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First meeting for new city manager

At Tuesday's Statesboro City Council meeting, a new man will take his seat as head administrator for the city.

July 15, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Six Flags ride still closed after death of teen

AUSTELL - Georgia officials ordered a popular roller coaster that hit and killed a teenager over the weekend to remain closed Monday.

July 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Portal Centennial Park dedicated, officially opens

About 100 people gathered Saturday morning for the Portal Centennial Park dedication, admiring the unique design and complimentary landscaping that transformed an overgrown wooded area into an attractive addition to the town.

July 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State issues findings on Statesboro election complaints

The Georgia State Election board ruled last week on four allegations of voter irregularities stemming from the Statesboro City Council election in November.

July 12, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, June 27, 2008

July 12, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


BOE members to run unopposed for reelection

In keeping with the theme for Bulloch County's partisan races, none of which were opposed, no one challenged any of four Bulloch County Board of Education members seeking reelection.

July 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Black bear spotted in Bulloch

Almost a year since a driver struck a black bear on Langston Chapel Road, citizens sighted another black bear - this time, trying to cross a busy highway on the west side of town.

July 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Clark Farm one stop on Kiwanis Club's annual farm tour

What's the difference between an organic tomato and a "regular" one? Members of the Statesboro Kiwanis Club found out Thursday and took home samples of the red, ripe organic tomatoes grown on Clark Farms near Portal.

July 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Judge Gates Peed's home burns after being struck by lightning

A storm rumbled through the Statesboro area the night of June 17, dropping precious rain on the area but also bringing tragedy to a family. Along with the life-giving rain came a lightning bolt that set the home of Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed on fire.

July 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, June 26, 2008

July 11, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


York: We must have public's trust

Statesboro Police Chief Stan York said the involvement of one of his officers in an auto theft ring was "disappointing" and he has implemented some departmental changes he believes will "discourage" other officers from going astray.

July 10, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Kids clown around with NoJoe at the circus camp

July 10, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, June 23, 2008

July 10, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Herald to sponsor Congressional forum

The Statesboro Herald, in cooperation with Ogeechee Technical College is sponsoring a Democratic primary debate for U.S. House District 12, held at OTC's Joseph E. Kennedy Building auditorium July 2 at 7 p.m.

July 10, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


20 plead guilty in auto theft ring

One man was tried and found guilty last week of involvement in an auto theft ring that centered around Statesboro. Twenty of 23 indicted in the case plead guilty while one case was dismissed and another suspect was given a pretrial diversion.

July 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Brooklet officer fired after security, identity breach

A former Brooklet police officer fired for sharing information about candidates for the town's police chief position said he was terminated unfairly and improperly, but the Brooklet city councilman who supervises the police department says the officer was fired for breaking privacy laws.

January 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Habitat for Humanity making its homes a part of the neighborhood

In the year that Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County expects to start construction of its 50th home, the nonprofit group is headed in some new directions.

January 10, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Ga. legislature to look at education funding this year

ATLANTA - While funding for transportation improvements and another attempt to allow limited use of medical marijuana have been grabbing headlines across Georgia leading up to this year's legislative session, education figures to play a bigger role under the Gold Dome than it did last year.

January 10, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Scattered area power outages due to Georgia Power grid problem

According to Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn, a series of power outages in Statesboro and the Portal Saturday afternoon and evening were caused by a Georgia Power grid problem. There was no word on when the problems might be resolved.

January 10, 2015 | | Local


Gov. Sanders' estate gives $500,0000 to Georgia Southern

The Georgia Southern University Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art has received a $500,000 gift from the estate of former Georgia Gov. Carl E. Sanders, who died in November

January 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro City Council approves stormwater fee

Churches, the county government and schools in the city limits - even Georgia Southern University - are not exempt from Statesboro's new fee to fund improved storm drainage.

January 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Wintry weather around US brings fatalities, school closings

Dangerously cold air has sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits around the U.S., with wind chills driving them even lower. Throw in the snow some areas are getting and you've got a bone chilling mix that may also be super messy.

January 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel named among 100 ‘Most Influential’ Georgians

Georgia Southern University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D., has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians of 2015 by Georgia Trend magazine; a list the magazine says reflects the realities of leadership, power and influence in Georgia.

January 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern professor published in prestigious British medical journal

Isaac Chun Hai Fung, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University has been published in The Lancet, a prestigious British medical journal, for his 250-word collaborative correspondence titled "Ebola and the Social Media."

January 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County Commission reviews courthouse display policy

Bulloch County commissioners are considering possible changes to the county's policy regarding public displays on the courthouse square.

January 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Averitt Center exhibition celebrating Gullah/Geechee opens Friday

If ever you find yourself on Pawleys Island along the coast of South Carolina, you might drive past a little street known as Dagullah Way.

January 07, 2015 | By SCOTT FOXX Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County Schools to operate on normal schedule

Bulloch County Schools will operate on its normal schedule for all campuses, the system said in a news release issued Wednesday afternoon.

January 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Papa Murphy’s to give away 100 pizzas

The new Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake Pizza located at 582 Brannen St., at the corner of Brannen Street and Gentilly Road, will celebrate its grand opening today through Saturday.

January 07, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Remains identified as missing Statesboro man

The partial skeleton discovered last week in Jenkins County was that of a missing person from Statesboro, Victor Sweet, the Statesboro Police Department confirmed Wednesday morning.

January 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro’s alcohol crackdown continues

Two businesses who admitted second-time instances of employees selling beer or wine to customers under age 21 received three-day alcohol license suspensions Tuesday from Statesboro City Council.

January 06, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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