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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 | 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 | 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

Sammons retrial set

The retrial of a woman convicted in 1999 of killing her husband is set to begin Monday immediately after jury selection, said Bulloch County Clerk Teresa Tucker.

March 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Police make third arrest in shooting

Statesboro Police made a third arrest Friday in connection to a shooting incident that happened Tuesday, but are still seeking 17-year-old Dante Ravon Williams, who police said is one of two suspects who actually fired shots. One victim, a 15-year-old, remains in critical condition after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Friday, police charged Reginald Kentay Hagins, 18, Harvey Wilson Road, Portal, with participation in criminal street gang activity, aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault, said Capt. Scott Brunson.

March 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - OTC iGot Fundraiser; Phil & Chad: Rattlesnake Roundup

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, March 12, 2008

March 13, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Teen remains critical after Tuesday shooting at Luetta Moore Park

A teenaged boy shot Tuesday night remains in critical condition, police said. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of another teenager who police are seeking regarding the incident.

March 12, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local

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Local Scout earns Eagle rank

James Nash Welch, a ninth-grader at Statesboro High School, recently received the highest and most coveted award in Scouting. Welch earned the Eagle Scout rank ...

October 05, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Alcohol violation hearings resume with fall semester

After a respite of several months, Statesboro City Council will return to alcoholic beverage sales enforcement actions today with hearings for eight alleged violations at ...

October 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Dancing with the Statesboro Stars 2015

Once again, the annual Dancing with the Statesboro Stars fundraiser for Safe Haven of Statesboro packed the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center on Thursday ...

October 04, 2015 | Staff members | Local

State NAACP convention here this week

Thursday through Saturday, member delegates from all over the state will gather in Statesboro for the 73rd Annual Georgia NAACP Convention. National NAACP President Cornell ...

October 04, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

1945 Statesboro Blue Devils - T-formation was key to success of the 'Amazing 13'

One of key factors behind the surprising success of Statesboro High School's 1945 football team was the implementation of the T-formation by Coach Earnest ...

October 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Flooding continues along coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. - While spared the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, parts of the East Coast still saw record-setting rain Saturday that shut down roads ...

October 03, 2015 | By BRUCE SMITH and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Local

Historical Society honors Braz, Whitaker, Presley

The Bulloch County Historical Society this week honored one of its founding members, Del Presley, with its first-ever Distinguished Fellow Award, and two artists who ...

October 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Baby injured in drug sweep arrest

An infant was injured when a drug-trafficking suspect fled from law enforcement during a recent multicounty drug sweep, but deputies apprehended the man, and the ...

October 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Hurricane Joaquin batters Bahama

ELEUTHERA, Bahamas - Hurricane Joaquin unleashed heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas on Thursday as a Category 4 storm ...

October 01, 2015 | By BEN FOX and AVA TURNQUEST | Local

‘AMBUCS’ helps 3 youngsters get mobile

A Statesboro service organization surprised three differently-abled children with bikes at AMBUCS Bike Day. Also, during the event held Sept. 19, 15 children and adults ...

October 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Handling a bomb threat

The 12-year-old girl police say is responsible for at least two of three bomb threat phone calls that shut down four local schools Tuesday remains ...

October 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Campus committee begins search for 3-5 candidates for GSU president

The 18-member campus committee received its working orders Wednesday morning, not to name the next president of Georgia Southern University, but to identify three to ...

September 30, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Keeping students safe

Each morning, students at Statesboro High School are met with smiles, words of greeting or high fives from Statesboro police Officer Steve Gravely.

September 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia executes only woman on state's death row

Georgia has executed its only female death row inmate.

September 30, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Woman charged with arson, burglary

A woman who set fire to a Statesboro home after being caught inside by the homeowner remains in jail without bond.

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

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