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School taxes rise 20 percent

Bulloch County Board of Education members voted unanimously Thursday to keep the same millage rate in the 2007-08 budget as last year, but county property owners will see a 20-percent increase in their school tax bill due to rising property valuations.

August 12, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


Citizens asked to donate to James Meeks fund; $10,000 goal to cover medical treatment

When James Meeks stepped into a tattoo parlor about 20 years ago, he didn't know he would leave with more than a little ink under his skin.

August 12, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


House approves 67 widening

The United States House of Representatives has approved $350.000 for the widening of Highway 67 from Interstate 16 to Veterans Memorial Parkway in Statesboro.

August 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


New Nevils set for debut

While the new Nevils Elementary School may lack the historical charm the old school holds, it makes up for it in modern design and the latest in technology.

August 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


New Ga. congressman bucks GOP in vote on medical marijuana

WASHINGTON - Georgia's newest congressman wasted no time in showing that he's willing to buck his party's leadership now that he's made it to Washington.

August 11, 2007 | By BEN EVANS Associated Press Writer | Local


'Star Search' Saturday at Averitt

It's not everyday that you can gather talented people from across Bulloch County and put them into one building for one night, but that's just what's going to take place Saturday in the Emma Kelly Theater.

August 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Road connecting SHS progressing

While work continues on the new Statesboro High School, work is also being done on a new road that hopes to alleviate traffic problems at the school once the new facility opens.

August 11, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Two arrested in pipe bomb incident

Two men arrested on charges of making pipe bombs won't talk about reasons why they did so, said Candler County Chief Investigator Melvin Ivey.

August 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Turtle experts working to prevent extinction

ATLANTA - Close to 10 million turtles are traded each year in Asian food markets despite global efforts to stem the practice that many experts say is causing rapid extinction of some species of the shelled reptiles.

August 10, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


'Help is Here Express' stopping in Statesboro to help residents with prescriptions

The "Help is Here Express" bus tour will be in Statesboro Saturday, stopping at the Statesboro Regional Library from 10-11 a.m. to assist uninsured residents find programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free.

August 10, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Boro Snapshot - Michael Vick

Boro Snapshot is taped on Tuesday afternoons between 3 and 5. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

August 09, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Ducks for Diabetes date set

Hundreds of ducks will descend on the lazy river at Splash in the Boro on August 21 and not only with no one try to make them leave, but people will be cheering them on.

August 09, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


After School registration begins

When working parents need someone to supervise their kids after the school day is over, many turn to the Bulloch County Afterschool Program, which serves Pre-K to 5th grade and is held at every Bulloch elementary school.

August 09, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


Judge investigated for undisclosed fund often dictated county spending

HOMERVILLE - The sheriff got a $23,485 patrol car, the tax assessor got a $2,407 computer and Homerville City Hall got its carpets cleaned for $665 - all with the stroke of a judge's pen.

August 09, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Tribute concert to be held for gospel singer Ethel Lane

Ethel Lane has been singing for other people almost her entire life, but other than "Happy Birthday," she's never had anyone sing to her.

August 09, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


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Statesboro murder verdicts: Momon guilty, Griswould acquitted

After a six-day trial, a Bulloch County jury acquitted one of two men Friday charged with murdering a Statesboro preacher, but convicted the other, who was in prison at the time.

November 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County jury gets murder trial

Jurors for the murder trial of a preacher killed in his sleep in June 2013 will resume deliberation today.

November 20, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bulloch County native still going strong at 102

At 102 years old, Tommie Burroughs has better vision than a good number of people in their 30s and 40s.

November 20, 2014 | By SANDRA BENNETT Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro's Averitt Center presents ‘Christmas Around the World’

The Averitt Center for the Arts will kick off the holiday season with "Christmas Around the World" performances this weekend.

November 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro victim’s wife: I thought he would be beaten, not killed

A woman who pleaded guilty in the "hit style" murder of her husband testified Wednesday in the trial of two men charged in the same case.

November 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Pilot Club of Statesboro hosts breakfast to benefit brain-related projects

The Pilot Club of Statesboro will host its 34th annual fundraiser breakfast on Saturday from 6-11 a.m. at RJ's Steakery.

November 19, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro Turkey Trot set for Saturday

The Seventh Annual Turkey Trot 5K will take over the streets of downtown Statesboro Saturday morning.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro murder victim’s stepdaughter denies role in killing

On Tuesday, jurors heard from the stepdaughter of a man shot and killed in a "hit style" murder on June 30, 2013.

November 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern police use pepper spray to break up fight

Georgia Southern University Police officers had to use pepper spray to break up a fight outside a restaurant over the weekend, and one suspect tried to grab an officer's weapon as he was trying to subdue her, police said.

November 18, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Traveling exhibit shows photos of children available for adoption

While most kids this time of year are making a Christmas list of a host of toys or clothing, these children and teenagers just want one thing: a forever home.

November 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


City report: More than 75 alcohol allegations went unheard by Statesboro City Council

More than 75 alleged violations of Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, from July 2011 through August 2013, never went before City Council for hearings on the businesses' alcohol licenses. Overlapping that total, 42 alcohol-related citations police issued against individuals in July 2011 were dropped by City Hall officials and never tried in Municipal Court.

November 18, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Photo gallery: Honoring Our Veterans

The Statesboro Herald and members of the community would like to recognize the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces on Veterans Day.

November 11, 2014 | Scott Bryant | Local


Photo gallery: 2014 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

October 26, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: 2014 Zombie Run

Over 100 participated in the 2014 Zombie Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, October 25 to help raise funds for local health organizations, including the Bulloch Partnership for Health, the Georgia Southern University Rural Health Research Institute, the Mercer University Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities, and the Georgia Southern University Wellness Program.

October 25, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Flying in the Memphis Belle

September 25, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


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