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Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County honors volunteers at annual banquet

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bulloch County honored its volunteers last week during its Third Annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet sponsored by RJ's Seafood & Steaks Restaurant.

May 23, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Southeast Bulloch's JROTC program honored for excellence

Major Thomas McElwee and 1st Sgt. Roy Whitfield started the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program at Southeast Bulloch High School in 1993. And since then, the SEB Cadets have won the Army's top JROTC unit honor, "Honor Unit With Distinction, Gold Star Award" every year, including earning the distinction again in 2010.

May 23, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Hearts and Hands is on target

At the Hearts and Hands Clinic Wednesday, Morris Stevens was waiting to be examined by optometrist Dr. Krystal Bragg. Stevens has cataracts that have affected his vision for several years.

May 22, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Chamber farm tour focuses on livestock

About 150 members of the Statesboro community, including business leaders and students got out of the city Thursday for the 19th annual Agribusiness Tour sponsored by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce.

May 21, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Police: Report suspicious incidents, but don't panic

A man taking photographs of children at a local church playground Thursday gave church employees cause for suspicion, especially after an attempted abduction reported in the vicinity weeks earlier.

May 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City terminates positions of police, fire chief

Following a City Council directive to close a $425,000 budget shortfall without raising property taxes, Statesboro City Manager Shane Haynes announced Thursday the elimination of six positions from the police and fire departments, including the termination of Police Chief Stan York and Fire Chief Dennis Merrifield.

May 21, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Get a sneak peek of Splash in the Boro this weekend

You can cool off a week early at Splash in the Boro when the water park opens for a sneak preview Saturday and Sunday.

May 20, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Local historian Smith Banks passes at 73

One of Bulloch County's most noted historians passed away Wednesday. Smith C. Banks, 73, died Wednesday, May 19, after a lengthy illness.

May 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Eye care at the Hearts and Hands Clinic

An eye clinic is being held at the Sons of Light Fellowship Baptist Church, which houses the Hearts and Hands Clinic. Eye services will be available at the Hearts and Hands Clinic every other month. The clinic plans to offer weekly medical services starting on June 22. For more about Hearts and Hands, see Sunday's Statesboro Herald.

May 19, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - AG candidate would sue over health care

Preston Smith, one of three Republican candidates running for Georgia attorney general, was Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show.

May 19, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Sex offender charged with sexual battery

A registered sex offender was arrested Saturday after a woman said he grabbed her inappropriately. Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested Deontray Antwone Lewis, 29, of Lundy Trailer Park, on charges of sexual battery.

May 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man gets life in 2002 rape

During a recent court hearing, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed sentenced a man to life after he pleaded guilty to the 2002 rape of an elderly woman.

May 18, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A singular honor for SEB student

A sophomore at Southeast Bulloch High School was selected recently as Bulloch County's only representative in the Governor's Honors Program. Taylor Burroughs is one of 700 Georgia students that will participate in the six-week program being held this year at Valdosta State University.

May 18, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Ga. Southern expands online offerings

Ron Shiffler, dean of the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern, was Monday's guest on the Mornings unPHILtered" show.

May 17, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Wild weather Sunday causes minor damage

The National Weather Service said it wasn't a true tornado, but a strong storm system with straight-line winds up to 60 miles per hour ripped through Bulloch County Sunday evening, toppling trees and power lines and otherwise wreaking havoc.

May 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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'Common Clay' currently on display

Georgia Southern University graduate student Annamarie Kistler has worked meticulously to convey the stories of folk potters in the region through her historical exhibit, "Common ...

March 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Feed the Boro Golf Scramble is March 30

Feed the Boro is an annual tradition in Statesboro that has helped serve a hot Thanksgiving meal to thousands since it started more than 20 ...

March 14, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


School accreditation brings bonus

After a visiting team from AdvancED approved the Bulloch County Schools last week for a five-year extension of the school system's accreditation, the Board ...

March 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police: Drug deal leads to murder

Statesboro police identified a man killed Thursday in a "drug transaction gone bad" as Deniro Smith, 22, of Rincon.

March 13, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Circus comes to Portal

Lewis & Clark Circus is bringing a taste of the Big Top to Portal this week, with daredevils, exotic animals and familyoriented fun, said Portal Heritage ...

March 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A 'new' Free Spirit

Last year I shared with you about Free Spirit Pottery's impact on downtown and how owner Ann Walsh was looking for an apprentice to ...

March 13, 2017 | | Local


WL Plastics opens Gateway Park plant

County Commission Chairman Roy Thompson, Development Authority Chairman Bruce Yawn and a host of community and state leaders gathered last week to cut the ribbon ...

March 13, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU students compete in '3-Day Startup' program

Student entrepreneurs at Georgia Southern University brought their business ideas to life during the Business Innovation Group's fourth annual 3-Day Startup program, held last ...

March 13, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Shootings ruled suicide

Gunshots that killed a man and a woman Friday night at Eagle Gate Apartments on South Mulberry Street were self-inflicted.

March 11, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Splash's new pool adding 'wave' of jobs at water park

With the addition of the wave pool and other aspects of the $5.7 million expansion now underway at Splash in the Boro water park ...

March 11, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Master Adviser in Bulloch schools

Bethany Gilliam, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Statesboro High School has been selected by Georgia's Family Community & Career Leaders of America (FCCLA ...

March 11, 2017 | | Local


UPDATE: Gunshots kill two in Statesboro

Bulloch County Coronor Jake Futch confirmed two people died Friday night as a result of gunshot wounds but police have not yet confirmed if the ...

March 10, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Gatto suit moving forward

The wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the parents of the late Michael J. Gatto against the city of Statesboro is moving forward in the discovery phase ...

March 10, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Principals made official at Mill Creek, Portal Elementary

Two administrators who have been serving as interim principals this year go forward as the official principals of their schools after approval Thursday by the ...

March 10, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Arrest made in soldiers' deaths

A Fort Stewart sergeant has been arrested and charged with the deaths of the two soldiers found Sunday in a Hinesville townhome.

March 10, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local


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