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US adult smoking rate rises for first time in 15 years

ATLANTA - Cigarette smoking rose slightly for the first time in almost 15 years, dashing health officials' hopes that the U.S. smoking rate had moved permanently below 20 percent.

November 12, 2009 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


Masked man arrested in armed robbery

A man wearing a "Freddie Krueger" mask robbed a West Main Street convenience store Tuesday, but Statesboro Police apprehended him and two accomplices within minutes of the robbery.

November 12, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local






Veterans Day 2009

During Wednesday's Veterans Day program at Emma Kelly Theater, Naval Commander Clifford L. Holt urged citizens to encourage young people to join the military, and to ask legislators to beef up the military and improve services to veterans.

November 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal history teacher has history of her own

There is a history teacher at Portal High School who has quite a history, herself. Her name: Patsy Tankersley, lifelong Portal resident who graduated salutatorian from Portal High in the 1960's. Her mom, Grace, and her father, D.L. Tankersley have lived in Portal all their lives.

November 11, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Silver theft suspects caught

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators arrested a man and his wife Wednesday for the theft of more than $100,000 worth of silver from a local glass fabricator.

November 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Horse rescue and the 3/50 project

Wednesday's first guests on the "Mornings unPhiltered" show were Julie Barnes and Statesboro Herald reporter Holli Deal Bragg, who helped start the Heart of Dixie Equine Rescue group.

November 11, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - A Veterans Day edition

It was a Veterans Day preview on Tuesday's "Morning's unPhiltered" show. Host Phil Boyum welcomed Cliff Holt, a retired US Navy pilot and the chairman of the House Committee for the Statesboro Kiwanis Club. Holt came on the show to talk about the annual Veterans Day observance at the Averitt Center that starts this morning at 10:30 a.m.

November 10, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Bulloch schools make AYP

It's good news for the Bulloch County school system. According to recent reports, for the first time in three years, all 15 Bulloch County Schools achieved AYP - Adequate Yearly Progress, the formula states use to determine if their schools are meeting academic expectations under the federal government's No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

November 10, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro - 2009 Service League Attic Sale; Business in the Boro with Jan Moore

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November 10, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch expects some rainfall from Tropical Storm Ida

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Some Gulf Coast residents hunkered down at home and in shelters Monday while others ventured outside to watch the approach of a rare late-season tropical storm that brought the potential for high winds, flooding and up to 8 inches of rain in some places.

November 09, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - GSU program promotes entrepreneurs

Host Phil Boyum welcomed Dr. Luke Pittaway to his "Mornings unPhiltered," show on Monday.

November 09, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


SEB’s FFA chapter receives state, national recognition

Southeast Bulloch High School's FFA chapter started off the 2009-10 academic year with a bang. Austin Akins, an SEB senior and current chapter president, was asked to accompany the Georgia State FFA Executive Committee to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis as a voting delegate.

November 09, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Police Report - November 10

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

November 09, 2009 | | Local


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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Primos brings authentic NY-style pizza to Boro

Husband and wife team Brianne and Corey Ackerly have relocated to Statesboro from New York to open Primos Italian Pizza Kitchen.

June 20, 2016 | | Local


Ticket deadline extended for Historical Society meeting

Ticket sales for the 43rd Annual Bulloch County Historical Society meeting are available through Wednesday at the front counter of the Statesboro Herald office at ...

June 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Trooper trouble in Georgia

ATLANTA - More than 2,700 men and women applied to become Georgia state troopers last year, but only 30 passed a variety of evaluations and ...

June 18, 2016 | | Local


Southern Pride director packs for Southern Miss

As Dr. Colin McKenzie packs to leave as director of Georgia Southern University's marching band for a job with the same titles in the ...

June 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Four city manager finalists named

The four finalists for the job of Statesboro city manager identified this weekend show that the latest search has indeed been a national one. They ...

June 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Large alligator captured off Tybee

ATLANTA - Authorities have reopened beaches along the Georgia coast after a large alligator spotted in the Atlantic Ocean was captured at a popular tourist spot ...

June 17, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Ag solar power workshop Friday

Some area farmers have begun using solar panels to power cooling fans in poultry houses, and a Georgia manufacturer is developing a portable solar plant ...

June 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Newly legal fireworks scarce in area

Although the use and sale of consumer fireworks have been legal in Georgia since 2015, some Georgians may still find themselves crossing state lines to ...

June 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Complaint alleges illegal campaigning

An investigation into alleged illegal campaigning in Bulloch County could lead to a hearing before the state election board. However, due to the case still ...

June 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Schools to reduce testing as result of new law

Bulloch County's school system will soon take advantage of a change in Georgia law that reduces the amount of required testing, Superintendent Charles Wilson ...

June 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Driver, company indicted in crash that killed 5 GSU nursing students

A Bryan County grand jury returned indictments Wednesday against truck driver John Wayne Johnson, who was involved in the April 2015 crash on Interstate 16 ...

June 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sneak peek of GSU Incubator

It's not an official opening. But a "sneak peek" into Statesboro's Innovation Incubator complex, including facilities of Georgia Southern University's Business Innovation ...

June 15, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Commissioners set to approve tentative fiscal year 2017 budget

Bulloch County commissioners are set to vote on a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year that allows for countywide improvements, much-needed equipment, a few ...

June 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


$15M to be spent on studies for South Carolina-Georgia port

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina and Georgia will spend about $15 million during the next three years on studies for a joint $4.5 billion ...

June 15, 2016 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press | Local


Shooting in Orlando prompts outpouring of blood donations

The weekend's tragedy in Orlando brought to light the urgent need for blood donations, as more than 50 wounded victims were rushed to hospitals ...

June 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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