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Statesboro MLK parade moved to Saturday

Dreams of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade were put on hold Monday, when rain inundated city streets. Thursday, the contingency play became official with the announcement that the 2011 event will be held Saturday at 2 p.m.

January 20, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Council awards $73,000 to Belle House, approves Belk variance

Two weeks after approving up to $75,000 of reimbursements for construction costs incurred by the Belle House, the Statesboro City Council unanimously agreed on a final resolution.

January 20, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


County discusses proposed industrial park

Bulloch County Commissioners heard Tuesday from a consultant regarding the proposed industrial park on U.S. 301 South near Interstate 16.

January 19, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Annual Lee-Jackson banquet set for Friday

The Bulloch County Ogeechee Rifles Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold its annual Lee-Jackson Banquet at 6 p.m. Friday inside RJ's Restaurant on South Main St.

January 19, 2011 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


HazMat responds to I-16 accident

Bulloch County EMS, fire and other emergency personnel responded Tuesday around 1:20 p.m. to Interstate 16 near the Ash Branch Church Road exit, where an 18-wheeler and a passenger car collided.

January 18, 2011 | | Local


Columns by first mayor's daughter to be printed

Back when the Bulloch Times was the local newspaper, the daughter of Statesboro's first mayor enjoyed popularity for her newspaper columns about life in Bulloch County in the early to mid 1900s.

January 18, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Georgia Southern's sights and sounds welcome students

Congested roads and a steady flow of people through Wal-Mart's doors this weekend signaled the return of Georgia Southern students to their Statesboro homes and dorms. Tuesday, more than 18,000 students attended their first day of classes, as the university's spring semester officially began.

January 18, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Boro man dies in fall from Claxton roof

CLAXTON - A Statesboro man took a fatal fall on a construction job in Claxton Monday, after stepping through a skylight.

January 18, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Boro MLK parade postponed

The corridors set to host this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade were overflowing Monday. But it is was rain blanketing the Statesboro sidewalks instead of men, women and children looking to honor the slain civil rights icon.

January 17, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Council likely to approve Belk plan

The Statesboro City Council is expected Wednesday to approve a motion that would officially allow for a 25,000 square-foot expansion to the Belk store located in the Statesboro Mall.

January 17, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Regional water councils completing plans

Ten regional councils formed two years ago to plan for long-term use of water resources in Georgia have received a three-month extension for completing their preliminary regional plans.

January 15, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Correspondent | Local


Barrow meets with voters

Amid a sizeable collection of inquiring citizens, and just steps away from armed police officers keen to his every move, Congressman John Barrow met with the public Saturday, in Center Court of the Statesboro Mall.

January 15, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU among tops in minority training

Georgia Southern University was recently ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the top ten schools in the United States for minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The list ranked Georgia Southern 10th among universities that are well-known for quality education and consistently graduate high percentages of minorities in these fields.

January 15, 2011 | Special | Local


Local man injured in hunting accident

A second hunting accident within one week in Bulloch County resulted in a man suffering from buckshot wounds to his arm and midsection, said Georgia Department of Natural Resources Cpl. Dave Sims.

January 14, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man suffers 'extensive burn injuries'

A man suffered "extensive burn injuries" to his upper body Friday after a man living in his home tossed hot grease onto him as he slept.

January 14, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham visits Georgia Southern

Georgia's Poet Laureate, Judson Mitcham, paid a visit early this month to Georgia Southern University during the opening reception of the "Inspired Georgia" traveling ...

January 22, 2018 | By ANGYE MORRISON amorrison@connectstatesboro.com | Local


Seeking hidden helpers

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

January 20, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


‘Random acts of kindness’

Joseph Montgomery celebrated turning 90 in a rather unusual way. On the cold Sunday morning of January 7, the Newington resident gave away gifts on ...

January 20, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Deaths in Georgia rise as flu season worsens

Seven more Georgians have died from the flu, bringing the total to 12 deaths across the state this influenza season, public health officials said Friday.

January 20, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Power line installation to create delays on I-16

Drivers on Interstate 16 in Bulloch County on Sunday morning may experience some traffic delays.

January 19, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


New Deal program focus of Historical Society meeting

The Civilian Conservation Corps was a vital program of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. The Corps offered work to unemployed young men with the ...

January 19, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Agencies invited to apply with United Way

Nonprofit agencies in Bulloch County interested in applying for United Way funding for fiscal year 2018–19 are invited to an informational meeting Tuesday, Jan ...

January 19, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged in explicit photo exchange with teen

A Brooklet man and a juvenile who allegedly exchanged sexually explicit photos through electronic means each were arrested Wednesday.

January 18, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Four arrested during fugitive search

The pursuit of a wanted fugitive led to three additional arrests Wednesday after Bulloch County sheriff's deputies found drug paraphernalia, stolen property and illegal ...

January 18, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ag arena expense rises by $1 million

As construction of Bulloch County's new multipurpose arena continues, additional needs prompted Bulloch County commissioners to approve two change orders recently that add $1 ...

January 18, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 arrested in Christmas vandalism

Two suspects face charges of second-degree criminal damage to property in connection with a vandalism incident at a local farm's popular Christmas lights display.

January 18, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County and cities agree on T-SPLOST

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners and Statesboro City Council on Tuesday both unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement for what would be the county's ...

January 17, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Mical Whitaker’s ‘Behold: Here Cometh the Dreamer’ returns to the Black Box

Georgia Theatre Hall of Fame inductee Mical Whitaker brings his original multimedia production "Behold: Here Cometh the Dreamer" to the Whitaker Black Box Theater on ...

January 17, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘Horrific’ elder abuse case in Albany

The case started with a tip from concerned Dougherty County citizens. They told authorities that residents of some Albany apartments were approaching people and "begging ...

January 17, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Portal woman killed by own vehicle

A Portal woman was killed Monday when her own truck rolled over her at a Paradise Estates home.

January 17, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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