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Five-year ESPLOST extension approved

About 5 percent of Bulloch County's registered voters made it to the polls Tuesday, approving the extension of a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) to 2014 that will fund the construction of three local elementary schools.

March 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Teaching with love

(Note: The following is the fifth in a weekly series of stories about some "Unsung Heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.)

Bulloch County public school's "severe and profoundly" handicapped students are taught in a specially equipped classroom at the new Statesboro High School. The classroom is not hidden away in a separate building, but is located just off of the school commons area.

March 17, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Frontier Appreciation Day; Free Clinic opening in the Boro

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, March 17, 2008

March 17, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Deen Day Smith nominations due Thursday

Everyone knows of someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to serving others, and the deadline is swiftly approaching for nominating deserving citizens for the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

March 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Reward offered for info leading to arrest in Luetta Moore shooting

A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man police say was involved in a shooting incident that critically injured a 15-year-old.

March 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Police: Man arrested after intentionally striking another man with his truck

Statesboro Police arrested a man Sunday morning they said became angry and drove recklessly, intentionally striking a man and aiming his truck at a woman.

March 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Benjamin Franklin Exhibit; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, March 16, 2008

March 16, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Sammons pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

In a last-minute "best interest" plea, a woman facing a retrial of the 1998 murder of her husband pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

March 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Our Views: Vote 'Yes' for local ESPLOST on Tuesday

There is an election Tuesday. Or, more precisely, there is a referendum. Only one issue is on the ballot, but make no mistake, what Bulloch County voters elect to do will have as much direct impact on their lives as any vote they will cast for some time.

March 15, 2009 | | Local

SEB's 'Swarm' having another great season

The Southeast Bulloch High School marching band has been recognized for its quality at many state competitions the past few years.

2009 is beginning with even more honors. The first was an invitation to participate in the 37th Annual Southeastern United States Honor Band held at Troy State University in Troy, Ala., Feb. 5-7.

March 15, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local

SPLOST vote Tuesday

Lack of understanding and awareness of an upcoming election held for voters to approve or vote down a proposed extension of a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for Bulloch County school construction could result in a low voter turnout, said Bulloch County Chief Probate Clerk Patricia Lanier Jones.

March 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Sammons retrial set

The retrial of a woman convicted in 1999 of killing her husband is set to begin Monday immediately after jury selection, said Bulloch County Clerk Teresa Tucker.

March 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Police make third arrest in shooting

Statesboro Police made a third arrest Friday in connection to a shooting incident that happened Tuesday, but are still seeking 17-year-old Dante Ravon Williams, who police said is one of two suspects who actually fired shots. One victim, a 15-year-old, remains in critical condition after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Friday, police charged Reginald Kentay Hagins, 18, Harvey Wilson Road, Portal, with participation in criminal street gang activity, aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault, said Capt. Scott Brunson.

March 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - OTC iGot Fundraiser; Phil & Chad: Rattlesnake Roundup

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, March 12, 2008

March 13, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Teen remains critical after Tuesday shooting at Luetta Moore Park

A teenaged boy shot Tuesday night remains in critical condition, police said. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of another teenager who police are seeking regarding the incident.

March 12, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local

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Another food fight?

WASHINGTON - Add another item to lawmakers' busy fall agenda: Congress must decide whether to do battle again with first lady Michelle Obama over school lunches ...

September 18, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Local

‘Prize Patrol’ comes to United Way

Each year, the United Way of Southeast Georgia conducts a capital campaign that provides funds to 19 local agencies. In fact, since 2001, the agency ...

September 18, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local

Brooklet author, artist hopes to share her ‘good news’

Multi-talented Brooklet resident Betty O'Berry finds success whether she is splashing words, acrylics, oils or watercolors on a blank canvas. O'Berry is an ...

September 17, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Portal Turpentine Festival Oct. 3

The 34th Annual Portal Catface Country Turpentine Festival, slated for Saturday, Oct. 3, will feature a performance by 2015 Georgia Music Awards Country Male Artist ...

September 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Governor praises Boys & Girls Club effort

"I wish every community had what you have," Gov. Nathan Deal told Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County supporters Wednesday at the 10th Annual Steak ...

September 16, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Uninsured decline in Georgia

Georgia's uninsured rate in 2014 fell by three percentage points, to 15.8 percent, mirroring a national trend linked to new coverage from the ...

September 16, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

GSP trooper arrested for fighting

A Georgia State Patrol trooper was arrested after a fight before Saturday's football game at Georgia Southern University's Paulson Stadium.

September 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

A new 'Day for Southern' record

With the 42nd annual "A Day for Southern," people in Statesboro and Bulloch County, and on the campus itself, set a new record of giving ...

September 15, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Wendell Turner resigns from public safety director position

Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner resigned from his position Tuesday. Statesboro City Council members voted unanimously to accept his resignation, as well as to ...

September 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Ga. lawmakers consider casinos, racing for scholarship money

ATLANTA - Gambling supporters, including Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International, made their first public pitch this week that casinos and horse racing are the solution to ...

September 15, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Original draft of Constitution on display Thursday

In a first-of-its-kind event, the Georgia Historical Society will publicly display Abraham Baldwin's draft copy of the United States Constitution on Thursday in Savannah ...

September 15, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Keel now president of Augusta University

Less than two months after becoming president of Georgia Regents University, Dr. Brooks Keel is president of a university with a new name, Augusta University.

September 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Georgia Southern gets many voices in search for new president

To search for the next president of Georgia Southern University, the state Board of Regents has created two committees, one made up of seven of ...

September 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Teen arrested for pulling gun in local night club

Police arrested a Statesboro teenager Saturday who reportedly pulled a gun on others inside a night club.

September 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Splash keeps steady flow in Statesboro

Despite new competition, Splash in the Boro held its own this summer, with a 4 percent drop in attendance from 2014 attributed to weather, but ...

September 14, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

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