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Benbow verdict: guilty on all counts

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner sentenced Marcus Maurice Benbow, 41, Waycross, to five life sentences plus 130 years Friday for the murder of one man, the shooting of two other victims and related charges after a jury found Benbow guilty on all counts.

October 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Witnesses testify in murder trial

Victims of a home invasion style armed robbery a year ago that left one man dead and two others wounded testified in court Wednesday, describing fear, what it felt like to be shot and sharing memories of when Marcus Maurice Benbow and three others stormed into an Orange Street home and began firing.

October 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


DAR met Monday to launch Constitution Week

A group of members from the Archibald Bulloch chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met in front of the Bulloch County Courthouse at this past Monday, to launch the week-long celebration of Constitution Week. This historica document is 220 years old.

October 06, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


General: Surge drawdown unlikely to shorten tours for Ga. troops

FORT STEWART - The commander of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division said Thursday he doubts the 15-month tours of his soldiers now in Iraq will be shortened by plans to withdraw by July thousands of extra troops deployed as part of President Bush's surge strategy.

October 05, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM AP Military Writer | Local


United Way sets $600,000 goal as campaign begins

A crowd of about 70 gathered Tuesday at the Bulloch County Courthouse square to hear words of encouragement from a football celebrity and to get geared up for the 2007-2008 United Way campaign.

October 05, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Department of Chemistry climbs to No. 13 in national rankings

For the fourth time in five years, the Department of Chemistry at Georgia Southern University boasts one of the most productive degree programs in the United States.

October 04, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Council votes to grant request for setback variance on property wanted by O'Reilly Auto Parts

The Statesboro City Council voted Tuesday to grant a request for a setback variance on property located at the corner of Northside Drive and Lee Street. Currently owned by Dr. Stephen Jordan, the move would make way for O'Reilly Auto Parts to purchase the property and build a new 7,200 square foot store on the site. The property is currently zoned C-1, appropriate for a retail store.

October 04, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Boys and Girls Club 2nd Annual Steak and Burger Dinner to be Thursday

By PHIL BOYUM

October 03, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Statesboro library expected to reopen Wednesday

The Statesboro Regional Library is expected to reopen Wednesday after being closed since last Thursday afternoon due to the effects of a violent rainstorm.

October 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sheriff’s Deputy: Man shoots self while driving and runs off road

A Statesboro man found dead Saturday first appeared to be a victim of an automobile accident, but investigations and crime lab reports later determined his death to be suicide.

October 03, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Council votes to take first step toward Flying J store

The Statesboro City Council voted Tuesday to take the first step towards installing infrastructure that would support a 22-acre Flying J truck stop development at the corner of 301 South and I-16. This includes entering into a agreement between the council, the Bulloch County Board of Commisioners, the Bulloch County Board of Education and the Flying J Corporation.

October 03, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


GBI investigates two homicides

A man was killed Sunday in Candler County, and a teenager was stabbed to death Sunday in an apartment parking lot in Claxton, said Chuck Sullenger, assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

October 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mill Creek teacher recovering after kidney transplant

Janice Love is on the road to recovery after successful kidney transplant surgery Sept. 9. She and her son Leamon, who donated one of his kidneys, are back home in Statesboro and both doing fine.

October 02, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Bulloch homicide trial starts Wednesday

A Bulloch County jury will hear testimony this week from one of four men charged in the Oct. 14, 2006 murder of a Statesboro man. The trial of Marcus Maurice Benbow, 39, Waycross, begins Wednesday.

October 02, 2007 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro City Council to consider Flying J water proposal

The Statesboro City Council will meet tonight at 6 p.m. to discuss a number of items including setting the property tax millage rate for the 2007 year.

October 02, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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Portal man arrested minutes after a car was stolen

A Portal man on parole for automobile theft and other crimes was arrested Tuesday just minutes after he reportedly stole a car in Portal, police said.

February 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Kiwanis Club seeks to eliminate neonatal tetanus

The Kiwanis Club of Statesboro recently announced that it has approved the recommendation of its Board of Directors to be a model club in its efforts in raising funds for Project Eliminate. Project Eliminate is a fundraising project organized by Kiwanis International in conjunction with UNICEF to eradicate the disease of maternal neonatal tetanus from the world.

February 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Averitt STARs present Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Two young ladies claim undying love for a man named Ernest. Two men, neither of them named Ernest, are each in love with a young lady.

February 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro woman charged with cruelty to children

A Statesboro woman has been arrested after four children in her apartment were found to be living in unacceptable conditions, and two of them had injuries, police said.

February 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia transportation funding bill a moving target

House Bill 170, which would change the way Georgia funds highway projects, is a moving target.

February 10, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter man’s death ruled homicide

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents have ruled the death of a Metter man as a homicide.

February 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Former Statesboro High coach pleads guilty to sex with teenage student

A former assistant coach charged with sexual misconduct with a high school student in April pleaded guilty to the charge Tuesday.

February 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mississippi, West Virginia toughest on school immunizations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - With rampant diabetes and obesity, Mississippi and West Virginia have struggled with health crises. Yet when it comes to getting children vaccinated, these states don't mess around.

February 10, 2015 | BY JOHN RABY AND EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press | Local


‘Back on Broadway’ performance at PAC canceled

"Back on Broadway," a performance originally scheduled for Thursday at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center, has been canceled by the production company.

February 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Deal outlines financial rebound, Savannah port expansion

Gov. Nathan Deal outlined the dimensions of Savannah's harbor deepening Monday for a Statesboro audience and sized up the state government's financial recovery, now underway.

February 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Lynda Williamson named 2015 Rotary Citizen of the Year

Lynda Brannen Williamson was once again honored posthumously, this time as the 2015 Rotary Citizen of the Year by the two Statesboro Rotary clubs.

February 09, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Brooklet farmer honored for conservation efforts

A Brooklet farmer has been named Bulloch County's 2014 Conservationist of the Year by the bankers and supervisors of the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District.

February 09, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Statesboro police report scam by fake Georgia Power representative

If you get a call from someone claiming to be a Georgia Power Co. representative, be careful about following that person's directions, police say.

February 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


House fire kills Metter man

A Metter man was killed in a house fire Sunday, and state fire officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze.

February 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Move over, Edison

Editor's note: The caption on one of the pictures to the left has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Because of a photographer's mistake, the name of a student in a photograph caption on the front of Sunday's Lifestyles section was misspelled. Paul Scarpinato is the Statesboro High School senior explaining artificial intelligence design in his quadrocopter at the Regional Student Technology Fair held Jan. 31 at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

February 08, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


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