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Attorney seeks recusal of judge

The attorney representing a Bulloch County teacher accused of molesting a student has filed a motion asking that Bulloch County Superiour Court Judge Gates Peed be recused from hearing a case against Amy Bass Jackson.

August 28, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

City still waiting on map decision

Statesboro City Manager Frank Parker said Saturday that the city had not yet received final approval of its new voting district map. City officials failed to hear from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), leaving uncertainty about how the districts will be divided for Statesboro's November election.

August 27, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

67/46 gets safety upgrade

Long regarded as one of Bulloch County's most dangerous cross-sections of road, the intersection of State Routes 46 and 67 is being given a new and, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation, safer configuration.

August 27, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

A post card update from Armenia

When Dr. Michael Braz decided to join the Peace Corps after working 24 years in the Music Department of Georgia Southern, he knew the transition would be tough and fulfilling, at the same time.

August 27, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local

City still awaiting map approval

With two days remaining until the start of a qualifying period for Statesboro's November election, officials haven't identified a district map upon which to base the process.

August 26, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

City awaits OK on map

With the qualifying date for November's city elections nearing, local leaders are awaiting news from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) about the status of Statesboro's recently adopted voting district map.

August 25, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

Ogeechee Area Hospice building $2.35M addition

Staff and supporters of Statesboro's Ogeechee Area Hospice assembled on a lawn behind the health care facility Thursday to celebrate the realization of a dream.

August 25, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

Effingham teacher faces molestation charges

A Rincon man who was a teacher at Effingham County High is in custody facing several charges, including child molestation.

August 24, 2011 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local

Education roundtable

Local education leaders discussed growth, HOPE grants and scholarships and other pertinent issues Wednesday during an education roundtable luncheon.

August 24, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Ring goes home during class reunion

Thirty-eight years ago, young Todd Williford wore his daddy's class ring to school. He never told his father, Portal resident R.V. Williford, he lost the ring.

August 24, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

‘Friday Night Live’ returns

It will be a glorious evening for football Friday when Southeast Bulloch and Portal open the 2011 season at Fred Shaver Field.

August 24, 2011 | From Staff Reports | Local

Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show

This week on "Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show," Chris looks at the start of high school football season this week, the start of college football season next week, and how the Eagles are looking in the final two weeks of preparation for the season opener against Samford.

August 24, 2011 | | Local

Chance, Britt to seek re-election

At least two incumbents will seek re-election to their Statesboro City Council seat this November. But Gary Lewis, the council's longest serving member, says he is undecided.

August 23, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

$2.1M in grants target after-school activities

Grants totaling $2.1 million over the next three years will fund highly structured after-school and summer learning for selected children from Langston Chapel Elementary School and Langston Chapel Middle School.

August 23, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local

Hurricane Irene could impact East Coast, inland

Hurricane Irene is eying the Eastern coast and if she makes landfall where predicted, it could spell disaster for those along the coast and a heavy soaking for those further inland.

August 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

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Meeting to consider Statesboro City Council vacancy

Statesboro City Council has called a special meeting in the council chambers at 9 a.m. Tuesday to request a special election to fill the ...

March 10, 2018 | From Staff Reports | Local

Student charged for making threats at Langston Chapel Middle School

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies have arrested yet another teen for making threats of violence at school.

March 09, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Man shot to death at Baymont Inn

Statesboro police are seeking a Lithonia man they say is "armed and dangerous" in connection to a homicide early Friday morning at Statesboro's Baymont ...

March 09, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Qualifying week gives Bulloch voters choices

Two more candidates qualified Friday for Bulloch County Board of Commissioners seats, heading toward the May 22 primary election and Nov. 6 general election.

March 09, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

City approves two downtown demolitions

City Council this week approved tearing down two structures over 50 years old, one a commercial building and the other a house, under different owners ...

March 08, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival brings educational family fun

Two days of educational exhibits, a parade, vendors galore and live entertainment are in store this weekend as the Evans County Wildlife Club hosts the ...

March 08, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

No new candidates qualify for local elections Thursday

No one qualified to run in local elections Thursday, but the two newest candidates to make a bid for Bulloch County commission seats shared hopes ...

March 08, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

HIV prevention drug lags in Georgia

Georgia has the highest rate of new HIV diagnoses in the nation, but the use of a prophylactic drug in the state lags behind the ...

March 08, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Army: No more kissing soldiers on St. Patrick's in Savannah

SAVANNAH - The Army wants to halt a favorite St. Patrick's Day shenanigan in Savannah that for decades has left marching soldiers with cheeks smeared ...

March 08, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

SEBMS student charged with carrying weapon at school

A student carrying a box cutter at Southeast Bulloch Middle School on Wednesday faces charges of carrying a weapon on school property and disrupting a ...

March 07, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

3 more qualify for local offices Wednesday

Three new candidates qualified Wednesday for local elections: two for seats on the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners and one for a seat on the ...

March 07, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

Lewis and Clark Circus returns to Portal

The Portal Heritage Society will host the Lewis and Clark Circus again this year, inviting families to enjoy a taste of the big top during ...

March 07, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Gov. Deal: Facebook to build $750M data center near Atlanta

ATLANTA - Facebook is investing $750 million over the next five years to build a huge data center outside of Atlanta as the demand for data ...

March 07, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local

Bill aims to lower Georgia’s infant, maternal death rates

A House bill aims to lower Georgia's high rates of infant and maternal mortality by creating a designation reflecting the level of care offered ...

March 07, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Chance resigns City Council, aims for county commission

Travis Chance resigned Tuesday from the District 5 Statesboro City Council seat he has held for more than 10 years and announced his candidacy for ...

March 06, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

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