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County Commissioner Bill Smith retires

After 14 years of budgets, zoning issues, road complaints, and exciting new county projects, Bill Smith stepped down from the Bulloch County Commission. Tuesday Smith was honored with a reception just before his successor Robert Rushing took over the reins by participating in his first commission meeting.

The drop-in reception from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at the Bulloch County Annex was open to the public. Refreshments were served and Smith was presented with a special gift from the commission.

January 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two teens taken into custody after robbery

Statesboro Police, responding to a call from Bulloch County Central 911, met with a man who said two juveniles robbed him of $14 and a cell phone. Within minutes Advanced Patrol Officer John Jones took the two juveniles into custody, charging them with strong arm robbery, battery, false imprisonment and unruly juvenile before taking them to jail.

January 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three area churches burglarized

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are teaming up with officers from other counties to solve a rash of church burglaries in Southeast Georgia. Three area churches were victimized recently, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

January 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Burglary arrests made Saturday

Statesboro Police arrested five men Saturday they said are responsible for a rash of burglaries in the area.

January 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tis the season – to recycle your Christmas tree

Bulloch County residents looking for an environmentally friendly way to dispose of their Christmas Tree can once again "Bring One for the Chipper" and turn their tree into mulch.

January 13, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Body of singer James Brown honored at historic Apollo Theater

NEW YORK - A white, horse-drawn carriage carried the body of music legend James Brown through the streets of Harlem on Thursday to the Apollo Theater, where a sea of people waited to say farewell to the ''Godfather of Soul.''

January 13, 2007 | By LARRY BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Trial set for Boro hostage suspects

Suspects in a Jan. 16 hostage incident that gained national attention will face Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed for a trial next month.

January 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ford achieved by chance what others strive for mightily

WASHINGTON - Gerald R. Ford was a man of limited ambition who, through bizarre circumstances never before experienced by the country, achieved an office that others win through the greatest determination and calculation.

January 13, 2007 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press Writer | Local


Check your fireworks, they may be illegal

A rule of thumb for New Year's Eve festivities: if it goes "bang" or "kaboom," it's likely illegal.

January 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro's Pizza Hut restaurant robbed Friday

Forget last-minute shopping for Christmas. For a Sylvania man Friday, it was more like last-minute robbing.

January 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


2007 Aspen is first Chrysler-branded SUV

Officials at DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler Group outside Detroit knew they had a problem when studies showed, year after year, a quarter of Chrysler owners were interested in sport utility vehicles. And, a majority of these SUV-minded owners were leaving Chrysler to get an SUV from a competitor.

January 11, 2007 | By ANN M. JOB For the Associated Press | Local


Former President Ford dies at 93

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Former President Gerald R. Ford, who declared ''Our long national nightmare is over'' as he replaced Richard Nixon but may have doomed his own chances of election by pardoning his disgraced predecessor, has died. He was 93.

January 11, 2007 | By JEFF WILSON Associated Press Writer | Local


James Brown’s body to lie at the Apollo Theater in New York City for last gig

NEW YORK - James Brown's music career will come full circle when his body is brought to rest on the stage of the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, where he made his explosive debut, and the world changed to his beat.

January 11, 2007 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | Local


Shoppers hit stores looking for post-Christmas sales

Armando Moran missed the after Thanksgiving sales earlier this year, so he wasn't going to pass up a second chance to save some money as he and others hit the stores early Tuesday morning looking for after Christmas sales.

January 10, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Man takes cash not chicken from KFC

Statesboro Police are looking for a man they said snatched a handful of cash from KFC Sunday.

January 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Cagle speaks of inspiration

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle recalled times of inspiration and fond memories of his football days at Georgia Southern University Tuesday night at the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala held at the university's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

April 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


SEB senior named Youth of the Year

Morgan Alford, 18, will put her $2,000 Youth of the Year scholarship to use this fall at the University of Georgia.

April 01, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Fire destroys Portal mobile home

A fire in Portal early Monday destroyed a single-wide mobile home, but no one was injured.

April 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Dr. Keel goes to Washington

Georgia Southern University President Brooks A. Keel has been invited by U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, to speak before the committee at a hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

April 01, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 arrested after meth lab found

A tip about a stolen truck Monday led investigators to the discovery of a methamphetamine lab in a Rocky Ford Road home.

April 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


12th District GOP candidates debate

In their first debate, the five Republican candidates for Congress in Georgia's 12th District responded to questions about Obamacare, Ukraine, reducing regulations, and states' rights in regard to medical marijuana.

March 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


OTC, high schools renew dual-enrollment options

Programs available to high school students in Bulloch, Evans and Screven counties allow them to earn career-specific certificates from Ogeechee Technical College by the time they graduate from high school.

March 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


11 arrested in connection with ‘pharmacy shopping’

Eleven people have been arrested in connection with "pharmacy shopping" at several area businesses during the past few weeks.

March 31, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Police: Man dead after shooting at Columbus State

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Police at Columbus State University fatally shot a man over the weekend after officers responded to a report of someone with a gun, authorities said. A lawyer for the man's family said Monday that the man was unarmed and a visitor on campus.

March 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Bulloch schools CRCT testing set to begin Monday

Bulloch County Schools students in third through eighth grade will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests beginning Monday and ending April 9.

March 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch HR managers struggle to fill technical jobs

Human resources pros at major Bulloch County employers, including Georgia Southern University as well as industries such as Viracon, report difficulty finding qualified people for mechanical and technical jobs and certain other specialized work.

March 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Attorney: Police violated own standard procedure in Rackley Street shooting

A Georgia Press Association attorney says the Statesboro Police Department violated its own procedure on incident reporting when officers failed to include key details in a report about an officer-involved shooting in October.

March 29, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Bulloch schools get $4M boost

The Bulloch County Schools will receive $4 million more in state funding next school year than they have this year, Chief Financial Officer Troy Brown showed the Board of Education in a preliminary report Thursday.

March 28, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Hudson Powell golf tournament set for October

The first Hudson Powell Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 10, at Forest Heights Country Club. It will benefit students interested in pursuing a career in dentistry.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Komen Coastal Georgia awards more than $87K to Bulloch agencies

Two Bulloch County agencies have been awarded more than $80,000 in grants from Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia Affiliate.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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