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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


Mornings unPHILtered - Stones tribute band playing Boro show

Mick Jagger didn't appear on Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show, but the lead singer of a Rolling Stones tribute band came on to discuss his concert in Statesboro this weekend.

September 08, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


City tables aid request by church

Citing a need for accurate cost estimates, the Statesboro City Council voted Wednesday to table a request from First Baptist Church to aid in the installation of a new water line for fire suppression in the church's planned sanctuary expansion.

September 08, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Second armed robbery in two days

A man with a gun robbed a second credit union Wednesday morning, following an arrest made in Tuesday's armed robbery of Geovista Credit Union on South Main Street.

September 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Agents seek drug suspect

After making three arrests since July regarding drug complaints around the Dunlap Street area, Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team agents are seeking a fourth suspect.

September 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


TEA Party rally is Thursday

People who believe they have been Taxed Enough Already (TEA) will gather Thursday for the fifth Bulloch County TEA Party rally, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bulloch County Courthouse, said TEA Party advocate Heather Merritt.

September 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU impact reaches $795 million

Georgia Southern University had a total economic impact of $795.3 million on nine counties in southeast Georgia during the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

September 07, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police seek armed robbers

Two men dressed in black and wearing red bandannas, robbed GeoVista Credit Union Tuesday afternoon, and Statesboro Police spent the rest of the day seeking the suspects.

September 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Church to request aid from city

Statesboro city council members will consider a request from First Baptist Church to aid in the installation of a water line to feed the church's planned sanctuary expansion during Wednesday's regular meeting.

September 06, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Parapros are key at Langston Elem.

Every school in Statesboro has its staff, teachers and students. There is a fourth component at each of these schools: instructional paraprofessionals. Known in the past as simply "the teacher's aide," the job of school parapros, as they're called, has become an essential component of each child's daily instruction.

September 06, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Making a local connection

Venturing to a foreign country can be tough, especially for the 300 international students at Georgia Southern who leave their home countries to pursue a college education in Statesboro.

September 04, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Special to the Herald | Local


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Blessing of the Harvest

Area farmers halted work briefly Friday morning to gather collectively for prayer and fellowship in a Blessing of the Harvest event at the Bulloch County ...

August 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Old Sallie Z. cash goes to school facilities

After considering putting the money into the school system's general fund to partly offset deficit spending, the Bulloch County Board of Education voted last ...

August 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


It's official: Durden new OTC president

After serving as acting president of Ogeechee Technical College for the past month, Lori Durden has been named the new president of OTC. Commissioner Gretchen ...

August 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Landowner files new rezone request

A man who wants to build an industrial park in southern Bulloch County has resubmitted a rezone application, just days after he withdrew his previous ...

August 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro landmark R.J.'s closing

After serving the Statesboro and Bulloch County community for 35 years, owner Randy Nessmith announced Wednesday that R.J.'s Grill is closing. R.J ...

August 03, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ogeechee Tech signs agreement with Armstrong State

Ogeechee Technical College signed a memorandum of understanding with Armstrong State University in Savannah on Tuesday, bridging the institutions' programs in criminal justice and information ...

August 03, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


'‚ÄČ'night, Mother' offers change of pace at the Averitt

It's 8 o'clock on Saturday night in rural America. The interior of the house looks like any other stereotypical home, a wooden space ...

August 03, 2016 | By RASHIDA OTUNBA Special to the Herald | Local


Downtown Pep Rally is Friday

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority will celebrate the start of high school football season with local players, cheerleaders, coaches and bands at the annual Downtown ...

August 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man held on murder charge in teens' deaths near Atlanta

ROSWELL, Ga. - Police arrested a 20-year-old man on a murder charge Wednesday as they investigate the deaths of two teenagers, each shot in the head ...

August 03, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Only low-income seniors get city bill relief

New credits offsetting the $3.95 monthly storm water fee imposed on Statesboro residents last year and this year's $2 increase in monthly water ...

August 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman killed in dog attack

A woman was killed in Screven County on Monday night by her boyfriend's pit bulldog.

August 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hudson resigns as Portal Elementary School principal

Portal Elementary School Principal Paul D. Hudson tendered his resignation Monday to the Bulloch County Board of Education, following his arrest Thursday night in Effingham ...

August 01, 2016 | By AL HACKLE and HOLLI DEAL SAXON ahackle@statesboroherald.com; hbragg@ statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch schools begin new year

Monday, 10,073 students started classes in the Bulloch County Schools. First-day attendance last year was 9,683. Reported enrollment reached 10,370 students last ...

August 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Cheeky Bliss expanding

Statesboro Mall's newest store Cheeky Bliss isn't actually new to the mall but has moved to a new location.

August 01, 2016 | | Local


AgSouth names Statesboro man new CEO

William T. Robinson, chairman of the Board of Directors of AgSouth Farm Credit, announced that John Patrick "Pat" Calhoun will succeed William P. Spigener, Jr ...

August 01, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


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