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Lounge closed for illegal sales

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies, assisting the Georgia Department of Revenue, helped close down a local "lounge" and arrested three for illegal alcohol sales.

June 30, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Michael Thurmond speaks at Chamber luncheon

Georgia Commissioner of Labor Michael Thurmond spoke at Tuesday's Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Speakers Luncheon at the Quality Inn and Suites. Thurmond told the audience it was hard to find good news in Georgia's 9.7 percent unemployment rate, but he has noticed a slowing in state residents losing their jobs. He also praised Georgia Southern as a vital part of Bulloch's economy. U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson will be the next Chamber luncheon speaker in August at the Forest Heights Country Club.

June 30, 2009 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


'Two Julies' are jewels at Brooklet

Every school in the Bulloch County Public School system has intervention specialists, but only Brooklet Elementary School has "the Two Julies" - Julie NeSmith and Julie Chambers. According to Brooklet principal Marlin Baker, "The faculty here at BES considers the 'Two Julies' to be extremely important to the success of our school."

June 30, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Toxicology test results pending in jail hanging

Georgia Bureau of Investigations agents are still awaiting toxicology test results regarding a man who allegedly hanged himself in the Bulloch County Jail in May.

June 30, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Georgia Labor Commissioner visits Statesboro; Boro Business

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June 30, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Woman struck by car remains critical

Statesboro Police are "actively investigating" a crash Saturday night that left a woman in critical condition, said Statesboro Police Capt. Wendell Turner.

June 29, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A Fourth of a celebration

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and Sea Island Bank will present Bulloch County's annual Fourth of July celebration - the 2009 Firecracker Fest. The patriotic party is set for Saturday at Mill Creek Regional Park from 4-11 p.m.

June 29, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GBI: Man found in Candler was murdered

A Savannah man found dead in Candler County was murdered, said Georgia Bureau of Investigations Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Chuck Sullenger.

June 29, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Mascots at the Mall; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, June 29, 2009

June 29, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Portal remembers, honors Frank Saunders

It was one year ago to the day on June 28, 2008 when Dr. R. Frank Saunders, Jr. proudly addressed several dozen local friends, neighbors, and GSU colleagues as he emceed the on-site dedication of Portal's Centennial Park .

June 28, 2009 | By N. LUREE BOWEN Special to the Herald | Local


Averitt Center promises exciting season

Big band jazz, Blue Grass banjos, and improvisation comedy are just a taste of the acts that will grace the stage in the 2009-2010 season at the Averitt Center for the Arts. The upcoming season at the Emma Kelly Theater will feature artists from all over the state of Georgia, as the Averitt Center looks to keep "Georgia Artists on Our Minds."

June 28, 2009 | Sepcial to the Herald | Local


HB1460 at the center of McCorkle suit

It's a case of hurry up and wait for Anthony Mann. The Statesboro citizen filed a claim June 16 against the city, arguing that the city's charter does not give the council authority to hire and fire employees.

June 27, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Creative Critters; Wii Mario Kart

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, June 26, 2009

June 26, 2009 | By MATTHEW BANKHEAD mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


McCorkle accepts temp position in Sandersville

Former Statesboro City Clerk Judy McCorkle was hired to act as the temporary city administrator for the City of Sandersville at a called Sandersville council meeting Thursday.

June 25, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Police focus on medical treatment in Jackson death

Police investigating Michael Jackson's death looked into his medical treatment Friday, seeking to interview one of the pop king's doctors and seizing a car that they said may contain drugs or other evidence.

As medical examiners began an autopsy on Jackson, police towed a BMW from rented home "because it may contain medications or other evidence that may assist the coroner in determining the cause of death," police spokeswoman Karen Rayner said.

June 25, 2009 | By JAKE COYLE Associated Press Writer | Local


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Local curbside recycling coming to an end Sept. 1

The voluntary, curbside collection of recyclables that has been offered to Statesboro, Brooklet and Portal residents for several years will end Sept. 1, county officials say.

July 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


County to revisit statue issue

The memorial statue of a Confederate soldier standing on the Bulloch County Courthouse square will be once again discussed during a Bulloch County Commission meeting.

July 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Keen follows Keel to GRU

Russell Keen, Georgia Southern University's vice president for external affairs, is leaving to join Georgia Regents University as executive vice president for external relations and chief of staff to incoming GRU President Brooks A. Keel.

July 17, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Funding, attrition led to KBB end

Keep Bulloch Beautiful was a successful program while it lasted, but budget cuts and personnel attrition led to its demise, and Bulloch County commissioners do not anticipate its resurrection soon.

July 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man arrested under false name

A man arrested last week on armed robbery charges isn't who he said he was, police said.

July 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Former Georgia Southern student among Marines killed in Chattanooga shootings

Georgia Southern University has confirmed that one of the four Marines killed in the shootings Thursday at two military sites in Chattanooga, Tenn., was a former GSU student, Skip Wells.

July 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


4 Marines and gunman die in attack on two military sites

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Thursday, killing at least four Marines, officials said. The attacker was also killed.

July 16, 2015 | By LUCAS L. JOHNSON and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Portal police chief back after suspension

Portal police Chief Jason Sapp is back on duty after a two-week suspension regarding personal car repairs that were billed to the city.

July 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lewis won’t seek re-election to council

After 17 years on the Statesboro City Council, Gary Lewis says he will not seek re-election in November and will retire from council at the end of the year.

July 16, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


If walls could talk

Because the Donehoo-Brannen-NeSmith mansion is a private home, most Statesboro residents have only glimpsed its stone steps, wide porch and fluted columns while traveling down Savannah Avenue. However, over the next few days, the neoclassical house's air of mystery will be lifted, granting locals an up-close look at the home and its contents as the owners open their lawn for an estate sale, placing several generations of antiques and family heirlooms up for purchase.

July 15, 2015 | Brittani Howell | Local


Civilians begin shadowing 'Jade Helm' war exercise in Texas

BASTROP, Texas - No citizens were rounded up and imprisoned at Wal-Mart. Tanks didn't rumble down city streets in a declaration of martial law.

July 15, 2015 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press | Local


Alcohol regulations down to one version

City Council members who took part in the latest work session for a new Statesboro Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance favored setting a definite time – the time discussed was 11 p.m. – for restaurants that serve alcohol to stop admitting anyone under age 21.

July 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Reward offered in June homicide

A $5,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest in the June 6 homicide of a Brooklet woman.

July 14, 2015 | | Local


‘Grocery Grab’ contest begins second year

When Janina Jones' name was picked as the winner of the Statesboro Herald's first "60-Second Grocery Grab" last year, she knew where she was headed first at Ken's IGA in Brooklet – the meat department.

July 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Brannen sentenced in vehicular homicide case

A man convicted of vehicular manslaughter after a September 2012 crash was sentenced Friday.

July 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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