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Serna found not guilty of aggravated sodomy

Jurors deliberated about an hour and a half Thursday, following a three-hour deliberation Wednesday, before reaching a verdict in the trial of a Georgia Southern University associate professor accused of sexually assault a student.

February 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'Food for Fines' library program allows library dues to be paid with canned food

Do you have some overdue library books? Do you have some canned soup stored around the house? Beginning Friday, those soup cans can help you pay for your library late fees.

February 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Lisa Ling speaks to GSU crowd

Journalist Lisa Ling, correspondent for The Oprah Show and National Geographic, spoke to a packed house at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center Tuesday evening, sharing her eye-opening experiences in countries around the world.

February 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Boro Snapshot - Super Bowl: Game or commercials?

Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 2 and 5. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

February 14, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Day three of Serna trial - No verdict reached by jurors

After deliberating more than three hours Wednesday, jurors still did not reached a verdict in the trial of Dr. Juan Serna, a Georgia Southern University associate professor charged with aggravated sodomy.

February 14, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sons of Confederate Veterans holds 7th annual Lee-Jackson Banquet

The Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held its 7th annual Lee-Jackson Banquet at First Baptist Church in Statesboro Monday.

February 13, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Day two of Serna trial - witnesses testify, attorney suggests drug demonstration

A Georgia Southern University associate professor accused of aggravated sodomy took the stand Tuesday during the second day of trial. Dr. Juan Serna denied forcing himself on a male student, stating the sex was consensual, and shocked prosecutors when he agreed to sniff a drug he admitted using during the sexual encounter that took place in April, 2006.

February 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sunday accident leaves two GSU students dead

A Georgia Southern University student remains in critical condition Monday after an accident Sunday afternoon that left two others dead, said Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper David H. Averitt.

February 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Accuser testifies on day one of Serna trial

A man accusing a Georgia Southern University associate professor of sexual assault testified in court Monday, telling jurors Dr. Juan Serna used amyl nitrite, also known as "Amsterdam poppers," to coerce him into having sex.

February 12, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Early voting begins in Statesboro

Monday was the first day of early voting for the Presidential primaries and traffic at the Bulloch County courthouse was steady. By noon, 24 people had cast their vote and by 4 p.m., another 90 had cast ballots, totaling 114 for the day, with another hour remaining.

February 12, 2008 | Phil Boyum | Local


GSU to purchase Campus Courtyard apartment complex

Georgia Southern University has announced plans to buy Campus Courtyard Apartments, a 149 two- and four-bedroom apartment and townhome community located at 1707 Chandler Avenue in Statesboro.

February 12, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro receives wireless network grant

Statesboro is one step closer to having wireless Internet throughout the city now that it has been awarded a grant from the Wireless Communities Georgia (WCG) program. Governor Sonny Perdue announced Wednesday that Statesboro was selected to receive $323,298 for a city wide WiMAX wireless network.

February 10, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Primary voting in Bulloch begins Monday

Bulloch County voters anxious to get a jump on the Feb. 5 Georgia Presidential Primary can begin casting their ballots Monday.

February 10, 2008 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Investigation finds no wrong doing on Vera Lane road improvements

An investigation has cleared three Bulloch County employees from any wrongdoing regarding road work performed on a portion of Vera Lane, a remote dirt road stretching between Ga. 46 and U.S. 301 South.

February 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


COST program at GSU helps freshmen make college transition

It is billed as a "one-stop shop" for freshmen in the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology (COST) at Georgia Southern University.

February 09, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Statesboro's open meetings investigation has called on 30-plus people

The investigation into whether former City Manager Frank Parker and members of Statesboro City Council sometimes met privately in violation of the Open Meetings Act involved interviews and phone calls with more than 30 local people by the end of July.

August 25, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


East Georgia State College, Ogeechee Technical College sign transfer agreement

Ogeechee Technical College and East Georgia State College have signed a formal articulation agreement, allowing credits to transfer between the two colleges.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 'Old-school radio guy' buys Statesboro stations

Neal Ardman of St. Marys, operating under the corporate name Radio Statesboro Inc., has closed on the acquisition of a six-station cluster that serves Statesboro.

August 25, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE | Local


Statesboro firm sells internationally

Low Country Auction & Real Estate, founded by Jeff Raines in 2006 and affiliated with industry leader United Country Real Estate and Auction Services since 2011, exposes antiques, collectibles and other household and commercial items from southeastern Georgia and South Carolina to nationwide and international bidding.

August 25, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern online MBA program is top 30 in the nation

Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration Online Master of Business Administration program has been named one of the nation's Top 30 Best Online MBA Programs by BestColleges.com.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man charged with making bomb threats

A man was arrested and charged with making bomb threats against two apartment complexes Monday, police said.

August 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Parker claims status as city whistleblower

In a notice of intent to file a claim against the city of Statesboro, former City Manager Frank Parker asked for more than $250,000 in damages and asserted that he was protected by the state Whistleblower Act for statements that led to his June 24 firing.

August 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Willow Hill School to celebrate anniversary

The Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Willow Hill School and 60th anniversary of the existing building with activities beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

August 23, 2014 | | Local


Barrow, Allen both target Obama in early TV ads

SAVANNAH - Rather than take shots at each other, Democratic Rep. John Barrow and the Republican running for his east Georgia congressional seat have rolled out early campaign ads taking aim at the same target: President Barack Obama.

August 23, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Bulloch homicide rate up in 2014

Already this year, there have been more slayings in Statesboro and Bulloch County combined than were reported annually over the past three years.

August 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro shooting victim’s family pleads for answers

While more than 40 people met Thursday night to remember a man killed last week in a shooting in Statesboro, the family of a woman gunned down two years ago held a quiet, intimate memorial service.

August 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

NEW YORK - The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

August 22, 2014 | By ALICIA RANCILIO Associated Press | Local


American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

ATLANTA - As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus.

August 22, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


A life ended too soon

With so much pain in the world right now - from Statesboro to Ferguson, Missouri, and all the way into Iraq and Syria - community leaders and friends and family members of a Statesboro man who was gunned down last week came together to pray.

August 22, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


United Way emphasizes people in 2014 Bulloch County campaign

For its 2014 Bulloch County campaign, United Way of Southeast Georgia is aiming at increased participation rather than a dollar target, organizers said at their informal campaign kickoff Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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