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Raybon Anderson keeps seat on DOT board

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers voted Friday to re-elect Statesboro's Raybon Anderson to the state transportation board, along with the chairman of that board despite the very vocal objections of powerful House leaders.

February 16, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Daniels found guilty on all charges except kidnapping

Jurors ruled Friday that a man who shot a woman in the head and arm during a convenience store robbery is guilty of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

February 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Freddy Cole plays at Averitt Center Friday

Walk through the Main Gallery of the Averitt Center and you may hear jazz love songs being crooned that's somewhat reminiscent of the late Nat King Cole. Only this voice evokes the sultry feel of black velvet. Freddy Cole is the late Nat's younger brother and has his own claim to fame.

February 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Serna found not guilty of aggravated sodomy

Jurors deliberated about an hour and a half Thursday, following a three-hour deliberation Wednesday, before reaching a verdict in the trial of a Georgia Southern University associate professor accused of sexually assault a student.

February 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Armed robbery trial for Daniels begins

The armed robbery trial of Vandy Mack Daniels, charged with shooting a West Main Street convenience store clerk in the head during an armed robbery, was delayed by more than two hours Thursday because Daniels refused to wear civilian clothes in the court room and destroyed clothing given to him to wear.

February 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'Food for Fines' library program allows library dues to be paid with canned food

Do you have some overdue library books? Do you have some canned soup stored around the house? Beginning Friday, those soup cans can help you pay for your library late fees.

February 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Lisa Ling speaks to GSU crowd

Journalist Lisa Ling, correspondent for The Oprah Show and National Geographic, spoke to a packed house at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center Tuesday evening, sharing her eye-opening experiences in countries around the world.

February 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Boro Snapshot - Super Bowl: Game or commercials?

Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 2 and 5. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

February 14, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Day three of Serna trial - No verdict reached by jurors

After deliberating more than three hours Wednesday, jurors still did not reached a verdict in the trial of Dr. Juan Serna, a Georgia Southern University associate professor charged with aggravated sodomy.

February 14, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sons of Confederate Veterans holds 7th annual Lee-Jackson Banquet

The Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held its 7th annual Lee-Jackson Banquet at First Baptist Church in Statesboro Monday.

February 13, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Day two of Serna trial - witnesses testify, attorney suggests drug demonstration

A Georgia Southern University associate professor accused of aggravated sodomy took the stand Tuesday during the second day of trial. Dr. Juan Serna denied forcing himself on a male student, stating the sex was consensual, and shocked prosecutors when he agreed to sniff a drug he admitted using during the sexual encounter that took place in April, 2006.

February 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sunday accident leaves two GSU students dead

A Georgia Southern University student remains in critical condition Monday after an accident Sunday afternoon that left two others dead, said Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper David H. Averitt.

February 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Accuser testifies on day one of Serna trial

A man accusing a Georgia Southern University associate professor of sexual assault testified in court Monday, telling jurors Dr. Juan Serna used amyl nitrite, also known as "Amsterdam poppers," to coerce him into having sex.

February 12, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Early voting begins in Statesboro

Monday was the first day of early voting for the Presidential primaries and traffic at the Bulloch County courthouse was steady. By noon, 24 people had cast their vote and by 4 p.m., another 90 had cast ballots, totaling 114 for the day, with another hour remaining.

February 12, 2008 | Phil Boyum | Local


GSU to purchase Campus Courtyard apartment complex

Georgia Southern University has announced plans to buy Campus Courtyard Apartments, a 149 two- and four-bedroom apartment and townhome community located at 1707 Chandler Avenue in Statesboro.

February 12, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Bulloch County sheriff's officers swarm Statesboro's South Main Street

Three suspects traveling in a stolen truck were arrested Sunday, an incident that drew a large number of officers to South Main Street, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested after leading officers on a chase

A Savannah man driving a stolen car escaped law enforcement after a chase Saturday, but when he fled Monday after being spotted again, he was quickly apprehended, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Kay Proctor earns Certified Fraud Examiner status

Kay Proctor of Thigpen, Lanier, Westerfield & Deal, CPAs, recently was awarded the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' Certified Fraud Examiner credential.

March 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Uncle Shug's goes to Brooklet

Uncle Shug's now has two locations, the long-established Uncle Shug's Chicken Barn on U.S. Highway 301 South, and Uncle Shug's Bar-B-Q Place in Brooklet.

March 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Clinic expands to cover uninsured in Bulloch County

If you follow health care at all, you know that Georgia is one of 21 states that decided not to expand Medicaid as part of its implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

March 09, 2015 | | Local


Benning to Gordon Relay to pass through Portal

The Third Annual Benning to Gordon Relay is scheduled for this week.

March 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern dean seeks Arkansas position

Dr. Thomas R. Koballa Jr., the dean of the College of Education at Georgia Southern University, is a candidate for a dean position at the University of Arkansas.

March 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Less is more: How weight loss surgery helped Don Aliffi regain a healthy lifestyle

"Besides the obvious benefits of being able to play with my grandson and walk without pain and do Disney and all the rights and privileges thereunto appertaining, the principal way my life has changed is that very small amounts of food go a really long way with me," Don Aliffi said.

March 08, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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


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