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Police: Portal man shoots home, sets it on fire

A Portal man first fired upon his home with a shotgun Saturday, then set it on fire, investigators said.

April 08, 2008 | | Local


Ellis Wood crew helps Effingham cleanup

A convoy of more than 100 Bulloch County volunteers traveled Saturday to Effingham County, joining others from across Southeast Georgia to help residents recover from tornado damage which occurred during a sweep of storms across the area March 16.

April 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG and PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Mike Bowen named Kiwanian of the Year

The Statesboro Kiwanis Club named longtime member and past president Mike Bowen as the 2007 Kiwanian of the Year during the club's anniversary celebration held in February.

April 07, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Easter Egg Dive held at Splash in the Boro bubble dome

April 06, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Dedication ceremony of Fred Fletcher Park held Friday

April 05, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Seven arrested in burglary ring

The recent arrest of two men finalized a months-long roundup of seven suspects investigators said were part of a burglary ring that stole copper and other items, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Capt. Todd Hutchens.

April 04, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Flag for USS Georgia stops in Bulloch

A Georgia state flag was on its 151st stop in a 159 county journey across the state when it visited Bullcoh County at the council annex on North Main Street Thursday. The flag will adorn the newly converted USS Georgia scheduled for a return to service ceremony on March 28. Accompanying the flag are proclamations and signatures from all 159 Georgia county commissions declaring their support for the men and women serving aboard the submarine.

April 04, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Plans advance for Streetscape downtown project

With Mayor Bill Hatcher out, Mayor Pro-tem Joe Brannen oversaw a relatively uneventful Statesboro City Council meeting earlier this week.

April 04, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


About 800 fourth graders attend water festival at GSU

About 800 fourth graders from the Ogeechee River basin descended upon Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Building for Winning Water: the 2008 Children's Water Festival.

April 03, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Severe weather possible in Bulloch area Wednesday

A line of storms similar to those that swept across Southeast Georgia Saturday is expected to head Bulloch County's way Wednesday afternoon and into the night. While the storms are not forecast to be as dangerous as the weekend weather that left two people dead in Georgia, officials urge area residents to monitor weather conditions.

April 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Banquet notes advance of black businesses in area

About 300 people came out on Saturday to participate in the third annual African American Business Owner's Coalition awards banquet. The event, held at the Russell Union Ballroom on the campus of Georgia Southern University, recognized the achievements of several prominent Statesboro business owners. It also offered information and motivation for economic and community development.

April 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


OTC names GOAL student

Laura "Molly" Bickerton, a radiologic technology student at Ogeechee Technical College, was named local winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) at a luncheon held Monday at Ogeechee Tech. The announcement was made by Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Tech.

April 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Whitesville spokesperson questions Bulloch Jail expansion at Commission meeting

Bulloch County Commissioners voted Tuesday to allow Bulloch County EMS to convey a surplus ambulance to Ogeechee Technical College for use in training EMTs.

April 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


After tornado, Atlanta officials assess damage

ATLANTA - With most of the city's downtown tourism infrastructure damaged by a tornado, officials are scrambling to make sure no upcoming conventions move to other cities.

April 01, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Portal Clyde's gets $25,000

Georgia Lottery retailer Clyde's Market in Portal received last week a $25,000 retailer incentive bonus for selling a Mega Millions jackpot ticket.

April 01, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Help us recognize Bulloch’s young leaders

In 2010, the Statesboro Herald conducted its first ever search to identify 20 Bulloch County residents under the age of 40 who are making a mark with professional success and community involvement. Since then, the Herald has recognized 101 folks under 40 who help make Statesboro and Bulloch County a better place to live.

March 08, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


Statesboro Police Department reorganizes patrol bureau

The Statesboro Police Department is reorganizing its patrol division, eliminating two vacant lieutenant positions to instead hire three additional patrol officers and a part-time secretary.

March 07, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro police invite public to town hall Tuesday

The Statesboro Police Department will hold a town hall community forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Emma Kelly Theater, giving residents a chance to talk directly with the department's command staff.

March 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia cites 3 Statesboro bars for allowing underage drinking

Georgia Department of Revenue agents cited three Statesboro bars last month for allowing underage patrons to drink alcohol. Two alcohol compliance checks conducted last month by revenue agents resulted in a number of violations where individuals were cited for infractions as well.

March 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Averitt Center youth choirs to stage international concert

Young vocalists from Bulloch and Evans counties will grace the Emma Kelly Theater stage Sunday with songs, both accompanied and a cappella, from all around the world.

March 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Pipeline’s proposed path through Screven County causes concern

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. A public hearing concerning the path of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline through Screven County is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Screven County Library, 106 S. Community Drive in Sylvania. The time was listed incorrectly in a front-page article Saturday.

March 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


American Diabetes Association kicks off Kiss-a-Pig Saturday

The largest diabetes awareness and fundraising campaign of the year for the American Diabetes Association, Kiss-a-Pig, launches on Saturday at 3 p.m. on the Main Stage on River Street in Savannah.

March 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘Speak Up’ reveals Bulloch County Schools’ plans for improvement

At this year's Speak Up for Education, some principals told parents how increased flexibility in how money is spent and teachers are assigned will be put to use in school improvement plans.

March 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Valdosta State, Ogeechee Tech sign articulation agreements

Ogeechee Technical College signed articulation agreements with Valdosta State University on Wednesday, simplifying student transition between the two institutions of higher education.

March 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County Sheriff's Office: Parking lot meth deal, smoking lead to arrests

A man and woman seen smoking methamphetamine in a convenience store parking lot ended up in jail on drug charges, while the small child with them was turned over to a grandparent, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police seek missing woman

Statesboro police are seeking a woman reported missing since Feb. 24.

March 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Wild Wing Café challenges Statesboro alcohol hearing standards

For the first time since Statesboro City Council resumed Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance hearings last fall, a business declined to plead guilty, instead challenging the way the ordinance is being applied.

March 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern University to host Healthcare Symposium

Georgia Southern University's Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health welcomes retired Army Maj. Gen. David Rubenstein, FACHE, to campus as the featured speaker for the Healthcare Symposium on Wednesday from 2-3:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro’s First Friday to feature grits and all else that’s green

First Friday will feature green foods, green drinks and green treats.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro Farmers Market’s volunteer leader receives rare DAR award

Debra Chester was recently recognized by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution for her extensive volunteer work with the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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