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Keel cuts first melon at GSU

Around 300 people enjoyed the sweet taste of watermelon Wednesday as Dr. Brooks Keel sliced his first watermelon as president of Georgia Southern University, continuing a long-standing summer tradition.

July 07, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Local briefs: Baby pronounced dead; power outage; council meeting

Lightning arrester failure causes Boro power outage

July 06, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Woman drives her truck into local store

A woman plowed into a convenience store Saturday, destroying the storefront as well as a large amount of inventory. But fortunately, no one – including the infant she had in the vehicle – was injured.

July 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC sets record enrollment for summer quarter

Ogeechee Technical College kicked off summer quarter Tuesday with a record setting number of students.

July 06, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man arrested for allegedly stealing and selling metal

A man with several prior burglary and theft charges was arrested Monday after allegedly being caught stealing scrap metal from several Hopeulikit locations and selling it at a local junk yard.

July 01, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local businessmen file suit against city

A group of local businessmen filed a lawsuit earlier this week against the members of the Statesboro City Council, alleging they violated Georgia Open Meeting laws when they held meetings to discuss the 2011 city budget and the restructuring of the police and fire departments.

June 30, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Meth lab bust at local motel

After a week-long investigation following an anonymous tip, Statesboro Police Crime Suppression Unit investigators nabbed a man who had been making methamphetamine in a local motel, said Statesboro Police Commander John R. Holloway.

June 30, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Insight to local government

Economic development and the elimination of upper-level city positions were the main topics Tuesday as Statesboro and Bulloch County leaders fielded questions and offered insight as to how the local governments are faring.

June 29, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Celebrating the Fourth on the 3rd

Statesboro and Bulloch County's annual celebration of Independence Day comes a day early this year.

June 29, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Wild ride, big response

It was a wild early Saturday for a Mount Vernon cab driver, who hauled a man all the way to Chatham County just to find the man had no money for fare.

June 29, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Woman charged in prescription fraud

A woman who tried to obtain pain medicines using fictitious prescriptions was arrested after pharmacy workers discovered the prescriptions were false.

June 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police warn of auto break-ins

Pickup truck and large SUV owners should be especially careful, as thieves are targeting these types of vehicles in the latest round of automobile break-ins. Two more people were victimized over the weekend as offenders popped the locks on their vehicles in a local restaurant parking lot and took their valuables.

June 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Four qualify Monday for Bulloch BOE

Three newcomers and an incumbent qualified Monday for seats on the Bulloch County Board of Education. Incumbent Vernon Littles qualified to run for a second term in District 5.

June 28, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Tybee protest aims at drilling

Hundreds of people formed a line across Tybee Island's beach stretching as far as the eye could see Saturday, as a part of the worldwide Hands Across the Sand protest against offshore drilling.

June 28, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Hopefuls say AYP doesn't work

Two school superintendent candidates were recent guests on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show. Kira Willis, who is running as a Libertarian Party of Georgia candidate, and Brian Westlake, a Democrat, came on the show.

June 28, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


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Burnette Business Leader of the Year

The Statesboro Bulloch Chamber of Commerce on Thursday saluted Darron Burnette, a leader in creating the Blue Mile plan for the revitalization of South Main ...

December 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Flu causes hospital visitation restrictions

East Georgia Regional Medical Center has ordered temporary visitation restrictions due to an increase of patients with influenza.

December 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


HIV growing fastest in South

The numbers tell an alarming story: how the South is the U.S. epicenter of the HIV epidemic.

December 14, 2017 | BY ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Deputies get body cameras

Soon, all Bulloch County sheriff's deputies will wear body cameras, thanks to the purchase of 30 units paid for with seized drug funds.

December 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Teen faces civil suits regarding Swainsboro Taco Bell crash

In addition to criminal charges, five civil complaints were filed against a Statesboro teen charged with felony murder after crashing his car into a Swainsboro ...

December 13, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


5 of 6 TAD board members in place

Statesboro City Council and the Bulloch County commissioners recently named three members each to the TAD Advisory Board, which will review projects for funding from ...

December 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


PeachCare funds could dry up in weeks without a new deal in D.C.

Georgia could run out of federal funding for its PeachCare for Kids program as early as next month, state officials say.

December 13, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


‘Gift of Dentistry’ offers free help on Friday

One of the greatest needs in our community is low-cost dental options.

December 13, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local


Regents vote ‘New Georgia Southern’ into effect

Meeting by phone call Tuesday afternoon, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia voted final approval for the consolidation of Georgia Southern ...

December 12, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Man charged after choking teen

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Friday on child cruelty charges after he choked his son during a domestic dispute.

December 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City, county at impasse on T-SPLOST

The city of Statesboro and the Bulloch County government appear to be at an impasse, today at least, on an agreement to divide a proposed ...

December 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Boro teen indicted in Taco Bell crash

A Statesboro teen was indicted Dec. 5 on felony murder charges related to a Sept. 28 incident when he crashed his car into a Swainsboro ...

December 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Moore leaves Statesboro with 5-year plan

Concluding her four-year term Dec. 31, Mayor Jan Moore leaves Statesboro's city government with its first five-year strategic plan, adopted by City Council just ...

December 11, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


GSU grad helps out Portal Heritage Society

With an undergraduate degree in information technology from Georgia Southern University and years of professional IT experience under his belt, Nathan Flanders made the decision ...

December 11, 2017 | By CRISSIE ELRICK BATH Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Home Grown in Statesboro

A group of Statesboro businesses have teamed up to promote shopping local in a unique way.

December 11, 2017 | | Local


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