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Homecoming for new priest at St. Matthew

Father Brett Brannen did something that no other priest assigned to pastor St. Matthew Catholic Church in Statesboro has ever done before. He grew up here.

July 23, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


School Board looking at new voting districts

The Bulloch County Board of Education is discussing the best way to reapportion five of its eight voting districts after population growth reflected in the 2010 Census made the districts out of compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Board is required by the state to submit a draft reapportionment plan by Aug. 15.

July 23, 2011 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Where were you on 9/11?

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was sleeping about 9 that morning when I received a call from a reporter at The Times in Gainesville, Ga., to turn on the TV. I was the metro editor at the then Gannett-owned newspaper, but we were waiting for a new chief editor to start in two weeks, so I was the acting editor.

July 23, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


What's being discharged into the Ogeechee River?

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization is considering legal action against the Georgia Environmental Protection Division due to possible lack of enforcement regarding wastewater dumped into the Ogeechee River by a Screven County textiles plant.

July 23, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bell Road man charged in abuse of elderly father

An elderly man sent to the emergency room Wednesday for bruises and a black eye told Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies his son caused the injuries.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New Bulloch County teachers undergo orientation

Friday provided an unofficial first day of school for Bulloch County's newest educators.

July 22, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Statesboro Police Department not recertified

Due to documentation issues, the Statesboro Police Department was denied recertification for a voluntary accreditation with the Georgia Chief's Law Enforcement Certification, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local man charged with arson

Statesboro Police arrested a man Friday they said is responsible for a series of intentionally-set fires on the north side of town.

July 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BA names new leader

A nine-year veteran of teaching and working as an administrator at Bulloch Academy, Leisa Houghton was named recently the head of school for the 2011-12 school year.

July 22, 2011 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia's videotaped execution sets new precedent

ATLANTA - The video camera that recorded the execution of a Georgia death row inmate did more than give attorneys an account of the man's reaction to a new lethal injection drug. Death penalty experts say it could also lead to a flurry of new legal moves seeking more public access to secretive death chambers.

July 22, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Man charged with child molestation

A boy's recent disclosure during counseling sessions regarding a long-term series of molestation incidents led to a Newington man's arrest Wednesday on aggravated child molestation charges and more, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Investigator Jared Akins.

July 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police seek TV theft suspects

Police are seeking three men who simply walked out of a local retail store with shopping carts full of TVs and a computer last week.

July 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia execution delayed

JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia prison officials on Wednesday delayed the execution of a death row inmate who would have been the subject of the nation's first videotaped execution in nearly two decades.

July 20, 2011 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local


Alabama still collecting tax for Confederate vets

MOUNTAIN CREEK, Ala. - The last of the more than 60,000 Confederate veterans who came home to Alabama after the Civil War died generations ago, yet residents are still paying a tax that supported the neediest among them.

July 20, 2011 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Local


Averitt Center starts after school program

The Averitt Center for the Arts will offer an after school program this year for children with an emphasis on art, literature, music and theater.

July 20, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


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UPDATE: 2 students, school bus driver taken to EGRMC after crash

Two students and a Bulloch County school bus driver were taken to a hospital Thursday after the bus collided with a tractor-trailer rig carrying a ...

March 29, 2018 | From Staff Reports | Local


City District 5 qualifying ends with 3 running

No additional candidates signed up Wednesday morning, the final half day of qualifying for the May 22 special election to Statesboro City Council in District ...

March 28, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Another student arrested for threats

A fourth grade student was arrested Wednesday morning after telling another student he would shoot her.

March 28, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Now 3 candidates in District 5 Council race

Two more candidates qualified Tuesday for the May 22 special election to fill the vacant District 5 seat on Statesboro City Council.

March 27, 2018 | | Local


Requests for more school cops heard

As the Bulloch County Schools conduct a series of forums on school safety, one of the suggestions heard most often is that police officers, called ...

March 27, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Low health scores in South

A new ranking of the healthiest U.S. communities puts eight Georgia counties in the top 500, with the highest being Forsyth County, at No ...

March 27, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Another student arrested for threats

Monday, Bulloch County Sheriff's School Resource Officer Ross Newman arrested a 12-year-old sixth grade Southeast Bulloch Middle School student for making a threat against ...

March 27, 2018 | | Local


One candidate so far for Council District 5

Only one candidate, Derek Duke, signed up and paid the fee Monday during the first day of qualifying for the May 22 special election to ...

March 26, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


2 found with drugs in vacant home

A deputy answering a suspicious vehicle call Friday caught two people trespassing in a vacant home, where they were found with illegal drugs.

March 26, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Chicken Salad Chick earns company honors

When Chicken Salad Chick franchise owners Kelly and Tim Paslawski selected Statesboro as the city to open their third restaurant, they did everything right. They ...

March 26, 2018 | | Local


Darron Burnette given Blanchard Leadership Award

Synovus, the Columbus, Georgia-based financial services company, recently announced the winners of its annual Chairman's Awards. Darron Burnette, Synovus' Statesboro-based division CEO, received the ...

March 26, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


The 'Michelangelo' of politics

YOUNG HARRIS - A governor and senator, friend and counselor to presidents, Zell Miller walked the marbled halls of American power. He was remembered more simply ...

March 26, 2018 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


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


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