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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


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


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Ogeechee Tech, Georgia Southern agree to limited dual enrollment

Ogeechee Technical College students can now be Georgia Southern University students at the same time. Ogeechee Tech voices will even be added to the Southern Chorale.

February 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro’s annual Wedding Walk Expo set for Friday evening

Planning your special day can be an intimidating journey, but Downtown Statesboro's Wedding Walk Expo has done the hard part for you.

February 05, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal man trapped underneath home by fallen water heater

A Portal man was transported to a Savannah hospital after being trapped underneath his home by a fallen hot water heater for hours Wednesday.

February 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia EPD investigates Portal sewage spill

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is investigating what it terms a "major" sewage spill at a retention pond used by the city of Portal.

February 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen fatal fire ruled ‘undetermined’

The fatal Sunday morning fire in Millen has been ruled "undetermined," according to Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens.

February 05, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Local money varies widely among Bulloch County schools

The local tax money Bulloch County spends annually per student in its 15 public schools varies from $1,087 at Brooklet Elementary School to $3,660 at Portal Middle High School, according to a chart seen by the Board of Education last week.

February 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Tornado drill goes quietly, smoothly at Sallie Zetterower Elementary

It started shortly after 9 a.m. today when Hope Sumner, the assistant principal of Sallie Zetterower Elementary School, spoke over the intercom.

February 04, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Freedom, Gus, Keel bring Georgia Southern to the Capitol

Georgia Southern University hosted its second annual "Day at the Capitol" event on Tuesday in Atlanta.

February 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Department of Revenue joins Statesboro police on alcohol checks

The Statesboro Police Department is not alone in ensuring that city businesses that sell alcohol do so within the law.

February 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man faces 72 peeping Tom counts

A Statesboro man faces more than 70 felony charges after investigators discovered an assortment of revealing photographs of women he apparently took without permission, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

February 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County man charged with kidnapping woman

A man is in jail after a female acquaintance told Bulloch County deputies that he had kidnapped her.

February 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Committee ranks Bulloch County Schools’ facility needs

While Bulloch County spent tens of millions of dollars building new schools over the past 15 years, some of the schools' smaller wants and needs were pushed to the future, and some additional problems cropped up.

February 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro Herald seeks Deen Day Smith nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

February 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bi-Lo and a Clyde’s store get 3-day suspensions

Two Statesboro stores that are part of larger companies, Clyde's Market No. 48 on U.S. Highway 301 South and the Bi-Lo supermarket at the mall, have their city licenses to sell beer and wine suspended Thursday through Saturday.

February 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Space heater likely cause of fatal Millen house fire

A space heater is believed to be the cause of a house fire in Millen Sunday morning that took the life of a teenage boy.

February 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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