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Bulloch helping fight wildfires

Statesboro and Bulloch County firefighters headed to Clinch County Friday to help fight raging wildfires that consumed more than 4,000 acres as winds blew the flames out of control.

March 26, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OMG! Online abbreviations make Oxford dictionary

LONDON - OMG! LOL! The venerable Oxford English Dictionary approves of the three-letter, Internet-inspired expressions you use for "Oh, my God!" and "Laughing out loud."

March 26, 2011 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press | Local


Swap, Buy or Sell - March 25, 2011

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March 25, 2011 | | Local


Mayor calls council meeting

Statesboro City Council will hold a meeting Tuesday, March 29 per a call to order by Mayor Joe Brannen.

March 24, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


State grocery tax on shelf

ATLANTA - Lawmakers said Thursday they've abandoned plans to reinstate the state sales tax on groceries but still want to lower Georgia's personal income tax rate to at least 4.5 percent.

March 24, 2011 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local


Local Food Bank moving

More room, better parking and cold storage is in store for the Statesboro Food Bank as volunteers move the agency from its cramped quarters on Proctor Street Saturday to the old Sallie Zetterower school building at the intersection of Gentilly Road and East Jones Ave.

March 24, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A fortunate Tybee Island weekend trip

It was a pleasant spring day at Tybee Island last week when Matt Zolan and Emily Larkin strolled down the beach with friends during their spring break.

March 23, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU benefactor Gene Bishop dies

Gene Bishop, a major benefactor for Georgia Southern University, died Wednesday of natural causes near his home in Dawson County.

March 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro's LeCain named state's top AD in AAAA

Ken LeCain is happy to stay mostly behind the scenes in his duties as athletic director at Statesboro High. Well, LeCain's profile just moved right to the front after he was named Georgia Class AAAA Athletic Director of the Year Monday at the Georgia Athletic Directors Association Conference in Savannah.

March 23, 2011 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Swing into Spring

The annual parade of athletes followed by a fireworks display will kick off the recreation department's baseball, softball and soccer seasons Friday at Mill Creek Park.

March 23, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Solar power

A company vying to lead a charge toward alternative energy use in Georgia, and known world-wide for its solar products, presented a program in Ogeechee Technical College's Kennedy-Auditorium Tuesday.

March 23, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Swap, Buy or Sell - March 23, 2011

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March 23, 2011 | | Local


Sunday sales up for vote

ATLANTA - After languishing for years in the state Senate, a bill that would pave the way for Sunday alcohol sales in Georgia took just minutes to clear a House panel on Tuesday.

March 22, 2011 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local


Police capture assault suspect

Thanks to anonymous tips and media coverage in the Statesboro Herald and other outlets, Statesboro Police apprehended a fugitive wanted in a violent aggravated battery incident.

March 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sheriff: Citizens need to lock autos

When a potential thief approaches a vehicle and finds an unlocked door, several valuables inside, and no one around, it's as if the victim left an invitation to steal.

March 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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‘Cat’ coming to Averitt Center

Co-directors Mical Whitaker and Melinda Roell will bring Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to the Emma Kelly Theater this ...

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


State DOT offers $450,000 – if Statesboro wins national contest

The Georgia Department of Transportation has committed $450,000 for sidewalk and other improvements on the Blue Mile of South Main Street – if Statesboro wins ...

February 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Eagle ROTC wins MacArthur Award, again

Georgia Southern University's ROTC program has again been recognized with the MacArthur Award as one of the top eight programs in the U.S ...

February 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch commissioners talk trash

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners talked trash during a workshop Tuesday morning, deciding to repeat an "attention-getting" tactic used in one area this month ...

February 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven bags ELK's 100 jobs

ELK Group International, a Pennsylvania-based designer and importer of lighting fixtures, is outfitting a former yarn mill in Sylvania as a distribution center projected to ...

February 20, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'Work It' empowers

The inaugural class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Leadership Academy recently hosted a one-day conference, 'Work It,' dedicated to empowering women through personal and ...

February 20, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Perfect combo: Eagle Creek, Painted Chef

When local entrepreneur Franklin Dismuke purchased the 13,000-square-foot building downtown to build what is now Eagle Creek Brewery, he had no idea what a ...

February 20, 2017 | | Local


Boro's Bobby Jones a Faces of Manufacturing nominee

Bobby Jones, from Statesboro and now manufacturing manager at the Koyo Bearings plant in Sylvania, is a nominee to be one of the Faces of ...

February 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Historic assembly comes to Boro

The 83rd annual Georgia State Assembly of the Daughters of the American Colonists came to Statesboro over the weekend. The St. Philip's Parish Chapter ...

February 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


State on cusp of allowing direct sales by breweries

In 2017, craft breweries appear to be on the verge of getting just about everything they've wanted from the Georgia General Assembly in terms ...

February 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Daughter, grandson charged in elder abuse

A Candler County sheriff's investigator arrested a woman and her adult son after finding deplorable conditions when performing a welfare check on an elderly ...

February 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia House panel approves bill allowing guns on campus

ATLANTA - Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation that began advancing Thursday in the Georgia House despite the Republican ...

February 17, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Merger pending, Armstrong gets interim president

In news this week related to the merger of Armstrong State University with Georgia Southern University, an interim president has been appointed to lead Armstrong ...

February 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Man charged in strong-arm robbery

A strong-arm robbery suspect faces charges after reportedly assaulting another man on Hill Street on Monday.

February 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


School system to hire 3 principals

The Bulloch County schools posted job notices this week seeking principals for Southeast Bulloch High School, Mill Creek Elementary School and Portal Elementary School.

February 15, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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