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Mayor, councilman earn awards at the Georgia Municipal Association meeting

Statesboro Mayor Bill Hatcher and councilman John Morris were recognized at the annual Georgia Municipal Association meeting held last month in Savannah.

July 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Two women arrested for stealing debit and going on a shopping spree

Two women used a man's debit card number to enjoy a shopping spree, police said. They charged food, phone card minutes and clothing to his account, but it caught up with them and landed them in jail.

July 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Chief: Two crimes in Portal Monday morning may be connected

Portal Police Chief Jason Sapp hopes someone in the neighborhood can help solve a couple crimes that occurred early Monday morning he thinks may be connected.

July 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro man charged with burglary, forgery of checks

A man broke into a Jeff Road home, stole a checkbook, and forged one of the checks a few days later, police said.

July 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hundreds attended the midnight showing of the latest Harry Potter movie Tuesday

Tuesday night was an exciting night for Harry Potter fans who had been eagerly awaiting the release of the fifth movie in the Harry Potter series.

July 26, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Two arrested for stealing puppies

It was a doggone bad day for some suspected puppy thieves when an employee of the pet store from where they were stolen tracked them down. When he located the suspect's vehicle, he found the pilfered pups inside and called police.

July 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU's annual watermelon cutting kicks off Tuesday

Georgia Southern University President Dr. Bruce Grube kicked off the annual watermelon cutting Tuesday.

July 26, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Two armed robberies in Bulloch only 17 hours apart, both under investigation

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies are investigating two convenience store armed robberies that took place about 17 hours apart. The first occurred Friday night around 11:30 p.m., and the second took place around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

July 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State committee OKs controversial Greene County charter school

ATLANTA - The proposal for a controversial charter school in Greene County cleared its next-to-last hurdle Wednesday with a nod from the state charter school committee.

July 26, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Police: Weekend armed robberies have similarities

There are similarities between a convenience store armed robbery Friday and another one Saturday, and sheriff's investigators hope citizens can help provide information that will solve both crimes.

July 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro group gets 5,000 signatures for VA clinic

With more than 4,000 signatures from Bulloch County and around 1,000 more from surrounding counties, local veteran Ray Hendrix feels he has more than enough to show the support of the region to locate a Veterans Affairs clinic in Statesboro.

July 26, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Boro Snapshot - Favorite restaurants in Statesboro

Boro Snapshot is taped on Tuesday afternoons between 3 and 5. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

July 26, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Company rolls out electronic toilet tissue dispenser

ROSWELL, Ga. - Richard Thorne stands grinning in a spacious stall in a women's restroom.

July 25, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Trial of Kendall Worthy will not be held, pled guilty to murder of Corey O'Neil Walker

The trial of Kendall Worthy, charged in the Oct. 2006 murder of Corey O'Neil Walker, will not take place today as scheduled because Worthy has pled guilty, said Ogeechee Circuit Assistant District Attorney Daphne Jarriel.

July 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Felon faces more time after agg assault charge

A convicted felon faces more time behind bars if convicted of a recent aggravated assault charge, police said.

July 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Stormwater study moves forward

City Council voted Tuesday to proceed with the second half of a study that prepares Statesboro for a city stormwater department and a monthly fee to fund it.

April 16, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


2 arrested; 9 pounds of pot seized

State and local officers seized nine pounds of marijuana Tuesday along with guns and cocaine when they served a search warrant in Clito.

April 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


GSU football player charged in pot bust

A Georgia Southern University football player bit a police officer during a drug bust Tuesday and was subdued by a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

April 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


City ponders larger raise for employees

Improvement in the economy after years of austerity has led to a discussion of whether the city of Statesboro should give its employees a 2.5 percent raise instead of a smaller raise and another one-time bonus.

April 15, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Choose your favorite film

Which film will earn Best Film at the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival?

April 15, 2014 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Bulloch County dedicates new EMS/fire station

BROOKLET - City, county and state officials, along with a number of emergency responders, gathered inside the bay doors of the new Bulloch County EMS/Fire Station No. 7 while rain fell outside Tuesday morning.

April 15, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Georgia officials approve tuition increases

DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

April 15, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Bitter court feud over sweet Vidalia onions

SAVANNAH - No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia's premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned sweet, delectable taste.

April 14, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Severe weather possible Tuesday morning

Dangerous weather is possible Tuesday morning as a line of storms sweeps across the region.

April 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Lawsuit: Factory pollutes Altamaha River

ATLANTA - An environmental group is suing Rayonier Inc., alleging that its factory in southeast Georgia is discharging millions of gallons of waste that darken the Altamaha River and make it smell miles downstream.

April 14, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


2 arrested in fight during which shot was fired

No one was injured during a fight involving gunfire Sunday afternoon in a busy parking lot, but police arrested two men they say were involved.

April 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


GSU hosts fourth annual ‘No Impact Week’

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability has teamed up with the University Wellness Program to host a number of events throughout April that are designed to improve and protect the environment and change behavior when it comes to food, energy, water and waste.

April 14, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Big rig, pickup truck collide

A tractor trailer and a pickup truck collided early Monday morning after the big rig tried to avoid the pickup, which was traveling south in the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 301 South, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Shot fired in air at Statesboro Walmart parking lot

Statesboro police are investigating an incident in the Walmart parking lot where witnesses said a shot was fired during a fight Sunday afternoon.

April 13, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Have you registered to vote?

Spring election season is just about here.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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