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Input sought on millage rate

The Statesboro City Council will hold a special called public hearing today to discuss setting the 2011 ad valorem (property) tax millage rate for the city.

September 14, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Georgia Southern University raises $1.3 million during 2010 ‘A Day for Southern’

Georgia Southern University's 'A Day for Southern' campaign, a one-day fund-raising effort involving the Statesboro and Bulloch County communities, has raised $1,338,650 in 2010. The amount is the second largest total raised in the campaign's 37-year history.

September 14, 2010 | Special | Local


R Ur kids on drugs?

The text messages on your child's phone look innocent enough. "I want a Ben and Jerry's." "Is Lori in town?" "I'm fixing a BLT." "I want a Bean Burrito."

September 14, 2010 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Woman critical after three-car wreck Tuesday

A man pulling a boat ran a stop sign at Pulaski and High Point roads Tuesday, and a woman who plowed into the boat and trailer remains in critical condition after the wreck.

September 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local author debuts first book

When her children were growing up in the 1970s, Verdery Kennedy told stories to keep them entertained as they drove from Statesboro to Atlanta.

September 14, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Police still seek armed robbery suspect

Statesboro Police are still seeking a woman they say was involved in an armed robbery last week. Tymesha Sharneice "Savage Doll" Hamilton, 24, Leefield Station Road in Brooklet, is considered "armed and dangerous," said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott P. Brunson.

September 13, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Talent on display

Looking for a fun - and free - evening of live music?

September 13, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Teen to be tried as an adult in molestation case

A 16-year-old boy charged with molesting a 5-year-old girl was charged and will be tried as an adult, according to Georgia law. An 11-year-old boy also charged in the incident will be tried as a juvenile, said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott P. Brunson.

September 13, 2010 | A 16-year-old boy charged with molesting a 5-year-old girl was charged and will be tried as an adul | Local


A Day for Southern

An annual tradition that symbolizes the ties between Georgia Southern University and the Statesboro-Bulloch County community continues today with the 37th Annual A Day for Southern.

September 13, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Steaks, laughs raise funds

It was a night of laughter, making friends and enjoying delicious food as the Fifth Annual Boys and Girls Club Steak and Burger Dinner was held in the Statesboro First Baptist Church social hall.

September 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Battling leukemia

For Statesboro's Eddie Olliff, helping organize a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was personal. Olliff's sister, Betty Joe Thorpe, died from Leukemia a number of years ago so she was willing and happy to help with Thursday's fundraiser at Pittman Park United Methodist Church.

September 11, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Man, 25, accused of sexual assault of 16-year-old girl

A Harwood Street man is being held without bond regarding accusations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl who was visiting another teen in his home in August.

September 10, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Nevils Patriots Day: Students remember attacks, honor victims

Nevils Elementary School Principal Julie Blackmar and the school's faculty, staff and students celebrated "Patriots Day" Friday. Joined by more than 100 parents, grandparents and other family and friends, the entire Nevils community seemed to have congregated in the Nevils Elementary School gymnasium.

September 10, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Three arrests in local credit union heists

A teller employed by Geovista Credit Union was arrested Wednesday after Statesboro Police detectives learned he was involved in Tuesday's armed robbery of the South Main Street bank. Police also arrested a third man Thursday in connection to the armed robbery; one man was taken into custody Tuesday. Officers also seek a woman they suspect drove a getaway car.

September 09, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


2 charged in Bulloch homicide

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators charged a woman and her mother with murder, taking the mother into custody Wednesday and then launching a hunt that ended Thursday for the daughter, both accused of shooting a 26-year-old Sylvania man.

September 09, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Beware at the pump

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to siphon ...

August 10, 2017 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | Local


Arrest made in Robin Hood Trail robbery, kidnapping

A Statesboro man faces armed robbery and kidnapping charges in connection with a violent incident that occurred early Sunday morning on Robin Hood Trail, across ...

August 10, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Morris Communications selling newspapers to GateHouse

AUGUSTA - Morris Communications will sell its 11 daily newspapers and other publications in those markets to New Media Investment Group, the parent company of GateHouse ...

August 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Hebert: Georgia Southern pacing itself

Recreational runner Jaimie L. Hebert, Ph.D., made "Setting the Pace" the watchword as he welcomed faculty who will teach Georgia Southern University's almost ...

August 09, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Postal Service may get more freedom to raise stamp prices

WASHINGTON - It may be time to stock up on Forever stamps.

August 09, 2017 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press | Local


Bulloch Academy starts school year

Bulloch Academy, the largest private school in Statesboro, started its 2017–18 school year Tuesday with a record 593 students in prekindergarten through 12th grade ...

August 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Reported crash into spillway was fraud attempt, trooper says

Georgia State Patrol troopers investigated a reported crash Tuesday morning that turned out to be a suspected attempt at insurance fraud.

August 08, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


6 refuse drug test in county work camp

Six men transferred into the Bulloch County Correctional Institute last week face additional charges after refusing to submit to a drug test.

August 07, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Brooklet's Dairy Barn

Cain's Dairy Barn, a new ice cream and coffee shop in Brooklet, is slated to open at noon Saturday.

August 07, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Lots of changes while students were away

Like every fall, Georgia Southern students are coming back in full force.

August 07, 2017 | | Local


Statesboro man beaten, robbed, forced to drive to ATM

A man who was beaten Sunday morning during an armed robbery and kidnapping was released from the hospital later that day, but Statesboro police are ...

August 07, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Guyton man drowns at Steel Bridge

A Guyton man drowned Saturday while swimming with others in the Ogeechee River at the Steel Bridge Landing.

August 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


US in rare bull's-eye for total solar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - It will be tough eclipsing this eclipse.

August 05, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


School attendance ripples through week 1

Attendance in the Bulloch County Schools did not set a record this week, despite a higher enrollment number the first day of classes. Both enrollment ...

August 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Free screenings part of concussion research

Researchers from Georgia Southern University's School of Health and Kinesiology have teamed up with Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation and Clark Medical Group to ...

August 04, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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