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Heavy clouds eclipse local viewing

A near total solar eclipse passed over Statesboro and Bulloch County Monday afternoon. Unfortunately, thick cloud cover obscured the 97-percent pinnacle of nature's unique show from local eyes. In fact, about an hour after the moon started to cover the sun at 1:15 p.m., clouds made the effects of the eclipse mostly impossible to see.

August 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


A 'primal experience'

The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the U.S. witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World War I.

August 21, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Chicken specialty eatery opening in Statesboro

Tim and Kelly Paslawski of Savannah just announced plans to open a Chicken Salad Chick restaurant in Statesboro.

August 21, 2017 | | Local


BBWH Insurors retains IIABA's 'Best Practices' title

BBWH Insurors was informed recently it had retained its "Best Practices" status, given only to a small group of independent insurance agencies around the United States.

August 21, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Beloved Community' seeks to bridge divisions

The Bulloch County Beloved Community Steering Committee is inviting everybody to the kickoff Saturday of a new "Bridging the Gap" series of events aimed at creating understanding and inclusion across differences and "beyond the Blue Mile."

August 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Follow the eclipse on NASA's website

Today in Statesboro and Bulloch County, from the moment when the moon begins to pass in front of the sun until the trailing edge leaves the sun's disk, or photosphere, the eclipse will last almost three hours. The Naval Observatory gives a start time of roughly 1:13 p.m. and an end-time of about 4:08 p.m. specific to Statesboro's longitude and latitude.

August 21, 2017 | | Local


Wear solar specs or make a viewer to safely watch eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Solar glasses are a must for safe viewing of Monday's total solar eclipse, the first to span coast to U.S. coast in 99 years.

August 19, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Local clergy offer united stand against racism

A group of local clergy who meet regularly for fellowship and offer support to one another in their various religious roles in the community are taking a strong stand against the racism, bigotry and violence espoused last weekend by a group of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.

August 19, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Concussion study targets youth

In a joint project of Georgia Southern University's School of Health and Kinesiology, the Statesboro-Bulloch Parks and Recreation Department and Clark Medical Group, about 50 children ages 5 to 17 have recently undergone baseline screenings that could help if they experience concussions.

August 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

WASHINGTON - The early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between.

August 18, 2017 | BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Local


Candidates in all 4 Bulloch cities to qualify next week

Candidates for city elections in Brooklet, Portal, Register and Statesboro must qualify next week with the clerks at their town halls.

August 18, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Eclipse glasses in short supply

If you want to buy safety glasses for viewing Monday afternoon's rare solar eclipse and haven't got them yet, good luck. But be careful that what you get is the real thing.

August 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


UPDATE: Toddler reported drowned in pond at Mill Creek Park

A 3-year-old boy drowned in a pond at Mill Creek Regional Park late Wednesday afternoon. The Bulloch County coroner's staff had not released the child's name as of press time, pending notification of other family members.

August 16, 2017 | | Local


Crime victim’s father and a lawyer ask city for new laws

Both Sean Strudgeon, whose son was recently the victim of an armed robbery and kidnapping from a Statesboro apartment, and an attorney spoke to City Council on Tuesday. They asked for new city laws to protect renters and especially college students.

August 16, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Can't see the solar eclipse?

LOS ANGELES - Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years.

August 16, 2017 | By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer | Local


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Beyond Fla., Irma an unpredictable threat to SE

SAVANNAH - Great uncertainty remained Friday about Hurricane Irma's path beyond Florida with forecasts showing potential storm impacts from portions of the Carolinas and Alabama ...

September 08, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County Friday morning update

Hurricane Irma has moved farther west before turning north, and new projections of its likely path centered on one that drove up the middle of ...

September 08, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


City and county open today, but bracing for Irma

Statesboro City Hall will be closed Monday and probably Tuesday, with a possibility of reopening Tuesday if Hurricane Irma spares the area. But police and ...

September 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Irma shutters GS

Students in the Russell Union at Georgia Southern University collectively cheered Thursday morning when they received an Eagle Alert canceling classes Friday through Tuesday due ...

September 07, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


County unable to open shelters due to liability

Bulloch County residents are advised to either "shelter in place" or travel to a safer location in light of Hurricane Irma's approach, but no ...

September 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nearly 540,000 ordered to flee Georgia coast

SAVANNAH - Georgia's governor on Thursday ordered nearly 540,000 coastal residents to evacuate inland ahead of Hurricane Irma as authorities warned the storm had ...

September 07, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro, Portal cancel Friday night football games

Both Statesboro High School and Portal High School have announced the cancellation of their football games Friday night in the face of approaching Hurricane Irma.

September 07, 2017 | | Local


All Bulloch County public schools closing Friday, Monday, Tuesday

All Bulloch County publc schools will be closed Friday, Monday and Tuesday, according to a mass email sent by the Bulloch County Board of Education ...

September 07, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Closings announced for Hurricane Irma

The following closings and changes in schedule have been announced due to Hurricane Irma:

September 07, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


GS-New Hampshire game moved to Birmingham, Ala.

Georgia Southern University and the University of New Hampshire have mutually agreed to move their scheduled football game this Saturday to Birmingham's Legion Field ...

September 06, 2017 | Georgia Southern Media Relations | Local


Unlimited happy hours, but a floor for prices

In the biggest meeting for proposed changes to Statesboro's Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance this semester, City Council eliminated a daily limit on "happy hour" promotions ...

September 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch officials watching Irma

Shelves of bottled water at several Statesboro grocery and retail stores were bare Wednesday afternoon as people stocked up in preparation for Hurricane Irma, even ...

September 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City approves 1-mill hike

In Statesboro, the annual city property tax on a $100,000 home, for example, will increase by roughly $40 after City Council on Tuesday approved ...

September 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Claxton escaped inmate captured at Bulloch County hotel

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies, answering a call about a suspicious person Friday night, captured an inmate who had escaped from the Smith State Prison ...

September 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


OTC celebrates Literacy Week

Gov. Nathan Deal has designated this week as Literacy Week and Friday as Literacy Day in Georgia.

September 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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