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New GSU president hopes to take university to the next level

For Dr. Brooks Keel, one of the key factors that drew his interest to become president of Georgia Southern University was what he calls the college's "culture of being student centered." So, in his first week on the job as the college's new leader, Keel wants to have lunch with the student body. Just not all at the same time.

January 09, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Life


Vigil held after tragic death of SEB student Lori Blitch

On a cold, star-filled night in Brooklet, students and faculty from Southeast Bulloch High gathered in front of the school to remember their friend and classmate, Lori Blitch.

December 29, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Christmas songs fill Stilson Elementary

December 18, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Black Nativity opens Friday at Averitt Center

Local theater legend Mical Whitaker said his fourth year of directing Cleve White's production of "Black Nativity" will be his most fully realized version of the Christmas musical.

December 16, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


An apology for our inexcusable headline error

First of all, I apologize for the appalling error that appeared in the lead headline of Thursday's Statesboro Herald. I apologize to the family and friends of Brandie Danielle Davis for our carelessness that is inexcusable for such a sensitive and tragic story. I apologize to our readers for doing our jobs in a manner that brings into question our competence and credibility.

December 10, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


For the Love of Larry

On Jan. 7 of 2009, 17-year-old Larry Rakeen Parks died. Though almost no one knew it at the time, the Statesboro High junior was the victim of vicious bullying and chose to end his life.

December 10, 2009 | Jim Healy | Local


MTV in the house at Claxton High

MTV was in the house Tuesday at Claxton High School.

December 08, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Operation Christmas Child

For Janet Ward, the mission of Operation Christmas Child is clear.

November 19, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Statesboro woman is making a difference

A chance encounter outside a Veterans Administration hospital changed Lori Bennett's life forever and perhaps even a few in Afghanistan.

November 07, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Life


Books-A-Million, Petco help out local animals

The Statesboro Humane Society is one of the most active civic groups in the area and also is one of the most imaginative when it comes to fundraising.

September 26, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Bulloch School System plans to file CCAT lawsuit next week

Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Dr. Lewis Holloway said Friday he expects the system will file a lawsuit next week against a state law that created a state charter school commission.

September 19, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Bulloch DAR chapter marks Constitution Day

September 17, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Bulloch to contest funding for CCAT

The Bulloch County School System is expected to join a lawsuit filed last week by Gwinnett County Schools against a new state law that created a state charter school commission, alleging the school district is being illegally forced to fund the Charter Conservatory for Arts and Technology.

September 14, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Robots, mousetraps and banners

For Statesboro High junior Ricky McCombs, coming into the auditorium of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for a national competition was a little nerve racking.

August 29, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Life


'Friday Night Live' returns

It will be a glorious evening for football tonight when Statesboro opens the 2009 season against Josey at Womack Field.

August 27, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


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Film festival set for Thursday

For the past two years, I guaranteed that if you went to the Statesboro Film Festival you would have a great time or your $5 would be refunded. No one has taken me up on the refund, yet, and I'm confident no one will if they go to tonight's sixth film festival.

April 16, 2014 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Choose your favorite film

Which film will earn Best Film at the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival?

April 15, 2014 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


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