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Battle over Portal JROTC

Bulloch County Board of Education members are considering eliminating the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) due to budget reasons, but members of the school and community made please Thursday that the board reconsider.

May 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Jan Tankersley completes term as county commissioner group president

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia recently installed its officers for 2010 – 2011 at its annual meeting and recognized the service of outgoing president, former Bulloch County Commissioner Jan Tankersley.

May 15, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vernon Littles sworn in as new School Board member

Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee Deloach officially swore in Vernon Littles as the new District 5 Board of Education representative at Thursday's regular session meeting.

May 15, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Boro native Mike McDougald named president of GPB

Longtime Rome broadcaster and Statesboro native Michael H. McDougald was named recently as chairman of Georgia Public Broadcasting.

May 15, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal gym causing controversy

The fate of Portal Middle/High School's old gymnasium still hangs in the air after members of the Bulloch County Board of Education voted Thursday to table the issue for further discussion.

May 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


‘Mornings unPHILtered’ - Labor candidate focuses on education

The theme on Friday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was jobs, as Melvin Everson, who is running for the Republican nomination for Commissioner of Labor, came on the show.

May 14, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


State Patrol: Motorcyclist died after car turned in front of bike

(Note: Due to incorrect information in Friday's story, the following article is being reprinted with additional and correct information.)

May 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Students make plea to keep PLC at current site

Bulloch County Board of Education Chairman David Ball told a group of Performance Learning Center students Thursday that they would change their minds about wanting to keep the PLC open once they took a bus tour that showed them where they would be attending classes in their home schools.

May 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC graduates look to future

A fire alarm briefly interrupted the ceremony but it didn't take away from the pomp and circumstance of Ogeechee Technical College's Spring Commencement Thursday night.

May 14, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


OTC graduates largest class ever

Nearly 1,400 students were eligible for Ogeechee Technical College's Spring Commencement, which was held Thursday night at Hanner Fieldhouse.

May 13, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Ag hopeful: Protect state’s food supply

A Republican running to become Georgia's next Agriculture commissioner, Gary Black said the safety of the food supply in Georgia and the nation must be protected. Black was Thursday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show.

May 13, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Auto show to benefit local girl

Vintage vehicle owners can show off their prized cars and trucks to the public this weekend, while also helping out a local family in need.

May 13, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - 'Lunch & Learn' today at the Garden

Carolyn Altman, executive director of the Georgia Southern University Botanical Garden, invited everyone to lunch on Thursday. Altman extended the invitation on Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show.

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


Students want PLC to remain at WJ Complex

A group of students from the Performance Learning Center plan to present a petition at tonight's Bulloch County Board of Education meeting, requesting the Center remain at its current location.

May 12, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Area teens fight in YouTube clips

Two disturbing videos on YouTube showing several Bulloch County teens fighting have both school and law enforcement authorities alarmed, but they say it's up to parents to take action regarding a series of organized fights in rural areas.

May 12, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | 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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