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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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Bulloch County sheriff's officers swarm Statesboro's South Main Street

Three suspects traveling in a stolen truck were arrested Sunday, an incident that drew a large number of officers to South Main Street, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested after leading officers on a chase

A Savannah man driving a stolen car escaped law enforcement after a chase Saturday, but when he fled Monday after being spotted again, he was quickly apprehended, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Kay Proctor earns Certified Fraud Examiner status

Kay Proctor of Thigpen, Lanier, Westerfield & Deal, CPAs, recently was awarded the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' Certified Fraud Examiner credential.

March 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Uncle Shug's goes to Brooklet

Uncle Shug's now has two locations, the long-established Uncle Shug's Chicken Barn on U.S. Highway 301 South, and Uncle Shug's Bar-B-Q Place in Brooklet.

March 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Clinic expands to cover uninsured in Bulloch County

If you follow health care at all, you know that Georgia is one of 21 states that decided not to expand Medicaid as part of its implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

March 09, 2015 | | Local


Benning to Gordon Relay to pass through Portal

The Third Annual Benning to Gordon Relay is scheduled for this week.

March 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern dean seeks Arkansas position

Dr. Thomas R. Koballa Jr., the dean of the College of Education at Georgia Southern University, is a candidate for a dean position at the University of Arkansas.

March 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Less is more: How weight loss surgery helped Don Aliffi regain a healthy lifestyle

"Besides the obvious benefits of being able to play with my grandson and walk without pain and do Disney and all the rights and privileges thereunto appertaining, the principal way my life has changed is that very small amounts of food go a really long way with me," Don Aliffi said.

March 08, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Help us recognize Bulloch’s young leaders

In 2010, the Statesboro Herald conducted its first ever search to identify 20 Bulloch County residents under the age of 40 who are making a mark with professional success and community involvement. Since then, the Herald has recognized 101 folks under 40 who help make Statesboro and Bulloch County a better place to live.

March 08, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


Statesboro Police Department reorganizes patrol bureau

The Statesboro Police Department is reorganizing its patrol division, eliminating two vacant lieutenant positions to instead hire three additional patrol officers and a part-time secretary.

March 07, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro police invite public to town hall Tuesday

The Statesboro Police Department will hold a town hall community forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Emma Kelly Theater, giving residents a chance to talk directly with the department's command staff.

March 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia cites 3 Statesboro bars for allowing underage drinking

Georgia Department of Revenue agents cited three Statesboro bars last month for allowing underage patrons to drink alcohol. Two alcohol compliance checks conducted last month by revenue agents resulted in a number of violations where individuals were cited for infractions as well.

March 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Averitt Center youth choirs to stage international concert

Young vocalists from Bulloch and Evans counties will grace the Emma Kelly Theater stage Sunday with songs, both accompanied and a cappella, from all around the world.

March 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Pipeline’s proposed path through Screven County causes concern

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. A public hearing concerning the path of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline through Screven County is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Screven County Library, 106 S. Community Drive in Sylvania. The time was listed incorrectly in a front-page article Saturday.

March 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


American Diabetes Association kicks off Kiss-a-Pig Saturday

The largest diabetes awareness and fundraising campaign of the year for the American Diabetes Association, Kiss-a-Pig, launches on Saturday at 3 p.m. on the Main Stage on River Street in Savannah.

March 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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