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Mornings unPHILtered - Hopefuls say AYP doesn't work

Two school superintendent candidates were recent guests on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show. Kira Willis, who is running as a Libertarian Party of Georgia candidate, and Brian Westlake, a Democrat, came on the show.

June 28, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Sparks says his experience as an educator would help him if elected

Long-time Brooklet resident Mike Sparks said his experience in the Bulloch County education system gives him a solid understanding of how to improve education.

June 26, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Sneathen hopes to make a difference if elected to Board

A strong desire to help improve education in Bulloch County is why Susan Sneathen said she is seeking the District 2 seat.

June 26, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


BOE qualifying begins Monday

Brooklet area residents Susan Sneathen and Mike Sparks said last week they intend to qualify for the Bulloch County Board of Education seat currently held by BOE member Scott Bohlke.

June 26, 2010 | | Local


Statesboro Flea Market reopens

The Statesboro Flea Market reopened its doors Friday after the owners complied with city requirements to pave their parking lot.

June 26, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


‘March to the Sea’ markers restored

While Union General William Tecumseh Sherman certainly would not poll very high among historical figures in Georgia, no one can deny the historical significance of his role in Georgia during the Civil War.

June 26, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Candidates: AYP needs overhaul

Shows on "Mornings unPHILtered" this week continue to focus on the state of education in Georgia. The first guest was Beth Farokhi, a Democratic candidate for the office of State School Superintendent.

June 24, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Victims claim items stolen in burglaries

More than a dozen burglary victims filed into the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office courtroom Thursday afternoon, where a vast array of plasma TVs, video game consoles, lap top computers, guns, jewelry, coins and power tools were spread out as if someone were having an estate sale.

June 24, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Burglary ring busted

Five men and a woman are behind bars after Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators linked them to a rash of residential burglaries and an armed robbery, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson. A seventh suspect was arrested on unrelated charges after being found in the same location as the other suspects.

June 24, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Buckle up, pickup trucks

Pickup truck drivers who think they don't have to wear seat belts due to a loophole in the law may find out the hard way the law has been changed. The exemption from buckling up only applies to farmers, and then only if they are participating in a farming activity.

June 23, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU's non-revenue sports — Where do they stack up?

This report is part two of a six-part series about the state of Georgia Southern Athletics. It will run Wednesdays throughout the summer. Part two takes a general look at Georgia Southern's "non-revenue" sports competing in the Southern Conference - Golf, Softball, Volleyball, Men's and Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Tennis, Track and Field and Cross Country.

June 22, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS | Local


Princesses in the making enjoy glitter and glamour

Kay Miller, who is a dance instructor from Millen, is the director of the Disney Princess Camp this week at the Averitt Center for the Arts. She said 32 girls ages 5 to 8 are participating in the camp, and Tuesday they were designing their own tiaras. Thursday, the girls will have a Princess Tea with their mothers, and they will present a short show Friday in the Emma Kelly Theater. "We have had just tremendous response, and we may have to add another session for next year's camp," Miller said.

June 22, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - More local control

Tuesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was all about the future of education in Georgia as two Republican candidates running for state school superintendent appeared on the show.

June 22, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


On radio's birth in the Boro

Former Statesboro residents Mike and Don McDougald entertained a crowd Monday at the 37th Annual Bulloch County Historical Society meeting, held at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. The brothers regaled members with tales of chasing news and providing music and information to citizens through the city's very first radio station, WWNS.

June 22, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


The 'Games' people play

Late Monday morning, several families with children enjoyed games of marbles, jacks and the ancient Egyptian board game of Senet. The games, from ancient to modern, are part of a new exhibit at the Georgia Southern University Museum.

June 21, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


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As turkey season opens, hunters can record kills with app

ATHENS - Georgia wildlife officials are aiming to track the numbers of turkeys taken by hunters with some high-tech help.

March 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


City and DOT respond to traffic signal issues

In November, a traffic signal on a second lane for left turns from Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as the U.S. 301 Bypass, onto ...

March 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Legislative session nears end

ATLANTA - Legislation affecting Georgia's college campuses, taxes and fledgling medical marijuana program awaits action as lawmakers enter the session's final two days.

March 25, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and EZRA KAPLAN Associated Press | Local


County seeks grant for new senior center

Bulloch County commissioners hope to win a grant that will fund construction of a new senior citizens center to be built adjacent to the former ...

March 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro declares itself a welcoming city

City Council adopted a resolution this week declaring Statesboro a "Safe and Inclusive Welcoming City for All People."

March 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


iGOT campaign raises $397,752

When the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation's 2017 iGOT campaign concluded Thursday evening, the total $397,752 resolved on a screen at the celebration.

March 23, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


BCCI inmates charged with smuggling tobacco

Two inmates at the Bulloch County Correctional Institute can probably expect extended sentences after being caught smuggling contraband Wednesday.

March 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Faulty sensor caused fire alarm at Statesboro High

A fire alarm that sounded Thursday afternoon at Statesboro High School was caused by a faulty sensor. There was no fire, said Bulloch County Schools ...

March 23, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Already in peril, rural hospitals unsure on health care bill

CLAXTON - Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have ...

March 22, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM, REBECCA SANTANA and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Man arrested in GATE armed robbery

A man police said robbed a Northside Drive East convenience store March 6 was arrested Tuesday in Warner Robins on traffic charges but will face ...

March 22, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local foundation funds SPD ‘active shooter’ armor

The Statesboro Police Officers Foundation, led by local business people and civilian professionals, has granted the Statesboro Police Department $8,000 for additional body armor ...

March 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


In Republican 'burbs, Georgia election centers on a Democrat

ALPHARETTA - The garden room at Rivermont Golf and Country Club brims with Republican donors and activists, but Michael Fitzgerald wants to talk about Democrats.

March 21, 2017 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Rodeo bringing new acts to town

Fall may mean fair time around Statesboro, but when spring rolls around, everyone knows it's rodeo time.

March 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Please have a cup of coffee with me

For the past month and a half, I've enjoyed the company of dozens of area residents who took me up on my offer to ...

March 20, 2017 | Jim Healy | Local


Blue Mile investment

As the deadline approaches for a final progress report in the America's Best Communities competition, Statesboro's Blue Mile committee is pointing to evidence ...

March 20, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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