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Day two of Serna trial - witnesses testify, attorney suggests drug demonstration

A Georgia Southern University associate professor accused of aggravated sodomy took the stand Tuesday during the second day of trial. Dr. Juan Serna denied forcing himself on a male student, stating the sex was consensual, and shocked prosecutors when he agreed to sniff a drug he admitted using during the sexual encounter that took place in April, 2006.

February 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sunday accident leaves two GSU students dead

A Georgia Southern University student remains in critical condition Monday after an accident Sunday afternoon that left two others dead, said Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper David H. Averitt.

February 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Accuser testifies on day one of Serna trial

A man accusing a Georgia Southern University associate professor of sexual assault testified in court Monday, telling jurors Dr. Juan Serna used amyl nitrite, also known as "Amsterdam poppers," to coerce him into having sex.

February 12, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Early voting begins in Statesboro

Monday was the first day of early voting for the Presidential primaries and traffic at the Bulloch County courthouse was steady. By noon, 24 people had cast their vote and by 4 p.m., another 90 had cast ballots, totaling 114 for the day, with another hour remaining.

February 12, 2008 | Phil Boyum | Local


GSU to purchase Campus Courtyard apartment complex

Georgia Southern University has announced plans to buy Campus Courtyard Apartments, a 149 two- and four-bedroom apartment and townhome community located at 1707 Chandler Avenue in Statesboro.

February 12, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro receives wireless network grant

Statesboro is one step closer to having wireless Internet throughout the city now that it has been awarded a grant from the Wireless Communities Georgia (WCG) program. Governor Sonny Perdue announced Wednesday that Statesboro was selected to receive $323,298 for a city wide WiMAX wireless network.

February 10, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Primary voting in Bulloch begins Monday

Bulloch County voters anxious to get a jump on the Feb. 5 Georgia Presidential Primary can begin casting their ballots Monday.

February 10, 2008 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Investigation finds no wrong doing on Vera Lane road improvements

An investigation has cleared three Bulloch County employees from any wrongdoing regarding road work performed on a portion of Vera Lane, a remote dirt road stretching between Ga. 46 and U.S. 301 South.

February 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


COST program at GSU helps freshmen make college transition

It is billed as a "one-stop shop" for freshmen in the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology (COST) at Georgia Southern University.

February 09, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sylvania woman pulled from burning home, airlifted to Augusta

A Sylvania woman was airlifted to Augusta early Thursday after firefighters pulled her from a burning home and revived her, police reports said.

February 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Billy Hickman named 2007 Business Leader of the Year

After being named the 2007 Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year at a banquet Thursday, local accounting firm partner Billy Hickman appeared quite surprised.

February 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Educational Talent Search Day at GSU is Saturday

Students and parents from five area high schools will converge at Georgia Southern University Saturday for this year's Educational Talent Search Day. Designed to prepare students for life after high school, ETS Day expects to receive 250 students and parents during the day.

February 08, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Flames rise high during fire department training session

The Kmart parking lot was a hot place Wednesday night as the Statesboro Fire Department held a live fire training session. Around 40 onlookers watched flames shoot 30 feet in the air as the SFD conducted a class on handling pressurized container emergencies.

February 08, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Cornel West speaks at Georgia Southern

Cornel West, a provocative public intellectual and a champion for racial justice, spoke to an overflow crowd of nearly 1,500 at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center Tuesday evening. West explored the words and actions of Martin Luther King, Jr., quoting Socrates, the Bible, Dr. King and even current hip hop lyrics to convey the importance of King's dream in the world today. "Brother Martin's greatness was in his depth of love for people," West told the crowd. "His dream is a dream of hope, and don't confuse hope with optimism. There is work to ...

February 07, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Boro Snapshot - Are college students more involved in this presidential election?

Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 2 and 5. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

February 07, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


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Park Avenue shooting suspect still at large

A shooting suspect remained at large Monday evening following an hours-long search by law enforcement using tracking dogs and a helicopter.

November 10, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bulloch County industry training, innovation labs get $500,000 boost

The OneGeorgia Authority has approved a $500,000 grant for workforce development and business innovation efforts in the Statesboro and Bulloch County area, recipient organizations revealed Friday.

November 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County clerk of courts encourages veterans to register discharge forms

Bulloch County Clerk of Superior Court Heather Banks McNeal is using Veterans Day, Tuesday, as a chance to remind veterans of a free service her office offers.

November 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Majority of Ga. voters back raising minimum wage

ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans are hostile to raising the minimum wage, but a majority of voters favor increasing it.

November 08, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


New House GOP boasts diversity

WASHINGTON - Meet the new House Republicans.

November 08, 2014 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Local


Iraq vet to speak at local program

Lt. Col. Gary J. Morea, veteran of three tours of duty with helicopter units in Iraq, and who prior to attending West Point was an enlisted soldier in a tank crew, will be the featured speaker for the Statesboro Veterans Day program hosted by American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90.

November 08, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops for mission in Iraq

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama authorized on Friday a broad expansion of the U.S. military mission in Iraq that could boost the total number of American troops there to 3,100 and spread advisory teams and trainers across the country, including into Anbar province where fighting with Islamic State militants has been fierce.

November 07, 2014 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Local


Bulloch Co. commissioners approve sand mine

Bulloch County commissioners picked up an issue tabled from last month during Tuesday's meeting and approved a request by a man who wants to open a sand mine on property off Martin Road.

November 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Search of Bulloch County woods leads to arrest

A reported domestic violence incident involving a knife led to a search of the woods south of Statesboro and eventually the arrest of a man, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

November 07, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


The ‘Swarm’ headed to state finals

Southeast Bulloch's "Swarm" is headed to Macon Saturday to compete in the Georgia Marching Band Series Championship thanks to a Grand Champion performance under difficult circumstances

November 06, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Saucy ‘Sordid Lives’ opens at Averitt tonight

The Averitt Stars are bringing Del Shores' colorful, Southern-fried comedy "Sordid Lives" to the Emma Kelly Theater this weekend.

November 06, 2014 | | Local


Bulloch County: Dirt needed for roads that can’t be paved

Bulloch County commissioners are ready to move forward with road improvements, but issues regarding rights-of-way, funding for projects and procuring the right kind of dirt must be addressed first, Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch during a roads workshop this week.

November 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County driver’s license suspension mistake being addressed

A glitch in reporting resulted in hundreds of Bulloch County citizens receiving recent notices that their driver's licenses were suspended. Those affected were people with previous DUI charges, said Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Heather Banks McNeal.

November 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Barrow's defeat built into Ga. congressional map

SAVANNAH - Democratic Rep. John Barrow had a decade in Congress to establish himself as an independent voice and he raised $3.1 million to defend his eastern Georgia seat.

November 05, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Williamson remembered as compassionate, selfless

Friends and associates of Lynda Anne Brannen Williamson remembered her Wednesday as a gracious and compassionate woman who dedicated a great part of her life to helping others.

November 05, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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