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OTC awarded $500,000 Work Ready Region grant

Ogeechee Technical College recently was awarded a $500,000 Work Ready Region grant by the state of Georgia, said Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Tech.

February 16, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Raybon Anderson keeps seat on DOT board

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers voted Friday to re-elect Statesboro's Raybon Anderson to the state transportation board, along with the chairman of that board despite the very vocal objections of powerful House leaders.

February 16, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Daniels found guilty on all charges except kidnapping

Jurors ruled Friday that a man who shot a woman in the head and arm during a convenience store robbery is guilty of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

February 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Freddy Cole plays at Averitt Center Friday

Walk through the Main Gallery of the Averitt Center and you may hear jazz love songs being crooned that's somewhat reminiscent of the late Nat King Cole. Only this voice evokes the sultry feel of black velvet. Freddy Cole is the late Nat's younger brother and has his own claim to fame.

February 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Serna found not guilty of aggravated sodomy

Jurors deliberated about an hour and a half Thursday, following a three-hour deliberation Wednesday, before reaching a verdict in the trial of a Georgia Southern University associate professor accused of sexually assault a student.

February 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Armed robbery trial for Daniels begins

The armed robbery trial of Vandy Mack Daniels, charged with shooting a West Main Street convenience store clerk in the head during an armed robbery, was delayed by more than two hours Thursday because Daniels refused to wear civilian clothes in the court room and destroyed clothing given to him to wear.

February 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'Food for Fines' library program allows library dues to be paid with canned food

Do you have some overdue library books? Do you have some canned soup stored around the house? Beginning Friday, those soup cans can help you pay for your library late fees.

February 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Lisa Ling speaks to GSU crowd

Journalist Lisa Ling, correspondent for The Oprah Show and National Geographic, spoke to a packed house at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center Tuesday evening, sharing her eye-opening experiences in countries around the world.

February 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Boro Snapshot - Super Bowl: Game or commercials?

Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 2 and 5. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

February 14, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Day three of Serna trial - No verdict reached by jurors

After deliberating more than three hours Wednesday, jurors still did not reached a verdict in the trial of Dr. Juan Serna, a Georgia Southern University associate professor charged with aggravated sodomy.

February 14, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sons of Confederate Veterans holds 7th annual Lee-Jackson Banquet

The Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held its 7th annual Lee-Jackson Banquet at First Baptist Church in Statesboro Monday.

February 13, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Day two of Serna trial - witnesses testify, attorney suggests drug demonstration

A Georgia Southern University associate professor accused of aggravated sodomy took the stand Tuesday during the second day of trial. Dr. Juan Serna denied forcing himself on a male student, stating the sex was consensual, and shocked prosecutors when he agreed to sniff a drug he admitted using during the sexual encounter that took place in April, 2006.

February 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sunday accident leaves two GSU students dead

A Georgia Southern University student remains in critical condition Monday after an accident Sunday afternoon that left two others dead, said Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper David H. Averitt.

February 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Accuser testifies on day one of Serna trial

A man accusing a Georgia Southern University associate professor of sexual assault testified in court Monday, telling jurors Dr. Juan Serna used amyl nitrite, also known as "Amsterdam poppers," to coerce him into having sex.

February 12, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Early voting begins in Statesboro

Monday was the first day of early voting for the Presidential primaries and traffic at the Bulloch County courthouse was steady. By noon, 24 people had cast their vote and by 4 p.m., another 90 had cast ballots, totaling 114 for the day, with another hour remaining.

February 12, 2008 | Phil Boyum | Local


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BOE rejects superintendent’s personnel list

The Bulloch County Board of Education split 4-3 over a vote on personnel last week, rejecting an entire list of recommendations from Superintendent Charles Wilson.

May 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Brunson returns to Statesboro police

Former Statesboro police major Scott Brunson, who appealed his termination last month, will return to the department as a detective, Brunson's attorney Dan Snipes confirmed Wednesday.

May 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City adopts new water and sewer billing rules

New rules that Statesboro City Council approved Tuesday restrict water bill adjustments for city employees and their families but also provide a waiver of late charges for customers with previously spotless five-year payment histories.

May 20, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman critical after crash

A crash that closed a portion of Veteran's Memorial Parkway Wednesday morning resulted in a Statesboro woman being airlifted to a Savannah hospital for treatment of critical injuries.

May 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal responds to wastewater violations

Portal city officials are working towards improving wastewater disposal and maintenance issues after the Georgia Environmental Protection Division mandated changes following an unpermitted discharge and sewage spill.

May 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


DOT commissioner denies Palmetto Pipeline certificate

Georgia Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry issued his decision Tuesday, denying Kinder Morgan a certificate that would have given the company power to force the sale of easements of private land to build the Palmetto Pipeline.

May 19, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


One legend tells of another

The Bulloch County Historical Society hosted a special guest speaker Monday at its May lunchtime meeting. Highly esteemed and well-known in Bulloch County, William James stepped up to the podium to expound on his accomplishments in this area.

May 18, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local


A boot to local economy

Local tourism promoters and hospitality businesses hope that the Georgia Soccer State Cup Final Four, expected to bring nearly 2,500 people to Statesboro the last weekend in May, is a foretaste of more late-spring and summer sports events in the future.

May 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Man pleads guilty, gets life for Oak Hill murder

One of three men charged in the January 2014 murder of a woman during a home invasion robbery was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty Friday.

May 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Suspect known in Newington shooting death

While an arrest has not been made, authorities know the identity of a man suspected in the May 8 shooting death of a Newington man at his home.

May 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Shifting education focus critical to our future

Next week hundreds of excited and well prepared high school seniors will graduate from Bulloch County schools and enter the next phase of their lives.

May 18, 2015 | | Local


Marathon bombing survivor to speak at Ogeechee Tech graduation

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott will offer the keynote address Thursday evening during Ogeechee Technical College's spring commencement ceremony.

May 18, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


GSU trombonist selected for Disney college band

Eric Spencer, a junior trombone performance major from Augusta, Georgia, will spend 11 weeks this summer performing with top college musicians from around the country after winning the jazz trombone soloist chair in the 2015 Disneyland All-American College Band.

May 17, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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


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