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Christmas in the Boro and Bulloch delivers early joy to local children

Despite a rainy morning, Santa and Mrs. Claus made an appearance at the old Statesboro Police Department Friday to help deliver holiday cheer through the efforts of the "Christmas in the Boro and Bulloch" project.

January 05, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local equestrian team competes in first horse show

Fourteen riders from the Evermore Farm Interscholastic Equestrian Team recently competed in their first Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) horse show hosted by St. Francis High School and held at Sonora Farm in Canton.

January 05, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Black Nativity' begins Friday at Emma Kelly Theatre

On Friday evening, December 21st, Langston Hughes' "Black Nativity" will begin its three-day run at the Emma Kelly Theatre in downtown historic Statesboro. Starring in the production are Vidalia's Wardlaw Brothers, a quintet of inspired vocalists who recently won rave reviews when they opened for the 2007 National Baptist Convention USA in Philadelphia, Pa. Hoping to repeat previous successes during the Christmas season, Cleve White is producing the play for the third year. His Nissan dealership is one of the most respected businesses in the country and was recently listed as one of "The Best in the Boro." "Black ...

January 04, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man arrested for aggravated assault with bicycle chain and lock

A Roundtree Street man is behind bars at the Bulloch County Jail after his arrest for aggravated assault with a bicycle chain and lock.

January 04, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deputy: Body found in woods off Mt. Pisgah Church Road

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators responded to a Mt. Pisgah Church Road location early Thursday in response to a report of a body found. There, they discovered the body of a man "about 30 feet off the shoulder, in the woods," said Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

January 04, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City approves fire services proposal

The Statesboro City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to approve the staff recommendation for negotiating the Fire Service Component of the service delivery agreement between the city and county. In an 11-page memo, which included the city's proposal for service within the current fire district, City Manager George Wood outlined the problem the city has with the county's plan to form their own fire department.

January 03, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Boro Snapshot - Christmas shopping

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:

January 03, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


All power restored in Nevils area

Nevils Elementary School and 720 other Georgia Power customers in the southeast end of Bulloch County were without electricity Tuesday morning due to a faulty switch and effects of the below-freezing weather.

January 02, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


American Diabetes Association hosts awards luncheon at Statesboro Inn

Several companies and individuals received accolades and appreciation Tuesday as the American Diabetes Association hosted an awards luncheon at the Statesboro Inn for those who supported the 16th annual fall fund raising campaign.

January 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fire issues heat up City Council meeting

The Statesboro City Council got heated Tuesday as City Manager George Wood outlined the city's plan for a fire services agreement while questioning the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners decision to cancel their agreement with the city without a formal plan of their own.

January 02, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Deceased Georgia speaker to lie in honor at state Capitol

ATLANTA - Flags flew at half staff over the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday in honor of the cantankerous yet compassionate former speaker of the House whose reign under the gold dome lasted nearly three decades.

January 02, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


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


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U.S. education chief: College debt huge concern

Given an opportunity to talk one-on-one with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the newspaper in Georgia Southern University's hometown asked him what his department is doing about student debt.

September 10, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Compliance checks result in Statesboro underage drinking arrests

Alcohol compliance checks in the last week at area bars and restaurants ended in numerous arrests for underage drinking and other violations, according to Statesboro police reports.

September 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern student lived life to the fullest

Michael Gatto got as much as he could out of his 18 years of life, including the 10 days he was at Georgia Southern University.

September 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro notifies Rude Rudy’s owner of hearing

Rude Rudy's owner Jonathan Earl Starkey has been asked to appear before City Council later this month, and face the possible suspension or revocation of the nightspot's alcoholic beverage license, according to a notice mailed to him Monday.

September 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia ethics commission fires director

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission was fired Monday, less than a week after a judge fined her $10,000 for failing to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the agency and called her actions "dishonest and non-transparent."

September 09, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


41st annual ‘A Day for Southern’ set for Tuesday

Georgia Southern University kicks off its 41st annual "A Day for Southern" community fundraising campaign Tuesday. The fundraising tradition began as a way for Georgia Southern supporters to contribute to the ongoing success of the university.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro city councilmen remember Tommy Blitch

Statesboro city councilmen and others spoke highly Monday of former Councilman Thomas Norwood "Tommy" Blitch Jr., who died Sunday under hospice care. He was 82.

September 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Slow nesting season for sea turtles

SAVANNAH - After four busy nesting years on beaches from Georgia to the Carolinas, loggerhead sea turtles this summer laid their eggs at a much pokier pace.

September 06, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Remembering integration

MACON - The morning the girls integrated the Bibb County schools, there was still a virtual mountain to climb.

September 06, 2014 | By JOE KOVAC Jr. The Telegraph | Local


Suit: Bar responsible for injuries

A man claiming he was injured last year by a bouncer at Rude Rudy's has filed suit against the club.

September 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jenkins County man missing for 2 months

Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said Friday that no foul play is suspected in the case of a Jenkins County man missing since early July.

September 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Vince and Barbara Dooley to speak at Boys & Girls Club's annual fundraiser

Legendary Georgia Bulldogs football coach Vince Dooley, along with his wife, Barbara, will be the featured speakers at the annual Steak & Burger Dinner fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

September 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


A man and his horses

When doctors told him he might have only five weeks to live, Rodger Howell decided to make some changes.

September 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Alternative school proposed to expand

After recent violent crimes implicating teenagers and reports by law enforcement that gangs are active here, Bulloch County Schools officials are speeding up plans for a full-day alternative school. A night-school session also is proposed.

September 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet police chief resigns

Mike Buchan has resigned as Brooklet's police chief, and town council members intend to start a search for his replacement soon.

September 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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