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So what exactly is a Fightin' Blue Hen?

When a Blue Hen fights an Eagle, anything could happen.

December 16, 2010 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Power of written word enshrined

American history came alive Tuesday inside the new Portal Middle/High School during a special ceremony to dedicate a "Freedom Shrine."

December 14, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Arctic blast chills Bulloch

While temperatures will rise this week and the worst is behind us, the weather will still be cold, experts say. Colder weather brings dangers in the form of frostbite, fires and mishaps due to icy surfaces, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

December 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Claxton High's nursery team scores well

CLAXTON - The Claxton High FFA Nursery/Landscape team competed against other schools from the surrounding area in the Central Region Nursery/Landscape Career Development event last month at Swainsboro High School.

December 14, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ruckus at Screven game causes forfeiture

SYLVANIA - A simple school rivalry heated up Saturday night when Screven County forfeited a home boys basketball game with Jenkins County after a brawl broke out among fans.

December 14, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


A project from the heart

Third grade teacher Talette Tootle has taken on a task from her heart. She and her third-grade students at Langston Chapel Elementary School make some very special Christmas cards to give to patients at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro.

December 13, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Eagles win at Paulson "North"

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Georgia Southern couldn't play host to Saturday's Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals game against Wofford, so the Eagles brought Paulson Stadium's crowd on the road.

December 11, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Local


Quiet heroes save boy

The house on Lydia Lane was ablaze, and when the first Statesboro Fire Department truck arrived, Capt. Chris Whitehead and Firefighter Second-Class Steven Morris had no time to waste. Immediately upon arriving Tuesday night they learned a 12-year-old boy was trapped inside.

December 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Civil War's 150th stirs race debate

CHARLESTON - At South Carolina's Secession Gala, men in frock coats and militia uniforms and women in hoopskirts will sip mint juleps as a band called Unreconstructed plays "Dixie." In Georgia, they will re-enact the state's 1861 secession convention. And Alabama will hold a mock swearing-in of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

December 11, 2010 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press | Local


Two arrested on dog abuse charges in Rincon

RINCON - Two people were arrested after law enforcement officials said they starved a dog to death in Effingham County.

December 10, 2010 | From the Effingham Herald | Local


‘White Christmas’ in the Boro

The "White Christmas" movie people have enjoyed for years that showcases the talents of Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye was rewritten for the stage to give heavier emphasis to the music. This weekend, it will premiere at the Averitt Center.

December 09, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Cold prompts early coat delivery

In the middle of their second annual Coats for Kids drive, Bulloch Lions Club volunteers and Andrews Klean Korner prepared about 150 coats for distribution to the needy Wednesday in response to this week's unseasonably cold temperatures.

December 08, 2010 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


GSP offers child seat check

Georgia State Patrol troopers, newly certified as Child Passenger Safety Technicians, will conduct free child seat safety checks Friday to help make riding along more secure for infants and children.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boy, 11, injured in Lydia Lane fire

An 11-year-old boy suffered second-degree burns Tuesday night when his family's Lydia Lane home was destroyed by fire. Quick action by Statesboro firefighters likely saved the child's life, and he was flown to a burn center in Augusta, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Olliff’s body ID’d, foul play suspected

A body found Tuesday in Candler County was positively identified as that of Harrison Wayne Olliff, a Statesboro man who was missing since Nov. 26.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Proposed state bill would make 'upskirting' illegal in Georgia

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers plan to close a gap in state law that led a divided Court of Appeals to find a man didn't do ...

November 26, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Deadline to register for FEMA and SBA hurricane help Dec. 16

Within the 10-county declared disaster area, Georgia residents who experienced damage to their homes and businesses as a result of Hurricane Matthew have until Dec ...

November 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Threat of Zika to continue for Ga.

ATLANTA - Georgia so far has escaped the type of Zika threat faced by Florida, which has been the epicenter of the virus in the continental ...

November 25, 2016 | | Local


Number of foster children on rise

NEW YORK - The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, but just five states account for nearly two-thirds ...

November 24, 2016 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Local


Officials urge safe shopping

Shopping season begins today as people scramble for deals, get serious about buying gifts and purchase holiday decorations, but it is also the time of ...

November 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


William James vies for $100,000 STEM lab makeover

Supporters who visit a certain Facebook page on a certain day, Dec. 9, could help William James Middle School win $100,000 for a makeover ...

November 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Ralph Andrews dies at 88

Ralph Andrews, one of Statesboro's most compassionate residents who contributed generously to various causes and helped found the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind ...

November 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Making a bigger Splash

Construction workers at Splash in the Boro are building the framework that will hold in place the wave pool, the heart of an almost $5 ...

November 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Changes at Eagle Creek

It was a bit of a soft transition, with food brought from another restaurant in the absence of an approved kitchen. But Eagle Creek Brewing ...

November 21, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - AgSouth plan reshapes future of downtown

When Allen Muldrew began his position as the director of the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority he became the chief salesman for downtown Statesboro.

November 21, 2016 | | Local


Farmers & Merchants Bank promotes Jason Parrish

Jason Parrish of Farmers & Merchants Bank was promoted to banking officer, credit administration, bank officials announced Monday.

November 21, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Honor the memory of Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7, 2016 will mark the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States fully into World War II ...

November 21, 2016 | | Local


Raybon Anderson honored as Chamber's 2016 Ag Partner

One of Bulloch County's most well-known people in the agriculture world, Raybon Anderson, was honored Friday by being named the 2016 Ag Partner by ...

November 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Leaphart resigns as Statesboro city attorney

After five years as Statesboro's city attorney, J. Alvin Leaphart IV is heading west for a major change of scenery. He was hired recently ...

November 19, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Deputy US marshal, fugitive killed in shootout

LUDOWICI - A fugitive accused of attempting to murder police officers fatally shot a deputy U.S. marshal trying to arrest him Friday in southeast Georgia ...

November 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


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