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City may change voting districts

The Statesboro City Council will take up discussion again of plans to change the boundaries of the city's voting districts during its regular meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m.

March 02, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Local offices up for election this year

2008 will be a busy year for elections an Bulloch County. In addition to it being the presidential election year, several local offices are up for election, as well.

March 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Commissioners discuss possible improvements to Splash in the Boro

Bulloch County Commissioners discussed possible improvements and expansions to Splash in the Boro, the water park at Mill Creek Regional Park that has become an attraction drawing people from all over the state as well as parts of South Carolina.

February 29, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Official confirms third car crash victim passes

A spokesperson for Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah confirmed that Jamie Carter, 22, passed away Wednesday evening. Carter was the third Georgia Southern University student to die following an accident Sunday afternoon. Carter, and her two friends Melissa Eustice, 20, and Jessica Fulmer, 21 were involved in the roll-over accident on Interstate 16 near Metter. Eustice and Fulmer were pronounced dead Sunday.

February 28, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Local events will commemorate Georgia's Arbor Day this weekend

Local organizations and state representatives are coming together this weekend to commemorate Georgia's Arbor Day.

February 28, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Former cop arrested for impersonating police officer, sexual battery

Statesboro Police arrested a man early Wednesday morning they said pretended to be a law enforcement officer and groped a woman at a local bar.

February 28, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Father arrested in Shaken Baby case

Tuesday, Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators arrested the father of a baby they said suffered from "Shaken Baby" syndrome. Michael Ray Huffines Jr., 23, Holloway Lane, is behind bars on charges of aggravated battery and cruelty to children, held without bond, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

February 28, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


One GSU student critical, two dead after accident

A Georgia Southern University student remains in critical condition Monday after an accident Sunday afternoon that left two others dead, said Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper David H. Averitt.

February 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


NSDAR celebrates Georgia Day

The Bulloch County Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) celebrated Georgia Day Tuesday with a luncheon featuring speaker David Tribble, president of Savannah's historical Bethesda Home for Boys.

February 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Single survivor of crash remains critical but stable

A survivor of a single vehicle crash Sunday that killed two women remained in "stable, but critical" condition Monday, according to family members.

February 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Jubalheirs female chorus to present concert Friday

The Jubalheirs will present a concert on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Statesboro. Featured also in the concert will be Jubalheir Handbells.

February 27, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bobby Smith named 38th Rotary Citizen of the Year

The Statesboro and Downtown Statesboro Rotary Clubs came together Monday to announce their 2008 Rotary Citizen of the Year - William R. "Bobby" Smith.

February 26, 2008 | Phil Boyum | Local


GSU, Chamber, city, county, host annual Wild Game Supper

Local officials from all over Bulloch County were in Atlanta Tuesday to play host to the annual Wild Game Supper, held just across the street from the State Capitol. The event, planned and catered by Georgia Southern University, was sponsored by the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Bulloch County and the City of Statesboro.

February 24, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Statesboro experiences power outage

About 3,000 Georgia Power customers in the Statesboro area were without power Friday afternoon for more than 30 minutes, some longer, said Georgia Power spokesman Jeff Wilson.

February 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


BCCI inmate captured in Evans County

A team of law enforcement officers captured a man Friday morning investigators said used a screwdriver Thursday to kidnap a corrections officer and four other inmates, hijack a truck and head to Claxton.

February 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Perdue stops in Statesboro, accuses Kingston of liberal spending

U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill & Pub in Statesboro with five days to go in the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.

July 17, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Stranded Georgia casino ship frees itself, docks

SAVANNAH - A casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar freed itself Thursday without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its first passenger cruise out of Savannah.

July 17, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald's ‘Grocery Grab’

Angie McBride first read about the Statesboro Herald's "60-Second Grocery Grab" contest on June 8, the day it was announced in the paper.

July 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


How will Georgia’s broader gun-carry law affect hospitals?

Now that Georgia's controversial gun-carry legislation has taken effect, hospitals across the state are trying to figure out how to respond to it.

July 17, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Statesboro City Council deals with store sites, large and small

Control of retail developments - one big and one small - dominated stretches of Tuesday evening's three-hour Statesboro City Council meeting.

July 16, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bryan County man contracts ‘flesh eating’ disease

Bacteria that caused a "flesh-eating disease" in a Bryan County man last week are found naturally in the environment and are not specifically caused or affected by pollution, officials said.

July 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Revival to be held for historic Willow Hill School

As part of the celebration of the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Willow Hill School, the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will host a Sons and Daughters of Willow Hill Revival, July 29-31.

July 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


In Georgia Senate race, Kingston says he can unite GOP

Editor's note: This is the second of two profiles of the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate ahead of the July 22 runoff election. A profile of David Perdue appeared in Sunday's edition and is available here.

July 16, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


After 12 hours, an exit from casino boat stalled off Tybee

TYBEE ISLAND - After more than 12 hours, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters.

July 16, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro police, code enforcement officers cleared in fatal shooting

Police and code enforcement officers who returned fire when a man shot at them in October have been cleared of any wrongdoing, and the case has been closed.

July 15, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


British Soccer Camp: Story and video

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July 15, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT Herald Staff | Local


Storm blows through Bulloch County

A severe thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon caused by a cold front moving into the area sent trees and limbs flying and dumped several inches of rain on parts of Bulloch and surrounding counties.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Golf scramble to benefit Feed the Boro event

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winner of the 2014 Feed the Boro Golf Scramble, as well as for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Because of incomplete information supplied, the fact that a prize would be awarded to the winner was not included in a front-page article Wednesday.

July 15, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County commissioners approve budget

Bulloch County Commissioners approved a fiscal 2015 budget of slightly more than $65 million Tuesday morning.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Jail inmate found dead in cell

No foul play is suspected in the death of a Bulloch County Jail inmate, but an autopsy is pending.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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