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Bulloch hires county fire chief

Camilla Fire Chief Charles Randy Walker accepted the new position of Bulloch County's fire chief, said Bulloch County Public safety Director Ted Wynn.

February 06, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro celebrates, honors Martin Luther King

A parade followed by a community program commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, almost a week after his birthday but on the day set aside in his honor.

February 05, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Books-A-Million finalizes plans to come to Statesboro

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. and Ewing Southeast Realty announced Monday that Books-A-Million will be part of Statesboro Crossing - a 162,000 square-foot shopping center development off the Brannen Street Extension. Construction is underway for an expected fall 2008 opening.

February 05, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Woman charged with theft by conversion

Police said a woman refused to return a car she rented, and was arrested by Atlanta area law enforcement last week on theft by conversion charges.

February 04, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Program at GSU Planetarium to focus on hunt for starless galaxies

An astronomer from Cornell University will present a special program at the Georgia Southern Planetarium on Friday, Jan. 25.

February 03, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU to offer Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

With approval from the Board of Regents, Georgia Southern University will offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree beginning in the fall of 2008. The DNP program, offered online through the university's School of Nursing, is one of only two such degree programs in Georgia.

February 03, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


City accepts county's fire service proposal

In a brief and amenable meeting Friday, Statesboro City Council members agreed to a proposal by Bulloch County Commissioners to continue paying the city for providing fire service to an area within a five-mile radius of the city limits.

February 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police hope citizens can offer information about armed robbery

Police hope citizens will offer information that will help them nab an armed robber who took off Tuesday with an "undisclosed amount" of cash from a rent-to-own business.

February 01, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Chief Stan York discusses auto theft ring

Statesboro Police Chief Stan York answers questions about the alleged car theft ring arrests and about the involvement of a city police officer.

February 01, 2008 | Video by Phil Boyum | Local


Local blood bank facing severe shortage

The local blood bank is currently facing a severe shortage of several different blood types. This is a consequence of all the activities that surround the holidays, causing the number of people donating blood to drop.

February 01, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Boro Snapshot - Summer gas prices

Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 1 and 3. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

January 31, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


George Wood leaving as city manager

City Manager George Wood announced his resignation at the Statesboro City Council meeting Tuesday, much to the chagrin of those in attendance, He's leaving to take a job as the county manager in Lincoln County, N.C., in large part to be closer to family, but also to seek professional challenges in a county that's experiencing a lot of growth.

January 31, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Alcohol Board: Consider allowing bars in Statesboro

The Statesboro Alcohol Control Board set a date Tuesday for a planning session to discuss potential changes to the alcohol ordinance. Reducing the first offense penalty from three days to one day and possibly removing the 50/50 requirement from restaurants - allowing for the creating of 21-and-over bars - is on the table.

January 31, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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


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Last chance to ‘Fill the Bus’ for children in need

For a number of years, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County has conducted the annual back-to-school supply drive, Stuff the Bus.

August 06, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Group hopes to build park in Ga. toddler's memory

MARIETTA, Ga. - People across the country who want to memorialize the late 22-month-old Cooper Harris have created a fundraising campaign online to build a park in his memory.

August 06, 2014 | By HILARY BUTSCHEK The Marietta Daily Journal | Local


How does Ebola virus spread and can it be stopped?

LONDON - As a deadly Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, health officials are working to calm fears about how the virus spreads, while encouraging those with symptoms to get medical care. Typically, outbreaks of the disease have been in other parts of the continent, not in West Africa.

August 06, 2014 | By MARIA CHENG Associated Press | Local


Statesboro open meetings investigation expected to take another month

The investigation into whether city officials violated the Georgia Open Meetings Act during the tenure of former City Manager Frank Parker probably will take until mid-September or later to complete, Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore told City Council during its regular public meeting Tuesday.

August 06, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet police: Caregiver stole elderly woman’s EBT card

An elderly woman's EBT card was stolen, and her caregiver was later caught on video using the card, police said.

August 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern police receive grant for new breath test machine

The Georgia Southern University Police Department recently received an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The grant was awarded to purchase a CMI Intoxilyzer 9000, which will replace the current Intoxilyzer 5000.

August 06, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Going to jail for justice, we do it because we can'

Health care as a right, quality public education for all and opposition to state and local decisions they believe promote gun violence, limit voting rights and build and fill prisons for economic gain - these are things for which some Moral Monday activists are willing to go to jail.

August 05, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro police seek man accused of stealing from local charity

A man suspected of stealing from a local charity is wanted on theft by conversion charges.

August 05, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Herald to hold 12th District debate

Campaign season is expected to kick into high gear in the next few weeks, especially in the high-profile races for governor and U.S. Senate.

August 05, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Metter home invasion suspect identified

Metter police have identified one of two men suspected in a recent home invasion attempt and hope the public will assist in locating him.

August 05, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Bi-Lo holding job fair

Bi-Lo will hold a job fair today to accept applications and conduct interviews for various positions in the Statesboro area.

August 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Breastfeeding still too low in Georgia, report says

Georgia still lags behind the national averages on infant breastfeeding rates, a newly released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report card shows.

August 05, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Guyton police investigate gunfire exchange

GUYTON - Police officers still are chasing leads and trying to find who was responsible for a Saturday morning shootout.

August 05, 2014 | By PATRICK DONAHUE Effingham Herald | Local


US government had role in Ebola drug given aid workers

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.

August 04, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Local


Bulloch County’s advertised tax hike nonexistent, for most people

Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch is recommending that the Board of Commissioners not roll back its millage rate and so is issuing a notice, to comply with the Georgia Taxpayer Bill of Rights, of a pending 1 percent property tax increase.

August 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


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