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New county clerk takes over

Maggie Fitzgerald, former public information officer for the City of Statesboro, stepped over to county government recently by accepting the position of Bulloch County clerk.

July 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Claxton to perform in Washington's Fourth of July parade

The nation's annual Independence Celebration held in Washington, D.C., is quite an event. Every Fourth of July, a parade heads down Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Street, and the 2008 celebration has a local participant: the Claxton High School band.

July 16, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, June 30, 2008

July 15, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


New SHS expected to open in January

When school starts back this fall, Statesboro High School students won't be attending classes in the new building, as previously expected. In order to ensure student and teacher safety and comfort, classes won't be held in the new facility until after Christmas holidays.

July 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


First meeting for new city manager

At Tuesday's Statesboro City Council meeting, a new man will take his seat as head administrator for the city.

July 15, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Six Flags ride still closed after death of teen

AUSTELL - Georgia officials ordered a popular roller coaster that hit and killed a teenager over the weekend to remain closed Monday.

July 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Portal Centennial Park dedicated, officially opens

About 100 people gathered Saturday morning for the Portal Centennial Park dedication, admiring the unique design and complimentary landscaping that transformed an overgrown wooded area into an attractive addition to the town.

July 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State issues findings on Statesboro election complaints

The Georgia State Election board ruled last week on four allegations of voter irregularities stemming from the Statesboro City Council election in November.

July 12, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, June 27, 2008

July 12, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


BOE members to run unopposed for reelection

In keeping with the theme for Bulloch County's partisan races, none of which were opposed, no one challenged any of four Bulloch County Board of Education members seeking reelection.

July 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Black bear spotted in Bulloch

Almost a year since a driver struck a black bear on Langston Chapel Road, citizens sighted another black bear - this time, trying to cross a busy highway on the west side of town.

July 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Clark Farm one stop on Kiwanis Club's annual farm tour

What's the difference between an organic tomato and a "regular" one? Members of the Statesboro Kiwanis Club found out Thursday and took home samples of the red, ripe organic tomatoes grown on Clark Farms near Portal.

July 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Judge Gates Peed's home burns after being struck by lightning

A storm rumbled through the Statesboro area the night of June 17, dropping precious rain on the area but also bringing tragedy to a family. Along with the life-giving rain came a lightning bolt that set the home of Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed on fire.

July 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, June 26, 2008

July 11, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


York: We must have public's trust

Statesboro Police Chief Stan York said the involvement of one of his officers in an auto theft ring was "disappointing" and he has implemented some departmental changes he believes will "discourage" other officers from going astray.

July 10, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Masked men rob Brampton Parker’s

Four men robbed a Brampton Avenue convenience store at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, and Statesboro police are seeking information on possible suspects.

June 10, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Sen. Isakson has Parkinson's; will run for new term

WASHINGTON - Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson has Parkinson's disease, but says the condition won't alter his decision to seek re-election in 2016 or his ability to serve if he wins a new term.

June 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Man sought for questioning in Sunday shooting

State agents are seeking the whereabouts of a man suspected of attacking another man in his home Sunday.

June 09, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jappy Stringer: 45 years of family service in Statesboro

Jappy Stringer's employees fixed one final flat tire Friday afternoon. Then, Stringer locked up around 5:30 and took in the U.S. flag he put up every morning outside his shop on Fair Road.

June 09, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Migos member pleads not guilty in jail fight

Kiari Kendall Cephus, a member of the rap group Migos who is being held without bond after police say they found guns and drugs in the group's vans during a concert in Statesboro in April, pled not guilty during an arraignment Monday to additional charges stemming from a fight in the Bulloch County Jail.

June 08, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Man shoots at vehicle with kids inside

A man who fired a shot at a car Thursday barely missed two children in the vehicle, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

June 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Swainsboro teen's boyfriend arrested for her murder

A teenager whose body was found Thursday in Swainsboro was killed by her boyfriend, according to Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports.

June 08, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Braswell's next step: Movie merchandising

The only thing better than enjoying the delicious smell of Braswell's Foods filling the air downtown and enjoying their incredible products is watching the continued and creative growth of this Statesboro staple.

June 08, 2015 | | Local


Metter seeks armed robbery suspect

Metter police are seeking information about the armed robbery of a convenience store on Southeast Broad Street early Saturday.

June 08, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Murder suspect pleads not guilty

A man charged with shooting two men - killing one and injuring the other - at a Statesboro apartment in February entered a plea of not guilty Monday during a plea calendar hearing.

June 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Commencement 2015

In three different commencement ceremonies at Hanner Fieldhouse last Saturday, May 30, high school seniors from Portal High School, Southeast Bulloch High School and Statesboro High School celebrated the end of their high school years and the beginning of their postgraduate lives.

June 07, 2015 | Staff members | Local


A YMCA in the Boro?

Bulloch County is home to more than 10,000 school-age children. By one provider's estimate, structured after-school programs exist for 2,000 to 3,000 of them.

June 06, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


A World War II love story: Memories of fallen husband remain strong

Standing in the kitchen of her southeast Bulloch County home, Eleanor Stark holds a photo of the last time she saw her husband alive.

June 06, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Cross not a burden for Pembroke man

A Pembroke man will walk around Statesboro next Saturday carrying a large orange cross to help a local family in need.

June 05, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


GSU apologizes for SHS grad lockout

About 80 people, including parents and other guests arriving shortly before the 3:30 p.m. start of the May 30 ceremony, were shut out of Statesboro High School's graduation at Hanner Fieldhouse, officials acknowledged this week.

June 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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