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Flag for USS Georgia stops in Bulloch

A Georgia state flag was on its 151st stop in a 159 county journey across the state when it visited Bullcoh County at the council annex on North Main Street Thursday. The flag will adorn the newly converted USS Georgia scheduled for a return to service ceremony on March 28. Accompanying the flag are proclamations and signatures from all 159 Georgia county commissions declaring their support for the men and women serving aboard the submarine.

April 04, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Plans advance for Streetscape downtown project

With Mayor Bill Hatcher out, Mayor Pro-tem Joe Brannen oversaw a relatively uneventful Statesboro City Council meeting earlier this week.

April 04, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


About 800 fourth graders attend water festival at GSU

About 800 fourth graders from the Ogeechee River basin descended upon Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Building for Winning Water: the 2008 Children's Water Festival.

April 03, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Severe weather possible in Bulloch area Wednesday

A line of storms similar to those that swept across Southeast Georgia Saturday is expected to head Bulloch County's way Wednesday afternoon and into the night. While the storms are not forecast to be as dangerous as the weekend weather that left two people dead in Georgia, officials urge area residents to monitor weather conditions.

April 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Banquet notes advance of black businesses in area

About 300 people came out on Saturday to participate in the third annual African American Business Owner's Coalition awards banquet. The event, held at the Russell Union Ballroom on the campus of Georgia Southern University, recognized the achievements of several prominent Statesboro business owners. It also offered information and motivation for economic and community development.

April 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


OTC names GOAL student

Laura "Molly" Bickerton, a radiologic technology student at Ogeechee Technical College, was named local winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) at a luncheon held Monday at Ogeechee Tech. The announcement was made by Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Tech.

April 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Whitesville spokesperson questions Bulloch Jail expansion at Commission meeting

Bulloch County Commissioners voted Tuesday to allow Bulloch County EMS to convey a surplus ambulance to Ogeechee Technical College for use in training EMTs.

April 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


After tornado, Atlanta officials assess damage

ATLANTA - With most of the city's downtown tourism infrastructure damaged by a tornado, officials are scrambling to make sure no upcoming conventions move to other cities.

April 01, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Portal Clyde's gets $25,000

Georgia Lottery retailer Clyde's Market in Portal received last week a $25,000 retailer incentive bonus for selling a Mega Millions jackpot ticket.

April 01, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Veterans town hall meeting is Wednesday

Georgia 12th District Congressman John Barrow will hold a town hall meeting for veterans on Wednesday in Statesboro. The gathering is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. at the Honey Bowen Building.

April 01, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch deputies complete training

Four Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies recently completed training at the Georgia Peace Officers Training Center in Forsyth, said Capt. Howard Nesmith.

April 01, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Brooklet Elementary holds a 'Snow Day'

March 30, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Serna sentenced to a year in jail

Georgia Southern University associate professor Dr. Juan Serna, convicted in January of sexual and drug offenses against a former student, faces a year in jail.

March 29, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Metter man wins $500,000 playing the lottery

March 29, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Life celebration event to be held for Capt. Bennie Rushing

A life celebration event is being planned for long-time Bulloch County Sheriff's Office employee Capt. Bennie Rushing, who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

March 29, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


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South Georgia Center for Cancer Care hosts free Cancer Survivor Day celebration

South Georgia Center for Cancer Care will host its free Cancer Survivor Day celebration on Friday from 4:30-8 p.m. at The Hall by 40 East Grill on 19B S. Vine St.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County robbery suspect arrested in Florida

A Statesboro man has been arrested in connection with the July 8 robbery of a truck stop, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Final deal to start dredging Savannah harbor close

SAVANNAH - Within two weeks, officials expect to sign a cost-sharing deal with the federal government that's needed to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority's top executive said Monday, meaning construction could begin within a few months on the $706 million project state officials have pursued for 15 years.

September 29, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Defense, prosecutors preview Atlanta school cheating cases

ATLANTA - Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Defense attorneys countered in their opening statements that their clients were committed educators but made enemies of former colleagues who are now lying about their involvement in cheating.

September 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Halloween party to benefit literacy foundation

A Halloween party scheduled for Oct. 24 will benefit efforts to boost childhood literacy.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Herald writer wins coveted spot at Guideposts workshop

Statesboro Herald writer and columnist Julie Lavender was recently named one of 12 winners of the Guideposts 2014 Writers Workshop Contest. Lavender submitted four stories for consideration and was chosen to fill one of the coveted spots for the workshop, held every other year.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2nd person dies after Highway 119 wreck

A second person has died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Georgia Highway 119, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Hunter Oglesby.

September 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro steps up effort to police underage drinking

Statesboro police and City Hall officials acknowledge that officers have done more compliance checks targeting sales of alcohol to people under age 21 since the Aug. 28 death of Michael Gatto, 18, after a violent encounter at the now closed Rude Rudy's bar.

September 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman, 75, dies after church van is struck in Bulloch County

An elderly woman was killed Friday evening when a man ran a stop sign and crashed into the church van in which she was riding, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Brian Scott.

September 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Alternative school goes full-day, but Bulloch County school board doesn’t buy full plan

Bulloch County's alternative school, Transitions Learning Center, will soon go from half-day sessions to a full day for each student and will get a counselor. But the Board of Education did not back a request to add a certified math teacher for the program.

September 26, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


With rap star Ludacris, Georgia gov. taps unlikely partner

RIVERDALE, Ga. - A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris sharing a stage.

September 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of music icon Ray Charles, to perform in Statesboro

Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of the musical giant and legendary singer and composer Ray Charles, will perform live Saturday at Eastern Heights Baptist Church.

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


Trinity Episcopal kicks off year of benefit concerts Saturday

Statesboro's Trinity Episcopal Church begins another year of benefit concerts for the local community, with the first concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday

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


Ga. Ports chief: Savannah port can surpass NY

SAVANNAH - Coming off a year of record-smashing growth, Georgia's top ports executive said Thursday he's convinced the Port of Savannah can someday overtake New York as the busiest seaport for containerized cargo on the East Coast.

September 25, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Historical marker celebrates Stilson

STILSON - This southeastern Bulloch County community might be small, but some of its people - including two pioneering women - have left their mark in Bulloch County and beyond.

September 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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