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Collins named new Bulloch Co. Commission clerk

Marcia Collins was named as the new Bulloch County Commission clerk Tuesday during the regular Bulloch County Commissioners meeting. Collins will replace Evelyn Wilson, who will retire as of Dec. 31.

December 21, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Coin toss decides contract

In an unusual turn of events, the City Council on Tuesday was forced to determine which contractor was awarded the bid for the West Grady Street Culvert Replacement project by flipping a coin.

December 20, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Longtime leader Tappy Roesel passes away

Friends and others whose lives she touched remember Tappy Roesel as "dignified," "kind" and as a delightful woman dedicated to improving her community.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Restaurant Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in October and November by the Bulloch County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. All eating establishments are located in Statesboro, except where noted. To view all restaurant scores, visit www.bullochhealthdepartment.com.

December 20, 2007 | | Local


Police: 16-year-old stabs another 16-year-old

A Statesboro teen remains in critical condition after a stabbing Saturday night. Another teen is behind bars on several charges an more may be pending, police said.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two survive ejection during crash near Portal

A man and woman ejected from a vehicle in a Monday evening crash suffered serious visible injuries, according to reports.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ga. Speaker of the House speaks in Statesboro

Last Wednesday, Georgia Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson was hosted by the Statesboro Chamber of Commerce to discuss the speaker's tax reform plan - GREAT. Standing for Georgia's Repeal of Every Ad valorem Tax, the speaker's plan calls for the elimination of all property taxes in favor of an expansion of the sales tax - without an increase in the sales tax rate.

December 20, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Boro Christmas festival is Thursday

Downtown Statesboro invites area residents to immerse themselves in the spirit Thursday and Friday with holiday events designed for people of all ages.

December 20, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Time Saver #17 target of armed robbery

A convenience store with a history of being targeted by armed robbers was hit again Sunday, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's reports.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County to form own fire department

Bulloch County Commissioners voted Tuesday to end an agreement between the county and the City of Statesboro regarding fire services. The Statesboro Fire Department currently serves county residents living within a five-mile radius of the city limits, and Bulloch County currently funds 25 percent of the city fire department budget.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Happy 96th, Chester Williams!

The Snooky's faithful were out in full force Tuesday morning to celebrate the 96th birthday of Snook-PAC's most-favored and long-standing member, Chester Williams.

December 20, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Three car crash in Statesboro leaves five injured

December 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Free sneak preview of the Erk Russell Project

The Erk Russell Project is halfway completed and organizers are asking the public to view the progress so far. The project, a collaboration between the Department of Communication Arts at Georgia Southern University and the Averitt Center for the Arts, is based largely on oral histories collected from people who were acquaintances of the late coach. The effort will culminate in a stage production telling the story of Russell's immeasurable impact on Statesboro and the University – set to debut at the start of the 2008 football season.

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Boro Snapshot - Top news story of 2007

Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 12 and 3. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

December 13, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Bulloch area veterans push for clinic

Members of local American Legion Post #90 gathered Tuesday afternoon at the Honey Bowen Building to present U.S. Representative John Barrow with signatures showing support for a local community based outpatient clinic for veterans.

December 13, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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Nighttime lane closures begin on SR 67 for resurfacing project

A resurfacing project is now underway on GA 67 in Statesboro. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, crews began resurfacing the roadway Thursday night.

June 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


'Color Squared' showcases art of quilting

"Quilt," a noun and verb, is a sandwich of cloth with a padding between, held in place by tiny stitches.

June 13, 2015 | By Scott Foxx Special to the Herald | Local


David Emanuel Academy earns nationally recognized accreditation

The head of school and the board of trustees announced today that David Emanuel Academy, located in Stillmore, Georgia, earned accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED.

June 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Kids go wild at the library

On Thursday, June 11, the Statesboro Regional Library welcomed Georgia Southern's Center for Wildlife Education for an hour of up-close-and-personal interaction between Statesboro kids and a few of the center's critters. Connor Merry of the wildlife center taught about the animals' behaviors and environments and helped dispel myths surrounding the creatures in his care.

June 13, 2015 | Scott Bryant Staff | Local


Suspect killed in attack on Dallas police

DALLAS - A man planted pipe bombs outside Dallas police headquarters and sprayed the building with bullets during a wild street battle early on Saturday that authorities said miraculously left no one dead or injured except the suspect, who was later shot and killed in his van by a police sniper.

June 13, 2015 | BY NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Local


11 facing charges after two incidents

An attempt to serve a parole violation warrant ended with eight arrests Wednesday after Bulloch County Sheriff's Office deputies found drugs and drug paraphernalia at a Martin Swinson Road residence. The arrests also led to further charges Thursday after the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team (CST) executed a search warrant at the address of two of the eight originally charged Wednesday.

June 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Informal markets operate free while city makes rules

Stephanie Ellis' Open Market at 1695 Northside Drive East opened the past two Saturdays, after being closed four months while Ellis tried to meet requirements pointed out by city staff members.

June 13, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


No millage rate increase for schools

Officially the budget is still tentative, subject to final approval June 25, but there will be no increase in the property tax rate for school funding in Bulloch County this year.

June 12, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro High offers graduation replay

Statesboro High School can't turn back the calendar for those parents and guests locked out of Hanner Fieldhouse during the May 30 graduation service, but is offering them a special replay ceremony with help from Georgia Southern University.

June 12, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Screven fugitive sought

The Screven County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man wanted on parole violation charges after the man fled from deputies serving a warrant Thursday.

June 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Historical Society ticket deadline near

Members of the Bulloch County Historical Society have a limited time to obtain tickets to a sumptuous meal, great entertainment and a silent auction at the group's upcoming 41st annual meeting.

June 11, 2015 | | Local


Boro brothers win student Emmy awards

With a mysteriously haunting plot and exquisite video footage of stormy skies, wind-tossed foliage, splatters of rain in a pond and a leaf tossing through a stream of water, two brothers recently won a High School Student Production Award for their short film, entitled "The Wind Whispers to Me."

June 11, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Deal expands highway-safety enforcement efforts

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.

June 11, 2015 | | Local


Allen combats EPA’s authority over small streams

Rep. Rick Allen, R-Georgia, was one of the 70 co-sponsors of a U.S. House resolution to block expanded federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction over small streams.

June 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspects sought in home invasion robbery

Armed men wearing masks tied up a woman and shot through a closet door at a man early Tuesday morning during a home invasion style robbery.

June 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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