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Tornado victims get unexpected help with cleanup

Crews from contractors Ellis Wood and W.L. Davis, along with a few from Beasley Hauling, volunteerd their time and equipment over the weekend to help Bulloch County residents who suffered damage from the tornado that touched down last month clean up debris.

June 18, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Tip leads to capture of armed robbery suspect

An armed robbery suspect whom police said sent threatening text messages to the victim for reporting the incident is now behind bars, thanks to a tip from a citizen.

June 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch's Southern Thunder Cruisers help a friend

The Southern Thunder Cruiser, In Country Vets of Effingham County motorcycle clubs gathered with other motorcycle clubs and enthusiasts at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds Saturday for a Poker Run to benefit Bennie Rushing. The event, sponsored by the Cruisers, raised more than $5,000 to benefit Rushing, a retired Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer.

June 18, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Perdue halts state gas tax increase

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday halted what would have been a 2.9 cent per gallon jump in the state gasoline tax, saying the state should not be taking advantage of a tax windfall driven by spiking prices at the pump.

June 17, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday June 02, 2008

June 17, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


A head start - SEB junior completes first year of college

Richard Owens III is a driven young man.

June 15, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Blood drives need help - supply dwindles in summer

Got blood? Some blood banks start worrying when summertime arrives and donations dwindle.

June 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday May 30, 2008

June 14, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday May 29, 2008

June 13, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Wal-Mart armed robbery suspect found in closet on Bartlett Drive

Law enforcement officers found an armed robbery suspect hiding in a closet Tuesday at a Bartlett Drive home and charged him with robbing a Wal-Mart clerk at gunpoint.

June 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Eagle Science Camp held at GSU

June 13, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Council approves rate increase for local towing companies

Statesboro City Council voted at its last meeting to raise non-consensual towing rates from $85 to $110, citing concerns from towing companies over the drastically rising price of fuel.

June 13, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Local farmers relieved by rainfall; still more needed

Rainfall across Bulloch County Wednesday helped the row crops and hay planted by area farmers, but more rain is needed in the coming weeks, said Bulloch County Extension Agent Wes Harris.

June 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Date set for Futch double murder trial

The trial of three suspects in a double murder that occurred over two and a half years ago is tentatively set for Aug. 25, said a spokesman for Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner's office.

June 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SEB student named a National Merit Scholarship finalist

There are awards, and then there are honors. Casey Woodrum, who graduated Saturday from Southeast Bulloch High School, has earned quite a few of both. However, his latest recognition puts him in elite company, indeed. Woodrum was named a National Merit Scholarship finalist.

June 12, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


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Statesboro man in jail after Sunday-morning beating

A 23-year-old Statesboro man is in jail after a violent beating early Sunday morning left a male victim with multiple broken bones and contusions, according to a news release issued Monday by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


City employees aim to be Fit by '15

Statesboro city employees, among them desk jockeys and maintenance workers and a cop literally walking a beat, are keeping track of every step they take as part of the city's Fit By '15 Health and Wellness Challenge.

August 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Nunn, Perdue battle over backgrounds

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue share the title of CEO but are trying to make the case their experiences couldn't be more different as they campaign for Georgia's open Senate seat.

August 30, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Ogeechee research aims at warning matrix

Research leaders from Georgia Southern University and the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences revealed the outlines this week for two and a half years of basic research to support an environmental early warning system for the Ogeechee River.

August 30, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Traffic stop leads to arrests

A traffic stop led to the arrest of two men, one of whom is wanted in a Long County kidnapping, according to a release from the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bouncer arrested in student's death

A bouncer for a local bar is in jail after the beating death of a Georgia Southern University student.

August 29, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No place like home: Senate foes raise questions

ATLANTA - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.

August 29, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press | Local


Statesboro assault victim dies; suspect charges may be upgraded

A man found unresponsive early Thursday morning at a Statesboro bar died later that afternoon, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch confirmed Friday morning.

August 29, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


UPDATE: Suspect arrested in bar beating

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday evening charged in an aggravated assault incident which left another man in critical condition.Cpl. Justin Samples, spokesman for the Statesboro Police Department, could not confirm reports late Thursday night that Michael Gatto, 18, address unavailable, had died. He did confirm, however, that Grant James Spencer, 20, was taken into custody on charges of aggravated assault in connection to the attack that resulted in Gatto being transported to a Savannah hospital.

August 28, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro FBI to be honored for Claxton man’s arrest

The FBI's Statesboro office will be among several law enforcement agencies honored for battling terrorism and protecting civil rights during the Fifth Annual SHIELD Awards, hosted by the Anti-Defamation League.

August 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Truth Has No Color'

Local law enforcement and community leaders fielded questions Tuesday night as a crowd of Georgia Southern University students and other citizens discussed race relations and interaction between police and about 150 community members during the "Truth Has No Color" event in the university's College of Education building.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Democrat Greg Hecht blasts Sam Olens on child protection, ethics

Greg Hecht, the Democratic nominee for Georgia attorney general, accuses the incumbent Republican, Sam Olens, of inaction on protecting children and actions amounting to "covering up" on ethics questions surrounding Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Dancing man arrested in cocaine charges in Statesboro

A man dancing in the streets, yelling at passersby and causing a scene Saturday was arrested after officers found he had a pocket full of cocaine, authorities said.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center 2014-15 tickets go on sale Tuesday

Ticket sales for the new season at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive, will begin on Tuesday.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man charged with possession of ‘Molly’ and gun

Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team investigators arrested a man Saturday for possession of a gun, marijuana and the drug known by the street name "Molly," according to a news release.

August 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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