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Statesboro DNR officer graduates from FBI Academy

Capt. Scott Klingel, who serves as the law enforcement region supervisor for south-central Georgia in the Department of Natural Resources, is the department's newest graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

July 24, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


McKeown heads to Rome to help teach new priests

His new assignment as vice rector for student life at the Pontifical North American College in Rome takes Father Tim McKeown from Statesboro to the earthly center of Catholicism.

July 24, 2011 | | Local


Emeriti Board of Directors named at Ogeechee Tech

History was made at Ogeechee Technical College when the inaugural group of Emeriti Board members for the college was inducted. At a special luncheon recognizing the past service of a number of earlier Ogeechee Tech board members, those currently serving on the college's Board of Directors, joined by OTC's executive team, honored those who have helped the college through the years. Fourteen former members of the OTC Board of Directors received emeritus status as a means of paying tribute to them for their dedication and work.

July 24, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Homecoming for new priest at St. Matthew

Father Brett Brannen did something that no other priest assigned to pastor St. Matthew Catholic Church in Statesboro has ever done before. He grew up here.

July 23, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


School Board looking at new voting districts

The Bulloch County Board of Education is discussing the best way to reapportion five of its eight voting districts after population growth reflected in the 2010 Census made the districts out of compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Board is required by the state to submit a draft reapportionment plan by Aug. 15.

July 23, 2011 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Where were you on 9/11?

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was sleeping about 9 that morning when I received a call from a reporter at The Times in Gainesville, Ga., to turn on the TV. I was the metro editor at the then Gannett-owned newspaper, but we were waiting for a new chief editor to start in two weeks, so I was the acting editor.

July 23, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


What's being discharged into the Ogeechee River?

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization is considering legal action against the Georgia Environmental Protection Division due to possible lack of enforcement regarding wastewater dumped into the Ogeechee River by a Screven County textiles plant.

July 23, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bell Road man charged in abuse of elderly father

An elderly man sent to the emergency room Wednesday for bruises and a black eye told Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies his son caused the injuries.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New Bulloch County teachers undergo orientation

Friday provided an unofficial first day of school for Bulloch County's newest educators.

July 22, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Statesboro Police Department not recertified

Due to documentation issues, the Statesboro Police Department was denied recertification for a voluntary accreditation with the Georgia Chief's Law Enforcement Certification, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local man charged with arson

Statesboro Police arrested a man Friday they said is responsible for a series of intentionally-set fires on the north side of town.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BA names new leader

A nine-year veteran of teaching and working as an administrator at Bulloch Academy, Leisa Houghton was named recently the head of school for the 2011-12 school year.

July 22, 2011 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia's videotaped execution sets new precedent

ATLANTA - The video camera that recorded the execution of a Georgia death row inmate did more than give attorneys an account of the man's reaction to a new lethal injection drug. Death penalty experts say it could also lead to a flurry of new legal moves seeking more public access to secretive death chambers.

July 22, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Man charged with child molestation

A boy's recent disclosure during counseling sessions regarding a long-term series of molestation incidents led to a Newington man's arrest Wednesday on aggravated child molestation charges and more, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Investigator Jared Akins.

July 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police seek TV theft suspects

Police are seeking three men who simply walked out of a local retail store with shopping carts full of TVs and a computer last week.

July 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Superior Court cancelled all week

Citing "the uncertainty of Hurricane Irma," Judge William E. Woodrum Jr., chief judge of the Ogeechee Circuit Superior Courts, issued an emergency order Thursday cancelling ...

September 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Estrada speaks at Boys & Girls Club gala

He played a cop on TV, and wanted to be a police officer until he discovered acting. But now, celebrity Erik Estrada is a real ...

September 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch VOAD versus Irma

While Hurricane Irma approaches, a volunteer network organization, Bulloch County VOAD, will coordinate local plans to feed and potentially shelter people displaced by the storm.

September 09, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia, South Carolina under hurricane watch as Irma nears

SAVANNAH - State troopers turned Interstate 16 into a one-way escape route for a few hours Saturday as evacuees packed cars and fled the Georgia coast ...

September 09, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Irma an emergency here, whatever comes

Hurricane Irma has already resulted in emergency situations in Statesboro and the surrounding area, no matter what portion of the wind and rain comes.

September 08, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Premium increases for Georgia’s 2018 exchange may not be over

The four insurers offering coverage in Georgia's insurance exchange next year are increasing their proposed rates beyond the big premium hikes that they first ...

September 08, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER | Local


Beyond Fla., Irma an unpredictable threat to SE

SAVANNAH - Great uncertainty remained Friday about Hurricane Irma's path beyond Florida with forecasts showing potential storm impacts from portions of the Carolinas and Alabama ...

September 08, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County Friday morning update

Hurricane Irma has moved farther west before turning north, and new projections of its likely path centered on one that drove up the middle of ...

September 08, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


City and county open today, but bracing for Irma

Statesboro City Hall will be closed Monday and probably Tuesday, with a possibility of reopening Tuesday if Hurricane Irma spares the area. But police and ...

September 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Irma shutters GS

Students in the Russell Union at Georgia Southern University collectively cheered Thursday morning when they received an Eagle Alert canceling classes Friday through Tuesday due ...

September 07, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


County unable to open shelters due to liability

Bulloch County residents are advised to either "shelter in place" or travel to a safer location in light of Hurricane Irma's approach, but no ...

September 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nearly 540,000 ordered to flee Georgia coast

SAVANNAH - Georgia's governor on Thursday ordered nearly 540,000 coastal residents to evacuate inland ahead of Hurricane Irma as authorities warned the storm had ...

September 07, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro, Portal cancel Friday night football games

Both Statesboro High School and Portal High School have announced the cancellation of their football games Friday night in the face of approaching Hurricane Irma.

September 07, 2017 | | Local


All Bulloch County public schools closing Friday, Monday, Tuesday

All Bulloch County publc schools will be closed Friday, Monday and Tuesday, according to a mass email sent by the Bulloch County Board of Education ...

September 07, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Closings announced for Hurricane Irma

The following closings and changes in schedule have been announced due to Hurricane Irma:

September 07, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


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