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Boro native Mike McDougald named president of GPB

Longtime Rome broadcaster and Statesboro native Michael H. McDougald was named recently as chairman of Georgia Public Broadcasting.

May 15, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal gym causing controversy

The fate of Portal Middle/High School's old gymnasium still hangs in the air after members of the Bulloch County Board of Education voted Thursday to table the issue for further discussion.

May 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


‘Mornings unPHILtered’ - Labor candidate focuses on education

The theme on Friday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was jobs, as Melvin Everson, who is running for the Republican nomination for Commissioner of Labor, came on the show.

May 14, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


State Patrol: Motorcyclist died after car turned in front of bike

(Note: Due to incorrect information in Friday's story, the following article is being reprinted with additional and correct information.)

May 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Students make plea to keep PLC at current site

Bulloch County Board of Education Chairman David Ball told a group of Performance Learning Center students Thursday that they would change their minds about wanting to keep the PLC open once they took a bus tour that showed them where they would be attending classes in their home schools.

May 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC graduates look to future

A fire alarm briefly interrupted the ceremony but it didn't take away from the pomp and circumstance of Ogeechee Technical College's Spring Commencement Thursday night.

May 14, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


OTC graduates largest class ever

Nearly 1,400 students were eligible for Ogeechee Technical College's Spring Commencement, which was held Thursday night at Hanner Fieldhouse.

May 13, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Ag hopeful: Protect state’s food supply

A Republican running to become Georgia's next Agriculture commissioner, Gary Black said the safety of the food supply in Georgia and the nation must be protected. Black was Thursday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show.

May 13, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Auto show to benefit local girl

Vintage vehicle owners can show off their prized cars and trucks to the public this weekend, while also helping out a local family in need.

May 13, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - 'Lunch & Learn' today at the Garden

Carolyn Altman, executive director of the Georgia Southern University Botanical Garden, invited everyone to lunch on Thursday. Altman extended the invitation on Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show.

May 12, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Students want PLC to remain at WJ Complex

A group of students from the Performance Learning Center plan to present a petition at tonight's Bulloch County Board of Education meeting, requesting the Center remain at its current location.

May 12, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Area teens fight in YouTube clips

Two disturbing videos on YouTube showing several Bulloch County teens fighting have both school and law enforcement authorities alarmed, but they say it's up to parents to take action regarding a series of organized fights in rural areas.

May 12, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Insurance hopefuls say they’ll control costs

Tuesday's first guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was State Sen. Seth Harp, one of nine Republican candidates running for Georgia's Commissioner of Insurance.

May 11, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Regents OK 16 pct. hike

ATLANTA - Georgia college students will pay up to $1,000 more in tuition in the coming school year under hikes passed by the state Board of Regents on Tuesday, a move that comes amid one of the worst state fiscal crises in recent history.

May 11, 2010 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Official: Man caught with pot admits more

A man caught in Emanuel County delivering a pound of marijuana voluntarily told drug agents about another pound and a half he had at home, said Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team Inv. Marcus Nesmith.

May 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Averitt Center director leaving

Shockwaves rippled through the community this week as we learned of the departure of Tim Chapman, who has led the popular Averitt Center for the ...

August 25, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Business editor | Local


Officials: Zika not a local danger

While a solitary case of travel-related Zika virus infection was reported in Bulloch County Wednesday, local city and health officials say there is no cause ...

August 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU alert: Zika case reported in Bulloch

Georgia Southern University officials sent students an alert late Wednesday afternoon informing them that a person had tested positive for Zika virus in Bulloch County ...

August 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


BOE, county tax actions offset

Before the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners acted Tuesday to hold its millage rate unchanged and keep the revenue resulting from a small overall increase ...

August 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Friday Night Live’ returns

The ninth season of "Friday Night Live," where a Bulloch County high school football game is streamed live each week on statesboroherald.com, kicks off ...

August 24, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Grocery Grab set for Saturday

It promises to be a wild time in Brooklet Saturday as one of five people are selected to grab as many groceries as they can ...

August 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen man charged in Aspen Heights armed robbery

A Millen man was charged in connection to a July armed robbery at Aspen Heights Apartments about a month after the incident occurred, police said.

August 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


State superintendent tours Portal Middle High

State School Superintendent Richard Woods toured Portal Middle High School on Tuesday and said he saw some things that make a little school look like ...

August 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch commissioners deny millage rollback

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday not to roll back millage rates after an increase last year.

August 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Using her voice for good

With the rich voice of someone talented way beyond her years, 16-year-old Elizabeth Lewy dazzled the audience with a little jazz, a dose of romance ...

August 22, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Synovus CEO sees bright future in the Boro

"I love Statesboro!" is how Kessel Stelling, the chairman and CEO of Synovus Financial, began our interview.

August 22, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch assists US Marshals in arrest

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies aided the U.S. Marshals Service in arresting who they said was an armed and dangerous man located in the ...

August 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Alligator abundance at Jekyll

SAVANNAH - Known for sea turtles nesting on its beaches, wading shorebirds in the surf and white-tailed deer that roam its maritime forests, Jekyll Island has ...

August 20, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


US Senate candidate to speak at gala

Jim Barksdale, the Democratic Party's nominee challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, will be one of two featured speakers Friday at the annual ...

August 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Woodall kicks off District 160 campaign

Now the Democratic Party's nominee, James "Major" Woodall entered the general election phase of his campaign to become District 160's representative in the ...

August 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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