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Local officials agree on penny tax spending

Bulloch County Commissioners and representatives for each of the county's municipalities reached an intergovernmental agreement regarding a potential 2013 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) on Thursday.

July 14, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Gerald Smith to perform Sunday

Bulloch County's own Gerald Smith, award-wining songwriter will perform Sunday, July 17 at First Baptist Church in Statesboro.

July 14, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ONE Bulloch, local law to hold sobriety checkpoints Thursday

Local law enforcement agencies working together will hold a sobriety checkpoint tonight from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. as part of a partnership with ONE Bulloch, a "fairly new community-led initiative working to reduce impaired driving," said Charlotte Spell, project coordinator.

July 13, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Blood supplies near record low levels

With inventories of blood dropping 14 percent since Independence Day, the American Red Cross is appealing for donors both nationally and locally. Red Cross officials said blood supplies are at their lowest in a dozen years.

July 13, 2011 | By BROCK D. VICKERS Herald Intern | Local


Woman pleads guilty in death of boyfriend

A woman charged with killing her boyfriend pled guilty Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter, but her mother, also charged in the death, could possibly face a jury trial.

July 13, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Arson suspected in house fire

For the second time, arson is suspected regarding a house fire on Preetorius Street.

July 12, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Naked man blames drink for his actions

A man found running naked in the parking lot of a local bar early Saturday morning told police he remembered nothing after accepting a drink from an unknown person.

July 12, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local Democrats expect a battle over reapportionment

Two leading Georgia Democrats who spoke in Statesboro over the weekend doubt that the Republican-led reapportionment process can end without a court battle.

July 12, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Ga. looks toward reapportionment

As the August special session on reapportionment approaches, Sen. Jack Hill is certain of one thing. He doesn't want to split any counties apart into multiple State Senate districts.

July 11, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Historical Society honors McGlamery

During its recent annual meeting, the Bulloch County Historical Society presented the inaugural Volunteer Award to its vice president, Joe McGlamery.

July 11, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Euthanasia declining

Following a national trend, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter has seen a significant reduction in the number of cats and dogs being euthanized.

July 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Thief snatches bank deposit bag

A fast-food restaurant manager was robbed early Friday morning as she walked to her car to go make a night deposit of money.

July 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Final Geo Vista robber gets 10 years

A federal judge sentenced a woman to almost 10 years in prison for driving a getaway car during a bank robbery last year.

July 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


No Sunday sales referendum in Register

The town of Register may be the only municipality in Bulloch County that won't have a Sunday alcohol sales referendum on the ballot in November. Register Mayor James Oates said the city council saw no need to vote on the matter, since the town's only convenience store owner showed no interest in selling beer on Sundays.

July 09, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Internet use bill issue

A two-week trip overseas cost the City of Statesboro more money in the form of internet fees than a city councilman paid for the entire voyage.

July 08, 2011 | by JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Boro SHRM earns 'Best Project' award

The Statesboro-Area SHRM chapter in Statesboro recently was awarded the "Best Project of the Year" by the SHRM Georgia State Council at the Council's ...

October 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal FFA wins area evaluation; teams advance to state

Portal Middle High School's National FFA Organization Chapter competed in the Area IV Meats Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) at Toombs County High School ...

October 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


The Lodge at Bethany receives 2 grants

The Lodge at Bethany, an Assisted Living Community that offers services in Traditional Assisted Living and Secured Mem ory Care Assisted Living, as well as ...

October 23, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Early voting simpler option for Statesboro residents

For Statesboro residents who plan to vote in both the mayoral election and the Bulloch County ESPLOST referendum, advanced voting is the simpler option.

October 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Experts: Opioid crisis is hitting Georgia especially hard

ATHENS - The nation's deepening opioid epidemic is hitting Georgia harder than most states, experts say.

October 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Youth gangs become issue for mayoral candidates

During a forum Wednesday evening, Statesboro's three candidates for mayor responded to a question about youth gangs involved in criminal activity here.

October 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Cagle asserts he’s ready to shape Georgia’s growth

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle asserts that having been lieutenant governor through an economic downturn and into a recovery prepares him to lead, as governor, in ...

October 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Fair produces decade of love

Ten years ago, during fair week in Statesboro, something special happened at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Four charged with commercial gambling

Agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Commercial Gambling Unit arrested four people this week on commercial gambling charges after a raid Oct. 12 ...

October 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Herald hosts mayoral candidate forum Monday

The Statesboro Herald will host the three candidates for mayor of Statesboro in a forum Monday evening, giving voters another chance to hear from them ...

October 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Sheriff’s office presence keeps fair safe

Most people who attend the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair are there to have fun in a safe, family-oriented atmosphere, but sometimes trouble shows its face.

October 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


It's time to play Pigskin Pickem' 2017

Sponsored by Seasons of Japan restaurant, the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com bring you the 11th Annual Pigskin Pickem' contest.

August 24, 2017 | | Local


Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local


Statesboro Herald 2016 Photos of the Year

It's that time of year to look back and reflect, and photography is still one of the very best ways to do that.

December 30, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Deputy saves child’s life after ATV accident

A quick-thinking Bulloch County sheriff's deputy was commended for his actions that saved a child's life after an all-terrain vehicle accident Wednesday.

December 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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