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Change of command ceremonies held for 48th Special Troops Battalion

Change of command ceremonies were held at the National Guard Armory in Statesboro Friday. Lt. Col. Thomas J. Bright assumed command of the Georgia National Guard 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion. Bright assumes command from Lt. Col. Raymond Bossert Jr., who is leaving after two years in command. Bright said: "I'm proud to be a new resident of Statesboro. I'm proud to serve with a great collection of soldiers in the 48th IBCT who are getting ready to make some history."

July 03, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local

Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, June 18, 2008

July 03, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/producer | Local

Group asks commissioners to advance with animal shelter

With more animals coming in than going out, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter is closed to incoming animals more than it is open, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

July 03, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Gainous awarded OTC Instructor of the Year

An English instructor at Ogeechee Technical College needed no words to express how he felt about receiving the Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year award - his emotions said it all.

July 03, 2008 | By EMILY EISENHART Special to the Herald | Local

Police: Local man steals forklift to try to get his van out of ditch

A man whom police said took a forklift from a Statesboro construction site and tried to use it to get his van out of a ditch likely would have fared better had he just called a tow truck.

July 03, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Holloway opposes calendar change

Georgia Schools Superintendent Kathy Cox plans to propose that public school classes begin later in August starting in 2009, but Bulloch County School Superintendent Dr. Lewis Holloway does not agree with the idea.

July 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Hawk rescued, healed after fall into water treatment facility

The swift action of Jim Smith stopped a juvenile little hawk from possibly drowning after it fell in a sea of sludge and chemicals. Luckily, Smith, an operator at Statesboro's water treatment plant, was nearby and quickly netted him out and rinsed him off with a hose. Many hawks are not so lucky and often do not survive a fall into the murky water at the treatment plant. Smith contacted Debbie Baca at Raven Oaks Bird Sanctuary, a nonprofit rescue organization located just outside of Statesboro. Baca arrived 15 minutes later and found the Coopers Hawk sitting in the ...

July 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local

Two arrested on charges of growing, selling marijuana

Two Bulloch residents were arrested Monday on charges they were growing marijuana in their home on Stilson-Leefield Road.

July 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Hearing set in Futch double murder case

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner issued a notice of hearing for 9 a.m. Friday regarding the murder of a couple more than two and a half years ago.

July 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Beer Parlor Ramblers to play at Emma Kelly Theater Saturday

Authentic New Orleans Dixieland Jazz will take over the Averitt Center for the Arts Saturday night.

July 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local

Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday June 17, 2008

July 02, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Boro cold case: Evidence from 2003, 2006 crimes leads to arrests

Evidence, DNA samples and persistent investigators recently led to the arrest of two men who were involved in a couple of "cold case" armed robberies of convenience stores, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

July 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Police: Man propositioned 12-year-old girl

A man investigator said propositioned a juvenile after she exited a bus is behind bars, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

July 02, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

Restaurant owned by Paula Deen reopens after fire

SAVANNAH - A restaurant in Savannah owned by well-known Southern chef Paula Deen reopened for lunch on Monday following a late night fire.

July 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local

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'I didn't mean to kill anybody'

"I didn't mean to kill anybody. I did not set out that night to kill anybody, but my choices did," Adam Cochran told students ...

November 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Mike Waters family named 2015 Farm Family of the Year

Nevils area farmer Mike Waters said he "smelled a rat" when his friend Raybon Anderson invited him to the Farm-City Breakfast Friday morning, but he ...

November 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia probation rate highest in US

ATLANTA - Georgia leads the nation in placing its citizens on probation, a distinction that is now being studied by the state's criminal justice reform ...

November 21, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Despite Volkswagen loss, Brunswick port plans for auto boom

SAVANNAH - Losing the business of a major automaker hasn't stopped the Georgia Ports Authority from racing ahead with a $12.7 million expansion of ...

November 21, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Escaped Metter inmate captured

A man who escaped Thursday from a prison work detail in Metter was captured Friday morning after a homeowner spotted him in her back yard.

November 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Exchange Club leader: ‘We are a great nation under God’

During the annual One Nation Under God prayer luncheon this week, the Statesboro Exchange Club welcomed National Exchange Club President Dan McQueeney as the keynote ...

November 19, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Savannah Avenue to get islands, crosswalks

The work temporarily blocking portions of Savannah Avenue is the early stages of a $1.85 million city of Statesboro project to resurface the street ...

November 19, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Georgia official: Employee fired for releasing voter data

ATLANTA - Georgia's secretary of state said Thursday that he takes "full responsibility" for more than 6 million voters' personal information being released to media ...

November 19, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Volunteers needed for Feed the Boro

For many, a Thanksgiving meal is taken for granted, but financial challenges mean sparse provisions for many people right here in the Statesboro and Bulloch ...

November 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Metter Police search for escaped inmate

As night fell Thursday, law enforcement officers seeking an escaped inmate had not yet located the man who walked away from a Metter police work ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local

Santa’s Toy Run benefits local children

Santa Claus will take a ride through downtown Statesboro Saturday, Nov. 21, escorted by a host of motorcycle riders with a mission: to make sure ...

November 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

City Public Safety Department abolished

The city of Statesboro has formally abolished its Department of Public Safety and re-established the position of police chief.

November 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Fort Stewart commander: ‘We’re going to war’

During annual Marne Week activities earlier this week on Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Maj. Gen. James Rainey, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division, spoke to ...

November 18, 2015 | From the Coastal Courier | Local

Local churches collect donations this week for Operation Christmas Child

Across the world each year, children who have never had a Christmas gift, a toy or even their own towel or toothbrush receive presents through ...

November 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU NAACP lists 'demands'

With a gathering at the Russell Union billed as a walkout Tuesday and further actions today, African-American students are drawing attention to what they see ...

November 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

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