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Former Statesboro fire chief Merrifield takes new position

Former Statesboro fire chief Dennis Merrifield will be starting 2011 with a new job. Merrifield announced this week he accepted the position of Barrow County's chief of emergency services.

December 30, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


WTOC's future on DirecTV to be settled today

Unless an agreement is reached today, area DirecTV customers won't be watching the New Year's Day parade on WTOC Channel 11.

December 30, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Averitt receives national grant

Just days after Christmas, the Averitt Center for the Arts can celebrate a gift of its own. The center was announced this week as a recipient of a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

December 30, 2010 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Kids play, learn with high-tech Legos

Playing with Legos is nothing new for a group of students attending a three-day camp at Georgia Southern University. But piloting a robotic assemblage of moving parts, with the aid of computer programming, was never part of their Lego toys.

December 29, 2010 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Teen faces sex charges; victim, 13

A 17-year-old is charged with statutory rape and sodomy after having a consensual sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

December 29, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Slavery paintings coming down from Atlanta office

ATLANTA - Murals of slaves harvesting sugar cane on a Georgia plantation and picking and ginning cotton are coming off the walls of a state building on the order of a new agriculture commissioner.

December 29, 2010 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Ellabell man dies from fire injuries

An Ellabell man was burned to death Wednesday at his home near the Bulloch/Bryan county line, and authorities suspect his clothing caught fire as he burned off his property.

December 29, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Gas prices on the rise; $4 per gallon possible by summer

An improving economy may partially be at fault for the recent rapid rise in gas prices, which could increase by as much as $1 come summer, one expert said.

December 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Busy week for Goodwill

The days leading up to Christmas traditionally bring big business to area stores. For one local retailer, it is the following week that provides the bulk of its holiday traffic.

December 28, 2010 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


The Masters Club group earns honor

SYLVANIA - Jerry Hunter, who is a dedicated volunteer for Syl-view Nursing Home, spends most of everyday at work, said Betty Scarborough, activities director at the Sylvania nursing home.

December 28, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Screven Chamber sets annual meet

SYLVANIA - The Screven County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 37th Annual Meeting on Jan. 20, at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in downtown Sylvania.

December 28, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Double honor at Langston

Ten Langston Chapel Middle School students were selected recently for the Georgia Music Educators Association District Honor Band during its annual auditions held at Effingham County Middle School.

December 27, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Winter storm heads north

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A rare white Christmas in parts of the South was complicating life for some travelers as airlines canceled hundreds of flights, while snow was predicted for the nation's Capital and travel authorities warned of potentially dangerous roads.

December 25, 2010 | By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press | Local


Civil War message decoded: No help coming

RICHMOND, Va. - A glass vial stopped with a cork during the Civil War has been opened, revealing a coded message to the desperate Confederate commander in Vicksburg on the day the Mississippi city fell to Union forces 147 years ago.

December 25, 2010 | By STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press | Local


That's a wrap!

Cari Shelkoff needed money. For gas. For college. For trips she dreamed of making.

December 24, 2010 | By SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Camp works 'magic' on local kids

Arts camps are in full swing at the Averitt Center for the Arts, and campers are learning about everything from art to music to writing ...

July 10, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Local


Mental Health Court a 'lifesaver'

The Bulloch County Mental Health Court sets high expectations on defendants' time and life choices. But some participants and graduates say the accountability court program ...

July 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Roundabout project means intersection, roads closure

Construction at the "Five Points" four-way intersection at Pretoria Rushing and Burkhalter roads will mean the roads will be closed beginning Monday through Tuesday, July ...

July 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Festival to aid car crash victim

A fundraiser festival in Portal is expected to help with medical costs for a teen critically injured in a crash June 10.

July 08, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Smiles and thumbs up from woman charged with killing family

LAWRENCEVILLE - A woman charged with killing four of her young children and her husband smiled and flashed a double thumbs up to news cameras during ...

July 07, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Safety reasons cited for I-16 median clearing

Passing previously forested portions of the Interstate 16 median that have now been cleared of trees, drivers are seeing a project that involves the Georgia ...

July 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Rash of burglaries occurring in area

Watch Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown's press conference here.

July 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged with possession of eagle carcass

A man who claims he picked up a dead bald eagle after seeing it get struck by a vehicle faces charges from the Department of ...

July 06, 2017 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER and HOLLI DEAL SAXON eledbetter@statesboroherald.com and hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local


Most Statesboro fire calls aren’t actual fires

Of the 1,084 service calls the Statesboro Fire Department answered in 2016, more than 900 calls, or a little over 83 percent, were emergency ...

July 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Gang members blamed for Savannah shootings, deadly SUV crash

SAVANNAH - Late-night Fourth of July celebrations in Savannah's downtown historic district erupted into chaos early Wednesday after gunfire wounded three people in a popular ...

July 05, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Party in the USA

NEW YORK - Americans celebrated their country's 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating.

July 04, 2017 | By REBECCA GIBIAN Associated Press | Local


5 Points, 2 businesses, 1 spot

The Five Points Store and the Round About Café bring an upscale-concept convenience store and a unique eating place, also locally but separately owned, to ...

July 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man flees from deputies after darting into traffic

A man who was darting into traffic led Bulloch County sheriff's deputies on a short chase before fighting arrest Sunday, according to sheriff's ...

July 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Campus carry among new laws taking effect in July

ATLANTA - Dozens of new laws are now in effect with the start of Georgia's fiscal year, including an end to a ban on guns ...

July 03, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: A Fourth of July friendship

You can never really know the moment when a forever friend may walk into your life. That fateful day for my best friend of more ...

July 03, 2017 | | Local


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