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Semi hits power lines; causes fire, outage

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


Girl, 16, says man tried to abduct her

A frightening incident Thursday afternoon has Statesboro Police seeking an older man in a small red truck after a reported kidnapping attempt, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

May 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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


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Superior Court judge candidates campaigning hard

While campaigning hard in their race to become the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's newest Superior Court judge, and both sounding optimistic, Martha Hall and Michael ...

June 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


With Marsh, Statesboro keeps voice on Regents

Gov. Nathan Deal's appointment Friday of lawyer Laura Taulbee Marsh to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia means that the ...

June 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Man charged with domestic violence

A Savannah man involved in a domestic dispute Wednesday in Statesboro was arrested after police found him with marijuana "wax" in his possession.

June 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Coastal Courier reporter embedded with 3rd ID on exercises in Europe, Africa

Click here to read first-hand accounts here

June 24, 2016 | | Local


21 vie for Boro police chief

The city of Statesboro's search for a police chief, who will probably be hired by a new city manager, has drawn 21 applicants. Nine ...

June 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Marsh to join Georgia Board of Regents

A source close to the Georgia Board of Regents has confirmed that Statesboro attorney Laura Taulbee Marsh will be appointed to the board. That announcement ...

June 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


No injuries in structure fire on North Walnut St. in Statesboro

The cause of a Thursday morning fire in a two-story building on North Walnut St. in Statesboro is undetermined, but fire officials do not suspect ...

June 23, 2016 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Water bill hike OK’d

Statesboro City Council approved an increase Tuesday in the base charge for most water and sewer bills, but with a promise to create an equal ...

June 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Walk to End Alzheimer’s event tonight

The Alzheimer's Association invites residents to help reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Play opens Thursday night at Whitaker Theater

The summer stock season for the Averitt Center for the Arts opens Thursday night with the satirical play "Red, White, and Tuna." Performances are set ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local


5 killed in head-on crash west of Savannah

SAVANNAH - Five people died early Wednesday in a head-on crash between two cars on Interstate 16 west of Savannah.

June 22, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


GBI hopes sketches aid in locating home invasion suspects

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents released sketches on Wednesday of two home invasion suspects believed to have targeted a Pryor Road home in Newington on ...

June 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County Correctional Institute named best in state

The Bulloch County Correctional Institute was named best in the state during a recent awards ceremony hosted by the Georgia Department of Corrections.

June 21, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Heat advisory: Triple digits coming

The first official days of summer in the Bulloch County area are expected to bring intense heat and humidity, along with warnings from public safety ...

June 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woman arrested again for passing fraudulent checks

Statesboro police arrested a Sylvania woman on Friday who has a history of passing fraudulent checks and with identity theft, charging her again with two ...

June 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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