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County Commissioner Bill Smith retires

After 14 years of budgets, zoning issues, road complaints, and exciting new county projects, Bill Smith stepped down from the Bulloch County Commission. Tuesday Smith was honored with a reception just before his successor Robert Rushing took over the reins by participating in his first commission meeting.

The drop-in reception from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at the Bulloch County Annex was open to the public. Refreshments were served and Smith was presented with a special gift from the commission.

January 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two teens taken into custody after robbery

Statesboro Police, responding to a call from Bulloch County Central 911, met with a man who said two juveniles robbed him of $14 and a cell phone. Within minutes Advanced Patrol Officer John Jones took the two juveniles into custody, charging them with strong arm robbery, battery, false imprisonment and unruly juvenile before taking them to jail.

January 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three area churches burglarized

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are teaming up with officers from other counties to solve a rash of church burglaries in Southeast Georgia. Three area churches were victimized recently, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

January 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Burglary arrests made Saturday

Statesboro Police arrested five men Saturday they said are responsible for a rash of burglaries in the area.

January 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tis the season – to recycle your Christmas tree

Bulloch County residents looking for an environmentally friendly way to dispose of their Christmas Tree can once again "Bring One for the Chipper" and turn their tree into mulch.

January 13, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Body of singer James Brown honored at historic Apollo Theater

NEW YORK - A white, horse-drawn carriage carried the body of music legend James Brown through the streets of Harlem on Thursday to the Apollo Theater, where a sea of people waited to say farewell to the ''Godfather of Soul.''

January 13, 2007 | By LARRY BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Trial set for Boro hostage suspects

Suspects in a Jan. 16 hostage incident that gained national attention will face Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed for a trial next month.

January 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ford achieved by chance what others strive for mightily

WASHINGTON - Gerald R. Ford was a man of limited ambition who, through bizarre circumstances never before experienced by the country, achieved an office that others win through the greatest determination and calculation.

January 13, 2007 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press Writer | Local


Check your fireworks, they may be illegal

A rule of thumb for New Year's Eve festivities: if it goes "bang" or "kaboom," it's likely illegal.

January 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro's Pizza Hut restaurant robbed Friday

Forget last-minute shopping for Christmas. For a Sylvania man Friday, it was more like last-minute robbing.

January 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


2007 Aspen is first Chrysler-branded SUV

Officials at DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler Group outside Detroit knew they had a problem when studies showed, year after year, a quarter of Chrysler owners were interested in sport utility vehicles. And, a majority of these SUV-minded owners were leaving Chrysler to get an SUV from a competitor.

January 11, 2007 | By ANN M. JOB For the Associated Press | Local


Former President Ford dies at 93

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Former President Gerald R. Ford, who declared ''Our long national nightmare is over'' as he replaced Richard Nixon but may have doomed his own chances of election by pardoning his disgraced predecessor, has died. He was 93.

January 11, 2007 | By JEFF WILSON Associated Press Writer | Local


James Brown’s body to lie at the Apollo Theater in New York City for last gig

NEW YORK - James Brown's music career will come full circle when his body is brought to rest on the stage of the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, where he made his explosive debut, and the world changed to his beat.

January 11, 2007 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | Local


Man takes cash not chicken from KFC

Statesboro Police are looking for a man they said snatched a handful of cash from KFC Sunday.

January 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


2006 Tour of Lights: County towns light up night

Note: This is the last in a series of three stories offering guidelines regarding notable holiday displays in the area. Enjoy!

January 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Statesboro notifies Rude Rudy’s owner of hearing

Rude Rudy's owner Jonathan Earl Starkey has been asked to appear before City Council later this month, and face the possible suspension or revocation of the nightspot's alcoholic beverage license, according to a notice mailed to him Monday.

September 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia ethics commission fires director

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission was fired Monday, less than a week after a judge fined her $10,000 for failing to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the agency and called her actions "dishonest and non-transparent."

September 09, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


41st annual ‘A Day for Southern’ set for Tuesday

Georgia Southern University kicks off its 41st annual "A Day for Southern" community fundraising campaign Tuesday. The fundraising tradition began as a way for Georgia Southern supporters to contribute to the ongoing success of the university.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro city councilmen remember Tommy Blitch

Statesboro city councilmen and others spoke highly Monday of former Councilman Thomas Norwood "Tommy" Blitch Jr., who died Sunday under hospice care. He was 82.

September 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Slow nesting season for sea turtles

SAVANNAH - After four busy nesting years on beaches from Georgia to the Carolinas, loggerhead sea turtles this summer laid their eggs at a much pokier pace.

September 06, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Remembering integration

MACON - The morning the girls integrated the Bibb County schools, there was still a virtual mountain to climb.

September 06, 2014 | By JOE KOVAC Jr. The Telegraph | Local


Suit: Bar responsible for injuries

A man claiming he was injured last year by a bouncer at Rude Rudy's has filed suit against the club.

September 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jenkins County man missing for 2 months

Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said Friday that no foul play is suspected in the case of a Jenkins County man missing since early July.

September 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Vince and Barbara Dooley to speak at Boys & Girls Club's annual fundraiser

Legendary Georgia Bulldogs football coach Vince Dooley, along with his wife, Barbara, will be the featured speakers at the annual Steak & Burger Dinner fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

September 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


A man and his horses

When doctors told him he might have only five weeks to live, Rodger Howell decided to make some changes.

September 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Alternative school proposed to expand

After recent violent crimes implicating teenagers and reports by law enforcement that gangs are active here, Bulloch County Schools officials are speeding up plans for a full-day alternative school. A night-school session also is proposed.

September 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet police chief resigns

Mike Buchan has resigned as Brooklet's police chief, and town council members intend to start a search for his replacement soon.

September 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fundraiser to help local woman’s fight against cancer

A day of music, food and fun in Brooklet Saturday also will bring financial assistance for a local woman diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that causes an overgrowth of plasma cells in the bone marrow, which develop into tumors inside the bones.

September 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Dad in Georgia hot car death charged with murder

ATLANTA - A Georgia man whose son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours was charged Thursday with murder in the toddler's death.

September 04, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Nightmare for vulnerable: Unlicensed care homes in Georgia

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The investigation of a South Georgia unlicensed personal care home began with the report of a resident of the facility breaking into a nearby home to get food.

September 04, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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