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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


Mornings unPHILtered - Energy and music

The theme for Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was twofold: the costs of energy and making music.

June 09, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


‘Playboy’ coming to Ga. Southern

Unlike the reception for its original production in Ireland in 1907, the Georgia Southern theatre department's production of John Millington Synge's "The Playboy of the Western World" should receive many more laughs and very little, if any, controversy.

June 08, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Councilman talks about overcoming mistakes of past

The topic of the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was all about Statesboro's budget problems and the recent actions taken to begin balancing the budget. The show's guest was City Councilman Travis Chance, who came on the show to give his perspective on the matter.

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


Poker Run to help ill local boy

For their eighth annual Poker Run on Saturday, Statesboro's Southern Thunder Cruisers hope to help offset the mounting medical bills of a local family whose 4-year-old son suffers from a rare nerve disorder.

June 08, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Can a computer pick a hit?

Monday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was all about the technology of writing music hits Dr. Ron Shiffler, the Dean of the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University, discussed a company called "Music Intelligence Solutions" with host Phil Boyum.

June 07, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Police: Woman stabbed boyfriend in back

A Statesboro woman remains behind bars without bond after stabbing her boyfriend in the back with a steak knife Saturday, police said.

June 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Suppression team arrests Bulloch man on drug charges

Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team agents arrested a man Friday on drug charges after finding cocaine and marijuana in his home.

June 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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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


County sets new budget

It's another year of no tax increase for Bulloch County residents, as Bulloch County commissioners approved an overall balanced budget Tuesday of around $55 ...

June 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest

DUNWOODY, Ga. - Republican Karen Handel has won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia, avoiding an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the ...

June 20, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Explosive destroys Portal man’s mailbox

An unidentified explosive left a Portal man's mailbox in pieces last week, and now he is concerned that the culprit may target another mailbox.

June 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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