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John Barrow to visit Statesboro Saturday

Georgia Congressman John Barrow will visit Statesboro Saturday to meet and greet citizens and discuss issues important to them.

February 21, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Taking out the trash; group helps clean up local creek

Wading into murky waters of a litter-filled creek, Nicole Deafenbaugh poked a sharpened stick into a piece of sodden paper. She grimaced as she placed the debris into a trash bag, then waded a bit deeper towards some more floating garbage.

February 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro Snapshot

Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.

February 21, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


OTC fills two key positions

Ogeechee Technical College has announced two recent appointments to key positions at the college. Beth Mathews was named executive director of Institutional Advancement, while Dr. Ben (Benjy) Thompson was named vice president of Economic Development. Both started in their new roles Feb. 1.

February 21, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ready for a tsunami

MIDWAY - Standing outside his home 100 yards from the Atlantic Ocean, John T. Woods III has a hard time imagining it - a towering tidal wave one day crashing over the dock where a lone fisherman recently cast his line.

February 21, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Bulloch schools superintendent Strickland to resign

Bulloch County School Superintendent Dr. Jessie Strickland plans to retire this summer, resigning from her position before her contract expires.

February 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Public hearing on parking to be set

The Statesboro City Council is expected to set a public hearing to allow residents express their thoughts on the proposed front-yard parking ordinance being considered by the city.

February 20, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Subway's Jared wows them in Statesboro

Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was in Statesboro Friday for the tenth annual Subway Challenge.

February 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Massive fire in Portal destroys home; no one was injured

Firefighters from Portal, Clito and Statesboro battled a blaze Thursday night that lit up the sky as an old wood frame house in Portal burned to the ground.

February 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Subway commercial star to be in Statesboro

Jared Fogle, star of the Subway advertising campaign, will be in Statesboro on Friday promoting the chain during the tenth annual Subway Challenge.

February 17, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Georgia’s groundhog sees no shadow, predicting early spring

LILBURN, Ga. - Georgia's groundhog is predicting an early spring.

February 17, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Local


Two arrested in armed robbery

No one was shot, but Statesboro Police responding to a reported shooting Saturday met with a tangle of incidents including an armed robbery, a stolen car and a man suffering a superficial wound to the head.

February 17, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Winter storm closes schools, ices roads in north Georgia

ATLANTA - An overnight winter storm dumped snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain across north Georgia on Thursday, causing about 30 county school systems to close their schools for the day.

February 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Homeowners over age 65 may qualify for state property tax exemption

Homeowners over age 65 on January 1, 2007 may be entitled to an exemption of the state portion of Property Tax on their personal residence, said Bulloch County Tax Assessor's Chief Appraiser John Scott.

February 16, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man charged in sexual assault of 3-year-old

Police arrested a man they said sexually assaulted a three-year-old male relative.

February 16, 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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