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Lots of 911 calls about snow, but no serious accidents

Statesboro Police had more calls about people throwing snowballs at cars Friday night than they had calls about snow-related accidents - which was a good thing.

February 13, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Teacher tries for higher office

Friday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Roger Hines, a Republican candidate for state school superintendent in Georgia. Hines was the fourth superintendent candidate to appear on the show this week.

February 12, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Major quake devastates Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The strongest earthquake in more than 200 years rocked Haiti on Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help and heavily damaging the National Palace, U.N. peacekeeper headquarters and other buildings. U.S. officials reported bodies in the streets and an aid official described "total disaster and chaos."

United Nations officials said a large number of U.N. personnel were unaccounted for.

February 11, 2010 | By JONATHAN M. KATZ The Associated Press | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Hopeful wants reliable funding for Ga. schools

Continuing on his education theme this week, Phil Boyum welcomed state school superintendent candidate Brian Westlake to Thursday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show., who is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the office of State School Superintendent. Westlake earned a Bachelors degree in History and a Masters degree in sociology from Florida State University.

February 11, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Chance of up to 4 inches of snow Friday night

Forecasters upped the chance of snowfall in Bulloch County to a promising 90 percent after weather conditions changed Thursday. The Statesboro area could see up to four inches of snowfall by Saturday morning - enough that area children (and adults) would be able to make snowmen.

February 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - School candidate: Ensure the basics

Wednesday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Richard Woods, who is a candidate for the job of State Superintendent of Education. He is running for the Republican nomination against incumbent Superintendent Kathy Cox and Roger Hines.

February 10, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Snow on the way to Boro?

Those waiting around on snow to arrive Friday may have to stay up late, because the flakes aren't expected to fall until after 10 p.m. and won't be significant until after 1 a.m. Saturday - if they show up at all.

February 10, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Election board begins to prep for ’10 election

In just its second month of existence, the Bulloch County Board of Elections and Registrations met Monday evening to begin preparations for the 2010 election cycle.

February 09, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Candidate wants less school testing

Tuesday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Democratic candidate for Georgia state school superintendent and Augusta native Dr. Beth Farokhi.

February 09, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Local spellers compete in district spelling bee

Portal Middle School 6th grader Breyonna Raymond, 11, pulls off a victory in the Bulloch County District Spelling Bee by spelling the word "boutique" Monday at William James Middle School. Hunter Silva of Stilson Elementary School was the runner-up of the competition.

February 08, 2010 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Lee-Jackson dinner draws history buffs

More than 80 members of local Sons of Confederate Veterans camps met at R.J.s Steakhouse in Statesboro Saturday for the ninth annual Lee-Jackson Awards Banquet. According to 5th Brigade Commander Mike Mull, the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) has members in 30 states, from Alaska to Hawaii to Florida to Maine.

February 08, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Southern author to speak at library

"If Momma Dont Laugh It Aint Funny" wasn't the theme of Monday's "Mornings UnPHILtered" show, but the author of that book was the first guest. Host Phil Boyum welcomed Lucy Adams, who will speak inside the Statesboro Regional Library tonight at 7 p.m., as part of Meet the Author series.

February 08, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


School Board member Charles Bonds resigns

Bulloch County Board of Education member Dr. Charles Bonds, fondly known as the "Reading Professor," will be missed, peers said after learning of his pending resignation in March.

February 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro moves closer to a water reuse system

The City of Statesboro is one step closer to a water reuse system as it recently received its state-required permit.

February 07, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Buying butts to help horse rescue

Heart of Dixie was one of several local organizations who took advantage of Super Bowl Sunday to raise money.

February 06, 2010 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


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Christian conference targets women

Liz Corbett is founder of the Hearts Matter Conference Ministry at Connection Church in Statesboro. Inspired by Proverbs 4:23, Corbett said: "God instructs us ...

February 24, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Friends remember Devra Walker

Devra Proctor Walker, a well-known Statesboro businesswoman, died Thursday after a brief illness, leaving behind many friends and associates who remember her as a vibrant ...

February 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen hopes to vote on ACA replacement by Easter

Rep. Rick Allen hopes to vote for a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, before Easter, he said Friday.

February 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man charged in knife attack against wife

A Portal man is behind bars after allegedly stabbing his wife and neglecting an infant child. Warrants are to be executed against the wife as ...

February 24, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Savannah woman arrested on fake check charges

Statesboro police arrested a Savannah woman Wednesday on charges of executing a number of fictitious checks.

February 24, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Brown honored by Kiwanis Club

After chairing one of the most successful Kiwanis Ogeechee fairs in history, Statesboro Kiwanis member Wallace Brown should not have been surprised Thursday night when ...

February 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Devra Walker passes

Longtime Statesboro businesswoman Devra Walker died Thursday in Savannah, following a brief illness, according to Tracy Joiner, co-owner of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory. Joiner ...

February 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Target: Distracted drivers

Statesboro and Bulloch County saw a saturation of law enforcement Thursday morning as a "distracted driving awareness initiative" got underway. Troopers, officers and deputies pulled ...

February 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wyoming chief expected to lead Statesboro Police Department

City officials have identified one finalist for the job of Statesboro Police Department chief, Charles "Mike" Broadhead, currently chief of police in Riverton, Wyoming. Broadhead ...

February 23, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


β€˜Cat’ coming to Averitt Center

Co-directors Mical Whitaker and Melinda Roell will bring Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to the Emma Kelly Theater this ...

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


State DOT offers $450,000 – if Statesboro wins national contest

The Georgia Department of Transportation has committed $450,000 for sidewalk and other improvements on the Blue Mile of South Main Street – if Statesboro wins ...

February 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Eagle ROTC wins MacArthur Award, again

Georgia Southern University's ROTC program has again been recognized with the MacArthur Award as one of the top eight programs in the U.S ...

February 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch commissioners talk trash

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners talked trash during a workshop Tuesday morning, deciding to repeat an "attention-getting" tactic used in one area this month ...

February 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven bags ELK's 100 jobs

ELK Group International, a Pennsylvania-based designer and importer of lighting fixtures, is outfitting a former yarn mill in Sylvania as a distribution center projected to ...

February 20, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'Work It' empowers

The inaugural class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Leadership Academy recently hosted a one-day conference, 'Work It,' dedicated to empowering women through personal and ...

February 20, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Local


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