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McKeown heads to Rome to help teach new priests

His new assignment as vice rector for student life at the Pontifical North American College in Rome takes Father Tim McKeown from Statesboro to the earthly center of Catholicism.

July 24, 2011 | | Local


Emeriti Board of Directors named at Ogeechee Tech

History was made at Ogeechee Technical College when the inaugural group of Emeriti Board members for the college was inducted. At a special luncheon recognizing the past service of a number of earlier Ogeechee Tech board members, those currently serving on the college's Board of Directors, joined by OTC's executive team, honored those who have helped the college through the years. Fourteen former members of the OTC Board of Directors received emeritus status as a means of paying tribute to them for their dedication and work.

July 24, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Homecoming for new priest at St. Matthew

Father Brett Brannen did something that no other priest assigned to pastor St. Matthew Catholic Church in Statesboro has ever done before. He grew up here.

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


School Board looking at new voting districts

The Bulloch County Board of Education is discussing the best way to reapportion five of its eight voting districts after population growth reflected in the 2010 Census made the districts out of compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Board is required by the state to submit a draft reapportionment plan by Aug. 15.

July 23, 2011 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Where were you on 9/11?

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was sleeping about 9 that morning when I received a call from a reporter at The Times in Gainesville, Ga., to turn on the TV. I was the metro editor at the then Gannett-owned newspaper, but we were waiting for a new chief editor to start in two weeks, so I was the acting editor.

July 23, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


What's being discharged into the Ogeechee River?

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization is considering legal action against the Georgia Environmental Protection Division due to possible lack of enforcement regarding wastewater dumped into the Ogeechee River by a Screven County textiles plant.

July 23, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bell Road man charged in abuse of elderly father

An elderly man sent to the emergency room Wednesday for bruises and a black eye told Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies his son caused the injuries.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New Bulloch County teachers undergo orientation

Friday provided an unofficial first day of school for Bulloch County's newest educators.

July 22, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Statesboro Police Department not recertified

Due to documentation issues, the Statesboro Police Department was denied recertification for a voluntary accreditation with the Georgia Chief's Law Enforcement Certification, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local man charged with arson

Statesboro Police arrested a man Friday they said is responsible for a series of intentionally-set fires on the north side of town.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BA names new leader

A nine-year veteran of teaching and working as an administrator at Bulloch Academy, Leisa Houghton was named recently the head of school for the 2011-12 school year.

July 22, 2011 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia's videotaped execution sets new precedent

ATLANTA - The video camera that recorded the execution of a Georgia death row inmate did more than give attorneys an account of the man's reaction to a new lethal injection drug. Death penalty experts say it could also lead to a flurry of new legal moves seeking more public access to secretive death chambers.

July 22, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Man charged with child molestation

A boy's recent disclosure during counseling sessions regarding a long-term series of molestation incidents led to a Newington man's arrest Wednesday on aggravated child molestation charges and more, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Investigator Jared Akins.

July 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police seek TV theft suspects

Police are seeking three men who simply walked out of a local retail store with shopping carts full of TVs and a computer last week.

July 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia execution delayed

JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia prison officials on Wednesday delayed the execution of a death row inmate who would have been the subject of the nation's first videotaped execution in nearly two decades.

July 20, 2011 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local


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Photo Gallery: Paddle Georgia 2015

Nearly 400 paddling enthusiasts hit the Ogeechee River with their canoes and kayaks.

June 28, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Honoring Our Veterans

The Statesboro Herald and members of the community would like to recognize the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces on Veterans ...

November 11, 2014 | Scott Bryant | Local


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