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Five 2011 graduates earn AP Honors

Four Bulloch Academy graduates recently earned the designation of AP Scholars with Honors and one was named AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievements on the college-level Advanced Placement program exams.

August 12, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Less litter in Bulloch

While litter remains a nagging problem in Bulloch County, a recent study by Keep Bulloch Beautiful shows it's getting better.

August 11, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


New Mattie Lively focuses on Georgia

When doors to the new Mattie Lively Elementary School open some time next year students will not be the wildest creatures found in its halls.

August 11, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Woman pleads guilty in shooting

A woman charged with killing her daughter's boyfriend pled guilty Thursday to aggravated assault and was sentenced to a total of 25 years in prison.

August 11, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ancient sea reptile didn't lay eggs

WASHINGTON - The remains of a giant sea creature are providing the first proof that these prehistoric reptiles gave birth to their young rather than laying eggs.

August 11, 2011 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Local


Governor calls special session

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has called for the General Assembly's special session to begin Aug. 15, with hopes for a speedy redistricting process and more involvement from voters on a transportation tax aimed at funding state infrastructure projects.

August 10, 2011 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press | Local


Siblings suspected in crime spree captured

PUEBLO, Colo. - Three fugitive siblings wanted in a crime spree in Florida and Georgia were captured Wednesday in Colorado after firing shots at officers during a high-speed chase and crashing their car into a highway barrier, authorities said.

August 10, 2011 | By IVAN MORENO Associated Press | Local


Reward offered in Olliff murder

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the November 2010 murder of Harrison Wayne Olliff.

August 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Storm downs trees, power lines

A destructive storm battered Bulloch and neighboring counties Tuesday night around 7 p.m., leaving a trail of downed trees, and live power lines and damaging at least one home.

August 09, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jackson bond hearing continued

A bond hearing scheduled Thursday for a teacher charged with having sex with a student has been continued.

August 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Mari Moss named Evans' top teacher

CLAXTON - At the annual back-to-school faculty breakfast, Evans County Superintendant Joy Collins named this year's County Teacher of the Year.

August 09, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER | Local


Saying 'thanks' to volunteers

"Volunteers make all the difference for the events and projects of Sylvania's Downtown Development Authority and Better Hometown Program," said Hilda Boykin, the program's manager.

August 09, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER | Local


Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show

This week on "Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show," Chris talks about, what else, the start of fall football practice at Georgia Southern and the excitement of college football getting underway.

August 09, 2011 | | Local


Former police chief heads state organization

Former Statesboro police chief Stan York recently was named president of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. York currently serves as director of Police Services for Sandersville.

August 08, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sheriff’s deputy promoted, honored

Bulloch County Sheriff's Deputy Reynaldo Rodriguez was promoted to corporal recently after having been chosen as the 2011 Deputy Sheriff of the Year by the Georgia Sheriff's Association.

August 08, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Official: Georgia police officer shot dead, another wounded

CEDARTOWN - Two police officers were shot, one of them fatally, when a man walked out of the woods Friday and opened fire as the officers ...

September 29, 2017 | | Local


One dead, two critical in Swainsboro incident

A Statesboro man is charged with felony murder after plowing his car into a Swainsboro Taco Bell Thursday afternoon in what police say appears to ...

September 29, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Get ready for the parade

In a few weeks, the main streets of downtown Statesboro will be packed as the 56th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade gets underway, kicking off ...

September 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


YMCA sets grand opening

Statesboro Family YMCA has scheduled its grand opening for Oct. 28, to be preceded by introductory events there and elsewhere in town.

September 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


State approves big rate hikes

State insurance officials approved premium increases of more than 50 percent for the four insurers participating in next year's insurance exchange in Georgia.

September 28, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Cotton, peanut picking season is here

Bulloch County farmers were blessed this year with good weather, and if the pattern holds, they could end up with bumper crops this harvest season.

September 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inmate whose execution was stayed waits on US Supreme Court

ATLANTA - A Georgia inmate whose execution was halted at the 11th-hour after his lawyers argued racism played a "pivotal role in his death sentence" is ...

September 27, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Voter registration deadline Oct. 10

On Nov. 7, Statesboro will hold a city election, with three candidates vying for mayor. All Bulloch County registered voters are eligible to vote in ...

September 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Other firms appeal city’s choice of insurance broker

Two insurance brokerage firms – one that bid slightly higher and one much lower – are asking Statesboro City Council to reconsider after it awarded the city ...

September 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


BCSO sergeant 'in the right place'

Twice in one week, Bulloch County Sheriff's Sergeant Tracy Miller helped extricate victims from being trapped in potentially deadly situations.

September 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Claxton man faces 13 agg assault charges

A Claxton man is accused of trying to run over guests at a Saturday night wedding party.

September 25, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Three shot in Statesboro; two don't want to pursue charges

Three people were shot early Saturday morning on Dunlap Street, and Statesboro police are seeking information about the incident, despite two of the victims not ...

September 25, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Man charged with enticing a child

A Statesboro man was jailed Saturday after accusations he solicited sex from a child under 16.

September 25, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Huge expansion makes for a bigger 'Party' in Statesboro

Party Impressions just completed an expansion on South Main Street, increasing the store's total retail space to more than 10,000 square feet. The ...

September 25, 2017 | | Local


‘Where are the workers?’

Talking to human resources professionals at a conference in Statesboro, Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the most common gripe he hears has changed since ...

September 25, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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