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Schedule set for 2008 MLK parade events

Sponsored by the Bulloch County branch of the NAACP, the theme for celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2008 is: "Racial Equality: Moving from Good to Great." The goal is to honor Americans who, in their everyday lives, take a stand for justice for all.

January 28, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Bulloch-area lawmakers discuss 2008 session

With the Georgia General Assembly set to begin its 40-day session Monday, Bulloch County-area legislators offered their thoughts on the hot topics for 2008.

January 28, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Health officials: Restaurant inspection scores have dropped

Restaurant inspection scores have dropped an average of five points, since the Georgia Department of Human Resources changed the inspection guidelines, according to observations by local health officials.

January 28, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


OTC, Stay in School Project host author Chad Foster

Ogeechee Technical College and the Stay in School Project recently played host to best-selling author and acclaimed speaker Chad Foster.

January 27, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vera Lane road improvements spark investigation

Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch placed three Bulloch County transportation department employees on administrative leave Thursday pending an investigation regarding road improvements to Vera Lane, a lonely dirt road stretching between Ga. 46 and U.S. 301 South near Register.

January 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fire destroys Portal family's home

A Portal family lost their home Thursday to a house fire possibly caused by a faulty surge protector. Portal Fire Chief Christopher Ivey said the fire originated in a child's bedroom and the surge protector is likely the cause. However, the investigation is ongoing, he said.

January 26, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Police: Man arrested for at least 15 area burglaries

Statesboro Police arrested a man Tuesday they said is responsible for at least 15 burglaries in the area. Lamars Gavin, 33, Finch's Trailer Park, is behind bars, charged with 15 counts of burglary, theft by taking, and marijuana possession, aid Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams.

January 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police chief: Suspected bank robbers face additional charges

Two men suspected in a bank robbery Tuesday face additional charges, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

January 25, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Alcohol control board's decision to suspend Retriever's license questioned

Depending upon who you ask, the Alcohol Control Board may have overstepped its bounds Tuesday when it recommended to give Retriever's Sportsbar & Grill a three-day suspension of their alcohol license.

January 25, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Restaurants challenge alcohol violations in four hour meeting

In what should have been an ordinary Statesboro Alcohol Control Board meeting turned into a four-and-a-half hour marathon.

January 24, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Boro Snapshot - Recycling habits

Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 1 and 3. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

January 24, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Panthers-Blue Devils game unites communities

Now that's what prep basketball is all about.

January 24, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Local


Woman attacked in home invasion

Two men invaded a Gary Futch Road home Tuesday, beating a woman until she gave them a safe combination and then left her tied after taking the cash, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.

January 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Park Avenue Bank robbed; suspects captured within minutes

Two masked men police said robbed Park Avenue Bank at gunpoint Tuesday morning were in custody within minutes, thanks to a Statesboro Police sergeant who spotted the suspects' getaway car.

January 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Congressman Barrow discusses influence of Blue Dog Coalition

This is the second part of a two-part series with Congressman John Barrow. The first ran Sunday and is still available in the Local section of the site, here.

January 22, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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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


Fab Lab surges toward construction

With a final design approved and leases inked, construction is expected to begin this month on the Fabrication Lab and Business and Arts Incubator, to be operated by Georgia Southern University and the Averitt Center for the Arts in city-owned buildings near Statesboro City Hall.

June 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Peeping Tom gets 40 years

A Statesboro man accused of taking candid videos and photos of women through their windows pled guilty to more than 70 felony charges of Peeping Tom and privacy invasion.

June 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police rule Millen man's death a homicide

State agents are probing the suspicious death of a Millen man, ruling his death as a homicide.

June 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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