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Shaq to help Boro man

Searching seemingly in vain for cleats large enough to fit his size 22 feet during the past four months, Brian Easterling now has someone helping him who knows just a little about big feet. And reality TV. And rap. And, of course, basketball.

March 29, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Bulloch Special Olympians compete, have fun

Nearly 100 Special Olympians gathered Friday at Statesboro High School's Womack Field for the 2011 Bulloch County Special Olympics.

March 26, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Auto dealer happy with move to Bulloch

Joe Davis was confident in 2009 when he moved his Swainsboro Chrysler dealership to Statesboro that it was the right business decision.

March 19, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Local businesses learn about SEO at Herald lunches

More than a dozen Statesboro businesses enjoyed lunch at RJs while learning about search engine optimization the past two days.

March 02, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


A forum for Statesboro artists

Elaine Schneider, who is gallery coordinator for the Averitt Center for the Arts, spent part of Thursday afternoon hanging art with Ida Waters in the second floor elevator lobby.

February 17, 2011 | by JAMES HEALY | Local


A year of no surprises

It's been almost a year since Dr. Brooks Keel assumed his role as Georgia Southern University's 12th president on Jan. 1, 2010. He's had the tough task of slashing a budget three months into the job, but also the joy of Georgia's Board of Regents approving a full engineering program for the university.

December 12, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Life


Final touches on new Sallie Z.

Tile is being laid, desks are being set up and final touches are being put on the new Sallie Zetterower Elementary School on Cawana Road.

November 29, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Day of Great Thanksgiving set for Boro

Fourteen years ago, members of the Old Savannah City Mission organized the first Day of Great Thanksgiving in famed Forsyth Park. The 13th annual event to feed the needy of Savannah is set for next Saturday, but this year, the mission has joined forces with the faith community and others in Bulloch County and will hold the first Day of Great Thanksgiving in Statesboro.

November 13, 2010 | Jim Healy | Local


'Flame of Hope' at Bulloch Courthouse

Selected to create a new cauldron that would contain the flame for state Special Olympics events in Georgia, Duke Oursler said he wanted to sculpt a work of art that would inspire the athletes.

November 10, 2010 | By James Healy | Local


Famed choir playing Boro

Steven Metrejean of Statesboro was in Chicago and Memphis last week. Sunday he was in Knoxville, Tenn., and Monday and today he's in Atlanta before finally coming home on Wednesday. But he'll be back on the road and in Florence, S.C., by Friday.

November 09, 2010 | by JAMES HEALY | Local


Growth with a purpose

Assuring owners of Great Dane they picked wisely in selecting Statesboro as the site to build a 450,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, Gov. Sonny Perdue welcomed the company to Bulloch County during a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday.

October 14, 2010 | By James Healy | Local


Ogeechee Tech breaks ground on new facility

In congratulating Ogeechee Technical College President Dr. Dawn Cartee on breaking ground Thursday for the school's new Health Science building, Gov. Sonny Perdue gave his theory behind OTC's success.

October 14, 2010 | By James Healy | Local


Women on a Mission deliver blankets

Members in the Women on a Mission group at First Baptist Church of Blichton take their job seriously. Their most recent mission brought eight group members to Statesboro so they could fulfill their latest project.

September 25, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Local author debuts first book

When her children were growing up in the 1970s, Verdery Kennedy told stories to keep them entertained as they drove from Statesboro to Atlanta.

September 14, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


A new home for an old schoolhouse

After watching the one-room schoolhouse she cherishes travel on the back of a tractor trailer from her farm in southeast Bulloch County to Georgia Southern's Botanical Garden, Jan Anderson was a little wistful Wednesday morning.

September 12, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Life


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