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High Hope volunteers help keep GSU's Botanical Garden beautiful

Every Wednesday at noon, a group of volunteers comes to Georgia Southern Botanical Garden to help keep the grounds looking good for visitors. The Garden relies on volunteers to help with maintenance, plant sales, and festivals, but this group of volunteers is special: they come from High Hope, a facility in Statesboro for people with mental retardation and developmental disability (MRDD).

July 05, 2007 | BY STELLA STEWART Georgia Southern Botanical Garden Intern | Local


Communications drill to be held Saturday to practice in the event of an emergency

Amateur radio operators around the country, including locally in Bulloch County, will be taking part in a communications drill to practice in the event of a natural or manmade disaster.

July 05, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Bridge near Portal reopened after emergency repair

Emergency repairs to the bridge over Upper Lotts Creek on U.S. 80 west of Portal were completed Wednesday afternoon and the road reopened to traffic.

July 05, 2007 | By HOLLI BRAGG DEAL | Local


City adopts FY 2008 budget

The Statesboro City Council approved the city's budget for the upcoming fiscal year at their meeting Tuesday night following a discussion of the potential impact of funding from Bulloch County for the unincorporated fire tax district.

July 04, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Budget cuts would mean less road maintenance

Roads budget history

July 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch County Commission to hold hearing to gather input on the proposed budget

This evening, Bulloch County citizens will have the opportunity to review the county budget and offer input and opinions. Likely some will also offer views on Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch's recommendation to commissioners that taxes be increased to accommodate county needs.

July 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch rec tries to balance services with budget

Note: This is the second of a three-day series looking more in depth at Bulloch County's proposed budget and a possible tax increase.

July 04, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Local


Zoo Atlanta adopts orangutan orphan from Fort Wayne zoo

ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta is adopting an 8-month-old orphan orangutan from an Indiana children's zoo, officials said Tuesday.

July 04, 2007 | Associated Press | Local


Council expected to adopt budget tonight

The proposed budget does not include a tax increase and the city will roll back the millage rate later in the year to account for the property reevaluations done last year.

July 03, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Pennsylvania man steals tires off of two cars in Statesboro

A Pennsylvania man found an alternative to buying tires for his car, according to police. He came to Statesboro and stole them from similar vehicles parked at local businesses.

July 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


U.S. circumcision rate drops; immigration and attitude shifts are cited

SAN FRANCISCO - On the eighth day of her son's life, Julia Query welcomed friends and family to celebrate his birth and honor their Jewish heritage.

July 03, 2007 | By RACHEL KONRAD Associated Press Writer | Local


Balancing dollars and sense: County's sheriff works to provide services with funds available

While most Bulloch County government department heads handle one budget, Sheriff Lynn Anderson juggles four different budgets - for the Bulloch County Jail, the Sheriff's Department, Courthouse Security and the Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team.

July 03, 2007 | By HOLLI BRAGG DEAL | Local


Metter High pays tribute to former principal Chester Williams

Members of the Metter High Class of 1966 paid tribute to their beloved principal, Chester Williams of Statesboro, during a special tree dedication ceremony in the MHS Commons on Wednesday, June 6, at 5:30 p.m. More than 60 classmates, local officials, family and friends attended the event.

July 02, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Don’t toss that old computer!

In an effort to reduce the amount of dangerous elements found in electronic equipment making its way to landfills, Keep Bulloch Beautiful will be hosting an electronics recycling event on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30.

July 01, 2007 | Luke Martin | Local


Herald advertising department earns 12 GPA awards

The Statesboro Herald's advertising department won 12 awards at the 2007 Georgia Press Association's Advertising Conference held recently in North Georgia.

July 01, 2007 | | Local


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An early, encouraging glimpse of 2015 Georgia health insurance rates

At least three health insurers plan to offer insurance statewide in Georgia's exchange for 2015.

July 04, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Police: Dad sent nude photos while boy sat in car

MARIETTA, Ga. - A Georgia man who police say intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the day his son died and had looked at websites that advocated against having children, a detective testified Thursday.

July 03, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


All workers safe after blaze in Great Dane's Statesboro plant

A fire Thursday afternoon at Statesboro's Great Dane plant resulted in no major injuries, but four firefighters suffered minor heat exhaustion as the blaze added to already steaming temperatures.

July 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro’s Firecracker Fest promises explosive fun for the Fourth

Mill Creek Regional Park will be bustling with activity today during the 2014 Firecracker Fest, featuring family entertainment, games and, of course, fireworks.

July 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police: Man uses air-conditioner wires to light cigarette

Police arrested a man Wednesday they said snatched wires out of an air conditioner, then plugged the bare wires into a wall socket in order to light a cigarette.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Statesboro man fired shots at several people in Brooklet

A Statesboro man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after deputies say he fired shots at his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in her Brooklet yard, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Arthur approaches N.Carolina; vacationers head out

RODANTHE, N.C. - Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of the state's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks.

July 03, 2014 | By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Local


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


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