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GSU, Chamber, city, county, host annual Wild Game Supper

Local officials from all over Bulloch County were in Atlanta Tuesday to play host to the annual Wild Game Supper, held just across the street from the State Capitol. The event, planned and catered by Georgia Southern University, was sponsored by the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Bulloch County and the City of Statesboro.

February 24, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Statesboro experiences power outage

About 3,000 Georgia Power customers in the Statesboro area were without power Friday afternoon for more than 30 minutes, some longer, said Georgia Power spokesman Jeff Wilson.

February 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


BCCI inmate captured in Evans County

A team of law enforcement officers captured a man Friday morning investigators said used a screwdriver Thursday to kidnap a corrections officer and four other inmates, hijack a truck and head to Claxton.

February 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Four killed in explosion that destroyed sugar refinery

PORT WENTWORTH - A powerful explosion that ignited in a storage silo at a sugar refinery killed at least four people, injured dozens of the more than 100 employees working the night shift and all but demolished the plant that's been a core part of this small community's economy for 90 years.

February 23, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Bulloch grand jury clears two men facing rape charges

Two men charged with rape in August have been cleared by a Bulloch County grand jury. Charges against Quentin Antonio Young, 21, Chandler Road, and Jermaine Denardo Thomas, 20, G. W. Oliver Spur, were dropped, said a spokesman for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office.

February 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police respond to weapon tip at SHS but no weapon was found

Statesboro Police responded to Statesboro High School Friday morning after school officials received a tip that a student may have a weapon.

February 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


GSU launches EAGLE ALERT emergency system

In the event of an emergency, Georgia Southern University will be getting the word out quickly with newly launched EAGLE ALERT, an upgraded emergency text messaging system designed to warn students and employees of potential threats or emergencies.

February 23, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Sheriff's investigator: Woman defrauded Red Cross

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are looking for a woman they say defrauded the American Red Cross, and hope citizens can provide information as to her location.

February 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Alcohol Board considering changes to ordinance

The Statesboro Alcohol Control Board is considering changes to the city's alcohol ordinance, which would allow for the creation of bars and permit restaurants to serve alcohol on Sunday afternoons.

February 22, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Longtime resident George Roebuck passes

Longtime Brooklet resident George Allen Roebuck, known by many as "Coach Roebuck," is remembered as being a compassionate "pillar of the community" who cared a great deal about young people.

February 21, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Drug raid puts four behind bars; cocaine, cash, Xanax seized

A substantial amount of cocaine is off the streets and four offenders are behind bars after Statesboro Police Crime Suppression Unit officers raided a College Lane residence Saturday.

February 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Busy day expected at Bulloch County polls

The presidential primary has finally come to Georgia, along with over twenty states and American Samoa, in a day that has become known as Super Tuesday. Though it is mathematically impossible for any candidate in either party to secure their nomination by Wednesday, today's voting could annoint someone a clear frontrunner, spell the end of a campaign or possibly even further muddle the picture.

February 21, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City considers redistricting plans

Statesboro City Manager George Wood proposed a plan Wednesday that would redraw the city's five council districts and fundamentally change the way citizens elect council members.

February 21, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Statesboro man to announce run for U.S. senate

A local boy is combining his Georgia roots and Washington experience to challenge U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss for his seat in the upcoming election.

February 17, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


GSU official: Campus Adderall abuse increases

John uses Adderall every day. "I probably shouldn't have gotten on it," he said.

February 17, 2008 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


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Wild Bulloch County chase leads to meth lab arrests

A wild chase through the Middleground community early Monday evening ended with deputies finding a meth lab and having to subdue the fleeing driver via Taser.

December 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GBI: Candler County man killed wife, self

A domestic dispute led to the murder/suicide of a Candler County couple Saturday, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

December 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Former Rocky Ford clerk gives no reason for resignation

The former Rocky Ford town clerk, who submitted a letter of resignation Nov. 18, did not list a reason why she vacated the position.

December 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is coming to 33 East Main Street

The Averitt STARs are at it again, this time bringing the heartwarming holiday favorite "Miracle on 34th Street" to the Emma Kelly Theater.

December 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro dentist to offer free service on Friday

The office of Dr. Richard F. Marz, DDS, Comprehensive and Family Dentistry, will host a Free Day of Dentistry with Dentistry from the Heart on Friday in Statesboro.

December 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Authorities await Candler couple’s autopsy results

Autopsies on a Candler County couple found dead in their home Saturday morning with gunshot wounds were scheduled to be performed Monday, authorities said.

December 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Electric cars gain a toehold in Atlanta

ATLANTA - It's fall, and the Leafs are turning left and right.

December 06, 2014 | By RICHARD HALICKS The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local


Policing the police?

NEW YORK - At least 400 people are killed by police officers in the United States every year, and while the circumstances of each case are different, one thing remains constant: In only a handful of instances do grand juries issue an indictment, concluding that the officer should face criminal charges.

December 06, 2014 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press | Local


More changes ahead for Ga.'s ethics agency

ATLANTA - After a stinging audit and a staffing overhaul, the state ethics commission looks to a new year that could bring even more significant changes.

December 06, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Photo gallery: Downtown Holiday Celebration

Images from the 2014 downtown Statesboro Holiday Celebration

December 06, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Lynda Williamson named Chamber Business Leader of the Year for 2014

The Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce honored as its 2014 Business Leader of the Year, posthumously, Lynda Brannen Williamson, who in her final months created a charitable foundation to help young women "live like Lynda," combining leadership with service.

December 05, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Scare temporarily disrupts part of Georgia Southern University campus

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Tuesday's print edition. The male graduate student who wore a mask to the old biology building Friday morning, prompting Georgia Southern University police to close that building and two connected ones in response to what they termed a "suspicious person" who presented a "credible threat," could still face the possibility of criminal charges. Because of a reporting error, a front-page article Saturday incorrectly said the student would not be charged. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

December 05, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON and JASON WERMERS hbragg@statesboroherald.com and jwermers@statesboroherald.com | Local


Improper city meetings?

The 48-page report by attorney Tom A. Peterson IV from his investigation into whether a majority of Statesboro City Council members privately met with former City Manager Frank Parker in violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act reveals no undisputed smoking gun that this occurred.

December 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Musket, cannon fire mark Sherman’s March

On Dec. 4, 1864, Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea was in full swing.

December 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Ground broken for new GSU student health center

If construction stays on schedule, one year from now, Georgia Southern University students will get on-campus care in a new Health Center with three times as many exam rooms as the current clinic.

December 03, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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