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Perdue calls Boro 'unique'

Former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue praised Statesboro on Tuesday night during the 24th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala, held at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building.

April 10, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Historic sign is returning to downtown

Many landmarks have long disappeared in the face of growth and renovation from East Main Street in downtown Statesboro - but after more than four decades, one flashy highlight is all set to return.

April 10, 2012 | Jeff Harrison | Local


Police search for escaped inmate

A man who slipped out of restraints on a transport bus Tuesday and fled from deputies at the Bulloch County Jail remained at large late Tuesday night.

April 10, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Time to get artsy

ArtsFest 2012 will bring together painting, sculpture, poetry, music, dance, theatre, martial arts, sports and nature for the annual celebration Saturday at Sweetheart Circle. The event gets underway at 11 a.m. and it marks the 30th anniversary of ArtsFest at Georgia Southern.

April 09, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Local


Local attorney challenges incumbent DA

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard A. Mallard hopes to maintain his position by running for office again. This year, he is challenged by local attorney Martha Kirkland Hall, who once worked under former district attorney Joe Martin.

April 09, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


$150,000 grant awarded for health project

A healthcare initiative being undertaken by a pair of regional institutions has received a major boost, and will soon offer potentially life-saving services to people throughout the area.

April 07, 2012 | Jeff Harrison | Local


Couple arrested on meth charges

Undercover Bulloch County drug agents arrested a South Carolina couple Thursday after watching them buy ingredients for making methamphetamine from multiple locations.

April 06, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch Co. remembers Dr. Leila Denmark

After Dr. Leila Daughtry Denmark's burial in the Portal City cemetery Friday, friends and relatives gathered at Portal's First Baptist church for a reception in memory of one of the oldest women in the world.

April 06, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Student's life celebrated

During a candlelight vigil Thursday for a 14-year-old Langston Chapel Middle School student, fellow students and educators remembered the teen as a vibrant, enthusiastic young lady who would not want them to be sad about her death.

April 05, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Rep. John Barrow buys Augusta home

SAVANNAH - U.S. Rep. John Barrow, formerly of Athens and Savannah, is now a resident of Augusta after Georgia political mapmakers essentially forced the Democrat to move for the second time since he won election to Congress eight years ago.

April 05, 2012 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Time is running out to enter your film

You know you've got that award-winning film in you, but you just need a little more time.

April 05, 2012 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Search for new superintendent launched

The Georgia School Boards Association mailed brochures nationwide Tuesday as the search begins for Bulloch County's next superintendent of schools.

April 04, 2012 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Fresh at the Farmers’ Market

Spring is in the air, and along with the warmer weather, it's bringing with it one of the Boro's favorite annual staples: the Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers' Market.

April 04, 2012 | By LINSAY CHENEY lcheney@statesboroherald.com | Local


WSAV postpones Statesboro broadcast

Savannah-based television station WSAV has rescheduled the live broadcasts of two newscasts in Statesboro for Monday instead of Thursday afternoon.

April 04, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Music is in the air downtown during F1rst Friday

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority (DSDA) will kick off Easter Weekend and the entire month of April by making a little noise downtown Friday evening.

April 04, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


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Board issues statement backing superintendent

At the conclusion of a called meeting Tuesday evening, the Bulloch County Board of Education issued a statement of support for Superintendent Charles Wilson and ...

April 21, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


BOE may consider school safety director

Hiring a school safety director, creating a school safety advisory committee and dedicating a one-mill tax increase to school safety improvements are three of five ...

April 21, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Exchange Club picnic to promote child abuse awareness

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and a local civic club invites the public to a community picnic as a way to promote awareness and ...

April 20, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Kids’ World owner joins Children’s Cabinet

Michelle Lank, director and owner of Kids' World Learning Center, recently was invited by First Lady Sandra Deal to serve on Georgia's Children's ...

April 20, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia rates better on emergency prep

Georgia's preparedness for managing health emergencies is improving but still lags behind the national average, according to a newly released report.

April 20, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Briggs & Stratton hiring event Tuesday

A hiring event for Briggs & Stratton will be held on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. on Ogeechee Technical College's main campus as the Georgia ...

April 20, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Annual plant sale at Botanic Garden this weekend

The Georgia Southern Botanic Garden will host its popular Spring Plant Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday from 1 ...

April 20, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Teen charged after online threat

A Portal teen, apparently angry with his girlfriend's mother, was jailed Wednesday after police investigated complaints of threats.

April 19, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Fire Department announces promotion, awards

Statesboro firefighter Bobby Duggar received a promotion this week, and several other firefighters were recently honored during the department's annual awards banquet.

April 19, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Tuesday last day to register to vote in May 22 elections

Tuesday, April 24, is the last day to register to vote in the May 22 elections. This includes both the state, congressional and Bulloch County ...

April 19, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Spring into Statesboro’ Saturday

Spring into Statesboro, the annual festival for children and families, re-emerges on East Main Street downtown from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday ...

April 19, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Candidate wants businesses invested for the ‘long-haul’

In a three-way race to see who will face a Democratic challenger in November for Bulloch County Commission Seat 2B, Republican candidate Sid Jones said ...

April 19, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Probation search leads to drug arrests

What was meant to be a call for assistance with locating probation violation offenders Tuesday ended with Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team investigators arresting several ...

April 18, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Incumbent believes experience gives him an edge

(Note: A profile of the final Republican candidate running for Seat 2B - Sid Jones - will appear in the Friday edition of the Statesboro Herald.)

April 18, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


YoungLife marks 10 years in Statesboro

When Statesboro YoungLife hosted its annual fundraising banquet at Pittman Park United Methodist Church, the organization did more than discuss the past year's events ...

April 18, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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