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Landfill to close on Saturdays

In a cost cutting move, the city of Statesboro will be closing the transfer station, or landfill, located on North Main, to the public on Saturdays.

April 25, 2009 | Phil Boyum | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Freedom the Eagle flies; Phil & Chad: Give up their rights

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, April 24, 2008

April 24, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Students carry 400-pound cross through Statesboro

A group of Georgia Southern University students affiliated with the Wesley Foundation were seen walking around Statesboro Friday carrying a 400-pound wooden cross. They did so to spread the message that "God has greater things to be done around this city," besides the political and other issues being discussed today. The group was also filming a video with the same message, to go along with the song "God of This City," by Chris Tomlin. The video will be shown at the Wesley Foundation on Fair Road Wednesday at 8 p.m., and all citizens are invited to attend.

April 24, 2009 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


New principal named at SEB

In what appeared to be a surprise to even the Bulloch County School Board members, Bulloch school superintendent Dr. Lewis Holloway recommended Dr. Trey Robertson for the vacant position of Southeast Bulloch High School principal.

April 23, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Confederate Monument turns 100

An important moment in Bulloch County history will be noted Saturday as local Confederate historical reenactors and members of the Ogeechee Rifle Camp 941 Sons of Confederate Veterans hold a ceremony recognizing the 100th anniversary of the installation of the Confederate monument on the Bulloch County Courthouse Square.

April 23, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two charged in domestic violence case

A man suffered two broken front teeth, a swollen eye and cuts to his forehead in a physical battle Wednesday evening that ended with his arrest as well as that of the woman who attacked him with a knife.

April 23, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Wetlands preserve opening at GSU Wildlife Center

Georgia Southern University's Center for Wildlife Education and the Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Center will celebrate the grand opening of the center's Wetland Preserve on Saturday. An afternoon of free festivities for the public begins at 3 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m.

April 23, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Appointment with Death' comes to Averitt Center

The Averitt STARS Community Theater brings one of Agatha Christie's most famous murder mysteries, "Appointment with Death," to the stage of the Emma Kelly Theater beginning tonight.

April 23, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - 2009 Small Business of the Year; Cowboy Troy in the Studio

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, April 23, 2008

April 23, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Raw video: High winds damage mobile home off bypass

Tuesday evening's high winds blew the roof off of a mobile home near the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Cypress Lake Road.

April 22, 2009 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


Joiner-Anderson named Small Business of the Year

With a graphics design business, music studio and lessons classroom, retail music equipment and more under one roof, it's no wonder Pladd Dot Music was honored as the 2009 Entrepreneur Wednesday at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Small Business & Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Luncheon, held at RJ's Steaks & Seafood.

April 22, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Earth Day observation at Georgia Southern

April 22, 2009 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Freedom practices Thursday for flight at GSU spring graduation

The community is invited today to help "Freedom" the American bald eagle practice for his flight at Georgia Southern University's spring graduation ceremony.

April 22, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


‘Spring Ride and Camp Out’ this weekend

Triple A Rode Arena will host its annual "Spring Ride and Camp Out" Friday, April 24, through Sunday, April 26, at the arena on Harville Road.

April 22, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodast - Trik-Athon Fundraiser; Earth Day at GSU

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, April 22, 2008

April 22, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Police: Teen made up report of racial threats

A teenage girl who police say faked a racial death threat was turned back over to her parents after being arrested.

July 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Savannah port moves a record 3.6M cargo containers

SAVANNAH - Buoyed in part by labor woes on the West Coast, the booming seaports in Savannah and Brunswick saw another fiscal year of record-smashing amounts of cargo moving across their docks, the Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday.

July 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


BUILD freshmen help rescue a home

Generations of household debris hit the big green bin outside an old house on West Inman Street as incoming Georgia Southern University freshmen helped the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority with its latest rehab project.

July 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Wanted: An apprentice at Free Spirit Pottery

Step back a little over a decade ago and downtown Statesboro was experiencing a rebirth with the completion of the renovations of the Averitt Center for the Arts and the Emma Kelly Theater.

July 27, 2015 | | Local


Averitt Center receives grant from Council for the Arts

The Averitt Center for the Arts was awarded a $12,500 grant from Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts July 9 as part of its Partner and Project grant funding for the 2016 fiscal year.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


All a-"bot" fun

So, what do Sumo wrestling and tug-of-war have to do with Legos?

July 26, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Statesboro Jaycees donate $2,000 to Boys & Girls Club

Statesboro Jaycees' bi-annual event, Jaycees' Nite Out, held May 15, resulted in proceeds totaling $2,000 presented to the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Up With People: Meet the cast, part 1

About 100 members of the Up With People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24-31. While in Bulloch County, the cast will participate in various local service projects and live with local host families. And on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., Up with People will perform a variety show at Statesboro High School for the public.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Public gets its say on tax increase

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners will hold two hearings Tuesday and a third on Aug. 4 to allow input from citizens concerning a proposed increase in property taxes of 18.1 percent.

July 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


School tax remains unchanged

With a vote Thursday night that also included other items under "old business," the Bulloch County Board of Education quietly took the final step to keep its property tax rate the same as last year's.

July 25, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Bring the world home

Families in Statesboro have the opportunity to bring a bit of the world into their own homes next month when the international cast of Up with People arrives in Statesboro, the fourth stop on their 2015 fall world tour.

July 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Art, monument or embarrassment?

ATLANTA - Art, monument or embarrassment?

July 25, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Man charged with child molestation

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators arrested a man Thursday who they say had inappropriate involvement with a juvenile.

July 24, 2015 | | Local


Home invasion suspects arrested

Two men suspected in a July 6 home invasion are now behind bars. Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said the men ransacked the house on Bella Terra Road near Brooklet while an elderly couple hid in a locked bedroom during the robbery.

July 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Like The Eagles? You’ll love 7 Bridges Band

The music of one of the most popular bands of all time will be the centerpiece of a fundraising concert staged by the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education.

July 23, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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