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Governor calls special session

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has called for the General Assembly's special session to begin Aug. 15, with hopes for a speedy redistricting process and more involvement from voters on a transportation tax aimed at funding state infrastructure projects.

August 10, 2011 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press | Local


Siblings suspected in crime spree captured

PUEBLO, Colo. - Three fugitive siblings wanted in a crime spree in Florida and Georgia were captured Wednesday in Colorado after firing shots at officers during a high-speed chase and crashing their car into a highway barrier, authorities said.

August 10, 2011 | By IVAN MORENO Associated Press | Local


Reward offered in Olliff murder

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the November 2010 murder of Harrison Wayne Olliff.

August 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Storm downs trees, power lines

A destructive storm battered Bulloch and neighboring counties Tuesday night around 7 p.m., leaving a trail of downed trees, and live power lines and damaging at least one home.

August 09, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jackson bond hearing continued

A bond hearing scheduled Thursday for a teacher charged with having sex with a student has been continued.

August 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Mari Moss named Evans' top teacher

CLAXTON - At the annual back-to-school faculty breakfast, Evans County Superintendant Joy Collins named this year's County Teacher of the Year.

August 09, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER | Local


Saying 'thanks' to volunteers

"Volunteers make all the difference for the events and projects of Sylvania's Downtown Development Authority and Better Hometown Program," said Hilda Boykin, the program's manager.

August 09, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER | Local


Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show

This week on "Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show," Chris talks about, what else, the start of fall football practice at Georgia Southern and the excitement of college football getting underway.

August 09, 2011 | | Local


Former police chief heads state organization

Former Statesboro police chief Stan York recently was named president of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. York currently serves as director of Police Services for Sandersville.

August 08, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sheriff’s deputy promoted, honored

Bulloch County Sheriff's Deputy Reynaldo Rodriguez was promoted to corporal recently after having been chosen as the 2011 Deputy Sheriff of the Year by the Georgia Sheriff's Association.

August 08, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Teacher indicted on eight charges

A former Bulloch County teacher who was arrested on several charges regarding a sexual relationship with a student while she was a teacher at William James Middle School was indicted last week by the August term of the Bulloch County Grand Jury.

August 06, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Prostitution sting arrests 7

Editor's note: This article was revised on July 31, 2013, to remove the name of an individual whose arrest record associated with this sting operation. The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office said the offense with which this man was charged was restricted from public view as of that date.

August 06, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Destination, planet Jupiter

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A sun-powered robotic explorer named Juno is rocketing toward Jupiter on a fresh quest to discover the secret recipe for making planets.

August 05, 2011 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Accidental drowning claims life

A man found dead in a swimming pool Thursday drowned accidentally, said Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch.

August 05, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man dies after shooting at Blakewood Apts.

A man died after an early morning shooting Friday at Blakewood Apartments, and the woman who is accused of killing him is in jail.

August 05, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Woman shot; GBI investigating

Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents are trying to unravel the story behind woman reportedly shot in Jenkins County who ended up in Bulloch County ...

June 30, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Fourth of July week brings 3 public celebrations

The annual Mill Creek July 4 celebration with fireworks isn't Bulloch County's only Independence Week celebration. A community group hosts a parade and ...

June 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Fireworks – what to buy and how to stay safe

Now that consumer-grade fireworks are legal to possess in Georgia, some may be confused about what kind to buy and how to handle them safely.

June 29, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Firecracker Fest 2017 set for Fourth of July

Hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and Synovus Bank, Firecracker Fest 2017 is set to begin Tuesday - the Fourth of July - at ...

June 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Study finds pay for public college presidents up 5.3 percent

Presidents of U.S. public colleges and universities saw their earnings climb by 5.3 percent last year, with several of them topping $1 million ...

June 28, 2017 | By COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press | Local


City OKs alcohol ordinance change

Provided they have 50 or more rooms, Statesboro hotels with package alcohol licenses may now sell bottles or cans of beer and wine for patrons ...

June 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspect flees as bystander takes video

Watch video of incident by Juwaun Rashawn Watkins here.

June 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Archives span from 1733 to MacGyver

The Georgia Archives, which became part of the University System of Georgia in 2013, have increased their staffing, would welcome more visitors and now feature ...

June 27, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


County seeks COPS grant for three new deputies

Bulloch County leaders hope a grant application will lead to partial funding of three new Bulloch County sheriff's road deputies, who would target violent ...

June 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Breakdown' in jail policy led to release of wrong inmate

A "breakdown" in the process of following jail policies and procedures led to the mistaken release and subsequent escape of a Bulloch County Jail inmate ...

June 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woman hit by car after striking bicyclist with her own car

A Millen woman was struck by a passing car on Sunday after she stopped to help a man on a bike whom she had struck ...

June 26, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Smith made permanent city attorney

Statesboro City Council last week solidified I. Cain Smith's appointment as city attorney. He has been serving on an interim basis since mid-December.

June 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man shot twice in the leg early Monday

An unidentified man was shot twice in the leg early Monday morning but refused to cooperate with police and would not press charges.

June 26, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A Boro restaurant update

When the college students return in August, they better come back very hungry. Here is an update on new restaurant options they will have in ...

June 26, 2017 | | Local


G&R Farms partners with FFA

G&R Farms in Tattnall County has finalized an agreement with the National FFA Organization to support scholarships for students in production agriculture. Under the ...

June 26, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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