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Tankersley sweeps District 158

Former Bulloch County commissioner Jan Tankersley swept past opponent Tom McElwee Tuesday night, taking the Georgia House of Representative District 158 seat vacated when long-time representative Bob Lane announced his resignation earlier this year.

July 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Low turnout in Bulloch

With only two contested local races on the ballot Tuesday, it was a slow day for Bulloch County poll workers, but a fast in and out for voters casting their ballots.

July 20, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


‘Stuff the Bus’ for local kids

The annual "Stuff the Bus" campaign by Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County provides school supplies to students in the county school system.

July 19, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


It's time to decide

The early voting is over, campaigns are winding down and primary election day is here. Georgia and Bulloch County voters will take to the polls today to have their say in local and state races.

July 19, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Locals speak on tax hike

A handful of concerned citizens attended a public hearing Thursday night to learn more about a proposal that will raise the millage rate in Bulloch County by half a mil.

July 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Down to the election wire

Leading up to Tuesday's primary election, Thursday's guests on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show were Republican gubernatorial candidates Eric Johnson and Otis Putnam, as well as Democratic candidate David Poythress.

July 15, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Cultural Center opens at Luetta Moore

A decade of work between Statesboro and Bulloch County officials came to fruition Thursday at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Jones-Love Cultural Center at Luetta Moore Park.

July 15, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Correspondent | Local


Benefit for Portal man to feature local bands

A concert and dinner will be held Saturday, July 17, at the Cotton Hall in Portal, to benefit the family of a local man who recently lost a leg to amputation. Local bands Outrider and Southpaw will perform beginning at 8 p.m.

July 14, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Poll: Barnes cruising; Oxendine, Handel headed toward run-off

Roy Barnes is skating toward November, but John Oxendine and Karen Handel appear headed to an August showdown in the race for the Republican nomination foras governor, according to a new statewide poll conducted for the Georgia Newspaper Partnership.

July 14, 2010 | By AARON GOULD SHEININ and JAMES SALZER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia Newspaper Partnership | Local


Cocaine sting nets 2 arrests

An undercover agent working with the Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team Tuesday bought cocaine from two men in the College Plaza parking lot. Seconds later, drug team investigators surrounded the suspects and placed them under arrest.

July 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Reservoirs needed to ease water problems

Continuing the week's theme of Georgia candidates running for governor, a Republican, Karen Handel, and a Democrat, DuBose Porter, appeared Wednesday on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show.

July 14, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


GOP Congressional debate at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Statesboro High

Four Republican candidates seeking the nomination for Georgia 12th congressional district will face each other in Statesboro Friday evening for the final debate of the primary season.

July 14, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Atlanta Ballet Summer Intensive underway

The annual Atlanta Ballet summer Intensive Camp is underway at Georgia Southern University. Students must audition to be accepted to the Summer Intensive, and the student dancers go through a rigorous two weeks of instruction, practice and performance. Instructor Heather Conley, who is the Cobb Centre principal for the Atlanta Ballet, said the Intensive requires discipline and dedication, and she sees significant improvement in the technique and artistry of every dancer from when the Intensive begins to its conclusion.

July 14, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Tuesday evening Farmers Market makes its debut

The Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market – Tuesday evening edition – made its debut with threatening weather, but lots of happy customers. The market will be held in the Sea Island Bank parking lot, the same location as its Saturday market, on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., focusing on meats and produce from local farmers. Expanding to twice a week will enable the market to reach a new demographic of people who live and work downtown, said Debra W. Chester, market manager for the Farmers Market.

July 13, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Officer: Woman takes estranged husband's 'lady friend's' car for ride

A woman who discovered her estranged husband was entertaining a female guest Sunday night became so angry, she went on a wild ride in his lady friend's car.

July 13, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Two hearings Thursday on city tax increase

The city of Statesboro will hold two property tax increase hearings Thursday, at noon and 6 p.m., in the council chambers at City Hall.

August 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Heavy clouds eclipse local viewing

A near total solar eclipse passed over Statesboro and Bulloch County Monday afternoon. Unfortunately, thick cloud cover obscured the 97-percent pinnacle of nature's unique ...

August 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


A 'primal experience'

The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness ...

August 21, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Chicken specialty eatery opening in Statesboro

Tim and Kelly Paslawski of Savannah just announced plans to open a Chicken Salad Chick restaurant in Statesboro.

August 21, 2017 | | Local


BBWH Insurors retains IIABA's 'Best Practices' title

BBWH Insurors was informed recently it had retained its "Best Practices" status, given only to a small group of independent insurance agencies around the United ...

August 21, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Beloved Community' seeks to bridge divisions

The Bulloch County Beloved Community Steering Committee is inviting everybody to the kickoff Saturday of a new "Bridging the Gap" series of events aimed at ...

August 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Follow the eclipse on NASA's website

Today in Statesboro and Bulloch County, from the moment when the moon begins to pass in front of the sun until the trailing edge leaves ...

August 21, 2017 | | Local


Wear solar specs or make a viewer to safely watch eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Solar glasses are a must for safe viewing of Monday's total solar eclipse, the first to span coast to U.S ...

August 19, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Local clergy offer united stand against racism

A group of local clergy who meet regularly for fellowship and offer support to one another in their various religious roles in the community are ...

August 19, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Concussion study targets youth

In a joint project of Georgia Southern University's School of Health and Kinesiology, the Statesboro-Bulloch Parks and Recreation Department and Clark Medical Group, about ...

August 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

WASHINGTON - The early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between.

August 18, 2017 | BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Local


Candidates in all 4 Bulloch cities to qualify next week

Candidates for city elections in Brooklet, Portal, Register and Statesboro must qualify next week with the clerks at their town halls.

August 18, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Eclipse glasses in short supply

If you want to buy safety glasses for viewing Monday afternoon's rare solar eclipse and haven't got them yet, good luck. But be ...

August 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


UPDATE: Toddler reported drowned in pond at Mill Creek Park

A 3-year-old boy drowned in a pond at Mill Creek Regional Park late Wednesday afternoon. The Bulloch County coroner's staff had not released the ...

August 16, 2017 | | Local


Crime victim’s father and a lawyer ask city for new laws

Both Sean Strudgeon, whose son was recently the victim of an armed robbery and kidnapping from a Statesboro apartment, and an attorney spoke to City ...

August 16, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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