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No tax hike

Statesboro property tax rates will remain stable as the city council unanimously voted Tuesday to hold steady the city's current property tax millage rate for 2009.

September 16, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


$1 bag sale at Worn Threads

The annual $1 dollar bag sale is underway at Worn Threads, which is located in the Bulloch County Outreach Center on Denmark Street in Statesboro. Worn Threads does the $1 sale twice a year to move as much clothing as possible to make room for newer clothes. Worn Threads provides clothing to local victims of fires or other disasters and gives most of its proceeds away from sale of clothes during the year. The $1 bag sale should last a couple of weeks – until most of the clothing is gone. Worn Threads is open 10 a.m. to 2 p ...

September 16, 2009 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Boro mother, cancer victim receive wish

Who says wishes don't come true? An organization that focuses on making dreams become reality for children with terminal illness makes sure wishes are granted, but the Make-A-Wish Foundation needs help in raising the funds to pay for those wishes.

September 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police seek third suspect in 'strong-arm' robbery Tuesday

Statesboro Police are seeking a third suspect in a "strong-arm" robbery that took place Tuesday at Butler Homes. Officers arrested a woman and one of her sons in connection with the robbery and attack and have issued warrants for another of her sons.

September 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - A Day for Southern fundraiser; Worn Threads

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September 16, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesborohearld.com | Local


Upper Lotts Creek rejoices in 180 years

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Historic Preservation Division reports that on Dec. 4, 2008 both the cemetery and Upper Lotts Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Bulloch County were placed in the National Register of Historic Places.

September 15, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


$1.2M raised for GSU

For the 36th year in a row, Statesboro and Bulloch County opened up pockets and poured forth an impressive sum of money for A Day for Southern.

September 15, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local




A Day for Southern - GSU's annual fundraising campaign is today

Georgia Southern University's annual "A Day for Southern," scheduled for today, is always an important part of the institution's fundraising efforts. But in this year of state-mandated budget cuts and furloughs, the Statesboro/Bulloch County community's support of the university may be more vital than ever.

September 14, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police seek 3 in Saturday armed robbery

Statesboro Police are seeking information about three suspects in an armed robbery reported Saturday at Cambridge-at-Southern Apartments near the Georgia Southern University campus. A 19-year-old male victim told police three men entered his apartment and held him at gunpoint from 5:30 to 6:22 a.m., robbing him of a lap top computer, his wallet, and $800 cash.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Grape Stomping; Bulloch History Moment: Former presidents' visits

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September 14, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Second GSU president candidate to visit

A provost at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock will be the second of six finalists applying to become the 12th president of Georgia Southern University to visit the university campus when he comes to Statesboro this week.

September 14, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal Elementary loves its parapros

Portal Elementary School Principal Paul Hudson loves his teaching staff. Part of the reason that they are so good, he says, is the school has a group of paraprofessionals that are simply superb.

September 14, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch to contest funding for CCAT

The Bulloch County School System is expected to join a lawsuit filed last week by Gwinnett County Schools against a new state law that created a state charter school commission, alleging the school district is being illegally forced to fund the Charter Conservatory for Arts and Technology.

September 14, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Deputies capture burglary suspect

Calls Saturday night and early Sunday morning had Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies, as well as Georgia State Patrol troopers and the Reidsville State Prison K-9 unit out around the Reedy Branch Road area near Nevils, seeking a burglary suspect, said Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

September 13, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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BCSO Sgt. Noel Brown to run for sheriff’s position

A second officer with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office is seeking election as sheriff.

January 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal High athletes and fans to get new digs

Bulloch County Schools officials and Pope Construction Co. are set to break ground Friday on $999,644 in new sports support buildings at Portal Middle ...

January 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


2 charged in jail drug smuggling

A woman who attempted to sneak drugs to a Bulloch County Jail inmate is now behind bars in the same facility. The inmate to whom ...

January 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Legal assistant enters race for probate judge seat

Three decades of experience working in the legal field and her "love for people" are what drive Lorna DeLoach to seek election as Bulloch County ...

January 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council acts on ‘Blue Mile’ plans, public and private

Several Statesboro City Council actions this week dealt with the Blue Mile corridor. The council moved money to pay an engineering firm for work on ...

January 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


New mayor pro tem publishes book

Statesboro City Councilman Travis Chance from District 5 is off to a busy start in 2016. Besides being chosen by the council as mayor pro ...

January 21, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Local veteran pursues probate judge seat

With a degree in legal studies and law school aspirations, Desert Storm and Iraq war veteran Lonnie Ellis feels his Bulloch County roots and involvement ...

January 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Preserving recipes of the past for the future

"Thoroughly whipped cream cheese."

January 21, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


ArtsFest cancelled – or is it?

Georgia Southern University's art department announced earlier this month that it will no longer host the ArtsFest, which provided a spring day of senses-filling ...

January 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Futch to seek re-election as coroner

Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said Wednesday he plans to run for a fifth term in office.

January 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wanted Florida man captured in Bulloch

A man wanted in Florida for shooting a family dog was captured Tuesday night when a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy used a tag reader ...

January 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police detective to run for probate judge seat

Banking on what he calls a multifaceted law enforcement career, police Detective Kevin Wadley says he feels his experience will serve Bulloch County residents well ...

January 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia governor wants continued money for prison education

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal asked Georgia lawmakers Tuesday to put millions more into educating state prison inmates and helping county jails provide programs that offer ...

January 19, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Tremble: 'Time to take a stand'

As keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Observance, the Rev. Craig R. Tremble said, "Neighbor, it's time to take a stand ...

January 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade draws large crowd

A chilly wind did not stop Statesboro from celebrating with style Monday as a parade commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. drew crowds that lined the ...

January 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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