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Metter soldier to get medal, finally

Nearly 45 years after he died in battle, Metter's Oscar Barker, Jr. will receive the nation's third highest military honor during a ceremony Monday afternoon.

October 23, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Literary fest aims to be best yet

Today's Georgia Literary Festival promises to be one for the books.

October 22, 2010 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local


Wanted suspect nabbed on horse

A citizen recognized a horseback rider on Veteran's Memorial Parkway Wednesday as being a wanted person, and a quick call to police landed the rider in jail.

October 22, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


The man behind the scenes

During 'fair week," one can always find Statesboro Kiwanis Club member Don Whaley in the club's pancake house.

October 22, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Weather, fun may equal record fair year

Clear skies, cool temperatures and the lure of fun and excitement promises a record year for the 49th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. Already four days in the making, Statesboro Kiwanis Club officials expect tonight and Saturday night to bring the week to a peak as people from all across the region come for food, thrill rides, exhibits and more.

October 21, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


A powerful landscape

Bright lights flashing, loud music blaring, colorful rides whirling and twirling. Food vendors keeping things cold and making things hot. Even the mechanical bull is juiced by a power source that is phenomenal - the force that makes the fair go round.

October 21, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Women writers, interests take stage at festival

Words that trigger a laugh. Stories that make the heart beat a little faster. Ideas that bloom in a garden or tempt the taste buds. At the Georgia Literary Festival, books about women, by women and for women are a central part of the event. The free event takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Georgia Southern's Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building.

October 21, 2010 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local


An ‘astonishing’ experience

It was not a typical Tuesday evening earlier this week for nine local band and chorus students. The group of nine from Statesboro and Southeast Bulloch high schools performed in concert at Statesboro High with one of the most respected bands in the world - the United States Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus.

October 21, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Travis Chance replies to TEA Party

Members of the Bulloch County TEA Party didn't get the specific answers they wanted Tuesday during the Statesboro City Council meeting, but Councilman Travis Chance did address their questions.

October 20, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


'The most rewarding thing'

Going to the fair is special for most people, but to someone who rarely gets out of their home, is physically or mentally unable to handle large crowds, and doesn't have many social opportunities, going to the fair is an amazing experience.

October 20, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Local authors take spotlight at festival

Organizers of the Georgia Literary Festival have saved plenty of room on the bookshelf for Statesboro's own community of authors. Seven critically acclaimed and award-winning writers with local ties will be among the 25 presenters at the free event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Georgia Southern's Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building.

October 20, 2010 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local


Home away from home

Nestled amid the noise, the lights, the food booths and other attractions of the Statesboro Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is a quiet log house.

October 19, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Riggs holds Q&A Sunday

Approximately 45 Statesboro residents came out Sunday afternoon to the Honey Bowen Building to ask questions and seek answers from Statesboro City Councilman John Riggs during a town hall-style meeting.

October 18, 2010 | By Phil Boyum | Local


Cloudless sky, carnival atmosphere

Monday's Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade was a polar opposite of last year: instead of rain and no parade, people strutted their stuff in what could not have been more perfect weather.

October 18, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


War hero Max Cleland to launch Georgia Literary Festival

When keynote speaker Max Cleland takes the stage at the Georgia Literary Festival Saturday, he'll start a page-turner of a day for readers, writers, and lovers of Georgia literature.

October 18, 2010 | By Lynn Lilly Special to the Herald | Local


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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


Bulloch’s Deputy of the Year

Law enforcement wasn't the first career choice for Bulloch County sheriff's Sr. Deputy Maurice Lester. In fact, he spent 22 years working for ...

February 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Alice follows the White Rabbit to the Boro

Bits N' Pieces Puppet Theatre will bring the beloved children's classic, "Alice in Wonderland," to the Emma Kelly Theater for a Family Night Out ...

February 14, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Prayer service held for local resident with leukemia

Family, friends and community members gathered last week for a prayer service at Connection Church for local resident Clay Chandler, owner of Chandler Roofing.

February 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Police shoot armed truck theft suspect

An armed man who was shot Monday by law enforcement as they were pursuing a stolen vehicle on Interstate 16 in Emanuel County remains in ...

February 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Rotarians honor High as Citizen of the Year

Dr. James A. "Jimmy" High retired from his orthodontics practice in 2009 after 34 years but now provides free dental care at the Hearts & Hands ...

February 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Cobbtown teen arrested on molestation charges

Statesboro police arrested a Cobbtown teen on charges of child molestation after an investigation into an incident in Statesboro in December.

February 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Boro native joins Guido Evangelism Ministry in Metter

A Statesboro native and recent Georgia Southern University graduate, Win Lee took over last week as director of Evangelism and Discipleship of Guido Ministries and ...

February 13, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia GOP proposing new state role in struggling schools

ATLANTA - The state would have broad authority to intervene in struggling schools and make significant changes to staff and management under legislation introduced by Georgia ...

February 13, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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