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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


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


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4th filmmaker charged in Allman movie train crash

SAVANNAH - A fourth filmmaker has been charged with crimes stemming from a train collision in southeast Georgia that killed a crew member during shooting of a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman.

September 30, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


South Georgia Center for Cancer Care hosts free Cancer Survivor Day celebration

South Georgia Center for Cancer Care will host its free Cancer Survivor Day celebration on Friday from 4:30-8 p.m. at The Hall by 40 East Grill on 19B S. Vine St.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County robbery suspect arrested in Florida

A Statesboro man has been arrested in connection with the July 8 robbery of a truck stop, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Final deal to start dredging Savannah harbor close

SAVANNAH - Within two weeks, officials expect to sign a cost-sharing deal with the federal government that's needed to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority's top executive said Monday, meaning construction could begin within a few months on the $706 million project state officials have pursued for 15 years.

September 29, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Defense, prosecutors preview Atlanta school cheating cases

ATLANTA - Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Defense attorneys countered in their opening statements that their clients were committed educators but made enemies of former colleagues who are now lying about their involvement in cheating.

September 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Halloween party to benefit literacy foundation

A Halloween party scheduled for Oct. 24 will benefit efforts to boost childhood literacy.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Herald writer wins coveted spot at Guideposts workshop

Statesboro Herald writer and columnist Julie Lavender was recently named one of 12 winners of the Guideposts 2014 Writers Workshop Contest. Lavender submitted four stories for consideration and was chosen to fill one of the coveted spots for the workshop, held every other year.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2nd person dies after Highway 119 wreck

A second person has died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Georgia Highway 119, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Hunter Oglesby.

September 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro steps up effort to police underage drinking

Statesboro police and City Hall officials acknowledge that officers have done more compliance checks targeting sales of alcohol to people under age 21 since the Aug. 28 death of Michael Gatto, 18, after a violent encounter at the now closed Rude Rudy's bar.

September 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman, 75, dies after church van is struck in Bulloch County

An elderly woman was killed Friday evening when a man ran a stop sign and crashed into the church van in which she was riding, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Brian Scott.

September 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Alternative school goes full-day, but Bulloch County school board doesn’t buy full plan

Bulloch County's alternative school, Transitions Learning Center, will soon go from half-day sessions to a full day for each student and will get a counselor. But the Board of Education did not back a request to add a certified math teacher for the program.

September 26, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


With rap star Ludacris, Georgia gov. taps unlikely partner

RIVERDALE, Ga. - A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris sharing a stage.

September 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of music icon Ray Charles, to perform in Statesboro

Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of the musical giant and legendary singer and composer Ray Charles, will perform live Saturday at Eastern Heights Baptist Church.

September 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Trinity Episcopal kicks off year of benefit concerts Saturday

Statesboro's Trinity Episcopal Church begins another year of benefit concerts for the local community, with the first concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday

September 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ga. Ports chief: Savannah port can surpass NY

SAVANNAH - Coming off a year of record-smashing growth, Georgia's top ports executive said Thursday he's convinced the Port of Savannah can someday overtake New York as the busiest seaport for containerized cargo on the East Coast.

September 25, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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