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Benbow verdict: guilty on all counts

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner sentenced Marcus Maurice Benbow, 41, Waycross, to five life sentences plus 130 years Friday for the murder of one man, the shooting of two other victims and related charges after a jury found Benbow guilty on all counts.

October 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Witnesses testify in murder trial

Victims of a home invasion style armed robbery a year ago that left one man dead and two others wounded testified in court Wednesday, describing fear, what it felt like to be shot and sharing memories of when Marcus Maurice Benbow and three others stormed into an Orange Street home and began firing.

October 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


DAR met Monday to launch Constitution Week

A group of members from the Archibald Bulloch chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met in front of the Bulloch County Courthouse at this past Monday, to launch the week-long celebration of Constitution Week. This historica document is 220 years old.

October 06, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


General: Surge drawdown unlikely to shorten tours for Ga. troops

FORT STEWART - The commander of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division said Thursday he doubts the 15-month tours of his soldiers now in Iraq will be shortened by plans to withdraw by July thousands of extra troops deployed as part of President Bush's surge strategy.

October 05, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM AP Military Writer | Local


United Way sets $600,000 goal as campaign begins

A crowd of about 70 gathered Tuesday at the Bulloch County Courthouse square to hear words of encouragement from a football celebrity and to get geared up for the 2007-2008 United Way campaign.

October 05, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Department of Chemistry climbs to No. 13 in national rankings

For the fourth time in five years, the Department of Chemistry at Georgia Southern University boasts one of the most productive degree programs in the United States.

October 04, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Council votes to grant request for setback variance on property wanted by O'Reilly Auto Parts

The Statesboro City Council voted Tuesday to grant a request for a setback variance on property located at the corner of Northside Drive and Lee Street. Currently owned by Dr. Stephen Jordan, the move would make way for O'Reilly Auto Parts to purchase the property and build a new 7,200 square foot store on the site. The property is currently zoned C-1, appropriate for a retail store.

October 04, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Boys and Girls Club 2nd Annual Steak and Burger Dinner to be Thursday

By PHIL BOYUM

October 03, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Statesboro library expected to reopen Wednesday

The Statesboro Regional Library is expected to reopen Wednesday after being closed since last Thursday afternoon due to the effects of a violent rainstorm.

October 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sheriff’s Deputy: Man shoots self while driving and runs off road

A Statesboro man found dead Saturday first appeared to be a victim of an automobile accident, but investigations and crime lab reports later determined his death to be suicide.

October 03, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Council votes to take first step toward Flying J store

The Statesboro City Council voted Tuesday to take the first step towards installing infrastructure that would support a 22-acre Flying J truck stop development at the corner of 301 South and I-16. This includes entering into a agreement between the council, the Bulloch County Board of Commisioners, the Bulloch County Board of Education and the Flying J Corporation.

October 03, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


GBI investigates two homicides

A man was killed Sunday in Candler County, and a teenager was stabbed to death Sunday in an apartment parking lot in Claxton, said Chuck Sullenger, assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

October 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mill Creek teacher recovering after kidney transplant

Janice Love is on the road to recovery after successful kidney transplant surgery Sept. 9. She and her son Leamon, who donated one of his kidneys, are back home in Statesboro and both doing fine.

October 02, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Bulloch homicide trial starts Wednesday

A Bulloch County jury will hear testimony this week from one of four men charged in the Oct. 14, 2006 murder of a Statesboro man. The trial of Marcus Maurice Benbow, 39, Waycross, begins Wednesday.

October 02, 2007 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro City Council to consider Flying J water proposal

The Statesboro City Council will meet tonight at 6 p.m. to discuss a number of items including setting the property tax millage rate for the 2007 year.

October 02, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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Metter police, Bulloch deputies investigate burglaries

Three convenience store robberies early Tuesday morning have Metter police and Bulloch County sheriff's investigators seeking suspects.

September 10, 2014 | | Local


‘A Day for Southern’ brings in $2.2M

Georgia Southern University's 41st annual "A Day for Southern" fundraising campaign raised $2,221,424, breaking last year's record of $2.1 million. This marks the second straight year the campaign has raised more than $2 million.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


U.S. education chief: College debt huge concern

Given an opportunity to talk one-on-one with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the newspaper in Georgia Southern University's hometown asked him what his department is doing about student debt.

September 10, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Compliance checks result in Statesboro underage drinking arrests

Alcohol compliance checks in the last week at area bars and restaurants ended in numerous arrests for underage drinking and other violations, according to Statesboro police reports.

September 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern student lived life to the fullest

Michael Gatto got as much as he could out of his 18 years of life, including the 10 days he was at Georgia Southern University.

September 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro notifies Rude Rudy’s owner of hearing

Rude Rudy's owner Jonathan Earl Starkey has been asked to appear before City Council later this month, and face the possible suspension or revocation of the nightspot's alcoholic beverage license, according to a notice mailed to him Monday.

September 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia ethics commission fires director

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission was fired Monday, less than a week after a judge fined her $10,000 for failing to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the agency and called her actions "dishonest and non-transparent."

September 09, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


41st annual ‘A Day for Southern’ set for Tuesday

Georgia Southern University kicks off its 41st annual "A Day for Southern" community fundraising campaign Tuesday. The fundraising tradition began as a way for Georgia Southern supporters to contribute to the ongoing success of the university.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro city councilmen remember Tommy Blitch

Statesboro city councilmen and others spoke highly Monday of former Councilman Thomas Norwood "Tommy" Blitch Jr., who died Sunday under hospice care. He was 82.

September 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Slow nesting season for sea turtles

SAVANNAH - After four busy nesting years on beaches from Georgia to the Carolinas, loggerhead sea turtles this summer laid their eggs at a much pokier pace.

September 06, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Remembering integration

MACON - The morning the girls integrated the Bibb County schools, there was still a virtual mountain to climb.

September 06, 2014 | By JOE KOVAC Jr. The Telegraph | Local


Suit: Bar responsible for injuries

A man claiming he was injured last year by a bouncer at Rude Rudy's has filed suit against the club.

September 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jenkins County man missing for 2 months

Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said Friday that no foul play is suspected in the case of a Jenkins County man missing since early July.

September 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Vince and Barbara Dooley to speak at Boys & Girls Club's annual fundraiser

Legendary Georgia Bulldogs football coach Vince Dooley, along with his wife, Barbara, will be the featured speakers at the annual Steak & Burger Dinner fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

September 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


A man and his horses

When doctors told him he might have only five weeks to live, Rodger Howell decided to make some changes.

September 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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