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Voter turnout moderate in Bulloch County

The 1 percent transportation sales tax and races for sheriff, district attorney and a school board seat generated some voter interest Tuesday, but poll managers observed morning turnouts ranging from "super" to "very slow," with more weighing in on the "slow" side.

July 31, 2012 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Facebook use helps in felony shoplifting arrests

Yet again, Facebook helped Bulloch County sheriff's investigators solve a crime and put offenders behind bars.

July 31, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Time to cast your ballot

Voters at the polls Tuesday will have plenty of sway in local contested races because of lower-than-expected early voting numbers.

July 30, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


Youth home residents bike 550 miles

Six young men - current and former residents of the Paul Anderson Youth Home in Vidalia - are taking a 550-mile bike ride in the summer heat on a threefold mission.

July 30, 2012 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


'Buzzards' shot with arrows

When Statesboro resident Delia Mobley looked out her bedroom window Monday, she saw an unusual sight.

July 30, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Parents, students converge on school open houses

The first day of school isn't until Wednesday, but thousands of parents and children went to schools throughout Bulloch County on Monday.

July 30, 2012 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Auto break-in victim works for sheriff

A man who broke into a car at a local gym Friday probably had no idea he was stealing credit cards from a Bulloch County Sheriff's Office employee.

July 30, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GOP voters to choose a candidate Tuesday

While the Democratic congressman representing the 12th Congressional District prepares for a November race to retain his seat, the four Republicans vying to oppose him are working hard to make their cases for area voters now.

July 28, 2012 | Jeff Harrison | Local


Three ready to run for sheriff

Three Republican candidates, including the incumbent, are running a hot and heavy campaign for the Bulloch County sheriff's seat.

July 28, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wagner, Caiazzo race for District 1 BOE post

Two candidates vying to fill the Bulloch County Board of Education District 1 seat claim the necessary drive and experience to lead.

July 27, 2012 | Jeff Harrison | Local


Two candidates square off for DA seat

Local attorney Martha Kirkland Hall seeks to make changes should she be elected as the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney, while incumbent Richard Mallard is banking on his experience and existing relationship with law enforcement as he vies to keep the seat.

July 27, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sam Baker to relinquish duties as Georgia Southern athletic director

After 17 years as director of athletics at Georgia Southern University, Sam Baker will relinquish his duties as athletic director, according to a statement from the university Friday.

July 27, 2012 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Local


TSPLOST promises transportation improvements

New bike and pedestrian trails, additional lanes for the area's busiest corridors and more paved roads in rural parts of the county will be at stake when Bulloch County voters decide at the polls whether to support a 1-percent sales tax investing in transportation throughout the region.

July 26, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


Metter man shot

A Metter man was wounded Wednesday in a shooting incident on North Trapnell Street, Metter Police Chief Dennis Nelson said.

July 26, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man robs store of cash, cigarettes

A man walked into a Statesboro convenience store wearing a bright red Elmo hat, robbed the clerk at gunpoint of more than $3,000, then asked for a $4 pack of cigarettes, police said.

July 26, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Bulloch, area businesses invited to seminar on tools for growth

The Statesboro Chapter of SCORE is inviting Bulloch County businesses to the fourth workshop in the "Tools to Grow Your Business" series shows how social ...

April 16, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Mayor pitches South Main TAD to school board

Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar spoke to the Bulloch County Board of Education this week, urging the board to commit its growth in property tax revenue ...

April 14, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Candidate wants to maintain services with no tax hike

Bulloch County Commission candidate Timmy Rushing hopes to bring a lifetime of business experience and the ability to bring projects to completion to the table ...

April 14, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


UGA’s Smart, ESPN’s Pollack to speak for Bulloch Boys & Girls

After leading the Georgia Bulldogs to a Rose Bowl win and a National Championship game in his second season as head coach, Kirby Smart is ...

April 13, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Candidate wants to better manage ‘fast growth’

(Note: A profile of Republican candidate Timmy Rushing running for Seat 2D, will appear in the Sunday edition of the Statesboro Herald.)

April 13, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woman pleads guilty to bank embezzlement

A Statesboro woman pled guilty to embezzlement and must report to prison for a year, as well as pay restitution of more than $260,000.

April 13, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Candidate wants to attract more industry

(Note: Profiles of Republican candidates running for Seat 2B, Jeff Klare and Timmy Rushing, will appear in the Saturday and Sunday editions of the Statesboro ...

April 12, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Leadership SE Ga. class stops in Statesboro

Those of us lucky enough to choose Bulloch County as home understand what a special blessing it is to live and work here. However, it ...

April 12, 2018 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Candler County Hospital impact reveal Monday

Metter's city government and Candler County Hospital will make public the results of a study of the hospital's economic impact Monday evening.

April 12, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Hoops with Heroes set for Thursday

Today after school, William James Middle School students will have the chance to play basketball with local law enforcement as the second annual "Hoops with ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local


Man arrested in 2017 GSU rape

Georgia Southern University police took a man into custody Monday, charging him with a rape that was reported almost a year ago.

April 11, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fleeing escapee strikes deputy with car

A Bulloch County man struck a sheriff's deputy with his car Monday as he fled from court after being sentenced to 30 days in ...

April 11, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Exploring women charged with burglary

Two Pembroke women caught rambling in an abandoned house Tuesday face burglary and drug charges, said Bulloch County sheriff's Capt. Todd Hutchens.

April 11, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Study: Schools hampering South's talent

DURHAM, N.C. - The South's increasingly diverse homegrown talent won't share in the region's economic growth unless state leaders commit to spending ...

April 10, 2018 | By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Local


Dispatchers recognized for service

When a fire breaks out, everybody sees the firefighters rushing to the scene. When an accident happens, witnesses watch as state troopers and EMS arrive ...

April 10, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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