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‘Operation Statesboro Blues’ ATF raid leads to 67 arrests

Local, state and federal agents rounded up 67 suspects Tuesday morning during "Operation Statesboro Blues." The multi-agency effort headed up by the Statesboro Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) targeted illegal drug and gun activity.

April 15, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


2 praised for lifetime achievement at Deen Day Smith banquet

Two Statesboro community members, each with long histories of doing for others, were honored at Tuesday night's Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala - retired Bulloch County sheriff Arnold Ray Akins and Bulloch Telephone office manager Cecile Boulineau.

April 14, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Keynote address: Baker honors all Deen Day Smith award recipients

Georgia's Attorney General Thurbert E. Baker admitted he was influenced to enter the field of law because of his favorite childhood television show - Perry Mason.

April 14, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bill Perry: Humanitarian of Year

As Statesboro's Dr. William H. "Bill" Perry took the stage Tuesday night, after having just learned he was chosen as the 2009 Statesboro Herald Human-itarian of the Year at the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards, he showed his true colors when he cracked a joke.

April 14, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Pinwheels on the courthouse lawn; Boro Business: Main St. Farmers Market

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, April 14, 2008

April 14, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Seier’s contract ends

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April 13, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


‘Live-wire’ runs Nevils lunchroom

At Nevils Elementary, the building may have changed recently, but most of the faces have stayed the same. Linda Brown, the lunchroom manager, has worked for the Bulloch County public school system for 36 years.

April 13, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Swim Lessons at Splash, Bulloch History Moment: Fish Trap

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, April 13, 2008

April 13, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Spring brings record enrollment at OTC

When the 2009 Spring quarter began earlier this week at Ogeechee Technical College, more students than ever before were on campus for a Spring quarter at OTC.

April 12, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


BOE to review SEB principal decision

Bulloch County Board of Education members will meet Monday night during a special called meeting to review a recommendation by School Superintendent Dr. Lewis Holloway to not renew the contract of Southeast Bulloch High School Principal Joni Walker-Seier.

April 11, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Huge deficit troubles Barrow

While he supports the stimulus package that's been approved and put into place, U.S. Rep. John Barrow didn't like the budget presented to Congress last month.

April 11, 2009 | By PATRICK DONAHUE pdonohue@effinghamherald.net | Local


2009 Statesboro Film Festival set for Thursday

From comedy to horror to music videos, entries into the 2009 Statesboro Film Festival offer a mixture of short film making that should appeal to the taste of just about anyone.

April 11, 2009 | Sepcial to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Holly Lloyd music teacher; Phil & Chad: Film festival spoofs

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, April 10, 2008

April 10, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU names new coach

Charlton Young has his dream job. On behalf of Statesboro, we hope the dream always stays sweet.

April 09, 2009 | By CHAD BISHOP | Local


Handel to speak at OTC’s ’09 graduation ceremony

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel will deliver the keynote address at Ogeechee Technical College's 2009 Commencement Exercises on May 14, said OTC president Dr. Dawn Cartee. Ogeechee Tech's graduation ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse.

April 09, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Statesboro has shot at $3 million

With its efforts to revitalize South Main Street and maintain a lively downtown, Statesboro has become one of 50 America's Best Communities quarterfinalists. The top three finalists will receive awards of $3 million, $2 million and $1 million.

May 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Eighth grader wins Market game

Fourteen-year-old Michael Vescio, an eighth grader at William James Middle School, made more than $15,000 in investments recently over a 10-week period.

May 02, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County Relay for Life: Fighting cancer together

Purple-clad people from all walks of life made their way around a track lined with luminaries Friday evening, celebrating being cancer free as they participated in the first lap - the Survivors' Lap - of the 2015 Bulloch County Relay for Life.

May 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Kinder Morgan gas leak tops 250,000 gallons

Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy company that wants to run a 360-mile petroleum pipeline through Upstate South Carolina and Coastal Georgia, is dealing with a leak of more than 250,000 gallons from one of its existing pipelines in South Carolina, officials said.

May 01, 2015 | From the Bryan County News | Local


Two-school zoning shift made definite

As first reported in March, about 140 students who rode school buses to attend Langston Chapel Elementary School this year will go to Sallie Zetterower Elementary School when the new school year begins Aug. 3.

May 01, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Second lawsuit filed in deadly crash

The mother of one of the five Georgia Southern students killed last week in a crash on Interstate 16 in Bryan County has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company regarding the death of her daughter. It is the second suit filed against Total Transportation since the seven-vehicle crash April 22.

April 30, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Last US Marines to leave Saigon describe chaos of war's end

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - As the Marines scrambled to the roof of the U.S. Embassy, they locked a chain-link gate on every other floor to slow the throng of panicked Vietnamese civilians sure to come behind them. They knew if the crowd pushed through to the top, they could easily be overrun by hundreds of people desperate to get a seat on one of the last helicopters out of Saigon.

April 30, 2015 | By MARGIE MASON Associated Press | Local


Warrant roundup nets 21 arrests

A round up of people wanted on felony charges ended in 21 arrests Tuesday, and more may be coming.

April 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Migos rapper still in jail

One of three rap stars arrested on gun and drug charges after an April 18 concert at Georgia Southern University remains in the Bulloch County Jail almost two weeks later, denied bond until a judge approves a hearing.

April 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City alcohol officer proposed

Statesboro officials propose to employ an alcoholic beverage control officer, a certified police officer assigned duties such as enforcement of the minimum drinking age of 21, in the new fiscal year.

April 29, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


A ‘fractured’ fairy tale

Mical Whitaker's latest production for the Statesboro Youth Theatre uses famous fairy tale characters to tell a story about forgiveness.

April 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


After historic arguments, court to rule on same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON - Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday in historic arguments at the Supreme Court. But Kennedy's record on the issue could give encouragement to gay and lesbian couples.

April 28, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local


Baltimore on edge

BALTIMORE - Baltimore was a city on edge Tuesday as hundreds of National Guardsmen patrolled the streets against unrest for the first time since 1968, hoping to prevent another outbreak of rioting.

April 28, 2015 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS and DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press | Local


Confederate soldier remembered

For Confederate Memorial Day, Mike Mull told the Bulloch County Historical Society about a local soldier, Hiram Bland, whose death in a Union prisoner of war camp took on aspects of a 19th century gothic horror story.

April 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


An agritourist magnet in Bulloch County

Hunter Cattle Company didn't start out to be a magnet for agritourism, but it didn't start out to be an award-winning natural-fed meat business, either.

April 28, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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