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SEB hosts 'Day of Percussion'

Everyone thinks of drums when it comes to percussion. Well, for those who attended the first-ever "Day of Percussion" at Southeast Bulloch High School, they heard a lot more than drums. Cymbals, chimes, bells, marimbas, xylophones, triangles, wood blocks and tambourines were all on display.

May 28, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday May 12, 2008

May 27, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Nevils area residents stunned by ferocity of Sunday's storm

Early Sunday morning, a stretch of the southern part of Bulloch County running parallel to Highway 46 near Nevils-Denmark Road got quite a jolt. The swath of severe weather that cut across Georgia left damaged homes in the Nevils area and even sent a school bus partly up a tree. Residents were still stunned by the damage Monday.

May 27, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Twister in Bulloch?

National Weather Service agents are still working to determine whether a storm that ripped apart a mobile home in the Nevils area, as well as caused damage elsewhere in the county, was in fact a tornado.

May 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Otter Paradise - Local woman created haven over 18 years ago

Otters are not the first wildlife you think about living in Bulloch County, but one resident has her hands full of them.

May 25, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


2,393 walk at GSU Spring 2008 Commencement

Thousands gathered Saturday at Paulson Stadium to celebrate and honor the Spring 2008 graduating class of Georgia Southern University. With more than 20,000 watching the 2,393 graduates, smiles, hugs and many tears of joy were easily seen in all directions.

May 25, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Presentation about Battle of Midway to be held at Boro library

The Battle of Midway and World War II may seem a long way from Bulloch County, but for families who sent a loved one into military service, the past remains an ever present memory.

May 25, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday May 9, 2008

May 24, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Excelsior EMC’s 70th Annual Meeting of Members set for Friday

Excelsior EMC's 70th Annual Meeting of Members is set for today, at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

May 23, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday May 8, 2008

May 23, 2008 | | Local


Help 'Stamp Out Hunger' Saturday by placing food beside your mailbox

Join others across the nation Saturday in helping "Stamp Out Hunger" by placing nonperishable foods in a bag or box beside your mail box Saturday.

May 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Splash in the Boro preps for May 17 opening

Splash in the Boro opens Saturday, May 17 and workers are filling pools, putting out chairs and touching up the water park for its fifth season. After the May 17-18 weekend opening, Splash will be open every day from May 24-Aug. 3 and then weekends though Labor Day. Go to www.bullochrec.com or call (912) 489-3000 for more information.

May 23, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Deputy: Man attempts escape from Bulloch jail, found in ceiling

A man arrested for battering his wife tried escaping from the Bulloch County Jail Wednesday, but failed and was captured in the ceiling.

May 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Blimp passes over Statesboro Wednesday during 3,000 mile journey

It wasn't a bird, plane nor even Superman flying over Statesboro Wednesday morning. But if you looked up in the sky about 10:45 a.m., you would have seen the AVICTA Complete Cotton Blimp floating over the Boro and Bulloch County as part of its blimp tour of the Cotton Belt. The tour began Feb. 29 at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show in Memphis, Tenn. The 128-foot blimp will travel more than 3,000 miles over 10 states until the end of May.

May 22, 2008 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


Loan from Splash to help fund county fire department

Bulloch County leaders will be using water to fight fire.

May 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Georgia schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.

June 27, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro slaying suspect charged

Charges have been filed against a man police say shot and killed a man at Morris Heights Apartments Wednesday.

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire destroys Statesboro family’s home

A Statesboro family lost a home Thursday night to a fire that started in the garage.

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Schools budget final — unless subject to future adjustment

The Board of Education gave final approval for the $74.5 million Bulloch County Schools operating budget, then offered informal support for a study of the school system's pay scales to gauge whether raises are needed.

June 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Pulaski Road at bypass to close for 2 months

Pulaski Road east of Veterans Memorial Parkway will close Monday for about two months while Georgia Department of Transportation contractors work to improve the road's drainage and improve the intersection, DOT announced Friday.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro police arrest slaying suspect

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday who they say is suspected of killing a man at Morris Heights Apartments on Wednesday evening.

June 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Convicted felon, gang member arrested

Deputies investigating a bicycle theft held a convicted felon and known gang member at gunpoint after he reached for a pistol in his waistband earlier this week, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


New drive-thru Parker's opens

Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch CRCT results mixed, but eighth grade soars

In their final encounter with the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, Bulloch County students passed at a rate higher than or equal to the state's in half of the grade-level subject areas.

June 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro woman pleads guilty in husband's death

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Katrina Denise Ledford's jury selection is scheduled for Tuesday, and her trial is scheduled for July 8, in the killing of her mother's husband, Michael Anthony Riley. A front-page article Thursday incorrectly stated that those were the dates for another co-defendant in the case.

June 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Francys Johnson to testify on voting rights

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson will testify Wednesday before a Senate committee about the importance of restoring portions of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 24, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Celebrating its 40th, Bulloch County Historical Society also looks forward

"Remember to pay it backwards and live forwards," Bulloch County Historical Society founding member Dr. Del Presley told fellow members and guests at the society's 40th annual meeting.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro City Council fires city manager Frank Parker

Statesboro City Council on Tuesday fired City Manager Frank Parker after he said, during a staff meeting last week, that he sometimes met in private with a quorum of council members - a violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2 Statesboro men arrested on drug charges

Two men suspected of intent to distribute drugs are behind bars after law enforcement agents intercepted a package slated for delivery to their home, authorities said.

June 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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