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Day two of Serna trial - witnesses testify, attorney suggests drug demonstration

A Georgia Southern University associate professor accused of aggravated sodomy took the stand Tuesday during the second day of trial. Dr. Juan Serna denied forcing himself on a male student, stating the sex was consensual, and shocked prosecutors when he agreed to sniff a drug he admitted using during the sexual encounter that took place in April, 2006.

February 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sunday accident leaves two GSU students dead

A Georgia Southern University student remains in critical condition Monday after an accident Sunday afternoon that left two others dead, said Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper David H. Averitt.

February 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Accuser testifies on day one of Serna trial

A man accusing a Georgia Southern University associate professor of sexual assault testified in court Monday, telling jurors Dr. Juan Serna used amyl nitrite, also known as "Amsterdam poppers," to coerce him into having sex.

February 12, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Early voting begins in Statesboro

Monday was the first day of early voting for the Presidential primaries and traffic at the Bulloch County courthouse was steady. By noon, 24 people had cast their vote and by 4 p.m., another 90 had cast ballots, totaling 114 for the day, with another hour remaining.

February 12, 2008 | Phil Boyum | Local


GSU to purchase Campus Courtyard apartment complex

Georgia Southern University has announced plans to buy Campus Courtyard Apartments, a 149 two- and four-bedroom apartment and townhome community located at 1707 Chandler Avenue in Statesboro.

February 12, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro receives wireless network grant

Statesboro is one step closer to having wireless Internet throughout the city now that it has been awarded a grant from the Wireless Communities Georgia (WCG) program. Governor Sonny Perdue announced Wednesday that Statesboro was selected to receive $323,298 for a city wide WiMAX wireless network.

February 10, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Primary voting in Bulloch begins Monday

Bulloch County voters anxious to get a jump on the Feb. 5 Georgia Presidential Primary can begin casting their ballots Monday.

February 10, 2008 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Investigation finds no wrong doing on Vera Lane road improvements

An investigation has cleared three Bulloch County employees from any wrongdoing regarding road work performed on a portion of Vera Lane, a remote dirt road stretching between Ga. 46 and U.S. 301 South.

February 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


COST program at GSU helps freshmen make college transition

It is billed as a "one-stop shop" for freshmen in the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology (COST) at Georgia Southern University.

February 09, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sylvania woman pulled from burning home, airlifted to Augusta

A Sylvania woman was airlifted to Augusta early Thursday after firefighters pulled her from a burning home and revived her, police reports said.

February 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Billy Hickman named 2007 Business Leader of the Year

After being named the 2007 Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year at a banquet Thursday, local accounting firm partner Billy Hickman appeared quite surprised.

February 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Educational Talent Search Day at GSU is Saturday

Students and parents from five area high schools will converge at Georgia Southern University Saturday for this year's Educational Talent Search Day. Designed to prepare students for life after high school, ETS Day expects to receive 250 students and parents during the day.

February 08, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Flames rise high during fire department training session

The Kmart parking lot was a hot place Wednesday night as the Statesboro Fire Department held a live fire training session. Around 40 onlookers watched flames shoot 30 feet in the air as the SFD conducted a class on handling pressurized container emergencies.

February 08, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Cornel West speaks at Georgia Southern

Cornel West, a provocative public intellectual and a champion for racial justice, spoke to an overflow crowd of nearly 1,500 at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center Tuesday evening. West explored the words and actions of Martin Luther King, Jr., quoting Socrates, the Bible, Dr. King and even current hip hop lyrics to convey the importance of King's dream in the world today. "Brother Martin's greatness was in his depth of love for people," West told the crowd. "His dream is a dream of hope, and don't confuse hope with optimism. There is work to ...

February 07, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Boro Snapshot - Are college students more involved in this presidential election?

Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 2 and 5. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

February 07, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


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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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