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Open meeting's lawsuit hearing postponed

The hearing for a lawsuit filed against the Statesboro mayor and City Council by a group of local businessmen was postponed due to scheduling conflict with some of the plaintiffs.

July 31, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local

Minimal school traffic issues expected

It's a new school year, and some Bulloch County students will attend classes in brand new schools. Exciting, but there may be a few traffic issues of which parents should be aware to make sure the new start goes smoothly.

July 31, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

New year, new schools

When students first enter the new Julia P. Bryant Elementary School Monday, it's going to be a jungle. Or a trip into outer space. Or maybe an archaeological adventure – every wing has a different theme.

July 31, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Early voting underway for runoff

Registered voters in Bulloch County and around Georgia can once again select their preferred candidates in advance. Ballots for the Aug. 10 runoff include six races.

July 30, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local

Deputies capture man who fled drug arrest

A fugitive who escaped capture after a four-hour manhunt near Register Thursday wasn't as lucky the second time around. An anonymous tip Friday led deputies to Miller Street Extension, where Ronnie Xavier Stovall, 27, West Parrish Street, was apprehended after a brief foot chase.

July 30, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

New Portal Middle/High School makes debut

Students, staff, parents and community members attended open house Thursday at the new Portal Middle/High School to see the new facility.

July 29, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local

Suspect at large - Man fled drug deal; reward of $500 for info

A $500 reward is offered for information leading to the capture of a man sought on cocaine charges who remains at large after a long, hot manhunt near Register Thursday.

July 29, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

City votes to settle with former city engineer

The City of Statesboro will once again dip into its revenue-strapped coffers to settle a lawsuit with a disgruntled former employee.

July 28, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local

Open House Thursday at Bulloch schools

Bulloch County students and parents have a chance to explore new schools, meet new teachers and greet fellow students this evening during the system-wide open house event.

July 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Warden takes extra steps to ensure pest-free food

Bulloch County Correctional Institute Warden Billy Tompkins took extra steps Tuesday to ensure that a repeat of Monday's pest-infested potatoes being served to inmates would not happen again.

July 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

BUILDing a better community

Mixing dusty grout with paint, moving furniture and otherwise reorganizing the Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Statesboro was how a group of incoming Georgia Southern freshman made their first contribution to the community this week.

July 28, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local

Mornings unPHILtered - Echols states case for PSC seat

Wednesday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Tim Echols, who is in a Republican runoff for the District 2-Eastern Public Service Commission seat. He faces retired Army officer John Douglas in the Aug. 10 runoff.

July 28, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local

Screven superintendent: Cuts done for '10-'11

SYLVANIA - Screven County Schools Superintendent Dr. Whitney Myers said in an interview with the Statesboro Herald that the worst in budget cuts is behind the system.

July 27, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER | Local

Bulloch inmate's father reports live maggots served in potatoes

Bulloch County Jail inmates were disgusted Monday after spotting what some said were live maggots in the potatoes served for dinner.

July 27, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Statesboro Herald earns 15 AP awards

The Statesboro Herald won 15 awards in the 2009 Georgia Associated Press Awards contest, including Story of the Year and Photo of the Year. The awards were announced Saturday in Macon during the AP's annual awards luncheon.

July 26, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local

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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

Hurricane shifts westward; plans in place

As of Thursday evening, Hurricane Matthew had taken a turn westward, increasing chances of significant impact on the Bulloch County area, said Bulloch County Public ...

October 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia Southern campus now closed

The Georgia Southern University campus is closed effective at 10 am this morning. This will enable faculty, staff and students to meet logistical challenges that ...

October 06, 2016 | From Georgia Southern University | Local

Change of venue request for Spencer trial withdrawn

One week prior to the scheduled start of jury selection, attorneys for Grant James Spencer withdrew a motion for a change of venue and other ...

October 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Schools, GSU to close Friday

Local schools and Georgia Southern University will close Friday, Statesboro hotels are booked with no vacancies for the weekend, and traffic on Interstate 16 is ...

October 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Bulloch emergency officials watch Matthew

Local schools and Georgia Southern University will close Friday, Statesboro hotels are booked with no vacancies for the weekend, and traffic on Interstate 16 is ...

October 05, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Some Boro stations out of gas

While some Statesboro gas stations already are out of gasoline due to a rush for fuel by people preparing for Hurricane Matthew, others report having ...

October 05, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

Update: Bulloch Schools, GSU to close Friday

Schools and offices of the Bulloch County school system will be closed Friday because of Hurricane Matthew, the school system announced in a 4:30 ...

October 05, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

GBI: Suspect died from self-inflicted gunshot wound

The home invasion/armed robbery suspect who died Tuesday during an officer-involved shooting in Statesboro died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according ...

October 05, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Hurricane Matthew slams Haiti, takes aim at US East Coast

PETIT-GOAVE, Haiti - Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti's southwestern tip with howling 145 mph winds Tuesday, knocking down trees and tearing off roofs in the ...

October 04, 2016 | By DAVID MCFADDEN Associated Press | Local

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