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Lawmakers seek $22.2 billion sales tax hike for transportation

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Paying an extra penny in sales tax for each dollar he spends wouldn't bother John Wade, as long as a chunk goes toward paving dirt roads like the one to his Chatham County home.

March 16, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Four Statesboro residents rewarded for providing information about an arson

Four residents of Statesboro were awarded $2,500 each for providing information that led to the arrest of conviction of a man for arsons committed at College Walk Apartments in 2005.

March 16, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro woman celebrates 100th birthday

What is it like to spend 100 years in the same neighborhood? Ask Bernice Hodges Deal and she'll tell you all about growing up near Akins Pond Road, walking with friends and cousins along the creek, and marrying Horace Deal before moving just seven miles away from where she was born.

March 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Trial for man accused of attacking woman in Wal-Mart bathroom begins

The trial of a man accused of attacking a woman in a Statesboro retail store bathroom in 2005 begins today. Stephen Mark Hall, 26, Garfield, faces Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed today as a jury hears details about the ordeal.

March 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hall found guilty in Wal-Mart attack

In less than an hour, a jury found Stephen Mark Hall guilty Thursday on all counts related to an attack Oct. 14, 2005 on a woman and her two-year-old grandchild in a retail store bathroom.

March 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Dress Down Day deadline draws near

When Red Cross Chapter Manager Mary Ball went out to lunch during last year's Dress Down Day, she was pleasantly surprised to see the number of people wearing the Red Cross t-shirts.

March 15, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Fatality on GSU campus

A man moving boxes at a Georgia Southern University residence hall suffered a heart attack and died Monday after he fell off a ramp.

March 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police arrest eight juveniles for gang activity

Statesboro Police arrested eight juveniles - six Friday and two Monday - charging them with gang activity as well as other crimes for involvement in a Jan. 26 fight at a birthday party held in the Statesboro Recreation Department's Honey Bowen Building.

March 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tanker flips, spills diesel fuel on Hwy 80 West

A tanker flipped Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 80 West and Veteran's Memorial Parkway. Firefighters, rescue units and Georgia State Patrol troopers responded to the scene and called Haz-Mat units to handle a fuel spill.

March 15, 2007 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | Local


Boro Snapshot

Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.

March 14, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Hospital to host Community Health Fair Saturday

More than 30 area health businesses and agencies will provide free screenings as well as information on leading a healthier lifestyle.

March 14, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Parking hearing draws crowd

Approximately 80 people attended a rare Monday public hearing dedicated exclusively to addressing parking in front yards, with people from all sides of the issue expressing their concerns to the Statesboro City Council.

March 13, 2007 | Luke martin | Local


Gang activity not relegated to Statesboro

Gang activity in Bulloch County is not limited to Statesboro. The latest report of gang activity in the Portal area was at the Willow Hill Community Center Feb. 19, according to a Bulloch County Sheriff's incident report.

March 13, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Man sentenced to life in jail for sale of cocaine

Looking at Johnny Lee Walker's criminal record that stretches back to 1976, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed recently sentenced Walker to life in prison as a recidivist.

March 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Abduction leads to arrest; Woman OK after man grabs her from parking lot

A man forced a woman into his truck, took her to a nearby parking lot and made unwelcome sexual contact, police said.

March 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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2 men charged with drug offenses, animal cruelty in Statesboro

Two men were jailed Monday on animal cruelty and drug charges after officers discovered injured dogs, cocaine, marijuana and "Molly," a drug similar to Ecstasy, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Couch proposes cautious Bulloch County budget

While revenues are slightly up and the economy appears to be improving, Bulloch County commissioners are still making conservative budget decisions.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gov. Deal pushes for clinical drug trials of marijuana derivative

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.

July 08, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Sylvania woman, 27, dies in wreck

Editor's note: Because of incorrect information supplied, the time of the wreck and the location from which the victim was returning were incorrect in a brief that appeared in Wednesday's newspaper. The entire brief, with the correct information, appears below.

July 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Investigation of Statesboro City Council begins

The investigation ordered by Statesboro City Council into whether a majority of council members met in potentially illegal private meetings with former City Manager Frank Parker or City Attorney Alvin Leaphart began Tuesday at 11 a.m.

July 08, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2nd defendant pleads in 2013 murder of Statesboro man

A woman charged in the "hit style" murder of her mother's husband has accepted a plea bargain.

July 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven County celebrates groundbreaking for yarn mill

SYLVANIA - The flag of India flew beside those of Georgia and the United States at the Screven County Industrial Park as Gov. Nathan Deal joined in breaking ground Monday for ShriVallabh Pittie Group's $70 million yarn spinning plant, expected to create 250 jobs.

July 07, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk Common Core

Editor's note: This is the third of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue.

July 06, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Perdue, Kingston talk taxes

Editor's note: This is the second of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue. Part three will run in Tuesday's print edition of the Statesboro Herald.

July 05, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Should teachers be armed?

School superintendents in Bulloch and Evans counties say they prefer to rely on law enforcement response instead of arming teachers or other school employees. But now that state law allows it, school officials in Effingham County might take a look.

July 05, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Rising tide of debt, tough job market hurting college grads

The cost to attend college has risen sharply over the years. Not surprisingly, so has the number of college graduates with large amounts of debt.

July 05, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON and JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Interns | Local


6 arrested in 2 Bulloch County drug investigations

A total of six people - including one found hiding in a suitcase inside a closet - were arrested Friday in two separate investigations into drug sale or possession, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro man arrested on drug sale charges

Officers arrested a man Thursday after he led them on a vehicle chase and eventually had to be subdued with a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


7 arrested on drug, weapons charges in Statesboro

Seven people - including a man who was shot during an attempted robbery Sunday evening - were arrested Thursday after officers responded to an apartment trying to find a man wanted for selling cocaine, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Perdue, Kingston talk immigration

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY

July 04, 2014 | | Local


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