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Anderson, York named co-chairs of Great American Cleanup

Statesboro Police Chief Stan York and Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson have been named co-chairs for the annual Great American Cleanup, which began Friday and culminates with the community-wide cleanup event on April 14.

March 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Twisters, storms strike Georgia; 9 reported dead

NEWTON, Ga. - Nine people were killed and a hospital was evacuated after it was damaged when powerful storms packing tornadoes hit south Georgia.

March 17, 2007 | By ELLIOTT MINOR Associated Press Writer | Local


Murder trial begins for Ardena Carter

Three and a half years after Georgia Southern University student Ardena Marie Carter went missing from her University Pointe apartment, a suspect is slated to go to trial Monday for her murder.

March 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Community leader Kemp Mabry passes away

Longtime Statesboro resident and World War II veteran Kemp Mabry died Thursday morning at the age of 81.

March 16, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro High student named Bulloch's STAR student

Statesboro High School senior John Benjamin Marshall was chosen as Bulloch County's STAR student Tuesday at a banquet hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce.

March 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Lawmakers seek $22.2 billion sales tax hike for transportation

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Paying an extra penny in sales tax for each dollar he spends wouldn't bother John Wade, as long as a chunk goes toward paving dirt roads like the one to his Chatham County home.

March 16, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Four Statesboro residents rewarded for providing information about an arson

Four residents of Statesboro were awarded $2,500 each for providing information that led to the arrest of conviction of a man for arsons committed at College Walk Apartments in 2005.

March 16, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro woman celebrates 100th birthday

What is it like to spend 100 years in the same neighborhood? Ask Bernice Hodges Deal and she'll tell you all about growing up near Akins Pond Road, walking with friends and cousins along the creek, and marrying Horace Deal before moving just seven miles away from where she was born.

March 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Trial for man accused of attacking woman in Wal-Mart bathroom begins

The trial of a man accused of attacking a woman in a Statesboro retail store bathroom in 2005 begins today. Stephen Mark Hall, 26, Garfield, faces Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed today as a jury hears details about the ordeal.

March 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hall found guilty in Wal-Mart attack

In less than an hour, a jury found Stephen Mark Hall guilty Thursday on all counts related to an attack Oct. 14, 2005 on a woman and her two-year-old grandchild in a retail store bathroom.

March 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Dress Down Day deadline draws near

When Red Cross Chapter Manager Mary Ball went out to lunch during last year's Dress Down Day, she was pleasantly surprised to see the number of people wearing the Red Cross t-shirts.

March 15, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Fatality on GSU campus

A man moving boxes at a Georgia Southern University residence hall suffered a heart attack and died Monday after he fell off a ramp.

March 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police arrest eight juveniles for gang activity

Statesboro Police arrested eight juveniles - six Friday and two Monday - charging them with gang activity as well as other crimes for involvement in a Jan. 26 fight at a birthday party held in the Statesboro Recreation Department's Honey Bowen Building.

March 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tanker flips, spills diesel fuel on Hwy 80 West

A tanker flipped Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 80 West and Veteran's Memorial Parkway. Firefighters, rescue units and Georgia State Patrol troopers responded to the scene and called Haz-Mat units to handle a fuel spill.

March 15, 2007 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | Local


Boro Snapshot

Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.

March 14, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


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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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