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Splash wraps up solid summer

With any luck, this weekend's rain won't dampen the last weekend Splash in the Boro is open.

September 18, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


'Love' fest at Mill Creek

It was truly a "Love Fest" Friday at Mill Creek Elementary. In a morning assembly, all the students, faculty and staff paid tribute to one of their own, Janice Love, as they crowned her "Queen for the Day."

September 17, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Langston Chapel Middle failed to meet AYP standards

Forty-five students to date have transferred out of Langston Chapel Middle School.

September 16, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Traffic stop reveals possible "rolling meth lab"

An early-morning traffic stop led to an hours-long ordeal when Statesboro Police found a possible "rolling meth lab" in a white Cadillac.

September 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Schools are running smoothly despite construction work

Teachers and students are busy and down to the business of teaching and learning even though many schools have had construction disruptions to deal with. That's the report from Superintendent Dr. Lewis Holloway, having visited all the schools at least once since school began.

September 15, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


Man arrested on felony peeping tom charges

September 14, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Britt qualifies for reelection

September 14, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Willow Hill School Reunion Celebrates the Past and Prepares for the Future

Alumni and friends of Willow Hill School in Portal will be gathering on the grounds of Willow Hill Saturday and Sunday for a reunion.

September 14, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Kiwanis Club permitted to hold fair parade through downtown Statesboro

Statesboro Police Chief Stan York gave the Statesboro Kiwanis Club the OK Thursday to hold the annual fair parade through downtown Statesboro, presenting the parade permit to club president Horace Harrell and fair chairman Darrell Colson.

September 14, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Honoring Brooklet’s Dr. Emory Bohler

September 13, 2007 | | Local


Local woman wins national beauty pageant

Statesboro has its own nationally crowned beauty queen.

September 13, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Wanted man captured after being Tasered

A man wanted by law enforcement fled Wednesday when he saw a Bulloch County Sheriff's investigator, and was captured when another sheriff's official deployed a Taser.

September 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Woman takes bite of crime

A fight over a man ended up with one woman jailed and the other taken to the hospital for injuries including bite wounds, sheriff's official said.

September 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fishing for Heritage rodeo to be held September 8

A children's fishing rodeo, "Fishing For Heritage," sponsored by the Portal Heritage Society, Inc. will get under way Saturday, Sept. 8, at Margaret Tankersley's pond on U.S. 25 North (look for signs).

September 13, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Home Depot says supply division being sold for reduced price of $8.5B, deal to close Thursday

ATLANTA - The Home Depot Inc. said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its wholesale distribution business to private equity groups for $8.5 billion - about $1.8 billion less than originally agreed.

September 12, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


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Bulloch schools CRCT testing set to begin Monday

Bulloch County Schools students in third through eighth grade will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests beginning Monday and ending April 9.

March 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch HR managers struggle to fill technical jobs

Human resources pros at major Bulloch County employers, including Georgia Southern University as well as industries such as Viracon, report difficulty finding qualified people for mechanical and technical jobs and certain other specialized work.

March 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Attorney: Police violated own standard procedure in Rackley Street shooting

A Georgia Press Association attorney says the Statesboro Police Department violated its own procedure on incident reporting when officers failed to include key details in a report about an officer-involved shooting in October.

March 29, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Bulloch schools get $4M boost

The Bulloch County Schools will receive $4 million more in state funding next school year than they have this year, Chief Financial Officer Troy Brown showed the Board of Education in a preliminary report Thursday.

March 28, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Hudson Powell golf tournament set for October

The first Hudson Powell Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 10, at Forest Heights Country Club. It will benefit students interested in pursuing a career in dentistry.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Komen Coastal Georgia awards more than $87K to Bulloch agencies

Two Bulloch County agencies have been awarded more than $80,000 in grants from Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia Affiliate.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Swing into Spring canceled

Swing into Spring has been canceled because of inclement weather, according to the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Altrusa Statesboro donates books to children in need

In just four years, the Altrusa Statesboro has distributed 12,000 books to local children who often have no access to books at home.

March 28, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ga. soldier convicted of killing pregnant wife

An Army soldier accused of strangling his pregnant wife so he could pocket $500,000 in benefit money was convicted Thursday by a military judge in a case that hinged on dueling medical experts who couldn't agree on how the woman died.

March 27, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Brooklet-area horse missing

A local woman hopes someone has seen her lost horse, Buddy, who spooked and fled just minutes after arriving at his new home.

March 27, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


All candidates confirmed for Monday debate

With less than two months before the May 20 primary election, five Republican candidates vying for the right to challenge a formidable incumbent Democratic congressman will kick off a series of debates Monday in Statesboro.

March 27, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


‘Swing into Spring’ Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 13th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5-9 p.m. today at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 27, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Scouts restore flagpole veteran lost to vandals

One Saturday morning last November, Leland Riggs, 97, a veteran of the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal, was surprised and saddened to find his American flag and its 20-foot pole missing from his front yard. A landmark to neighbors, Riggs' lighted flag is flying again through the efforts of Boy Scouts of Troop 342.

March 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police: 2 fraudulent checks cashed at banks

One person cashed two fraudulent checks for more than $9,000 total, and another person tried to cash one for more than $1,900, Statesboro police said.

March 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Local foundation’s grants fund twists on teaching

Ten mini-grants will buy a total of six iPads at three Bulloch County schools, enable cartoon-based learning on two campuses and fund a Georgia history field trip, a lunchtime book club, a school play, a motivational speaker and the Whoville Shopping Village.

March 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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