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Director’s Invitational: featuring Scott Foxx and the annual Holiday Card Show

Once a year, the Averitt Center staff lights up the big nine-foot tree, hangs the wreaths, and sets out the Nutcracker. For the 2010 holiday season, the Averitt Center has picked an Americana theme for its decorating - birch bark ribbon, carved wooden birds and iron jiggle-bell balls.

November 26, 2010 | By ELAINE SCHNEIDER Special to the Herald | Local


What recession? Shoppers eat up Black Friday deals

For one day at least, you could almost imagine the recession never happened. Millions of the nation's shoppers braved rain and cold to crowd stores while others grabbed online bargains on what could be the busiest Black Friday ever.

November 26, 2010 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Local


Poinsettia project

A tradition each year, agriculture students a Portal High School grow some 200 poinsettias for sale during the holiday season.

November 25, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Scientist: Drought in Ga. for 2011

ATHENS - Georgia's state climatologist is predicting drought conditions in the state next summer.

November 25, 2010 | The Associated Press | Local


Making her mark at middle school

At the Southeast Bulloch Middle and High Schools, there is a Page who is leaving her mark. Middle school registrar Shirley Page, who is also the wife of SEB High School Assistant Principal John Page, has done it all.

November 24, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Ogeechee Area Hospice plans for expansion

After receiving a deed for an additional one acre of property on East Grady Street, Ogeechee Area Hospice is planning to expand its current facility from 12 to 25 beds.

November 24, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Gifts needed for annual Motorcade

The City of Statesboro is seeking donations for the 52nd Annual Mayor's Christmas Motorcade, where municipal leaders head up the drive to bring holiday treats and supplies to patients at area mental health hospitals.

November 23, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Men scam woman out of $10,000

Statesboro police said two men scammed an elderly South Zetterower Avenue woman Friday, making her think they were helping her when they were likely casing the place and planning to steal from her.

November 23, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Busy season for food banks

Going into the 2010 holiday season, food banks that serve the needy in Statesboro, Claxton and Sylvania are reporting increased demand.

November 22, 2010 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Police step up holiday patrols

For most university and college students, holidays are a time to go home, enjoy friends and family, and relax away from the strains of school. But for burglars, it's time to go to work.

November 22, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU partnership pays off

At Portal Middle High School, pairing biology graduate students from Georgia Southern University with the school's energetic science teacher has resulted in students performing DNA experiments just like today's leading forensic scientists.

November 20, 2010 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Queensborough National Bank robbed

A man walked into Queensborough National Bank Friday afternoon, aimed a handgun wrapped in a plastic bag at a teller, and demanded cash, said Statesboro Police Det. Sgt. James Winskey.

November 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police discover 'rolling' meth lab near Nevils

A state trooper's decision to patrol rural dirt roads in the Nevils area Friday led to a manhunt after two suspects with a rolling meth lab fled on foot. The search centered around a section of Henry Futch Road off Old Groveland Road.

November 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Lannie Lee's family takes local honor

Bulloch County farmer Lannie Lee beamed with pride Friday as he accepted a plaque listing his family as the 2010 Bulloch County Farm Family of the Year, an honor bestowed by the Statesboro - Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness committee.

November 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Queensborough National Bank robbed

Law enforcement officials are currently seeking a suspect in an armed robbery that ocurred at Queensborough National Bank on Zetterower Avenue at 4:20 Friday afternoon. Check back here for more details later.

November 19, 2010 | Staff report | Local


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It's official: Tornado hit Stilson

The storm that ravaged the Stilson community in southern Bulloch County early Thursday morning was determined to be a tornado.

February 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Investigators trying to determine if tornado caused injuries, damage in Stilson area

National Weather Service investigators met with Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn early Thursday afternoon to determine whether the storm that ravaged an area ...

February 09, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Roundabout construction to begin soon

Navigating two of Bulloch County's most challenging intersections will soon be easier with the construction of single –lane traffic circles, or "roundabouts."

February 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


City backs dog park lease negotiations

In actions affecting the Blue Mile redevelopment district, Statesboro City Council on Tuesday backed negotiations to lease land for a dog park and authorized a ...

February 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Pam Tillis brings her style to the Boro

Statesboro music fans will enjoy an honest, genuine country music performance Friday as the Pam Tillis Trio comes to the Averitt Center's Emma Kelly ...

February 08, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Clovers & Co. to perform at SHS

Georgia 4H's performing arts group, Clovers & Co., will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Statesboro High School Auditorium.

February 07, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Suspect arrested for stealing sex toys

A Swainsboro man suspected in several shoplifting incidents at a Statesboro adult novelty store was arrested after employees, anticipating his next visit, called law enforcement ...

February 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City orders long-term planning process

Statesboro's city government will pay a consulting firm $28,500 to guide a strategic planning process to forecast the city's needs in areas ...

February 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


SEB Middle 6th-grader retains spelling title

Following a marathon, 28-round final battle, Eric Lim correctly spelled "fraulein" and "mukhtar" to earn the title of Bulloch County Spelling Bee champion for the ...

February 07, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Baygall community Dumpster removal an 'attention-getter'

Residents of the Baygall community started calling Bulloch County Board of Commissioners Chairman Roy Thompson last week after the Dumpsters at Rocky Ford Road and ...

February 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Juice Café is 1 of a kind

Despite how polished the place looks online and in-person, the new Juice Café on Brannen Street isn't a franchise, but a unique Statesboro-born business ...

February 06, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New caterer offers 'home-cooked' meals

This year, we made a commitment to try to eat at home more and eat healthier. Both of these are a challenge when you have ...

February 06, 2017 | | Local


Georgia Southern online programs earn top rankings

Georgia Southern University's online programs, once again, were recognized for excellence in rankings released by "U.S. News & World Report" for the best online ...

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Two hearts with one message: All souls matter

The donors of the property where the new sanctuary of Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church sits were in attendance last Sunday for a special dedication ...

February 04, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro saluted as a ‘Live, Work, Play’ city

The Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend magazine chose Statesboro for a 2017 Live, Work, Play City Award, presented during the GMA's annual Mayors ...

February 04, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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