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Brooklet mayor: Meeting was a ‘prank’

Brooklet Mayor Joe Grooms said an advertisement announcing a town hall meeting Monday was a "prank," but assured citizens tonight's called Brooklet City Council meeting is for real.

October 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Convicted murderer gets parole

A woman convicted of killing her husband in 1993 and burying him in the back yard is up for parole Oct. 15, but isn't expected to return to Bulloch County to live.

October 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch voter registration up 20 percent since 2004

ATLANTA - A larger, more diverse Georgia electorate will be eligible to vote in next month's general election than any in the state's history.

October 21, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Local


GSU students raise awareness of hunger and homelessness worldwide

Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff will do their part to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness around the world and right here in Bulloch County. And they are encouraging the community to get involved.

October 19, 2008 | By SARAH ASP OLSON Herald Correspondent | Local


Heritage Pavilian and renovation project begins for Botanical Garden

Georgia Southern University's Botanical Garden celebrated the groundbreaking for its new Heritage Pavilion and renovation project Wednesday. Georgia Southern Botanical Garden Board president Jack Orman and community supporters joined Dr. Gary Means, dean of Continuing Education and Public Service, to break ground for the project.

October 19, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - GSU Quarterbacks; The Phil & Jake Show: Making glass art

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, October 3, 2008

October 18, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police: Portal man arrested on molestation charges

A year after investigators first began looking into child molestation allegations involving a 13-year-old Portal girl, DNA tests and other evidence led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man.

October 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Two Fla. women arrested on prostitution, drug charges

An undercover operation conducted by the Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit netted two Florida women police said were soliciting sex.

October 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Let the games begin - Special Olympics underway at Mill Creek

Mill Creek Park was filled with thousands of smiles Friday night as the opening ceremonies for the 2008 Special Olympics Fall Games paved the way for a weekend filled with fun activities for disabled and special education athletes.

October 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Vision quest - SHS player back on field after losing eye to paintball

A little after 9 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, on Woodrow Circle in Statesboro - Jeremy Scott's life changed forever.

October 17, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Local


Boro welcomes Special Olympics; games start Friday

More than 2,000 athletes and coaches from across Georgia are in Statesboro to compete all weekend in the Special Olympics Fall Games.

October 17, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Report: 'Suspicious' couple arrested after complaint in Hazelwood subdivision

A couple was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a woman complained they were acting suspiciously in the Hazlewood subdivision, and their refusal to cooperate with Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies led to charges, according to reports.

October 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Reports: Five arrested on drug charges at The Pointe at Southern apartments

After receiving a tip about possible drug activity taking place at a residence at The Pointe at Southern apartments, members of the Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit investigated and ended up arresting five on drug charges Tuesday, according to reports.

October 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Dulcimer presentation; Jake's Entertainment: Look Homeward Angel play

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, October 2, 2008

October 17, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Nearly 600 have cast early votes in Bulloch

The Bulloch County Courthouse has been much busier than usual lately as nearly 600 people cast their ballot for the presidential election during the first week-and-a-half of early voting.

October 16, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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Statesboro man charged with child molestation, statutory rape

A 20-year-old man was arrested Saturday on charges of statutory rape and child molestation, according to a Statesboro police incident report.

December 01, 2014 | | Local


Candler County wreck kills 2 on Thanksgiving

Two people were killed in a Thanksgiving Day crash near Metter when a pickup truck struck their car head-on, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

December 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


3 arrested in 2 recent Statesboro burglaries

Law enforcement officers arrested three men early Wednesday they say are linked to at least two recent burglaries.

December 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro property owner claimed ‘negligent’ construction

A counterclaim was filed in a civil suit that recently ended in a mistrial due to allegations of jury tampering.

November 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City of Statesboro report: Weakening of alcohol rules might have contributed to Gatto’s death

If Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance had not been weakened in December 2011, Michael Gatto, 18, might be alive today, City Attorney J. Alvin Leaphart IV concluded in a recent report to City Council.

November 29, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro City Council members think back on 2011 alcohol amendments

One Statesboro City Council member says he thought he was voting on a less-drastic rewrite of the Alcohol Ordinance in 2011.

November 29, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Black Friday shoppers: Thanksgiving not for sales

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Many Black Friday shoppers say they avoided spending money on Thanksgiving Day because, they say, the holiday should be a time for family.

November 28, 2014 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve

NEW YORK - For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.

November 28, 2014 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Local


Rocky Ford mayor, clerk resign

Rocky Ford, the small Screven County town facing an ongoing federal investigation into financial matters, encountered yet another challenge last week as its mayor and town clerk both resigned.

November 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Peterson: 'Hard work pays off'

Bulloch County Schools' speech-language pathologists hosted a "Success with Stuttering" workshop on a recent teacher workday, co-sponsored by the Georgia Learning Resource System and the Stuttering Foundation of America.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

November 27, 2014 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press | Local


Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.

November 27, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press | Local


Statesboro double-lung transplant recipient is grateful

Andrea Maechtle feels like she received a second chance at life with her double-lung transplant surgery, performed March 17, and she believes the Statesboro community played a huge role in her miracle.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | 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


Statesboro’s Christian Social Ministries serves record number with food assistance

Christian Social Ministries supplied several days worth of food to 160 households on Monday with help from the East Georgia Regional Auxiliary, whose members collected and donated all the fixings for 77 family Thanksgiving meals and purchased 100 gift cards for turkeys or hams.

November 26, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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