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So what exactly is a Fightin' Blue Hen?

When a Blue Hen fights an Eagle, anything could happen.

December 16, 2010 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Power of written word enshrined

American history came alive Tuesday inside the new Portal Middle/High School during a special ceremony to dedicate a "Freedom Shrine."

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


Arctic blast chills Bulloch

While temperatures will rise this week and the worst is behind us, the weather will still be cold, experts say. Colder weather brings dangers in the form of frostbite, fires and mishaps due to icy surfaces, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

December 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Claxton High's nursery team scores well

CLAXTON - The Claxton High FFA Nursery/Landscape team competed against other schools from the surrounding area in the Central Region Nursery/Landscape Career Development event last month at Swainsboro High School.

December 14, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ruckus at Screven game causes forfeiture

SYLVANIA - A simple school rivalry heated up Saturday night when Screven County forfeited a home boys basketball game with Jenkins County after a brawl broke out among fans.

December 14, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


A project from the heart

Third grade teacher Talette Tootle has taken on a task from her heart. She and her third-grade students at Langston Chapel Elementary School make some very special Christmas cards to give to patients at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro.

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


Eagles win at Paulson "North"

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Georgia Southern couldn't play host to Saturday's Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals game against Wofford, so the Eagles brought Paulson Stadium's crowd on the road.

December 11, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Local


Quiet heroes save boy

The house on Lydia Lane was ablaze, and when the first Statesboro Fire Department truck arrived, Capt. Chris Whitehead and Firefighter Second-Class Steven Morris had no time to waste. Immediately upon arriving Tuesday night they learned a 12-year-old boy was trapped inside.

December 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Civil War's 150th stirs race debate

CHARLESTON - At South Carolina's Secession Gala, men in frock coats and militia uniforms and women in hoopskirts will sip mint juleps as a band called Unreconstructed plays "Dixie." In Georgia, they will re-enact the state's 1861 secession convention. And Alabama will hold a mock swearing-in of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

December 11, 2010 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press | Local


Two arrested on dog abuse charges in Rincon

RINCON - Two people were arrested after law enforcement officials said they starved a dog to death in Effingham County.

December 10, 2010 | From the Effingham Herald | Local


‘White Christmas’ in the Boro

The "White Christmas" movie people have enjoyed for years that showcases the talents of Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye was rewritten for the stage to give heavier emphasis to the music. This weekend, it will premiere at the Averitt Center.

December 09, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Cold prompts early coat delivery

In the middle of their second annual Coats for Kids drive, Bulloch Lions Club volunteers and Andrews Klean Korner prepared about 150 coats for distribution to the needy Wednesday in response to this week's unseasonably cold temperatures.

December 08, 2010 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


GSP offers child seat check

Georgia State Patrol troopers, newly certified as Child Passenger Safety Technicians, will conduct free child seat safety checks Friday to help make riding along more secure for infants and children.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boy, 11, injured in Lydia Lane fire

An 11-year-old boy suffered second-degree burns Tuesday night when his family's Lydia Lane home was destroyed by fire. Quick action by Statesboro firefighters likely saved the child's life, and he was flown to a burn center in Augusta, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Olliff’s body ID’d, foul play suspected

A body found Tuesday in Candler County was positively identified as that of Harrison Wayne Olliff, a Statesboro man who was missing since Nov. 26.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Deputy US marshal, fugitive killed in shootout

LUDOWICI - A fugitive accused of attempting to murder police officers fatally shot a deputy U.S. marshal trying to arrest him Friday in southeast Georgia ...

November 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


A Boro holiday tradition

Ornate and antique lanterns of all shapes and sizes will help guide your way to make your Thanksgiving celebration that much more special or get ...

November 18, 2016 | | Local


Share your memories of Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7, 2016 will mark the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States fully into World War II ...

November 18, 2016 | | Local


Development raises traffic concerns

Hendley Properties' plan to build five one-bedroom cottages as rentals behind an existing four-bedroom house the company is refurbishing on South College Street received the ...

November 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Local charity seeking support

The folks behind the annual "Feed the Boro" Thanksgiving meal event need to know where to send delicious holiday meals to those who may not ...

November 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Santa's Toy Run set for Saturday

Santa will be in town Saturday, parading through downtown Statesboro with over 100 motorcycles as he gathers gifts for less fortunate children. The jolly old ...

November 17, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


GATA Cast - Nov. 16, 2016 - GSU basketball coach Mark Byington discusses upcoming season

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle Nation.

November 17, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Blue Mile Gateway project launched

Statesboro, Bulloch County and Georgia Southern University community leaders gathered at little Jones Lane Park across from the university's historic Southern Drive entrance at ...

November 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Historic ag warehouses to make way for expanded AgSouth corporate HQ

Tuesday evening actions by Statesboro City Council clear the way for major business developments by AgSouth Farm Credit and J.C. Lewis Ford.

November 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Second arrest made in Park Place killing

Police arrested a second man charged with murder in the Nov. 4 deadly shooting at Park Place Apartments.

November 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'A Christmas Carol Ballet'

The Statesboro Youth Ballet is trying something a little different this year in hopes of establishing a new holiday tradition.

November 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Former principal gets 15 years

The former principal of Portal Elementary School pled guilty last week to charges relating to his solicitation of sex from an undercover agent posing as ...

November 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


PIT maneuver stops high-speed chase

Georgia State Patrol troopers arrested an Augusta man Saturday in Evans County after a high-speed chase that started in Bulloch County and reached 150 mph.

November 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nov. 30 the deadline to kick storm debris to the curb

Department heads in charge of storm debris removal for Bulloch County and the city of Statesboro say residents have until Nov. 30 to place debris ...

November 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Dad guilty in death of son left in SUV

BRUNSWICK - A Georgia man whose toddler son died after being left for hours in a hot car was convicted of murder Monday by a jury ...

November 14, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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