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It's time to decide

The early voting is over, campaigns are winding down and primary election day is here. Georgia and Bulloch County voters will take to the polls today to have their say in local and state races.

July 19, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Locals speak on tax hike

A handful of concerned citizens attended a public hearing Thursday night to learn more about a proposal that will raise the millage rate in Bulloch County by half a mil.

July 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Down to the election wire

Leading up to Tuesday's primary election, Thursday's guests on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show were Republican gubernatorial candidates Eric Johnson and Otis Putnam, as well as Democratic candidate David Poythress.

July 15, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Cultural Center opens at Luetta Moore

A decade of work between Statesboro and Bulloch County officials came to fruition Thursday at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Jones-Love Cultural Center at Luetta Moore Park.

July 15, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Correspondent | Local


Benefit for Portal man to feature local bands

A concert and dinner will be held Saturday, July 17, at the Cotton Hall in Portal, to benefit the family of a local man who recently lost a leg to amputation. Local bands Outrider and Southpaw will perform beginning at 8 p.m.

July 14, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Poll: Barnes cruising; Oxendine, Handel headed toward run-off

Roy Barnes is skating toward November, but John Oxendine and Karen Handel appear headed to an August showdown in the race for the Republican nomination foras governor, according to a new statewide poll conducted for the Georgia Newspaper Partnership.

July 14, 2010 | By AARON GOULD SHEININ and JAMES SALZER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia Newspaper Partnership | Local


Cocaine sting nets 2 arrests

An undercover agent working with the Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team Tuesday bought cocaine from two men in the College Plaza parking lot. Seconds later, drug team investigators surrounded the suspects and placed them under arrest.

July 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Reservoirs needed to ease water problems

Continuing the week's theme of Georgia candidates running for governor, a Republican, Karen Handel, and a Democrat, DuBose Porter, appeared Wednesday on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show.

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


GOP Congressional debate at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Statesboro High

Four Republican candidates seeking the nomination for Georgia 12th congressional district will face each other in Statesboro Friday evening for the final debate of the primary season.

July 14, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Atlanta Ballet Summer Intensive underway

The annual Atlanta Ballet summer Intensive Camp is underway at Georgia Southern University. Students must audition to be accepted to the Summer Intensive, and the student dancers go through a rigorous two weeks of instruction, practice and performance. Instructor Heather Conley, who is the Cobb Centre principal for the Atlanta Ballet, said the Intensive requires discipline and dedication, and she sees significant improvement in the technique and artistry of every dancer from when the Intensive begins to its conclusion.

July 14, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Tuesday evening Farmers Market makes its debut

The Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market – Tuesday evening edition – made its debut with threatening weather, but lots of happy customers. The market will be held in the Sea Island Bank parking lot, the same location as its Saturday market, on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., focusing on meats and produce from local farmers. Expanding to twice a week will enable the market to reach a new demographic of people who live and work downtown, said Debra W. Chester, market manager for the Farmers Market.

July 13, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Officer: Woman takes estranged husband's 'lady friend's' car for ride

A woman who discovered her estranged husband was entertaining a female guest Sunday night became so angry, she went on a wild ride in his lady friend's car.

July 13, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Gubernatorial candidates state their case

With the primary election less than a week away, Tuesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show on the gubernatorial race – both Democrat and Republican. Democrat Carl Camon and Republican candidates Nathan Deal and Jeff Chapman came on the show.

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


Early voting ends Friday

Registered Bulloch County voters have the rest of the week to cast their ballots before early voting ends Friday.

July 13, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


A new start - Luetta Moore community building opens Thursday

Years in the works, the new community building at Luetta Moore Park on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be open Thursday.

July 13, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Georgia lawmaker proposes 'noncitizen' licenses

ATLANTA - Georgia driver's licenses for immigrants with permission to be in the U.S. would be stamped with the word "noncitizen" under legislation introduced ...

February 25, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Benefit set for Saturday

A family-friendly fundraiser and benefit will use a bovine to play a rather unusual game – "Cow Patty Bingo."

February 25, 2017 | | Local


2017 STAR follows family footsteps

With the selection of Statesboro High School senior Neha Aggarwal, 17, as Bulloch County's 2017 district-level STAR student, her family has achieved a rare ...

February 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Protestors demand town hall meeting

"Listen to us." "I can't live without clean air and water." "You work for us too." "Stop deporting families." These were messages on signs ...

February 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Chase ends in PIT maneuver

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Thursday after a high-speed chase, finding him in possession of drugs and wanted on outstanding warrants.

February 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Christian conference targets women

Liz Corbett is founder of the Hearts Matter Conference Ministry at Connection Church in Statesboro. Inspired by Proverbs 4:23, Corbett said: "God instructs us ...

February 24, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Friends remember Devra Walker

Devra Proctor Walker, a well-known Statesboro businesswoman, died Thursday after a brief illness, leaving behind many friends and associates who remember her as a vibrant ...

February 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen hopes to vote on ACA replacement by Easter

Rep. Rick Allen hopes to vote for a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, before Easter, he said Friday.

February 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man charged in knife attack against wife

A Portal man is behind bars after allegedly stabbing his wife and neglecting an infant child. Warrants are to be executed against the wife as ...

February 24, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Savannah woman arrested on fake check charges

Statesboro police arrested a Savannah woman Wednesday on charges of executing a number of fictitious checks.

February 24, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Brown honored by Kiwanis Club

After chairing one of the most successful Kiwanis Ogeechee fairs in history, Statesboro Kiwanis member Wallace Brown should not have been surprised Thursday night when ...

February 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Devra Walker passes

Longtime Statesboro businesswoman Devra Walker died Thursday in Savannah, following a brief illness, according to Tracy Joiner, co-owner of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory. Joiner ...

February 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Target: Distracted drivers

Statesboro and Bulloch County saw a saturation of law enforcement Thursday morning as a "distracted driving awareness initiative" got underway. Troopers, officers and deputies pulled ...

February 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wyoming chief expected to lead Statesboro Police Department

City officials have identified one finalist for the job of Statesboro Police Department chief, Charles "Mike" Broadhead, currently chief of police in Riverton, Wyoming. Broadhead ...

February 23, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘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


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