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New traffic light installed on Hwy. 80

A traffic light at the intersection of Beasley/Cawana Road and Highway 80 is expected to begin operations soon, Statesboro City Engineer Maz Elhaj said.

October 16, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Drug agents net alligators in Friday raid

By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG

October 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Parade marked opening of Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

A light mist of rain didn't stop folks from lining the streets of downtown Statesboro Monday afternoon to watch a line of beauty queens, antique tractors, colorful floats and marching bands herald the opening of the 45th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Shooting at Eagle Landing Apartments

One man was shot in the head and another received a gunshot wound to the hand during a shooting incident Wednesday night at Eagle Landing Apartments. Police have a man they said was responsible for the shootings in custody.

October 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hundreds of flu shots given Thursday

The Bulloch County Health Department focused on nothing but flu shots Thursday, giving hundreds of shots to vaccinate people from the illness in preparation for the upcoming flu season.

October 16, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Parade kicks off fair today

Roads will be blocked in downtown Statesboro this afternoon to accommodate the 45th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade, which kicks off a week full of fun at 5 p.m. today.

October 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Georgia teacher group backs Taylor

ATLANTA - Democratic Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor picked up the endorsement Wednesday of one of the state's largest teachers groups, despite an effort by Gov. Sonny Perdue to woo educators this election year.

October 12, 2006 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Local man accused of two stabbings

By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG

October 12, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Soccer Saturday at Mill Creek

Shouts of encouragement pierce the mid-morning air during fall Saturday's at Mill Creek Park.

October 12, 2006 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Fair days on the way

Forty-five years ago the Statesboro Kiwanis Club began holding an agricultural fair, and the project snowballed. It's been growing larger every year, drawing visitors from across the Southeast, and in about a week, the fair will be back in town.

October 12, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Isakson: Keep resolve in Iraq

The global war on terror is the ultimate battle of good and evil and Americans must remain resolved to see the fight through, Senator Johnny Isakson said Monday afternoon.

October 12, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Norman Fries Distinguished Lecture Series

The rise of the Internet has created opportunities for the media to expand into new areas, but it has to be done properly for it to succeed.

October 12, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Mental health awareness week

Established by Congress in 1990, the first week of October is designated as "Mental Illness Awareness Week" in recognition of the National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) and its efforts to raise awareness. Also, "Bipolar Disorder Awareness Day" is held each year on the Thursday of Awareness Week to encourage further understanding and promote early intervention and treatment of this mental illness.

October 12, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Local


Savannah Avenue construction on schedule

While the city is realigning Savannah Avenue at its intersection with Highway 80, it's also taking the opportunity to improve the drainage capacity of the area as well.

October 12, 2006 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Wild game, skeet to benefit Averitt Center

By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG

October 12, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Statesboro slaying suspect charged

Charges have been filed against a man police say shot and killed a man at Morris Heights Apartments Wednesday.

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire destroys Statesboro family’s home

A Statesboro family lost a home Thursday night to a fire that started in the garage.

June 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Schools budget final — unless subject to future adjustment

The Board of Education gave final approval for the $74.5 million Bulloch County Schools operating budget, then offered informal support for a study of the school system's pay scales to gauge whether raises are needed.

June 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Pulaski Road at bypass to close for 2 months

Pulaski Road east of Veterans Memorial Parkway will close Monday for about two months while Georgia Department of Transportation contractors work to improve the road's drainage and improve the intersection, DOT announced Friday.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro police arrest slaying suspect

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday who they say is suspected of killing a man at Morris Heights Apartments on Wednesday evening.

June 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Convicted felon, gang member arrested

Deputies investigating a bicycle theft held a convicted felon and known gang member at gunpoint after he reached for a pistol in his waistband earlier this week, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


New drive-thru Parker's opens

Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch CRCT results mixed, but eighth grade soars

In their final encounter with the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, Bulloch County students passed at a rate higher than or equal to the state's in half of the grade-level subject areas.

June 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro woman pleads guilty in husband's death

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Katrina Denise Ledford's jury selection is scheduled for Tuesday, and her trial is scheduled for July 8, in the killing of her mother's husband, Michael Anthony Riley. A front-page article Thursday incorrectly stated that those were the dates for another co-defendant in the case.

June 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Francys Johnson to testify on voting rights

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson will testify Wednesday before a Senate committee about the importance of restoring portions of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 24, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Celebrating its 40th, Bulloch County Historical Society also looks forward

"Remember to pay it backwards and live forwards," Bulloch County Historical Society founding member Dr. Del Presley told fellow members and guests at the society's 40th annual meeting.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro City Council fires city manager Frank Parker

Statesboro City Council on Tuesday fired City Manager Frank Parker after he said, during a staff meeting last week, that he sometimes met in private with a quorum of council members - a violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act.

June 24, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


2 Statesboro men arrested on drug charges

Two men suspected of intent to distribute drugs are behind bars after law enforcement agents intercepted a package slated for delivery to their home, authorities said.

June 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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