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Secretary of State visits GSU

More than 30 students showed up Monday at the Georgia Southern University Russell Ballroom to hear Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel speak. Invited by GSU's Student Government Association, Handel spoke about her office, concerns about voting, residency issues and the relationship between university and community.

March 04, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Police seek HIV positive man in Statesboro attack

Police are seeking a man they say is HIV positive and raped a victim on North College Street last month.

March 04, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Gateway Warriors help Heart Association

For the past 11 years, Subway has teamed up with local businesses to raise money for the American Heart Association. The proceeds of all sales at Subway restaurants in Bulloch County between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. went directly to the American Heart Association. The businesses divide up into teams, and compete for the bragging rights for who raised the most money. Viracon, Wal-Mart D.C., and Briggs & Stratton teamed up on the Gateway Warriors team. Between pre-orders, donations, and counter sales, The Gateway Warriors raised $ 3,122.51.

March 04, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


SEB band members participate in special concerts

A select group of band students from Southeast Bulloch Middle School and Southeast Bulloch High School participated recently in two of the most prestigious concerts for music students in the United States.

March 03, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Skills USA competition held at OTC Friday

March 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


City may change voting districts

The Statesboro City Council will take up discussion again of plans to change the boundaries of the city's voting districts during its regular meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m.

March 02, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Local offices up for election this year

2008 will be a busy year for elections an Bulloch County. In addition to it being the presidential election year, several local offices are up for election, as well.

March 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Commissioners discuss possible improvements to Splash in the Boro

Bulloch County Commissioners discussed possible improvements and expansions to Splash in the Boro, the water park at Mill Creek Regional Park that has become an attraction drawing people from all over the state as well as parts of South Carolina.

February 29, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Official confirms third car crash victim passes

A spokesperson for Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah confirmed that Jamie Carter, 22, passed away Wednesday evening. Carter was the third Georgia Southern University student to die following an accident Sunday afternoon. Carter, and her two friends Melissa Eustice, 20, and Jessica Fulmer, 21 were involved in the roll-over accident on Interstate 16 near Metter. Eustice and Fulmer were pronounced dead Sunday.

February 28, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Local events will commemorate Georgia's Arbor Day this weekend

Local organizations and state representatives are coming together this weekend to commemorate Georgia's Arbor Day.

February 28, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Former cop arrested for impersonating police officer, sexual battery

Statesboro Police arrested a man early Wednesday morning they said pretended to be a law enforcement officer and groped a woman at a local bar.

February 28, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Father arrested in Shaken Baby case

Tuesday, Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators arrested the father of a baby they said suffered from "Shaken Baby" syndrome. Michael Ray Huffines Jr., 23, Holloway Lane, is behind bars on charges of aggravated battery and cruelty to children, held without bond, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

February 28, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


One GSU student critical, two dead after accident

A Georgia Southern University student remains in critical condition Monday after an accident Sunday afternoon that left two others dead, said Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper David H. Averitt.

February 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


NSDAR celebrates Georgia Day

The Bulloch County Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) celebrated Georgia Day Tuesday with a luncheon featuring speaker David Tribble, president of Savannah's historical Bethesda Home for Boys.

February 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Single survivor of crash remains critical but stable

A survivor of a single vehicle crash Sunday that killed two women remained in "stable, but critical" condition Monday, according to family members.

February 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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New options at Ogeechee Tech

For Ogeechee Technical College's students - and its most recent graduates - the college's achievement of full regional accreditation will open more options for continuing their education at four-year colleges and universities.

June 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Georgia schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.

June 27, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro slaying suspect charged

Charges have been filed against a man police say shot and killed a man at Morris Heights Apartments Wednesday.

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire destroys Statesboro family’s home

A Statesboro family lost a home Thursday night to a fire that started in the garage.

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Schools budget final — unless subject to future adjustment

The Board of Education gave final approval for the $74.5 million Bulloch County Schools operating budget, then offered informal support for a study of the school system's pay scales to gauge whether raises are needed.

June 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Pulaski Road at bypass to close for 2 months

Pulaski Road east of Veterans Memorial Parkway will close Monday for about two months while Georgia Department of Transportation contractors work to improve the road's drainage and improve the intersection, DOT announced Friday.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro police arrest slaying suspect

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday who they say is suspected of killing a man at Morris Heights Apartments on Wednesday evening.

June 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Convicted felon, gang member arrested

Deputies investigating a bicycle theft held a convicted felon and known gang member at gunpoint after he reached for a pistol in his waistband earlier this week, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


New drive-thru Parker's opens

Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch CRCT results mixed, but eighth grade soars

In their final encounter with the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, Bulloch County students passed at a rate higher than or equal to the state's in half of the grade-level subject areas.

June 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro woman pleads guilty in husband's death

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Katrina Denise Ledford's jury selection is scheduled for Tuesday, and her trial is scheduled for July 8, in the killing of her mother's husband, Michael Anthony Riley. A front-page article Thursday incorrectly stated that those were the dates for another co-defendant in the case.

June 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Francys Johnson to testify on voting rights

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson will testify Wednesday before a Senate committee about the importance of restoring portions of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 24, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Celebrating its 40th, Bulloch County Historical Society also looks forward

"Remember to pay it backwards and live forwards," Bulloch County Historical Society founding member Dr. Del Presley told fellow members and guests at the society's 40th annual meeting.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro City Council fires city manager Frank Parker

Statesboro City Council on Tuesday fired City Manager Frank Parker after he said, during a staff meeting last week, that he sometimes met in private with a quorum of council members - a violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2 Statesboro men arrested on drug charges

Two men suspected of intent to distribute drugs are behind bars after law enforcement agents intercepted a package slated for delivery to their home, authorities said.

June 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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