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HeritageBank of the South buys 2 Boro PAB branches

HeritageBank of the South announced Thursday it will purchase five branches of The Park Avenue Bank from PAB Bankshares, Inc., including the two in Statesboro.

February 25, 2010 | By JAN MOORE jmoore@statesboroherald.com | Local


SHS's Elliot Edwards named 2010 STAR student

Middle Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Robert S. Reeves challenged students to pursue goals with enthusiasm Tuesday at the Bulloch County STAR Student/Teacher Recognition Banquet held at Statesboro Inn Tuesday, where Statesboro High School STAR student Elliot Carl Edwards and his band director Joseph Ferguson were honored to represent the county in the regional competition.

February 23, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Brannon named Rotary's 2010 Citizen of the Year

Joe Bill Brannon thought he was invited to a Rotary Club meeting Monday to speak about the Statesboro Food Bank. But, the joint meeting of two clubs - the Rotary Club of Downtown Statesboro and the Rotary Club of Statesboro - was the annual Citizen of the Year Banquet, and Brannon was the guest of honor.

February 22, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Economy, education, water top hopeful’s to-do list

Monday's guest on "Mornings unPHILtered" was David Poythress, a Democratic candidate for governor. Poythress said the three main reasons he wants to be governor are: to help fix the economy, solve water issues, and to improve public education throughout the state.

February 22, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Man killed Saturday in single vehicle accident

A Statesboro man was killed Saturday night after the rollback wrecker he was driving left the roadway on Zettwell Road, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

February 22, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Feed Statesboro opens Soup Kitchen Tuesday

A new philanthropic endeavor in Bulloch County, Feeding Statesboro, will serve its first soup kitchen meal during the noon hour Tuesday.

February 21, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Two killed in accident on 301 South and Oakwood Drive

Two men were killed and two other victims of a Saturday night crash on U.S. 301 South were airlifted to a Savannah Hospital, said Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch.

February 20, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Funeral Club opens Friday at the Averitt Center

Hunt Larkin Funeral Homes in the fictional town of Winnsboro, Ga., may be one of the few funeral homes in the country staffed entirely by women.

February 20, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Calling all entries for Statesboro Film Festival 2010

With 17 entries ranging from a documentary to music videos to a spoof of the B horror movies of the 1950s to a man born with the face of a clown, the 2009 Statesboro Film Festival was an exciting evening for short film lovers of all genres.

February 20, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Open house heralds coming of Hearts and Hands Clinic

For Pastor John Long, it didn't take much to convince the members of his Son's Light Fellowship Baptist Church to help the Hearts and Minds Health Clinic.

February 20, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


The school system’s ‘tech’ man

Throughout the Bulloch County public school system, there is hardly a person whose task probably was made easier because of the efforts of Herman Metcalf. Metcalf helped bring the Internet into every classroom in every public school throughout the county.

February 19, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Taste of Downtown to return

The guest on the Mornings unPHILtered show was Allen Muldrew, the Director of Statesboro's Downtown Development Authority. Muldrew came on the show to talk about the First Friday event on March 5. Muldrew said First Friday would be another Taste of Downtown, in which people can sample local cuisine.

February 19, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


February 20 - Statesboro Police Arrests Zachary Stephen Carpenter, 22, Rosedown Way, Lawrenceville

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.

February 19, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Hearts and Hands Clinic set to open

Host Phil Boyum welcomed two guests Thursday to the "Mornings unPHILtered" show who are spearheading an effort to open a free health clinic in Statesboro.

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


Cleaning up history - Eagle Scout takes on John Abbot gravesite project

Englishman John Abbot is one of America's most famous wildlife painters. His work was so valued that the famed scientist Charles Darwin studied his paintings in London before setting on his explorations that led to his theory of evolution.

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


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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Burnette earns promotion; staying in Boro

Synovus, the parent company of Sea Island Bank in Statesboro and Savannah, announced last week the promotion of Darron Burnette to Synovus Division CEO.

February 13, 2017 | | Local


Georgia Southern team wins national retail 'challenge'

A team of Georgia Southern University students received first place for the 2017 Student Challenge, a business case competition for National Retail Federation Student Association ...

February 13, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


MLES teacher wins prestigious Georgia Science Teacher of Promise award

She began Friday's lesson with a picture of an Ophiderma bimaculata and said to the fifth graders, "You're about to get a feel ...

February 11, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


City hires attorney to fight for insurance in Gatto suit

This week, the city of Statesboro acted to hire an attorney, at a cost of up to $125,000, for an effort to keep an ...

February 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Please join me for some coffee, discussion

As you may have read last week, the Statesboro Herald recently purchased property across Proctor Street from the Herald building totaling a little less than ...

February 11, 2017 | Jim Healy | Local


GSU alum Seth Orme to present ‘Packing it Out’

Statesboro native and Georgia Southern University alumnus Seth Orme ('14) will return to campus to share his experiences about raising awareness of littering with a ...

February 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


T. Holmes Ramsey pleads guilty in jury tampering case

A Statesboro businessman recently pleaded guilty to charges of jury tampering related to a civil case originally filed in 2007.

February 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE hits pause on minority recruitment costs

The Bulloch County Board of Education postponed a decision Thursday night on a minority educator recruitment program. Initial cost estimates totaled $180,000 to $250 ...

February 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Tornado was EF2; 300 yards wide

After completing an investigation of the tornado that ripped an 11-mile path from southern Bulloch County into Effingham County, National Weather Service experts listed the ...

February 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GATA Cast - Feb. 10, 2017 - Mike Anthony talks baseball with Coach Rodney Hennon

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony and head baseball coach Rodney Hennon discuss Eagle prospects for the 2017 season.

February 10, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


The joy of classical music

Since 1980, Frankfurt-based Ensemble Modern has been considered to be one of the most important ensembles worldwide dedicated to the promotion of new music. Now ...

February 09, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON amorrison@connectstatesboro.com | Local


It's official: Tornado hit Stilson

The storm that ravaged the Stilson community in southern Bulloch County early Thursday morning was determined to be a tornado.

February 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Investigators trying to determine if tornado caused injuries, damage in Stilson area

National Weather Service investigators met with Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn early Thursday afternoon to determine whether the storm that ravaged an area ...

February 09, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Roundabout construction to begin soon

Navigating two of Bulloch County's most challenging intersections will soon be easier with the construction of single –lane traffic circles, or "roundabouts."

February 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


City backs dog park lease negotiations

In actions affecting the Blue Mile redevelopment district, Statesboro City Council on Tuesday backed negotiations to lease land for a dog park and authorized a ...

February 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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