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Three local high schools hold graduation Saturday

The largest class to ever graduate from Statesboro High School listened Saturday morning as their salutatorian and valedictorian offered words of wisdom and encouragement.

June 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County manager: Tax hike likely

After warning for several years Bulloch County's revenue wasn't keeping pace with its growth, County Manager Tom Couch believes a tax increase for the upcoming fiscal year is the only way to deliver services residents expect.

June 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


School's out for summer for Sallie Zetterower Elementary School

Students at Sallie Zetterower Elementary School finished their last day of school for the 2006-2007 school year Friday.

June 09, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Eight teenage mothers recently graduated from the Teen Mom/Mentor Program

Eight girls graduated May 17 from the Teen Mom/Mentor Program hosted by the Statesboro Exchange Club Family Skills Center, said Nina S. Vandergriff, intern with the center.

June 09, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Doctors deliver baby on Delta flight after woman goes into labor

ATLANTA - A Delta Air Lines flight from Munich, Germany, had to make an emergency stopover in North Carolina after one of its passengers went into premature labor and two passengers who are doctors delivered the baby, airline and hospital officials said.

June 09, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Superintendent finalists announced

During a brief meeting Thursday, the Bulloch County Board of Education announced three finalists in the search for a school superintendent to replace Dr. Jessie Strickland, who retires in June.

The three candidates in the running for the position are Dr. Jose Gilberto Bosa Jr., executive director of Instructional Services with Clarke County School District; Dr. Lewis Dale Holloway Jr., the current Clark County school superintendent; and Dr. Michael Scott Winstead, director of curriculum and accountability with the Knox County, TN. school system.

June 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


CCAT teacher awarded first prize for Got 2B Safe! contest

JoAnn Stefen, a teacher at Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology, recently won first prize in the Got 2B Safe! contest sponsored by Honeywell and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

June 09, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Memorial Day travel to be up despite current gas prices

Even though gasoline prices are at record highs, travel will be up slightly over the Memorial Day weekend, according to figures from AAA.

June 08, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Legacy Night at SEB unites alumni, current students

The halls of Southeast Bulloch High School were filled with new and old faces Monday as current students and alumni came together to say farewell to the school's 52-year-old main building.

June 08, 2007 | By KATIE ANDERSON Herald Intern | Local


State funding for adult literacy classes proved insufficient, classes continue with schools' aid

The state's amended budget for the 2007 fiscal year left the needs of the Technical College System of Georgia unmet, which caused system leaders to consider furloughing adult literacy instructors. An interruption in the June classes would have meant no education programs for the more than 68,000 literacy students who are currently enrolled throughout the state. But a solution was found to avoid cutting the classes.

June 08, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Trash and tricks; Environmental friendly magician entertains kids at Mill Creek

Cheers and laughter echoed off the walls of Mill Creek Elementary School Thursday as magician Steve Trash performed his eccentric and eco-friendly one-man routine.

June 08, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


Children's Miracle Network fundraiser to be hosted in Statesboro

Two days of music and family fun will not only provide entertainment this Memorial Day weekend, but will raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.

June 07, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Boro armed robbery suspects captured

A Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy arrested a man and woman suspected of armed robbery after the victim, who was riding with the deputy, spotted his assailants' car.

June 07, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Wildfire risks turn Ga. officials against fireworks

SAVANNAH, Ga. - After more than five weeks of wildfires, smoke and little rain, Ware County is expected to ban fireworks through the Memorial Day and Fourth of July holidays as severe drought conditions has left lawns, leaves and bushes as combustible as kindling.

June 07, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Chris Rock paternity case hearing Tuesday yielded no answers

There wasn't much to see in the first hearing in the case of a Bulloch County woman seeking to determine if comedian Chris Rock is the father of her 13-year old child.

June 07, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees' preventive care plans.

March 25, 2014 | MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local


Former NFL coach speaks at Fellowship of Christian Athletes fundraising banquet

The Belle House was filled to capacity with local coaches, players, parents and supporters at last Thursday's Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fundraising Banquet.

March 25, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Search continues for plane off Georgia coast

BRUNSWICK - U.S. Coast Guard crews and others were searching Tuesday for two people who were aboard a small plane that went missing in the St. Simons Island area.

March 25, 2014 | | Local


12th District GOP candidates to hold debates

Georgia Republican Party District 12 Chairman Mike Welsh on Monday announced a series of debates for Republican candidates in Georgia's 12th Congressional District.

March 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gov. Deal, Jemelleh Coes to speak at GSU commencement ceremonies

Georgia Southern University has selected Gov. Nathan Deal and Jemelleh Coes, the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year and Georgia Southern alumna, as the speakers for the 2014 spring commencement ceremonies on May 9 and 10.

March 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cagle to speak at Deen Day Smith Awards

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

March 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Good Scout Banquet honors Richard Morriss

Richard Morriss, Venture Crew adviser for Crew 935 and Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 935 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church for more than 20 years, received the Ed Cone Award at the Good Scout Banquet, held Thursday evening at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.

March 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Riding for recovery

Today at 9:30 a.m. California time, Georgia Southern University graduate Steve Pulley will dip the back tire of his bicycle into the Pacific Ocean in San Diego and set off on a 57-day cycling adventure.

March 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Brooklet will keep police department

BROOKLET - City Council decided not to dissolve the town's police department after all, voting Thursday night to keep the 106-year-old agency as it is.

March 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Ga. lawmakers finish session, head into campaigns

ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia General Assembly are ready to begin their campaigns for another term, fresh off a legislative session highlighted by scads of campaign-friendly maneuvers.

March 21, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Brooklet council votes to keep police department

During a meeting Thursday evening, Brooklet City Council members voted to keep the city's police department.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Drive-thru beer and wine fails to reach a vote

An ordinance amendment to allow drive-thru sales of closed-container beer and wine in Statesboro failed to get a motion for final approval from City Council this week.

March 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Marker notes cemetery, mill, Irishness

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Because of a typographical error, a front-page article Thursday about a historical marker honoring the Rigdon Cemetery and Rigdon's Mill twice misspelled the Rigdon family name. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

March 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Johnson, Ga. NAACP vow more action after Capitol arrests

After being arrested as part of a demonstration against the state's refusal to expand Medicaid coverage to uninsured Georgians this week, the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, a Statesboro lawyer and the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, vowed to continue fighting on behalf of the poor, workers, voting rights and public education.

March 20, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


iGot campaign brings in $311,183

Ogeechee Technical College officials, community leaders and volunteers celebrated another successful iGot (I Give to Ogeechee Tech) fundraising campaign Thursday afternoon.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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