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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 to Hurricane Irma. The university sent the email and phone alerts to students at 11:30 a.m.

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 county shelters will be open during the storm.

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 the potential to strike as a major hurricane, something the Georgia coast hasn't seen in more than a century.

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 late Thursday afternoon.

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 at 3 p.m. (CT) due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.

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 by restaurants and bars, but approved a minimum drink price.

September 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch officials watching Irma

Shelves of bottled water at several Statesboro grocery and retail stores were bare Wednesday afternoon as people stocked up in preparation for Hurricane Irma, even though the storm was still four days away from possibly impacting the area.

September 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City approves 1-mill hike

In Statesboro, the annual city property tax on a $100,000 home, for example, will increase by roughly $40 after City Council on Tuesday approved an effective 1 mill hike in the tax rate.

September 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Claxton escaped inmate captured at Bulloch County hotel

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies, answering a call about a suspicious person Friday night, captured an inmate who had escaped from the Smith State Prison Transitional Center in Claxton.

September 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


OTC celebrates Literacy Week

Gov. Nathan Deal has designated this week as Literacy Week and Friday as Literacy Day in Georgia.

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


A Day for Southern campaign underway

Georgia Southern University alumnus Bob Mikell, an eighth generation Bulloch County resident and 2017 Alumnus of the Year for the university's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, will serve as the community chair of the 44th annual community A Day for Southern campaign. The campaign gets underway today with a volunteer luncheon, and the official donation total will be announced next Tuesday, Sept. 12.

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local




A look at early-American immigration: British, Scottish Borderers

With his presentation, "British and Scottish Borderers Immigrate to America," Dr. Jack Proctor told the Bulloch County Historical Society about a flow of immigrants who outnumbered the Puritans and the Cavaliers.

September 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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Late farmer gets a little help from his friends

Three weeks ago, Tom Sanders was diagnosed with leukemia. He passed away suddenly last weekend and Wednesday, he was laid to rest amid the cotton ...

October 07, 2017 | By ANNE MAXWELL WJBF-TV, Augusta | Local


GS faculty senators propose panel on consolidation’s consequences

The Faculty Senate at Georgia Southern University will consider naming a committee to deal with unforeseen consequences that arise after the consolidation with Armstrong State ...

October 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Annual GreenFest set for downtown Saturday

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability will hold its fifth annual GreenFest event today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown ...

October 06, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Brooklet proposes 32 percent tax increase

The city of Brooklet will hold a series of public hearings this month regarding a proposed tax increase of over 32 percent.

October 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Noncompliant sex offenders charged

Two registered sex offenders from other states, but living in Bulloch County, failed to comply with mandated laws and were recently arrested for those violations ...

October 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Local woman charged with father’s murder

A Statesboro woman faces several charges, including murder, in the death of her father, whose body was found Monday in the woods near Palmetto Court ...

October 05, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


AG Night Out set for Friday downtown

The Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce, AgriSupply and Main Street Statesboro invite the public to come out Friday for the 5th annual AG Night Out from ...

October 04, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


NASA history maker Frederick Gregory speaks tonight at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University hosts Col. Frederick "Fred" Gregory, the first African-American man to pilot and command a space mission and serve as the deputy administrator ...

October 04, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Frontier execs congratulate Blue Mile volunteers

Frontier Communications, lead sponsor of the America's Best Communities competition in which Statesboro won the $1 million third prize earlier this year, saluted supporters ...

October 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


County and city agree on TAD

Bulloch County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to allocate taxes from revenue growth to the city of Statesboro's South Main Street Tax Allocation District, or TAD.

October 04, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council rescinds insurance broker choice

After hearing appeals from two other insurance firms that pitched for the contract, Statesboro City Council on Tuesday rescinded its decision to make ShawHankins the ...

October 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Food bank needs cash for bills

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Food Bank needs help, but not just food donations and volunteers – the organization is in desperate need of cash.

October 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police investigate suspicious death

Police are awaiting autopsy results and are seeking to identify a white male found dead Monday at an East Parrish Street apartment.

October 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged in shooting at local party

A Midway man was jailed Monday after reportedly firing a shot into a crowd at a party in Bulloch County Sunday.

October 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Animal shelter to open some Saturdays

In order to increase adoption opportunities, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter will start opening, for adoptions only, two Saturdays out of the month.

October 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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