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Students, teacher dispute Candler superintendent's comments

Students and a teacher from Metter High School dispute the Candler County school superintendent's comments last week that a student protest was brief and that students were "in class on time."

January 01, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City council to discuss fire department issues

Though there are other items on the Statesboro City Council's Tuesday evening agenda, none will garner the attention or go into as much detail as the fire service delivery agreement between Statesboro and Bulloch County.

January 01, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Two arrested on meth charges

A Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team investigator recognized the name of a suspicious person being watched at a local retail store and responded to the scene, and ended up arresting two on methamphetamine charges.

January 01, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County hopes to lower ISO ratings, insurance rates

Bulloch County officials have been working for more than a year to lower ISO (Insurance Services Office) ratings for county residents. As part of that effort, they hired consultant Skip Starling the fall of 2006 to help improve county fire services.

December 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deployed troops send greetings to family, friends

Watch Statesboro Cpl. Paul Medley's Christmas greeting here. To see all the videos click on the following link to the Coastal Courier Web site:

December 31, 2007 | | Local


City: Fire change yet to be negotiated

While Bulloch County officials recently voted to form their own fire services department, the Statesboro City Manager George Wood and Fire Chief Dennis Merrifield say that decision has yet to be negotiated.

December 30, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


County laying groundwork to start fire department

County leaders are still working out the numbers, but a decision was made: Bulloch County will have its own fire department.

December 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Metter High students stage brief walkout

A student walkout at Metter High School Friday was brief and all students were "in class on time," said Candler County School Superintendent Dr. Tom Bigwood.

December 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro High construction on schedule

Driving down Lester Road, passers by can see that construction site for the new Statesboro High School is crawling with construction workers, heavy equipment and tons of steel, cinder blocks and concrete.

December 28, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Sheriff: Store clerk stole shoplifter's card and made purchases

A convenience store clerk who nabbed three shoplifters did a little taking herself when she stole one of the offender's credit card, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

December 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro Snapshot - Unusual Christmas gifts

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:

December 27, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Eagle Scout Troop #332 celebrates four new members

Statesboro's First United Methodist Church Troop #332 held an Eagle Scout Ceremony for John Manack, Taylor Burke, Taylor Morgan and Blake Thompson on Dec. 9. The ceremony was held in the church's sanctuary and was well attended.

December 26, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bicyclist killed when hit by 18-wheeler on Hwy. 301 South

A Florida man riding a bicycle was killed Monday evening when an 18-wheeler struck him, reports stated.

December 26, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Keep Bulloch Beautiful recognized at national level

Keep Bulloch Beautiful was honored at the Keep America Beautiful National Conference held in Washington, D.C. on Friday, for their outstanding programs to prevent litter, beautify community environments, and reduce waste.

December 26, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Investigators: Five involved in drug trafficking arrested

After a two-year investigation, Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team investigators arrested five suspects they said were involved in drug trafficking.

December 26, 2007 | 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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