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Lawmakers seek $22.2 billion sales tax hike for transportation

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Paying an extra penny in sales tax for each dollar he spends wouldn't bother John Wade, as long as a chunk goes toward paving dirt roads like the one to his Chatham County home.

March 16, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Four Statesboro residents rewarded for providing information about an arson

Four residents of Statesboro were awarded $2,500 each for providing information that led to the arrest of conviction of a man for arsons committed at College Walk Apartments in 2005.

March 16, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro woman celebrates 100th birthday

What is it like to spend 100 years in the same neighborhood? Ask Bernice Hodges Deal and she'll tell you all about growing up near Akins Pond Road, walking with friends and cousins along the creek, and marrying Horace Deal before moving just seven miles away from where she was born.

March 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Trial for man accused of attacking woman in Wal-Mart bathroom begins

The trial of a man accused of attacking a woman in a Statesboro retail store bathroom in 2005 begins today. Stephen Mark Hall, 26, Garfield, faces Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed today as a jury hears details about the ordeal.

March 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hall found guilty in Wal-Mart attack

In less than an hour, a jury found Stephen Mark Hall guilty Thursday on all counts related to an attack Oct. 14, 2005 on a woman and her two-year-old grandchild in a retail store bathroom.

March 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Dress Down Day deadline draws near

When Red Cross Chapter Manager Mary Ball went out to lunch during last year's Dress Down Day, she was pleasantly surprised to see the number of people wearing the Red Cross t-shirts.

March 15, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Fatality on GSU campus

A man moving boxes at a Georgia Southern University residence hall suffered a heart attack and died Monday after he fell off a ramp.

March 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police arrest eight juveniles for gang activity

Statesboro Police arrested eight juveniles - six Friday and two Monday - charging them with gang activity as well as other crimes for involvement in a Jan. 26 fight at a birthday party held in the Statesboro Recreation Department's Honey Bowen Building.

March 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tanker flips, spills diesel fuel on Hwy 80 West

A tanker flipped Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 80 West and Veteran's Memorial Parkway. Firefighters, rescue units and Georgia State Patrol troopers responded to the scene and called Haz-Mat units to handle a fuel spill.

March 15, 2007 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | Local


Boro Snapshot

Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.

March 14, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Hospital to host Community Health Fair Saturday

More than 30 area health businesses and agencies will provide free screenings as well as information on leading a healthier lifestyle.

March 14, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Parking hearing draws crowd

Approximately 80 people attended a rare Monday public hearing dedicated exclusively to addressing parking in front yards, with people from all sides of the issue expressing their concerns to the Statesboro City Council.

March 13, 2007 | Luke martin | Local


Gang activity not relegated to Statesboro

Gang activity in Bulloch County is not limited to Statesboro. The latest report of gang activity in the Portal area was at the Willow Hill Community Center Feb. 19, according to a Bulloch County Sheriff's incident report.

March 13, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Man sentenced to life in jail for sale of cocaine

Looking at Johnny Lee Walker's criminal record that stretches back to 1976, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed recently sentenced Walker to life in prison as a recidivist.

March 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Abduction leads to arrest; Woman OK after man grabs her from parking lot

A man forced a woman into his truck, took her to a nearby parking lot and made unwelcome sexual contact, police said.

March 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Statesboro City Council deals with store sites, large and small

Control of retail developments - one big and one small - dominated stretches of Tuesday evening's three-hour Statesboro City Council meeting.

July 16, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bryan County man contracts ‘flesh eating’ disease

Bacteria that caused a "flesh-eating disease" in a Bryan County man last week are found naturally in the environment and are not specifically caused or affected by pollution, officials said.

July 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Revival to be held for historic Willow Hill School

As part of the celebration of the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Willow Hill School, the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will host a Sons and Daughters of Willow Hill Revival, July 29-31.

July 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


In Georgia Senate race, Kingston says he can unite GOP

Editor's note: This is the second of two profiles of the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate ahead of the July 22 runoff election. A profile of David Perdue appeared in Sunday's edition and is available here.

July 16, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


After 12 hours, an exit from casino boat stalled off Tybee

TYBEE ISLAND - After more than 12 hours, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters.

July 16, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro police, code enforcement officers cleared in fatal shooting

Police and code enforcement officers who returned fire when a man shot at them in October have been cleared of any wrongdoing, and the case has been closed.

July 15, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


British Soccer Camp: Story and video

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July 15, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT Herald Staff | Local


Storm blows through Bulloch County

A severe thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon caused by a cold front moving into the area sent trees and limbs flying and dumped several inches of rain on parts of Bulloch and surrounding counties.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Golf scramble to benefit Feed the Boro event

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winner of the 2014 Feed the Boro Golf Scramble, as well as for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Because of incomplete information supplied, the fact that a prize would be awarded to the winner was not included in a front-page article Wednesday.

July 15, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County commissioners approve budget

Bulloch County Commissioners approved a fiscal 2015 budget of slightly more than $65 million Tuesday morning.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Jail inmate found dead in cell

No foul play is suspected in the death of a Bulloch County Jail inmate, but an autopsy is pending.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. ethics chief: Deal aide made threat over complaints

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission claims an attorney for Gov. Nathan Deal once threatened to thwart efforts to expand the agency's authority unless she made complaints against the governor "go away," according to a memo obtained Monday from the Attorney General's Office.

July 14, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Effingham County man jailed for Bulloch County home invasion

An Effingham County man was jailed Friday, charged with second-degree home invasion, after he broke into a house to reach his estranged wife and children, who had moved away to avoid him because of domestic violence, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County deputies searching for armed robbery suspect

Bulloch County Sheriff's Office investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a U.S. Highway 80 East convenience store at gunpoint.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia delays Medicaid change on long-term care

A Georgia health agency Thursday delayed approval of a change in the Medicaid eligibility system for people in long-term care whose incomes are above the government program's thresholds.

July 14, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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