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Recognizing local ‘Unsung Heroes’

(Note: The following is the first in a weekly series of stories about some "Unsung Heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.)

Ever since the new Portal Elementary school opened some 10 years ago the school has been kept virtually spotless. According to Principal Paul Hudson, much of that credit goes to his head custodian Shirley Jones.

February 17, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - United Way's Annual Subway Challenge; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, February 16, 2008

February 16, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Couple charged in theft of ring

Whether intended as an engagement ring, a Valentine's gift or else, a diamond ring spelled jail to a couple police said shoplifted the bauble from a local jewelry store.

February 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Valentine's Dance, The Phil & ?? Show: Jake replacement auditions

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, February 13, 2008

February 13, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


High-speed chase ends in arrest

A man who escaped from the Bryan County Jail stabbed a man and stole his truck, and ended up behind bars again after a high speed chase through Bulloch County Thursday morning.

February 13, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU to undergo 're-lamping' Monday

The blue and white of Georgia Southern will "go green" on Monday as the university seeks to "relamp" the entire campus. Starting Monday, a team of GSU students will exchange traditional incandescent bulbs with new compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in office, desk and accent fixtures in 19 different campus buildings. It's the first initiative of its kind in the University System of Georgia.

February 13, 2009 | Phil Boyum | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Magellan string quartet; 300 Miles Band's Studio Performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, February 12, 2008

February 12, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Georgia Teacher of the Year finalist; Kappa Delta candlelight vigil

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, February 11, 2008

February 12, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police: Drug deal ends in armed robbery and aggravated assault

What began as a drug deal turned into an armed robbery and ended in an aggravated assault, leaving one man injured after another man rammed into him with a vehicle.

February 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two Metter teens killed in Tuesday automobile crash

Two Metter teens were killed Tuesday evening when the driver of a vehicle lost control and crashed.

February 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Subway, United Way team up for fundraiser event

On Friday, area residents can "Eat Fresh" and support United Way's Subway Challenge at each of the six restaurant locations in Statesboro and Brooklet.

February 11, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Officer: 3 GSU students arrested in S.C.

Beaufort County Sheriff's deputies arrested three Georgia Southern University students in South Carolina Tuesday they said were involved in a number of crimes on Hilton Head Island.

February 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


‘Fun’ teacher may be tops in Georgia

Teaching her 11th grade U.S. history class at Southeast Bulloch High School on Tuesday, Tiffany Todd doesn't stand in one place for very long. She's always moving around the classroom, navigating between rows of desks as she keeps her students focused on the lesson with sing alongs and constant interaction.

February 11, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Police: Local courthouse burglarized

Somebody has been breaking into the Bulloch County Courthouse, and police are offering a reward to anyone who can help them solve the crimes.

February 10, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Report: Transport van stolen Saturday from Davita Dialysis Center

When a patient transport driver exited a local dialysis center Saturday, he noticed something missing: his van.

February 10, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Three honored for lifetime achievements

Three people who have dedicated a lifetime to making others' lives better received honors Tuesday night during the 25th Annual Deen Day Service to Mankind Awards affair, held in the ballroom of Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

April 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen keynotes Deen Day Smith banquet

In the spirit of the evening, United States Congressman Rick Allen spoke of giving and making a difference as he spoke Tuesday night at the 27th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet.

April 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wanted: More dual-enrolled students

Note: This story is the second of two parts.

April 06, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro woman Tasered after grabbing officer's weapon

A woman who grabbed a police officer's weapon during a brawl at a bar early Saturday morning was subdued by Taser, reports stated.

April 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Extreme stress relief

Some college students are happy to climb walls to relieve their stress and stay fit, and about 70 of them could be found at Georgia Southern University's Recreation Activity Center, or RAC, for the Eighth Annual Southern Sendfest regional bouldering competition on Saturday, March 28.

April 05, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Southern Sendfest

Climbing clubs from four Georgia universities and Clemson University competed in the Eighth Annual Southern Sendfest regional bouldering competition at Georgia Southern University on Saturday, March 28.

April 05, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


150 years ago, Lee surrenders to Grant

EDITOR'S NOTE: When Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in a farmhouse parlor in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865, standing with other war correspondents in the front yard was William Downs MacGregor of The Associated Press.

April 04, 2015 | | Local


Dual enrollment on the rise

(Note: First of two parts. Coming Tuesday, a closer look at how Georgia Southern University, Ogeechee Technical College and East Georgia State College are focusing more on attracting dual enrollment students.)

April 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local




Alabama frees man after 30 years on death row

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A man who spent nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row walked free Friday hours after prosecutors acknowledged that the only evidence they had against him couldn't prove he committed the crime.

April 03, 2015 | By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Local


Past midnight, Georgia Senate OKs Mercedes-Benz tax break

ATLANTA - In their haste to award Mercedes-Benz a $1.3 million tax break Thursday, lawmakers in Georgia thwarted any serious debate on the money, broke their own transparency rules and pushed past a constitutional time limit.

April 03, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


GSU’s police chief retires

Georgia Southern University's police Chief Mike Russell is retiring in May, and a female officer, Maj. Laura McCullough, will serve as interim chief until the vacated position is filled.

April 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Mainstreet Farmer’s Market opens

The Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market will open Saturday, kicking off a season offering fresh fruits and vegetables, local honey, dairy products, meats and more.

April 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch man charged in December murder

A man suspected in the strangulation death of his wife in December is behind bars, charged Wednesday with murder.

April 02, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Armed robbery suspects arrested, extradited

Bibb County sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects Tuesday who were wanted for an armed robbery in Bulloch County March 27.

April 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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