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WTOC's future on DirecTV to be settled today

Unless an agreement is reached today, area DirecTV customers won't be watching the New Year's Day parade on WTOC Channel 11.

December 30, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Averitt receives national grant

Just days after Christmas, the Averitt Center for the Arts can celebrate a gift of its own. The center was announced this week as a recipient of a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

December 30, 2010 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Kids play, learn with high-tech Legos

Playing with Legos is nothing new for a group of students attending a three-day camp at Georgia Southern University. But piloting a robotic assemblage of moving parts, with the aid of computer programming, was never part of their Lego toys.

December 29, 2010 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Teen faces sex charges; victim, 13

A 17-year-old is charged with statutory rape and sodomy after having a consensual sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

December 29, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Slavery paintings coming down from Atlanta office

ATLANTA - Murals of slaves harvesting sugar cane on a Georgia plantation and picking and ginning cotton are coming off the walls of a state building on the order of a new agriculture commissioner.

December 29, 2010 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Ellabell man dies from fire injuries

An Ellabell man was burned to death Wednesday at his home near the Bulloch/Bryan county line, and authorities suspect his clothing caught fire as he burned off his property.

December 29, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Gas prices on the rise; $4 per gallon possible by summer

An improving economy may partially be at fault for the recent rapid rise in gas prices, which could increase by as much as $1 come summer, one expert said.

December 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Busy week for Goodwill

The days leading up to Christmas traditionally bring big business to area stores. For one local retailer, it is the following week that provides the bulk of its holiday traffic.

December 28, 2010 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


The Masters Club group earns honor

SYLVANIA - Jerry Hunter, who is a dedicated volunteer for Syl-view Nursing Home, spends most of everyday at work, said Betty Scarborough, activities director at the Sylvania nursing home.

December 28, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Screven Chamber sets annual meet

SYLVANIA - The Screven County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 37th Annual Meeting on Jan. 20, at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in downtown Sylvania.

December 28, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Double honor at Langston

Ten Langston Chapel Middle School students were selected recently for the Georgia Music Educators Association District Honor Band during its annual auditions held at Effingham County Middle School.

December 27, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Winter storm heads north

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A rare white Christmas in parts of the South was complicating life for some travelers as airlines canceled hundreds of flights, while snow was predicted for the nation's Capital and travel authorities warned of potentially dangerous roads.

December 25, 2010 | By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press | Local


Civil War message decoded: No help coming

RICHMOND, Va. - A glass vial stopped with a cork during the Civil War has been opened, revealing a coded message to the desperate Confederate commander in Vicksburg on the day the Mississippi city fell to Union forces 147 years ago.

December 25, 2010 | By STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press | Local


That's a wrap!

Cari Shelkoff needed money. For gas. For college. For trips she dreamed of making.

December 24, 2010 | By SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Local


Local broadcasting pioneer passes

Longtime Statesboro broadcast and cable executive owner Donald Outland McDougald, 83, passed away unexpectedly Wed., Dec. 22, after a brief attack at a hospital in Brunswick, Ga.

December 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Fire destroys home on Whippoorwill Drive

Statesboro firefighters responded to a house fire on Whippoorwill Drive Thursday evening, but the structure was a total loss after hours of fighting the blaze.

March 18, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Post 90 celebrates American Legion’s 98th birthday

American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 celebrated the Legion's 98th birthday with appreciation awards, a cake and guest speakers on the Georgia Southern University ...

March 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Senate committee approves 'campus carry' bill

ATLANTA - Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation backed by a Senate committee Thursday evening, with a new exemption ...

March 17, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Murder suspect arrested in Statesboro

A man wanted in connection to a murder in Swainsboro was apprehended in Statesboro Thursday.

March 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Boyer winning Manufacturing Week poster artist

With her poster depicting a conveyor belt moving industries into Georgia, Bethany Boyer, a William James Middle School seventh-grader, captured the statewide grades 6-8 prize ...

March 16, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Collins man indicted for post office burglaries

A federal grand jury indicted a Collins man last week, charging him with several counts of burglarizing Tattnall County post offices.

March 16, 2017 | | Local


Businessman charged again with insurance fraud

A Statesboro businessman was arrested Tuesday for the second time in four years on charges of insurance fraud.

March 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Freeze may affect fruit crops

What may be winter's last gasp – an icy blast of below-freezing temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday nights – may have a harmful impact on fruit crops ...

March 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch and Chatham STARs tie at region

Bulloch County STAR Student Neha Aggarwal, a senior at Statesboro High School, and Chatham County STAR Student Harrison West, a senior at Savannah Country Day ...

March 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


New police chief arriving April 17

Mike Broadhead, now scheduled to begin work April 17 as Statesboro's police chief, says the heart of his mission will be to promote the ...

March 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Portal man sought on drug charges

Sheriff's investigators are seeking a Portal man wanted on marijuana distribution charges.

March 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'Common Clay' currently on display

Georgia Southern University graduate student Annamarie Kistler has worked meticulously to convey the stories of folk potters in the region through her historical exhibit, "Common ...

March 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Feed the Boro Golf Scramble is March 30

Feed the Boro is an annual tradition in Statesboro that has helped serve a hot Thanksgiving meal to thousands since it started more than 20 ...

March 14, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


School accreditation brings bonus

After a visiting team from AdvancED approved the Bulloch County Schools last week for a five-year extension of the school system's accreditation, the Board ...

March 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police: Drug deal leads to murder

Statesboro police identified a man killed Thursday in a "drug transaction gone bad" as Deniro Smith, 22, of Rincon.

March 13, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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