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SHS ready to open

While construction of both the new high school and adjacent roads and parking lots may seem like a mess, parents of Statesboro High School students need not worry. School will open Wednesday and classes will be uninterrupted, school officials say.

August 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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


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Storm blows through Bulloch County

A severe thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon caused by a cold front moving into the area sent trees and limbs flying and dumped several inches of rain on parts of Bulloch and surrounding counties.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Golf scramble to benefit Feed the Boro event

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winner of the 2014 Feed the Boro Golf Scramble, as well as for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Because of incomplete information supplied, the fact that a prize would be awarded to the winner was not included in a front-page article Wednesday.

July 15, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County commissioners approve budget

Bulloch County Commissioners approved a fiscal 2015 budget of slightly more than $65 million Tuesday morning.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Jail inmate found dead in cell

No foul play is suspected in the death of a Bulloch County Jail inmate, but an autopsy is pending.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. ethics chief: Deal aide made threat over complaints

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission claims an attorney for Gov. Nathan Deal once threatened to thwart efforts to expand the agency's authority unless she made complaints against the governor "go away," according to a memo obtained Monday from the Attorney General's Office.

July 14, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Effingham County man jailed for Bulloch County home invasion

An Effingham County man was jailed Friday, charged with second-degree home invasion, after he broke into a house to reach his estranged wife and children, who had moved away to avoid him because of domestic violence, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County deputies searching for armed robbery suspect

Bulloch County Sheriff's Office investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a U.S. Highway 80 East convenience store at gunpoint.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia delays Medicaid change on long-term care

A Georgia health agency Thursday delayed approval of a change in the Medicaid eligibility system for people in long-term care whose incomes are above the government program's thresholds.

July 14, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Kingston, Perdue hone attacks in Ga. Senate debate

ATLANTA - Georgia Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue sharpened their attacks on each other during a heated debate Sunday with just over a week to go before their runoff election.

July 14, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald’s new online calendar is ‘huge’

So you're looking for something to do this weekend in Statesboro, and next week, you have some relatives visiting who really want to check out the Lucas Theatre in Savannah, one of whom is also a history buff who wants to learn a little about Georgia's past.

July 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Perdue touts business record in Georgia Senate bid

This is the first of two candidate profiles planned ahead of the July 22 runoff.

July 12, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Averitt youth registration starts Monday in Statesboro

Youth programs at the Averitt Center for the Arts are looking forward to a strong year.

July 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County school results in on last-ever CRCTs

Taking the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests for the last time, students at Brooklet Elementary School were Bulloch County's highest achievers in the elementary grades, while William James, Portal and Southeast Bulloch split the middle school honors, excelling at different grade levels.

July 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Averitt Center season tickets on sale now

If you love seeing live theater, your chance is coming up with the Averitt Center for the Arts' upcoming 2014-15 performance season.

July 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Braille Bible set donated to Statesboro Lions Club

The Statesboro Lions Club recently accepted a precious personal treasure and passed it along to a museum where it can be admired and appreciated by others.

July 12, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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