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Statesboro, Portal cancel Friday night football games

Both Statesboro High School and Portal High School have announced the cancellation of their football games Friday night in the face of approaching Hurricane Irma.

September 07, 2017 | | Local


All Bulloch County public schools closing Friday, Monday, Tuesday

All Bulloch County publc schools will be closed Friday, Monday and Tuesday, according to a mass email sent by the Bulloch County Board of Education late Thursday afternoon.

September 07, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Closings announced for Hurricane Irma

The following closings and changes in schedule have been announced due to Hurricane Irma:

September 07, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local




GS-New Hampshire game moved to Birmingham, Ala.

Georgia Southern University and the University of New Hampshire have mutually agreed to move their scheduled football game this Saturday to Birmingham's Legion Field at 3 p.m. (CT) due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.

September 06, 2017 | Georgia Southern Media Relations | Local


'This is a buzz saw'

MIAMI - Florida residents picked store shelves clean and long lines formed at gas pumps Wednesday as Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 monster with potentially catastrophic winds of 185 mph, steamed toward the Sunshine State and a possible direct hit on the Miami metropolitan area of nearly 6 million people.

September 06, 2017 | By JENNIFER KAY and GARY FINEOUT Associated Press | Associated Press




Irma nears Caribbean islands as Category 5 hurricane

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua - The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history bore down on the islands of the northeast Caribbean on Tuesday night, following a path predicted to then rake Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba before possibly heading for Florida over the weekend.

September 05, 2017 | By ANIKA KENTISH and DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump orders end to DACA program

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday began dismantling Barack Obama's program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, declaring he loves the "dreamers" who could face deportation but insisting it's up to Congress, not him, to address their plight.

September 05, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Claxton escaped inmate captured at Bulloch County hotel

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies, answering a call about a suspicious person Friday night, captured an inmate who had escaped from the Smith State Prison Transitional Center in Claxton.

September 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


GATAcast: 9.5.17 - Tyson Summers

Mike is joined by Georgia Southern head football coach Tyson Summers as they recap the Auburn game and look ahead to the home opener against New Hampshire

September 05, 2017 | | Sports


OTC celebrates Literacy Week

Gov. Nathan Deal has designated this week as Literacy Week and Friday as Literacy Day in Georgia.

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


A Day for Southern campaign underway

Georgia Southern University alumnus Bob Mikell, an eighth generation Bulloch County resident and 2017 Alumnus of the Year for the university's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, will serve as the community chair of the 44th annual community A Day for Southern campaign. The campaign gets underway today with a volunteer luncheon, and the official donation total will be announced next Tuesday, Sept. 12.

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Pride can be tricky thing

When used wisely, it can summon up the best in a person and push him farther than he thought he could ever go - almost like a secretive superpower. But, like most superpowers, there is a dark side to pride that can make it just as destructive as it is awesome.

September 05, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Ladies and gentlemen, I've been compromised

When I go out to cover games here in Bulloch County or beyond, I conduct myself though a certain code of journalistic ethics.

September 05, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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Walk to End Alzheimer's raises $90,000

Friday night's Walk to End Alzheimer's at Mill Creek Park saw 195 participants and 29 teams register to take part in the fund ...

October 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Jimmy Franklin's labor of love

Statesboro native Jimmy Franklin has been practicing law since 1966. While his expertise is mainly as a trial attorney for civil matters, Franklin recalled a ...

October 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Keuchel strikes out 10, Astros beat Yanks 2-1 in ALCS opener

HOUSTON - Dallas Keuchel dominated the Yankees again, striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings to lead the Houston Astros over New York 2-1 on Friday ...

October 14, 2017 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Arena quits after US World Cup failure

NEW YORK - Bruce Arena quickly resigned as U.S. coach after the Americans' failure to qualify for the World Cup. U.S. Soccer Federation President ...

October 14, 2017 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Former player: Parents should be warned of football's risks

WASHINGTON - Parents should be informed before they sign up their kids to play football that the sport can cause long-term neurological damage, even to players ...

October 14, 2017 | By BEN NUCKOLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


UNC set to move past academic probe, not celebrate

North Carolina can move forward, closing one of the most embarrassing chapters in the school's history now that the long-running NCAA academic case has ...

October 14, 2017 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia all set for Mizzou

ATLANTA - From the perspective of Georgia coach Kirby Smart, the only thing that has stopped Missouri's big-play offense has been the Tigers' turnovers.

October 14, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Screven shuts out Westside

Screven County entered the 2017 season expecting plenty of wins.

October 14, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy softball advances in state, but faces test from Westfield

Bulloch County hasn't exactly been known as a hotbed for softball talent, but this year three of the four County schools not only advanced ...

October 14, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Ware Co. on top

It wasn't a gut punch, but it hurt just the same.

October 14, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Trinity Christian takes win over BA

With Bulloch Academy leading by one midway through the second quarter, Trinity Christian quarterback David Coleman dropped back to pass.

October 13, 2017 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Social Security recipients will see 2 percent boost in 2018

WASHINGTON - Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year, the largest increase since 2012, thought ...

October 13, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


US obesity problem not budging

NEW YORK - America's weight problem isn't getting any better, according to new government research.

October 13, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press




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