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Public invited to comment on BOE tax hike

Beginning Thursday, the Bulloch County Board of Education will hold three hearings to gather public input about a plan to raise the public school portion of property taxes by half a mill.

July 13, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


A historical memorial service

Under a broiling afternoon sun, members of area Sons of Confederate Veterans camps met Saturday at the Lake Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Metter to hold a memorial service for Confederate Army Private William Rowan Forehand.

July 12, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Evening Market debuts tonight

Statesboro residents won't have to wait until Saturday to "meet the farmer who grows food for their supper" when the Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market begins its Tuesday evening market tonight.

July 12, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


City welcomes military home

A downtown bank sign listed the temperature as being 108 degrees Friday afternoon, but a crowd of area citizens braved the sweltering humidity to welcome soldiers from local military units home.

July 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Expert: Changes necessary to strengthen Screven economy

Business and economic developer Jeremy Hill left a Screven County audience with long faces Thursday morning, as his predictions for the Southeast were more dismal than optimistic.

July 11, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Expert: Unemployment numbers may rise in Bulloch

The U.S. unemployment rate edged down slightly to 9.5 percent for the month of June, according to numbers released from the Labor Department last week.

July 11, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Ogeechee Tech changing to semesters in Fall 2011

Georgia's 26 technical colleges, including Ogeechee Technical College, will convert from the quarter to semester system beginning with the fall semester in August 2011, a change that furthers seamless education in Georgia and improves the state's workforce development.

July 11, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Wanted: Anyone who enjoys theater, art, music

The Averitt Center for the Arts provides summer art camps for kids, venues for local artists and a community stage for the annual "Nutcracker" and Averitt STARS performances.

July 11, 2010 | By BROOKE STEWART Special to the Herald | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Lt. gov candidate: Power structure must be changed

The guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" was Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor Carol Porter. She said she wants to be Lt. Gov. because the people of Georgia need jobs, children should have more educational opportunities and the corruption of the voting process in the Georgia legislature must to be eliminated.

July 08, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


New program offers rides to local residents

Need a ride? Can't afford a taxi? Coastal Regional Coaches offers an affordable alternative for those who don't own a car or cannot drive.

July 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deputy: Drugs suspected in woman's wild ride

Witnesses followed a woman deputies said was "clearly under the influence of some type of drugs" after she struck a pole at a gas station Wednesday, then described the frightening path she took to where she was stopped several miles away.

July 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'Welcome home' event for local soldiers set for Friday

Soldiers from local military units will receive a heartwarming welcome Friday, hosted by the City of Statesboro and supported by area businesses and citizens, said Carrie A. Camden, administrative assistant to Statesboro City Manager Shane Haynes.

July 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Keel cuts first melon at GSU

Around 300 people enjoyed the sweet taste of watermelon Wednesday as Dr. Brooks Keel sliced his first watermelon as president of Georgia Southern University, continuing a long-standing summer tradition.

July 07, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Local briefs: Baby pronounced dead; power outage; council meeting

Lightning arrester failure causes Boro power outage

July 06, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Woman drives her truck into local store

A woman plowed into a convenience store Saturday, destroying the storefront as well as a large amount of inventory. But fortunately, no one – including the infant she had in the vehicle – was injured.

July 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Armed robbery reported at El Sombrero Tuesday

After an armed robbery at the El Sombrero restaurant on Northside Drive East was reported about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Statesboro police, assisted by ...

June 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Escaped inmates still on the run

ATLANTA - Two Georgia inmates who killed their guards and escaped from a prison bus have stolen a second vehicle as they try to stay ahead ...

June 14, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Setting the scene

Sylvania native Eva Marie Everson recently published her latest book, "The One True Love of Alice-Ann," a faith-based fiction novel from Tyndale House Publishers.

June 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Putnam Co. sheriff: Georgia lawmen 'desperately' search for killer inmates

ATLANTA - A Georgia sheriff said officers were "desperately" searching Tuesday for two inmates who somehow got through a gate inside a prison bus, killed two ...

June 13, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Police: Woman raped at laundromat

The Statesboro Police Department reports that a man facing multiple charges for allegedly raping a stranger at knifepoint at a laundromat last Wednesday turned himself ...

June 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local powerlifter hopes to inspire

Racking up more awards at a recent Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in Tennessee earlier this month, Statesboro powerlifter Dee Mincey brought home yet another National ...

June 13, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal mother, son killed in Swainsboro wreck

The head-on collision of two vehicles on U.S. Highway 80 near Swainsboro about 6 p.m. Saturday claimed the lives of a mother and ...

June 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Report: Georgia slips in senior health ratings

Georgia ranks 41st among states on older people's health, down two spots from last year's ranking, a new report says.

June 12, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Vast Georgia wildfire almost out after days of soaking rain

SAVANNAH - A wildfire that burned vast acreage and at one point threatened hundreds of homes near the Georgia-Florida state line has been nearly extinguished after ...

June 12, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Taking the journey of a lifetime

There are two trips I will never forget. The first is having the opportunity to take my daughter, Edie Grace to Disney World for the ...

June 12, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Stats show strong real estate market in Boro

With the recent uptick in real estate sales, especially in the commercial sector, I thought it would be a good time to take a look ...

June 12, 2017 | | Local


School SPLOST referendum takes shape for Nov. 7

The Board of Education hasn't voted on a resolution yet, but an ESPLOST committee has been meeting since December, evaluating projects for a Nov ...

June 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local historical society meeting set for June 26

The Bulloch County Historical Society's 44th annual meeting will take place on Monday, June 26 at the Fellowship Hall of Pittman Park United Methodist ...

June 10, 2017 | | Local


Ogeechee advocacy group seeking new executive director

The environmental defense and advocacy organization Ogeechee Riverkeeper is seeking a new executive director, also known as a Riverkeeper, following the May 31 departure of ...

June 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Dutch' joins K9 unit

There's a new dog in town. Dutch, a three-year-old Dutch Shepherd, joins Bulloch County Sheriff's K9 officers Max and Gismo to make a ...

June 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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