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Banquet notes advance of black businesses in area

About 300 people came out on Saturday to participate in the third annual African American Business Owner's Coalition awards banquet. The event, held at the Russell Union Ballroom on the campus of Georgia Southern University, recognized the achievements of several prominent Statesboro business owners. It also offered information and motivation for economic and community development.

April 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


OTC names GOAL student

Laura "Molly" Bickerton, a radiologic technology student at Ogeechee Technical College, was named local winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) at a luncheon held Monday at Ogeechee Tech. The announcement was made by Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Tech.

April 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Whitesville spokesperson questions Bulloch Jail expansion at Commission meeting

Bulloch County Commissioners voted Tuesday to allow Bulloch County EMS to convey a surplus ambulance to Ogeechee Technical College for use in training EMTs.

April 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


After tornado, Atlanta officials assess damage

ATLANTA - With most of the city's downtown tourism infrastructure damaged by a tornado, officials are scrambling to make sure no upcoming conventions move to other cities.

April 01, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Portal Clyde's gets $25,000

Georgia Lottery retailer Clyde's Market in Portal received last week a $25,000 retailer incentive bonus for selling a Mega Millions jackpot ticket.

April 01, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Veterans town hall meeting is Wednesday

Georgia 12th District Congressman John Barrow will hold a town hall meeting for veterans on Wednesday in Statesboro. The gathering is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. at the Honey Bowen Building.

April 01, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch deputies complete training

Four Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies recently completed training at the Georgia Peace Officers Training Center in Forsyth, said Capt. Howard Nesmith.

April 01, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Brooklet Elementary holds a 'Snow Day'

March 30, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Serna sentenced to a year in jail

Georgia Southern University associate professor Dr. Juan Serna, convicted in January of sexual and drug offenses against a former student, faces a year in jail.

March 29, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Metter man wins $500,000 playing the lottery

March 29, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Life celebration event to be held for Capt. Bennie Rushing

A life celebration event is being planned for long-time Bulloch County Sheriff's Office employee Capt. Bennie Rushing, who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

March 29, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Locals remember 'Mr. Paul' Nessmith

Former Georgia Rep. and Bulloch County native Paul E. Nessmith is remembered by friends as a dedicated man who stood up for agriculture during his years in legislature. Nessmith, 99, died Wednesday under hospice care at his home in the Westside community.

March 28, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


iGot a record setting campaign; anonymous donor gives $100,000

Ogeechee Technical College announced Thursday that their annual fund raising effort, iGot, raised $313,558 during a record setting campaign. Included in that total was a $100,000 gift by a family who chose to remain anonymous until they decide what special project or scholarship they would fund.

March 28, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Boro Snapshot - St. Patrick's Day in Savannah

Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 1 and 3. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

March 27, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


More than 400 invitations sent for Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala

In anticipation of the 20th anniversary of the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala, more than 400 invitations were sent Monday to past recipients, 2008 honorees and sponsors of the esteemed event.

March 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Bulloch County posts higher SAT scores

Overall, Bulloch County public school students who graduated in 2014 posted slightly higher scores on the SAT college-entrance exam than their counterparts in the Class of 2013, bucking state and national trends.

October 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro's Hearts and Hands Clinic awarded grant for mammograms

The Hearts and Hands Clinic was recently awarded a $26,902 through the Georgia Access to Care, Treatment and Services Breast Cancer License Tag Grant Program.

October 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Local industries, federal grant to equip lab at OTC

Ogeechee Technical College will work with area industries, two development authorities and a federal grant to equip a lab for industrial maintenance courses at a cost of almost $420,000, officials announced Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Parade to kick off fair week

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade Chairman Charles Sheets remembers all too well having to cancel the annual parade a few years ago because of weather.

October 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County commissioners table sand pit request

Bulloch County commissioners tabled a zoning request Tuesday after several citizens protested a man's plans to use his Martin Road property, near Nevils, as a sand borrow pit.

October 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ga. signs agreement to deepen Savannah port

SAVANNAH - After 15 years of studies, lawsuits and bureaucratic delays, state and federal officials Wednesday signed the final paperwork needed for crews to begin digging sand and mud from the Savannah harbor to make room for supersized cargo ships to reach the busy port.

October 08, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Man charged with underage gun possession

Members of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team saw a man at Southern Lounge off Fair Road "leaning into the window of a parked car, being loud and disorderly," around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Brooklet man, a ‘known flight risk,’ is arrested

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators surrounded a house Friday at Bridgewater subdivision as they sought to arrest a wanted person.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro officers to conduct alcohol, occupancy checks during Georgia Southern homecoming

With Georgia Southern University's homecoming weekend approaching, local law enforcement authorities are warning residents and local businesses of compliance checks to combat underage drinking as well as overcrowded gathering places.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern observes Disability Awareness Month

Georgia Southern University is recognizing Disability Awareness Month in October with various programs and activities. This year's theme is "See the Person, Not the Disability."

October 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Stolen electricity complaint leads to 2 meth arrests

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies responding to a call about stolen power Friday found ingredients for manufacturing methamphetamine, and two men were arrested, according to the sheriff's office.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. signs agreement to deepen Savannah harbor

SAVANNAH - After 15 years of studies, lawsuits and bureaucratic delays, state and federal officials Wednesday signed the final paperwork needed for crews to begin digging sand and mud from the Savannah harbor to make room for supersized cargo ships to reach the busy port.

October 08, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro holds alcohol hearings, wonders why it didn’t before

As Statesboro City Council issued warnings Tuesday to six restaurants for one instance each of an employee serving alcohol to someone under age 21, the question kept coming up why the council did not holding any similar hearings during several previous years.

October 08, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Nunn, Perdue on the attack in rowdy Senate debate

PERRY, Ga. - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue accused each other of offering false hope to voters during a rowdy debate Tuesday, arguing their opponent will not be able to advance anything if elected to Georgia's open Senate seat.

October 07, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Deal, Carter focus on ethics, economy in debate

PERRY, Ga. - Republican Nathan Deal accused Democrat Jason Carter of being inexperienced and unproven, while Carter zoned in on ethics complaints against the incumbent and Georgia's uneven economic recovery Tuesday, as the candidates sharpened their messages during their first head-to-head debate.

October 07, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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