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New Portal Middle/High School makes debut

Students, staff, parents and community members attended open house Thursday at the new Portal Middle/High School to see the new facility.

July 29, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Suspect at large - Man fled drug deal; reward of $500 for info

A $500 reward is offered for information leading to the capture of a man sought on cocaine charges who remains at large after a long, hot manhunt near Register Thursday.

July 29, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City votes to settle with former city engineer

The City of Statesboro will once again dip into its revenue-strapped coffers to settle a lawsuit with a disgruntled former employee.

July 28, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Open House Thursday at Bulloch schools

Bulloch County students and parents have a chance to explore new schools, meet new teachers and greet fellow students this evening during the system-wide open house event.

July 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Warden takes extra steps to ensure pest-free food

Bulloch County Correctional Institute Warden Billy Tompkins took extra steps Tuesday to ensure that a repeat of Monday's pest-infested potatoes being served to inmates would not happen again.

July 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


BUILDing a better community

Mixing dusty grout with paint, moving furniture and otherwise reorganizing the Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Statesboro was how a group of incoming Georgia Southern freshman made their first contribution to the community this week.

July 28, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Echols states case for PSC seat

Wednesday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Tim Echols, who is in a Republican runoff for the District 2-Eastern Public Service Commission seat. He faces retired Army officer John Douglas in the Aug. 10 runoff.

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


Screven superintendent: Cuts done for '10-'11

SYLVANIA - Screven County Schools Superintendent Dr. Whitney Myers said in an interview with the Statesboro Herald that the worst in budget cuts is behind the system.

July 27, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch inmate's father reports live maggots served in potatoes

Bulloch County Jail inmates were disgusted Monday after spotting what some said were live maggots in the potatoes served for dinner.

July 27, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro Herald earns 15 AP awards

The Statesboro Herald won 15 awards in the 2009 Georgia Associated Press Awards contest, including Story of the Year and Photo of the Year. The awards were announced Saturday in Macon during the AP's annual awards luncheon.

July 26, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Portraits of pooches

Children and adults filed into the Statesboro Regional Library Monday with their dogs ready to have their portraits taken and displayed in the library.

July 26, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


The Boro’s top cops, firefighters

Statesboro Police and Fire departments honored seven employees recently during an annual award ceremony, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

July 26, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Suspect arrested in recent auto break-ins

A man sought by Statesboro Police in connection to several automobile break-ins was apprehended Wednesday in Florida, charged with the same crime there, said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott P. Brunson.

July 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Evans County program feeds 20,000 kids

CLAXTON - Serving nearly 20,000 meals since the beginning of June, Evans County's Summer Food Service Program is one way Nutrition Director Tonya Blocker helps fulfill the needs of the children in her community.

July 25, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


‘Hurricane Party’ to benefit Red Cross

With hurricane season in full force the Bulloch Chapter of the American Red Cross is giving Statesboro an opportunity to support local relief efforts by just dining out with friends or family.

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


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Road work follows heavy rainfall

Heavy rainfall wreaked havoc on many dirt roads in Bulloch County on Tuesday and Wednesday, but clear skies are expected for the rest of the ...

May 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Forecast for Wednesday: More of the same

Bulloch County was under a tornado warning for a brief period Tuesday afternoon, but fortunately, no damage was reported.

May 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Twice-wounded vet Memorial Day speaker

Marvin Grimm, who treated wounded Marines and served with them in combat as a Navy hospital corpsman during the Vietnam War, can speak from personal ...

May 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Recovery symposium offers hope

Twenty-three million Americans are in long-term recovery. But only one out of 10 who struggle with some form of addiction will get the help they ...

May 22, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Teen airlifted after Highway 301 crash

A teen was airlifted to a Savannah hospital on Sunday after a single vehicle crash on Highway 301 South near Hendrix Circle.

May 22, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia ports chief predicts record growth in fiscal 2017

SAVANNAH - Georgia's seaports in Savannah and Brunswick are on track to show record growth for the 2017 fiscal year that wraps up at the ...

May 22, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Popular Ellianos complete remake finally done

Ellianos Coffee Company entered the Statesboro market in 2011 after being launched nationally in 2002 in Lake City, Fla.

May 22, 2017 | | Local


More than just coffee

When Philip and Anna Klayman started roasting their own coffee at home several years ago, they never dreamed where the hobby would take them. Neither ...

May 22, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


FBC Women's Ministry donates blankets to Ogeechee Area Hospice

Representatives from the Women's Ministry of Statesboro First Baptist Church recently dropped off more than 30 hand-tied blankets at Ogeechee Area Hospice. The donations ...

May 22, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Student's meds legal in state, but not school

WARNER ROBINS - Each day about lunchtime at Warner Robins High School, 17-year-old CJ Harris must leave campus to take his medicine.

May 20, 2017 | By LAURA CORLEY The Telegraph | Local


Schools await meal standards

ATLANTA - Georgia schools are continuing efforts to win over picky eaters, using taste tests, chef visits and school gardens to encourage kids to pick up ...

May 20, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Taking a trip down memory lane

Schools in Portal held their very first graduation walk at Portal Elementary on Friday for the Class of 2017.

May 20, 2017 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


State backing accountability court growth

Eleven people have graduated so far from the Bulloch County Mental Health Court program during its first three and a half years, avoiding prison and ...

May 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Vast Georgia wildfire sputters

SAVANNAH - A vast wildfire near the Georgia-Florida state line has sputtered and stalled for days after modest rainfall slowed the once-raging blaze, giving firefighters their ...

May 19, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Blue Cross staying in Ga. exchange

Some of the uncertainty over Georgia's health insurance exchange lifted this week with the state's biggest insurer filing proposed rates for the 2018 ...

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


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