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Operation Medicine Drop

Over 35,000 pills, weighing almost 40 pounds, won't ever make it to contaminate ground water or cause a child to accidentally overdose, thanks to an effort by the Coalition for a Drug Free Bulloch County. Saturday, Nov. 13, citizens brought unused, unwanted or expired medicines to four local [pharmacies to be disposed of by incineration as part of "Operation Medicine Drop," an event that will hopefully be a regular service to the community.

November 18, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two arrested on multiple drug charges

After a month-long investigation, Statesboro Police Crime Suppression Unit agents arrested two men on marijuana charges, including sale of the drug near Statesboro High School.

November 17, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Interim city manager gets raise

Statesboro City Council members voted Tuesday to extend interim city manager Frank Parker's contract by six months, as well as give him a raise. Councilman Travis Chance opposed the other council member's votes, stating he did not agree with spending more money when the original reason for hiring Parker was to save money.

November 17, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Drive aims at 3,000-plus shoebox gifts

This week local people, centered on First Presbyterian Church, are gathering more than 3,000 shoeboxes packed with personal hygiene and small clothing items, school supplies and toys for boys and girls in countries hit by poverty, natural disasters or war.

November 17, 2010 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Ogeechee Tech holds scholarship banquet

About 40 Ogeechee Technical College students enjoyed a banquet Monday in honor of their being awarded scholarships. Statesboro's Bruce Yawn offered a bit of humor and some sage advice as keynote speaker, telling students to pursue their dreams and never give up.

November 16, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Early voting for runoff election begin today

Early voting for the Nov. 30 run off election to decide on Georgia's Supreme Court Justice and Court of Appeals judge begins today through Nov. 24, said Bulloch County Elections Supervisor Pat Lanier Jones. Voting maybe done between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Bulloch County Elections and Registrar's office in the Bulloch County Courthouse. No early voting will be held at the Honey Bowen Building for the run-off election.

November 16, 2010 | From Staff reports | Local


GBI still investigating Bulloch Clerk of Courts office

Georgia Bureau of Investigations agents are still reviewing documents seized in August from the Bulloch County Clerk of Courts office, but no specific crime has yet been determined, said Statesboro GBI Special Agent-in-Charge Micah Ward.

November 15, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Man killed in single vehicle accident

A Portal man was killed Sunday morning in a single vehicle accident on Ga. 67 near Statesboro, according to Georgia State Patrol Post 45 reports.

November 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'Nutcracker' - A male's view

Of the more than 80 local dancers performing in the annual "The Nutcracker Ballet," Jamal Clifton and Aaron Carter stand out. That's because they are the only two male dancers in the show at the Emma Kelly Theater.

November 13, 2010 | By KATHERINE FITCH Special to the Herald | Local


Day of Great Thanksgiving set for Boro

Fourteen years ago, members of the Old Savannah City Mission organized the first Day of Great Thanksgiving in famed Forsyth Park. The 13th annual event to feed the needy of Savannah is set for next Saturday, but this year, the mission has joined forces with the faith community and others in Bulloch County and will hold the first Day of Great Thanksgiving in Statesboro.

November 13, 2010 | Jim Healy | Local


A Ludacris night at Georgia Southern

Hip-hop recording star Ludacris played to a packed crowd Friday night inside J.I. Clements Baseball Stadium at Georgia Southern University.

November 12, 2010 | Photos by Jake Hallman | Local


Ambassadors for William James

At William James Middle School, there are three ladies who do more than run the front office: they serve as "William James Ambassadors" to the public each day. According to Principal Mike Yawn, without Lynn Brannen, Gwen Butler and Kim Nelson running the show, the front office would quickly come to a halt.

November 12, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


'One mean goat'

That goat was mean.

November 12, 2010 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Program aims to deter teen drug abuse

It's a hard pill to swallow, but parents and grandparents may have become the primary drug dealers and unsuspecting suppliers of narcotics to their own children and circle of teenage friends.

November 12, 2010 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Veterans Day 2010 - Saying thank you

Tears fell as people became emotional Thursday during the 2010 Veteran's Day Community Service program, sponsored by the American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90. The program was held at Emma Kelley Theater in the Averitt Center for the Arts. The program included patriotic music, words of honor and appreciation for veterans, and memories from those who served.

November 12, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Man arrested for “hoax device”

Investigators arrested a man Tuesday after a two-hour incident where a road was closed due to sheriff's deputies finding a "suspicious device."

April 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Will Statesboro take home $1, $2 or $3 million in the America's Best Communities competition?

Click here - America's Best Communities - to watch the announcement live on Facebook. Scroll down the page slightly to find the livestream.

April 19, 2017 | | Local


City: No tax hike, garbage fees may rise

Statesboro residents and businesses will probably pay higher sanitation fees, but not higher city taxes or water and sewer rates, under the 2017-18 city budget.

April 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Trish Tootle ‘roasted’ to help hospice

Friends of community activist, successful businesswoman and long-time Bulloch County resident Trish Tootle surprised her Monday night with a 60th birthday "roast" to benefit Ogeechee ...

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


Suspicious device found, roads closed

A suspicious device found during a traffic stop resulted in a portion of Highway 80 West being closed Tuesday afternoon.

April 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County closes dumpster site

After a disturbing presentation Tuesday morning about deplorable conditions at some of Bulloch County's dumpster locations, Bulloch County commissioners voted to close one of ...

April 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ABC contest reps get big blue sendoff

A giant inflatable Gus the Eagle loomed near the very blue-hued sendoff celebration for Statesboro's five-member team who will attend the America's Best ...

April 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Miss Rodeo USA spending the week in Statesboro

Brittany Howard is used to being mistaken for one of the bachelorettes from the popular TV show, but in reality, she is a rodeo queen ...

April 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Another Atlanta highway closes

DECATUR - Another major highway through Atlanta was partially shut down on Monday, this one after underground utility work caused the pavement to rise up, break ...

April 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Queensborough marks 115th anniversary

Queensborough National Bank and Trust will celebrate its 115th anniversary on Friday with the milestone marked company wide. Queensborough is a community bank with locations ...

April 17, 2017 | | Local


Sea Island appoints Crider, Marsh to Advisory Board

Sea Island Bank in Statesboro, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently the appointment of Dr. Ruthie Crider and Laura Marsh to its Statesboro Advisory ...

April 17, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal mural a nod to the town's past

Residents and visitors to the town of Portal over the past several months have watched a work in progress as Deena Scarborough's art students ...

April 16, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


City seeks public input for strategic plan

To help flesh out a five- to 10-year strategy for things as various as street maintenance, park space and police and fire protection, Statesboro city ...

April 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Event aims to CURE childhood cancer

For a second year in a row, the Sisters on a Journey dinner that benefits Catie's Fund, a non-profit that donates all proceeds to ...

April 15, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ad blitz motivates Ga. voters

MARIETTA, Ga. - Republicans in Georgia's conservative 6th district don't agree which of their party's 11 candidates should represent the area in Congress ...

April 15, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


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