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County to call SPLOST meeting with cities

Bulloch County Commissioners are considering extending an existing Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) to be used for economic development and creating new jobs, said Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch.

April 30, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Southern Gospel Sounds with Brian Holt

If you like southern Gospel music, then you'll love the "Southern Gospel Sounds with Brian Holt" show on SBH Radio. In fact, even if you're not a fan of Gospel music, give Brian's show a try and you just might enjoy what you hear.

April 30, 2011 | | Local


Daisy defends post office

About 100 attended but one collective voice was heard Tuesday, when Daisy citizens eager to hold onto their identity, gathered to fight for the survival of their historic post office.

April 29, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Pre-K changes hit home

As part of Gov. Nathan Deal's changes to the Georgia Pre-Kindergarten Program, Bulloch County was mandated this week to close three Pre-K classrooms, two within Bulloch schools and one of two at Creative Kids, a private daycare center in Brooklet.

April 29, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Deal OKs booze bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday allowing Georgia voters to decide whether to permit stores to sell alcohol on Sundays.

April 28, 2011 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press | Local


Tornadoes leave at least 280 dead across 6 states

PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. - Firefighters searched one splintered pile after another for survivors Thursday, combing the remains of houses and neighborhoods pulverized by the nation's deadliest tornado outbreak in almost four decades. At least 280 people were killed across six states - more than two-thirds of them in Alabama, where large cities bore the half-mile-wide scars the twisters left behind.

April 28, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN and HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press | Local


Storms devastate South

RINGGOLD, Ga. - The storms that battered Georgia arrived with an almost unthinkable ferocity - tossing tractor-trailers off the interstate, flattening entire neighborhoods, ripping out large trees by the roots and reducing a busy thoroughfare of motels and restaurants to rubble.

April 28, 2011 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show

Chris Halbert is a Brunswick native who loves sports, especially all the teams at Georgia Southern. (And someday he even plans to finish his degree at GSU.)

April 28, 2011 | | Local


Swap, Buy or Sell - April 28

Listen to Swap, Buy or Sell - April 28

April 28, 2011 | | Local


Storms kill 72 around South, including 58 in Ala.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - A wave of tornado-spawning storms strafed the South on Wednesday, splintering buildings across hard-hit Alabama and killing 72 people in four states.

April 28, 2011 | By HOLBROOK MOHR and JAY REEVES Associated Press | Local


Bulloch sheriff rounds up 'deadbeat dads'

As Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies cruised around town Tuesday, deadbeat dads were surprised when the law knocked on their doors wanting child support money.

April 27, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Vidalia museum celebrates famed onion

While the Vidalia Onion Museum can't help but snag visitors to this weekend's big festival, supporters hope it will become a year-round destination.

April 27, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


GSU plans major fundraising campaign

Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel announced Wednesday the university's intent to kick-off a major capital fundraising campaign to fund continued growth and advancements in the college's quality of education.

April 27, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


A first - Two Humanitarians

For the first time in history, a husband and wife team was honored as the Statesboro Herald Humanitarians of the Year during the 2011 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala.

April 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Archaeology student talks Camp Lawton

Imagine living in a dugout hole, with pine limbs stacked overhead and only a blanket over them to keep out the wind and rain.

April 25, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Allen hopes to vote on health care

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen, R-Georgia 12th District, hopes Congress will vote next week on two major pieces of legislation: the Graham-Cassidy Republican replacement for ...

September 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police investigate two armed robberies

Statesboro police detectives are seeking information about two armed robbery incidents that occurred within hours of each other early Thursday morning at two university-area apartment ...

September 21, 2017 | | Local


Peed sentences Johnson in molestation case

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed sentenced a former city of Statesboro employee Wednesday to 25 years to serve, without parole, for multiple ...

September 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two arrested in gang-related attack

Statesboro police arrested two teens on outstanding warrants Tuesday stemming from a Sept. 5 attack on a victim at the local public library.

September 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Former city employee pleads guilty to child sex offenses

A former long-time city of Statesboro employee pled guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of child molestation.

September 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


STAND17 Christian event set for Saturday

Kenny Grant Evangelistic Ministries and The Band of Brothers will present the STAND17 Conference on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Savannah ...

September 20, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


GSU investigating reported rape

A Georgia Southern University student was reportedly the victim of a "strong arm rape" this past weekend, according to Georgia Southern University Police reports.

September 20, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


‘People don’t survive what I’ll share’

Eastern Heights Baptist Church is hosting a Celebrate Recovery event Saturday at 7 p.m. The event is free, but those planning to attend are ...

September 19, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia wants to execute inmates accused of killing guards

ATLANTA - Two inmates accused of killing their guards on a Georgia prison bus three months ago were indicted Tuesday on multiple charges, including murder, and ...

September 19, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Evans advocates universal Pre-K, restored HOPE, expanded Medicaid

Stacey Evans, Democratic primary candidate for governor, made hope, both in a general sense and HOPE in all-capital letters, the theme of her remarks Saturday ...

September 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulk waste permitted again at recycling centers

Bulloch County Commissioners were talking trash again during a scheduled meeting Tuesday, discussing future plans for dump sites and deciding to lift the temporary ban ...

September 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


PeachCare funding faces deadline

Tens of millions of dollars in government funding for Georgia health care faces a dangerous deadline in less than two weeks.

September 19, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Natural disasters add stress to state budgets across US

ATLANTA - A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: how to pay for the rescues ...

September 19, 2017 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and BOB SALSBERG Associated Press | Local


Georgia Tech student killed by officer had called 911 before encounter

ATLANTA - A Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police had called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person fitting ...

September 19, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Man charged in possible machete attack

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Thursday on charges of aggravated assault after they responded to a reported domestic disturbance at an Old ...

September 18, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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