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Irma shutters GS

Students in the Russell Union at Georgia Southern University collectively cheered Thursday morning when they received an Eagle Alert canceling classes Friday through Tuesday due to Hurricane Irma. The university sent the email and phone alerts to students at 11:30 a.m.

September 07, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


County unable to open shelters due to liability

Bulloch County residents are advised to either "shelter in place" or travel to a safer location in light of Hurricane Irma's approach, but no county shelters will be open during the storm.

September 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nearly 540,000 ordered to flee Georgia coast

SAVANNAH - Georgia's governor on Thursday ordered nearly 540,000 coastal residents to evacuate inland ahead of Hurricane Irma as authorities warned the storm had the potential to strike as a major hurricane, something the Georgia coast hasn't seen in more than a century.

September 07, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro, Portal cancel Friday night football games

Both Statesboro High School and Portal High School have announced the cancellation of their football games Friday night in the face of approaching Hurricane Irma.

September 07, 2017 | | Local


All Bulloch County public schools closing Friday, Monday, Tuesday

All Bulloch County publc schools will be closed Friday, Monday and Tuesday, according to a mass email sent by the Bulloch County Board of Education late Thursday afternoon.

September 07, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Closings announced for Hurricane Irma

The following closings and changes in schedule have been announced due to Hurricane Irma:

September 07, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


GS-New Hampshire game moved to Birmingham, Ala.

Georgia Southern University and the University of New Hampshire have mutually agreed to move their scheduled football game this Saturday to Birmingham's Legion Field at 3 p.m. (CT) due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.

September 06, 2017 | Georgia Southern Media Relations | Local


Unlimited happy hours, but a floor for prices

In the biggest meeting for proposed changes to Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance this semester, City Council eliminated a daily limit on "happy hour" promotions by restaurants and bars, but approved a minimum drink price.

September 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch officials watching Irma

Shelves of bottled water at several Statesboro grocery and retail stores were bare Wednesday afternoon as people stocked up in preparation for Hurricane Irma, even though the storm was still four days away from possibly impacting the area.

September 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City approves 1-mill hike

In Statesboro, the annual city property tax on a $100,000 home, for example, will increase by roughly $40 after City Council on Tuesday approved an effective 1 mill hike in the tax rate.

September 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Claxton escaped inmate captured at Bulloch County hotel

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies, answering a call about a suspicious person Friday night, captured an inmate who had escaped from the Smith State Prison Transitional Center in Claxton.

September 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


OTC celebrates Literacy Week

Gov. Nathan Deal has designated this week as Literacy Week and Friday as Literacy Day in Georgia.

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


A Day for Southern campaign underway

Georgia Southern University alumnus Bob Mikell, an eighth generation Bulloch County resident and 2017 Alumnus of the Year for the university's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, will serve as the community chair of the 44th annual community A Day for Southern campaign. The campaign gets underway today with a volunteer luncheon, and the official donation total will be announced next Tuesday, Sept. 12.

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local




A look at early-American immigration: British, Scottish Borderers

With his presentation, "British and Scottish Borderers Immigrate to America," Dr. Jack Proctor told the Bulloch County Historical Society about a flow of immigrants who outnumbered the Puritans and the Cavaliers.

September 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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McCollar: Poverty Statesboro’s big challenge

This is part of a series of questionnaire articles about Statesboro's three mayoral candidates. They answered questions by email.

October 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Suicide rates on the rise

While suicide rates have increased across the United States, the highest percentages are in rural counties, a new CDC report reveals.

October 10, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Homicide victim identified

A woman found in her South Mulberry Street home Sunday was stabbed to death. Statesboro Police said the death of Deborah Miles is being ruled ...

October 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


1 shot, 2 arrests in four weekend gunshot reports in Statesboro

One victim was shot and two suspects arrested in separate cases as Statesboro police investigated several reports of gunfire over the weekend.

October 09, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Grotheer offers a fresh face in Statesboro mayoral race

This is the first of a series of questionnaire articles about Statesboro's three mayoral candidates. They answered questions by email.

October 09, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Statesboro woman confesses to killing father

A Statesboro woman charged last week with killing her father confessed to the murder, and hid the victim's body in a closet for months ...

October 09, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


GreenFest 2017 in Downtown Statesboro

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability hosted its 2017 GreenFest, a festival that celebrates ways people can be more environmentally responsible, in downtown Statesboro ...

October 09, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Statesboro Herald Intern | Local


Claxton man charged in Statesboro homicide

A Claxton man was arrested Monday, charged with the felony murder of a woman whose body was found Sunday afternoon in a South Mulberry Street ...

October 09, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Restoring a Claxton beauty

He opened up his own barbeque shop last fall in Register. He has, over the past year, expanded his catering business and collaborated with other ...

October 09, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Statesboro Herald Intern | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Christian Social Ministry needs our help

Christian Social Ministry thrift stores and food pantry are one of the best kept secrets in Bulloch County. The ministry was started in 1998 by ...

October 09, 2017 | | Local


GSU earns honor for commitment to sustainability

Georgia Southern University has been named a finalist for the 2017 Climate Leadership Awards by Second Nature.

October 09, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Slain in 1910, memorial to honor Claxton marshal

More than a century after a town marshal was killed near a street corner in Claxton, his sacrifice will be remembered with the unveiling of ...

October 07, 2017 | Story courtesy of The Claxton Enterprise | Local


Old municipal court office up for bids

With an ad beginning in today's paper, the city of Statesboro is seeking offers for the Municipal Court office's former home at 125 ...

October 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Late farmer gets a little help from his friends

Three weeks ago, Tom Sanders was diagnosed with leukemia. He passed away suddenly last weekend and Wednesday, he was laid to rest amid the cotton ...

October 07, 2017 | By ANNE MAXWELL WJBF-TV, Augusta | Local


GS faculty senators propose panel on consolidation’s consequences

The Faculty Senate at Georgia Southern University will consider naming a committee to deal with unforeseen consequences that arise after the consolidation with Armstrong State ...

October 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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