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Battling leukemia

For Statesboro's Eddie Olliff, helping organize a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was personal. Olliff's sister, Betty Joe Thorpe, died from Leukemia a number of years ago so she was willing and happy to help with Thursday's fundraiser at Pittman Park United Methodist Church.

September 11, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Man, 25, accused of sexual assault of 16-year-old girl

A Harwood Street man is being held without bond regarding accusations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl who was visiting another teen in his home in August.

September 10, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Nevils Patriots Day: Students remember attacks, honor victims

Nevils Elementary School Principal Julie Blackmar and the school's faculty, staff and students celebrated "Patriots Day" Friday. Joined by more than 100 parents, grandparents and other family and friends, the entire Nevils community seemed to have congregated in the Nevils Elementary School gymnasium.

September 10, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Three arrests in local credit union heists

A teller employed by Geovista Credit Union was arrested Wednesday after Statesboro Police detectives learned he was involved in Tuesday's armed robbery of the South Main Street bank. Police also arrested a third man Thursday in connection to the armed robbery; one man was taken into custody Tuesday. Officers also seek a woman they suspect drove a getaway car.

September 09, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


2 charged in Bulloch homicide

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators charged a woman and her mother with murder, taking the mother into custody Wednesday and then launching a hunt that ended Thursday for the daughter, both accused of shooting a 26-year-old Sylvania man.

September 09, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Stones tribute band playing Boro show

Mick Jagger didn't appear on Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show, but the lead singer of a Rolling Stones tribute band came on to discuss his concert in Statesboro this weekend.

September 08, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


City tables aid request by church

Citing a need for accurate cost estimates, the Statesboro City Council voted Wednesday to table a request from First Baptist Church to aid in the installation of a new water line for fire suppression in the church's planned sanctuary expansion.

September 08, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Second armed robbery in two days

A man with a gun robbed a second credit union Wednesday morning, following an arrest made in Tuesday's armed robbery of Geovista Credit Union on South Main Street.

September 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Agents seek drug suspect

After making three arrests since July regarding drug complaints around the Dunlap Street area, Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team agents are seeking a fourth suspect.

September 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


TEA Party rally is Thursday

People who believe they have been Taxed Enough Already (TEA) will gather Thursday for the fifth Bulloch County TEA Party rally, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bulloch County Courthouse, said TEA Party advocate Heather Merritt.

September 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU impact reaches $795 million

Georgia Southern University had a total economic impact of $795.3 million on nine counties in southeast Georgia during the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

September 07, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police seek armed robbers

Two men dressed in black and wearing red bandannas, robbed GeoVista Credit Union Tuesday afternoon, and Statesboro Police spent the rest of the day seeking the suspects.

September 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Church to request aid from city

Statesboro city council members will consider a request from First Baptist Church to aid in the installation of a water line to feed the church's planned sanctuary expansion during Wednesday's regular meeting.

September 06, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Parapros are key at Langston Elem.

Every school in Statesboro has its staff, teachers and students. There is a fourth component at each of these schools: instructional paraprofessionals. Known in the past as simply "the teacher's aide," the job of school parapros, as they're called, has become an essential component of each child's daily instruction.

September 06, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Making a local connection

Venturing to a foreign country can be tough, especially for the 300 international students at Georgia Southern who leave their home countries to pursue a college education in Statesboro.

September 04, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Special to the Herald | Local


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Hail behind courthouse repairs

Hail damage from recent storms is the reason huge cranes began appearing last week outside the Bulloch County Courthouse.

June 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Tennessee driveway end of the road for fugitives

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The man credited by law enforcement with holding two Georgia prison escapees at gunpoint until police arrived rejected the "hero" label on Friday ...

June 16, 2017 | By ERIK SCHELZIG and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Rabies warning in Bulloch

While health and animal control officials have known for years that the rabies virus is in Bulloch County, two recent cases serve as reminders to ...

June 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Escaped inmates captured in Tennessee

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday in Tennessee after holding an ...

June 15, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Researcher finds Georgia voter records exposed on internet

ATLANTA - After a researcher notified officials of a major security lapse at the center managing Georgia's election technology, leading computer scientists repeatedly urged the ...

June 15, 2017 | By FRANK BAJAK and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Armed robbery reported at El Sombrero Tuesday

After an armed robbery at the El Sombrero restaurant on Northside Drive East was reported about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Statesboro police, assisted by ...

June 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Escaped inmates still on the run

ATLANTA - Two Georgia inmates who killed their guards and escaped from a prison bus have stolen a second vehicle as they try to stay ahead ...

June 14, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Setting the scene

Sylvania native Eva Marie Everson recently published her latest book, "The One True Love of Alice-Ann," a faith-based fiction novel from Tyndale House Publishers.

June 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Putnam Co. sheriff: Georgia lawmen 'desperately' search for killer inmates

ATLANTA - A Georgia sheriff said officers were "desperately" searching Tuesday for two inmates who somehow got through a gate inside a prison bus, killed two ...

June 13, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Police: Woman raped at laundromat

The Statesboro Police Department reports that a man facing multiple charges for allegedly raping a stranger at knifepoint at a laundromat last Wednesday turned himself ...

June 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local powerlifter hopes to inspire

Racking up more awards at a recent Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in Tennessee earlier this month, Statesboro powerlifter Dee Mincey brought home yet another National ...

June 13, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal mother, son killed in Swainsboro wreck

The head-on collision of two vehicles on U.S. Highway 80 near Swainsboro about 6 p.m. Saturday claimed the lives of a mother and ...

June 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Report: Georgia slips in senior health ratings

Georgia ranks 41st among states on older people's health, down two spots from last year's ranking, a new report says.

June 12, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Vast Georgia wildfire almost out after days of soaking rain

SAVANNAH - A wildfire that burned vast acreage and at one point threatened hundreds of homes near the Georgia-Florida state line has been nearly extinguished after ...

June 12, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Taking the journey of a lifetime

There are two trips I will never forget. The first is having the opportunity to take my daughter, Edie Grace to Disney World for the ...

June 12, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


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