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Candidates spar in the Boro

Candidates discussed states rights, the fair tax, illegal immigration and mercury in Georgia's freshwater fish during Friday night's Statesboro Republican Primary Gubernatorial Debate. About 325 citizens and supporters came out to Statesboro High to hear five of the seven GOP candidates for governor stake out their positions on statewide issues.

May 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Handel, McBerry explain positions

Gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel wasn't on stage Friday night for the Republican candidate debate at Statesboro High, but she did appear earlier Friday on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show to explain why. And appearing immediately after Handel was the reason why - Ray McBerry.

May 07, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


May 8 - Statesboro Police Arrests Leon Mark Owens, 40, Westside Mobile Home Park – speeding, driving

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

May 07, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Semi snags power lines, causes power outage, fire

A semi truck driver pulled into the parking lot of an abandoned livestock auction barn on Stockyard Road Friday afternoon, snagging low-hanging power lines and snapping a utility pole. A portion of Statesboro was without power for about 30 minutes to an hour until repairs were made.

May 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bowing heads, bending knees

The sun was bright and a slight breeze eased the heat as about 150 people gathered on the Bulloch County Courthouse Square to celebrate the National Day of Prayer.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deputies apprehend suspect sought in recent meth bust

A man Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies sought in relation to selling methamphetamine is behind bars, arrested Wednesday, according to reports.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


York: Reported rape a false claim

A teenage girl who reported being raped over the weekend is behind bars on charges of making false reports, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Saturday

Letter carriers throughout the nation will be collecting nonperishable food Saturday, May 8, as part of the Letter Carrier Food Drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers and National Rural Letter Carrier Association.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GOP forum Friday at SHS

Six candidates for Georgia governor and more than 20 other Republican hopefuls running for state offices will be in Statesboro today for a candidate "Meet and Greet" and gubernatorial debate at Statesboro High School.

May 06, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Woman, 3-year-old son dead after accident

A man remains in critical condition after a Monday afternoon traffic accident that took the lives of his girlfriend and her 3-year-old son. An infant who was strapped into a car seat survived.

May 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Saving Graces opens Friday at Averitt

The first guest on Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Rebecca Kennerly, who told host Phil Boyum about Friday's "Saving Graces" show at the Averitt Center. The show will feature four solo women performers - Kennerly, Dr. Betty Smith Franklin, Susan Jackson and Kay Watkins - each telling a story about a woman's passionate journey of love, loss, and redemption.

May 05, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Statesboro Police investigating reported rape of 16-year-old

Statesboro Police are investigating a reported rape an abduction after a 16-year-old girl told them two males sexually assaulted her in a local hotel room.

May 05, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Are you eating contaminated fish?

Fish has always been touted as a healthy food, but pollution has introduced a danger that makes fish caught from some areas less than safe if eaten in abundance.

May 05, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


McElwee announces bid for House seat

Brooklet resident Tom McElwee isn't a member of the TEA Party, but he said he supports their views in that there is too much government. Big government is taking money from family budgets, and he hopes if he is elected to the District 158 Georgia House of Representatives seat, he can make changes in that area.

May 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC, SC college to work together

An agreement signed Tuesday will allow students who earn an associate's degree in Ogeechee Technical College's Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management program to complete a Bachelors degree in the Hotel/Restaurant Management program at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

May 04, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


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Photo gallery: 2014 - Statesboro In Focus

Herald staff photographer Scott Bryant shares the first of three galleries featuring his favorite photos of 2014.

December 29, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Caribbean Christmas

Under the direction of Matt Olsen, Southeast Bulloch High School celebrates the holidays with four different ensembles performing a Caribbean-themed holiday program.

December 21, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Photo gallery: Holiday Songfest

Sallie Zetterower Elementary School stages their annual Holiday Songfest before heading home for break. Lots of kiddie cuteness.

December 19, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: A Wild Christmas

The Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County are introduced to many of the animals who make their home at the Georgia Southern University Center for ...

December 14, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: How the Penguins Saved Christmas

Second and third graders at Mattie Lively Elementary School performed "How the Penguins Saved Christmas."

December 09, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Downtown Holiday Celebration

Images from the 2014 downtown Statesboro Holiday Celebration

December 06, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: March on Statesboro

Peaceful protesters walk from Georgia Southern to Bulloch courthouse, call for unity, equal rights.

December 02, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Statesboro Thanksgiving Community Service

On Tuesday, Nov. 25 2014, clergy and members of local churches joined together in prayer and song to celebrate the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

November 26, 2014 | 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


Photo gallery: 2014 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

October 26, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: 2014 Zombie Run

Over 100 participated in the 2014 Zombie Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, October 25 to help raise funds for local health organizations, including ...

October 25, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Flying in the Memphis Belle

September 25, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Eagles begin FBS march

The Georgia Southern football team took the practice fields at Beautiful Eagle Creek Thursday to kick off their first fall camp after officially joining the ...

August 04, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Area ballet students sharpen, maintain skills

Under the direction of Statesboro Youth Ballet director Jurijs Safonovs, dance students completed two weeks of rigorous study at the Averitt Center for the Arts ...

July 28, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


British Soccer Camp: Story and video

(Click on the bottom right-hand corner to view video full-screen)

July 15, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT Herald Staff | Local


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