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Deal to give $10M to charter schools

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's office on Thursday pledged $10 million for a handful of charter schools affected by a state Supreme Court ruling that overturned part of the state's charter school law.

July 14, 2011 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press | Local


Local officials agree on penny tax spending

Bulloch County Commissioners and representatives for each of the county's municipalities reached an intergovernmental agreement regarding a potential 2013 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) on Thursday.

July 14, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Gerald Smith to perform Sunday

Bulloch County's own Gerald Smith, award-wining songwriter will perform Sunday, July 17 at First Baptist Church in Statesboro.

July 14, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ONE Bulloch, local law to hold sobriety checkpoints Thursday

Local law enforcement agencies working together will hold a sobriety checkpoint tonight from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. as part of a partnership with ONE Bulloch, a "fairly new community-led initiative working to reduce impaired driving," said Charlotte Spell, project coordinator.

July 13, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Blood supplies near record low levels

With inventories of blood dropping 14 percent since Independence Day, the American Red Cross is appealing for donors both nationally and locally. Red Cross officials said blood supplies are at their lowest in a dozen years.

July 13, 2011 | By BROCK D. VICKERS Herald Intern | Local


Woman pleads guilty in death of boyfriend

A woman charged with killing her boyfriend pled guilty Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter, but her mother, also charged in the death, could possibly face a jury trial.

July 13, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Arson suspected in house fire

For the second time, arson is suspected regarding a house fire on Preetorius Street.

July 12, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Naked man blames drink for his actions

A man found running naked in the parking lot of a local bar early Saturday morning told police he remembered nothing after accepting a drink from an unknown person.

July 12, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local Democrats expect a battle over reapportionment

Two leading Georgia Democrats who spoke in Statesboro over the weekend doubt that the Republican-led reapportionment process can end without a court battle.

July 12, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Ga. looks toward reapportionment

As the August special session on reapportionment approaches, Sen. Jack Hill is certain of one thing. He doesn't want to split any counties apart into multiple State Senate districts.

July 11, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Historical Society honors McGlamery

During its recent annual meeting, the Bulloch County Historical Society presented the inaugural Volunteer Award to its vice president, Joe McGlamery.

July 11, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Euthanasia declining

Following a national trend, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter has seen a significant reduction in the number of cats and dogs being euthanized.

July 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Thief snatches bank deposit bag

A fast-food restaurant manager was robbed early Friday morning as she walked to her car to go make a night deposit of money.

July 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Final Geo Vista robber gets 10 years

A federal judge sentenced a woman to almost 10 years in prison for driving a getaway car during a bank robbery last year.

July 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


No Sunday sales referendum in Register

The town of Register may be the only municipality in Bulloch County that won't have a Sunday alcohol sales referendum on the ballot in November. Register Mayor James Oates said the city council saw no need to vote on the matter, since the town's only convenience store owner showed no interest in selling beer on Sundays.

July 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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County and city agree on TAD

Bulloch County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to allocate taxes from revenue growth to the city of Statesboro's South Main Street Tax Allocation District, or TAD.

October 04, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council rescinds insurance broker choice

After hearing appeals from two other insurance firms that pitched for the contract, Statesboro City Council on Tuesday rescinded its decision to make ShawHankins the ...

October 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Food bank needs cash for bills

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Food Bank needs help, but not just food donations and volunteers – the organization is in desperate need of cash.

October 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police investigate suspicious death

Police are awaiting autopsy results and are seeking to identify a white male found dead Monday at an East Parrish Street apartment.

October 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged in shooting at local party

A Midway man was jailed Monday after reportedly firing a shot into a crowd at a party in Bulloch County Sunday.

October 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Animal shelter to open some Saturdays

In order to increase adoption opportunities, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter will start opening, for adoptions only, two Saturdays out of the month.

October 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jobs are available in Ga. prison system

The Georgia Department of Corrections struggles to fill some of its more than 11,000 employee positions statewide and also has an interest in preparing ...

October 02, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Sheriff’s deputies investigate aggravated assault

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies responded Sunday to a reported aggravated assault incident where two victims were injured, according to preliminary reports.

October 02, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - DeWitt, Darley merge insurance agencies

Bryan Darley, owner of Darley Insurance Agency has merged his agency with DeWitt Insurance Agency of Statesboro. The new company is now named DeWitt-Darley Insurance ...

October 02, 2017 | | Local


Southern Manor's Skipper earns 3rd nursing degree

Alan Skipper, co-owner of Southern Manor Group, was recently awarded a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. The DNP, one ...

October 02, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘New Georgia Southern’ spells change for Statesboro campus

The pending consolidation with Armstrong State University to form the new Georgia Southern University will have real effects on Georgia Southern's Statesboro campus, which ...

September 30, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Amid outcry over Confederate markers, new ones going up

ATLANTA - While Confederate statues and monuments around the nation get removed, defaced, covered up or toppled, some new memorials are being erected, by people who ...

September 30, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN and BRYNN ANDERSON Associated Press | Local


Portal hosts 36th Turpentine Festival

The local country and Southern/classic rock band Southpaw will wrap up the 36th Annual Portal Catface Country Turpentine Festival Saturday, Oct. 7 with a ...

September 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Celebrating 50 years of Georgia Artist Collection

Hundreds of people celebrated the Georgia Artist Collection's 50th anniversary along with Betty Foy Sanders' final exhibition at the Georgia Southern Center for Art ...

September 30, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


Savannah wants Governor Talmadge's name off bridge

SAVANNAH - Former Georgia Gov. Eugene Talmadge unflinchingly defended segregation in the 1930s and '40s, and infamously proclaimed a black man's place was "at the ...

September 29, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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