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Monday night blaze kills 1

A fire Monday night on Hightower Road took the life of an elderly woman, said Statesboro Fire Investigator Capt. Emerson Melton.

March 30, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - GSU College of IT to become a first in the world

Mondays on "Mornings unPHILtered" is typically focused on business, economics and cutting-edge computer technology. Monday was no different, as host Phil Boyum welcomed frequent contributor Dr. Ron Shiffler, the Dean of Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration and the interim Dean of the College of Informational Technology.

March 29, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


No guns on GSU campus

Guns on campus at Georgia Southern University are not a good idea, said GSU President Dr. Brooks Keel. And University Police Chief Mike Russell agrees that if a bill passed Wednesday by Georgia senators becomes law, it's likely the university would act on a provision in that bill that allows individual colleges and universities to ban guns on their own.

March 27, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SEB, SHS dominate annual Georgia Southern math tournament

Everyone in Bulloch County remembers the great snow storm on Feb. 12. What most people don't know is that weekend also was when Georgia Southern University was scheduled to host its annual Regional Math Tournament, which is the biggest competition of its type in the area.

March 27, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Literary teams from Southeast Bulloch, Statesboro earn first place honors

The literary teams from both Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch High School's each took first-place honors at their respective Region 2-AAAA and Region 3-AA Literary events last week.

March 27, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


BA junior Kaylee Sheppard earns first in state literary competition

Bulloch Academy junior Kaylee Sheppard was named a Class AA state champion recently after her performance in the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) state literary competition at Valdosta State University.

March 27, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Jews for Jesus to present Passover program

Rahel Hirshenson Landrum of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus' death and resurrection in a presentation called "Christ in the Passover" at Eastern Heights Baptist Church Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

March 26, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Comedian bringing act to the Boro

Expect lots of laughter in downtown Statesboro Saturday night.

March 26, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Drug, alcohol meeting: Parents key to prevention

Some passionate citizens gathered Thursday night for a town hall meeting. The topic? Underage drinking in Bulloch County, and how to stop it.

March 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Donations that can save lives

A blood drive in honor of a local student - as well as to help her with her blood needs - will be held Monday at Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church. Thirteen-year-old Southeast Bulloch Middle School student Rebecca Carnes said Thursday she appreciates any help.

March 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Barrow discusses health care vote

Georgia Congressman John Barrow said Thursday he did not vote for the health care reform bill that passed the House of Representatives Sunday because he believes it would ultimately tax the people it was trying to help too much and did not address some core problems with health care.

March 25, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Floeckher: 3 armed robbery victims help capture suspect

Three victims of an armed robbery early Thursday morning helped apprehend the offender, said Georgia Southern University spokesman Paul Floeckher.

March 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


March 26 - Bulloch Sheriff's Arrests Tawania Denise Hill, 36, Bety Drive, Savannah – probation

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

March 25, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Police: Man in stable condition after 3-story fall

A man who fell from a third-story window Tuesday remains in stable condition at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

March 24, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Todd sentenced to community service, five years probabtion

A man indicted in October on federal bank fraud charges was sentenced last week to probation, community service and ordered to pay restitution.

March 24, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Confederate memorial vandalized

A wreath and flags were reportedly damaged after a Confederate History and Heritage Month observance Saturday.

April 04, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


City orders repaving of 3+ miles of streets

At least three miles of Statesboro's streets, and a little more, are scheduled to be resurfaced this year at a cost of up to ...

April 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police chief searches cost $44,700

The city of Statesboro spent a little more than $44,500 on its two searches for a police chief in 2016 and 2017. With help ...

April 03, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


I-85 collapse brings jump in mass transit

ATLANTA - Atlanta area commuters crowded aboard mass transit trains and fewer cars hit the road Monday as public schools went on spring break, easing fears ...

April 03, 2017 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Council poised to appoint special judge

After amending the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance in March to turn hearings on license violation cases over to an administrative judge, Statesboro City Council has a ...

April 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - N.Y. firm takes over old Nash Finch site

A New York-based company has purchased the former SpartanNash facility on Highway 301 South from the heirs of T.J. Morris. Hypotenuse Incorporated will be ...

April 03, 2017 | | Local


Willingway names Cherie Tolley as permanent CEO

Cherie Tolley, Willingway's interim CEO, was named as the substance abuse treatment center's permanent leader in an announcement by facility owner Summit BHC ...

April 03, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local




Suspect charged in I-85 collapse

ATLANTA - A man accused of starting a raging fire that collapsed a portion of Interstate 85 a few miles north of downtown Atlanta was charged ...

April 01, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Watch for new 4-way stop on Brampton

Beginning Wednesday, drivers will encounter a new four-way stop on Brampton Avenue where it intersects Bermuda Run and Merchants Way at Walker Pharmacy, Statesboro's ...

April 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


The gift of reading

Southeast Bulloch Middle School educators boarded a school bus Thursday afternoon, journeying to a Brooklet-area neighborhood to distribute free books as part of National Reading ...

April 01, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Leaders in high school today, community leaders tomorrow

Southeast Bulloch High School Student Council officers were caught horsing around this week during school hours. Turns out, the 9th through 12th grade officers took ...

March 31, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Graduations return home to high schools

For the first time in more than a decade, graduations at Portal High School, Southeast Bulloch High School and Statesboro High School will be held ...

March 31, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


I-85 collapse to snarl traffic for months

ATLANTA - Atlanta's dreadful rush-hour traffic could be extra nasty for months to come after a raging fire underneath Interstate 85 collapsed an elevated portion ...

March 31, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


BREAKING: 'Campus carry' passes, heads to governor's desk

Georgia lawmakers have approved legislation allowing people with state permits for concealed handguns to carry on public college campuses, sending it to Gov. Nathan Deal.

March 31, 2017 | | Local


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