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New Portal Middle/High School makes debut

Students, staff, parents and community members attended open house Thursday at the new Portal Middle/High School to see the new facility.

July 29, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Suspect at large - Man fled drug deal; reward of $500 for info

A $500 reward is offered for information leading to the capture of a man sought on cocaine charges who remains at large after a long, hot manhunt near Register Thursday.

July 29, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City votes to settle with former city engineer

The City of Statesboro will once again dip into its revenue-strapped coffers to settle a lawsuit with a disgruntled former employee.

July 28, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Open House Thursday at Bulloch schools

Bulloch County students and parents have a chance to explore new schools, meet new teachers and greet fellow students this evening during the system-wide open house event.

July 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Warden takes extra steps to ensure pest-free food

Bulloch County Correctional Institute Warden Billy Tompkins took extra steps Tuesday to ensure that a repeat of Monday's pest-infested potatoes being served to inmates would not happen again.

July 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


BUILDing a better community

Mixing dusty grout with paint, moving furniture and otherwise reorganizing the Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Statesboro was how a group of incoming Georgia Southern freshman made their first contribution to the community this week.

July 28, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Echols states case for PSC seat

Wednesday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Tim Echols, who is in a Republican runoff for the District 2-Eastern Public Service Commission seat. He faces retired Army officer John Douglas in the Aug. 10 runoff.

July 28, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Screven superintendent: Cuts done for '10-'11

SYLVANIA - Screven County Schools Superintendent Dr. Whitney Myers said in an interview with the Statesboro Herald that the worst in budget cuts is behind the system.

July 27, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch inmate's father reports live maggots served in potatoes

Bulloch County Jail inmates were disgusted Monday after spotting what some said were live maggots in the potatoes served for dinner.

July 27, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro Herald earns 15 AP awards

The Statesboro Herald won 15 awards in the 2009 Georgia Associated Press Awards contest, including Story of the Year and Photo of the Year. The awards were announced Saturday in Macon during the AP's annual awards luncheon.

July 26, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Portraits of pooches

Children and adults filed into the Statesboro Regional Library Monday with their dogs ready to have their portraits taken and displayed in the library.

July 26, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


The Boro’s top cops, firefighters

Statesboro Police and Fire departments honored seven employees recently during an annual award ceremony, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

July 26, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Suspect arrested in recent auto break-ins

A man sought by Statesboro Police in connection to several automobile break-ins was apprehended Wednesday in Florida, charged with the same crime there, said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott P. Brunson.

July 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Evans County program feeds 20,000 kids

CLAXTON - Serving nearly 20,000 meals since the beginning of June, Evans County's Summer Food Service Program is one way Nutrition Director Tonya Blocker helps fulfill the needs of the children in her community.

July 25, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


‘Hurricane Party’ to benefit Red Cross

With hurricane season in full force the Bulloch Chapter of the American Red Cross is giving Statesboro an opportunity to support local relief efforts by just dining out with friends or family.

July 21, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


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Police capture immigrant sought in New York-area bombings

NEW YORK - An Afghan immigrant wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town was ...

September 19, 2016 | By JAKE PEARSON and ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Local


Lines form at the gas pump in the wake of pipeline spill

ATLANTA (AP) - Lines formed at gas stations across the South on Saturday and drivers who were able to find fuel had to pay more for ...

September 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Ralston: Voters should approve amendments Nov. 8

State House Speaker David Ralston, interviewed during a visit to Statesboro this week, said he supports passage of all four proposed amendments on Georgia's ...

September 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


One-man play brings beloved columnist to life

The Averitt Center for the Arts is well known for stuffing its seasons with Elvis impersonators and tribute bands, coming up on Friday and Saturday ...

September 17, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Hulk star tells Boys & Girls to find their own path

Lou Ferrigno, the championship bodybuilder turned actor famous around the world since becoming "The Incredible Hulk" nearly 40 years ago, told Boys & Girls Club of ...

September 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Judge Neville dies at 93

The Honorable Senior Judge William Josiah Neville, age 93, passed away Thursday, September 15, at his home under the care of Gentiva Hospice.

September 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch seeks volunteer firefighters

The Bulloch County Fire Department is actively recruiting volunteer firefighters. Candidates will be provided with quality training that could lead to a career. The next ...

September 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police academy held for clergy

More than a dozen members of the local clergy marked their graduation this week from Statesboro's inaugural class of the Concerned Clergy Citizens Police ...

September 15, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Election officials seek to reassure voters

One major safeguard against hackers tampering with the voting machines used in Bulloch County is the fact that the machines are not connected to the ...

September 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast

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

September 15, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local




Stabbing leads to arrest

A woman was arrested Tuesday morning after reportedly stabbing a man in the arm, police said.

September 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Treat or monitor early prostate cancer?

LONDON - Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those ...

September 14, 2016 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | Local


Man charged with bestiality

A West Main Street man was arrested Tuesday on charges of bestiality after police and animal control officers saw him having sex in the rain ...

September 14, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Schools aim to recruit minority educators

The number of black teachers and administrators in the Bulloch County Schools has increased from 11 percent of the school system's total workforce with ...

September 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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