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Fundraiser helps domestic abuse victims

Members and supporters of Safe Haven gathered recently in the Quality Inn and Suites to celebrate the culmination of the group's first annual "Freedom" fundraising campaign.

July 25, 2011 | By BROCK D. VICKERS Herald Intern | Local


Five businesses cited for alcohol violations

During a recent compliance sweep, five out of 13 businesses checked were cited for violations of the city's alcohol ordinance, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

July 25, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro DNR officer graduates from FBI Academy

Capt. Scott Klingel, who serves as the law enforcement region supervisor for south-central Georgia in the Department of Natural Resources, is the department's newest graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

July 24, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


McKeown heads to Rome to help teach new priests

His new assignment as vice rector for student life at the Pontifical North American College in Rome takes Father Tim McKeown from Statesboro to the earthly center of Catholicism.

July 24, 2011 | | Local


Emeriti Board of Directors named at Ogeechee Tech

History was made at Ogeechee Technical College when the inaugural group of Emeriti Board members for the college was inducted. At a special luncheon recognizing the past service of a number of earlier Ogeechee Tech board members, those currently serving on the college's Board of Directors, joined by OTC's executive team, honored those who have helped the college through the years. Fourteen former members of the OTC Board of Directors received emeritus status as a means of paying tribute to them for their dedication and work.

July 24, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Homecoming for new priest at St. Matthew

Father Brett Brannen did something that no other priest assigned to pastor St. Matthew Catholic Church in Statesboro has ever done before. He grew up here.

July 23, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


School Board looking at new voting districts

The Bulloch County Board of Education is discussing the best way to reapportion five of its eight voting districts after population growth reflected in the 2010 Census made the districts out of compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Board is required by the state to submit a draft reapportionment plan by Aug. 15.

July 23, 2011 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Where were you on 9/11?

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was sleeping about 9 that morning when I received a call from a reporter at The Times in Gainesville, Ga., to turn on the TV. I was the metro editor at the then Gannett-owned newspaper, but we were waiting for a new chief editor to start in two weeks, so I was the acting editor.

July 23, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


What's being discharged into the Ogeechee River?

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization is considering legal action against the Georgia Environmental Protection Division due to possible lack of enforcement regarding wastewater dumped into the Ogeechee River by a Screven County textiles plant.

July 23, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bell Road man charged in abuse of elderly father

An elderly man sent to the emergency room Wednesday for bruises and a black eye told Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies his son caused the injuries.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New Bulloch County teachers undergo orientation

Friday provided an unofficial first day of school for Bulloch County's newest educators.

July 22, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Statesboro Police Department not recertified

Due to documentation issues, the Statesboro Police Department was denied recertification for a voluntary accreditation with the Georgia Chief's Law Enforcement Certification, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local man charged with arson

Statesboro Police arrested a man Friday they said is responsible for a series of intentionally-set fires on the north side of town.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BA names new leader

A nine-year veteran of teaching and working as an administrator at Bulloch Academy, Leisa Houghton was named recently the head of school for the 2011-12 school year.

July 22, 2011 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia's videotaped execution sets new precedent

ATLANTA - The video camera that recorded the execution of a Georgia death row inmate did more than give attorneys an account of the man's reaction to a new lethal injection drug. Death penalty experts say it could also lead to a flurry of new legal moves seeking more public access to secretive death chambers.

July 22, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


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Taking the journey of a lifetime

There are two trips I will never forget. The first is having the opportunity to take my daughter, Edie Grace to Disney World for the ...

June 12, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Stats show strong real estate market in Boro

With the recent uptick in real estate sales, especially in the commercial sector, I thought it would be a good time to take a look ...

June 12, 2017 | | Local


School SPLOST referendum takes shape for Nov. 7

The Board of Education hasn't voted on a resolution yet, but an ESPLOST committee has been meeting since December, evaluating projects for a Nov ...

June 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local historical society meeting set for June 26

The Bulloch County Historical Society's 44th annual meeting will take place on Monday, June 26 at the Fellowship Hall of Pittman Park United Methodist ...

June 10, 2017 | | Local


Ogeechee advocacy group seeking new executive director

The environmental defense and advocacy organization Ogeechee Riverkeeper is seeking a new executive director, also known as a Riverkeeper, following the May 31 departure of ...

June 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Dutch' joins K9 unit

There's a new dog in town. Dutch, a three-year-old Dutch Shepherd, joins Bulloch County Sheriff's K9 officers Max and Gismo to make a ...

June 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Pence tries to shore up Georgia GOP candidate

SMYRNA - Vice President Mike Pence says suburban Atlanta Republicans must elect Karen Handel to Congress to help President Donald Trump or risk a loss that ...

June 09, 2017 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Teen charged again with statutory rape

A teen who was arrested in early May on statutory rape charges is back in jail after a second offense with the same girl, said ...

June 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City proposes change to alcohol laws for hotels

With the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance enacted in 2016, Statesboro City Council unintentionally outlawed buying beer at a hotel's front desk and drinking that beer ...

June 09, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Two arrested digging for artifacts at Tuckahoe

Two people caught digging for artifacts in a state park are in the Screven County Jail, charged with drug offenses as well as illegal digging ...

June 08, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch public safety director to serve on 911 advisory board

Bulloch County Public Safety and Emergency Management Director Ted Wynn is one of 15 people selected by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to participate in a ...

June 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Reward upped in Emanuel cold case

A reward for information about a 2002 deadly hit-and-run incident in Emanuel County has been more than tripled after an Arizona man pledged to add ...

June 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen man charged with rape

A Millen man was arrested Monday and charged with rape regarding a sexual assault on West Inman Street the previous Friday.

June 07, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


City seeks representation on Blue Mile Foundation

Statesboro City Council and Mayor Jan Moore postponed a decision Tuesday on transferring America's Best Community's competition winnings from city control to the ...

June 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County Schools K-12 registration underway

The Bulloch County Schools' first registration opportunity for new students in kindergarten through 12th grade, including those transferring from other systems, is now underway, June ...

June 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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