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Metter soldier to get medal, finally

Nearly 45 years after he died in battle, Metter's Oscar Barker, Jr. will receive the nation's third highest military honor during a ceremony Monday afternoon.

October 23, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER | Local

Literary fest aims to be best yet

Today's Georgia Literary Festival promises to be one for the books.

October 22, 2010 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local

Wanted suspect nabbed on horse

A citizen recognized a horseback rider on Veteran's Memorial Parkway Wednesday as being a wanted person, and a quick call to police landed the rider in jail.

October 22, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

The man behind the scenes

During 'fair week," one can always find Statesboro Kiwanis Club member Don Whaley in the club's pancake house.

October 22, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Weather, fun may equal record fair year

Clear skies, cool temperatures and the lure of fun and excitement promises a record year for the 49th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. Already four days in the making, Statesboro Kiwanis Club officials expect tonight and Saturday night to bring the week to a peak as people from all across the region come for food, thrill rides, exhibits and more.

October 21, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local

A powerful landscape

Bright lights flashing, loud music blaring, colorful rides whirling and twirling. Food vendors keeping things cold and making things hot. Even the mechanical bull is juiced by a power source that is phenomenal - the force that makes the fair go round.

October 21, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local

Women writers, interests take stage at festival

Words that trigger a laugh. Stories that make the heart beat a little faster. Ideas that bloom in a garden or tempt the taste buds. At the Georgia Literary Festival, books about women, by women and for women are a central part of the event. The free event takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Georgia Southern's Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building.

October 21, 2010 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local

An ‘astonishing’ experience

It was not a typical Tuesday evening earlier this week for nine local band and chorus students. The group of nine from Statesboro and Southeast Bulloch high schools performed in concert at Statesboro High with one of the most respected bands in the world - the United States Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus.

October 21, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local

Travis Chance replies to TEA Party

Members of the Bulloch County TEA Party didn't get the specific answers they wanted Tuesday during the Statesboro City Council meeting, but Councilman Travis Chance did address their questions.

October 20, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local

'The most rewarding thing'

Going to the fair is special for most people, but to someone who rarely gets out of their home, is physically or mentally unable to handle large crowds, and doesn't have many social opportunities, going to the fair is an amazing experience.

October 20, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local

Local authors take spotlight at festival

Organizers of the Georgia Literary Festival have saved plenty of room on the bookshelf for Statesboro's own community of authors. Seven critically acclaimed and award-winning writers with local ties will be among the 25 presenters at the free event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Georgia Southern's Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building.

October 20, 2010 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local

Home away from home

Nestled amid the noise, the lights, the food booths and other attractions of the Statesboro Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is a quiet log house.

October 19, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Riggs holds Q&A Sunday

Approximately 45 Statesboro residents came out Sunday afternoon to the Honey Bowen Building to ask questions and seek answers from Statesboro City Councilman John Riggs during a town hall-style meeting.

October 18, 2010 | By Phil Boyum | Local

Cloudless sky, carnival atmosphere

Monday's Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade was a polar opposite of last year: instead of rain and no parade, people strutted their stuff in what could not have been more perfect weather.

October 18, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local

War hero Max Cleland to launch Georgia Literary Festival

When keynote speaker Max Cleland takes the stage at the Georgia Literary Festival Saturday, he'll start a page-turner of a day for readers, writers, and lovers of Georgia literature.

October 18, 2010 | By Lynn Lilly Special to the Herald | Local

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Two GOP congressmen for the price of a fish fry

The approach of Hurricane Matthew reduced the crowd for the 2016 Screven County Fish Fry but did not prevent two Republican members of Congress from ...

October 11, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Spencer pleads, sentenced to 20 years

In a plea agreement, Grant James Spencer pled guilty on Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the Aug ...

October 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Power restoration process slow but steady

Crews are working fervently to restore power and clear county roads, but there is so much storm damage from Hurricane Matthew, "it's going to ...

October 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Local bakery steps up in wake of Hurricane Matthew

Sunday was a day for property cleanup or relaxation for many in the Bulloch area as the county began to exhale from the effects of ...

October 10, 2016 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local

Slowly, life returning to normal along Ga. coast

SAVANNAH - Life along Georgia's coast continued its slow return to normal after Hurricane Matthew, though authorities advised patience as power is restored, trees are ...

October 10, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A new take on coffee

If you see someone riding on a cool trike around campus and town with what looks like beer taps stop them and have a taste ...

October 10, 2016 | | Local

Bulloch County schools to be closed Monday

After the latest information from the Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency, Superintendent Charles Wilson has decided to close all schools and offices for Monday.

October 09, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

'All tore up': Matthew leaves big mess in Georgia

TYBEE ISLAND - Hurricane Matthew left a pattern of destruction in Georgia that was sometimes hard to fathom, with beachfront condos weathering the storm without a ...

October 08, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Hurricane Matthew strikes Bulloch

Two men were killed early Saturday morning as tropical storm-force winds from Hurricane Matthew ripped through Bulloch County, leaving a tangle of downed trees, fallen ...

October 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

City plans to expand bill credits to more seniors

The city of Statesboro is revising the eligibility limits on water-bill credits to give more low-income seniors a break after hearing from Concerted Services Inc ...

October 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Bulloch weathers Matthew

Early Friday afternoon, Statesboro and Bulloch County began feeling the effects of Hurricane Matthew, which still posed a threat to the area despite the storm ...

October 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Boro Book Nooks now in Statesboro

Georgia Southern University seniors Jennifer Shaffer, Ashley Archer and Marisa Turner plan to leave something behind when they complete their coursework.

October 07, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Georgia Power Outage map

Click here to find out about latest power outages in the Statesboro and Souteast Georgia area.

October 07, 2016 | | Local

Fear looms as Hurricane Matthew approaches

ST. MARYS - Lori Crowe is frightened at the thought of Hurricane Matthew looming near while she sits inside a coastal Georgia saloon less than a ...

October 06, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

City, county, some bank, other offices closed

Statesboro City Hall will be closed Friday. City Hall will reopen Monday, as the city does not observe Columbus Day. All nonessential Bulloch County offices ...

October 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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