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County passes SPLOST, TAD

Tax on the dollar in Bulloch County will remain at seven percent after a landslide vote Tuesday to continue the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).

November 08, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lewis re-elected to council

With just enough votes to avoid a runoff, Incumbent City Councilman Gary Lewis overcame the challenges of three others Tuesday, and was reelected to a fourth term on Statesboro City Council.

November 08, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bye-bye, blue laws

Both Statesboro and Bulloch County said goodbye Tuesday night to blue laws as referendums for Sunday alcohol sales passed. For Statesboro voters, the Sunday sales referendum passed with flying colors for both package and restaurant sales. The vote for package sales in Statesboro was 772 to 558, while votes for restaurant sales were 749 to 548.

November 08, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Veterans honored with program

A man who helped build a military hospital that once treated General George S. Patton will speak Friday during the annual Veteran's Day program at the Emma Kelley Theater in the Averitt Center for the Arts.

November 08, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 armed robberies in 2 days at GSU

A man was shot in the finger Sunday night during an armed robbery near Georgia Southern University's Paulson Stadium. Less than 24 hours later, a man was robbed at gunpoint on a jogging trail near GSU's Recreation Activity Center.

November 07, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Early voting indicates light turnout

If Statesboro and Bulloch County residents participate in city and county elections this year, the overwhelming majority will do so today at the polls.

November 07, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Shooting victim refuses to prosecute

A night of violence at a downtown nightspot ended with one man suffering a gunshot wound to the leg.

November 07, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Our Views - SPLOST keeps taxes low, services high

This past Tuesday, middle school students from Langston Chapel and William James played tennis matches against area rival schools on the courts of the Mill Creek Tennis Center. It was the first day the 10-court complex was open to public play and offered a clear example of benefits our community reaps from funds collected through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).

November 06, 2011 | | Local


Our Views - Sunday sales will help local businesses

Voters will decide Tuesday if the sale of alcohol will be allowed in Bulloch County on Sundays. The question of allowing beer and wine sales in convenience and grocery stores is on the ballot in Statesboro, Brooklet, Portal and the county. City of Statesboro voters have the additional question of allowing restaurants to sell beer, wine and liquor on Sundays.

November 06, 2011 | | Local


Council hopefuls make final push

Candidates vying to become the City Council representative for Statesboro's District 2 are nothing if not confident heading into the week of Election Day.

November 05, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Citizens to decide Sunday sales Tuesday

Citizens not voting for representation in Statesboro's city election still have reason to visit the polls Tuesday.

November 04, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


First Baptist to dedicate sanctuary

It is not often that an established church with a 129-year history gets to experience the excitement of a brand new sanctuary, but the congregation of the First Baptist Church in Statesboro will do just that Sunday, when it worships for the first time in its new 41,000-square-foot worship center.

November 04, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cosmic bust nets cache of spice

An investigation into the illegal sale of synthetic marijuana products led to the arrests Wednesday of four people and the seizure of more than $90,000 in illicit drugs and paraphernalia at a Statesboro business.

November 03, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Penny tax on the ballot

Bulloch County residents who vote Tuesday will decide whether to continue a tax based on retail sales that funds improvements to county assets.

November 03, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police gas apartment; no one was home

Acting on tips from an informant, Statesboro Police SWAT and other officers surrounded an apartment Thursday and fired several rounds of gas containers through doors and windows, seeking a burglary suspect they thought were inside.

November 03, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Bulloch County receives Firehouse Subs grant

Bulloch County firefighters soon will have new specialized rescue equipment, thanks to a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

October 25, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Red Hats help century celebration

At a time when gas cost four cents per gallon and the average cost of a new car was $360, local resident Maxine Dickey Anvik ...

October 25, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Cooperville death ruled a homicide

The death of a woman whose body was found Tuesday in a burned Screven County mobile home was ruled a homicide.

October 25, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


ESPLOST town hall meeting Thursday

The Bulloch County Board of Education has transformed its regular work session scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday into a town hall meeting about ...

October 24, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


GBI, Screven sheriff’s department investigate body found in burned home

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents, along with Screven County sheriff's investigators, are looking into the death of a woman whose body was found in ...

October 24, 2017 | | Local


Bo Ginn Fish hatchery set to reopen near Millen

Although the Bo Ginn Fish Hatchery has been idle for many years, the Georgia Southern Department of Biology will soon put it to use to ...

October 24, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sniffing out the bad guys

Law enforcement K9s and their handlers honed their skills Tuesday as the National Narcotics Dog Detector Association (NNDDA) held an annual certification exercise in Bulloch ...

October 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Scare on the Square returns Saturday

The event now known as Zaxby's Scare on the Square in recognition of a major sponsor will haunt and enliven Bulloch County's Courthouse ...

October 24, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Meeting on emergency shelters is tonight

Bulloch VOAD and Bulloch EMA are hosting a Shelter presentation featuring Daniel Pitchford on behalf of DHS and ESF-6 with Chris Baker from American Red ...

October 24, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro mayoral candidates stake out positions

The three candidates placed different things first when asked during Monday evening's forum to name two accomplishments they would like to be noted for ...

October 23, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Man is attacked near Park Place Apartments in Statesboro

Statesboro police are investigating an attack Saturday afternoon that sent the victim to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

October 23, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Dental healthcare thriving in Statesboro

The healthcare market in Statesboro continues to be very strong. Over the past few years there has continued to be extraordinary growth in all sectors ...

October 23, 2017 | | Local


Boro SHRM earns 'Best Project' award

The Statesboro-Area SHRM chapter in Statesboro recently was awarded the "Best Project of the Year" by the SHRM Georgia State Council at the Council's ...

October 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal FFA wins area evaluation; teams advance to state

Portal Middle High School's National FFA Organization Chapter competed in the Area IV Meats Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) at Toombs County High School ...

October 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


The Lodge at Bethany receives 2 grants

The Lodge at Bethany, an Assisted Living Community that offers services in Traditional Assisted Living and Secured Mem ory Care Assisted Living, as well as ...

October 23, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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