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School taxes rise 20 percent

Bulloch County Board of Education members voted unanimously Thursday to keep the same millage rate in the 2007-08 budget as last year, but county property owners will see a 20-percent increase in their school tax bill due to rising property valuations.

August 12, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


Citizens asked to donate to James Meeks fund; $10,000 goal to cover medical treatment

When James Meeks stepped into a tattoo parlor about 20 years ago, he didn't know he would leave with more than a little ink under his skin.

August 12, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


House approves 67 widening

The United States House of Representatives has approved $350.000 for the widening of Highway 67 from Interstate 16 to Veterans Memorial Parkway in Statesboro.

August 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


New Nevils set for debut

While the new Nevils Elementary School may lack the historical charm the old school holds, it makes up for it in modern design and the latest in technology.

August 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


New Ga. congressman bucks GOP in vote on medical marijuana

WASHINGTON - Georgia's newest congressman wasted no time in showing that he's willing to buck his party's leadership now that he's made it to Washington.

August 11, 2007 | By BEN EVANS Associated Press Writer | Local


'Star Search' Saturday at Averitt

It's not everyday that you can gather talented people from across Bulloch County and put them into one building for one night, but that's just what's going to take place Saturday in the Emma Kelly Theater.

August 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Road connecting SHS progressing

While work continues on the new Statesboro High School, work is also being done on a new road that hopes to alleviate traffic problems at the school once the new facility opens.

August 11, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Two arrested in pipe bomb incident

Two men arrested on charges of making pipe bombs won't talk about reasons why they did so, said Candler County Chief Investigator Melvin Ivey.

August 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Turtle experts working to prevent extinction

ATLANTA - Close to 10 million turtles are traded each year in Asian food markets despite global efforts to stem the practice that many experts say is causing rapid extinction of some species of the shelled reptiles.

August 10, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


'Help is Here Express' stopping in Statesboro to help residents with prescriptions

The "Help is Here Express" bus tour will be in Statesboro Saturday, stopping at the Statesboro Regional Library from 10-11 a.m. to assist uninsured residents find programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free.

August 10, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Judge investigated for undisclosed fund often dictated county spending

HOMERVILLE - The sheriff got a $23,485 patrol car, the tax assessor got a $2,407 computer and Homerville City Hall got its carpets cleaned for $665 - all with the stroke of a judge's pen.

August 09, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Boro Snapshot - Michael Vick

Boro Snapshot is taped on Tuesday afternoons between 3 and 5. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

August 09, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Ducks for Diabetes date set

Hundreds of ducks will descend on the lazy river at Splash in the Boro on August 21 and not only with no one try to make them leave, but people will be cheering them on.

August 09, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


After School registration begins

When working parents need someone to supervise their kids after the school day is over, many turn to the Bulloch County Afterschool Program, which serves Pre-K to 5th grade and is held at every Bulloch elementary school.

August 09, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


Tribute concert to be held for gospel singer Ethel Lane

Ethel Lane has been singing for other people almost her entire life, but other than "Happy Birthday," she's never had anyone sing to her.

August 09, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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Miss Rodeo USA is in town

When Miss Rodeo USA Elisa Swenson makes her rounds in Statesboro this week in preparation for the upcoming Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo, she will spread words of inspiration.

April 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Mom strives to help others with special-needs kids

When her second child, James, was born, Azure Rountree knew something was different. She couldn't quite put her finger on it, but James' actions and responses in those early months and first couple of years didn't coincide with her firstborn's early days.

April 07, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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April 07, 2014 | | Local


Local wins St. Joseph’s/Candler Catherine McAuley Award

Beverly Youmans was shocked when she heard her name at a recent banquet.

April 05, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Owner: Pet Idol winner is hero

Tina Williams knows how special her orange-and-white cat is. But Odie, her "laid-back, ginger boy," doesn't seem to let fame go to his head.

April 05, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Keel to Congress: GSU exploring ‘forgivable loans’

A congressional hearing Wednesday assembled a panel of six people in higher education - including Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel - to answer a question that is on many minds today: How can a college education be kept affordable yet also produce the highly skilled workers needed for a 21st-century workforce?

April 05, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch's Unsung Heroes

Note: The following is part of an occasional series about "unsung heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.

April 04, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Writer | Local


Study: Fee needed to fix storm drainage

City Council is taking a pause on voting to fund the second phase of a study that would lead to a stormwater fee expected to collect about $1 million a year from Statesboro residents, businesses and owners of other properties.

April 04, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Crime Suppression operations result in 6 arrests

The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested six people while conducting search warrants and saturation patrols during the past two days.

April 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man shot in leg on Frink Road

A man was shot early Friday morning, but the wound is not considered life-threatening, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

April 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Coach Boone to speak at OTC commencement

Herman Boone, the inspiration for the 2000 film "Remember the Titans," will be the featured speaker for Ogeechee Technical College's spring commencement ceremony next month, the college announced Thursday.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


ArtsFest set for Saturday

Sweetheart Circle will come alive Saturday as nearly 5,000 people gather to celebrate visual and performing art at the 32nd annual ArtsFest.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Starlights orchestra to highlight First Friday

Get ready to hear the trumpets playing and see the people swaying as music fills the air in Downtown Statesboro.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sons of Confederate Veterans to observe heritage month

Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941, Sons of Confederate Veterans, plans to observe Confederate Heritage and History Month throughout April.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


4 Bulloch principals to change schools

When students walk through the doors to their school Aug. 1, some will meet new principals. But the principals know Bulloch County Schools well.

April 03, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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