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Wear solar specs or make a viewer to safely watch eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Solar glasses are a must for safe viewing of Monday's total solar eclipse, the first to span coast to U.S. coast in 99 years.

August 19, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Local clergy offer united stand against racism

A group of local clergy who meet regularly for fellowship and offer support to one another in their various religious roles in the community are taking a strong stand against the racism, bigotry and violence espoused last weekend by a group of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.

August 19, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Concussion study targets youth

In a joint project of Georgia Southern University's School of Health and Kinesiology, the Statesboro-Bulloch Parks and Recreation Department and Clark Medical Group, about 50 children ages 5 to 17 have recently undergone baseline screenings that could help if they experience concussions.

August 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

WASHINGTON - The early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between.

August 18, 2017 | BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Local


Candidates in all 4 Bulloch cities to qualify next week

Candidates for city elections in Brooklet, Portal, Register and Statesboro must qualify next week with the clerks at their town halls.

August 18, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Eclipse glasses in short supply

If you want to buy safety glasses for viewing Monday afternoon's rare solar eclipse and haven't got them yet, good luck. But be careful that what you get is the real thing.

August 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


UPDATE: Toddler reported drowned in pond at Mill Creek Park

A 3-year-old boy drowned in a pond at Mill Creek Regional Park late Wednesday afternoon. The Bulloch County coroner's staff had not released the child's name as of press time, pending notification of other family members.

August 16, 2017 | | Local


Crime victim’s father and a lawyer ask city for new laws

Both Sean Strudgeon, whose son was recently the victim of an armed robbery and kidnapping from a Statesboro apartment, and an attorney spoke to City Council on Tuesday. They asked for new city laws to protect renters and especially college students.

August 16, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Can't see the solar eclipse?

LOS ANGELES - Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years.

August 16, 2017 | By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer | Local


City eyes tax increase to raise police pay

Statesboro City Council and Mayor Jan Moore are proposing an increase in the property tax millage rate, Statesboro's first in a decade, to fund pay raises for police officers.

August 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


CrossRoads support group helps battle grief

In some fashion or another, it's an emotion everyone must face eventually. Some handle it better than others. Many struggle when grief rears its ugly head.

August 15, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Brooklet Peanut Festival Saturday

Regardless of whether you like peanuts, Saturday promises a day full of food, fun and family as the 28th annual Brooklet Peanut Festival gives the goober its day in the spotlight.

August 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Restaurant 'so yummy'

Last week, Adam Tsang quietly opened Soyumi (pronounced "So Yummy"), his family's newest restaurant in Statesboro.

August 14, 2017 | | Local


BOE millage rollback offsets county's lack of one

The Bulloch County Board of Education last week voted to roll back its millage rate a fraction to offset inflation in property values and avoid having to announce a tax increase.

August 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro attorneys named to State Bar committees

A number of Statesboro-based attorneys have been appointed to serve as members of various standing, special and program committees of the 49,000-member State Bar of Georgia for 2017-18.

August 14, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Bulloch VOAD versus Irma

While Hurricane Irma approaches, a volunteer network organization, Bulloch County VOAD, will coordinate local plans to feed and potentially shelter people displaced by the storm.

September 09, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia, South Carolina under hurricane watch as Irma nears

SAVANNAH - State troopers turned Interstate 16 into a one-way escape route for a few hours Saturday as evacuees packed cars and fled the Georgia coast ...

September 09, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Irma an emergency here, whatever comes

Hurricane Irma has already resulted in emergency situations in Statesboro and the surrounding area, no matter what portion of the wind and rain comes.

September 08, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Premium increases for Georgia’s 2018 exchange may not be over

The four insurers offering coverage in Georgia's insurance exchange next year are increasing their proposed rates beyond the big premium hikes that they first ...

September 08, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER | Local


Beyond Fla., Irma an unpredictable threat to SE

SAVANNAH - Great uncertainty remained Friday about Hurricane Irma's path beyond Florida with forecasts showing potential storm impacts from portions of the Carolinas and Alabama ...

September 08, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County Friday morning update

Hurricane Irma has moved farther west before turning north, and new projections of its likely path centered on one that drove up the middle of ...

September 08, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


City and county open today, but bracing for Irma

Statesboro City Hall will be closed Monday and probably Tuesday, with a possibility of reopening Tuesday if Hurricane Irma spares the area. But police and ...

September 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Irma shutters GS

Students in the Russell Union at Georgia Southern University collectively cheered Thursday morning when they received an Eagle Alert canceling classes Friday through Tuesday due ...

September 07, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


County unable to open shelters due to liability

Bulloch County residents are advised to either "shelter in place" or travel to a safer location in light of Hurricane Irma's approach, but no ...

September 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nearly 540,000 ordered to flee Georgia coast

SAVANNAH - Georgia's governor on Thursday ordered nearly 540,000 coastal residents to evacuate inland ahead of Hurricane Irma as authorities warned the storm had ...

September 07, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro, Portal cancel Friday night football games

Both Statesboro High School and Portal High School have announced the cancellation of their football games Friday night in the face of approaching Hurricane Irma.

September 07, 2017 | | Local


All Bulloch County public schools closing Friday, Monday, Tuesday

All Bulloch County publc schools will be closed Friday, Monday and Tuesday, according to a mass email sent by the Bulloch County Board of Education ...

September 07, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Closings announced for Hurricane Irma

The following closings and changes in schedule have been announced due to Hurricane Irma:

September 07, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


GS-New Hampshire game moved to Birmingham, Ala.

Georgia Southern University and the University of New Hampshire have mutually agreed to move their scheduled football game this Saturday to Birmingham's Legion Field ...

September 06, 2017 | Georgia Southern Media Relations | Local


Unlimited happy hours, but a floor for prices

In the biggest meeting for proposed changes to Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance this semester, City Council eliminated a daily limit on "happy hour" promotions ...

September 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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