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Making a local connection

Venturing to a foreign country can be tough, especially for the 300 international students at Georgia Southern who leave their home countries to pursue a college education in Statesboro.

September 04, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Special to the Herald | Local


Averitt Center will play host to Rolling Stones tribute band

In 1965, a local fraternity booked an up-and-coming rock band called The Rolling Stones to play a fundraiser at Georgia Southern College. Now 45 years later, the personalities and music that made The Stones into one of the greatest rock bands of all time are returning to the Boro.

September 04, 2010 | By MELINDA ROELL Special to the Herald | Local


Judge: City violated records law

Statesboro city council members are questioning the courtroom strategy of City Attorney Sam Brannen after a Bulloch County Superior Court judge found the city in violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act. Judge John R. Turner posted the ruling Friday morning, after a hearing was held in his courtroom Tuesday.

September 03, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - A Taste of Downtown

Downtown Statesboro retail shops will become mini restaurants this evening during the third annual Taste of Downtown. Allen Muldrew, Thursday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show, told host Phil Boyum all about the First Friday event.

September 02, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Dogs, author make popular visit to Stilson

Children's book author David Sargent Jr. came to Stilson Elementary School Tuesday to read several of his books to the kids, as well as introduce them to his canine companions, Emma and Spike. The dogs are the stars of his most recent books and were an instant hit with children, parents and staff that had assembled in the Stilson gym.

September 01, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


‘A More Perfect Union’

The Statesboro Regional Library's Youth and Family Services Department will introduce today its first collection of books received through a special grant sponsored by the National Endowment for Humanities. The collection is called "A More Perfect Union" and includes a variety of materials about famous Americans and other historical details about America during its formative days.

September 01, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sheriff: Man sent sexual texts to juvenile

An 18-year-old Bulloch County man was arrested Tuesday after deputies said he came to a playground to meet a 13-year-old girl to whom he was sending sexually explicit text messages.

September 01, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


September 2 - Bulloch Sheriff's Arrests Sueleen Hunter, 47, Spring Street – bench warrant

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

September 01, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


City awaits open records ruling

Six local businessmen suing the Statesboro mayor and city council for alleged violations of Georgia's Open Meetings laws got their day in court Tuesday morning, but they left without an answer as the judge said he wouldn't release his decision until later in the week.

August 31, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Commission upholds road superintendent firing

Bulloch County Commissioners, in a 4-2 vote, upheld Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch's decision to terminate a county department head for violating policy by failing a drug test.

August 31, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


As many as 75 teens involved in Saturday brawl at local theater

A fight between a large crowd of teenagers Saturday at a local theater resulted in police asking a local department store to ban juveniles from entering the store without adult supervision.

August 31, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Monken helps launch 2010 United Way campaign

Georgia Southern head football coach Jeff Monken helped launch Bulloch County's 2010 United Way campaign at a breakfast Tuesday.

August 31, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Singing for miracles

Twelve hours of gospel music, car and motorcycle shows, concessions and more Saturday will benefit the Oncology and Hematology Departments at Backus Children's Hospital in Savannah through a local fundraising effort for the Children's Miracle Network.

August 31, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Teen charged in molestation case to undergo evaluation

A teenage boy charged as an adult in a child molestation case will remain in custody at Claxon Youth Detention Center until he undergoes a psychological evaluation, said Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Michael Muldrew.

August 30, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Father, son wanted in connection to battery incident

A man and his son are wanted in connection to a battery incident that happened Friday afternoon at a local metals/wrecking yard.

August 30, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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City manager heads to half-year mark

Amateur abstract painter, trueborn Kansas Jayhawks fan, new-sprung Georgia Southern Eagles fan and frequent 5K runner Randy Wetmore is now in his sixth month as ...

February 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Crime Suppression Team on hold

A local shortage of law enforcement officers, reflective of a nationwide problem, means the three-way partnership of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team is being ...

February 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


K9 tracks car theft suspect hiding under church

A woman suspected of stealing a car was tracked down by a bloodhound Thursday afternoon as she hid from police under a Statesboro church.

February 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Senate OKs extension of hospital tax for Georgia Medicaid

ATLANTA - Georgia hospitals would continue paying a tax that helps draw down $600 million in federal support for the Medicaid budget, under a bill that ...

February 02, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Grave marker saga continues

The answer to a question about a headstone found last week laying in the middle of a busy highway in Statesboro leads to yet another ...

February 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Store robbed twice in a week

A Statesboro convenience store was robbed by a man with a gun twice within a week, but police are not saying whether they believe the ...

February 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Abbie DeLoach Foundation makes first of many gifts

Thursday, on what would have been his daughter Abbie's 23nd birthday, Jimmy DeLoach Jr. of Savannah talked about turning from the pit of a ...

February 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast - Feb. 2, 2017 - Mike Anthony talks with graduating GSU senior Andy Kwon

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony and Andy Kwon, who is graduating after a stellar career on the offensive ...

February 02, 2017 | | Local


City changes one alcohol rule

At its last regular meeting in January, Statesboro City Council changed one aspect of the city's alcohol law, on how surveyors measure and record ...

February 01, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Lost grave marker claimed

The headstone of Arthur S. Thompson, found last week lying in the middle of a busy highway in Statesboro, has been recovered by family members ...

February 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Second suspect found after search

A second suspect in a Tuesday night burglary was apprehended late Wednesday afternoon after an hours-long search with a helicopter and tracking dogs, said Bulloch ...

February 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Suspect at large; one man arrested following chase

As Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators continue to search for a suspect who fled after a 10-mile chase Tuesday night, Sheriff Noel Brown asks residents ...

February 01, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


I-16 crash sends one to Augusta for burns

Georgia state troopers are investigating a fiery crash involving three tractor-trailer rigs that occurred early Tuesday morning on Interstate 16.

January 31, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Schools await accreditation visit

This week, the Bulloch County school system is slated to submit final information from the schools' internal review to the AdvancED accrediting organization. AdvancED will ...

January 30, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Naked man arrested early Saturday

A naked Rincon man walking along Langston Chapel Road early Saturday morning was arrested after Bulloch County sheriff's deputies responded to a call about ...

January 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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