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Day two of Serna trial - witnesses testify, attorney suggests drug demonstration

A Georgia Southern University associate professor accused of aggravated sodomy took the stand Tuesday during the second day of trial. Dr. Juan Serna denied forcing himself on a male student, stating the sex was consensual, and shocked prosecutors when he agreed to sniff a drug he admitted using during the sexual encounter that took place in April, 2006.

February 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sunday accident leaves two GSU students dead

A Georgia Southern University student remains in critical condition Monday after an accident Sunday afternoon that left two others dead, said Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper David H. Averitt.

February 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Accuser testifies on day one of Serna trial

A man accusing a Georgia Southern University associate professor of sexual assault testified in court Monday, telling jurors Dr. Juan Serna used amyl nitrite, also known as "Amsterdam poppers," to coerce him into having sex.

February 12, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Early voting begins in Statesboro

Monday was the first day of early voting for the Presidential primaries and traffic at the Bulloch County courthouse was steady. By noon, 24 people had cast their vote and by 4 p.m., another 90 had cast ballots, totaling 114 for the day, with another hour remaining.

February 12, 2008 | Phil Boyum | Local


GSU to purchase Campus Courtyard apartment complex

Georgia Southern University has announced plans to buy Campus Courtyard Apartments, a 149 two- and four-bedroom apartment and townhome community located at 1707 Chandler Avenue in Statesboro.

February 12, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro receives wireless network grant

Statesboro is one step closer to having wireless Internet throughout the city now that it has been awarded a grant from the Wireless Communities Georgia (WCG) program. Governor Sonny Perdue announced Wednesday that Statesboro was selected to receive $323,298 for a city wide WiMAX wireless network.

February 10, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Primary voting in Bulloch begins Monday

Bulloch County voters anxious to get a jump on the Feb. 5 Georgia Presidential Primary can begin casting their ballots Monday.

February 10, 2008 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Investigation finds no wrong doing on Vera Lane road improvements

An investigation has cleared three Bulloch County employees from any wrongdoing regarding road work performed on a portion of Vera Lane, a remote dirt road stretching between Ga. 46 and U.S. 301 South.

February 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


COST program at GSU helps freshmen make college transition

It is billed as a "one-stop shop" for freshmen in the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology (COST) at Georgia Southern University.

February 09, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sylvania woman pulled from burning home, airlifted to Augusta

A Sylvania woman was airlifted to Augusta early Thursday after firefighters pulled her from a burning home and revived her, police reports said.

February 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Billy Hickman named 2007 Business Leader of the Year

After being named the 2007 Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year at a banquet Thursday, local accounting firm partner Billy Hickman appeared quite surprised.

February 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Educational Talent Search Day at GSU is Saturday

Students and parents from five area high schools will converge at Georgia Southern University Saturday for this year's Educational Talent Search Day. Designed to prepare students for life after high school, ETS Day expects to receive 250 students and parents during the day.

February 08, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Flames rise high during fire department training session

The Kmart parking lot was a hot place Wednesday night as the Statesboro Fire Department held a live fire training session. Around 40 onlookers watched flames shoot 30 feet in the air as the SFD conducted a class on handling pressurized container emergencies.

February 08, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Cornel West speaks at Georgia Southern

Cornel West, a provocative public intellectual and a champion for racial justice, spoke to an overflow crowd of nearly 1,500 at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center Tuesday evening. West explored the words and actions of Martin Luther King, Jr., quoting Socrates, the Bible, Dr. King and even current hip hop lyrics to convey the importance of King's dream in the world today. "Brother Martin's greatness was in his depth of love for people," West told the crowd. "His dream is a dream of hope, and don't confuse hope with optimism. There is work to ...

February 07, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Boro Snapshot - Are college students more involved in this presidential election?

Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 2 and 5. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

February 07, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


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Georgia Southern basketball player arrested

A Georgia Southern basketball standout and a teammate who just graduated have been arrested on drug and weapons charges after investigators executed a search warrant at a Statesboro apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Child rape case leaves mysteries

Matthew Coniglio's Pooler home held a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thumb drives.

July 02, 2014 | By MITCH WEISS, RAY HENRY and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County Commission to hold workshop, public hearing

Bulloch County commissioners will meet next Tuesday for a workshop session before a public hearing regarding the proposed fiscal 2015 county budget.

July 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Cheshire steps in as interim Statesboro city manager

Robert Cheshire, Statesboro's city engineer for more than 15 years, has officially begun his service as interim city manager, after last week's public falling out over alleged private meetings ended in City Council firing City Manager Frank Parker.

July 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Ahead of July 4th, a tropical storm off Florida

SAVANNAH - With the July Fourth weekend on the horizon, the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm plodded off Florida's coast Tuesday, though Arthur wasn't yet spooking too many in the storm's potential path.

July 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia nursing homes in arrears may lose Medicaid

Nursing homes and other medical providers that owe money to a Georgia health agency now face a repayment timetable that could lead to their being cut off from the government Medicaid program.

July 01, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


University System of Georgia changes gay couples' benefits

ATLANTA - Married same-sex couples will get tax benefits equal to heterosexual couples through a retirement plan offered by the University System of Georgia, following a Monday vote by the system's governing board.

June 30, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Summer weather cooperating with Bulloch County farmers – so far

If the current weather patterns continue through the summer, Bulloch County farmers could see a positive year.

June 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Obama lauds former CEO as right choice to fix VA

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sought to turn the page Monday on a humiliating chapter in the history of the Veterans Affairs Department, tapping former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the sprawling agency.

June 30, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Local


Statesboro native puts on 'World's Largest Kids Fishing Rodeo'

Statesboro native and former superintendent of schools Dr. Billy Bice and his wife, Florence Ann, retired to St. Simons Island several years ago. Shortly after moving there, he purchased a 22-foot Pathfinder bay boat and began Billy Bee Charters. Billy caters to families, but the focus is on children.

June 30, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Man shot in leg during Statesboro robbery attempt

A man shot Sunday night at The Lodge Apartments is recovering while police continue to seek information on the armed robbery attempt.

June 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Promises made, promises broken’

The track record of Georgia, and several other states, on voting rights is reason enough for Congress to restore protections of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down by a Supreme Court decision last year, according to the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson.

June 30, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Early voting in Bulloch set to begin on Monday

It's time to vote again.

June 30, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


New options at Ogeechee Tech

For Ogeechee Technical College's students - and its most recent graduates - the college's achievement of full regional accreditation will open more options for continuing their education at four-year colleges and universities.

June 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Georgia schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.

June 27, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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