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Public invited to comment on BOE tax hike

Beginning Thursday, the Bulloch County Board of Education will hold three hearings to gather public input about a plan to raise the public school portion of property taxes by half a mill.

July 13, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


A historical memorial service

Under a broiling afternoon sun, members of area Sons of Confederate Veterans camps met Saturday at the Lake Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Metter to hold a memorial service for Confederate Army Private William Rowan Forehand.

July 12, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Evening Market debuts tonight

Statesboro residents won't have to wait until Saturday to "meet the farmer who grows food for their supper" when the Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market begins its Tuesday evening market tonight.

July 12, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


City welcomes military home

A downtown bank sign listed the temperature as being 108 degrees Friday afternoon, but a crowd of area citizens braved the sweltering humidity to welcome soldiers from local military units home.

July 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Expert: Changes necessary to strengthen Screven economy

Business and economic developer Jeremy Hill left a Screven County audience with long faces Thursday morning, as his predictions for the Southeast were more dismal than optimistic.

July 11, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Expert: Unemployment numbers may rise in Bulloch

The U.S. unemployment rate edged down slightly to 9.5 percent for the month of June, according to numbers released from the Labor Department last week.

July 11, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Ogeechee Tech changing to semesters in Fall 2011

Georgia's 26 technical colleges, including Ogeechee Technical College, will convert from the quarter to semester system beginning with the fall semester in August 2011, a change that furthers seamless education in Georgia and improves the state's workforce development.

July 11, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Wanted: Anyone who enjoys theater, art, music

The Averitt Center for the Arts provides summer art camps for kids, venues for local artists and a community stage for the annual "Nutcracker" and Averitt STARS performances.

July 11, 2010 | By BROOKE STEWART Special to the Herald | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Lt. gov candidate: Power structure must be changed

The guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" was Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor Carol Porter. She said she wants to be Lt. Gov. because the people of Georgia need jobs, children should have more educational opportunities and the corruption of the voting process in the Georgia legislature must to be eliminated.

July 08, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


New program offers rides to local residents

Need a ride? Can't afford a taxi? Coastal Regional Coaches offers an affordable alternative for those who don't own a car or cannot drive.

July 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deputy: Drugs suspected in woman's wild ride

Witnesses followed a woman deputies said was "clearly under the influence of some type of drugs" after she struck a pole at a gas station Wednesday, then described the frightening path she took to where she was stopped several miles away.

July 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'Welcome home' event for local soldiers set for Friday

Soldiers from local military units will receive a heartwarming welcome Friday, hosted by the City of Statesboro and supported by area businesses and citizens, said Carrie A. Camden, administrative assistant to Statesboro City Manager Shane Haynes.

July 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Keel cuts first melon at GSU

Around 300 people enjoyed the sweet taste of watermelon Wednesday as Dr. Brooks Keel sliced his first watermelon as president of Georgia Southern University, continuing a long-standing summer tradition.

July 07, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Local briefs: Baby pronounced dead; power outage; council meeting

Lightning arrester failure causes Boro power outage

July 06, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Woman drives her truck into local store

A woman plowed into a convenience store Saturday, destroying the storefront as well as a large amount of inventory. But fortunately, no one – including the infant she had in the vehicle – was injured.

July 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Study finds pay for public college presidents up 5.3 percent

Presidents of U.S. public colleges and universities saw their earnings climb by 5.3 percent last year, with several of them topping $1 million ...

June 28, 2017 | By COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press | Local


City OKs alcohol ordinance change

Provided they have 50 or more rooms, Statesboro hotels with package alcohol licenses may now sell bottles or cans of beer and wine for patrons ...

June 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspect flees as bystander takes video

Watch video of incident by Juwaun Rashawn Watkins here.

June 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Archives span from 1733 to MacGyver

The Georgia Archives, which became part of the University System of Georgia in 2013, have increased their staffing, would welcome more visitors and now feature ...

June 27, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


County seeks COPS grant for three new deputies

Bulloch County leaders hope a grant application will lead to partial funding of three new Bulloch County sheriff's road deputies, who would target violent ...

June 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Breakdown' in jail policy led to release of wrong inmate

A "breakdown" in the process of following jail policies and procedures led to the mistaken release and subsequent escape of a Bulloch County Jail inmate ...

June 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woman hit by car after striking bicyclist with her own car

A Millen woman was struck by a passing car on Sunday after she stopped to help a man on a bike whom she had struck ...

June 26, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Smith made permanent city attorney

Statesboro City Council last week solidified I. Cain Smith's appointment as city attorney. He has been serving on an interim basis since mid-December.

June 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man shot twice in the leg early Monday

An unidentified man was shot twice in the leg early Monday morning but refused to cooperate with police and would not press charges.

June 26, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A Boro restaurant update

When the college students return in August, they better come back very hungry. Here is an update on new restaurant options they will have in ...

June 26, 2017 | | Local


G&R Farms partners with FFA

G&R Farms in Tattnall County has finalized an agreement with the National FFA Organization to support scholarships for students in production agriculture. Under the ...

June 26, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inmate mistakenly released re-captured shortly after escape

A man mistakenly released Saturday night from the Bulloch County Jail was recaptured less than an hour after he was let go, according to a ...

June 25, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Wal-Mart fight was over sagging pants

It was sagging pants, not falling prices, at Statesboro's Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Wednesday night that caused two men to fight.

June 22, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

DUNWOODY - Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that ...

June 21, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


City adopts hands-off approach on Blue Mile winnings

Instead of pursuing an agreement with the new Blue Mile Foundation, Statesboro's city government agreed Tuesday to hand the portion of America's Best ...

June 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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