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DNA identifies ’02 rape suspect

DNA samples taken from an elderly rape victim in 2002 have led to a match: a man currently held in a Florida prison is suspected in the crime.

May 18, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Viewpoints: John Barrow represents unions – not workers

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 20 percent of eligible wage and salary workers in this country belonged to a labor union in 1983. By 2008, that number had dropped to 12.4 percent.

May 18, 2009 | | Local


Obama calls for understanding in Notre Dame speech

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - President Barack Obama strode head-on Sunday into the stormy abortion debate and told graduates at America's leading Roman Catholic university that both sides must stop demonizing one another.

Obama acknowledged that "no matter how much we want to fudge it ... the fact is that at some level, the views of the two camps are irreconcilable." But he still implored the University of Notre Dame's graduating class and all in the U.S. to stop "reducing those with differing views to caricature. Open hearts. Open minds. Fair-minded words. It's a way of life that always ...

May 17, 2009 | By JULIE PACE Associated Press Writer | Local


SHS senior named a ‘Gates Scholar’

Vicki Lewis gave the name "Imani" to her daughter because she sensed she would be special. Imani is taken from an African word that means faith or belief. And Imani has rewarded her mother's faith.

May 16, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Tip helps catch Statesboro shooting suspect

The capture Thursday of a Statesboro shooting suspect began with a tip in Portal.

May 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


850 Special Olympians compete in Statesboro

More than 850 athletes came out for the Special Olympics Area 13 Summer Games Friday at Georgia Southern University's Track Soccer complex. Area 13 is made up of 12 counties, including Bulloch, Candler and Evans.

May 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Portal looks for car thieves

Portal Police and Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking suspects in the theft of four vehicles Monday from Lovett's Auto Sales on U.S. 80 West.

May 15, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - OTC Graduation; Splash in the Boro's new Flowrider attraction

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, May 15, 2009

May 15, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ogeechee Tech graduates celebrate at Commencement

Hundreds of Ogeechee Technical College students received diplomas Thursday night during OTC's annual Commencement exercises inside Hanner Fieldhouse on the campus of Georgia Southern University. Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel offered the keynote address, urging the graduates to use their education to better their own lives and the lives of everyone in their community and state.

May 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Raw video: Suzanne Tatum gives stirring rendition of National Anthem at OTC Commencement

Studio Statesboro host Suzanne Tatum sings the National Anthem at Ogeechee Technical College's commencement ceremony Thursday night at Hanner Fieldhouse.

May 15, 2009 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


Report: Office Max employee arrested on charges of theft

A woman who admitted making false refunds at her job at Office Max ended up behind bars after managers discovered her ruse, according to Statesboro Police reports.

May 14, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro Chrysler to stay open

Joe Davis got the news he expected Thursday morning, but he was relieved, nonetheless. Davis found out the Georgia Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership he owns on Highway 301 South was not one of the 789 dealerships across the nation Chrysler plans to close as part of its bankruptcy reorganization.

May 14, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Annual tourism meeting; Bryan Clark performs in the Studio

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, May 14, 2009

May 14, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police make fifth arrest in Luetta Moore Park shooting

Police locked down a local elementary school Thursday afternoon as they cornered a fugitive in a Garfield Street home. Statesboro Police officers took Dante Ravon Williams, 17, into custody, said Capt. Scott Brunson.

May 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Taste of the Town - RJ's Seafood & Steaks

Taste of the Town - May 13, 2009

May 13, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Commissioners set to approve tentative fiscal year 2017 budget

Bulloch County commissioners are set to vote on a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year that allows for countywide improvements, much-needed equipment, a few ...

June 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


$15M to be spent on studies for South Carolina-Georgia port

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina and Georgia will spend about $15 million during the next three years on studies for a joint $4.5 billion ...

June 15, 2016 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press | Local


Shooting in Orlando prompts outpouring of blood donations

The weekend's tragedy in Orlando brought to light the urgent need for blood donations, as more than 50 wounded victims were rushed to hospitals ...

June 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Learning with LEGOs

In a medium-sized Nessmith-Lane Conference Center room, about 20 children, kindergartners through third-graders, met to learn and discuss new engineering and scientific concepts. Among the ...

June 14, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER Herald Intern | Local


Nashville singer honors Brooklet mom

Nashville singing star Chelsea Bain hit the stage at Eagle Creek Brewing Company on Friday night to honor Brooklet resident Rosanna Hoyle, who won Bain ...

June 14, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Orlando killer appears to have been 'homegrown extremist'

ORLANDO, Fla. - The gunman whose attack on a gay nightclub left 49 victims dead appears to have been a "homegrown extremist" who espoused support for ...

June 13, 2016 | By JASON DEAREN and TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press | Local


Play highlights annual historical society meeting

An interactive historical play that draws audience members into the fun will highlight the 42nd Annual Bulloch County Historical Society meeting, slated for Monday, June ...

June 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Clarification: Britt not accused of crime in lawsuit

In an article published in the June 9, 2016, Statesboro Herald regarding former Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt being listed in a lawsuit as a ...

June 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Reward offered in firearms theft

A $5,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons behind the recent theft of 55 ...

June 13, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Busy times at Ole Times

In the restaurant's first five weeks in operation, the popularity of the Ole Times Country Buffet in Statesboro has exceeded his expectations, said Pat ...

June 13, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local




Man, 73, charged with molesting 10-year-old girl

Police arrested a 73-year-old man on Friday who charged with molesting a 10-year-old girl.

June 13, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Nightclub shooter was a body builder, security guard

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - He was a body builder and a security guard, a religious man who attended the local mosque and wanted to become a ...

June 13, 2016 | By BEN FOX and MITCH WEISS Associated Press | Local


Worst mass shooting in US history

ORLANDO, Fla. - A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people ...

June 12, 2016 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Local


All fun and games — and learning, too

Camp RAD, a four-week long camp for young people ages 10-23 with intellectual or developmental disabilities, has parents, students and campers raving about the fun ...

June 12, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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