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School taxes rise 20 percent

Bulloch County Board of Education members voted unanimously Thursday to keep the same millage rate in the 2007-08 budget as last year, but county property owners will see a 20-percent increase in their school tax bill due to rising property valuations.

August 12, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


Citizens asked to donate to James Meeks fund; $10,000 goal to cover medical treatment

When James Meeks stepped into a tattoo parlor about 20 years ago, he didn't know he would leave with more than a little ink under his skin.

August 12, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


House approves 67 widening

The United States House of Representatives has approved $350.000 for the widening of Highway 67 from Interstate 16 to Veterans Memorial Parkway in Statesboro.

August 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


New Nevils set for debut

While the new Nevils Elementary School may lack the historical charm the old school holds, it makes up for it in modern design and the latest in technology.

August 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


New Ga. congressman bucks GOP in vote on medical marijuana

WASHINGTON - Georgia's newest congressman wasted no time in showing that he's willing to buck his party's leadership now that he's made it to Washington.

August 11, 2007 | By BEN EVANS Associated Press Writer | Local


'Star Search' Saturday at Averitt

It's not everyday that you can gather talented people from across Bulloch County and put them into one building for one night, but that's just what's going to take place Saturday in the Emma Kelly Theater.

August 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Road connecting SHS progressing

While work continues on the new Statesboro High School, work is also being done on a new road that hopes to alleviate traffic problems at the school once the new facility opens.

August 11, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Two arrested in pipe bomb incident

Two men arrested on charges of making pipe bombs won't talk about reasons why they did so, said Candler County Chief Investigator Melvin Ivey.

August 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Turtle experts working to prevent extinction

ATLANTA - Close to 10 million turtles are traded each year in Asian food markets despite global efforts to stem the practice that many experts say is causing rapid extinction of some species of the shelled reptiles.

August 10, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


'Help is Here Express' stopping in Statesboro to help residents with prescriptions

The "Help is Here Express" bus tour will be in Statesboro Saturday, stopping at the Statesboro Regional Library from 10-11 a.m. to assist uninsured residents find programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free.

August 10, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Boro Snapshot - Michael Vick

Boro Snapshot is taped on Tuesday afternoons between 3 and 5. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

August 09, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Ducks for Diabetes date set

Hundreds of ducks will descend on the lazy river at Splash in the Boro on August 21 and not only with no one try to make them leave, but people will be cheering them on.

August 09, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


After School registration begins

When working parents need someone to supervise their kids after the school day is over, many turn to the Bulloch County Afterschool Program, which serves Pre-K to 5th grade and is held at every Bulloch elementary school.

August 09, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


Judge investigated for undisclosed fund often dictated county spending

HOMERVILLE - The sheriff got a $23,485 patrol car, the tax assessor got a $2,407 computer and Homerville City Hall got its carpets cleaned for $665 - all with the stroke of a judge's pen.

August 09, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Tribute concert to be held for gospel singer Ethel Lane

Ethel Lane has been singing for other people almost her entire life, but other than "Happy Birthday," she's never had anyone sing to her.

August 09, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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1.3 million bound for Georgia roads, airport

ATLANTA - More than 1.3 million Georgians are expected to travel on state highways and use the world's busiest airport through Sunday for Thanksgiving, and officials say they're prepared for the rush with extra staff to monitor roads and help people move through security lines.

November 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel plans

MINEOLA, N.Y. - Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year.

November 25, 2014 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press | Local


Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'

FERGUSON, Missouri - Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.

November 25, 2014 | By DAVID A. LIEB and HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press | Local


Statesboro native NFL player starts local foundation

Baltimore Ravens player DeAngelo Tyson, a former Statesboro High School standout, has announced the formation of the Tyson Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that will benefit the city that gave him hope and opportunity.

November 25, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


8 arrested for ‘ear wax’ possession in Statesboro

A new form of an old drug is making an appearance around the area, and investigators arrested eight suspects recently after finding a quantity of "ear wax," a form of THC, in two locations.

November 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Weather postpones downtown Statesboro’s Shopping by Lantern Light

A rainy forecast has postponed Shopping by Lantern Light in downtown Statesboro for the second consecutive year.

November 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro man caught fleeing Portal road check

Portal police said they arrested a man Friday night after his flight from a road check led to a chase.

November 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Florida fugitive arrested in Statesboro

A man convicted of burglary in Florida, who was wanted by authorities there, was apprehended Friday after members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team discovered he was living in Statesboro.

November 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


6 arrested after Statesboro apartment search reveals 100 baggies of pot

Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team members arrested six suspects Friday after seizing about 100 baggies of marijuana and two handguns, according to a news release.

November 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia court OKs probation supervision by private companies

ATLANTA - Georgia's highest court ruled Monday that a state law allowing courts to contract with private probation companies to supervise misdemeanor offenders is constitutional but does not allow for additional requirements beyond what is imposed by the courts.

November 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Motorcycle clubs ride through Statesboro to collect toys for needy children

Motorcycles, corvettes and law enforcement vehicles brought Santa Claus to downtown Statesboro Saturday for the 12th year of Santa's Toy Run.

November 24, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Shopping by Lantern Light set for Tuesday

The Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market will host its seventh annual Shopping by Lantern Light from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Charlie Olliff Square in downtown Statesboro, behind Sea Island Bank.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Jackets take 3rd at state cheer championships

Southeast Bulloch High School's competitive cheerleading team finished off a hugely successful season last weekend with a third-place finish in the Georgia Class AAA State Cheerleading Championships.

November 23, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


SEB, SHS earn JROTC honors at state meet

Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro High Schools' JROTC Raider Teams traveled recently to the State Raider Meet at Spaulding High School in Griffin, and each took home top honors.

November 23, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern professor facing complaint about religion in history classes

Georgia Southern University officials are investigating a complaint that Dr. Tom McMullen crosses the line to preaching in his history classes.

November 22, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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