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Agency needs 'PIG' texts

Beginning today through Saturday, residents of Statesboro and southeast Georgia have the opportunity to text the word "PIG" to 25383 to make a $5 donation to American Diabetes Association. At the same time, donors will help Georgia Southern University Head Football Coach Jeff Monken and Statesboro business leader Bubba Hunt get closer to their goal of winning the 19th annual Kiss-a-Pig Contest.

September 22, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


RNC's Michael Steele urges action at Boro rally

Parked at the Holiday Inn this past weekend was a huge red bus sporting the slogan "Need A Job? Fire Pelosi!" The reason for its stop: Statesboro was one of the first towns across America visited by the Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and his "Fire Pelosi Bus Tour."

September 22, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald correspondent | Local


Political opposites take stage

A large crowd at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse Wednesday night got a few laughs out of two polar political opposites who just happen to be married. James Carville and Mary Matalin, two renowned political commentators, both visited GSU to share insight on today's economy, political issues and how they maintain their marriage.

September 22, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Call for city manager firing remains mystery

A day after the Statesboro City Council voted to request City Manager Shane Haynes resign, Councilman Gary Lewis said Wednesday Statesboro residents did "not really" need to know why the council asked Haynes to step down.

September 22, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Council votes to seek resignation of city manager

The Statesboro City Council emerged after a nearly three hour executive session Tuesday evening inside city hall and voted 4-1 to request the resignation of City Manager Shane Haynes.

September 21, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Local vets going to WWII Memorial

They proudly displayed the Stars and Stripes as they fought in North Africa, Europe, the Far East, and the Pacific Islands. They were the backbone of the Allied Forces that slowed and then turned back the imperialistic armies of Germany, Italy, and Japan during the most devastating war ever fought on Planet Earth.

September 21, 2010 | By RONALD E. McCALL Special to the Herald | Local


Missing 'cow' mailbox leads to 3 arrests

Two men and a woman were arrested Saturday after witnesses watched them rip up signs, lettering and other items, including a cow mailbox, from several Northside Drive area restaurants.

September 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Gas leak prompts night of work for officials

A gas leak Monday night near Grady Johnston Mobile Home Park, just off Fair Road , led to the evacuation of the mobile home park, some nearby businesses and clients of Hometown Inn, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

September 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City expected to waive tap fees, other costs for Hacker's project

The Statesboro City Council will consider a request by Hacker's Golf Park tonight to enter into an agreement in which the city will pay the fees associated with tapping into the city's water lines for The Clubhouse project at Hackers.

September 20, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Strong arm robbery in Portal

Two Portal area victims reported being assaulted and robbed Sunday evening, and responding Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects on robbery and battery charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

September 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hearts and Hands marks opening to community

The third phase of a dream that began two years ago has come to fruition. An idea pushed passionately by a young and ambitious Georgia Southern University student, paired with the support and dedication from the community, resulted in the opening of a dental, health and vision clinic for Bulloch County's less fortunate.

September 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Manager's job up in air again

An executive session is called for tonight's Statesboro City Council meeting where three city council members are expected to call for City Manager Shane Haynes' resignation.

September 20, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Council member accused of taking papers

An independent contractor with the Statesboro Herald is seeking to secure a warrant against Statesboro City Council member Gary Lewis, claiming Lewis stole eight newspapers Thursday morning from a dispenser box at Harvey's grocery store on U.S. Highway 80 West.

September 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Poll: Deal leads Barnes

The deep dissatisfaction Georgians feel toward Democrats in Washington is evident in a new poll showing the state GOP closing in on historic gains in November's election.

September 18, 2010 | By AARON GOULD SHENIN Atlanta Journal-Constitution & Georgia Newspaper Partnership | Local


A warm greeting

The world of Nevils Elementary School begins and ends for every visitor, be they kindergarteners or grandparents, at the school's front office. There, they are greeted by the school's secretary Charlene Robbins.

September 16, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


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‘Cat’ coming to Averitt Center

Co-directors Mical Whitaker and Melinda Roell will bring Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to the Emma Kelly Theater this ...

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


State DOT offers $450,000 – if Statesboro wins national contest

The Georgia Department of Transportation has committed $450,000 for sidewalk and other improvements on the Blue Mile of South Main Street – if Statesboro wins ...

February 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Eagle ROTC wins MacArthur Award, again

Georgia Southern University's ROTC program has again been recognized with the MacArthur Award as one of the top eight programs in the U.S ...

February 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch commissioners talk trash

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners talked trash during a workshop Tuesday morning, deciding to repeat an "attention-getting" tactic used in one area this month ...

February 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven bags ELK's 100 jobs

ELK Group International, a Pennsylvania-based designer and importer of lighting fixtures, is outfitting a former yarn mill in Sylvania as a distribution center projected to ...

February 20, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'Work It' empowers

The inaugural class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Leadership Academy recently hosted a one-day conference, 'Work It,' dedicated to empowering women through personal and ...

February 20, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Perfect combo: Eagle Creek, Painted Chef

When local entrepreneur Franklin Dismuke purchased the 13,000-square-foot building downtown to build what is now Eagle Creek Brewery, he had no idea what a ...

February 20, 2017 | | Local


Boro's Bobby Jones a Faces of Manufacturing nominee

Bobby Jones, from Statesboro and now manufacturing manager at the Koyo Bearings plant in Sylvania, is a nominee to be one of the Faces of ...

February 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


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


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