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‘Stuff the Bus’ for local kids

The annual "Stuff the Bus" campaign by Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County provides school supplies to students in the county school system.

July 19, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


It's time to decide

The early voting is over, campaigns are winding down and primary election day is here. Georgia and Bulloch County voters will take to the polls today to have their say in local and state races.

July 19, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Locals speak on tax hike

A handful of concerned citizens attended a public hearing Thursday night to learn more about a proposal that will raise the millage rate in Bulloch County by half a mil.

July 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Down to the election wire

Leading up to Tuesday's primary election, Thursday's guests on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show were Republican gubernatorial candidates Eric Johnson and Otis Putnam, as well as Democratic candidate David Poythress.

July 15, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Cultural Center opens at Luetta Moore

A decade of work between Statesboro and Bulloch County officials came to fruition Thursday at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Jones-Love Cultural Center at Luetta Moore Park.

July 15, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Correspondent | Local


Benefit for Portal man to feature local bands

A concert and dinner will be held Saturday, July 17, at the Cotton Hall in Portal, to benefit the family of a local man who recently lost a leg to amputation. Local bands Outrider and Southpaw will perform beginning at 8 p.m.

July 14, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Poll: Barnes cruising; Oxendine, Handel headed toward run-off

Roy Barnes is skating toward November, but John Oxendine and Karen Handel appear headed to an August showdown in the race for the Republican nomination foras governor, according to a new statewide poll conducted for the Georgia Newspaper Partnership.

July 14, 2010 | By AARON GOULD SHEININ and JAMES SALZER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia Newspaper Partnership | Local


Cocaine sting nets 2 arrests

An undercover agent working with the Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team Tuesday bought cocaine from two men in the College Plaza parking lot. Seconds later, drug team investigators surrounded the suspects and placed them under arrest.

July 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Reservoirs needed to ease water problems

Continuing the week's theme of Georgia candidates running for governor, a Republican, Karen Handel, and a Democrat, DuBose Porter, appeared Wednesday on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show.

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


GOP Congressional debate at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Statesboro High

Four Republican candidates seeking the nomination for Georgia 12th congressional district will face each other in Statesboro Friday evening for the final debate of the primary season.

July 14, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Atlanta Ballet Summer Intensive underway

The annual Atlanta Ballet summer Intensive Camp is underway at Georgia Southern University. Students must audition to be accepted to the Summer Intensive, and the student dancers go through a rigorous two weeks of instruction, practice and performance. Instructor Heather Conley, who is the Cobb Centre principal for the Atlanta Ballet, said the Intensive requires discipline and dedication, and she sees significant improvement in the technique and artistry of every dancer from when the Intensive begins to its conclusion.

July 14, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Tuesday evening Farmers Market makes its debut

The Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market – Tuesday evening edition – made its debut with threatening weather, but lots of happy customers. The market will be held in the Sea Island Bank parking lot, the same location as its Saturday market, on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., focusing on meats and produce from local farmers. Expanding to twice a week will enable the market to reach a new demographic of people who live and work downtown, said Debra W. Chester, market manager for the Farmers Market.

July 13, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Officer: Woman takes estranged husband's 'lady friend's' car for ride

A woman who discovered her estranged husband was entertaining a female guest Sunday night became so angry, she went on a wild ride in his lady friend's car.

July 13, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Gubernatorial candidates state their case

With the primary election less than a week away, Tuesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show on the gubernatorial race – both Democrat and Republican. Democrat Carl Camon and Republican candidates Nathan Deal and Jeff Chapman came on the show.

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


Early voting ends Friday

Registered Bulloch County voters have the rest of the week to cast their ballots before early voting ends Friday.

July 13, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | 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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