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Zoo Atlanta seeks $500K to keep giant pandas

ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta says it needs $500,000 to keep its giant pandas, the irresistibly adorable exotic creatures that have been the zoo's biggest draw for the past decade.

June 17, 2009 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Suit disputes McCorkle’s return

As of Wednesday afternoon, none of Statesboro's five City Councilmen had received a copy of a "declaratory judgment action" filed Tuesday evening against the Statesboro City Council.

June 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - U.S. Army celebrates birthday; City Council meeting gets heated

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday June 17, 2009

June 17, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Britt: Why reinstate McCorkle?

In the middle of a motion during Tuesday night's Statesboro City Council meeting, Councilman Will Britt asked council members to address their decision to rehire former City Clerk Judy McCorkle, drawing heated comments from other councilmen.

The council was preparing to vote on an item after a motion was made when Britt abruptly changed the subject, bringing up citizens' concern for City Manager Shane Haynes and controversy surrounding McCorkle's rehiring.

June 17, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County plans no tax hikes

No tax hikes and a balanced budget brought words of praise Tuesday as Bulloch County Commissioners unanimously approved the FY 2010 work plan and general appropriations budget. Tax payers won't see a rise in the millage rate, although, some home owners will see a higher bill due to state government cutting funding of the Homeowner's Tax Exemption.

June 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Local restaurant helps soldiers; Boro Business: The future of downtown

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday June 16, 2009

June 16, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Celebrating U.S. Army’s 234th birthday

Georgia Southern's ROTC commander Lt. Col. George Fredrick led a two-centuries old tradition Monday with the observance of the Army's birthday. According to tradition, the first pieces of cake were given to the oldest veteran and the youngest cadet attending the ceremony. The observance was held inside Georgia Southern's Student Union.

June 15, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


School bus challenge

Bulloch County public school bus drivers face many challenges, including the fact that there are more dirt roads in Bulloch than anywhere else in the state. Elizabeth Byrd, a veteran of 20 years of driving buses in Bulloch, is the person entrusted by the Bulloch County Public School System Transportation Department to make sure that each of Bulloch's 111 drivers becomes master of their own route.

June 15, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Millage rate not expected to rise

Bulloch County Commissioners are expected this morning to approve a balanced budget for fiscal year 2010 that will not see a rise in the millage rate. However, although taxes will not increase, some home owners will see a higher bill due to state government cutting funding of the Homeowner's Tax Exemption.

June 15, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Camp Tomahawk tests paintball skills; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday June 15, 2009

June 15, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Inflation concern may raise city fees

Due to tight fiscal conditions throughout the city, the Statesboro City Council will be faced with a slew of proposals to raise a number of different fees in various departments, when they meet Tuesday evening.

June 13, 2009 | Phil Boyum | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Storyteller brings a piece of Africa to the Boro; Phil & Chad: Rights

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday June 12, 2009

June 12, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Storytelling from the heart

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June 11, 2009 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Drunken driver hits officer in patrol car Sunday; both injured

A Statesboro Police officer suffered a fractured wrist and other injuries early Sunday morning after another man, charged with DUI, struck his patrol car.

June 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Missoula Theatre: Jack and the Beanstalk; Mary-Kate's Entertainment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday June 11, 2009

June 11, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Man arrested on child sex offense charges

A Statesboro man was charged Friday with multiple sex offenses against a child after someone reported incidents that allegedly took place over the span of ...

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No injuries in Brooklet school bus accident

No one was injured Wednesday morning when a school bus carrying students to Southeast Bulloch Middle and High Schools was involved in an accident on ...

August 10, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Public meets police chief finalists

When Deputy City Manager Robert Cheshire publicly posed questions to each of the three finalists he is considering for the job of Statesboro chief of ...

August 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Landowners look to construct solar farms in Bulloch

Six Bulloch County landowners, represented by a company that hopes to construct solar farms similar to one already located in the Hopeulikit community, will seek ...

August 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two weight-loss gains

Dr. Eli Penn, a gastroenterologist practicing advanced endoscopy at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, is now performing two nonsurgical procedures aimed at helping people lose ...

August 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Local man killed while cutting down tree

A 25-year-old man was killed Sunday at his Jason Franklin Road home when a tree he was cutting down fell on him.

August 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Back from the brink: R.J.'s Grill survives

Our community was rocked last week by the abrupt announcement that R.J.'s Grill, a Statesboro landmark, would close. Fortunately, local Statesboro businessman Stacy ...

August 08, 2016 | | Local


R.J.'s Grill will stay open

Randy Nessmith, owner of R.J.'s Grill, announced Sunday that he has completed the sale of his restaurant to local entrepreneur and restaurateur Stacy ...

August 07, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


The 3 governors controversy

Seventy years ago, a political situation was brewing that left Georgia with three claimants to the governor's office in early 1947. By the time ...

August 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Finalist's issues draw questions

When Saundra Rhodes retired in May as chief of the Horry County Police Department in South Carolina, news reports in the Myrtle Beach area noted ...

August 06, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Public invited to meet chief finalists

The city of Statesboro is inviting the public to meet the finalists for the job of police chief - Herbert Blake, Saundra Rhodes and Charles Sikes ...

August 06, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Brooklet's 'ice cream' cop

On sizzling summer days, one local police officer does more than patrol the streets fighting crime. Brooklet Police Officer Tracy Atkinson makes the sweltering days ...

August 06, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bond hearing set for sex offender charged again after removal from registry

A man charged with child molestation again after being removed from the sex offender registry three years ago is scheduled for a bond hearing at ...

August 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch, Candler counties seek man for questioning

Authorities in Bulloch and Candler counties are seeking Javantae Lee, 21, a black male who is wanted in several counties, said Bulloch County Sheriff's ...

August 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. dad charged in hot-car deaths of twin toddlers

CARROLLTON - Police charged a father with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of his 15-month-old twin girls, alleging that he had been drinking before leaving them ...

August 06, 2016 | By JOHNNY CLARK Associated Press | Local


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