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‘Sexting’ leads to local woman’s arrest

A wrong number turned into an exchange between a woman and a teenage boy that ended with the woman behind bars, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Inv. Jared Akins.

April 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Commissioners OK ‘occupational tax’ for business owners

Business owners in Bulloch County will soon be paying business licenses, or an "occupational tax," like those within area municipalities.

April 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tankersley to step down as county commissioner

Some became a little emotional during the Bulloch County Commission meeting Tuesday when Commissioner Jan Tankersley announced she was stepping down in order to run for a state representative position.

April 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Golfing for scholarships

Monday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Dr. Ron Shiffler, the dean of Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration. Shiffler came on the show to talk about the upcoming COBA Golf Tournament.

April 19, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Satellite brings Bible program to Boro

Beth Moore is one of America's most renowned and respected Bible teachers. Saturday, Statesboro and area residents will have the chance to see Moore in action live via satellite.

April 19, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Rep. Bob Lane announces retirement

After 30 years in office, Georgia State Representative Bob Lane is retiring.

April 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City to hold council meeting at GSU

Regular attendees of Statesboro City Council meetings should head over to Georgia Southern University at 6 p.m. Tuesday as the council holds its regularly scheduled evening meeting in the Nessmith-Lane Building.

April 18, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Averitt Center, others to defend funding at city meeting

Three local agencies that contract with the city of Statesboro will describe what they do with their funding during a special called city council meeting Monday morning.

April 17, 2010 | | Local


All incumbent commissioners running again; BOE not sure

Qualifying for open Bulloch County Commission and Bulloch County Board of Education seats is coming up fast. One BOE incumbent is retiring, and the other incumbents whose seats are up for grabs have not yet decided on their plans.

April 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch Relay for Life attracts thousands

The 2010 Bulloch County Relay for Life was one big party Friday night as people celebrated life, honored those who have survived cancer and remembered those who did not.

April 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro goes Hollywood

Pizza guys with delivery issues, a cop gone mad over a missing Harry Potter video, and seemingly sweet neighbors with a creepy secret - the Second Annual Statesboro Film Festival was filled with talented productions by area citizens.

April 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Protesters gather for Bulloch TEA Party Thursday

Hundreds of people gathered on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn Thursday to protest at the TEA Party held on Tax Day. For more on the TEA Party, see Lifestyles in this Sunday's Statesboro Herald.

April 15, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - A Tea Party at the courthouse

So what's the "Geek Wall"?

April 14, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


State cuts $2.2M more from BOE

A recent decision by the state of Georgia to cut an additional $2.2 million in funding to the Bulloch County School System for the coming fiscal year has forced school officials to redo the system budget to handle the unexpected shortfall.

April 14, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - It’s National Library Month

Tuesday's "Morning's unPHILtered" was all about reading books and watching movies. Host Phil Boyum welcomed Sharon Rowe, new Statesboro Regional Library Director, to the show.

April 13, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


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Official: Georgia police officer shot dead, another wounded

CEDARTOWN - Two police officers were shot, one of them fatally, when a man walked out of the woods Friday and opened fire as the officers ...

September 29, 2017 | | Local


One dead, two critical in Swainsboro incident

A Statesboro man is charged with felony murder after plowing his car into a Swainsboro Taco Bell Thursday afternoon in what police say appears to ...

September 29, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Get ready for the parade

In a few weeks, the main streets of downtown Statesboro will be packed as the 56th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade gets underway, kicking off ...

September 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


YMCA sets grand opening

Statesboro Family YMCA has scheduled its grand opening for Oct. 28, to be preceded by introductory events there and elsewhere in town.

September 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


State approves big rate hikes

State insurance officials approved premium increases of more than 50 percent for the four insurers participating in next year's insurance exchange in Georgia.

September 28, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Cotton, peanut picking season is here

Bulloch County farmers were blessed this year with good weather, and if the pattern holds, they could end up with bumper crops this harvest season.

September 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inmate whose execution was stayed waits on US Supreme Court

ATLANTA - A Georgia inmate whose execution was halted at the 11th-hour after his lawyers argued racism played a "pivotal role in his death sentence" is ...

September 27, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Voter registration deadline Oct. 10

On Nov. 7, Statesboro will hold a city election, with three candidates vying for mayor. All Bulloch County registered voters are eligible to vote in ...

September 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Other firms appeal city’s choice of insurance broker

Two insurance brokerage firms – one that bid slightly higher and one much lower – are asking Statesboro City Council to reconsider after it awarded the city ...

September 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


BCSO sergeant 'in the right place'

Twice in one week, Bulloch County Sheriff's Sergeant Tracy Miller helped extricate victims from being trapped in potentially deadly situations.

September 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Claxton man faces 13 agg assault charges

A Claxton man is accused of trying to run over guests at a Saturday night wedding party.

September 25, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Three shot in Statesboro; two don't want to pursue charges

Three people were shot early Saturday morning on Dunlap Street, and Statesboro police are seeking information about the incident, despite two of the victims not ...

September 25, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Man charged with enticing a child

A Statesboro man was jailed Saturday after accusations he solicited sex from a child under 16.

September 25, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Huge expansion makes for a bigger 'Party' in Statesboro

Party Impressions just completed an expansion on South Main Street, increasing the store's total retail space to more than 10,000 square feet. The ...

September 25, 2017 | | Local


‘Where are the workers?’

Talking to human resources professionals at a conference in Statesboro, Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the most common gripe he hears has changed since ...

September 25, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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