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Police: Man tried to abduct girl, 7

A possible child abduction attempt has police seeking information on a man who reportedly tried Wednesday night to lure a young girl into his car by offering her candy.

May 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man pleads guilty in salmonella outbreak case

ALBANY - The manager of a peanut processing plant in Georgia that was linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak four years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to seven criminal counts, including fraud.

May 08, 2014 | | Local


Sex offender caught in Chatham County

A man who failed to register as a sex offender was taken into custody Thursday in Chatham County, the Bulloch County Sheriff's office said.

May 07, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Benton hopes to connect with county residents

Editor's note: This is the first of two candidate profiles for Bulloch County Commission Seat 2-D. Jim Anderson Benton is featured today. William Robert Rushing will be featured Friday.

May 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro’s youngest 'firefighter' laid to rest

Statesboro's youngest firefighter was laid to rest Wednesday with full honors. Aaron Gene Oliver, 8, lost the battle against leukemia Sunday.

May 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Possible new alcohol rules in council’s hands

A draft for a new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance would give the city of Statesboro more options for dealing with bars and other establishments that foster crime or break the rules.

May 07, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Stamp Out Hunger drive set for Saturday

This Saturday, mail carriers will collect canned goods and nonperishable foods as they deliver mail during the 22nd Annual Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive - the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

May 07, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Current, former GSU football players arrested on drug charges

Crime investigators arrested one former Georgia Southern University football player and a current player Wednesday on drug charges.

May 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘You’ve Got Talent’ show set for Saturday

The Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education will host its second annual "You've Got Talent" show Saturday in the Statesboro High School auditorium.

May 07, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


2 new groceries in Statesboro?

Two traffic projects that received Statesboro City Council support Tuesday will accommodate proposed new grocery stores and other businesses.

May 06, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Simmons touts accomplishments in re-election bid

Editor's note: This is the second of two candidate profiles for Bulloch County Commission Seat 1-B. Anthony Simmons is featured today. Jacquavias "Jac" Roberson was featured Tuesday.

May 06, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Goodwill to hold job fair Thursday

In recognition of Goodwill Week, Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is providing 10 job fairs open to the public throughout the region, including one in Statesboro.

May 06, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police, family search for missing man

A man who has been missing since Saturday has epilepsy, and it's feared that he doesn't have his medication with him, Statesboro police said.

May 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man facing 3 charges after Ga. college shooting

AUGUSTA - A man apprehended after a shooting at Paine College is facing charges that include aggravated assault.

May 06, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


College shooting wounds 1

AUGUSTA - The second shooting in two days at Paine College Monday left a student with a life-threatening gunshot wound to the head and prompted authorities to pledge to bolster security at the school.

May 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | 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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