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Exceptions, athletics and academics at Georgia Southern

The press conference on Nov. 21 following the final Georgia Southern football game of the 2009 season saw the announcement that Chris Hatcher would no longer be the team's coach, but it also brought up questions about the academic side of GSU athletics.

December 12, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS | Local


Portal student arrested at school

A Portal Middle-High School teen was arrested Thursday after causing a disturbance at school, said Portal Police Chief Jason Sapp.

December 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SES office staff a tightly-knit group

The front office staff of four women at Stilson Elementary School consists of two seasoned veterans, Gwen Kendrick and Billie Jean Plankenhorn, and two relative newcomers, Theresa Ernst and Jennifer Kniphfer.

December 11, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


GSU holds commencement

Volunteering is the way to make life more valuable and meaningful, said Wayne Pacelle, CEO and president of the Humane Society of the United States, who spoke Friday morning during the 18th Annual Fall Commencement for Georgia Southern University's Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

December 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro - Letters to Truman; GSU Fall Commencement

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December 11, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Giving a warm donation

With the true spirit of the holidays in mind, a local service organization and a local dry cleaner are teaming up to gather winter coats for needy individuals in the county.

December 10, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Studio Statesboro - Holiday Blood Drive; Mary-Kate's Entertainment Beat: Born Forty band

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December 10, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


An apology for our inexcusable headline error

First of all, I apologize for the appalling error that appeared in the lead headline of Thursday's Statesboro Herald. I apologize to the family and friends of Brandie Danielle Davis for our carelessness that is inexcusable for such a sensitive and tragic story. I apologize to our readers for doing our jobs in a manner that brings into question our competence and credibility.

December 10, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Police: No suspects in homicide

Statesboro Police officers have stepped up patrol around apartment complexes near the Georgia Southern University, but not because of a murder investigation.

December 10, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


For the Love of Larry

On Jan. 7 of 2009, 17-year-old Larry Rakeen Parks died. Though almost no one knew it at the time, the Statesboro High junior was the victim of vicious bullying and chose to end his life.

December 10, 2009 | Jim Healy | Local


Police rule woman's death a homicide

Autopsy reports Wednesday revealed a 19-year-old Ogeechee Technical College student was strangled to death in her Statesboro apartment.

December 09, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - All invited to 'Dinner' on Friday

The first guests on Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show were two cast members from the Averitt STARS production of "The Man Who Came To Dinner." The play premieres Friday inside the Emma Kelly Theater.

December 09, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Studio Statesboro - MTV interviews students in Claxton; Artists brown bag lunch

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December 09, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Lions spearhead winter coat drive for kids

Tuesday's first guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Jim Thibodeau, president of the Statesboro Lions Club. He came on to talk about the club's winter coat drive, "Coats for Kids."

December 08, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


President of US Humane Society to speak in Boro

Wayne Pacelle, CEO and president of the Humane Society of the United States, will be guest speaker Friday during a special lecture hosted by the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County.

December 08, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Sen. Hill to keynote annual Deen Day Smith Awards banquet

Senator Jack Hill, who has represented Statesboro, Bulloch County and District 4 in the Georgia State Senate since 1990, will be the keynote speaker Tuesday ...

April 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Two trains they called Nancy Hanks

People who remember riding a train called the Nancy Hanks from Savannah to Atlanta actually rode the Nancy Hanks II, and the trains weren't ...

April 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


BOE adopts raises, ‘local values’

With Thursday's tentative adoption of a 2017-18 budget, the Bulloch County Board of Education backed not just the state-funded teacher raise, but a 2-percent ...

April 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Relay brings fun, folks and funds

They rocked in chairs under a tent, enjoying the cool breeze from fans as they swapped stories about their individual battles with cancer.

April 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


UPDATE: Two airlifted after car collides with school bus

A man and his 8-month-old daughter were each airlifted to hospitals Friday morning after a collision with a Bulloch County school bus.

April 28, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Cagle to address GS graduation

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be keynote speaker for Georgia Southern University's Saturday, May 6, graduation for students receiving baccalaureate degrees.

April 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


‘Georgia on My Mind’ flower show exhibits the splendor of spring

Flowers were blooming Friday at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau on South Main Street, where the Bulloch Council of Garden Clubs presented its biannual ...

April 27, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Jenkins County hospital closing

Another rural hospital is closing its doors in Georgia.

April 26, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


99 years of vivid memories

Guests and members of the Friends of the Library received a rare treat Monday night at the annual Friends of the Library meeting.

April 26, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


OTC closing its police academy

The 12 members of the final class of Ogeechee Technical College's Law Enforcement Academy are scheduled to graduate May 4 in the Kennedy Auditorium ...

April 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Cancer survivor: “Relay saved my life”

When the 2017 Bulloch County Relay for Life unfolds at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds on Friday, the night's event will mean different things for ...

April 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parks, sidewalks get dots of concern

Interested in parks, the local economy, sidewalks and other things, about 65 people dropped in during the city of Statesboro's first two strategic planning ...

April 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Benefit to help infant with rare brain condition

Elizabeth "Kate" Hall entered the world on Aug. 30, 2015, and Margaret Hall, Kate's mom, remembers thinking, "Kate is the epitome of a perfect ...

April 25, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Empty restaurants in Statesboro

After 18 years in business, the Statesboro Applebee's closed April 7, leaving a restaurant building designed for a particular brand vacant in a part ...

April 24, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Forestry official: Okefenokee fire could burn for 6 months

SAVANNAH - A wildfire that has scorched more than 70 square miles of public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line could burn for the next six ...

April 24, 2017 | | Local


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