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Man sentenced to life in jail for sale of cocaine

Looking at Johnny Lee Walker's criminal record that stretches back to 1976, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed recently sentenced Walker to life in prison as a recidivist.

March 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Abduction leads to arrest; Woman OK after man grabs her from parking lot

A man forced a woman into his truck, took her to a nearby parking lot and made unwelcome sexual contact, police said.

March 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statewide Severe Weather drill to be held Friday morning

Sirens sounding off around 9 a.m. today are part of a statewide Severe Weather drill, postponed from Wednesday due to inclement weather.

March 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tree lovers swarm Willie McTell Trail

Temperatures were chilly, and a good breeze was blowing, but people still ventured out Saturday morning to enjoy the third annual Arbor Day Festival at Willie McTell Park.

March 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State reps report on issues

Federal and state legislators touched on a variety of issues Saturday morning at a forum organized by the Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce.

March 11, 2007 | BY LUKE MARTIN | Local


Local crime briefs

Man forges check to buy truck

March 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local crime briefs

Man arrested for aggravated assault

March 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro Snapshot

Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.

March 11, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Public hearing on front-yard parking Monday

Statesboro officials aren't sure what size crowd to expect at Monday's public hearing regarding a proposed front-yard parking ordinance, but they are anxious to hear the concerns residents have regarding the issue.

March 11, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Red Cross holds disaster training session

If a tornado were to rip through a Bulloch County neighborhood, the Red Cross would be on hand to respond to the disaster, providing food and shelter for people affected.

March 11, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Council approves alcohol changes

A series of minor changes to the city's alcohol ordinance were approved Tuesday at Statesboro's City Council meeting, including giving the fire chief the authority to enforce the maximum occupancy load of restaurants.

March 09, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Sheriff's deputy “L.C.” Williams Jr. passes

Known for his dedication, his dependability and his friendly nature, former Jenkins County Sheriff and Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy Loren Cline "L.C." Williams Jr. will be greatly missed, said friends of the man who called everyone "my buddy."

March 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC hosts Black Heritage Luncheon

Guests at Ogeechee Technical College's annual "Celebrating Black Heritage" luncheon were treated to the musical stylings of Jacquelyn Hamilton and the musical group The Wardlaw Brothers as the event celebrated the impact of African-American musicians on the culture of the United States.

March 09, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


GSU honors first African-American student

More than 40 years after breaking the color barrier at Georgia Southern, Dr. John Bradley's achievement was commemorated Monday with a ceremony in which a plaque and an oak tree planted in his honor.

March 08, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Experts say corn increase is likely, but could create challenges

ALBANY, Ga. - Georgia farmers are expected to plant about 170,000 additional acres of corn this year to help supply the ethanol plants popping up around the country and to take advantage of the best corn prices in a decade, experts say.

March 08, 2007 | By ELLIOTT MINOR Associated Press Writer | Local


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Statesboro police: Alcohol compliance checks revealed 9 violations

The Statesboro Police Department found nine businesses in violation of the prohibition against selling alcohol to underage customers during Alcohol Beverage Control Operations that took place Thursday through Saturday.

October 15, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Judge delays bond decision in Rude Rudy’s beating death

After a bond hearing Wednesday lasting nearly three hours, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Chief Judge William E. Woodrum Jr. said he would review the testimony before deciding whether to grant bond for a bouncer accused of beating another man to death in August.

October 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau exhibit honors troops killed in action

A traveling exhibit honoring military personnel killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is currently at the Museum on Main, inside the new Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau on South Main Street.

October 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


OctoberQuest on Saturday benefits United Way

The Second Annual OctoberQuest benefiting United Way of Southeast Georgia is set for Saturday at The Clubhouse. Proceeds from the event will benefit the local United Way, which serves Bulloch, Candler, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins and Tattnall counties.

October 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2nd Texas health worker tests positive for Ebola

DALLAS - A second Dallas hospital worker who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, and officials on Wednesday began reaching out to passengers who had been on a flight with her the day before she fell ill.

October 15, 2014 | By EMILY SCHMALL and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Local


Man pleads guilty in Statesboro stabbing murder

A Twin City man charged with stabbing a man to death in February pleaded guilty Tuesday.

October 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


5 men arrested on marijuana charges

Despite efforts to hide evidence, including a felony amount of marijuana and a handgun stashed in a toilet, five men were jailed Saturday after law enforcement paid them an unexpected visit, authorities said.

October 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


3 armed men force way into Bulloch County mobile home

A home invasion early Tuesday morning has sheriff's investigators seeking information on three suspects.

October 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Chinese acrobats to visit Georgia Southern's PAC

Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive, will welcome the National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China as they perform "Cirque Peking" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ad says Rep. Barrow 'lying' on tying pay to budget

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Two weeks after Rep. John Barrow rolled out a campaign ad telling voters he wants a law ensuring members of Congress don't get paid if they fail to pass a budget, his Republican opponent fired back Monday with a TV spot saying the congressman voted against that very idea last year and is "lying to stay in office."

October 13, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Health officials urge hospitals to 'think Ebola'

DALLAS - Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola" and launched a review of procedures for treating infected patients, while the World Health Organization called the outbreak "the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times."

October 13, 2014 | By EMILY SCHMALL and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Local


Fields of Faith set Wednesday for Statesboro High

Students from Bulloch, Candler and Screven counties will join thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across the nation on Wednesday to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the ninth annual national Fields of Faith event.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro is, once again, The Write Place

Statesboro's Fourth Annual Write Place Festival features critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro fitness drive gets national attention

Statesboro city employees' relentless tracking of every step they take has garnered them some national attention.

October 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro's downtown as community

Lately, Hendley Properties seems to have a one-company residential redevelopment program going for downtown Statesboro.

October 13, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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