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‘Hurricane Party’ to benefit Red Cross

With hurricane season in full force the Bulloch Chapter of the American Red Cross is giving Statesboro an opportunity to support local relief efforts by just dining out with friends or family.

July 21, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Boro PD earns national award

The Statesboro Police Department received national recognition last week with the 2010 Project Safe Neighborhoods Achievement Award for Outstanding Gun Crime Investigation, said Gary G. Grindler, the U.S.'s acting deputy attorney general.

July 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Barrow ready to face GOP challenger

Congressman John Barrow will seek his fourth term in November and will face one of two Republican challengers as he defeated challenger Regina Thomas in the Georgia's 12th congressional district Democratic primary Tuesday.

July 21, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


McKinney, Smith head to runoff in GOP District 12

Two Republicans in Georgia's 12th Congressional District will meet in a runoff Aug. 10 to determine who will face incumbent Congressman John Barrow in November.

July 21, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Simmons wins fifth term on commission

Veteran Bulloch County Commissioner Anthony Simmons had great compliments for his opponent Tuesday night as he accepted victory in the race for the District 1B Bulloch County Commission race.

July 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tankersley sweeps District 158

Former Bulloch County commissioner Jan Tankersley swept past opponent Tom McElwee Tuesday night, taking the Georgia House of Representative District 158 seat vacated when long-time representative Bob Lane announced his resignation earlier this year.

July 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Low turnout in Bulloch

With only two contested local races on the ballot Tuesday, it was a slow day for Bulloch County poll workers, but a fast in and out for voters casting their ballots.

July 20, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


‘Stuff the Bus’ for local kids

The annual "Stuff the Bus" campaign by Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County provides school supplies to students in the county school system.

July 19, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


It's time to decide

The early voting is over, campaigns are winding down and primary election day is here. Georgia and Bulloch County voters will take to the polls today to have their say in local and state races.

July 19, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Locals speak on tax hike

A handful of concerned citizens attended a public hearing Thursday night to learn more about a proposal that will raise the millage rate in Bulloch County by half a mil.

July 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Down to the election wire

Leading up to Tuesday's primary election, Thursday's guests on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show were Republican gubernatorial candidates Eric Johnson and Otis Putnam, as well as Democratic candidate David Poythress.

July 15, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Cultural Center opens at Luetta Moore

A decade of work between Statesboro and Bulloch County officials came to fruition Thursday at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Jones-Love Cultural Center at Luetta Moore Park.

July 15, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Correspondent | Local


Benefit for Portal man to feature local bands

A concert and dinner will be held Saturday, July 17, at the Cotton Hall in Portal, to benefit the family of a local man who recently lost a leg to amputation. Local bands Outrider and Southpaw will perform beginning at 8 p.m.

July 14, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Poll: Barnes cruising; Oxendine, Handel headed toward run-off

Roy Barnes is skating toward November, but John Oxendine and Karen Handel appear headed to an August showdown in the race for the Republican nomination foras governor, according to a new statewide poll conducted for the Georgia Newspaper Partnership.

July 14, 2010 | By AARON GOULD SHEININ and JAMES SALZER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia Newspaper Partnership | Local


Cocaine sting nets 2 arrests

An undercover agent working with the Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team Tuesday bought cocaine from two men in the College Plaza parking lot. Seconds later, drug team investigators surrounded the suspects and placed them under arrest.

July 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Mental Health Court funding boost comes with local support requirement

The Bulloch County Mental Health Court will receive a 13 percent boost in its state grant, to $163,814, with the new fiscal year starting ...

June 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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


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