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Analysis of Ga. constitutional amendments

Georgia voters will do more than cast a ballot for president Tuesday. They also will consider three amendments to the state constitution affecting land use, tax and development policies.

November 18, 2008 | | Local


Click here to view sample ballot for Bulloch County elections

There are four pages for the Sample Ballot. Each is a PDF, which you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open. A free downloadable version of Acrobat Reader is available on the Internet.

November 17, 2008 | | Local


Annual Pumpkin Parade marches through Brooklet

Students from Brooklet Elementary School dressed in Halloween costumes based on different themes during Friday's 13th Annual Pumpkin Parade. The children then marched through downtown Brooklet before a crowd of adoring parents and parade lovers.

November 16, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Bulloch election turnout may hit 79 percent

Bulloch County election officials predict a 79 percent local turnout when all ballots are counted on Election Day 2008 and local leaders of both the Democratic and Republican parties believe Bulloch and Georgia will maintain its recent tradition of voting more on the Republican side. Opinions, however, differ when they talk about the presidential race on a national level.

November 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Keep Bulloch Beautiful names new director

Keep Bulloch Beautiful has gone through some changes in recent weeks. There is a new person in charge.

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - ROTC helicopter exercise; The Phil & Jake Show: Political commercials

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, October 31, 2008

November 15, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Former Herald Editor Nancy Welch passes

Nancy Jenkins Welch, former associate editor of the Statesboro Herald, died Friday after a four-year battle with cancer. She was 62 years of age.

November 15, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Anne Frank exhibit opens Sunday at GSU Museum

Anne Frank is one of the most well-known figures from the Holocaust in World War II. On Sunday, the exhibit "Anne Frank: A History for Today" will open at the Georgia Southern Museum.

November 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Dancers prep for "Thriller"; "A Streetcar Named Desire" play

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, October 30, 2008

November 14, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Benefit activities for abuse victims to be held this weekend

The Rev. James & Beatrice Grant Foundation, Inc. will hold benefit activities today and Saturday to raise funds for programs for abuse victims and children's education.

November 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Store clerk locks self in office following robbery

A convenience store clerk dialed 911 after locking herself in the store office following an armed robbery, police said.

November 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Farm and Forest Festival Saturday at GSU Botanical Garden

Where can you see a chicken tractor, beautify your home, try delicious locally-grown produce and burrow like a gopher tortoise?

November 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


McCollar, Parrish race for District 156 state representative

Voters in the state's 156th District, which encompasses portions of Bulloch, Emanuel and Johnson counties as well as Candler County, will decide between incumbent Butch Parrish, Republican, and challenger Jonathan McCollar, Democrat.

November 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Chinook helicopters descend on GSU

November 14, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Barrow, Stone vie for District 12 Congressional seat

With only a couple of locally contested races this year, many people are following the U.S Congressional race for Georgia's District 12 between incumbent John Barrow (D) and challenger John Stone (R).

November 13, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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Bulloch County: Dirt needed for roads that can’t be paved

Bulloch County commissioners are ready to move forward with road improvements, but issues regarding rights-of-way, funding for projects and procuring the right kind of dirt must be addressed first, Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch during a roads workshop this week.

November 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County driver’s license suspension mistake being addressed

A glitch in reporting resulted in hundreds of Bulloch County citizens receiving recent notices that their driver's licenses were suspended. Those affected were people with previous DUI charges, said Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Heather Banks McNeal.

November 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Barrow's defeat built into Ga. congressional map

SAVANNAH - Democratic Rep. John Barrow had a decade in Congress to establish himself as an independent voice and he raised $3.1 million to defend his eastern Georgia seat.

November 05, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Williamson remembered as compassionate, selfless

Friends and associates of Lynda Anne Brannen Williamson remembered her Wednesday as a gracious and compassionate woman who dedicated a great part of her life to helping others.

November 05, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro's First Friday: Hungry Games for the Arts

As the holidays approach, it is time to embrace the season of giving and togetherness.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Evans County celebrates century of agriculture

From grinding sugarcane for syrup to the use of drones in farming, Evans County this Friday and Saturday will celebrate the role that agriculture has played in the county's first 100 years.

November 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch’s Johnson falls to Hudgens in insurance commissioner race

Bulloch County resident Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson fell short in her bid to become Georgia's insurance commissioner.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro voters OK Redevelopment Powers Law

Statesboro's Redevelopment Powers Law easily passed, according to unofficial election results released Tuesday night.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Georgia executive Perdue beats Nunn in Senate race

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has kept Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat in GOP hands, beating his Democratic challenger on the strength of white voters in the reliably Republican state.

November 04, 2014 | | Local


Republican Gov. Nathan Deal wins re-election

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal eked out a re-election victory Tuesday after a bruising campaign, defeating Democrat Jason Carter despite shifting demographics in the Republican stronghold of Georgia and the family pedigree of his opponent.

November 04, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


US Rep. Barrow loses to GOP challenger

SAVANNAH - After a decade in Congress largely spent distancing himself from his own Democratic Party, U.S. Rep. John Barrow was defeated Tuesday by a Republican who told voters the congressman's claims of bipartisan independence were the words of a two-faced politician.

November 04, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro City Council suspends 2 alcohol licenses

Two Statesboro businesses had their alcohol licenses suspended for three days because of twice selling alcohol to an underage person.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch County store proprietor faces peeping Tom charge

The proprietor of a local convenience store was charged Monday with being a peeping Tom after an employee said she found evidence he was spying on her in the bathroom.

November 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Election Day: From US Senate to special city of Statesboro question

The only truly local election Tuesday gets its own ballot.

November 03, 2014 | From wire and staff reports | Local


Francys Johnson receives limited-edition artwork

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, recently accepted a limited-edition poster painted by Beverly Buchanan, an award-winning, highly celebrated artist.

November 03, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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