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Three arrested with felony shoplifting from Wal-Mart, one employee included

An ongoing investigation by officials at a local retail store resulted in police charging three, including a store employee, with felony shoplifting Monday.

August 02, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Students set new record numbers for summer 2007 classes at GSU

A record number of students attended summer session classes at Georgia Southern University in 2007 as nearly 1,000 additional students opted to enroll in more than 950 courses offered over the last two months. Final summer statistics show that the record number 8,830 students enrolled for a record number 59,085 credit hours, a 12.7 percent increase in students and 13.3 percent increase in credit hours from the same time period in 2006.

August 01, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


City Council to discuss moving house

Two weeks after tabling the issue, the Statesboro City Council will once again discuss a request to allow an apartment house to be moved from Bulloch Street to Elm Street.

August 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local




City Council votes to deny relocating house

In a move that could potentially open the city to a lawsuit, the Statesboro City Council voted to deny permission for a house to be relocated to Elm Street.

August 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Man arrested for stabbing wife

Officers responding to a call at 4 a.m. Sunday found a woman crawling on the ground near Eagle Walk Apartments on Knight Drive, bleeding from stab wounds. Investigation led to the arrest of her husband, who was intoxicated when officers located him, police said.

August 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU broadcasting students get hands-on experience with professional cameras and broadcasting van

The students in Georgia Southern University Professor Kent Murray's class don't use pencils and paper. Instead, they're working with multi-million dollar equipment.

August 01, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


Boro Snapshot - Harry Potter's Fate

Boro Snapshot is taped on Tuesday afternoons between 3 and 5. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

August 01, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


County considers airport hangar agreement

July 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Parvo causes shelter depopulation

With a constant stream of complaints coming in about stray and unwanted animals, now isn't the best time for the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter to be closed. However, another outbreak of the canine parvovirus caused shelter officials to call for a depopulation and close the shelter to incoming dogs and puppies until Thursday.

July 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch schools' construction on schedule, a lot still to be done

Bulloch County school construction projects are on schedule a little less than three weeks before the first day of school, and contingency plans are in place for work that won't be complete by Aug. 1.

July 28, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


Statesboro electrician wins $100 grand

Although he played the lottery on the luckiest day of the year, 07-07-07, Statesboro electrician Clinton Brown probably still got a shock when he realized he'd just won $100,000.

July 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch BOE will vote Thursday on the purchase of five parcels of land

Bulloch County Board of Education members will vote tonight on a resolution to purchase five parcels of property along Clarke Street in Portal.

July 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mayor, councilman earn awards at the Georgia Municipal Association meeting

Statesboro Mayor Bill Hatcher and councilman John Morris were recognized at the annual Georgia Municipal Association meeting held last month in Savannah.

July 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Two women arrested for stealing debit and going on a shopping spree

Two women used a man's debit card number to enjoy a shopping spree, police said. They charged food, phone card minutes and clothing to his account, but it caught up with them and landed them in jail.

July 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Georgia schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.

June 27, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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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