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Learning to read at 49

After two years of one-on-one, weekly study sessions with her tutor, Sandra Baker finds joy in being able to read road signs or the instructions on a microwave dinner. She is sharing her new love of books with her grandchildren and neighbor kids.

November 09, 2010 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Famed choir playing Boro

Steven Metrejean of Statesboro was in Chicago and Memphis last week. Sunday he was in Knoxville, Tenn., and Monday and today he's in Atlanta before finally coming home on Wednesday. But he'll be back on the road and in Florence, S.C., by Friday.

November 09, 2010 | by JAMES HEALY | Local


Councilman settles with Herald carrier

Statesboro City Councilman Gary Lewis agreed Monday to pay a Statesboro Herald independent contractor $1,000, but did not admit to stealing eight newspapers from a Herald newspaper box outside Harvey's on Highway 80 West.

November 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Veterans Day 2010

Retired US Air Force Lt. Col. Robert Dannacher will be the keynote speaker Thursday for the 2010 Veteran's Day community service program, held at the Emma Kelly Theater inside the Averitt Center for the Arts.

November 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Downtown workshop to begin Monday

The City of Statesboro is seeking public participation and input at a four-day workshop this week about the future look and feel of downtown and the city's central business district.

November 06, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Chilean miner prepares for NYC Marathon

NEW YORK - Going from a half-mile underground to 1,050 feet above it, Chilean miner Edison Pena visited the Empire State Building on Friday and scoped out the route he will run in the New York City Marathon.

November 05, 2010 | By CHRIS HAWLEY Associated Press Writer | Local


Portrait of a GSU legend

Bulloch County native and former First Lady of Georgia Betty Foy Sanders presented Georgia Southern University with a portrait Friday of legendary football coach Erk Russell as interpreted by renowned Georgia artist Steve Penley.

November 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Further charges filed in entering auto cases

Further charges were filed against three Sylvania men suspected in several recent entering auto cases, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

November 05, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


100 years of memories

Irene Brock strolled sprightly down the hall Thursday at Southern Manor Retirement Inn, pushing her walker in front of her and smiling. As she rounded the corner to the activity room, a small crowd of people greeted her with calls of "Happy Birthday!" Brock will be 100 years old Saturday.

November 04, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Third entering auto suspect apprehended

Screven County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man Wednesday who was sought by Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies in connection to a number of entering auto cases this week. Screven authorities charged Martese Daquann Williams, of Waters Grove Road, Sylvania, with simple battery and interference with an emergency phone call during an incident in Screven County Wednesday, said public information officer Brett Dickerson.

November 04, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Bargain hunters set for Saturday

Looking for folks that love bargains, Karen Franklin is expecting a larger than usual crowd for Saturday's annual Statesboro Service League Attic Sale at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds.

November 04, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


SEB cheerleading teams earn first

It was a great weekend for cheerleading at both Southeast Bulloch Middle and Southeast Bulloch High.

November 04, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


'Barbie' coming to Averitt

One Christmas morning at the Page house, 3-year old Nancy Lee jumped out of bed and ran to see what Santa Claus had brought. There, among the other presents decorated with red and green ribbon, was her very first collectible "Holiday Barbie."

November 03, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police look for suspect in auto break-in

A car chase Tuesday night ended in the arrest of two entering auto suspects, but Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies are seeking a third offender who escaped arrest by fleeing on foot.

November 03, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Miniature horses victims of attacks

A pack of stray dogs attacked several horses and a calf on Pulaski Road Sunday near the Bulloch/Candler county line, resulting in emergency surgery for three miniature horses. One of the horses, as well as the calf, died Tuesday.

November 03, 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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