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Lounge closed for illegal sales

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies, assisting the Georgia Department of Revenue, helped close down a local "lounge" and arrested three for illegal alcohol sales.

June 30, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Michael Thurmond speaks at Chamber luncheon

Georgia Commissioner of Labor Michael Thurmond spoke at Tuesday's Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Speakers Luncheon at the Quality Inn and Suites. Thurmond told the audience it was hard to find good news in Georgia's 9.7 percent unemployment rate, but he has noticed a slowing in state residents losing their jobs. He also praised Georgia Southern as a vital part of Bulloch's economy. U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson will be the next Chamber luncheon speaker in August at the Forest Heights Country Club.

June 30, 2009 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


'Two Julies' are jewels at Brooklet

Every school in the Bulloch County Public School system has intervention specialists, but only Brooklet Elementary School has "the Two Julies" - Julie NeSmith and Julie Chambers. According to Brooklet principal Marlin Baker, "The faculty here at BES considers the 'Two Julies' to be extremely important to the success of our school."

June 30, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Toxicology test results pending in jail hanging

Georgia Bureau of Investigations agents are still awaiting toxicology test results regarding a man who allegedly hanged himself in the Bulloch County Jail in May.

June 30, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Georgia Labor Commissioner visits Statesboro; Boro Business

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June 30, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Woman struck by car remains critical

Statesboro Police are "actively investigating" a crash Saturday night that left a woman in critical condition, said Statesboro Police Capt. Wendell Turner.

June 29, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A Fourth of a celebration

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and Sea Island Bank will present Bulloch County's annual Fourth of July celebration - the 2009 Firecracker Fest. The patriotic party is set for Saturday at Mill Creek Regional Park from 4-11 p.m.

June 29, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GBI: Man found in Candler was murdered

A Savannah man found dead in Candler County was murdered, said Georgia Bureau of Investigations Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Chuck Sullenger.

June 29, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Mascots at the Mall; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, June 29, 2009

June 29, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Portal remembers, honors Frank Saunders

It was one year ago to the day on June 28, 2008 when Dr. R. Frank Saunders, Jr. proudly addressed several dozen local friends, neighbors, and GSU colleagues as he emceed the on-site dedication of Portal's Centennial Park .

June 28, 2009 | By N. LUREE BOWEN Special to the Herald | Local


Averitt Center promises exciting season

Big band jazz, Blue Grass banjos, and improvisation comedy are just a taste of the acts that will grace the stage in the 2009-2010 season at the Averitt Center for the Arts. The upcoming season at the Emma Kelly Theater will feature artists from all over the state of Georgia, as the Averitt Center looks to keep "Georgia Artists on Our Minds."

June 28, 2009 | Sepcial to the Herald | Local


HB1460 at the center of McCorkle suit

It's a case of hurry up and wait for Anthony Mann. The Statesboro citizen filed a claim June 16 against the city, arguing that the city's charter does not give the council authority to hire and fire employees.

June 27, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Creative Critters; Wii Mario Kart

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, June 26, 2009

June 26, 2009 | By MATTHEW BANKHEAD mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


McCorkle accepts temp position in Sandersville

Former Statesboro City Clerk Judy McCorkle was hired to act as the temporary city administrator for the City of Sandersville at a called Sandersville council meeting Thursday.

June 25, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Police focus on medical treatment in Jackson death

Police investigating Michael Jackson's death looked into his medical treatment Friday, seeking to interview one of the pop king's doctors and seizing a car that they said may contain drugs or other evidence.

As medical examiners began an autopsy on Jackson, police towed a BMW from rented home "because it may contain medications or other evidence that may assist the coroner in determining the cause of death," police spokeswoman Karen Rayner said.

June 25, 2009 | By JAKE COYLE Associated Press Writer | Local


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Room to improve

After a lifelong struggle with a debilitating disease, Sylvania woman April Myles had to move in with her mother. However, their small house cannot sufficiently ...

July 17, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Rare sea turtles pass 50-year recovery milestone in Georgia

SAVANNAH - Rare loggerhead sea turtles reached a conservation milestone on the coast of Georgia in the midst of a strong nesting season on southern Atlantic ...

July 16, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Judge race closes in on one quarter million spent

Campaign spending in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge race topped $220,000 by June 30, including the dollars spent by Martha Hall and ...

July 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro’s Sharma Lewis makes history

A former Statesboro resident made history by being elected as the first African-American woman in the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church.

July 15, 2016 | | Local


Residents speak out against proposed industrial park

In spite of a request to defer a decision until next month, the Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to deny approval of ...

July 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Truck driver charged in deadly crash pleads guilty

PEMBROKE - A Louisiana truck driver charged in a fiery interstate crash that killed five nursing students in southeast Georgia was sentenced to prison Thursday - one ...

July 14, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern dean will chair Statesboro alcohol board

When the six members of Statesboro's new Alcohol Advisory Board held their organizational meeting Monday, they chose as their chairperson Patrice Buckner Jackson, Georgia ...

July 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Second arrest made in armed robbery

Two weeks after an armed robbery at Eagle Gate Apartments in Statesboro, police arrested a second man they say is responsible for the crime.

July 14, 2016 | | Local


Averitt Center set to host Youth Chorale auditions

BIf your child enjoys singing, the Statesboro Youth Chorale will hold auditions from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday inside the Averitt Center and this year ...

July 14, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Zoning board denies recommendation for industrial park

The Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to deny a recommendation to the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners regarding a proposed industrial park ...

July 14, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘The Jungle Book’ returns to Averitt

Each summer since 2009, retired Georgia Southern University theater professor Mical Whitaker holds his Jungle Book Camp and the 2016 version is going on this ...

July 13, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Splash to add wave pool in $5 million upgrade

Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation unveiled a proposal Tuesday for a $5.6 million expansion and renovation of Splash in the Boro Family Waterpark, including ...

July 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


New industrial park proposed

A man who hopes to build an industrial park near Interstate 16 and Highway 67 is seeking a zoning change for a 4,682-acre parcel.

July 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wetmore to be city manager Sept. 1

Randy Wetmore is expected to move from Iowa to be Statesboro's city manager beginning Sept. 1, after a unanimous City Council vote Tuesday evening.

July 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Emanuel drive-by shooting leaves one dead; one injured

A drive-by shooting in Swainsboro Monday left one person dead and another injured, said Emanuel County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Rocky Davis.

July 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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