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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


Mornings unPHILtered - Insurance hopefuls say they’ll control costs

Tuesday's first guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was State Sen. Seth Harp, one of nine Republican candidates running for Georgia's Commissioner of Insurance.

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


Regents OK 16 pct. hike

ATLANTA - Georgia college students will pay up to $1,000 more in tuition in the coming school year under hikes passed by the state Board of Regents on Tuesday, a move that comes amid one of the worst state fiscal crises in recent history.

May 11, 2010 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Official: Man caught with pot admits more

A man caught in Emanuel County delivering a pound of marijuana voluntarily told drug agents about another pound and a half he had at home, said Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team Inv. Marcus Nesmith.

May 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Ga. elections chief plans changes after security issues

ATLANTA - Georgia's top elections official stood out by refusing help from the Department of Homeland Security last August amid national concerns about the integrity ...

July 15, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Family YMCA hiring, renovating

As construction workers knock out portions of walls so large windows can be installed, the building still looks more like the old Sallie Zetterower Elementary ...

July 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


School board formally seeks ESPLOST election

The Bulloch County Board of Education approved a resolution Thursday calling for a five-year, $52 million extension of the ESPLOST. Next, the Board of Elections ...

July 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro pharmacy settles over alleged violations

Alleged employee theft of drugs led to a Statesboro pharmacy recently settling with the United States government regarding accusations of violating the Controlled Substances Act ...

July 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch Blues marching to fund big trip

The Bulloch Blues Marching Band, combining the Portal Middle High School, Southeast Bulloch High School and Statesboro High School bands, is awaiting an invitation to ...

July 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Multiple charges after bus chase

A shoplifting suspect who led law enforcement on a three-county chase Wednesday while driving an older model school bus, is charged with fleeing and attempting ...

July 13, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Funny money in Statesboro?

Taking a closer look at your cash might be a good idea since reports of counterfeit money have surfaced recently in the Statesboro area.

July 13, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Troopers shoot bus tires to stop fleeing suspect

Georgia state troopers in Metter stopped a fleeing shoplifting suspect Wednesday by shooting out the tires of the school bus he was driving.

July 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Double trouble

A Brooklet man who was arrested for assaulting another man and stealing his vehicle Saturday found more trouble after he attacked an inmate at the ...

July 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE set to vote on $52 million ESPLOST proposal

The Bulloch County Board of Education is slated to vote on a resolution Thursday evening calling for renewal of the Education Special Purpose Local Option ...

July 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern wins $1.3 million grant to clinics

A $1.3 million federal grant will allow Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing to put nurse practitioner students to work in paid trainee ...

July 11, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Medicaid adjustment benefit? Bill could give break to Georgia

Tucked inside the U.S. Senate health care bill is a little-discussed provision that could benefit Georgia, according to a conservative organization.

July 11, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Time for Bulloch to 'Stuff the Bus'

For the fourth consecutive year, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County and United Way of Southeast Georgia are partnering for their annual "Stuff the Bus" back-to-school ...

July 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Ronald Adams refocusing Honda dealership

In 1969, when Ronald and Sally Adams opened their Honda Motorcycle dealership, they never imagined the ride that was in store.

July 10, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Elder abuse in Georgia

ATLANTA - Georgia state agencies have ramped up efforts to crack down on elder abuse, with law enforcement training and a tougher criminal code.

July 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


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