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Four killed in explosion that destroyed sugar refinery

PORT WENTWORTH - A powerful explosion that ignited in a storage silo at a sugar refinery killed at least four people, injured dozens of the more than 100 employees working the night shift and all but demolished the plant that's been a core part of this small community's economy for 90 years.

February 23, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Bulloch grand jury clears two men facing rape charges

Two men charged with rape in August have been cleared by a Bulloch County grand jury. Charges against Quentin Antonio Young, 21, Chandler Road, and Jermaine Denardo Thomas, 20, G. W. Oliver Spur, were dropped, said a spokesman for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office.

February 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police respond to weapon tip at SHS but no weapon was found

Statesboro Police responded to Statesboro High School Friday morning after school officials received a tip that a student may have a weapon.

February 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


GSU launches EAGLE ALERT emergency system

In the event of an emergency, Georgia Southern University will be getting the word out quickly with newly launched EAGLE ALERT, an upgraded emergency text messaging system designed to warn students and employees of potential threats or emergencies.

February 23, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Sheriff's investigator: Woman defrauded Red Cross

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are looking for a woman they say defrauded the American Red Cross, and hope citizens can provide information as to her location.

February 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Alcohol Board considering changes to ordinance

The Statesboro Alcohol Control Board is considering changes to the city's alcohol ordinance, which would allow for the creation of bars and permit restaurants to serve alcohol on Sunday afternoons.

February 22, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Longtime resident George Roebuck passes

Longtime Brooklet resident George Allen Roebuck, known by many as "Coach Roebuck," is remembered as being a compassionate "pillar of the community" who cared a great deal about young people.

February 21, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Drug raid puts four behind bars; cocaine, cash, Xanax seized

A substantial amount of cocaine is off the streets and four offenders are behind bars after Statesboro Police Crime Suppression Unit officers raided a College Lane residence Saturday.

February 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Busy day expected at Bulloch County polls

The presidential primary has finally come to Georgia, along with over twenty states and American Samoa, in a day that has become known as Super Tuesday. Though it is mathematically impossible for any candidate in either party to secure their nomination by Wednesday, today's voting could annoint someone a clear frontrunner, spell the end of a campaign or possibly even further muddle the picture.

February 21, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City considers redistricting plans

Statesboro City Manager George Wood proposed a plan Wednesday that would redraw the city's five council districts and fundamentally change the way citizens elect council members.

February 21, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Statesboro man to announce run for U.S. senate

A local boy is combining his Georgia roots and Washington experience to challenge U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss for his seat in the upcoming election.

February 17, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


GSU official: Campus Adderall abuse increases

John uses Adderall every day. "I probably shouldn't have gotten on it," he said.

February 17, 2008 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


Development Authority to consider bonds for GSU project

The Development Authority of Bulloch County will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at the Chamber of Commerce to consider a bond resolution on the application by the Georgia University Housing Foundation Four LLC for its 2008 student housing project.

February 17, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


'Tender Hearts' dinner and dance Saturday in Portal

A dinner and dance, maybe some romance, and the chance to help three people with unfortunate situations comes up tonight in Portal.

February 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC awarded $500,000 Work Ready Region grant

Ogeechee Technical College recently was awarded a $500,000 Work Ready Region grant by the state of Georgia, said Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Tech.

February 16, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


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All workers safe after blaze in Great Dane's Statesboro plant

A fire Thursday afternoon at Statesboro's Great Dane plant resulted in no major injuries, but four firefighters suffered minor heat exhaustion as the blaze added to already steaming temperatures.

July 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro’s Firecracker Fest promises explosive fun for the Fourth

Mill Creek Regional Park will be bustling with activity today during the 2014 Firecracker Fest, featuring family entertainment, games and, of course, fireworks.

July 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police: Man uses air-conditioner wires to light cigarette

Police arrested a man Wednesday they said snatched wires out of an air conditioner, then plugged the bare wires into a wall socket in order to light a cigarette.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Statesboro man fired shots at several people in Brooklet

A Statesboro man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after deputies say he fired shots at his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in her Brooklet yard, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Arthur approaches N.Carolina; vacationers head out

RODANTHE, N.C. - Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of the state's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks.

July 03, 2014 | By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern basketball player arrested

A Georgia Southern basketball standout and a teammate who just graduated have been arrested on drug and weapons charges after investigators executed a search warrant at a Statesboro apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Child rape case leaves mysteries

Matthew Coniglio's Pooler home held a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thumb drives.

July 02, 2014 | By MITCH WEISS, RAY HENRY and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County Commission to hold workshop, public hearing

Bulloch County commissioners will meet next Tuesday for a workshop session before a public hearing regarding the proposed fiscal 2015 county budget.

July 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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