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Police officer involved in auto theft ring

A Statesboro Police officer was among nine local suspects indicted on auto theft ring charges. Advanced Patrol Officer John Fitzgerald Jones, 43, Meadowlark Circle, was placed on administrative leave without pay after his arrest on charges of conspiracy, possession of counterfeit state securities (vehicle titles) and making false statements.

January 31, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Nine locals arrested in national auto theft ring

Nine local residents face an initial appearance today before a federal judge regarding their arrests for involvement in a huge auto theft ring that spans several states.

January 31, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City meets with county to discuss fire issue

Tempers flared and arguments became heated Tuesday as Statesboro City Council members met with Bulloch County Commissioners to discuss the fate of a 22-year agreement between the two governmental agencies regarding fire service to a specific area outside the Statesboro city limits.

January 30, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro man charged with arson, burglary

Three separate incidents landed a Pamela Way man in jail on several charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Capt. Todd Hutchens.

January 29, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Chilly day greets Spring semester at GSU

January 29, 2008 | Photos by Scott Bryant/Herald staff | Local


County, city to hold fire summit

Bulloch County Commissioners will meet Tuesday with Statesboro City Council members and Statesboro Mayor Bill Hatcher to discuss fire protection services.

January 29, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Schedule set for 2008 MLK parade events

Sponsored by the Bulloch County branch of the NAACP, the theme for celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2008 is: "Racial Equality: Moving from Good to Great." The goal is to honor Americans who, in their everyday lives, take a stand for justice for all.

January 28, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Bulloch-area lawmakers discuss 2008 session

With the Georgia General Assembly set to begin its 40-day session Monday, Bulloch County-area legislators offered their thoughts on the hot topics for 2008.

January 28, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Health officials: Restaurant inspection scores have dropped

Restaurant inspection scores have dropped an average of five points, since the Georgia Department of Human Resources changed the inspection guidelines, according to observations by local health officials.

January 28, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


OTC, Stay in School Project host author Chad Foster

Ogeechee Technical College and the Stay in School Project recently played host to best-selling author and acclaimed speaker Chad Foster.

January 27, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vera Lane road improvements spark investigation

Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch placed three Bulloch County transportation department employees on administrative leave Thursday pending an investigation regarding road improvements to Vera Lane, a lonely dirt road stretching between Ga. 46 and U.S. 301 South near Register.

January 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fire destroys Portal family's home

A Portal family lost their home Thursday to a house fire possibly caused by a faulty surge protector. Portal Fire Chief Christopher Ivey said the fire originated in a child's bedroom and the surge protector is likely the cause. However, the investigation is ongoing, he said.

January 26, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Police: Man arrested for at least 15 area burglaries

Statesboro Police arrested a man Tuesday they said is responsible for at least 15 burglaries in the area. Lamars Gavin, 33, Finch's Trailer Park, is behind bars, charged with 15 counts of burglary, theft by taking, and marijuana possession, aid Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams.

January 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police chief: Suspected bank robbers face additional charges

Two men suspected in a bank robbery Tuesday face additional charges, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

January 25, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Alcohol control board's decision to suspend Retriever's license questioned

Depending upon who you ask, the Alcohol Control Board may have overstepped its bounds Tuesday when it recommended to give Retriever's Sportsbar & Grill a three-day suspension of their alcohol license.

January 25, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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GSU program seeking host families for international students

The students come from all over the world and arrive at Georgia Southern University without knowing a single person in the area. These international students are here to study and learn, but often find themselves feeling lost and alone.

March 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees' preventive care plans.

March 25, 2014 | MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local


Former NFL coach speaks at Fellowship of Christian Athletes fundraising banquet

The Belle House was filled to capacity with local coaches, players, parents and supporters at last Thursday's Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fundraising Banquet.

March 25, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Search continues for plane off Georgia coast

BRUNSWICK - U.S. Coast Guard crews and others were searching Tuesday for two people who were aboard a small plane that went missing in the St. Simons Island area.

March 25, 2014 | | Local


12th District GOP candidates to hold debates

Georgia Republican Party District 12 Chairman Mike Welsh on Monday announced a series of debates for Republican candidates in Georgia's 12th Congressional District.

March 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gov. Deal, Jemelleh Coes to speak at GSU commencement ceremonies

Georgia Southern University has selected Gov. Nathan Deal and Jemelleh Coes, the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year and Georgia Southern alumna, as the speakers for the 2014 spring commencement ceremonies on May 9 and 10.

March 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cagle to speak at Deen Day Smith Awards

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

March 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Good Scout Banquet honors Richard Morriss

Richard Morriss, Venture Crew adviser for Crew 935 and Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 935 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church for more than 20 years, received the Ed Cone Award at the Good Scout Banquet, held Thursday evening at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.

March 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Riding for recovery

Today at 9:30 a.m. California time, Georgia Southern University graduate Steve Pulley will dip the back tire of his bicycle into the Pacific Ocean in San Diego and set off on a 57-day cycling adventure.

March 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Brooklet will keep police department

BROOKLET - City Council decided not to dissolve the town's police department after all, voting Thursday night to keep the 106-year-old agency as it is.

March 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Ga. lawmakers finish session, head into campaigns

ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia General Assembly are ready to begin their campaigns for another term, fresh off a legislative session highlighted by scads of campaign-friendly maneuvers.

March 21, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


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