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Change of command ceremonies held for 48th Special Troops Battalion

Change of command ceremonies were held at the National Guard Armory in Statesboro Friday. Lt. Col. Thomas J. Bright assumed command of the Georgia National Guard 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion. Bright assumes command from Lt. Col. Raymond Bossert Jr., who is leaving after two years in command. Bright said: "I'm proud to be a new resident of Statesboro. I'm proud to serve with a great collection of soldiers in the 48th IBCT who are getting ready to make some history."

July 03, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, June 18, 2008

July 03, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Group asks commissioners to advance with animal shelter

With more animals coming in than going out, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter is closed to incoming animals more than it is open, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

July 03, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Gainous awarded OTC Instructor of the Year

An English instructor at Ogeechee Technical College needed no words to express how he felt about receiving the Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year award - his emotions said it all.

July 03, 2008 | By EMILY EISENHART Special to the Herald | Local


Police: Local man steals forklift to try to get his van out of ditch

A man whom police said took a forklift from a Statesboro construction site and tried to use it to get his van out of a ditch likely would have fared better had he just called a tow truck.

July 03, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Holloway opposes calendar change

Georgia Schools Superintendent Kathy Cox plans to propose that public school classes begin later in August starting in 2009, but Bulloch County School Superintendent Dr. Lewis Holloway does not agree with the idea.

July 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hawk rescued, healed after fall into water treatment facility

The swift action of Jim Smith stopped a juvenile little hawk from possibly drowning after it fell in a sea of sludge and chemicals. Luckily, Smith, an operator at Statesboro's water treatment plant, was nearby and quickly netted him out and rinsed him off with a hose. Many hawks are not so lucky and often do not survive a fall into the murky water at the treatment plant. Smith contacted Debbie Baca at Raven Oaks Bird Sanctuary, a nonprofit rescue organization located just outside of Statesboro. Baca arrived 15 minutes later and found the Coopers Hawk sitting in the ...

July 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Two arrested on charges of growing, selling marijuana

Two Bulloch residents were arrested Monday on charges they were growing marijuana in their home on Stilson-Leefield Road.

July 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hearing set in Futch double murder case

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner issued a notice of hearing for 9 a.m. Friday regarding the murder of a couple more than two and a half years ago.

July 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Beer Parlor Ramblers to play at Emma Kelly Theater Saturday

Authentic New Orleans Dixieland Jazz will take over the Averitt Center for the Arts Saturday night.

July 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday June 17, 2008

July 02, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Boro cold case: Evidence from 2003, 2006 crimes leads to arrests

Evidence, DNA samples and persistent investigators recently led to the arrest of two men who were involved in a couple of "cold case" armed robberies of convenience stores, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

July 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Man propositioned 12-year-old girl

A man investigator said propositioned a juvenile after she exited a bus is behind bars, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

July 02, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Restaurant owned by Paula Deen reopens after fire

SAVANNAH - A restaurant in Savannah owned by well-known Southern chef Paula Deen reopened for lunch on Monday following a late night fire.

July 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


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SASH raises more than $5,000 for Food Bank

Statesboro Atheists and Secular Humanists recently presented more than $5,000 to the Statesboro Food Bank to help pay its operating expenses.

August 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Benefit set for Portal resident

The Portal community invites the public to "A Day for Hope," a fund raiser to help one of the town's residents who faces challenges ...

August 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet set for peanut festival

For the 26th year, people from all over the region will flock to Brooklet for a day of entertainment, contests, festival attractions and peanuts - boiled ...

August 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘We could have been Ferguson’

"What were your feelings or reactions to incidents like the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore ...

August 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


2 northwest Georgia women arrested after child found in cage

CHATSWORTH - Two northwest Georgia women face child cruelty charges after an 11-year-old boy was found trapped in a cage in a bedroom, authorities said Friday.

August 07, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Remote control aircraft group to raise funds for Wounded Warriors

A fly-in for remote controlled model airplane enthusiasts is expected to raise money for wounded soldiers facing the change of returning to normal lives.

August 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Three charged in burglary attempt

Three men seen trying to break into a Georgia Southern University-area apartment after climbing over the balcony are being held in the Bulloch County Jail ...

August 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Police seeking suspects in armed robbery

Statesboro police continue to investigate an armed robbery as well as possible other crimes connected to the incident that occurred around 10 p.m. Wednesday ...

August 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


October trial date set for ex-deputies in Georgia jail death

SAVANNAH - A judge on Thursday set an October trial date for two former sheriff's deputies and a nurse charged with involuntary manslaughter in the ...

August 06, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro lands PDL soccer franchise

Already the home to winning programs at the prep and collegiate levels, Statesboro is about to take a step up in the sporting world.

August 06, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Local


Cheshire confirmed as deputy city manager

After 13 months as Statesboro's interim city manager, Robert Cheshire has a new job title, deputy city manager, which will remain his after a ...

August 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Law enforcement officers hold active shooter training

Police, deputies, state and federal agents and other law enforcement officers spent a few days at Georgia Southern University this week, shooting simulated weapons and ...

August 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Commission votes “yes” on tax increase

Bulloch County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the millage rate by 1.9 mills, or 18.1 percent. The vote followed a third public ...

August 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County: Confederate statue to remain on courthouse lawn

The Confederate memorial statue that has stood on the Bulloch County Courthouse Square for over 100 years will remain in place in spite of efforts ...

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local man arrested in shooting

A man suspected of shooting a woman last week was arrested later the same day, but Statesboro police did not release information on the shooting ...

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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