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'The most rewarding thing'

Going to the fair is special for most people, but to someone who rarely gets out of their home, is physically or mentally unable to handle large crowds, and doesn't have many social opportunities, going to the fair is an amazing experience.

October 20, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Local authors take spotlight at festival

Organizers of the Georgia Literary Festival have saved plenty of room on the bookshelf for Statesboro's own community of authors. Seven critically acclaimed and award-winning writers with local ties will be among the 25 presenters at the free event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Georgia Southern's Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building.

October 20, 2010 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local


Home away from home

Nestled amid the noise, the lights, the food booths and other attractions of the Statesboro Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is a quiet log house.

October 19, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Riggs holds Q&A Sunday

Approximately 45 Statesboro residents came out Sunday afternoon to the Honey Bowen Building to ask questions and seek answers from Statesboro City Councilman John Riggs during a town hall-style meeting.

October 18, 2010 | By Phil Boyum | Local


Cloudless sky, carnival atmosphere

Monday's Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade was a polar opposite of last year: instead of rain and no parade, people strutted their stuff in what could not have been more perfect weather.

October 18, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


War hero Max Cleland to launch Georgia Literary Festival

When keynote speaker Max Cleland takes the stage at the Georgia Literary Festival Saturday, he'll start a page-turner of a day for readers, writers, and lovers of Georgia literature.

October 18, 2010 | By Lynn Lilly Special to the Herald | Local


Artists' bowls draw of local fundraiser for food bank

Since 1990, ceramic students from the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art take part in the Empty Bowl Project, a service project in support of the Statesboro Food Bank. Led by ceramics professor Jane Pleak, the Empty Bowl Project allows students to create unique bowls and then serve lunch to the public for a $10 cash donation.

October 18, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Care packages for soldiers

While most people enjoy the cooling fall weather, soldiers overseas are fighting to protect our freedom to do so. A group of Realtors locally and statewide are gathering items to send to soldiers, hoping to make their tours a little easier, said Hazel Hendrix, a local realtor helping lead the "Project Home" drive.

October 16, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Council member to host meeting

It is unclear what will be discussed today at a town hall meeting of sorts organized by Statesboro City Councilman John Riggs. The meeting is set for 2 p.m. at the Honey Bowen Building.

October 16, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Kiwanis Fair days return

The Fair.

October 16, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ga. Literary Festival coming to Boro

Best-sellers and prize-winners, sci-fi to Civil War, vampires to humor, cooking to gardening, and adults to children. That's a full shelf of 25 Georgia authors who'll be speaking at the Georgia Literary Festival on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building on the Georgia Southern campus.

October 16, 2010 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local


Growth with a purpose

Assuring owners of Great Dane they picked wisely in selecting Statesboro as the site to build a 450,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, Gov. Sonny Perdue welcomed the company to Bulloch County during a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday.

October 14, 2010 | By James Healy | Local


Ogeechee Tech breaks ground on new facility

In congratulating Ogeechee Technical College President Dr. Dawn Cartee on breaking ground Thursday for the school's new Health Science building, Gov. Sonny Perdue gave his theory behind OTC's success.

October 14, 2010 | By James Healy | Local


Former Statesboro police chief Richard Malone dies

Former Statesboro Police chief Richard Malone left a legacy behind when he retired from the force in 2001, and will be missed by friends, family and those who he helped become the law enforcement officers they are today.

October 14, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Board of Public Safety convenes at SHS

Statesboro High School students enjoyed a special presentation Thursday that preceded an unusual meeting by the Georgia Board of Public Safety. The monthly board meeting is usually held in Atlanta, but this time, board members gathered in the school auditorium.

October 14, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


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Blueberry, peach crops hit hard by late-season freeze

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Last week's deep freeze in the Southeast appears to have nearly wiped out Georgia's blueberries and South Carolina's peaches ...

March 20, 2017 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Local


A ‘historic’ debut in the Boro

The Ogeechee International History Film Festival will make its debut in Statesboro Friday and Saturday as the very first film festival in the United States ...

March 18, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Celebrating the gift of life

There was a celebration of the gift of life Thursday.

March 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Mayor: I’m running for re-election

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore and the two City Council members up for election this year, Phil Boyum in District 1 and John Riggs in District ...

March 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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


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