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Hitting the road

More than 884,000 Georgians are expected to travel by land or air during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, a slight decline from 2009.

May 27, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Meet the public safety director

Thursday, one week ago, was a bittersweet day for Wendell Turner. Unexpected news that several long-time coworkers, some who helped raise him through the ranks, were leaving the Statesboro police and fire departments was juxtaposed with the offer of a significant promotion for himself.

May 26, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Botswana or bust

Ten students and three faculty members from Georgia Southern University are somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean this morning flying to the African country of Botswana, even though they left Statesboro Wednesday afternoon.

May 26, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Thomas calls for city resignations

Former City Council candidate Bill Thomas held an impromptu news conference on the steps of City Hall Wednesday where he said the city manager, mayor and all council members should resign.

May 26, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Tech education in high school

Tuesday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Judy McCarthy, who is the work-based learning coordinator and the FBLA adviser at Southeast Bulloch High School.

May 25, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Couple faces charges after infant injured

After a woman took her 4-month-old child to the emergency room last week, Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested the boy's father on aggravated battery charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Inv. Jared Akins.

May 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Building a better business plan

Monday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Dr. William Wells, assistant professor of finance in the Department of Finance at Georgia Southern University and director of the Center for Excellence in Banking.

May 24, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County honors volunteers at annual banquet

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bulloch County honored its volunteers last week during its Third Annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet sponsored by RJ's Seafood & Steaks Restaurant.

May 23, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Southeast Bulloch's JROTC program honored for excellence

Major Thomas McElwee and 1st Sgt. Roy Whitfield started the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program at Southeast Bulloch High School in 1993. And since then, the SEB Cadets have won the Army's top JROTC unit honor, "Honor Unit With Distinction, Gold Star Award" every year, including earning the distinction again in 2010.

May 23, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Hearts and Hands is on target

At the Hearts and Hands Clinic Wednesday, Morris Stevens was waiting to be examined by optometrist Dr. Krystal Bragg. Stevens has cataracts that have affected his vision for several years.

May 22, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Chamber farm tour focuses on livestock

About 150 members of the Statesboro community, including business leaders and students got out of the city Thursday for the 19th annual Agribusiness Tour sponsored by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce.

May 21, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Police: Report suspicious incidents, but don't panic

A man taking photographs of children at a local church playground Thursday gave church employees cause for suspicion, especially after an attempted abduction reported in the vicinity weeks earlier.

May 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City terminates positions of police, fire chief

Following a City Council directive to close a $425,000 budget shortfall without raising property taxes, Statesboro City Manager Shane Haynes announced Thursday the elimination of six positions from the police and fire departments, including the termination of Police Chief Stan York and Fire Chief Dennis Merrifield.

May 21, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Get a sneak peek of Splash in the Boro this weekend

You can cool off a week early at Splash in the Boro when the water park opens for a sneak preview Saturday and Sunday.

May 20, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Local historian Smith Banks passes at 73

One of Bulloch County's most noted historians passed away Wednesday. Smith C. Banks, 73, died Wednesday, May 19, after a lengthy illness.

May 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Portal gearing up for Catface Country Turpentine Festival

The Portal Heritage Society will hold its 35th Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival Saturday, Oct. 1, bringing food, crafts vendors, kiddie rides and a great ...

September 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ministry takes an ‘extreme sports’ angle

Zero Gravity Outreach, a local non-profit ministry, will hold their grand-opening community outreach event on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Complete Car Care Service parking ...

September 23, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Former PAC director leads Averitt Center in interim

Carol Thompson is stepping out of her perennial starring role in the three-actor stage version of "Driving Miss Daisy" for a different role at the ...

September 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Two more arrested in armed robbery

Statesboro Police have arrested a third suspect in connection with Sunday's armed robbery at Renaissance Apartments, as well as a fourth person who was ...

September 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GATA Cast - Sept. 22, 2016

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony twice a week with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle ...

September 22, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Council licenses bar under new process

After a couple of months dry of alcohol issues, City Council granted the first all-new bar license Tuesday using the hearing process required by Statesboro ...

September 21, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


GSU offers Ogeechee River study update

About halfway through a three-year project studying the Ogeechee River, Georgia Southern University researchers and their partners offered an update on their progress during a ...

September 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allegedly intoxicated driver causes multi-car accident

A man charged with DUI and a multitude of other infractions caused a bizarre multi-vehicle accident Friday, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

September 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Pipeline will soon reopen

ATLANTA - Gasoline should begin flowing again Wednesday - through a temporary bypass on a critical pipeline - after a major leak in Alabama forced a shutdown that ...

September 20, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN and SHAMEKA DUDLEY-LOWE Associated Press | Local


Bringing law enforcement, community together

Several local churches and members of the Concerned Clergy of Bulloch County are working together to sponsor an event called "Bridging the Gap: Community Day ...

September 20, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Voting machines tested for big event

In a basement beneath the North Main Street Annex, the testing and zeroing-out of Bulloch County's voting machines is underway, in preparation for early ...

September 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast - Sept. 20, 2016

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony twice a week with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle ...

September 20, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Trends in Statesboro's growth

On the job two months now as Statesboro's planning and development director, Frank A. Neal Jr. sees more exciting growth taking place now than ...

September 19, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


3 juveniles accused of stealing 2 cars from gas station

Three juveniles suspected of stealing two vehicles from the parking lot of a local convenience store at the same time on Sunday are now behind ...

September 19, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Officials: Clown sightings on GSU campus unfounded

Recent reports of clown sightings at or near Georgia Southern University are unfounded, according to university officials.

September 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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