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Weekend rainfall brings relief for many local farmers, causes damage in Portal

Bulloch County farmers likely breathed a collective sigh of relief when the skies opened up early Saturday, dumping up to seven inches of slow, steady rainfall across the county for more than 24 hours. But the much-needed rain was far from a drought-buster.

June 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man arrested for theft of gun; search of house revealed several guns, ammunition

Police arrested a man they said stole a gun from a pawn shop Friday after he returned to the scene of the crime.

June 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Magic Marc brings show to Splash

Tropical birds, white rabbits and huge snakes aren't typically allowed to visit Splash in the Boro. But for Magic Marc, waterpark officials made an exception.

June 21, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


OTC GOAL student competes in statewide competition for leadership award

Even though she wasn't selected as the as the statewide winner of the GOAL competition, Ogeechee Technical College's Laura Nottingham doesn't regret a single minute of the competition.

June 20, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Magic Marc to film show at Splash in the Boro Wednesday

The Coastal Empire's Magic Marc will perform a live action magic show today while filming at Splash in the Boro family water park in Statesboro. And he will offer other entertainment from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

June 20, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch likely to see tax increase next year

Bulloch County citizens will see an increase in taxes next year if Bulloch County Commissioners accept a recommendation by County Manager Tom Couch.

June 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro Snapshot - Good southern food

Boro Snapshot is taped on Monday afternoons between 4:30 and 6. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

June 20, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Incoming GSU students get a glimpse what college life will be like through SOAR

During summer break, few students like to think about school. They relax or get a job and forget about academics. But things are different for Georgia Southern's incoming freshmen. They aren't just thinking about college; they're experiencing it.

June 20, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


City Council approves new business license

With little discussion, the Statesboro City Council approved sweeping changes to the city's occupational tax structure at its meeting Tuesday morning after months of work by a panel assembled by Mayor Bill Hatcher.

June 20, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Statesboro and Bulloch County officials urge residents to abide by state water restrictions

With the sizzling heat of summer ahead and as the state falls deeper into a drought that has gripped much of the southeast, Georgia officials have enacted outdoor watering restrictions in an effort to conserve water.

June 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Georgia farmers fear for crops after drought

OMEGA - The sky above Randy Scarbor's cantaloupe fields was overcast last week, but the clouds were from the massive wildfires to the east. No rain was forecast on the last day of May, a month that set records for dry conditions across Georgia.

June 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Barrow, Ag chair listen to farmers’ concerns

METTER -- Farmers need to become energy producers and not only energy consumers.

June 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Looking for 'super' leader: BOE expected to select next superintendent this week

Bulloch County Board of Education members are considering three men for the Bulloch County school superintendent position about to be vacated by Dr. Jessie Strickland, who resigned from the position. Strickland has accepted a position with Ogeechee Technical College as vice president of student affairs. Her tenure ends June 30.

June 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City Council Preview

The Statesboro City Council is expected to approve a new fee structure for its occupational tax at their meeting Tuesday morning.

June 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Long wait pays off for Temple Baptist Church

In 2005, members of Statesboro's Temple Baptist Church voted unanimously to sell their property to Walgreen's Pharmacy. Little did they know construction delays on their new church would force them to spend about 30 months in the steel building that was originally their gym.

June 18, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


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Reorganized Statesboro Jaycees holding first fundraiser

The recently reorganized Statesboro Jaycees chapter announced its first fundraising effort, a Boston butt sale, to procure funds to help five nonprofit organizations in the community this year.

January 20, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro honors King’s legacy

The bright sunshine only emphasized the excitement, joy and pride the crowd showed Monday afternoon as the Statesboro community enjoyed the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.

January 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men arrested on meth charges in Statesboro

A team of specially trained Bulloch County sheriff's deputies captured a man Monday who was wanted in Bryan County on aggravated assault and methamphetamine charges.

January 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Have tractors, will travel

Aimtrac's Brooklet store, which is really in the Denmark community on Georgia Highway 67, sells big machines priced in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to farmers and even to kaolin mining companies across a large swath of eastern and central Georgia.

January 19, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Thanks, Nancy, for your Hospice leadership

Late one Sunday evening, 11 years ago, Dr. John Gerguis called me at home. My dad had an appointment with him the next morning and he felt that it would be best for me to come along.

January 19, 2015 | | Local


'Mad' about science

Schools and home-school groups have been scrambling to schedule tours before the Mad Scientist Laboratory disappears from the Georgia Southern University Museum, as it will Jan. 25 to make room for a new exhibit on World War I.

January 19, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Man sought in Metter robbery

Metter police are seeking a man suspected in a Thursday evening robbery at Dairy Queen.

January 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Low country garden show offers latest trends

It's time once again for the Annual Low Country Home and Garden Show in Savannah. At the biggest home and gardening event of the year, attendees can experience over 4,000 square feet of DIY seminars, gardens, landscapes, countertops, cabinets, home security, stunning interior design and home improvement displays as they walk the aisles of booths and exhibits at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

January 18, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘All in’ for justice, equality

It's important that people be "all in" for justice and equality, the ideals Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for, not simply participants in events marking the civil rights icon's legacy.

January 17, 2015 | By DAVID MILLER Special to the Herald | Local


Integrated or traditional math? Ga. to let districts decide

Since 2008, high school math in Georgia has been a sore subject, or a welcome intellectual challenge for students, depending on who you talk to or where you are.

January 17, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Obama’s college plan resembles HOPE

Many ifs stand between President Barack Obama's proposal for two years of free community college and reality, but community college spokespeople say they will be listening for more details.

January 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Deal proposes $45B Georgia budget as economy improves

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal proposed a $45 billion budget plan Friday that would narrow the spending gap in public education, hire more child protection workers and give state employees low-level raises.

January 16, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and RAY HENRY | Local


Screven County deputy gets Medal of Honor

A Screven County sheriff's deputy received public recognition and awards Thursday for bravery and exceptional service three years after she was shot in the line of duty.

January 16, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bitter court case over sweet onions

ATLANTA - A bitter fight over Georgia's famed sweet onions is winding its way through the state's legal system.

January 16, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


3 arrested after meth lab found in Bulloch County home

Three people were arrested Wednesday after the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team found a functioning meth lab in a home, according to a news release issued Thursday.

January 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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