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Gas leak prompts night of work for officials

A gas leak Monday night near Grady Johnston Mobile Home Park, just off Fair Road , led to the evacuation of the mobile home park, some nearby businesses and clients of Hometown Inn, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

September 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City expected to waive tap fees, other costs for Hacker's project

The Statesboro City Council will consider a request by Hacker's Golf Park tonight to enter into an agreement in which the city will pay the fees associated with tapping into the city's water lines for The Clubhouse project at Hackers.

September 20, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Strong arm robbery in Portal

Two Portal area victims reported being assaulted and robbed Sunday evening, and responding Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects on robbery and battery charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

September 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hearts and Hands marks opening to community

The third phase of a dream that began two years ago has come to fruition. An idea pushed passionately by a young and ambitious Georgia Southern University student, paired with the support and dedication from the community, resulted in the opening of a dental, health and vision clinic for Bulloch County's less fortunate.

September 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Manager's job up in air again

An executive session is called for tonight's Statesboro City Council meeting where three city council members are expected to call for City Manager Shane Haynes' resignation.

September 20, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Council member accused of taking papers

An independent contractor with the Statesboro Herald is seeking to secure a warrant against Statesboro City Council member Gary Lewis, claiming Lewis stole eight newspapers Thursday morning from a dispenser box at Harvey's grocery store on U.S. Highway 80 West.

September 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Poll: Deal leads Barnes

The deep dissatisfaction Georgians feel toward Democrats in Washington is evident in a new poll showing the state GOP closing in on historic gains in November's election.

September 18, 2010 | By AARON GOULD SHENIN Atlanta Journal-Constitution & Georgia Newspaper Partnership | Local


A warm greeting

The world of Nevils Elementary School begins and ends for every visitor, be they kindergarteners or grandparents, at the school's front office. There, they are greeted by the school's secretary Charlene Robbins.

September 16, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


RNC chair coming to Boro

Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee, will be in Statesboro Saturday, one of only three cities he will visit in Georgia as part of the national "Fire Nancy Pelosi Bus Tour."

September 16, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


World record holder

Bulloch County may soon boast a new tourist attraction.

September 15, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Input sought on millage rate

The Statesboro City Council will hold a special called public hearing today to discuss setting the 2011 ad valorem (property) tax millage rate for the city.

September 14, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Georgia Southern University raises $1.3 million during 2010 ‘A Day for Southern’

Georgia Southern University's 'A Day for Southern' campaign, a one-day fund-raising effort involving the Statesboro and Bulloch County communities, has raised $1,338,650 in 2010. The amount is the second largest total raised in the campaign's 37-year history.

September 14, 2010 | Special | Local


R Ur kids on drugs?

The text messages on your child's phone look innocent enough. "I want a Ben and Jerry's." "Is Lori in town?" "I'm fixing a BLT." "I want a Bean Burrito."

September 14, 2010 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Woman critical after three-car wreck Tuesday

A man pulling a boat ran a stop sign at Pulaski and High Point roads Tuesday, and a woman who plowed into the boat and trailer remains in critical condition after the wreck.

September 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local author debuts first book

When her children were growing up in the 1970s, Verdery Kennedy told stories to keep them entertained as they drove from Statesboro to Atlanta.

September 14, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


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Schools await meal standards

ATLANTA - Georgia schools are continuing efforts to win over picky eaters, using taste tests, chef visits and school gardens to encourage kids to pick up ...

May 20, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Taking a trip down memory lane

Schools in Portal held their very first graduation walk at Portal Elementary on Friday for the Class of 2017.

May 20, 2017 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


State backing accountability court growth

Eleven people have graduated so far from the Bulloch County Mental Health Court program during its first three and a half years, avoiding prison and ...

May 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Vast Georgia wildfire sputters

SAVANNAH - A vast wildfire near the Georgia-Florida state line has sputtered and stalled for days after modest rainfall slowed the once-raging blaze, giving firefighters their ...

May 19, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Blue Cross staying in Ga. exchange

Some of the uncertainty over Georgia's health insurance exchange lifted this week with the state's biggest insurer filing proposed rates for the 2018 ...

May 19, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


High hopes for new high-tech Atlanta stadium

ATLANTA (AP) - Several high-profile failures have plagued Atlanta's reputation on a national stage over the years: unpreparedness for ice and snow storms, a recent ...

May 18, 2017 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press | Local


OTC receives $500,000 gift

In a 2002 resolution adopted by the Georgia General Assembly, it was stated that George W. "Jack" Strickland "always credited his tremendous success to his ...

May 18, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Willingway Hospital celebrates 41st alumni homecoming

The first time the patients found themselves on the hospital campus, it marked the beginning of a long and difficult journey. But this past weekend ...

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


Officials: High school 'stabbing' incident was just horseplay

A reported stabbing at Statesboro High School Monday was a "horseplay" altercation and did not result in any injury, said Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles ...

May 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sidewalks and safety come to council

Sidewalks and pedestrian and bicyclist safety were issues before Statesboro City Council when four members, with the mayor and one council member absent, held a ...

May 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man dies after apprehension of murder suspect

A man died Tuesday after he ingested cocaine during a traffic stop at which authorities captured another man suspected of murder, according to the Georgia ...

May 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local


Teen arrested for stabbing juvenile at Statesboro High

A teenage male involved in a stabbing at Statesboro High School on Monday is in jail, arrested without incident on aggravated assault charges, said Statesboro ...

May 16, 2017 | | Local


Reading Carnival returns with free books Saturday

The second annual Bulloch County Reading Carnival, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Statesboro High School, will offer games, music, food ...

May 16, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


D-Day plane flying into Boro Saturday

A vintage World War II plane that actually took part in the D-Day invasion will fly into the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport Saturday as part of ...

May 16, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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