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17-year-old charged with molestation

A 17-year-old resident of Joseph's Home for Boys was jailed last week on child molestation charges after investigators determined he sexually assaulted another resident, sheriff's officials said.

December 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SEB named top achieving school

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox recently named Southeast Bulloch High School a Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement – one of 23 schools statewide to receive the award.

December 23, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Are toy recalls affecting the holidays?

Although hundreds of toys have been recalled this year due to lead paint concerns or choking hazards, the shelves in retail and specialty toy stores remain full. But one never knows when a toy will be recalled for one reason or another, and no one knows this better than Statesboro resident Deanna Hughes.

December 23, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Georgia Southern holds graduation ceremonies

Trey Carter quoted country legend June Carter Cash Friday as he encouraged graduates to follow their hearts. Carter, president and CEO of Acadia Healthcare, spoke during the 1 p.m. ceremony at Hanner Fieldhouse .

December 22, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro Christmas Festival 2007

December 22, 2007 | Photos by Scott Bryant/Herald staff & Video by Stewart Davis/Herald staff | Local


Collins named new Bulloch Co. Commission clerk

Marcia Collins was named as the new Bulloch County Commission clerk Tuesday during the regular Bulloch County Commissioners meeting. Collins will replace Evelyn Wilson, who will retire as of Dec. 31.

December 21, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Coin toss decides contract

In an unusual turn of events, the City Council on Tuesday was forced to determine which contractor was awarded the bid for the West Grady Street Culvert Replacement project by flipping a coin.

December 20, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Police: 16-year-old stabs another 16-year-old

A Statesboro teen remains in critical condition after a stabbing Saturday night. Another teen is behind bars on several charges an more may be pending, police said.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two survive ejection during crash near Portal

A man and woman ejected from a vehicle in a Monday evening crash suffered serious visible injuries, according to reports.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ga. Speaker of the House speaks in Statesboro

Last Wednesday, Georgia Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson was hosted by the Statesboro Chamber of Commerce to discuss the speaker's tax reform plan - GREAT. Standing for Georgia's Repeal of Every Ad valorem Tax, the speaker's plan calls for the elimination of all property taxes in favor of an expansion of the sales tax - without an increase in the sales tax rate.

December 20, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Longtime leader Tappy Roesel passes away

Friends and others whose lives she touched remember Tappy Roesel as "dignified," "kind" and as a delightful woman dedicated to improving her community.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Restaurant Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in October and November by the Bulloch County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. All eating establishments are located in Statesboro, except where noted. To view all restaurant scores, visit www.bullochhealthdepartment.com.

December 20, 2007 | | Local


Time Saver #17 target of armed robbery

A convenience store with a history of being targeted by armed robbers was hit again Sunday, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's reports.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County to form own fire department

Bulloch County Commissioners voted Tuesday to end an agreement between the county and the City of Statesboro regarding fire services. The Statesboro Fire Department currently serves county residents living within a five-mile radius of the city limits, and Bulloch County currently funds 25 percent of the city fire department budget.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Happy 96th, Chester Williams!

The Snooky's faithful were out in full force Tuesday morning to celebrate the 96th birthday of Snook-PAC's most-favored and long-standing member, Chester Williams.

December 20, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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Statesboro-area churches help children, families prepare for school

In less than a month, yellow buses will resume their routes and the first bell will ring for the new school year.

July 10, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Guyton man who was missing is found, arrested

SPRINGFIELD - What began as a search for a missing Effingham County man Sunday ended with the man found safe, and then criminally charged, Tuesday night.

July 09, 2014 | By PAUL FLOECKHER Effingham Herald | Local


Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market confirmed for Statesboro's Market District

A city planning board meeting involving a "grocery store" beginning to be built at Brampton Avenue and Fair Road was underway when a reporter's cellphone, neglectfully left on, rang. It was Wal-Mart Stores Inc. calling to confirm that the 41,000-square-foot supermarket will be a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market.

July 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office employee arrested

An employee of the Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office was arrested Tuesday on theft and other charges after evidence showed she took more than $3,000 in citation money, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men charged with drug offenses, animal cruelty in Statesboro

Two men were jailed Monday on animal cruelty and drug charges after officers discovered injured dogs, cocaine, marijuana and "Molly," a drug similar to Ecstasy, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Couch proposes cautious Bulloch County budget

While revenues are slightly up and the economy appears to be improving, Bulloch County commissioners are still making conservative budget decisions.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gov. Deal pushes for clinical drug trials of marijuana derivative

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.

July 08, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Sylvania woman, 27, dies in wreck

Editor's note: Because of incorrect information supplied, the time of the wreck and the location from which the victim was returning were incorrect in a brief that appeared in Wednesday's newspaper. The entire brief, with the correct information, appears below.

July 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Investigation of Statesboro City Council begins

The investigation ordered by Statesboro City Council into whether a majority of council members met in potentially illegal private meetings with former City Manager Frank Parker or City Attorney Alvin Leaphart began Tuesday at 11 a.m.

July 08, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2nd defendant pleads in 2013 murder of Statesboro man

A woman charged in the "hit style" murder of her mother's husband has accepted a plea bargain.

July 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven County celebrates groundbreaking for yarn mill

SYLVANIA - The flag of India flew beside those of Georgia and the United States at the Screven County Industrial Park as Gov. Nathan Deal joined in breaking ground Monday for ShriVallabh Pittie Group's $70 million yarn spinning plant, expected to create 250 jobs.

July 07, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk Common Core

Editor's note: This is the third of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue.

July 06, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Perdue, Kingston talk taxes

Editor's note: This is the second of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue. Part three will run in Tuesday's print edition of the Statesboro Herald.

July 05, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Should teachers be armed?

School superintendents in Bulloch and Evans counties say they prefer to rely on law enforcement response instead of arming teachers or other school employees. But now that state law allows it, school officials in Effingham County might take a look.

July 05, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Rising tide of debt, tough job market hurting college grads

The cost to attend college has risen sharply over the years. Not surprisingly, so has the number of college graduates with large amounts of debt.

July 05, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON and JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Interns | Local


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