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Bulloch’s own ‘rodeo’ king

Bulloch County resident Gil Riggs has driven a public school bus for the past four years. Considering his skills behind the wheel, some would say Riggs is a natural bus driver.

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


24 cats at shelter face euthanasia if not adopted Wednesday

Construction delays at the new Bulloch County Animal Shelter have put a ticking clock on 24 cats that must be moved by the end of the day or face euthanasia.

June 15, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


GSU and the SoCon — the grand scheme of things

This report is part one of a six-part series about the state of Georgia Southern Athletics. It will run Wednesdays throughout the summer. Part one takes a general look at Georgia Southern's place in the Southern Conference, and the SoCon's place in NCAA Division-I athletics.

June 15, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS | Local


‘Glee’ fills the Averitt Center

The Averitt Center for the Arts' Glee Camp is teaching elementary, middle and high school students the basics of musical theater using the popular Fox television show "Glee" as its inspiration.

June 15, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


County's proposed budget doesn't include property tax increase

Bulloch County Commissioners held two public hearings Tuesday to allow citizens to review the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2011, which translates into no tax increase for county property owners, said Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch.

June 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City actions in possible conflict with charter

The Statesboro City Council will vote today to create a public safety director position about a month after Wendell Turner was appointed to the post, possibly in violation of the city charter.

June 14, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


It's already a sweltering summer

The best advice for people today is stay inside if they can. Those without air conditioners should find a cool place to stay, and if you must go outside - especially if you are working - drink plenty of water, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

June 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


BOE looks at 1/2-mill hike

Bulloch County Board of Education members offered verbal support last week for a proposed half-mill increase in the school system's tax rate. If approved, the school board portion of the millage rate would rise from 9.45 to 9.95 mills, which equates to about a $20 tax increase per $100,000 of taxable property.

June 14, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Reaching for the stars

Students in Georgia high schools will be able to reach for the stars - or at least study them - in part thanks to an astronomy workshop for teachers being held at Georgia Southern University.

June 12, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Cooking nutritiously for kids

With the latest focus on the problem of childhood obesity, public school food service workers from around the state came to Georgia Southern for an intensive week of cooking classes with an emphasis on preparing less-fattening, more nutritious meals for students. The university's annual Culinary Institute is taught by chef Stephen Minton and the school cooks said what they learn this week, they will take back to their school districts and share with all the schools. Cynthia Peek, a food service worker from the Muscogee County system, said meals have far less sodium than in the past and food ...

June 10, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Campers getting ready for 'Jungle'

The conversation on Thursday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show centered around the second year of the "Jungle Book Theater Experience" summer camp held at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

June 10, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Silent auction to benefit local Humane Society

As the organization's largest fundraiser of the year, the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County will host their eighth annual silent auction next Saturday benefitting their spay and neuter and animal rescue programs.

June 10, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Portal man wins $2.5 million

Portal resident Jimmy Coleman Sr. was thirsty, so he stopped one day last week at Clyde's Market #47 in Brooklet for a Pepsi. When he walked into the store, he was a hard-working roofer with 30 years in the business. When he walked out, he was a millionaire.

June 10, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Preparing for Pinocchio

The Missoula Children's Theatre is hosting a workshop on musical theater at Georgia Southern. The campers began rehearsals on Monday, learning lines and songs for the production. The intensive preparation allows the cast to put on a top notch show for parents and the public to enjoy. The performance at the PAC on Saturday at 2 p.m. is open to everyone. Based in Montana, Missoula is the nation's largest touring children's theatre and has been touring extensively for more than 30 years, from Montana to Japan. In 2010, 32 teams of tour actor/directors will visit ...

June 09, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Register town council worries about budget

The Register town council wrestled with ideas about how to make up a deficit in the town's budget for fiscal year 2010-11.

June 09, 2010 | By K.R. STENBORG Special to the Herald | 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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