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Chamber farm tour focuses on livestock

About 150 members of the Statesboro community, including business leaders and students got out of the city Thursday for the 19th annual Agribusiness Tour sponsored by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce.

May 21, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Police: Report suspicious incidents, but don't panic

A man taking photographs of children at a local church playground Thursday gave church employees cause for suspicion, especially after an attempted abduction reported in the vicinity weeks earlier.

May 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City terminates positions of police, fire chief

Following a City Council directive to close a $425,000 budget shortfall without raising property taxes, Statesboro City Manager Shane Haynes announced Thursday the elimination of six positions from the police and fire departments, including the termination of Police Chief Stan York and Fire Chief Dennis Merrifield.

May 21, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Get a sneak peek of Splash in the Boro this weekend

You can cool off a week early at Splash in the Boro when the water park opens for a sneak preview Saturday and Sunday.

May 20, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Local historian Smith Banks passes at 73

One of Bulloch County's most noted historians passed away Wednesday. Smith C. Banks, 73, died Wednesday, May 19, after a lengthy illness.

May 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Eye care at the Hearts and Hands Clinic

An eye clinic is being held at the Sons of Light Fellowship Baptist Church, which houses the Hearts and Hands Clinic. Eye services will be available at the Hearts and Hands Clinic every other month. The clinic plans to offer weekly medical services starting on June 22. For more about Hearts and Hands, see Sunday's Statesboro Herald.

May 19, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - AG candidate would sue over health care

Preston Smith, one of three Republican candidates running for Georgia attorney general, was Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show.

May 19, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Sex offender charged with sexual battery

A registered sex offender was arrested Saturday after a woman said he grabbed her inappropriately. Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested Deontray Antwone Lewis, 29, of Lundy Trailer Park, on charges of sexual battery.

May 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man gets life in 2002 rape

During a recent court hearing, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed sentenced a man to life after he pleaded guilty to the 2002 rape of an elderly woman.

May 18, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A singular honor for SEB student

A sophomore at Southeast Bulloch High School was selected recently as Bulloch County's only representative in the Governor's Honors Program. Taylor Burroughs is one of 700 Georgia students that will participate in the six-week program being held this year at Valdosta State University.

May 18, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Ga. Southern expands online offerings

Ron Shiffler, dean of the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern, was Monday's guest on the Mornings unPHILtered" show.

May 17, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Wild weather Sunday causes minor damage

The National Weather Service said it wasn't a true tornado, but a strong storm system with straight-line winds up to 60 miles per hour ripped through Bulloch County Sunday evening, toppling trees and power lines and otherwise wreaking havoc.

May 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Battle over Portal JROTC

Bulloch County Board of Education members are considering eliminating the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) due to budget reasons, but members of the school and community made please Thursday that the board reconsider.

May 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Jan Tankersley completes term as county commissioner group president

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia recently installed its officers for 2010 – 2011 at its annual meeting and recognized the service of outgoing president, former Bulloch County Commissioner Jan Tankersley.

May 15, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vernon Littles sworn in as new School Board member

Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee Deloach officially swore in Vernon Littles as the new District 5 Board of Education representative at Thursday's regular session meeting.

May 15, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


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More Atlantic storms predicted for 2016

MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm ...

May 27, 2016 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Local


Haralson leaves for superintendent’s job

Dr. Shawn Haralson said goodbye Friday to the children at Langston Chapel Elementary School. Having served as principal of four Bulloch County schools in 11 ...

May 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspect flees after chase

Although Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson called off Friday's search for a fugitive suspect involved in a high speed chase spanning three-counties, deputies remained ...

May 27, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


‘Missing Man Table’ honors fallen veterans

For almost a decade, Vandy's Restaurant in the Statesboro Mall has provided a meal to veterans on Memorial Day. This year, however, the restaurant ...

May 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


City to resurface West Parrish

The city of Statesboro has budgeted to resurface West Parrish Street, from North Main Street to Highway 80 West, this fall.

May 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


School board seats all decided

Because of Tuesday's election, Heather Mims will be District 7's new member on the Bulloch County Board of Education beginning in January, while ...

May 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Commission race 2A headed for runoff

One of three Bulloch County Commission races is headed for a runoff, but candidates in the other races swept the votes by significant margins.

May 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hall and Muldrew head to runoff

Attorneys Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew will continue their campaigns to a July 26 runoff after they emerged as the two top vote-getters Tuesday in ...

May 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Probate judge race goes to runoff

Lorna DeLoach, a legal assistant, and Charles Aaron, a local attorney, will face off July 26 in a runoff election to become Bulloch County's ...

May 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brown wins primary for sheriff’s seat

Bulloch County sheriff's Sgt. Noel Brown defeated Chief Deputy Jared Akins in a sometimes contentious contest Tuesday in the Republican primary for Bulloch County ...

May 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Final local election results by the numbers

With all 16 precincts reporting:

May 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Shots fired in dog attack startles children

Shots fired by a Statesboro police officer that killed a reportedly aggressive pit bulldog Monday caused a nearby child care center to send children inside ...

May 24, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


3 commission seats contested

About 11 percent of registered Bulloch County voters took advantage of the early voting period, which ended Friday. The rest will get their chance at ...

May 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Averitt summer camps filling up

Registration deadlines are fast approaching for summer camps at the Averitt Center for the Arts, and program director Tony Phillips said he expects more than ...

May 23, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Ga. OKs $7.5M for joint seaport with SC

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority approved $7.5 million on Monday for the first big steps toward building a new seaport terminal on the Savannah ...

May 23, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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