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Studio Statesboro - Paying respects to the late Arnold Ray Akins

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


Akins laid to rest

Bulloch County buried a legend Tuesday as rain threatened and citizens mourned. Former Bulloch County Sheriff Arnold Ray Akins, died Saturday of complications stemming from colostomy surgery. Akins was 70.

October 27, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Early voting for city council election ends Friday

There are three more days left of early voting for the Statesboro city council election as citizens prepare to elect two council members and a mayor to new four-year terms.

October 27, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Studio Statesboro - Business in the Boro; Bulloch History Moment: The 1856 election

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


Bulloch mourns Sheriff Akins

In spite of the circumstances, the atmosphere Monday night at the visitation for former Bulloch County Sheriff Arnold Ray Akins was not typical of most funeral home viewings.

October 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Looking at the local economy

This morning's first guest on the "Mornings unPhiltered" show was Edward H. Sibbald. Host Phil Boyum introduced Sibbald, who was named the interim director of the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development in July at Georgia Southern. Sibbald is now the Director for the Center for Financial Excellence.

October 26, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Two men sought in separate Stadium Place robberies

Two separate armed robberies within two hours at an apartment complex near Georgia Southern University Saturday are likely unrelated, according to reports.

October 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Brooks Keel named GSU president

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia named Dr. Brooks A. Keel Monday as the 12th president of Georgia Southern University. Keel is vice chancellor for research and economic development and professor of biological sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.

October 26, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro - PETCO costume contest; Memory Walk & Run Fundraiser

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October 26, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ogeechee River Baptists meet

At the recent 111th annual meeting of the Ogeechee River Baptist Association, some one hundred pastors and deacons of 37 Bulloch County Baptist churches came together in Nevils to consider the challenges that lie ahead during the next year for the churches in Bulloch County and the nation.

October 24, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


United Way launches ’09-10 campaign

United Way of Southeast Georgia kicked off its 2009-2010 campaign and Barry Turner, executive director for public relations at Ogeechee Technical College, will serve as campaign chair.

October 24, 2009 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


A legend lost: Arnold Ray Akins passes at 69

Arnold Ray Akins, a local legend in the law enforcement world and former sheriff of Bulloch County, died Saturday morning after an extended illness at the Tattnall Community Hospital in Reidsville.

October 24, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Statesboro city council meets Blind Willie McTell

It was an eclectic mix of guests Friday on "Mornings unPHILtered." The city election, local blues legend Blind Willie McTell and high school football were the topics.

October 23, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


A Peak honor

Tanita Peak, a fourth grade teacher at Brooklet Elementary School, was named Friday the 2010 Bulloch County School System's Teacher of the Year. Peak learned of her selection Friday morning when Superintendent Lewis Holloway and administrators surprised her in her classroom.

October 23, 2009 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro - GSU Wellness Fair; Bulloch Teacher of the Year

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October 23, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Police capture immigrant sought in New York-area bombings

NEW YORK - An Afghan immigrant wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town was ...

September 19, 2016 | By JAKE PEARSON and ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Local


Lines form at the gas pump in the wake of pipeline spill

ATLANTA (AP) - Lines formed at gas stations across the South on Saturday and drivers who were able to find fuel had to pay more for ...

September 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Ralston: Voters should approve amendments Nov. 8

State House Speaker David Ralston, interviewed during a visit to Statesboro this week, said he supports passage of all four proposed amendments on Georgia's ...

September 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


One-man play brings beloved columnist to life

The Averitt Center for the Arts is well known for stuffing its seasons with Elvis impersonators and tribute bands, coming up on Friday and Saturday ...

September 17, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Hulk star tells Boys & Girls to find their own path

Lou Ferrigno, the championship bodybuilder turned actor famous around the world since becoming "The Incredible Hulk" nearly 40 years ago, told Boys & Girls Club of ...

September 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Judge Neville dies at 93

The Honorable Senior Judge William Josiah Neville, age 93, passed away Thursday, September 15, at his home under the care of Gentiva Hospice.

September 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch seeks volunteer firefighters

The Bulloch County Fire Department is actively recruiting volunteer firefighters. Candidates will be provided with quality training that could lead to a career. The next ...

September 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police academy held for clergy

More than a dozen members of the local clergy marked their graduation this week from Statesboro's inaugural class of the Concerned Clergy Citizens Police ...

September 15, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Election officials seek to reassure voters

One major safeguard against hackers tampering with the voting machines used in Bulloch County is the fact that the machines are not connected to the ...

September 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony twice a week with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle ...

September 15, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local




Stabbing leads to arrest

A woman was arrested Tuesday morning after reportedly stabbing a man in the arm, police said.

September 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Treat or monitor early prostate cancer?

LONDON - Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those ...

September 14, 2016 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | Local


Man charged with bestiality

A West Main Street man was arrested Tuesday on charges of bestiality after police and animal control officers saw him having sex in the rain ...

September 14, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Schools aim to recruit minority educators

The number of black teachers and administrators in the Bulloch County Schools has increased from 11 percent of the school system's total workforce with ...

September 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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