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Police: Portal man arrested on molestation charges

A year after investigators first began looking into child molestation allegations involving a 13-year-old Portal girl, DNA tests and other evidence led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man.

October 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Two Fla. women arrested on prostitution, drug charges

An undercover operation conducted by the Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit netted two Florida women police said were soliciting sex.

October 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Let the games begin - Special Olympics underway at Mill Creek

Mill Creek Park was filled with thousands of smiles Friday night as the opening ceremonies for the 2008 Special Olympics Fall Games paved the way for a weekend filled with fun activities for disabled and special education athletes.

October 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Vision quest - SHS player back on field after losing eye to paintball

A little after 9 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, on Woodrow Circle in Statesboro - Jeremy Scott's life changed forever.

October 17, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Local


Boro welcomes Special Olympics; games start Friday

More than 2,000 athletes and coaches from across Georgia are in Statesboro to compete all weekend in the Special Olympics Fall Games.

October 17, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Report: 'Suspicious' couple arrested after complaint in Hazelwood subdivision

A couple was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a woman complained they were acting suspiciously in the Hazlewood subdivision, and their refusal to cooperate with Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies led to charges, according to reports.

October 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Reports: Five arrested on drug charges at The Pointe at Southern apartments

After receiving a tip about possible drug activity taking place at a residence at The Pointe at Southern apartments, members of the Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit investigated and ended up arresting five on drug charges Tuesday, according to reports.

October 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Dulcimer presentation; Jake's Entertainment: Look Homeward Angel play

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, October 2, 2008

October 17, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Nearly 600 have cast early votes in Bulloch

The Bulloch County Courthouse has been much busier than usual lately as nearly 600 people cast their ballot for the presidential election during the first week-and-a-half of early voting.

October 16, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Students' homecoming pranks could lead to arrests, charges

It's homecoming season, and local high school students are keeping with tradition by pulling pranks. However, many property owners don't find the pranks funny, and they're calling the law.

October 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Viracon layoff affects 164 Statesboro employees

More than 150 employees of one of Statesboro's largest industries face a layoff effective Monday in light of recent economic crisis.

October 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bouncer manslaughter cases in 2004 death of GSU student dropped

NEW ORLEANS - Prosecutors dropped manslaughter charges Wednesday against the last two Bourbon Street bouncers accused of suffocating a visiting Georgia Southern University student to death after a dispute about getting into a French Quarter karaoke bar on New Year's Eve 2004.

October 16, 2008 | By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Kickin' it for Diabetes; High Hope Art Show

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October 16, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


2008 Fair Book dedicated in honor of longtime Kiwanian

Thirty years is a long time to belong to a club, but it's nowhere near the end of the line for long-time Statesboro Kiwanis Club member Vince Galasso.

October 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fair exhibit competition entries welcome

The 47th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is right around the corner, and the agricultural fair involves much more than a midway filled with rides.

October 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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How to build your dragon

Brian Burns walks into his lab - room 2113 in the engineering building on Georgia Southern University's campus - and comes face to face with a dragon.

May 17, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local


Pipeline decision expected

Whether the Kinder Morgan company receives eminent domain to force easements of private land for the Palmetto Pipeline is now in the hands of Russell R. McMurry, Georgia Department of Transportation commissioner.

May 17, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Historical Society meeting Monday at Nessmith-Lane

The Bulloch County Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting a week earlier in May, due to the Memorial Day holiday. Normally the fourth Monday, the Society will meet this coming Monday - the third Monday - at 11:30 a.m. inside the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern.

May 16, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


GOP delegates back religious liberty bill

ATHENS - Georgia Republicans on Saturday backed passage of a state law preventing government infringement on religious beliefs, which opponents say could be used as a shield for discriminating against gay or transgender people.

May 16, 2015 | | Local


VA clinic evolving, growing

Open two years and two months as a "telehealth" clinic, the Statesboro VA Clinic on Northside Drive is now transitioning to have a full-time doctor see veterans in person for primary care.

May 16, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Census test unique to 20 counties of Ga., S.C.

The real, national census isn't until 2020, but this is Census Awareness Weekend here in 20 counties of Georgia and South Carolina involved in the 2015 Census Test.

May 15, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 has new leader

The incoming post commander for Statesboro's American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 has a handful of ideas to help the organization grow.

May 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A ‘Renaissance’ for Statesboro park

Thursday's dedication of Renaissance Park on Statesboro's west side took on the feel of a gospel revival as residents celebrated the Bulloch County Historical Society's commitment to making the park a vibrant part of the community once again.

May 14, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Food bank trailer stolen

The director of the Statesboro Food Bank is offering a reward for the return of a utility trailer stolen from the premises sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. If a tip leads to an arrest, he will double the offer.

May 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Cats rescued from deplorable conditions

An Ellabell-area woman faces eighteen counts of inhumane treatment of animals after humane officers removed several cats from her Live Oak Loop home Thursday.

May 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey charged with jury tampering

Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey, who owns the University Plaza adjacent to the Georgia Southern University campus, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with criminal attempt of embracery, which is jury tampering.

May 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Investigators: Train in deadly wreck was going 106 mph

PHILADELPHIA - The Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to just 50 mph, federal investigators said Wednesday.

May 13, 2015 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press | Local


More lawsuits filed in fatal crash

Parents of three of five Georgia Southern University nursing students killed in a fatal seven-vehicle pileup in April filed wrongful death suits Tuesday in Bryan County superior and state courts. One of two surviving students also filed suit, according to attorneys representing all four families.

May 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Burns moves into role as Georgia House majority leader

An office closer to the gold dome comes with the job of majority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, so Rep. Jon Burns was in Atlanta Tuesday, moving his office contents from the second floor of the Capitol to the third.

May 12, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Man resists arrest

A man caught stealing from woman's car punched her, tried to steal her car and fled, but sheriff's deputies caught him after a short chase. They used a Taser to subdue the man, who screamed that they should have killed and beaten him "like they do on TV."

May 12, 2015 | | Local


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