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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's counties multiply, petition creates Bulloch in 1795

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

September 10, 2017 | | Life


Family records key, says Willow Hill festival speakers

Passing on the importance of knowing your heritage and preserving it were key points for speakers at the annual Willow Hill Heritage Festival, held Sept. 2 in Portal.

September 10, 2017 | Photos by JULIA FECHTER | special | Life


Lee — Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Lee (Kim) of Metter, Georgia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebeka Lee of Metter, to Brandon Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Johnson (Sonya).

September 10, 2017 | | Weddings


Sarratt — Porubiansky

Mr. and Mrs. Todd Sarratt of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Nicole of Statesboro, to Andrew Malcom Porubiansky, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Porubiansky.

September 10, 2017 | | Weddings


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Stormy weather

Hurricane Harvey produced unprecedented flooding and indescribable human misery; much of it captured in images from news cameras and cell phones. Among the most disturbing of these images were those from flooded nursing homes with aged residents trapped in wheelchairs as the water level climbed toward their shoulders. There is no final count of handicapped elderly who were rescued by armies of heroes who saved so many in Texas and Louisiana or of those who died in their homes.

September 10, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't change kids -- Change yourself

Q: I get very frustrated with my children when they don't obey me, even down to the simplest of instructions, and end up yelling. How does a parent stop yelling at her kids?

September 10, 2017 | | Life


Awaiting Irma: Rays and Dolphins to be home on the road

MIAMI - Hurricane Irma will have the Miami Dolphins setting up a temporary home in California, and make the New York Yankees the road team in their own city.

September 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Stephens tops Keys in US Open final for 1st Grand Slam title

NEW YORK - Sloane Stephens' remarkably rapid rise from a ranking of 957th in early August to U.S. Open champion on Saturday began with the slow work of coming back from surgery on her left foot.

September 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Herald offices closed Monday

Due to the anticipated dangerous conditions that Hurricane Irma is expected to create, the offices of the Statesboro Herald will be closed Monday and no paper will be printed for Tuesday.

September 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff orders 11 p.m. Sunday curfew in Bulloch

Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown signed an order Saturday instituting a curfew that will take effect at 11 p.m. Sunday.

September 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Superior Court cancelled all week

Citing "the uncertainty of Hurricane Irma," Judge William E. Woodrum Jr., chief judge of the Ogeechee Circuit Superior Courts, issued an emergency order Thursday cancelling all court proceedings for Monday through Friday, Sept. 11-15.

September 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Magic city melancholy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - After having its game against New Hampshire moved by a few hundred miles and one time zone, there was a legitimate question to be asked as to whether Georgia Southern showed up.

September 09, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Being burned by high expectations hurts Georgia Southern fans, I can relate

High expectations are fine to have, but you should know the consequences that come with them.

September 09, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Irma closes in with Tampa, not Miami, in the crosshairs

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Irma's leading edges whipped palm trees and kicked up the surf as the storm spun toward Florida with 125 mph winds Saturday on a projected new track that could put Tampa - not Miami - in the crosshairs.

September 09, 2017 | By JAY REEVES and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia, South Carolina under hurricane watch as Irma nears

SAVANNAH - State troopers turned Interstate 16 into a one-way escape route for a few hours Saturday as evacuees packed cars and fled the Georgia coast ahead of Hurricane Irma, which forecasters said could cause widespread damage in the state from storm surge near Savannah to toppled trees and power lines far inland in Atlanta.

September 09, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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Do or die for SHS

The Statesboro Blue Devil softball team is now one win away from another first. A trip to Columbus Georgia and a ticket to the elite ...

October 18, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Matt Ryan trying to get on track

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan can't seem to shake his Super Bowl hangover.

October 18, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


In need of ‘forever’ homes

Four hundred ninety-nine children across the state of Georgia who don't know each other have one thing in common: they want a forever home ...

October 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




SEB swept out of state playoffs

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch softball team saw its season come to an end Wednesday evening after Cook High School came to town and and brought ...

October 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Eagles dominate field in Atlanta

A good start to the fall portion of the Georgia Southern Men's Golf season turned great Tuesday afternoon in metro-Atlanta. The Eagles torched a ...

October 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


2nd round awaits SHS, SEB

The second round of the state softball playoffs is something brand new for the Statesboro Blue Devils (17-9), but something the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets ...

October 17, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Trump on McCain comments: 'I fight back'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Sen. John McCain that "I fight back" after McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign ...

October 17, 2017 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Two shot at Statesboro Elks Lodge

Two men were shot, with one seriously injured, early Saturday morning at the Elks Lodge on James Street, off Martin Luther King Dr.

October 17, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Plenty of entertainment ensures never a dull moment at the Fair

Fair week in Statesboro brings a great deal of excitement to the area, but the week-long event isn't just thrill rides and fair food ...

October 17, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local




KSU cheerleaders protest anthem

KENNESAW, Ga. - Five cheerleaders at a college in Georgia are vowing to kneel in the stadium tunnel when the national anthem is played at Saturday ...

October 16, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Sports


In the Pits: Talladega too dicey to be in playoff

Here's what went right at Talladega Superspeedway:

October 16, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Wild week in NFL

Aaron Rodgers might be done for the season with a broken collarbone .

October 16, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


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