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Governor calls special session

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has called for the General Assembly's special session to begin Aug. 15, with hopes for a speedy redistricting process and more involvement from voters on a transportation tax aimed at funding state infrastructure projects.

August 10, 2011 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press | Local


Siblings suspected in crime spree captured

PUEBLO, Colo. - Three fugitive siblings wanted in a crime spree in Florida and Georgia were captured Wednesday in Colorado after firing shots at officers during a high-speed chase and crashing their car into a highway barrier, authorities said.

August 10, 2011 | By IVAN MORENO Associated Press | Local


Reward offered in Olliff murder

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the November 2010 murder of Harrison Wayne Olliff.

August 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Storm downs trees, power lines

A destructive storm battered Bulloch and neighboring counties Tuesday night around 7 p.m., leaving a trail of downed trees, and live power lines and damaging at least one home.

August 09, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jackson bond hearing continued

A bond hearing scheduled Thursday for a teacher charged with having sex with a student has been continued.

August 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Mari Moss named Evans' top teacher

CLAXTON - At the annual back-to-school faculty breakfast, Evans County Superintendant Joy Collins named this year's County Teacher of the Year.

August 09, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER | Local


Saying 'thanks' to volunteers

"Volunteers make all the difference for the events and projects of Sylvania's Downtown Development Authority and Better Hometown Program," said Hilda Boykin, the program's manager.

August 09, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER | Local


Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show

This week on "Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show," Chris talks about, what else, the start of fall football practice at Georgia Southern and the excitement of college football getting underway.

August 09, 2011 | | Local


Former police chief heads state organization

Former Statesboro police chief Stan York recently was named president of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. York currently serves as director of Police Services for Sandersville.

August 08, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sheriff’s deputy promoted, honored

Bulloch County Sheriff's Deputy Reynaldo Rodriguez was promoted to corporal recently after having been chosen as the 2011 Deputy Sheriff of the Year by the Georgia Sheriff's Association.

August 08, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Teacher indicted on eight charges

A former Bulloch County teacher who was arrested on several charges regarding a sexual relationship with a student while she was a teacher at William James Middle School was indicted last week by the August term of the Bulloch County Grand Jury.

August 06, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Prostitution sting arrests 7

Editor's note: This article was revised on July 31, 2013, to remove the name of an individual whose arrest record associated with this sting operation. The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office said the offense with which this man was charged was restricted from public view as of that date.

August 06, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Destination, planet Jupiter

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A sun-powered robotic explorer named Juno is rocketing toward Jupiter on a fresh quest to discover the secret recipe for making planets.

August 05, 2011 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Accidental drowning claims life

A man found dead in a swimming pool Thursday drowned accidentally, said Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch.

August 05, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man dies after shooting at Blakewood Apts.

A man died after an early morning shooting Friday at Blakewood Apartments, and the woman who is accused of killing him is in jail.

August 05, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Four alcohol licenses suspended on judge’s first day

The Wal-Mart Supercenter and the Walgreens on Northside Drive East are both serving suspensions of their Statesboro alcoholic beverage licenses, while two restaurants have completed ...

May 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Car chase follows physical attack

A Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy forced a fleeing suspect to a halt Monday afternoon after responding to a domestic disturbance.

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woman airlifted after attempting to vandalize car

A Bulloch County woman was airlifted Sunday to a Savannah hospital after her fingers became stuck in a vehicle's gas tank.

May 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


National Day of Prayer is Thursday

For the 16th year, residents will gather at the Bulloch County Courthouse on Thursday for the National Day of Prayer.

May 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Great Dane tops in Georgia

Great Dane employs more than 400 people at its Statesboro plant and brings more than $25 million in payroll to the Bulloch County area each ...

May 01, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Statesboro Checkers will be torn down

The Statesboro location of Checkers, at 418 Northside Drive East, closed on Monday after operating 22 years at that location.

May 01, 2017 | | Local


Please have a cup of coffee with me - Tuesdays only now

For the past two and a half months, I've enjoyed the company of dozens of area residents who took me up on my offer ...

May 01, 2017 | Jim Healy | Local


Excelsior honoring retired board member James Davis

James E. Davis retired from the Excelsior Electric Membership Corporation Board of Directors last year after 50 years of dedicated service to the Cooperative. And ...

May 01, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sen. Hill to keynote annual Deen Day Smith Awards banquet

Senator Jack Hill, who has represented Statesboro, Bulloch County and District 4 in the Georgia State Senate since 1990, will be the keynote speaker Tuesday ...

April 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Two trains they called Nancy Hanks

People who remember riding a train called the Nancy Hanks from Savannah to Atlanta actually rode the Nancy Hanks II, and the trains weren't ...

April 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


BOE adopts raises, ‘local values’

With Thursday's tentative adoption of a 2017-18 budget, the Bulloch County Board of Education backed not just the state-funded teacher raise, but a 2-percent ...

April 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Relay brings fun, folks and funds

They rocked in chairs under a tent, enjoying the cool breeze from fans as they swapped stories about their individual battles with cancer.

April 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


UPDATE: Two airlifted after car collides with school bus

A man and his 8-month-old daughter were each airlifted to hospitals Friday morning after a collision with a Bulloch County school bus.

April 28, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Cagle to address GS graduation

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be keynote speaker for Georgia Southern University's Saturday, May 6, graduation for students receiving baccalaureate degrees.

April 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


‘Georgia on My Mind’ flower show exhibits the splendor of spring

Flowers were blooming Friday at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau on South Main Street, where the Bulloch Council of Garden Clubs presented its biannual ...

April 27, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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