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Busy season for food banks

Going into the 2010 holiday season, food banks that serve the needy in Statesboro, Claxton and Sylvania are reporting increased demand.

November 22, 2010 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Police step up holiday patrols

For most university and college students, holidays are a time to go home, enjoy friends and family, and relax away from the strains of school. But for burglars, it's time to go to work.

November 22, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU partnership pays off

At Portal Middle High School, pairing biology graduate students from Georgia Southern University with the school's energetic science teacher has resulted in students performing DNA experiments just like today's leading forensic scientists.

November 20, 2010 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Queensborough National Bank robbed

A man walked into Queensborough National Bank Friday afternoon, aimed a handgun wrapped in a plastic bag at a teller, and demanded cash, said Statesboro Police Det. Sgt. James Winskey.

November 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police discover 'rolling' meth lab near Nevils

A state trooper's decision to patrol rural dirt roads in the Nevils area Friday led to a manhunt after two suspects with a rolling meth lab fled on foot. The search centered around a section of Henry Futch Road off Old Groveland Road.

November 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Lannie Lee's family takes local honor

Bulloch County farmer Lannie Lee beamed with pride Friday as he accepted a plaque listing his family as the 2010 Bulloch County Farm Family of the Year, an honor bestowed by the Statesboro - Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness committee.

November 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Queensborough National Bank robbed

Law enforcement officials are currently seeking a suspect in an armed robbery that ocurred at Queensborough National Bank on Zetterower Avenue at 4:20 Friday afternoon. Check back here for more details later.

November 19, 2010 | Staff report | Local


Students from BA make trip to NYC

Almost every child in America has watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City at some point in their life. Many may have dreamed afterwards of actually marching in the parade through the heart of New York.

November 18, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


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


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Citizens want parks, trails, safety in Statesboro

In the somewhat informal survey conducted by the consulting firm Amec Foster Wheeler for Statesboro's citywide strategic plan, well more than half of respondents ...

September 18, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Bulloch pitches in to help victims of Irma

There are many things that make Bulloch County a great place to live and do business. There is no greater example of this than when ...

September 18, 2017 | | Local


Georgia labor chief to speak Friday at Statesboro conference

The chiefs of Georgia's state Department of Labor and Department of Corrections are slated to speak Friday during the 2017 Workforce Readiness Conference hosted ...

September 18, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Annual event helps ‘wounded warriors’

The Wounded Warriors Retreat will hold its Sixth Annual Sportsman's Banquet and Auction at Beaver Creek Plantation in Twin City on Thursday, Sept. 28 ...

September 16, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


BOE accepts partial grant for $1M Cedarwood renovations

The Bulloch County Board of Education accepted a state grant Thursday that will pay 80 percent of roughly $1 million worth of repairs and renovations ...

September 16, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter 'country doctor' retiring

Over 30 years of practice as one of Metter's most beloved "country doctors" draws to a close as Dr. Gary Branch announces his retirement ...

September 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Trail Life USA meeting Monday

Trail Life USA, Troop GA-3252, sponsored by Statesboro's First Baptist Church, kicks off a new year with the first night set for Monday at ...

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


Power companies: Bulloch service fully restored

Both Georgia Power and Excelsior EMC reported restoration of electrical service to all power-ready customers in Bulloch County as of Friday afternoon.

September 15, 2017 | | Local


Keeping the Memory Alive in Georgia

The sister of a man killed near Swainsboro in 2002 is planning an event in hopes that it will raise awareness of unsolved murders and ...

September 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Governor hopefuls to speak at Bulloch Democrats Gala

Two women vying to be Georgia's next governor, former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and former state Rep. Stacey Evans, are slated to ...

September 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


More than $1.1 million ABC winnings now in hands of Blue Mile Foundation

After receiving $1.12 million in America's Best Communities winnings transferred from the Averitt Center last month, the new Blue Mile Foundation Inc. reports ...

September 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Riverkeeper volunteer of year

When Charlie Martin became involved earlier this year in a community protest against a proposed landfill site in his neighborhood, he never dreamed it would ...

September 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Excelsior EMC down to 220 customers out

As of 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Excelsior EMC reported that line crews had reduced the Hurricane Irma outages in the electric cooperative's eight-county ...

September 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Power outages continue to drop in Georgia after Irma

ATLANTA - The number of power outages in Georgia continued to drop Wednesday after Irma slogged through the state as a tropical storm, claiming at least ...

September 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


State’s uninsured rate drops

Georgia's uninsured rate fell to 12.9 percent in 2016 from 13.9 percent the previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 13, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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