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Voting machines tested for accuracy

When all the votes are counted Election Day – Nov. 4 – the turnout in Bulloch County may exceed 25,000. That's almost 6,000 more votes than were cast in the 2004 presidential election and Bulloch officials want to ensure every vote is counted accurately.

November 06, 2008 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


'Dracula' ballet set for Saturday

"Stunning…" "Provocative…" "An extravaganza that guarantees a good time…"

November 05, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - VOTE art exhibit; Bulloch History Moment: The Seaboard Railroad

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, October 21, 2008

November 05, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


EMS director: Substation, ambulance needed in Brooklet area

Bulloch County is so large it often takes an ambulance 15 minutes or more to reach it's destination. That's not good, especially when a life is in danger.

November 05, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Silver Creek Saloon seeks same liquor rights as city bars

Silver Creek Saloon wants the same rights as bars in the Statesboro city limits, and owner Judy Smith asked Bulloch County Commissioners Tuesday to consider ordinances that will allow them to serve liquor in the rural, Old Register Way establishment.

November 05, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Council OKs two alcohol ordinance changes

With minimal discussion, the Statesboro City Council unanimously passed the first reading of two proposed changes to the city's alcohol ordinance.

November 05, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Matt Scott fundraiser; Knockdown day at the Kiwanis fairgrounds

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, October 20, 2008

November 04, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Club Jackson shooting trial begins

Trial began Monday for a man accused of killing another man a year ago at an Old Register Road night club.

November 04, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU students artistically encourage others to vote

Graphic design students in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art recently created nonpartisan election posters to promote student participation in the 2008 presidential election. The posters are on display at the Center for Art & Theatre now through Oct. 30. A reception for the artists is set for Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Center and the public is invited. Leigh Thomson, professor of Graphic Design, said about the "VOTE. Design Impacts Democracy" project: "How do we communicate to the Georgia Southern University campus to encourage students to get out and vote? Over the course of three weeks, students ...

November 04, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Alcohol ordinance faces another first reading

The Statesboro City Council meets tonight to discuss two changes to the alcohol ordinance brought up at the last meeting while leaving two other changes for the first meeting in November, after further revision and discussion.

November 04, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Black leadership conference to be held in Claxton this weekend

The Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials conference will be held in Claxton Oct. 24-26, featuring Georgia Commissioner of Labor Michael Thurmond and Charles Steele Jr., president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, as keynote speakers.

November 04, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Trial set for Dustin Coulter in 2005 murder of Futch couple

Dustin James Coulter, 25, is slated to be tried Nov. 10 for the fall, 2005 murder of a Bulloch County couple, according to Bulloch County Clerk of Courts records.

November 04, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


47th Kiwanis Fair clears out

Ticket booths are shown waiting to be hauled away Sunday at the Kiwanis Ogeechee fairgrounds.

November 03, 2008 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Chris Rock fights to keep Statesboro woman's claim quiet

SAVANNAH - Chris Rock has asked a judge to keep a Georgia woman from talking and writing about her claim that the comedian fathered her teenage son, an allegation debunked last year by a court-ordered paternity test.

November 02, 2008 | By RUSS BYNAM Associated Press Writer | Local


Tradition still a big part of Fair

For many, the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair means rides, games, seeing friends and enjoying a variety of foods while listening to the entertainment.

November 01, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Boro man charged in 9 burglaries

An investigation into a rash of recent burglaries resulted in the arrest of a man suspected in at least nine incidents.

June 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Nighttime lane closures begin on SR 67 for resurfacing project

A resurfacing project is now underway on GA 67 in Statesboro. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, crews began resurfacing the roadway Thursday night.

June 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


'Color Squared' showcases art of quilting

"Quilt," a noun and verb, is a sandwich of cloth with a padding between, held in place by tiny stitches.

June 13, 2015 | By Scott Foxx Special to the Herald | Local


David Emanuel Academy earns nationally recognized accreditation

The head of school and the board of trustees announced today that David Emanuel Academy, located in Stillmore, Georgia, earned accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED.

June 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Kids go wild at the library

On Thursday, June 11, the Statesboro Regional Library welcomed Georgia Southern's Center for Wildlife Education for an hour of up-close-and-personal interaction between Statesboro kids and a few of the center's critters. Connor Merry of the wildlife center taught about the animals' behaviors and environments and helped dispel myths surrounding the creatures in his care.

June 13, 2015 | Scott Bryant Staff | Local


Suspect killed in attack on Dallas police

DALLAS - A man planted pipe bombs outside Dallas police headquarters and sprayed the building with bullets during a wild street battle early on Saturday that authorities said miraculously left no one dead or injured except the suspect, who was later shot and killed in his van by a police sniper.

June 13, 2015 | BY NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Local


11 facing charges after two incidents

An attempt to serve a parole violation warrant ended with eight arrests Wednesday after Bulloch County Sheriff's Office deputies found drugs and drug paraphernalia at a Martin Swinson Road residence. The arrests also led to further charges Thursday after the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team (CST) executed a search warrant at the address of two of the eight originally charged Wednesday.

June 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Informal markets operate free while city makes rules

Stephanie Ellis' Open Market at 1695 Northside Drive East opened the past two Saturdays, after being closed four months while Ellis tried to meet requirements pointed out by city staff members.

June 13, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


No millage rate increase for schools

Officially the budget is still tentative, subject to final approval June 25, but there will be no increase in the property tax rate for school funding in Bulloch County this year.

June 12, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro High offers graduation replay

Statesboro High School can't turn back the calendar for those parents and guests locked out of Hanner Fieldhouse during the May 30 graduation service, but is offering them a special replay ceremony with help from Georgia Southern University.

June 12, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Screven fugitive sought

The Screven County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man wanted on parole violation charges after the man fled from deputies serving a warrant Thursday.

June 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Historical Society ticket deadline near

Members of the Bulloch County Historical Society have a limited time to obtain tickets to a sumptuous meal, great entertainment and a silent auction at the group's upcoming 41st annual meeting.

June 11, 2015 | | Local


Boro brothers win student Emmy awards

With a mysteriously haunting plot and exquisite video footage of stormy skies, wind-tossed foliage, splatters of rain in a pond and a leaf tossing through a stream of water, two brothers recently won a High School Student Production Award for their short film, entitled "The Wind Whispers to Me."

June 11, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Deal expands highway-safety enforcement efforts

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.

June 11, 2015 | | Local


Allen combats EPA’s authority over small streams

Rep. Rick Allen, R-Georgia, was one of the 70 co-sponsors of a U.S. House resolution to block expanded federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction over small streams.

June 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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