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Sneathen hopes to make a difference if elected to Board

A strong desire to help improve education in Bulloch County is why Susan Sneathen said she is seeking the District 2 seat.

June 26, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


BOE qualifying begins Monday

Brooklet area residents Susan Sneathen and Mike Sparks said last week they intend to qualify for the Bulloch County Board of Education seat currently held by BOE member Scott Bohlke.

June 26, 2010 | | Local


Statesboro Flea Market reopens

The Statesboro Flea Market reopened its doors Friday after the owners complied with city requirements to pave their parking lot.

June 26, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


‘March to the Sea’ markers restored

While Union General William Tecumseh Sherman certainly would not poll very high among historical figures in Georgia, no one can deny the historical significance of his role in Georgia during the Civil War.

June 26, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Candidates: AYP needs overhaul

Shows on "Mornings unPHILtered" this week continue to focus on the state of education in Georgia. The first guest was Beth Farokhi, a Democratic candidate for the office of State School Superintendent.

June 24, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Victims claim items stolen in burglaries

More than a dozen burglary victims filed into the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office courtroom Thursday afternoon, where a vast array of plasma TVs, video game consoles, lap top computers, guns, jewelry, coins and power tools were spread out as if someone were having an estate sale.

June 24, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Burglary ring busted

Five men and a woman are behind bars after Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators linked them to a rash of residential burglaries and an armed robbery, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson. A seventh suspect was arrested on unrelated charges after being found in the same location as the other suspects.

June 24, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Buckle up, pickup trucks

Pickup truck drivers who think they don't have to wear seat belts due to a loophole in the law may find out the hard way the law has been changed. The exemption from buckling up only applies to farmers, and then only if they are participating in a farming activity.

June 23, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU's non-revenue sports — Where do they stack up?

This report is part two of a six-part series about the state of Georgia Southern Athletics. It will run Wednesdays throughout the summer. Part two takes a general look at Georgia Southern's "non-revenue" sports competing in the Southern Conference - Golf, Softball, Volleyball, Men's and Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Tennis, Track and Field and Cross Country.

June 22, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS | Local


Princesses in the making enjoy glitter and glamour

Kay Miller, who is a dance instructor from Millen, is the director of the Disney Princess Camp this week at the Averitt Center for the Arts. She said 32 girls ages 5 to 8 are participating in the camp, and Tuesday they were designing their own tiaras. Thursday, the girls will have a Princess Tea with their mothers, and they will present a short show Friday in the Emma Kelly Theater. "We have had just tremendous response, and we may have to add another session for next year's camp," Miller said.

June 22, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - More local control

Tuesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was all about the future of education in Georgia as two Republican candidates running for state school superintendent appeared on the show.

June 22, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


On radio's birth in the Boro

Former Statesboro residents Mike and Don McDougald entertained a crowd Monday at the 37th Annual Bulloch County Historical Society meeting, held at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. The brothers regaled members with tales of chasing news and providing music and information to citizens through the city's very first radio station, WWNS.

June 22, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


The 'Games' people play

Late Monday morning, several families with children enjoyed games of marbles, jacks and the ancient Egyptian board game of Senet. The games, from ancient to modern, are part of a new exhibit at the Georgia Southern University Museum.

June 21, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Herald named best small daily

The Statesboro Herald was named the best small daily newspaper in Georgia during the Georgia Press Association's annual awards banquet Friday in Jekyll Island.

June 20, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Oil spill effects hitting home

Nearly sixty days after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, oil still continues to flow nearly a mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico. While economic effects from the spill are slamming Gulf Coast residents and areas the hardest, some other parts of the nation also are feeling the effects, even in Statesboro.

June 19, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


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Big Kat boss on a roll

With his trademarked Big Kat Buggy and its innovative hitch mount, Statesboro-based entrepreneur Kevin Rackleff has made two winning trips to Vegas this year.

July 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice — Boro updates: Painted Chef, Cheeky Bliss and more

Every few weeks, I work to update you on business activity around the community. I base these updates on questions asked to the Statesboro Herald ...

July 25, 2016 | | Local


Even more vigilant

Being a law enforcement officer is a dangerous occupation by nature, but following recent attacks on officers, simply going to work is becoming more of ...

July 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Habitat settles into new neighborhood

As Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County looks forward to late summer, its recently relocated Spike's Habitat ReStore is teeming with customers every Friday ...

July 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Tuesday runoff will decide three races

Voters Tuesday, along with those who have already voted during early voting the past three weeks, will decide who will be the next Ogeechee Circuit ...

July 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Eagles to retain 2014 Sun Belt Championship

Earlier this month, the NCAA handed down sanctions to Georgia Southern's football program stemming from two separate incidents of academic impropriety during the 2013 ...

July 22, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Bulloch County Historical Society meeting Monday

The Bulloch County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Monday, presenting the program, "Georgia's Crazy Days: The Three Governors Crisis," presented by Joe ...

July 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


BOE undecided on what to do with $950K from old school

At its most recent meeting, the Bulloch County Board of Education remained undecided on what to do with $950,000 from the sale of the ...

July 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Verizon to give away 250 backpacks to area children

A local business is "giving back to the community" by offering free back-to-school backpacks for area children in need.

July 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Bryan withdraws from police chief search

Statesboro Police Deputy Chief Rob Bryan announced Thursday he is withdrawing his application seeking to be selected as the city's next police chief.

July 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City studying water bill credits

Will credits reducing the city of Statesboro's water bills extend to people who are either age 65 and older or have low incomes, or ...

July 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inmate helps stricken guard

A prison work detail began as usual Monday morning, but an unexpected turn of events ended with a guard, experiencing a possible stroke, being airlifted ...

July 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Trump triumphs as GOP nominee

CLEVELAND - United for a night, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday as their presidential standard-bearer, capping the billionaire businessman's stunning takeover of the GOP and ...

July 19, 2016 | By JULIE PACE AP White House correspondent | Local


Agent: Crops need more rain

While some areas in and around Bulloch County have been blessed with ample rainfall this summer, others remain dry. The shortage of rain paired with ...

July 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Probate judge campaigns near $60,000

With more than $57,500 spent by five candidates in the race for Bulloch County probate judge, mainly by the two who are in Tuesday ...

July 19, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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