion of Veteran's Memorial Parkway Wednesday morning resulted in a Statesboro woman being airlifted to a Savannah hospital for treatment of critical injuries.

May 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal responds to wastewater violations

Portal city officials are working towards improving wastewater disposal and maintenance issues after the Georgia Environmental Protection Division mandated changes following an unpermitted discharge and sewage spill.

May 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


DOT commissioner denies Palmetto Pipeline certificate

Georgia Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry issued his decision Tuesday, denying Kinder Morgan a certificate that would have given the company power to force the sale of easements of private land to build the Palmetto Pipeline.

May 19, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


One legend tells of another

The Bulloch County Historical Society hosted a special guest speaker Monday at its May lunchtime meeting. Highly esteemed and well-known in Bulloch County, William James stepped up to the podium to expound on his accomplishments in this area.

May 18, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local


A boot to local economy

Local tourism promoters and hospitality businesses hope that the Georgia Soccer State Cup Final Four, expected to bring nearly 2,500 people to Statesboro the last weekend in May, is a foretaste of more late-spring and summer sports events in the future.

May 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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