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US adult smoking rate rises for first time in 15 years

ATLANTA - Cigarette smoking rose slightly for the first time in almost 15 years, dashing health officials' hopes that the U.S. smoking rate had moved permanently below 20 percent.

November 12, 2009 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local

Masked man arrested in armed robbery

A man wearing a "Freddie Krueger" mask robbed a West Main Street convenience store Tuesday, but Statesboro Police apprehended him and two accomplices within minutes of the robbery.

November 12, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Veterans Day 2009

During Wednesday's Veterans Day program at Emma Kelly Theater, Naval Commander Clifford L. Holt urged citizens to encourage young people to join the military, and to ask legislators to beef up the military and improve services to veterans.

November 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Portal history teacher has history of her own

There is a history teacher at Portal High School who has quite a history, herself. Her name: Patsy Tankersley, lifelong Portal resident who graduated salutatorian from Portal High in the 1960's. Her mom, Grace, and her father, D.L. Tankersley have lived in Portal all their lives.

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

Silver theft suspects caught

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators arrested a man and his wife Wednesday for the theft of more than $100,000 worth of silver from a local glass fabricator.

November 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Mornings unPHILtered - Horse rescue and the 3/50 project

Wednesday's first guests on the "Mornings unPhiltered" show were Julie Barnes and Statesboro Herald reporter Holli Deal Bragg, who helped start the Heart of Dixie Equine Rescue group.

November 11, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local

Mornings unPHILtered - A Veterans Day edition

It was a Veterans Day preview on Tuesday's "Morning's unPhiltered" show. Host Phil Boyum welcomed Cliff Holt, a retired US Navy pilot and the chairman of the House Committee for the Statesboro Kiwanis Club. Holt came on the show to talk about the annual Veterans Day observance at the Averitt Center that starts this morning at 10:30 a.m.

November 10, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local

Bulloch schools make AYP

It's good news for the Bulloch County school system. According to recent reports, for the first time in three years, all 15 Bulloch County Schools achieved AYP - Adequate Yearly Progress, the formula states use to determine if their schools are meeting academic expectations under the federal government's No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

November 10, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Studio Statesboro - 2009 Service League Attic Sale; Business in the Boro with Jan Moore

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November 10, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Bulloch expects some rainfall from Tropical Storm Ida

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Some Gulf Coast residents hunkered down at home and in shelters Monday while others ventured outside to watch the approach of a rare late-season tropical storm that brought the potential for high winds, flooding and up to 8 inches of rain in some places.

November 09, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local

Mornings unPHILtered - GSU program promotes entrepreneurs

Host Phil Boyum welcomed Dr. Luke Pittaway to his "Mornings unPhiltered," show on Monday.

November 09, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local

SEB’s FFA chapter receives state, national recognition

Southeast Bulloch High School's FFA chapter started off the 2009-10 academic year with a bang. Austin Akins, an SEB senior and current chapter president, was asked to accompany the Georgia State FFA Executive Committee to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis as a voting delegate.

November 09, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local

Police Report - November 10

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

November 09, 2009 | | Local

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Escaped Metter inmate captured

A man who escaped Thursday from a prison work detail in Metter was captured Friday morning after a homeowner spotted him in her back yard.

November 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Exchange Club leader: ‘We are a great nation under God’

During the annual One Nation Under God prayer luncheon this week, the Statesboro Exchange Club welcomed National Exchange Club President Dan McQueeney as the keynote ...

November 19, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Savannah Avenue to get islands, crosswalks

The work temporarily blocking portions of Savannah Avenue is the early stages of a $1.85 million city of Statesboro project to resurface the street ...

November 19, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Georgia official: Employee fired for releasing voter data

ATLANTA - Georgia's secretary of state said Thursday that he takes "full responsibility" for more than 6 million voters' personal information being released to media ...

November 19, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Volunteers needed for Feed the Boro

For many, a Thanksgiving meal is taken for granted, but financial challenges mean sparse provisions for many people right here in the Statesboro and Bulloch ...

November 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Metter Police search for escaped inmate

As night fell Thursday, law enforcement officers seeking an escaped inmate had not yet located the man who walked away from a Metter police work ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local

Santa’s Toy Run benefits local children

Santa Claus will take a ride through downtown Statesboro Saturday, Nov. 21, escorted by a host of motorcycle riders with a mission: to make sure ...

November 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

City Public Safety Department abolished

The city of Statesboro has formally abolished its Department of Public Safety and re-established the position of police chief.

November 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Fort Stewart commander: ‘We’re going to war’

During annual Marne Week activities earlier this week on Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Maj. Gen. James Rainey, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division, spoke to ...

November 18, 2015 | From the Coastal Courier | Local

Local churches collect donations this week for Operation Christmas Child

Across the world each year, children who have never had a Christmas gift, a toy or even their own towel or toothbrush receive presents through ...

November 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU NAACP lists 'demands'

With a gathering at the Russell Union billed as a walkout Tuesday and further actions today, African-American students are drawing attention to what they see ...

November 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

2 plead guilty in concealment of Jenkins death

Two Jenkins County residents pled guilty Tuesday to concealing the death of a relative, whose remains were found burned and buried in a shallow grave ...

November 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Milestones results in for Bulloch schools

Results released Monday from the 2014-15 Georgia Milestones tests show that the majority of Bulloch County students, like the majority of their peers across the ...

November 16, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

OTC, Clubhouse, Tormenta form partnership

Ogeechee Technical College and the South Georgia soccer franchise of the Premier Development League, along with The Clubhouse Family Entertainment Center, entered into a Memorandum ...

November 16, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Inside Bulloch Business — Gee Da’s gives downtown dining a boost

Downtown Statesboro welcomes Gee Da's Table as its newest addition.

November 16, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Correspondent | Local

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