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George Wood leaving as city manager

City Manager George Wood announced his resignation at the Statesboro City Council meeting Tuesday, much to the chagrin of those in attendance, He's leaving to take a job as the county manager in Lincoln County, N.C., in large part to be closer to family, but also to seek professional challenges in a county that's experiencing a lot of growth.

January 31, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Alcohol Board: Consider allowing bars in Statesboro

The Statesboro Alcohol Control Board set a date Tuesday for a planning session to discuss potential changes to the alcohol ordinance. Reducing the first offense penalty from three days to one day and possibly removing the 50/50 requirement from restaurants - allowing for the creating of 21-and-over bars - is on the table.

January 31, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Police officer involved in auto theft ring

A Statesboro Police officer was among nine local suspects indicted on auto theft ring charges. Advanced Patrol Officer John Fitzgerald Jones, 43, Meadowlark Circle, was placed on administrative leave without pay after his arrest on charges of conspiracy, possession of counterfeit state securities (vehicle titles) and making false statements.

January 31, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Nine locals arrested in national auto theft ring

Nine local residents face an initial appearance today before a federal judge regarding their arrests for involvement in a huge auto theft ring that spans several states.

January 31, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City meets with county to discuss fire issue

Tempers flared and arguments became heated Tuesday as Statesboro City Council members met with Bulloch County Commissioners to discuss the fate of a 22-year agreement between the two governmental agencies regarding fire service to a specific area outside the Statesboro city limits.

January 30, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro man charged with arson, burglary

Three separate incidents landed a Pamela Way man in jail on several charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Capt. Todd Hutchens.

January 29, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Chilly day greets Spring semester at GSU

January 29, 2008 | Photos by Scott Bryant/Herald staff | Local


County, city to hold fire summit

Bulloch County Commissioners will meet Tuesday with Statesboro City Council members and Statesboro Mayor Bill Hatcher to discuss fire protection services.

January 29, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Schedule set for 2008 MLK parade events

Sponsored by the Bulloch County branch of the NAACP, the theme for celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2008 is: "Racial Equality: Moving from Good to Great." The goal is to honor Americans who, in their everyday lives, take a stand for justice for all.

January 28, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Bulloch-area lawmakers discuss 2008 session

With the Georgia General Assembly set to begin its 40-day session Monday, Bulloch County-area legislators offered their thoughts on the hot topics for 2008.

January 28, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Health officials: Restaurant inspection scores have dropped

Restaurant inspection scores have dropped an average of five points, since the Georgia Department of Human Resources changed the inspection guidelines, according to observations by local health officials.

January 28, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


OTC, Stay in School Project host author Chad Foster

Ogeechee Technical College and the Stay in School Project recently played host to best-selling author and acclaimed speaker Chad Foster.

January 27, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vera Lane road improvements spark investigation

Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch placed three Bulloch County transportation department employees on administrative leave Thursday pending an investigation regarding road improvements to Vera Lane, a lonely dirt road stretching between Ga. 46 and U.S. 301 South near Register.

January 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fire destroys Portal family's home

A Portal family lost their home Thursday to a house fire possibly caused by a faulty surge protector. Portal Fire Chief Christopher Ivey said the fire originated in a child's bedroom and the surge protector is likely the cause. However, the investigation is ongoing, he said.

January 26, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Police: Man arrested for at least 15 area burglaries

Statesboro Police arrested a man Tuesday they said is responsible for at least 15 burglaries in the area. Lamars Gavin, 33, Finch's Trailer Park, is behind bars, charged with 15 counts of burglary, theft by taking, and marijuana possession, aid Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams.

January 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Bulloch County fugitive arrested in NC

A 38-year-old man who cut his father, then left Bulloch County with his wife and children after threatening to kill the children and himself, has been arrested in North Carolina, authorities said.

August 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro police trade in their handguns

The Statesboro Police Department is getting new primary duty weapons, trading in its old Glock 21 and Glock 30 handguns for a new version of the Glock 21.

August 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Nephew: Statesboro shooting victim was ‘family man,’ about to get married

Statesboro police are keeping quiet about details of a fatal shooting at Park Place Apartments Friday night because the case is still under active investigation, but a relative of the victim said his uncle was an innocent bystander.

August 18, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


New brick-look crosswalks going in overnight at West Main and College streets in Statesboro

The intersection around West Main and College streets will be closed from about 8:30 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Tuesday for completion of the crosswalk upgrade, said engineer Marcos Trejo in the city's engineering department.

August 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Got $1M to run for Congress? Barrow rival Allen is close

SAVANNAH - Regardless of whether he wins his race for Congress this fall, Augusta businessman and Republican Rick W. Allen is on the brink of joining an exclusive club in Georgia politics - candidates willing to spend $1 million of their own money seeking election.

August 18, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern to host award-winning filmmaker for Hispanic Heritage Month

Georgia Southern University will host Adriana Bosch, an award-winning series producer and filmmaker, as this year's Hispanic Heritage Month guest speaker.

August 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


They're Back - Georgia Southern students return

And no, we're not talking about Poltergeist.

August 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Remaining murder defendants to appear in court

A man charged in a June 2013 "hit style" murder despite being in prison when the shooting occurred, along with one of the men accused of participating in the shooting itself, will appear in court next week.

August 17, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | 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 Sun Belt Conference.

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 Summer Ballet Intensive Friday.

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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