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Our 'Mrs. Emma'

She was known as "The Lady of 6,000 Songs."

October 18, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Army Field Band to perform free concert

The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at Statesboro High on Friday at 7 p.m. The Army Field Band's concert is sponsored by the Statesboro Herald.

October 18, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

PDL franchise names first staff members

Statesboro Premier Development League franchise President Darin Van Tassell announced today the first three members of the new soccer club's executive staff - Heidi Jeffers, Becky Davis and Christal Riley.

October 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

It's fair week

Whether it's heart-pumping thrill rides, crafts exhibits, cotton candy and funnel cakes, livestock shows or live entertainment, the upcoming Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair has something to tickle everyone's fancy.

October 17, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Former city manager’s suit set for a hearing

Fourteen months after former City Manager Frank Parker filed his wrongful-firing suit against all five Statesboro City Council members and the mayor, a judge has scheduled a hearing over the defendants' motions to have the case decided short of a trial.

October 17, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Blue Devil football: Celebrating perfection 10 years later

Reunions - whether they're of the class or family variety - are always great for rekindling cherished friendships and reliving the good old days.

October 16, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Local

SFD sells T-shirts to fight breast cancer

Help fight breast cancer, and get a cool new T-shirt at the same time by joining the Statesboro Fire Department's effort to raise funds for local cancer awareness and cure programs.

October 16, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Statesboro's Liz Driggers named Teacher of the Year

Coach Elizabeth J. "Liz" Driggers, who teaches health and physical education at Statesboro High School and says that everything about her subject is relevant to students' lives today, is the Bulloch County Schools' Teacher of the Year for 2017.

October 16, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Remembering a season of 'perfection'

Perfection will be honored Friday night at Womack Field.

October 15, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local

Program allows hunters to donate venison to hungry

Hunters who kill more deer than they can eat will be able to donate the extra venison to those in need through a Georgia Wildlife Federation program called Hunters for the Hungry.

October 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Savannah prepares retreat in speech fight with tour guides

SAVANNAH - Savannah fell to British troops in the American Revolution and surrendered to the Union Army during the Civil War. Now Georgia's oldest city is preparing to retreat from a law that for decades has required tour guides to prove to City Hall that they know history.

October 14, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Civil rights groups: Prevent King monument at Stone Mountain

A monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. must not be installed among the sculpted figures of Confederate leaders at Georgia's Stone Mountain, a group of civil rights leaders told the state's governor Wednesday.

October 14, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Wasp nest strands man on 100-foot ladder

When Statesboro resident David Pollard climbed 100 feet above the ground Wednesday to replace a belt on equipment at a grain elevator, he didn't expect to run into trouble.

October 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

DAR helps set a pattern for Statesboro’s passive parks

People now have a bench to sit on when they watch the ducks on the pond in Edgewood Acres, and Daughters of the American Revolution members have set an example for how civic groups could help the city of Statesboro carry out a master plan for Edgewood's Rockwell Park and rejuvenate other parks.

October 13, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sea Island seminar aims to halt identity theft

Financial transaction fraud and identity theft have become a huge issue for consumers and businesses alike.

October 13, 2015 | | Local

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Parents, students asked to help rate school climate

Not to be confused with the efficiency rating on air conditioners, the School Climate Star rating is a grade of each Georgia public school's ...

November 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Register hires consultant to correct records

The town of Register has hired a consultant to help unravel what some of the town's council members say is a bookkeeping nightmare.

November 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Local downtown holiday celebration set for Friday

Santa is coming to downtown, along with the Christmas train, the tree lighting, the holiday parade and the Run the Boro 5K, as First Friday ...

November 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

“It’s All About the South”

When thinking of a clothing designer, most would not envision a "country boy" who lives in ball caps and tee shirts, but the creator of ...

November 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Christmas show opens Friday night at TMT Farms

What started out as one family's gesture in spreading Christmas cheer has grown into a holiday display that draws visitors from across the region ...

November 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Community shares reasons for being thankful

Today is Thanksgiving. For what are you thankful?

November 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU multimedia is ESPN3 ready

Georgia Southern University students employed by the Multimedia Development Center, such as James Braswell, have some rare opportunities, and not just because they help ESPN ...

November 25, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

State Department issues travel advisory

Threats from terrorist groups prompted the U.S. State Department to issue a nationwide travel alert covering the next three months, said Bulloch County Public ...

November 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Helping others feed the hungry

Personally filling 78 bags of groceries and passing along $1,000 worth of gift certificates for turkeys or hams, the East Georgia Regional Medical Center ...

November 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Joe Franklin produces Bulloch citrus crop

A few miles outside of the city limits of Statesboro you will find Franklin Farms which is growing hundreds of Satsuma [sat-SOO-muh] trees. Satsumas are ...

November 23, 2015 | | Local

Local Business Briefs

Optim System names Castleberry new CEO

November 23, 2015 | | Local

'I didn't mean to kill anybody'

"I didn't mean to kill anybody. I did not set out that night to kill anybody, but my choices did," Adam Cochran told students ...

November 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Mike Waters family named 2015 Farm Family of the Year

Nevils area farmer Mike Waters said he "smelled a rat" when his friend Raybon Anderson invited him to the Farm-City Breakfast Friday morning, but he ...

November 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia probation rate highest in US

ATLANTA - Georgia leads the nation in placing its citizens on probation, a distinction that is now being studied by the state's criminal justice reform ...

November 21, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Despite Volkswagen loss, Brunswick port plans for auto boom

SAVANNAH - Losing the business of a major automaker hasn't stopped the Georgia Ports Authority from racing ahead with a $12.7 million expansion of ...

November 21, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

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