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Jan Tankersley prepared for her inaugural session

Bulloch County's own Jan Tankersley, freshman Georgia state representative for District 158, has already found a place near Atlanta to live, and is gearing up for her first session at the Capitol.

January 08, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch citizens take up Deal's call for service

The 70 volunteers who painted, made repairs, cleaned up, sorted clothing and did various other tasks for Fostering Families Bulloch on Saturday morning were, in a way, taking part in Gov. Nathan Deal's inauguration.

January 08, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Under the Golden Dome - 2011 Georgia Legislature

Returning members of the area's legislative delegation won't know for sure what's on the new governor's mind until later this week, but they're sure that the budget -- with the likelihood of further cuts to state agencies and education -- will be an overriding concern this session.

January 08, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Old trees to find new uses

Bulloch County residents can give a final gift this holiday season while taking advantage of an opportunity to dispose of Christmas trees in an environmentally-friendly way.

January 07, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Weather will be wet, cold, snow mixed with rain

Predictions of snow in Statesboro this weekend aren't for billowing clouds of flakes, but most likely a few flurries mixed with cold rain, and at a time when most folks are sleeping.

January 07, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Longtime city attorney Sam Brannen dies

Longtime Statesboro city attorney Sam Leonard Brannen passed away Thursday at Ogeechee Area Hospice, and friends remembered him fondly Friday as they mourned his passing.

January 07, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jeffers to lead SCVB

SYLVANIA - The turn of the new year also marked a new career move for Screven County's Chamber of Commerce executive director, Heidi Jeffers.

January 07, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Tests show white powder at GSU did not contain hazardous materials

Georgia Southern officials announced Friday that they were notified late Thursday night preliminary test results on the unknown substance removed from Lewis Hall Wednesday were negative. The tests confirmed that the substance did not contain any hazardous materials.

January 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Heidt receives sentence for murders

Craig Heidt was sentenced in Effingham County Superior Court Thursday to two consecutive life terms in prison plus 85 years.

January 06, 2011 | By PATRICK DONAHUE pdonahue@effinghamherald.net | Local


Council OKs $75,000 for Belle House

A Statesboro City Council decision rendered last year will result in up to $75,000 of reimbursements paid to a local business seeking equal treatment.

January 06, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU awaits test results on suspicious powder

As Georgia Southern University officials await test results to learn more about a suspicious white powder found Tuesday at Lewis Hall, they are also reviewing policy and procedures regarding the way such suspicious incidents are handled.

January 06, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Nature of suspicious powder reported at GSU unknown

Georgia Southern University public safety officials, along with federal, state and local emergency management agencies, are investigating a "mysterious white powder" found in an envelope sent to the university's admissions building.

January 05, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Man fires shot over land dispute

A man angry about a long-running property dispute fired shots at a man he said made "profane comments" to him, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

January 05, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Uncle Shug's robbed at gunpoint

A man with a gun robbed a U.S. 301 South restaurant Tuesday night, fleeing after he was given money. No one was injured in the robbery, said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott P. Brunson.

January 05, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Water/sewage extension causes controversy

Despite a heated exchange, and warnings of a potential conflict of interest, the city council approved a motion Tuesday to extend water and sewage services to a tract of land on Lakeview Road.

January 04, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Two-year school calendar approved

During last Thursday evening's meeting, the Bulloch County Board of Education unanimously approved a two-year school calendar.

January 23, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Report: Mental health provider shortage harms kids in Georgia

The mental health needs of many Georgia children are not being addressed, primarily because of a lack of professionals to treat them, according to a ...

January 23, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Women march for more than poll power

Some 200 or more people taking part in the second annual Women's March in Statesboro rallied for "Power to the Polls" Sunday afternoon, but ...

January 22, 2018 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Passing lanes to be installed between Statesboro and Brooklet

A stretch of Highway 80 between Statesboro and Brooklet is set for widening now that the Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded Bulloch County a ...

January 22, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro salon 'legend' retires

When Janelle Skinner clocked out a couple of Saturdays ago, it was the last day she "fixed" hair professionally after serving the community for 44 ...

January 22, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - GSU grad Newman thrives in local real estate

When local realtor Paul Newman began college at Georgia Southern University in 2001, the Florida native never imagined that Statesboro would become his home, nor ...

January 22, 2018 | | Local


Landon Lanier to lead Bulloch First Mortgage division

Bulloch First announces the addition of Landon Lanier to lead its Mortgage division.

January 22, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Milestone for Port of Savannah: 4M cargo containers in 2017

SAVANNAH - The Port of Savannah loaded and unloaded a milestone 4 million shipping container units for the first time in 2017 as larger cargo ships ...

January 22, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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


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