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Alderman celebrates 25 years at Bible Baptist

When Max Alderman was a young child, he had an interest in becoming a preacher. His dad decided to build him a miniature pulpit for him to preach from and his brother was the music director every Sunday morning in their home.

June 02, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro fire department assists in hazardous material chemical leak in Metter

An herbicide leak sent a truck driver to the hospital Thursday after fumes from the spilled chemical overcame him when he checked his load.

June 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Nevils Elementary students and alumni say goodbye to school

When the students walk out the front doors of Nevils Elementary on May 25, they will not only be saying goodbye to their teachers and principal but to a building as well.

June 01, 2007 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | Local


Splash in the Boro to open Saturday

Bulloch County residents can get a taste of summer this weekend at Splash in the Boro as it opens for a preview weekend before beginning its summer schedule next weekend.

June 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Twelve area businesses busted in alcohol sting

Employees at a dozen local retailers sold alcoholic beverages this week to underage buyers, and law enforcement officers were there to nab offenders as they conducted a compliance check.

June 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County commission votes to demolish old Bulloch Memorial Hospital

Residents in the area of the old Bulloch Memorial Hospital site will be glad to see the remainder of the old building demolished next month. Bulloch County officials signed a contract to have the building, which has long been a topic of controversy, taken down.

May 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Celebration South to be held Saturday

Organizers for this year's Celebration South have a modest goal. They want everyone to have a "smidgen of fun."

May 31, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro man dies in weekend boating accident

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating why two boats collided Friday night, leaving Statesboro's Charles Deal dead. Two men died and three people were injured in the boating accident on the Altamaha River in Glynn County. Deal, 67, was killed, along with another man, Ronnie Dan Metts, 33, of Hazlehurst.

May 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro Snapshot - Sports fans

Boro Snapshot is taped on Monday afternoons between 4:30 and 6. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

May 30, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Aquarium’s popular sea turtle headed back to the wild

ATLANTA - Dylan is going home.

May 30, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


Electric shocks removing flathead catfish from Satilla River

WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) - State biologists hope electric shocks can help them remove a voracious, nonnative catfish from a south Georgia river where it is devouring native fish.

May 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


OTC kicks off iGot campaign

Volunteers will visit local businesses today asking for donations for Ogeechee Technical College as part of the school's inaugural iGot campaign.

May 29, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Mother, daughter finish journey together

Bonnie Deal graduated from Georgia Southern University last week after a long college career. It took her a while to achieve her degree in special education because marriage and children interrupted her educational pursuits, but Deal, 55, went back to school after her children grew up and eventually attained her goal.

May 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


ADA kicks off annual fundraising campaign

The American Diabetes Association has a new look and name for it's annual fundraiser and if Bulloch County reaches its goal, the chairman of this year's campaign will have a new look as well.

May 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Sea Island Bank hosts annual honor graduate luncheon

Students at the annual Sea Island Bank honor graduate luncheon were urged to make peace with their past, focus on the present and prepare for the future as they embark on the next phase of their lives.

May 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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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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