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Bid for Portal school $1.5M over budget

The lowest bid received for the new Portal Middle/High School construction project came in about $1.5 million over budget, but Bulloch County Assistant Superintendent Charles Wilson believes the school system will find a way to secure the extra cash in order to include a gymnasium in the construction.

January 30, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Capt. Jim Lovell speaks at GSU

January 29, 2009 | Phil Boyum | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - GSU Planetarium; Momma's Boys TV show winner, Mindy Finney

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, January 29, 2008

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


Local briefs: Akins has heart attack; Darien man dies in crash

Arnold Ray Akins recovering from heart attack

January 28, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


US Attorney: Local man indicted on federal bank charges enters guilty plea

A Statesboro man indicted in October on federal bank fraud charges entered a guilty plea Monday, U.S. Attorney Edmund A. Booth Jr. said Wednesday.

January 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hutchens: Woman arrested after striking husband’s car with hers

A woman chased down her husband Saturday, struck his vehicle with hers, got into a heated argument with him and a female passenger in his car and ended up in jail when someone called 911 to alert authorities about the altercation, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Capt. Todd Hutchens.

January 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Postmaster General: Mail delivery may need to be cut

WASHINGTON - Massive deficits could force the post office to cut out one day of mail delivery per week, the postmaster general told Congress on Wednesday.

January 28, 2009 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Local


Domestic disturbance leads to burglary charges

A domestic disturbance call led to a burglary arrest after a Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy responding to the call noticed suspicious items inside the couple's home.

January 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Fahrenheit 451 discussion; Religious fair at GSU

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, January 28, 2008

January 28, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Lumber truck overturns on Pulaski Highway bridge; will be closed Wednesday

A bridge on Pulaski Highway will be closed today for repairs after an 18-wheeler flipped over and destroyed part of the bridge's railings. Georgia State Patrol Trooper First-Class Blake Hendrix said driver Jeffrey Moore, 30, Santee, SC was driving east Tuesday afternoon around 2:45 p.m. , approaching the bridge near Brannen Lake Road, when he ran off the road and struck the bridge embankment. The tractor-trailer rig, carrying a load of small pieces of wood, overturned, scattering wood and vehicle parts across the roadway. The Georgia Department of Transportation ordered the bridge closed for clean up and repairs ...

January 27, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


Ga. House backs property tax proposal

ATLANTA - Powerful Georgia House leaders are backing a proposal that would preserve a property tax break for homeowners this year but would likely eliminate it next year.

January 27, 2009 | By GREG BLUESTEIN | Local


Doctor: Newborn octuplets appear healthy

BELLFLOWER, Calif. - Just think: eight cribs, eight highchairs, eight strollers (or maybe four double-strollers), and far too many dirty diapers to count.

January 27, 2009 | By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press Writer | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Pack the House in Pink; Boro Business: Gateway Industrial Park

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, January 27, 2008

January 27, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell to speak at GSU Wednesday

Captain Jim Lovell, whose famous space mission was depicted in the film "Apollo 13," will speak at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

January 26, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Ga. Senate unveils plan to provide relief to roads

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers are again pressing for a one-cent sales tax to help provide relief for the state's clogged roadways.

January 26, 2009 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


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'Sunny Side Up' named Best Film at Statesboro Film Festival

A film about a man whose life is marred by memories of past tragedies was named Best Film Friday night at the 2015 Statesboro Film Festival, held at the Emma Kelly Theater in downtown Statesboro.

April 18, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Teen charged with posing as female, exploiting minor

A teenage boy posing as a girl on Facebook was arrested on charges he used the social media site to sexually exploit a minor.

April 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU Museum spotlights ‘The Great War’

An exhibit at the Georgia Southern University Museum sounds out the horrific events of 100 years ago, revealing a war that not only left more human beings dead than any before it but brought changes in civilization that echo today.

April 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Jim Healy: Join us for 7th annual film festival tonight

For the past few years, I guaranteed that if you went to the Statesboro Film Festival you would have a great time or your $5 would be refunded. No one has taken me up on the refund, yet, and I'm confident no one will if they go to tonight's seventh film festival.

April 17, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


Brunson to file appeal after termination

An attorney representing former Statesboro police major Scott Brunson said he plans to file an appeal Friday on his client's behalf.

April 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal races to save historical sites

With historic buildings and sites at risk and in need of repair, the Portal Heritage Society is seeking ways to raise money and breathe new life into the town's annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival.

April 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro council to revisit city alcohol rules

Statesboro City Council is slated to resume Tuesday looking at possibilities for a revised Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, after putting the topic on pause while events in Statesboro inspired a pending change in state law.

April 15, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Saying thanks to 911 operators

Bulloch County 911 operators are being celebrated this week as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week unfolds, but that doesn't mean the work load will lighten.

April 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local man suffers copperhead bite

An elderly man bitten on the hand by a venomous snake Wednesday afternoon was flown to Savannah for treatment.

April 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

ATLANTA - Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Emanuel hospital to shut delivery unit

Dr. Roslyn Banks-Jackson worries about what will happen in Emanuel County when Emanuel Medical Center shuts its labor and delivery unit.

April 14, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Woman burned before buried

A woman whose remains were found Friday behind an abandoned house in Jenkins County had been burned before being buried in a shallow grave, said Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.

April 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Taser struggle ends in fleeing suspect's arrest

A man who officials said fought with a deputy and knocked a Taser from the deputy's hand during a foot chase Wednesday finally was subdued and charged with felony drug possession.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men arrested after officers find a variety of drugs

Two men caught with a variety of illegal drugs were arrested after an officer smelled marijuana in the suspects' car and called for assistance from a K-9 officer.

April 13, 2015 | | Local


Man flagging down traffic arrested on drug charges

A man was arrested for reportedly flagging down traffic on Fair Road last week after police said they found him with drugs and a handgun.

April 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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