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Gunman who robbed Pizza Hut employee sentenced to 45 years in prison

A gunman who tried to rob a Pizza Hut employee a few days before Christmas now faces 45 years in prison. A Bulloch County jury found Ricky Edward Mock guilty of four felony charges Wednesday after deliberating an hour, said Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Daphne Jarriel.

July 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SHS student gears up for national fencing competition

When Blake Watson tells people that he fences, he says that they usually imagine him as Zorro or a light-saber-wielding Star Wars character. But the rising senior at Statesboro High School doesn't spend his time rescuing damsels in distress or battling "the dark side". While fencing is descended from the sword fights of old, it has evolved into a modern sport with national rankings, electronic scoring equipment, and Olympic-level tournaments. It takes as much physical ability as any other athletic competition and is as mentally challenging as a chess game.

July 16, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald intern | Local


Severe thunderstorm rolls over Bulloch County Saturday afternoon

A violent storm swept through Statesboro Saturday evening, toppling trees, causing power outages and scattering sparklers across a local retail store parking lot.

July 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Eight-vehicle pile up Thursday evening on I-16 kills Macon man

A Macon man was killed Thursday when a van in which he was a passenger was struck by an 18-wheeler.

July 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Erk Russell story to come to a stage near you

By ALEX PELLEGRINO

July 16, 2007 | By Alex Pellegrino | Local


Man killed in single-vehicle accident Saturday night

July 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


New laws take effect in Georgia on Sunday

ATLANTA - Women seeking abortions in Georgia will have to cross a few additional hurdles, under one of the dozens of new laws set to take effect on the Sunday start of the new fiscal year.

July 15, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


City, county continue to push for bypass route

Nearly four years after the Statesboro City Council and Bulloch County Commission passed a joint resolution asking for the route of the northern arc of the bypass to be determined, the Georgia Department of Transportation appears to be close to identifying a path.

July 14, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Metter residents honor fallen soldier

METTER - Crystal Hitt didn't know Sgt. Darren Patrick Hubbell, but she wanted to show her respect and appreciation for the fallen Metter soldier.

July 13, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Commissioners approve Bulloch budget with tax increase

Bulloch County Commissioners unanimously approved a budget Tuesday for fiscal year 2008 that includes a tax increase. Public hearings will be set in July before commissioners vote upon the increase of 1.75 mils – from 8.63 to 10.38 – which translates to about $140 more per year for a property valued at $200,000.

July 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Group tours local Bulloch agriculture facilities

Gerrald Farms grows carrots, a group of Statesboro Kiwanis Club members learned Thursday.

July 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


KBB unveils new plan to get businesses involved in recycling

Keep Bulloch Beautiful unveiled its latest effort to encourage recycling last week aimed at encouraging people to reduce their waste in the office.

July 13, 2007 | From Staff reports | Local


Honor a fallen soldier from Metter today

Residents are invited to show respect for a Metter man killed June 20 in Iraq by forming a line along Broad Street this afternoon, when the body of Sgt. E-5 Darren Patrick Hubbell will arrive in Metter.

July 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Benoit’s doctor said he met with the wrestler day of the killings

ATLANTA - Professional wrestler Chris Benoit met with his personal physician hours before he allegedly killed his wife and son and then hanged himself in his basement, the doctor said Wednesday.

July 12, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


County expected to approve tax increase

Bulloch County Commissioners are expected to approve the fiscal year 2008 budget this morning, which will mean an increase in county taxes.

July 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Johnson, Ga. NAACP vow more action after Capitol arrests

After being arrested as part of a demonstration against the state's refusal to expand Medicaid coverage to uninsured Georgians this week, the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, a Statesboro lawyer and the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, vowed to continue fighting on behalf of the poor, workers, voting rights and public education.

March 20, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


iGot campaign brings in $311,183

Ogeechee Technical College officials, community leaders and volunteers celebrated another successful iGot (I Give to Ogeechee Tech) fundraising campaign Thursday afternoon.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Brooklet Police Department could be dissolved

Tonight, Brooklet City Council members will hear from residents who are unhappy with the council's consideration of a plan to eliminate the town's police department.

March 19, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Things go swimmingly for region STAR student

At 18, Emily Johnson is a violin major at an arts high school but aced an Advanced Placement test in physics. A competitive swimmer, she started a program that is helping hundreds of children learn to swim. She has her choice of Harvard University or the University of Georgia's Foundation Fellowship program, among other options.

March 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Arrests made in 3 separate incidents

Two people were arrested in three incidents - which included the crimes of armed robbery, sexual assault, burglary and peeping Tom - that occurred in the Savannah Avenue area in late 2013, Statesboro police said.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Irish minister visits GSU

Georgia Southern University welcomed Dr. Leo Varadkar, Ireland's minister for transport, tourism and sport, on Tuesday at a reception in the Eugene M. Bishop Alumni Center to recognize the launch of the Wexford-Savannah Axis research partnership.

March 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man charged with selling marijuana

A man was arrested Tuesday on charges he sold marijuana from his apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Johnson among those arrested in Georgia Statehouse protests

ATLANTA - Police arrested 39 people, including Statesboro lawyer the Rev. Francys Johnson, the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, at Georgia's Capitol during protests over Republican refusals to allow more people to join a government-funded health care system.

March 19, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Statesboro father indicted for murder of 4-month-old

A man has been indicted on a felony murder count in the killing of his 4-month-old son, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ukraine's Crimea base taken, commander detained

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea - Masked Russian-speaking troops on Wednesday seized control of Ukrainian naval headquarters in Crimea after it was stormed by militiamen. Pro-Moscow Crimean authorities also detained the Ukrainian navy commander and reportedly blocked the defense minister and another government official from traveling to the peninsula to try to defuse tensions.

March 19, 2014 | By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG Associated Press | Local


25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation's largest oil spill.

March 19, 2014 | By DAN JOLING Associated Press | Local


Judge bars 9/11 mastermind's testimony in NYC

NEW YORK - A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the self-described architect of the Sept. 11 attacks will not be allowed to testify in the terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, but defense lawyers later asked him to reconsider.

March 19, 2014 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press | Local


Ga. Republicans moving against Obama health plan

ATLANTA - Republican lawmakers in Georgia would get the final say on whether to expand a government health insurance program for the poor under a bill passed Tuesday, making it even less likely the state will join an overhaul sought by Democratic President Barack Obama.

March 19, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


3 Democratic Senate candidates headline local forum

Three Democratic Party candidates for U.S. Senate - Steen Miles, Dr. Branko Radulovacki and Todd A. Robinson - spoke at a Saturday forum hosted by the Bulloch County Democrats.

March 18, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Veterans object to school on Memorial Day 2015

Bulloch County Schools officials are revisiting the 2014-15 school calendar again after hearing that veterans' organizations object to the elimination of Memorial Day as a school holiday.

March 18, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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