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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 mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | 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 mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | 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 mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | 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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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Cardiology service expansion in Statesboro

Dr. Stanley Shin and his partners at Statesboro Cardiology have begun construction on what will be one of the largest medical complexes in Statesboro when ...

April 25, 2016 | | Local


Greg Parker marking 40 years of success

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience ...

April 25, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE pdonahue@effinghamherald.net | Local


Business owner challenges incumbent commissioner

A Statesboro entrepreneur is challenging the incumbent for Bulloch County Commission seat 1A, claiming his leadership and ability to work hard, along with a focus ...

April 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Another year, another successful rodeo

Superb bucking broncs and bulls, fast horses, skillful riding and good roping by cowboys and cowgirls made the sixth annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo an amazing ...

April 24, 2016 | By BILL ANDERSON, Kiwanis Club of Statesboro Special to the Herald | Local


Henry to speak at Historical Society meeting

Nicholas L. Henry, Ph.D., professor emeritus and former president of Georgia Southern University, will present a program Monday focusing on Georgia Southern's transition ...

April 23, 2016 | | Local


Daughter: Killer made threats day before shootings

ATLANTA - The daughter of a northeast Georgia man suspected of shooting five people to death before killing himself says her father was a "ticking time ...

April 23, 2016 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Associated Press | Local


Registration deadline approaches for voting in General Primary

If you are not yet registered to vote, the last day to do so and be eligible to cast your ballots in the upcoming May ...

April 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


National conventions pick area delegates

Georgia's 12th Congressional District, which extends from Augusta to Douglas and includes Statesboro, will send five voting delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention ...

April 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Going the extra 'Blue Mile'

Three enthusiastic spokes-folks travel to the America's Best Communities Summit in Durham, N.C., this week with Stateboro's plan to create a Blue ...

April 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Allen authors IRS free speech bill

A bill authored by U.S. Rep. Rick Allen to bar the Internal Revenue Service from targeting citizens for exercising First Amendment rights passed the ...

April 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Guido Bible Institute welcomes evangelist

The Guido Bible Institute in Metter welcomed Dr. Robert Smith for a recent weekend presentation: "Our Problems – God's Solutions." Smith is a professor of ...

April 22, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Families of slain GSU nursing students speak

Over $84 million has been awarded to the families of four of five Georgia Southern University students killed in a fiery, seven-car pileup on Interstate ...

April 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jenkins stabbing suspect caught in Bulloch

A car chase through the west side of Statesboro Thursday morning ended in a crash as Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies stopped an aggravated assault ...

April 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Settlements reached in three GSU nursing student wrongful death suits

Just days before the one-year anniversary of a fiery crash that took the lives of five Georgia Southern University students, attorneys announced that "substantial" settlements ...

April 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ArtsFest set for Saturday

In its first year hosting the ArtsFest on Georgia Southern University's Sweetheart Circle, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department has received a lot ...

April 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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