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Schools prepare for the CRCT tests

Next week, students all across the state will begin taking mandatory tests - even those in first grade.

April 30, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, April 14, 2008

April 29, 2008 | | Local


Former radio host challenges Barrow

SAVANNAH - A former Savannah talk-radio host said Monday he's seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow in Georgia's 12th Congressional District.

April 29, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


40 South Georgia cows die mysteriously

HOMERVILLE - The state Department of Agriculture is investigating the death of more than 40 cattle on a south Georgia farm.

April 29, 2008 | | Local


Students climb the walls at GSU

Southern Adventures played host this past weekend to Southern SendFest, a climbing competition that was held in the bouldering cave inside the Recreation Activities Center at Georgia Southern University. About 60 collegiate competitors from throughout the southeast came to Georgia Southern to take part in the climbing event. Above, a competitor is shown trying to navigate one of the rock walls.

April 29, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Bulloch 911 operators to be honored

Bulloch County 911 operators, along with communications officers across the nation, will be recognized this week, which is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Each year this week is set aside to honor men and women who serve as public safety operators.

April 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU student reps want more dialogue with city

Representatives from Georgia Southern's Student Government Association met with the Statesboro interim city manager Chris Addleton last week to discuss possible ways to improve lines of communication between university students and city council members.

April 28, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, April 11, 2008

April 26, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Forestry field day held in Bulloch Thursday

A forestry field day competition hosted by the local Georgia Forestry Commission was held Thursday on the grounds of the Bulloch County Horseman's Association facility. About 120 area students were practicing for the State Forestry Competition to be held on April 17 at George L. Smith State Park.

April 26, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - April 10

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, April 10, 2008

April 25, 2008 | By MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


10-foot high pedestrian tunnel built under bypass

Motorists driving by the Statesboro Crossing retail development on the new section of the bypass may not realize they are passing over a 10-foot high pedestrian tunnel - big enough to drive an ambulance through.

April 25, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Founder of Raven Oaks Raptor Sanctuary speaks at Kiwanis meeting

The red-tail hawk perched upon Debra Baca's leather-wrapped fist, flapping broad wings that occasionally brushed her face as she spoke to the Statesboro Kiwanis Club Thursday.

April 25, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Kids explore the world of reading at library

Reading sessions held at Statesboro Regional Library.

April 25, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Averitt STARS to perform Sondheim’s ‘Forum’

If you're in the mood for a wild comedy, get your tickets to the next Averitt STARS production "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." The play runs for two weekends - April 11–20 - in the Emma Kelly Theater.

April 25, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Kids have 'splashy' fun time at kayaking class under bubble dome

April 24, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


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‘Promises made, promises broken’

The track record of Georgia, and several other states, on voting rights is reason enough for Congress to restore protections of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down by a Supreme Court decision last year, according to the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson.

June 30, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Early voting in Bulloch set to begin on Monday

It's time to vote again.

June 30, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


New options at Ogeechee Tech

For Ogeechee Technical College's students - and its most recent graduates - the college's achievement of full regional accreditation will open more options for continuing their education at four-year colleges and universities.

June 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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


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