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Portal school meeting gets heated

The cafeteria was full Monday night during the Portal Middle-High School Council meeting. Many citizens showed up to voice concern that plans for a new middle-high school may not include a new gymnasium, but others praised the Bulloch County Board of Education for budgeting a new school only a few years after board members considered closing the school.

November 25, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


D. Coulter pleads guilty in Futch double homicide

A murder trial slated to begin Monday was canceled after a man charged in the double homicide entered a guilty plea.

November 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Veterans Day ceremony is Tuesday

Judge Gary L. Mikell will be the keynote speaker for Tuesday's Veteran's Day Recognition event at the Emma Kelly Theater at 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Averitt Center for the Arts and American Legion Dexter Post 90 to honor all who have served or are serving the United States during a time of war.

November 23, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Smith Baggett: Riding Bulls; The Phil & Jake Show: Ballot write-ins

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, November 7, 2008

November 22, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Anne Frank exhibit; Tom Pumory studio performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, November 6, 2008

November 21, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Great-grandson of Winston Churchill to speak in Boro

Jonathan Sandys, Winston Churchill's great-grandson, will bring a bit of British history to Bulloch County Sunday when he speaks to the congregation and visitors at Statesboro's First United Methodist Church.

November 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Barrow easily earns third term in Congress

Democratic Congressman John Barrow secured his third term in Congress Tuesday, easily defeating Republican challenger John Stone in the race for Georgia's U.S. House District 12.

November 20, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


DeLoach wins seventh term as Probate Judge

In a race that hadn't been contested in 20 years, incumbent Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee DeLoach kept his seat with a landslide of votes, earning 75.8 percent of the votes to challenger Liz Johnson's 24.1 percent.

November 20, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Senate race in Georgia likely headed to runoff

ATLANTA - The last seat of the new Senate will likely be determined by a runoff in Georgia, where Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss apparently came just short of winning enough votes to send him to a second term.

November 20, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Council passes first vote to abolish Alcohol Control Board

The Statesboro City Council took another big step forward Tuesday toward completely revamping the city's alcohol ordinances as they passed the first reading of an amendment which would disband the Alcohol Control Board and pave the way for bars to open within the city limits.

November 20, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Election Day; The annual Attic Sale

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November 20, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU GOP chief praises Obama

While counting votes was somewhat anticlimactic for the presidential election of 2008, the results were pretty astounding - the United States is about to inaugurate its first black president. The Republican Party even boasted a woman vice-presidential candidate. Republican, Democrat, or otherwise, no one can ignore that this election will go down in textbooks as one of country's most significant.

November 20, 2008 | By EMILY HAYMANS | Local


Police arrest Brooklet man in armed robbery

Statesboro Police arrested a man they said robbed a Fair Road convenience store Oct. 30, placing what the victim thought was a gun against her back while demanding cash.

November 20, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Election Day at Langston Chapel Elementary; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November 19, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Parrish earns another term in District 156

Incumbent Butch Parrish swept away with the race for District 156 Tuesday night, pulling in more than 68 percent of votes with 90 percent of all precincts reporting.

November 19, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Migos member denied bond

"Offset," one of the members of the Migos rap group arrested on guns and drug charges after a concert in Statesboro, shouted profanities Friday as he was led out of the courtroom after being denied bond.

May 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A change of mood?

In 1938, Mass Observation placed a small advertisement in the Bolton Evening News in Bolton, England, asking readers to respond to the simple question, "What is happiness?"

May 07, 2015 | By TYLER STAHLE Deseret News Service | Local


Study: Vaccination against measles may have other benefits

LOS ANGELES - A new study suggests the measles shot comes with a bonus: By preventing that disease, the vaccine may also help your body fight off other illnesses for years.

May 07, 2015 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science writer | Local


Prayer warriors join hands, unite hearts

Prayer warriors with a passion for the nation congregated on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn Thursday, uniting hearts and joining hands for the 64th National Day of Prayer service, which was the 15th consecutive service for Statesboro.

May 07, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Investigation results in meth arrests

A drug investigation ended Saturday with two women being arrested on charges of selling methamphetamine.

May 07, 2015 | | Local


Complaints lead to drug arrests

Noise generated by a large party crowd and the smell of burning marijuana led to the arrest of two men attending a Johnson Street party.

May 06, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

Most people may not know what it feels like to be truly hungry, but for some, it is a daily fear. People all across America, including Statesboro and Bulloch County residents, can do their part to help by participating in the "Stamp Out Hunger" National Association of Letter Carriers food drive Saturday.

May 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


High-speed chase nabs murder suspect

A Cobb County murder suspect led law enforcement on a high-speed chase Tuesday that started in Bulloch County but ended in Bloomingdale.

May 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

PHOENIX - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role.

May 05, 2015 | By JULIE WATSON and RYAN VAN VELZER Associated Press | Local


National Day of Prayer event Thursday at noon

Gwen Bradley, the Southeast National Day of Prayer Task Force Coordinator, will be special guest speaker for the local observance at noon Thursday on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn.

May 05, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Portal man charged in accident

A Portal man was taken to jail Tuesday afternoon, charged in a crash between his motorcycle and a passenger car.

May 05, 2015 | | Local


Police looking for Peeping Tom

Statesboro police are looking for a man who was caught peeping into a bathroom stall at a local business Friday.

May 05, 2015 | | Local


City proposes tighter rules for water bill adjustments

Statesboro City Council is considering new rules that set special conditions on city employees, city elected officials and their relatives obtaining adjustments to their water and sewer bills.

May 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Migos rapper charged in Bulloch County Jail fight

A member of the rap group Migos, jailed without bond after an April 18 arrest at a Georgia Southern University concert, racked up more charges Saturday after a fight behind bars.

May 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man charged with DUI after crashing UTV into car

A Metts Road man driving a utility vehicle pulled into the path of an oncoming car Friday night, causing a crash that sent him to the hospital.

May 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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