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Recognizing local ‘Unsung Heroes’

(Note: The following is the first in a weekly series of stories about some "Unsung Heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.)

Ever since the new Portal Elementary school opened some 10 years ago the school has been kept virtually spotless. According to Principal Paul Hudson, much of that credit goes to his head custodian Shirley Jones.

February 17, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - United Way's Annual Subway Challenge; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, February 16, 2008

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


Couple charged in theft of ring

Whether intended as an engagement ring, a Valentine's gift or else, a diamond ring spelled jail to a couple police said shoplifted the bauble from a local jewelry store.

February 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Valentine's Dance, The Phil & ?? Show: Jake replacement auditions

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, February 13, 2008

February 13, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


High-speed chase ends in arrest

A man who escaped from the Bryan County Jail stabbed a man and stole his truck, and ended up behind bars again after a high speed chase through Bulloch County Thursday morning.

February 13, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU to undergo 're-lamping' Monday

The blue and white of Georgia Southern will "go green" on Monday as the university seeks to "relamp" the entire campus. Starting Monday, a team of GSU students will exchange traditional incandescent bulbs with new compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in office, desk and accent fixtures in 19 different campus buildings. It's the first initiative of its kind in the University System of Georgia.

February 13, 2009 | Phil Boyum | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Magellan string quartet; 300 Miles Band's Studio Performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, February 12, 2008

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


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Georgia Teacher of the Year finalist; Kappa Delta candlelight vigil

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, February 11, 2008

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


Police: Drug deal ends in armed robbery and aggravated assault

What began as a drug deal turned into an armed robbery and ended in an aggravated assault, leaving one man injured after another man rammed into him with a vehicle.

February 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two Metter teens killed in Tuesday automobile crash

Two Metter teens were killed Tuesday evening when the driver of a vehicle lost control and crashed.

February 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Subway, United Way team up for fundraiser event

On Friday, area residents can "Eat Fresh" and support United Way's Subway Challenge at each of the six restaurant locations in Statesboro and Brooklet.

February 11, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Officer: 3 GSU students arrested in S.C.

Beaufort County Sheriff's deputies arrested three Georgia Southern University students in South Carolina Tuesday they said were involved in a number of crimes on Hilton Head Island.

February 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


‘Fun’ teacher may be tops in Georgia

Teaching her 11th grade U.S. history class at Southeast Bulloch High School on Tuesday, Tiffany Todd doesn't stand in one place for very long. She's always moving around the classroom, navigating between rows of desks as she keeps her students focused on the lesson with sing alongs and constant interaction.

February 11, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Police: Local courthouse burglarized

Somebody has been breaking into the Bulloch County Courthouse, and police are offering a reward to anyone who can help them solve the crimes.

February 10, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Report: Transport van stolen Saturday from Davita Dialysis Center

When a patient transport driver exited a local dialysis center Saturday, he noticed something missing: his van.

February 10, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Woman burned before buried

A woman whose remains were found Friday behind an abandoned house in Jenkins County had been burned before being buried in a shallow grave, said Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.

April 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Taser struggle ends in fleeing suspect's arrest

A man who officials said fought with a deputy and knocked a Taser from the deputy's hand during a foot chase Wednesday finally was subdued and charged with felony drug possession.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men arrested after officers find a variety of drugs

Two men caught with a variety of illegal drugs were arrested after an officer smelled marijuana in the suspects' car and called for assistance from a K-9 officer.

April 13, 2015 | | Local


Man flagging down traffic arrested on drug charges

A man was arrested for reportedly flagging down traffic on Fair Road last week after police said they found him with drugs and a handgun.

April 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Armed teen arrested in burglaries

An armed teen suspect was arrested Sunday when a sheriff's deputy reportedly caught him with a stolen utility vehicle and a stolen handgun.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Rodeo riding into the Boro

Cowboys from around the world will ride into town this weekend to compete in the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo Friday and Saturday.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Coffee, fellowship with Deen Day Smith honorees

Following Tuesday evening's 27th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, this year's award recipients as well as past recipients enjoyed socializing at a coffee held in their honor at Pittman Park United Methodist Church Wednesday morning.

April 12, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Irelynn’s battle

In just five short years, a precocious and spunky little darling has endured 83 blood transfusions. This week, Statesboro High School students and employees did their part to keep Irelynn Rose a happy and growing 5-year-old.

April 11, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Allen: Congress busy, problems are real

Rep. Rick Allen talked about the surprising fast pace of his first quarter representing Georgia's 12th District in Congress and the Republican answered "Yes" when asked if the relationship between Congress and the White House is as dysfunctional as it looks.

April 11, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Jenkins woman’s death leads to arrests

Human remains found Friday behind an abandoned wood frame house in Jenkins County have led to the arrest of two suspects police believe are connected to a woman reported missing earlier this year.

April 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Boy Scouts honor Emory Melton posthumously

A room was filled to capacity Thursday evening with people gathered to show their continued support of the Boy Scout organization and to honor two distinguished men of the community.

April 10, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Remains suspected to be of missing Jenkins woman

Human remains found Friday behind an abandoned wood frame house in Jenkins County could be those of a woman reported missing earlier this year, said Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.

April 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police major terminated

Statesboro Police Major Scott Brunson was terminated Friday, but city officials won't yet say why.

April 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jordan Spieth's 130 breaks Floyd's 36-hole record at Masters

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth has set a 36-hole scoring record at the Masters.

April 10, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Local


Authorities: 1 dead, 7 hurt in Illinois town after tornado

FAIRDALE, Ill. - Supercell thunderstorms produced a large tornado that touched down Thursday night in northern Illinois, killing one person and injuring seven others in one tiny community as severe weather pummeled the Midwest.

April 10, 2015 | By SARA BURNETT and HERBERT G. McCANN Associated Press | Local


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