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Bid for Portal school $1.5M over budget

The lowest bid received for the new Portal Middle/High School construction project came in about $1.5 million over budget, but Bulloch County Assistant Superintendent Charles Wilson believes the school system will find a way to secure the extra cash in order to include a gymnasium in the construction.

January 30, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Capt. Jim Lovell speaks at GSU

January 29, 2009 | Phil Boyum | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - GSU Planetarium; Momma's Boys TV show winner, Mindy Finney

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, January 29, 2008

January 29, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Local briefs: Akins has heart attack; Darien man dies in crash

Arnold Ray Akins recovering from heart attack

January 28, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


US Attorney: Local man indicted on federal bank charges enters guilty plea

A Statesboro man indicted in October on federal bank fraud charges entered a guilty plea Monday, U.S. Attorney Edmund A. Booth Jr. said Wednesday.

January 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hutchens: Woman arrested after striking husband’s car with hers

A woman chased down her husband Saturday, struck his vehicle with hers, got into a heated argument with him and a female passenger in his car and ended up in jail when someone called 911 to alert authorities about the altercation, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Capt. Todd Hutchens.

January 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Postmaster General: Mail delivery may need to be cut

WASHINGTON - Massive deficits could force the post office to cut out one day of mail delivery per week, the postmaster general told Congress on Wednesday.

January 28, 2009 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Local


Domestic disturbance leads to burglary charges

A domestic disturbance call led to a burglary arrest after a Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy responding to the call noticed suspicious items inside the couple's home.

January 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Fahrenheit 451 discussion; Religious fair at GSU

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, January 28, 2008

January 28, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Lumber truck overturns on Pulaski Highway bridge; will be closed Wednesday

A bridge on Pulaski Highway will be closed today for repairs after an 18-wheeler flipped over and destroyed part of the bridge's railings. Georgia State Patrol Trooper First-Class Blake Hendrix said driver Jeffrey Moore, 30, Santee, SC was driving east Tuesday afternoon around 2:45 p.m. , approaching the bridge near Brannen Lake Road, when he ran off the road and struck the bridge embankment. The tractor-trailer rig, carrying a load of small pieces of wood, overturned, scattering wood and vehicle parts across the roadway. The Georgia Department of Transportation ordered the bridge closed for clean up and repairs ...

January 27, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


Ga. House backs property tax proposal

ATLANTA - Powerful Georgia House leaders are backing a proposal that would preserve a property tax break for homeowners this year but would likely eliminate it next year.

January 27, 2009 | By GREG BLUESTEIN | Local


Doctor: Newborn octuplets appear healthy

BELLFLOWER, Calif. - Just think: eight cribs, eight highchairs, eight strollers (or maybe four double-strollers), and far too many dirty diapers to count.

January 27, 2009 | By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press Writer | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Pack the House in Pink; Boro Business: Gateway Industrial Park

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, January 27, 2008

January 27, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell to speak at GSU Wednesday

Captain Jim Lovell, whose famous space mission was depicted in the film "Apollo 13," will speak at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

January 26, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Ga. Senate unveils plan to provide relief to roads

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers are again pressing for a one-cent sales tax to help provide relief for the state's clogged roadways.

January 26, 2009 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


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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


ArtsFest to move inside this year

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Saturday's 33rd annual ArtsFest celebration has been moved from the traditional location of Sweetheart Circle to the Center for Art & Theatre/Visual Arts Building at Georgia Southern University.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cult classic ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ closing Averitt performance season

How far will a nerd go to attract the attention of the girl he loves?

April 09, 2015 | | Local


City staff requests pay study rather than raise

Key city of Statesboro staff members have proposed a pay study, instead of an across-the-board raise, as City Council looks at the requested fiscal year 2016 budget.

April 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Video of South Carolina police shooting inflames debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The fatal shooting of a black man running from a white police officer inflamed the nation's debate over police use of force Wednesday, and the mayor and police chief of South Carolina's third-largest city said they were "sickened" by what a bystander's video revealed.

April 08, 2015 | | Local


DOR alcohol cases begin to appear at City Hall

Businesses reported to have served alcoholic beverages to underage drinkers continue to come before Statesboro City Council for hearings. Tuesday, for the first time, a Georgia Department of Revenue case joined those from Statesboro police on the council's docket.

April 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Mobley named Humanitarian of the Year

Statesboro's Delia Mobley was emotional Tuesday night as she accepted the 2015 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year award at the exclusive Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards celebration.

April 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Three honored for lifetime achievements

Three people who have dedicated a lifetime to making others' lives better received honors Tuesday night during the 25th Annual Deen Day Service to Mankind Awards affair, held in the ballroom of Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

April 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen keynotes Deen Day Smith banquet

In the spirit of the evening, United States Congressman Rick Allen spoke of giving and making a difference as he spoke Tuesday night at the 27th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet.

April 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wanted: More dual-enrolled students

Note: This story is the second of two parts.

April 06, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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