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Bulloch schools' construction on schedule, a lot still to be done

Bulloch County school construction projects are on schedule a little less than three weeks before the first day of school, and contingency plans are in place for work that won't be complete by Aug. 1.

July 28, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


Statesboro electrician wins $100 grand

Although he played the lottery on the luckiest day of the year, 07-07-07, Statesboro electrician Clinton Brown probably still got a shock when he realized he'd just won $100,000.

July 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch BOE will vote Thursday on the purchase of five parcels of land

Bulloch County Board of Education members will vote tonight on a resolution to purchase five parcels of property along Clarke Street in Portal.

July 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two women arrested for stealing debit and going on a shopping spree

Two women used a man's debit card number to enjoy a shopping spree, police said. They charged food, phone card minutes and clothing to his account, but it caught up with them and landed them in jail.

July 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mayor, councilman earn awards at the Georgia Municipal Association meeting

Statesboro Mayor Bill Hatcher and councilman John Morris were recognized at the annual Georgia Municipal Association meeting held last month in Savannah.

July 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Chief: Two crimes in Portal Monday morning may be connected

Portal Police Chief Jason Sapp hopes someone in the neighborhood can help solve a couple crimes that occurred early Monday morning he thinks may be connected.

July 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro man charged with burglary, forgery of checks

A man broke into a Jeff Road home, stole a checkbook, and forged one of the checks a few days later, police said.

July 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hundreds attended the midnight showing of the latest Harry Potter movie Tuesday

Tuesday night was an exciting night for Harry Potter fans who had been eagerly awaiting the release of the fifth movie in the Harry Potter series.

July 26, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Two arrested for stealing puppies

It was a doggone bad day for some suspected puppy thieves when an employee of the pet store from where they were stolen tracked them down. When he located the suspect's vehicle, he found the pilfered pups inside and called police.

July 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU's annual watermelon cutting kicks off Tuesday

Georgia Southern University President Dr. Bruce Grube kicked off the annual watermelon cutting Tuesday.

July 26, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Two armed robberies in Bulloch only 17 hours apart, both under investigation

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies are investigating two convenience store armed robberies that took place about 17 hours apart. The first occurred Friday night around 11:30 p.m., and the second took place around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

July 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State committee OKs controversial Greene County charter school

ATLANTA - The proposal for a controversial charter school in Greene County cleared its next-to-last hurdle Wednesday with a nod from the state charter school committee.

July 26, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Police: Weekend armed robberies have similarities

There are similarities between a convenience store armed robbery Friday and another one Saturday, and sheriff's investigators hope citizens can help provide information that will solve both crimes.

July 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro group gets 5,000 signatures for VA clinic

With more than 4,000 signatures from Bulloch County and around 1,000 more from surrounding counties, local veteran Ray Hendrix feels he has more than enough to show the support of the region to locate a Veterans Affairs clinic in Statesboro.

July 26, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Boro Snapshot - Favorite restaurants in Statesboro

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:

July 26, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


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Authorities await Candler couple’s autopsy results

Autopsies on a Candler County couple found dead in their home Saturday morning with gunshot wounds were scheduled to be performed Monday, authorities said.

December 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Electric cars gain a toehold in Atlanta

ATLANTA - It's fall, and the Leafs are turning left and right.

December 06, 2014 | By RICHARD HALICKS The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local


Policing the police?

NEW YORK - At least 400 people are killed by police officers in the United States every year, and while the circumstances of each case are different, one thing remains constant: In only a handful of instances do grand juries issue an indictment, concluding that the officer should face criminal charges.

December 06, 2014 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press | Local


More changes ahead for Ga.'s ethics agency

ATLANTA - After a stinging audit and a staffing overhaul, the state ethics commission looks to a new year that could bring even more significant changes.

December 06, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Photo gallery: Downtown Holiday Celebration

Images from the 2014 downtown Statesboro Holiday Celebration

December 06, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Lynda Williamson named Chamber Business Leader of the Year for 2014

The Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce honored as its 2014 Business Leader of the Year, posthumously, Lynda Brannen Williamson, who in her final months created a charitable foundation to help young women "live like Lynda," combining leadership with service.

December 05, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Scare temporarily disrupts part of Georgia Southern University campus

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Tuesday's print edition. The male graduate student who wore a mask to the old biology building Friday morning, prompting Georgia Southern University police to close that building and two connected ones in response to what they termed a "suspicious person" who presented a "credible threat," could still face the possibility of criminal charges. Because of a reporting error, a front-page article Saturday incorrectly said the student would not be charged. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

December 05, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON and JASON WERMERS hbragg@statesboroherald.com and jwermers@statesboroherald.com | Local


Improper city meetings?

The 48-page report by attorney Tom A. Peterson IV from his investigation into whether a majority of Statesboro City Council members privately met with former City Manager Frank Parker in violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act reveals no undisputed smoking gun that this occurred.

December 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Musket, cannon fire mark Sherman’s March

On Dec. 4, 1864, Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea was in full swing.

December 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Ground broken for new GSU student health center

If construction stays on schedule, one year from now, Georgia Southern University students will get on-campus care in a new Health Center with three times as many exam rooms as the current clinic.

December 03, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Former Statesboro High principal’s trial to begin in January

Former Statesboro High School Principal Dr. Martin "Marty" Waters, charged with failure to report child abuse, will face trial in early January.

December 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Michele Norris to Speak at Georgia Southern MLK Celebration

Michele Norris, the first African-American female host for NPR, will be the featured speaker at Georgia Southern University's 2015 MLK Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive.

December 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern University’s Doctor of Psychology program accredited

The American Psychological Association's Council on Accreditation has formally accredited Georgia Southern University's Doctor of Psychology program in clinical psychology, the university announced Wednesday.

December 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro police to conduct alcohol compliance checks

The Statesboro Police Department announced Wednesday that it will conduct compliance checks of businesses licensed to sell alcohol this month.

December 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern University officials speak up as Statesboro wades back into bars vs. restaurants

As Statesboro City Council talked Tuesday about definitions of bars versus restaurants - and whether bars could make money as music venues if the minimum age to enter a bar were 21 - Georgia Southern University Dean of Students Patrice Buckner Jackson spoke up.

December 02, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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