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Twister in Bulloch?

National Weather Service agents are still working to determine whether a storm that ripped apart a mobile home in the Nevils area, as well as caused damage elsewhere in the county, was in fact a tornado.

May 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Otter Paradise - Local woman created haven over 18 years ago

Otters are not the first wildlife you think about living in Bulloch County, but one resident has her hands full of them.

May 25, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


2,393 walk at GSU Spring 2008 Commencement

Thousands gathered Saturday at Paulson Stadium to celebrate and honor the Spring 2008 graduating class of Georgia Southern University. With more than 20,000 watching the 2,393 graduates, smiles, hugs and many tears of joy were easily seen in all directions.

May 25, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Presentation about Battle of Midway to be held at Boro library

The Battle of Midway and World War II may seem a long way from Bulloch County, but for families who sent a loved one into military service, the past remains an ever present memory.

May 25, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday May 9, 2008

May 24, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Excelsior EMC’s 70th Annual Meeting of Members set for Friday

Excelsior EMC's 70th Annual Meeting of Members is set for today, at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

May 23, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday May 8, 2008

May 23, 2008 | | Local


Help 'Stamp Out Hunger' Saturday by placing food beside your mailbox

Join others across the nation Saturday in helping "Stamp Out Hunger" by placing nonperishable foods in a bag or box beside your mail box Saturday.

May 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Splash in the Boro preps for May 17 opening

Splash in the Boro opens Saturday, May 17 and workers are filling pools, putting out chairs and touching up the water park for its fifth season. After the May 17-18 weekend opening, Splash will be open every day from May 24-Aug. 3 and then weekends though Labor Day. Go to www.bullochrec.com or call (912) 489-3000 for more information.

May 23, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Deputy: Man attempts escape from Bulloch jail, found in ceiling

A man arrested for battering his wife tried escaping from the Bulloch County Jail Wednesday, but failed and was captured in the ceiling.

May 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Blimp passes over Statesboro Wednesday during 3,000 mile journey

It wasn't a bird, plane nor even Superman flying over Statesboro Wednesday morning. But if you looked up in the sky about 10:45 a.m., you would have seen the AVICTA Complete Cotton Blimp floating over the Boro and Bulloch County as part of its blimp tour of the Cotton Belt. The tour began Feb. 29 at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show in Memphis, Tenn. The 128-foot blimp will travel more than 3,000 miles over 10 states until the end of May.

May 22, 2008 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


Loan from Splash to help fund county fire department

Bulloch County leaders will be using water to fight fire.

May 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Saddle Up St. Jude trail ride this weekend

The Fourth Annual Saddle Up St. Jude Bulloch County trail ride will be held Saturday and Sunday at Clark Farms near Portal.

May 22, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday May 7, 2008

May 22, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Averitt Center holds auditions for Erk Russell play

"A Life Done Right: The Living Legacy of Erk Russell" play celebrates the enduring impact of legendary Georgia Southern University football coach Erk Russell. Based largely on oral histories that are being collected from people who were acquaintances of the late coach, the play is a collaboration between the Averitt Center and the Department of Communication Arts.

May 21, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


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Voter registration deadline looms

Bulloch County voters have several options when it comes to casting votes in the upcoming elections, but if you aren't yet registered, Monday is the last day to do so.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music.

October 01, 2014 | By DEREK KINNER Associated Press | Local


Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrests man wanted in Savannah shooting

An Effingham County man wanted by Savannah police in connection with a shooting Sept. 20 was captured Monday in Statesboro.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Turpentine Festival celebrates Portal history

Live music, plenty of food, crafts and children's rides will bring folks from all over the region to the town of Portal on Saturday, when the community celebrates the 33rd Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Deer lands in SUV's passenger seat in Statesboro

A 10-point buck struck by a car Wednesday morning on Westside Road crashed through the windshield of a second vehicle, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro officials were ready to allege 28 alcohol violations at Rude Rudy’s

If a City Council administrative hearing had proceeded, Statesboro police were prepared to present reports of at least 28 violations of the city Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance at Rude Rudy's. Police counted individual drinks served to several underage patrons to reach that total.

September 30, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


4th filmmaker charged in Allman movie train crash

SAVANNAH - A fourth filmmaker has been charged with crimes stemming from a train collision in southeast Georgia that killed a crew member during shooting of a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman.

September 30, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


South Georgia Center for Cancer Care hosts free Cancer Survivor Day celebration

South Georgia Center for Cancer Care will host its free Cancer Survivor Day celebration on Friday from 4:30-8 p.m. at The Hall by 40 East Grill on 19B S. Vine St.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County robbery suspect arrested in Florida

A Statesboro man has been arrested in connection with the July 8 robbery of a truck stop, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New solar farm nearly ready near Portal

Construction is nearly complete on a one megawatt solar farm on Highway 80 near Portal.

September 30, 2014 | | Local


Analysis for Statesboro Authority

The Development Authority of Bulloch County is receiving some professional guidance from Boyette Strategic Advisors for how it should be funded and fixed with land, buildings and incentives to bring more jobs to Statesboro and Bulloch County.

September 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Final deal to start dredging Savannah harbor close

SAVANNAH - Within two weeks, officials expect to sign a cost-sharing deal with the federal government that's needed to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority's top executive said Monday, meaning construction could begin within a few months on the $706 million project state officials have pursued for 15 years.

September 29, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Defense, prosecutors preview Atlanta school cheating cases

ATLANTA - Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Defense attorneys countered in their opening statements that their clients were committed educators but made enemies of former colleagues who are now lying about their involvement in cheating.

September 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Halloween party to benefit literacy foundation

A Halloween party scheduled for Oct. 24 will benefit efforts to boost childhood literacy.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Herald writer wins coveted spot at Guideposts workshop

Statesboro Herald writer and columnist Julie Lavender was recently named one of 12 winners of the Guideposts 2014 Writers Workshop Contest. Lavender submitted four stories for consideration and was chosen to fill one of the coveted spots for the workshop, held every other year.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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