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Man sentenced to life in jail for sale of cocaine

Looking at Johnny Lee Walker's criminal record that stretches back to 1976, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed recently sentenced Walker to life in prison as a recidivist.

March 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Abduction leads to arrest; Woman OK after man grabs her from parking lot

A man forced a woman into his truck, took her to a nearby parking lot and made unwelcome sexual contact, police said.

March 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statewide Severe Weather drill to be held Friday morning

Sirens sounding off around 9 a.m. today are part of a statewide Severe Weather drill, postponed from Wednesday due to inclement weather.

March 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tree lovers swarm Willie McTell Trail

Temperatures were chilly, and a good breeze was blowing, but people still ventured out Saturday morning to enjoy the third annual Arbor Day Festival at Willie McTell Park.

March 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State reps report on issues

Federal and state legislators touched on a variety of issues Saturday morning at a forum organized by the Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce.

March 11, 2007 | BY LUKE MARTIN | Local


Local crime briefs

Man forges check to buy truck

March 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local crime briefs

Man arrested for aggravated assault

March 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro Snapshot

Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.

March 11, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Public hearing on front-yard parking Monday

Statesboro officials aren't sure what size crowd to expect at Monday's public hearing regarding a proposed front-yard parking ordinance, but they are anxious to hear the concerns residents have regarding the issue.

March 11, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Red Cross holds disaster training session

If a tornado were to rip through a Bulloch County neighborhood, the Red Cross would be on hand to respond to the disaster, providing food and shelter for people affected.

March 11, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Council approves alcohol changes

A series of minor changes to the city's alcohol ordinance were approved Tuesday at Statesboro's City Council meeting, including giving the fire chief the authority to enforce the maximum occupancy load of restaurants.

March 09, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Sheriff's deputy “L.C.” Williams Jr. passes

Known for his dedication, his dependability and his friendly nature, former Jenkins County Sheriff and Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy Loren Cline "L.C." Williams Jr. will be greatly missed, said friends of the man who called everyone "my buddy."

March 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC hosts Black Heritage Luncheon

Guests at Ogeechee Technical College's annual "Celebrating Black Heritage" luncheon were treated to the musical stylings of Jacquelyn Hamilton and the musical group The Wardlaw Brothers as the event celebrated the impact of African-American musicians on the culture of the United States.

March 09, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


GSU honors first African-American student

More than 40 years after breaking the color barrier at Georgia Southern, Dr. John Bradley's achievement was commemorated Monday with a ceremony in which a plaque and an oak tree planted in his honor.

March 08, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Experts say corn increase is likely, but could create challenges

ALBANY, Ga. - Georgia farmers are expected to plant about 170,000 additional acres of corn this year to help supply the ethanol plants popping up around the country and to take advantage of the best corn prices in a decade, experts say.

March 08, 2007 | By ELLIOTT MINOR Associated Press Writer | Local


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Majority of Ga. voters back raising minimum wage

ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans are hostile to raising the minimum wage, but a majority of voters favor increasing it.

November 08, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


New House GOP boasts diversity

WASHINGTON - Meet the new House Republicans.

November 08, 2014 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Local


Iraq vet to speak at local program

Lt. Col. Gary J. Morea, veteran of three tours of duty with helicopter units in Iraq, and who prior to attending West Point was an enlisted soldier in a tank crew, will be the featured speaker for the Statesboro Veterans Day program hosted by American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90.

November 08, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops for mission in Iraq

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama authorized on Friday a broad expansion of the U.S. military mission in Iraq that could boost the total number of American troops there to 3,100 and spread advisory teams and trainers across the country, including into Anbar province where fighting with Islamic State militants has been fierce.

November 07, 2014 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Local


Bulloch Co. commissioners approve sand mine

Bulloch County commissioners picked up an issue tabled from last month during Tuesday's meeting and approved a request by a man who wants to open a sand mine on property off Martin Road.

November 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Search of Bulloch County woods leads to arrest

A reported domestic violence incident involving a knife led to a search of the woods south of Statesboro and eventually the arrest of a man, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

November 07, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


The ‘Swarm’ headed to state finals

Southeast Bulloch's "Swarm" is headed to Macon Saturday to compete in the Georgia Marching Band Series Championship thanks to a Grand Champion performance under difficult circumstances

November 06, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Saucy ‘Sordid Lives’ opens at Averitt tonight

The Averitt Stars are bringing Del Shores' colorful, Southern-fried comedy "Sordid Lives" to the Emma Kelly Theater this weekend.

November 06, 2014 | | Local


Bulloch County: Dirt needed for roads that can’t be paved

Bulloch County commissioners are ready to move forward with road improvements, but issues regarding rights-of-way, funding for projects and procuring the right kind of dirt must be addressed first, Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch during a roads workshop this week.

November 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County driver’s license suspension mistake being addressed

A glitch in reporting resulted in hundreds of Bulloch County citizens receiving recent notices that their driver's licenses were suspended. Those affected were people with previous DUI charges, said Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Heather Banks McNeal.

November 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Barrow's defeat built into Ga. congressional map

SAVANNAH - Democratic Rep. John Barrow had a decade in Congress to establish himself as an independent voice and he raised $3.1 million to defend his eastern Georgia seat.

November 05, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Williamson remembered as compassionate, selfless

Friends and associates of Lynda Anne Brannen Williamson remembered her Wednesday as a gracious and compassionate woman who dedicated a great part of her life to helping others.

November 05, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro's First Friday: Hungry Games for the Arts

As the holidays approach, it is time to embrace the season of giving and togetherness.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Evans County celebrates century of agriculture

From grinding sugarcane for syrup to the use of drones in farming, Evans County this Friday and Saturday will celebrate the role that agriculture has played in the county's first 100 years.

November 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch’s Johnson falls to Hudgens in insurance commissioner race

Bulloch County resident Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson fell short in her bid to become Georgia's insurance commissioner.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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