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City makes offer for South Main bank building

Statesboro City Manager Frank Parker announced Wednesday the city's interest in purchasing a recently emptied bank building to serve as a site for a new courtroom and select court offices.

March 22, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


Drug agents arrest 3 on meth charges

Bulloch County drug agents arrested three on methamphetamine charges after seeing two of them "acting suspiciously" around several pharmacies in Statesboro early Thursday.

March 22, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man allegedly stabbed brother in side

A man stabbed in the side by his brother Sunday is in stable condition, but the brother remains in jail without bond.

March 22, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man arrested in assault

A night out at a bar ended badly when one man cut another man on the hand with a knife.

March 22, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAG | Local


Ruling on Ogeechee suit upsets Riverkeeper

An Atlanta judge ruled Tuesday that the Ogeechee Riverkeeper has no standing to bring a case about the Ogeechee River.

March 21, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


3 arrested on meth charges

A tip sent Bulloch County drug agents to a Brannen Street home Tuesday, where they arrested three on methamphetamine charges.

March 21, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Swing into Spring

The annual parade of athletes followed by a fireworks display will kick off the recreation department's baseball, softball and soccer seasons Friday at Mill Creek Park.

March 21, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Local


State releases list of ‘focus' schools in need of improvement

The Georgia Department of Education identified a pair of Bulloch County schools on a list released Tuesday of 156 schools that need to address graduation rates and gaps in achievement between groups of students.

March 21, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


Legendary UGA Coach Vince Dooley visits Boro

Durelle Tuggle of Statesboro, left, gets books autographed for her sons by former University of Georgia head football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley at Sea Island Bank Tuesday. Tuggle was a student at Auburn University at the same time as Dooley's wife, Barbara, and when he was the freshmen football coach there.

March 20, 2012 | | Local


Tragedy strikes Brooklet family

Ronnie Schmidt worked for nearly a decade for Billy Hendrix at the Brooklet CITGO, which sits on the corner of the small town's one flashing light. From his vantage point, Ronnie saw, and was seen by, almost everyone.

March 19, 2012 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Council moves meeting to Wednesday

To accommodate councilmen's schedules and assure the attendance of a voting quorum, Statesboro City Council will wait one extra day this week before hosting a second scheduled meeting in March.

March 19, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


Deputies hunt home invasion suspect

A home invasion in Portal on Sunday left a victim physically unharmed, a stolen vehicle burned and a suspect at large.

March 19, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro author steps out of the 'Shadow'

Spring 2012 is proving to be a sunrise season for Tina Whittle. Just as the second of her Tai Randolph mysteries, "Darker Than Any Shadow," was released by Poisoned Pen Press earlier this month, the first, "The Dangerous Edge of Things" garnered her a Georgia Author of the Year nomination.

March 17, 2012 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


iGot '12 is Tuesday

Volunteers for Ogeechee Technical College will renew a yearly effort this week, taking to the phones and streets in an attempt to collect funds supporting students and programs of the school.

March 17, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU men's basketball coach Charlton Young's NCAA bracket

(Updated at the end of play Sunday night.) Herald Sports Editor Noell Barnidge spoke with Georgia Southern men's basketball head coach Charlton Young on Tuesday night and got C.Y.'s picks for the 2012 NCAA Basketball Tounament. At the end of the first weekend of play, C.Y. had correctly picked a few surprising upsets. But his selections of Wichita State and Florida State to make the Final Four, combined with Missouri's early exit and the fall of Notre Dame resulted in a splash of red on his bracket. And Duke's shocking loss to Lehigh didn ...

March 17, 2012 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


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No new babies for endangered right whales

SAVANNAH - The winter calving season for critically endangered right whales is ending without a single newborn being spotted off the southeast U.S. coast, a ...

March 26, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Legislators focus on paper ballots

ATLANTA - Thursday will mark the last day of Georgia's 40-day legislative session, and several bills, including proposals that would replace the state's 16-year-old ...

March 24, 2018 | By BEN NADLER and R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local


Election 2018 — Board of Education District 4

A parent and an educator, April Newkirk says she would bring advocacy for public education to the role if elected by District 4 as a ...

March 24, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Election 2018 — Board of Education District 4

As a candidate for Bulloch County Board of Education in District 4, Adrianne McCollar has made "Our children. Our community. Our future." her campaign slogan.

March 24, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


March for Our Lives 1 p.m. today at GSU

Georgia Southern University students have organized a March for Our Lives event for 1 p.m. Saturday on the Statesboro campus.

March 23, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


‘Speak Up for Education’ offers new format

The 2018 version of the Bulloch County Schools' long-established Speak Up for Education event offers a new format, with participants able to choose multiple sessions ...

March 23, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff's Foundation to hold Boston butt benefit

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is selling slow-roasted Boston butts to help fund various community programs.

March 23, 2018 | | Local


Former US Sen. Zell Miller dies

ATLANTA - As Georgia's governor, Zell Miller successfully championed selling lottery tickets to fund scholarships in a Bible belt state and lost a fight to ...

March 23, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Two shot in Twin City; one dead

A double shooting in Twin City Wednesday left one man dead and another hospitalized, said Emanuel County Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens.

March 22, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Democrats outraged over push to limit weekend voting

ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans want to limit early voting so that no county can offer it on both on a Saturday and a Sunday.

March 22, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local


iGot campaign hits new high for Ogeechee Tech

The amount that resolved on the screen during Thursday afternoon's iGot celebration, $406,790, represents a new cash record for the Ogeechee Technical College ...

March 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


More school safety forums Monday, Wednesday

Additional forums on school safety, open to all Bulloch County Schools students, parents, employees and community members, will be hosted by Statesboro High School on ...

March 22, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Council candidates need only 6 months residence

Candidates for Statesboro City Council, such as those who will qualify next week for the May 22 special election in District 5, need to have ...

March 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Council unmoved on special election: May 22

The date of Statesboro's special election for the vacant District 5 City Council seat remains May 22, after the remaining four council members declined ...

March 21, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Local churches to mark Holy Week

For the fifth consecutive year, a group of local ministers will hold a series of Midday Holy Week Worship events to bring people together throughout ...

March 21, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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