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Council to consider zoning, name change

On a day in which its members will meet with state legislators in Georgia's capitol city, the Statesboro City Council will convene at City Hall for its first February meeting.

January 31, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


County to discuss 'Da Club' property

The site of a recent illegal alcohol sales sting will be a topic of discussion Thursday night as Bulloch County Commissioners hear about concerns from Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

January 31, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU Museum celebrates reaccreditation

Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel makes remarks after Director Dr. Brent Tharp announced the American Association of Museums had reaccredited the Georgia Southern Museum.

January 31, 2011 | | Local


Green energy gets a boost at GSU

Georgia Southern researchers striving to better understand and promote the use of alternative fuels recently were awarded a $250,000 grant to advance their "green" revolution.

January 29, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch farmers bullish on 2011

While one must still look hard to be optimistic about the overall economy, 2011 is an exciting time for Georgia farmers, said agricultural economist Dr. George Shumaker.

January 29, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Davis speaks at GSU

On the heels of a holiday for America's most renowned civil rights icon, Georgia Southern University welcomed a political activist who made waves of her own in the 1960s and 70s.

January 27, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Kiwanis talks about rodeo due in April

The Kiwanis-Ogeechee Fairgrounds will feel the thunder when Hedrick Rodeo Company brings bulls, broncs and good clean family fun to Statesboro April 15 and 16.

January 27, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sharing secrets

Some people call him "the most trusted stranger" in America and next Wednesday, Frank Warren will speak at Georgia Southern University.

January 26, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Controversial Ayers to speak Feb. 7 at GSU

A controversial academic will lecture on the campus of Georgia Southern University two years after the school rescinded his speaking invitation amid security concerns and heated student protests.

January 26, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police search for suspects in two armed robberies

Two men held a clerk and a customer at gunpoint early Wednesday morning at a Fair Road convenience store. No one was injured, but the bandits made off with a handful of cash and the customer's wallet, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

January 26, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Little Caesar’s ‘guitar hero’

Have you ever noticed the guy rocking out to his guitar right in front of Carey Hilliard's? Whether you're having lunch, shopping at TJ Maxx, or just driving by, it's near-impossible to miss his perpetual rocking moves.

January 25, 2011 | By CASEY ALDERMAN Special to the Herald | Local


Honoring the past and present

Honoring and remembering two of the Civil War's greatest generals, the Ogeechee Rifles and Ebenezer Rifles camps of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held the annual Lee-Jackson Banquet last week.

January 25, 2011 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Brief escape ends in arrest

A man charged Tuesday in state court with probation violation decided to take his chances and flee from deputies trying to take him to jail.

January 25, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Society looks back 150 years

On this date 150 years ago, Bulloch County residents lived as citizens of a newly free and independent Georgia - just five days removed from state lawmakers signing an ordinance to secede from the United States of America.

January 24, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


MLK Parade day bright and sunny

Monday's weather may have rained on the parade, but Saturday was sunny and cool as the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration parade meandered through downtown Statesboro.

January 22, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Mental Health Court funding boost comes with local support requirement

The Bulloch County Mental Health Court will receive a 13 percent boost in its state grant, to $163,814, with the new fiscal year starting ...

June 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Hail behind courthouse repairs

Hail damage from recent storms is the reason huge cranes began appearing last week outside the Bulloch County Courthouse.

June 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Tennessee driveway end of the road for fugitives

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The man credited by law enforcement with holding two Georgia prison escapees at gunpoint until police arrived rejected the "hero" label on Friday ...

June 16, 2017 | By ERIK SCHELZIG and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Rabies warning in Bulloch

While health and animal control officials have known for years that the rabies virus is in Bulloch County, two recent cases serve as reminders to ...

June 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Escaped inmates captured in Tennessee

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday in Tennessee after holding an ...

June 15, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Researcher finds Georgia voter records exposed on internet

ATLANTA - After a researcher notified officials of a major security lapse at the center managing Georgia's election technology, leading computer scientists repeatedly urged the ...

June 15, 2017 | By FRANK BAJAK and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Armed robbery reported at El Sombrero Tuesday

After an armed robbery at the El Sombrero restaurant on Northside Drive East was reported about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Statesboro police, assisted by ...

June 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Escaped inmates still on the run

ATLANTA - Two Georgia inmates who killed their guards and escaped from a prison bus have stolen a second vehicle as they try to stay ahead ...

June 14, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Setting the scene

Sylvania native Eva Marie Everson recently published her latest book, "The One True Love of Alice-Ann," a faith-based fiction novel from Tyndale House Publishers.

June 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Putnam Co. sheriff: Georgia lawmen 'desperately' search for killer inmates

ATLANTA - A Georgia sheriff said officers were "desperately" searching Tuesday for two inmates who somehow got through a gate inside a prison bus, killed two ...

June 13, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Police: Woman raped at laundromat

The Statesboro Police Department reports that a man facing multiple charges for allegedly raping a stranger at knifepoint at a laundromat last Wednesday turned himself ...

June 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local powerlifter hopes to inspire

Racking up more awards at a recent Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in Tennessee earlier this month, Statesboro powerlifter Dee Mincey brought home yet another National ...

June 13, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal mother, son killed in Swainsboro wreck

The head-on collision of two vehicles on U.S. Highway 80 near Swainsboro about 6 p.m. Saturday claimed the lives of a mother and ...

June 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Report: Georgia slips in senior health ratings

Georgia ranks 41st among states on older people's health, down two spots from last year's ranking, a new report says.

June 12, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Vast Georgia wildfire almost out after days of soaking rain

SAVANNAH - A wildfire that burned vast acreage and at one point threatened hundreds of homes near the Georgia-Florida state line has been nearly extinguished after ...

June 12, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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