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Police: Gang initiation threat rumor just a hoax

No need to panic - according to local police, there is no gang initiation planned at Statesboro's Wal-Mart.

March 19, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Luetta Moore Park project gains approval

After years of being put on the back burner, the Luetta Moore Park renovation project took its first concrete step towards reality Tuesday when local leadership voted to jointly fund the project.

March 18, 2009 | Phil Boyum | Local


Chatham County senior is a ‘Star’

Savannah Arts Academy senior Andrew Jiahua Zhang smiled and teacher Bradley Wallace was emotional Wednesday afternoon as the pair were named the Region 8 STAR Student and Teacher during a luncheon at Georgia Southern University's College of Information Technology atrium.

March 18, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Sales tax approved to help build schools; Relay for Life meeting

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, March 18, 2008

March 18, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Five-year ESPLOST extension approved

About 5 percent of Bulloch County's registered voters made it to the polls Tuesday, approving the extension of a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) to 2014 that will fund the construction of three local elementary schools.

March 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Teaching with love

(Note: The following is the fifth in a weekly series of stories about some "Unsung Heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.)

Bulloch County public school's "severe and profoundly" handicapped students are taught in a specially equipped classroom at the new Statesboro High School. The classroom is not hidden away in a separate building, but is located just off of the school commons area.

March 17, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Frontier Appreciation Day; Free Clinic opening in the Boro

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, March 17, 2008

March 17, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Deen Day Smith nominations due Thursday

Everyone knows of someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to serving others, and the deadline is swiftly approaching for nominating deserving citizens for the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

March 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Reward offered for info leading to arrest in Luetta Moore shooting

A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man police say was involved in a shooting incident that critically injured a 15-year-old.

March 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Man arrested after intentionally striking another man with his truck

Statesboro Police arrested a man Sunday morning they said became angry and drove recklessly, intentionally striking a man and aiming his truck at a woman.

March 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Benjamin Franklin Exhibit; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, March 16, 2008

March 16, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Sammons pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

In a last-minute "best interest" plea, a woman facing a retrial of the 1998 murder of her husband pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

March 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Our Views: Vote 'Yes' for local ESPLOST on Tuesday

There is an election Tuesday. Or, more precisely, there is a referendum. Only one issue is on the ballot, but make no mistake, what Bulloch County voters elect to do will have as much direct impact on their lives as any vote they will cast for some time.

March 15, 2009 | | Local


SEB's 'Swarm' having another great season

The Southeast Bulloch High School marching band has been recognized for its quality at many state competitions the past few years.

2009 is beginning with even more honors. The first was an invitation to participate in the 37th Annual Southeastern United States Honor Band held at Troy State University in Troy, Ala., Feb. 5-7.

March 15, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


SPLOST vote Tuesday

Lack of understanding and awareness of an upcoming election held for voters to approve or vote down a proposed extension of a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for Bulloch County school construction could result in a low voter turnout, said Bulloch County Chief Probate Clerk Patricia Lanier Jones.

March 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Dr. Van Buren's historic hospital

Dr. Harvey Van Buren, the first African-American physician in Statesboro, opened his Van Buren Sanitarium on Elm Street in December 1918, Candra E. Teshome told ...

January 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Growth slows at Georgia ports after record-smashing 2015

SAVANNAH - Georgia's busy seaports are beginning to see business slow down after a record-smashing 2015 in which shipments of containerized cargo through Savannah jumped ...

January 25, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Deputies arrest man wanted in October car chase assault

A man wanted for aggravated assault in a case from October is now in jail after a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy arrested him Friday ...

January 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Innovative educator to offer MLK keynote address at GSU

Georgia Southern will welcome Dr. Steve Perry, founder and principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut, to campus for the university's 2016 ...

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Super Bowl 50: Denver vs. Carolina

Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos will face Cam Newton's Carolina Panthers in the 50th Super Bowl - which many expect to be the final game ...

January 24, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


History preserved in Statesboro

Only long-time residents are familiar with "old Statesboro," where much of the town's current business district was nothing but woods and farmland. Where Buckhead ...

January 24, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


BCSO Sgt. Noel Brown to run for sheriff’s position

A second officer with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office is seeking election as sheriff.

January 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal High athletes and fans to get new digs

Bulloch County Schools officials and Pope Construction Co. are set to break ground Friday on $999,644 in new sports support buildings at Portal Middle ...

January 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


2 charged in jail drug smuggling

A woman who attempted to sneak drugs to a Bulloch County Jail inmate is now behind bars in the same facility. The inmate to whom ...

January 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Legal assistant enters race for probate judge seat

Three decades of experience working in the legal field and her "love for people" are what drive Lorna DeLoach to seek election as Bulloch County ...

January 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council acts on ‘Blue Mile’ plans, public and private

Several Statesboro City Council actions this week dealt with the Blue Mile corridor. The council moved money to pay an engineering firm for work on ...

January 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


New mayor pro tem publishes book

Statesboro City Councilman Travis Chance from District 5 is off to a busy start in 2016. Besides being chosen by the council as mayor pro ...

January 21, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Local veteran pursues probate judge seat

With a degree in legal studies and law school aspirations, Desert Storm and Iraq war veteran Lonnie Ellis feels his Bulloch County roots and involvement ...

January 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Preserving recipes of the past for the future

"Thoroughly whipped cream cheese."

January 21, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


ArtsFest cancelled – or is it?

Georgia Southern University's art department announced earlier this month that it will no longer host the ArtsFest, which provided a spring day of senses-filling ...

January 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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