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Bulloch rapist denied parole

Parole was denied a second time for Bennie Lee Saxton Jr., a man sentenced to life for crimes including two rape incidents in Statesboro 15 years ago.

September 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tuesday is A Day for Southern

Today is "A Day for Southern," where over 200 volunteers will be canvassing Statesboro and Bulloch County to round up donations for Georgia Southern's annual fund raising campaign.

September 25, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Kennel owner arrested for animal cruelty

A licensed kennel owner faces nine counts of animal cruelty after state and local officials seized 10 dogs from her home.

September 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Group forms to register GSU students to vote

A group has organized in Statesboro aimed at getting more students at Georgia Southern University registered to vote.

September 22, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


OTC students to see 16 percent tuition increase starting 2008

The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Thursday approved a $385.7 million budget that includes a $5 per credit hour increase in student tuition. The board's approval came during its monthly meeting, which was held at Coosa Valley Technical College in Rome. Ogeechee Technical College is part of the system.

September 22, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


State fire marshal officials investigating fire that took woman's life

State fire marshal officials and the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department are investigating a fire that took the life of a 32-year-old woman.

September 22, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro Mall gets a new sign

Workers put up a new sign at the Statesboro Mall on Northside Drive on Thursday. Though the temperature wasn't high, the crew still worked up a sweat preparing the new lighted, programmable sign, which will soon greet shoppers coming to the venerable retail outlet. The new sign isn't the only new addition the mall has seen lately - a new Starbucks coffee shop opened in its parking lot last month.

September 21, 2007 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


Local man arrested for aggravated assault on estranged wife

A man whom police said held his estranged wife against her will, bit her on the face and threatened to kill her is behind bars without bond, according to Bulloch County Jail officials.

September 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Cause of fire that killed Nevils woman still unknown

September 21, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


City wants new fire services contract

Statesboro City Council members voted Wednesday to send a letter to Bulloch County requesting a renegotiation of the fire services contract. City officials believe the existing agreement is no longer sufficient to pay for the level of service provided to residents living within five miles of the city limits.

September 21, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Who is eligible to vote?

Who is eligible to vote in the upcoming city of Statesboro election and the responsibilties and restrictions of voter registrars has caused confusion recently in the wake of a grass roots group forming to register voters.

September 21, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Doctor: Pro wrestler Benoit’s concussions may have contributed to killings of wife, son

ATLANTA - Pro wrestler Chris Benoit suffered brain damage from his years in the ring that could help explain why he killed his wife, son and himself, a doctor who studied Benoit's brain said Wednesday.

September 20, 2007 | By HARRY R. WEBER Associated Press Writer | Local


Boro Snapshot - Eagle football

Boro Snapshot is taped on Monday afternoons between 1 and 3p.m. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

September 20, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Newest Statesboro Legend in the Arts honored Thursday night

The newest Statesboro Legend in the Arts is being honored in an induction ceremony at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Averitt Center for the Arts. Commissioned by the Statesboro Arts Council, local artist, Collin Smith is unveiling an exhibit that he has created and developed tirelessly in the inductee's honor.

September 20, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Three car crashes kill two, injure two over holiday weekend

Two Statesboro residents were killed and two others were seriously injured in three separate automobile crashes in the area over the holiday weekend.

September 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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US economy rebounding

WASHINGTON - Rebounding from a dismal start to the year, the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggested that employers are helping fuel a durable if still subpar recovery.

May 08, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Local


Ag commissioner at Claxton farm expo Saturday

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black is scheduled to be at Claxton Elementary School Saturday morning for the start of the Ag Expo and Farmers Market.

May 08, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


UPDATE: Bond denial angers Migos rapper

An angry "Offset," one of three members of the rap group Migos arrested on guns and drug charges following a Georgia Southern University concert, yelled profanities as he was led out of a Bulloch County courtroom Friday, after he was denied bond.

May 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Migos member denied bond

"Offset," one of the members of the Migos rap group arrested on guns and drug charges after a concert in Statesboro, shouted profanities Friday as he was led out of the courtroom after being denied bond.

May 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A change of mood?

In 1938, Mass Observation placed a small advertisement in the Bolton Evening News in Bolton, England, asking readers to respond to the simple question, "What is happiness?"

May 07, 2015 | By TYLER STAHLE Deseret News Service | Local


Study: Vaccination against measles may have other benefits

LOS ANGELES - A new study suggests the measles shot comes with a bonus: By preventing that disease, the vaccine may also help your body fight off other illnesses for years.

May 07, 2015 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science writer | Local


Prayer warriors join hands, unite hearts

Prayer warriors with a passion for the nation congregated on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn Thursday, uniting hearts and joining hands for the 64th National Day of Prayer service, which was the 15th consecutive service for Statesboro.

May 07, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Investigation results in meth arrests

A drug investigation ended Saturday with two women being arrested on charges of selling methamphetamine.

May 07, 2015 | | Local


Complaints lead to drug arrests

Noise generated by a large party crowd and the smell of burning marijuana led to the arrest of two men attending a Johnson Street party.

May 06, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

Most people may not know what it feels like to be truly hungry, but for some, it is a daily fear. People all across America, including Statesboro and Bulloch County residents, can do their part to help by participating in the "Stamp Out Hunger" National Association of Letter Carriers food drive Saturday.

May 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


High-speed chase nabs murder suspect

A Cobb County murder suspect led law enforcement on a high-speed chase Tuesday that started in Bulloch County but ended in Bloomingdale.

May 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

PHOENIX - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role.

May 05, 2015 | By JULIE WATSON and RYAN VAN VELZER Associated Press | Local


National Day of Prayer event Thursday at noon

Gwen Bradley, the Southeast National Day of Prayer Task Force Coordinator, will be special guest speaker for the local observance at noon Thursday on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn.

May 05, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Portal man charged in accident

A Portal man was taken to jail Tuesday afternoon, charged in a crash between his motorcycle and a passenger car.

May 05, 2015 | | Local


Police looking for Peeping Tom

Statesboro police are looking for a man who was caught peeping into a bathroom stall at a local business Friday.

May 05, 2015 | | Local


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