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Deal defends family on stop in Metter

Republican gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal was on a tight schedule Saturday morning. On his way from meeting with friends in Chatters Restaurant in Lyons to attend the Possum Hollow festival in Dexter, Deal dropped by Bevricks Char House Grill in Metter.

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


Fair parade hopes for no rain

Almost a year has passed since heavy rains washed out the Statesboro Kiwanis-Ogeechee Fair Parade in 2009, the first time in history the parade was canceled. So, plans are for the 2010 parade next month to be better than ever, said chairman Charles Sheets.

September 24, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


‘Mornings unPHILtered’ - Deal: I won’t make promises I can’t keep

Republican nominee to be the next governor of Georgia Nathan Deal was Friday's guest on the "Mornings unPHIltered" show.

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


GSU tailgating makes way to downtown Statesboro

Thursday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Allen Muldrew, the executive director of Statesboro's Downtown Development Authority.

September 23, 2010 | By Roger Allen Herald correspondent | Local


The new gold rush

NEW YORK - Customers who step into the offices of Heritage West Financial in San Diego have always favored gold as an investment on paper, a place to park their money. But in the past few years, Ralph Weston began to notice a change in his clients' orders.

September 23, 2010 | By MATTHEW CRAFT Associated Press Writer | Local


Couch visualizes 'new town'

Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch envisions a "new town" forming around property recently purchased off Interstate 16 and U.S. 301 South, the proposed site of a second county industrial park.

September 23, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Agency needs 'PIG' texts

Beginning today through Saturday, residents of Statesboro and southeast Georgia have the opportunity to text the word "PIG" to 25383 to make a $5 donation to American Diabetes Association. At the same time, donors will help Georgia Southern University Head Football Coach Jeff Monken and Statesboro business leader Bubba Hunt get closer to their goal of winning the 19th annual Kiss-a-Pig Contest.

September 22, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


RNC's Michael Steele urges action at Boro rally

Parked at the Holiday Inn this past weekend was a huge red bus sporting the slogan "Need A Job? Fire Pelosi!" The reason for its stop: Statesboro was one of the first towns across America visited by the Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and his "Fire Pelosi Bus Tour."

September 22, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald correspondent | Local


Political opposites take stage

A large crowd at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse Wednesday night got a few laughs out of two polar political opposites who just happen to be married. James Carville and Mary Matalin, two renowned political commentators, both visited GSU to share insight on today's economy, political issues and how they maintain their marriage.

September 22, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Call for city manager firing remains mystery

A day after the Statesboro City Council voted to request City Manager Shane Haynes resign, Councilman Gary Lewis said Wednesday Statesboro residents did "not really" need to know why the council asked Haynes to step down.

September 22, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Council votes to seek resignation of city manager

The Statesboro City Council emerged after a nearly three hour executive session Tuesday evening inside city hall and voted 4-1 to request the resignation of City Manager Shane Haynes.

September 21, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Local vets going to WWII Memorial

They proudly displayed the Stars and Stripes as they fought in North Africa, Europe, the Far East, and the Pacific Islands. They were the backbone of the Allied Forces that slowed and then turned back the imperialistic armies of Germany, Italy, and Japan during the most devastating war ever fought on Planet Earth.

September 21, 2010 | By RONALD E. McCALL Special to the Herald | Local


Missing 'cow' mailbox leads to 3 arrests

Two men and a woman were arrested Saturday after witnesses watched them rip up signs, lettering and other items, including a cow mailbox, from several Northside Drive area restaurants.

September 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Gas leak prompts night of work for officials

A gas leak Monday night near Grady Johnston Mobile Home Park, just off Fair Road , led to the evacuation of the mobile home park, some nearby businesses and clients of Hometown Inn, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

September 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City expected to waive tap fees, other costs for Hacker's project

The Statesboro City Council will consider a request by Hacker's Golf Park tonight to enter into an agreement in which the city will pay the fees associated with tapping into the city's water lines for The Clubhouse project at Hackers.

September 20, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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Two schools exit state Focus List

The Georgia Department of Education announced earlier this week that improvements at Mattie Lively Elementary and Langston Chapel Elementary mean the schools no longer need ...

December 08, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU employee, veteran takes long road to degree

Todd Tinker has had many journeys in his life, and his latest journey of obtaining his master's degree is coming to fruition after nearly ...

December 08, 2017 | By CRISSIE ELRICK BATH Special to the Herald | Local


SPD to open substation near stadium

The Statesboro Police Department plans to open a substation adjacent to the Georgia Southern University campus in the Paulson Stadium area, and City Council approved ...

December 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local author releases latest works

Kevin D. Brady, a self-published author from Statesboro, recently released his 10th book.

December 07, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Robbery incident leads to arrests for pandering, pimping

A report of robbery ended with both the accuser and accused being arrested after admitting involvement in procurement of an alleged prostitute's services.

December 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Gang problem grows in Boro, county

When Statesboro police talk about "The Mob," they aren't referring to the Mafia. Most likely, they are referring to one of Statesboro's gangs.

December 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County denies zoning change

After hearing arguments in support of and against a proposed agritourism farm featuring berries, bee hives and production of mead made from honey, Bulloch County ...

December 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No students hurt after car rear-ends school bus

No children were injured Wednesday when a car rear-ended a school bus on Franklin Road, Georgia State Patrol information officer Ginger Robbins said.

December 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU moves graduation inside

Due to rain in the forecast for Friday's fall graduation, Georgia Southern announced Wednesday ceremonies would be moved from Paulson Stadium to three separate ...

December 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


CDC: ‘Moderate’ flu season in Georgia

Even though the holiday season is in full swing, the Centers for Disease Control said it's not too late to get a flu shot.

December 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police raise sweeps in applicants

The pay raises City Council approved for Statesboro Police Department officers last month produced an immediate rise in the number of would-be and experienced officers ...

December 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Party shut down due to alcohol violation

A local businessman was arrested on alcohol license and catering violations following a private business Christmas party Saturday.

December 05, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SACS greenlights GSU-Armstrong consolidation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges gave its approval Tuesday for the consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University ...

December 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'This is a hand up, not a handout' - Mission opens its 'Heart' in Statesboro

For some, it's a miracle just in time for Christmas. For many, it will be a life-altering place to lay their head temporarily that ...

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


Statesboro man charged in rape

Sheriff's investigators arrested a man on rape charges Friday after meeting with an alleged victim in the hospital earlier last week.

December 04, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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