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Sammons pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

In a last-minute "best interest" plea, a woman facing a retrial of the 1998 murder of her husband pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

March 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Our Views: Vote 'Yes' for local ESPLOST on Tuesday

There is an election Tuesday. Or, more precisely, there is a referendum. Only one issue is on the ballot, but make no mistake, what Bulloch County voters elect to do will have as much direct impact on their lives as any vote they will cast for some time.

March 15, 2009 | | Local


SEB's 'Swarm' having another great season

The Southeast Bulloch High School marching band has been recognized for its quality at many state competitions the past few years.

2009 is beginning with even more honors. The first was an invitation to participate in the 37th Annual Southeastern United States Honor Band held at Troy State University in Troy, Ala., Feb. 5-7.

March 15, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


SPLOST vote Tuesday

Lack of understanding and awareness of an upcoming election held for voters to approve or vote down a proposed extension of a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for Bulloch County school construction could result in a low voter turnout, said Bulloch County Chief Probate Clerk Patricia Lanier Jones.

March 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sammons retrial set

The retrial of a woman convicted in 1999 of killing her husband is set to begin Monday immediately after jury selection, said Bulloch County Clerk Teresa Tucker.

March 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police make third arrest in shooting

Statesboro Police made a third arrest Friday in connection to a shooting incident that happened Tuesday, but are still seeking 17-year-old Dante Ravon Williams, who police said is one of two suspects who actually fired shots. One victim, a 15-year-old, remains in critical condition after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Friday, police charged Reginald Kentay Hagins, 18, Harvey Wilson Road, Portal, with participation in criminal street gang activity, aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault, said Capt. Scott Brunson.

March 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - OTC iGot Fundraiser; Phil & Chad: Rattlesnake Roundup

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, March 12, 2008

March 13, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Teen remains critical after Tuesday shooting at Luetta Moore Park

A teenaged boy shot Tuesday night remains in critical condition, police said. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of another teenager who police are seeking regarding the incident.

March 12, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


OTC exceeds 2009 iGot goal

Despite fears the economic downturn would hinder charitable giving, Ogeechee Technical College surpassed their goal during this year's annual iGot fundraising campaign.

March 12, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local




Police: Man who attacked blind victim, daughter caught Tuesday

A team of officers from four local law enforcement agencies, acting on an anonymous tip, captured a man Tuesday they sought regarding an attack against a blind man and his daughter.

March 12, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Baseball season begins at Mill Creek; Lefty Williams in the Studio

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, March 12, 2008

March 12, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Sheriff: Man hits child, 2, outside Bulloch DFCS

A man remains behind bars without bond after punching his two-year-old in the Department of Family and Children Services, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

March 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man critical after Tuesday shooting

A 15-year-old teen remains in critical condition after a possibly gang-related shooting Tuesday night around 8:23 p.m. at Luetta Moore Park on Church Street, police said. A second victim, Gregtavious Wallace, 19, is listed in stable condition. Both suffered from multiple gunshot wounds, said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott Brunson.

March 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


South Main Street accident leaves about 600 without power Tuesday

Approximately 600 Statesboro residents were temporarily without power Tuesday in the south end of town after a mysterious accident resulted in damaged Georgia Power equipment.

March 11, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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'Be a catalyst of hope'

A survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings gave graduates a message of hope and inspiration Thursday evening during the Ogeechee Technical College 2015 Spring Commencement ceremony.

May 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wheelchair-bound man killed in Screven crash

A fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer in Screven County Wednesday afternoon took the life of a man riding a wheelchair from Augusta to Savannah to raise awareness for people with disabilities.

May 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE rejects superintendent’s personnel list

The Bulloch County Board of Education split 4-3 over a vote on personnel last week, rejecting an entire list of recommendations from Superintendent Charles Wilson.

May 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Brunson returns to Statesboro police

Former Statesboro police major Scott Brunson, who appealed his termination last month, will return to the department as a detective, Brunson's attorney Dan Snipes confirmed Wednesday.

May 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City adopts new water and sewer billing rules

New rules that Statesboro City Council approved Tuesday restrict water bill adjustments for city employees and their families but also provide a waiver of late charges for customers with previously spotless five-year payment histories.

May 20, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman critical after crash

A crash that closed a portion of Veteran's Memorial Parkway Wednesday morning resulted in a Statesboro woman being airlifted to a Savannah hospital for treatment of critical injuries.

May 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal responds to wastewater violations

Portal city officials are working towards improving wastewater disposal and maintenance issues after the Georgia Environmental Protection Division mandated changes following an unpermitted discharge and sewage spill.

May 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


DOT commissioner denies Palmetto Pipeline certificate

Georgia Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry issued his decision Tuesday, denying Kinder Morgan a certificate that would have given the company power to force the sale of easements of private land to build the Palmetto Pipeline.

May 19, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


One legend tells of another

The Bulloch County Historical Society hosted a special guest speaker Monday at its May lunchtime meeting. Highly esteemed and well-known in Bulloch County, William James stepped up to the podium to expound on his accomplishments in this area.

May 18, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local


A boot to local economy

Local tourism promoters and hospitality businesses hope that the Georgia Soccer State Cup Final Four, expected to bring nearly 2,500 people to Statesboro the last weekend in May, is a foretaste of more late-spring and summer sports events in the future.

May 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Man pleads guilty, gets life for Oak Hill murder

One of three men charged in the January 2014 murder of a woman during a home invasion robbery was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty Friday.

May 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Suspect known in Newington shooting death

While an arrest has not been made, authorities know the identity of a man suspected in the May 8 shooting death of a Newington man at his home.

May 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Shifting education focus critical to our future

Next week hundreds of excited and well prepared high school seniors will graduate from Bulloch County schools and enter the next phase of their lives.

May 18, 2015 | | Local


Marathon bombing survivor to speak at Ogeechee Tech graduation

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott will offer the keynote address Thursday evening during Ogeechee Technical College's spring commencement ceremony.

May 18, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


GSU trombonist selected for Disney college band

Eric Spencer, a junior trombone performance major from Augusta, Georgia, will spend 11 weeks this summer performing with top college musicians from around the country after winning the jazz trombone soloist chair in the 2015 Disneyland All-American College Band.

May 17, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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