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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


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


Bulloch blood shortage critical

The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and asking all potential donors to consider donating blood.

July 24, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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Willingway, Pineland Behavioral Health present ‘Recovery in the Park’

Willingway and Pineland Behavioral Health/Developmental Disabilities are joining forces to observance National Recovery Month.

September 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County commissioners uphold clerk’s firing

Fired for missing work and failing to bring medical excuses specifically required of her, Christy Strickland, the clerk of the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners, appealed to the board. But at the end of a hearing Monday night, the commissioners unanimously upheld County Manager Tom Couch's decision.

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


New Statesboro Visitors Center makes a grand entrance

Hundreds of people joined community leaders Tuesday afternoon for the official ribbon cutting of the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau's Regional Visitors Center.

September 16, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch County Commission grants special event alcohol license

A Statesboro businessman hoping to host a Georgia Southern University alumni ball during homecoming weekend said he intends to make every possible effort to keep the event safe.

September 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Constitution Week begins Wednesday

Constitution Week begins Wednesday and runs through Tuesday, Sept. 23, celebrating the 227th anniversary of the signing of this great document.

September 16, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Downtown Boutique Warehouse sale to benefit Statesboro’s Safe Haven

On Friday and Saturday, several local businesses will participate in a Downtown Boutique Warehouse sale.

September 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


2 Bulloch County schools are tops

For the second straight year, two Bulloch County public schools were recognized as two of the top performers under the state's accountability system.

September 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro police: No foul play suspected in Georgia Southern student’s death

Statesboro police say foul play is not suspected in the death of Brooke Edwards, a Georgia Southern University student who was found unresponsive at her off-campus apartment Friday morning.

September 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


New Bulloch County judge to hear ‘hit-style’ murder trial

Jury selection for the trial of two men accused of committing a "hit-style" murder was postponed Monday when a Bulloch County Superior Court judge moved to turn the case over to another judge.

September 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Income inequality complicates Georgia consumption tax

ATLANTA - A new study suggests the growing share of income paid to the rich could raise the costs of a Republican proposal to replace Georgia's income tax with an expanded sales tax.

September 15, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Georgia Peanut Tour set for this week

The 28th annual Georgia Peanut Tour will be held Tuesday through Thursday, centrally located out of the Savannah area.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Beatles tribute band to invade Statesboro's Averitt Center

If you believe in yesterday or have had a hard day's night, then the Averitt Center for the Arts invites you to get your ticket to ride and relive Beatlemania on Saturday.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Suspicious package prompts evacuations around Statesboro VA office

A suspicious package found Monday morning at the Statesboro Veterans Affairs office turned out to be only a couple boxes of books.

September 15, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern student dies

An 18-year-old Georgia Southern University student was found unresponsive Friday at her off-campus apartment, and she was later pronounced dead, the university announced Monday morning.

September 15, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


SEBHS clubs will raise funds for local cancer patients Sept. 19

Three of Southeast Bulloch High School's (SEBHS) student organizations are joining together to host the Colors of Cancer Week Tailgate on Friday, Sept. 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the outdoor cafeteria courtyard in front of the school. The event is free of charge and will include a meal and guest speaker prior to the SEBHS vs. Dodge County football game. Students will be selling event T-shirts for $10, and the money raised will be used to make care packages for local oncology patients.

September 14, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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