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Council OKs budget, creates 5 new positions within city

At their meeting Tuesday evening, The Statesboro City Council passed the proposed fiscal year 2011 budget, which included the creation of five new positions within the city.

June 16, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local

A crash course in government

Nearly 700 rising high school seniors from across Georgia are gathering this week at Georgia Southern University to participate in Georgia Girls State and Georgia Boys State, learning the ins and outs of government.

June 16, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local

Bulloch’s own ‘rodeo’ king

Bulloch County resident Gil Riggs has driven a public school bus for the past four years. Considering his skills behind the wheel, some would say Riggs is a natural bus driver.

June 16, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local

24 cats at shelter face euthanasia if not adopted Wednesday

Construction delays at the new Bulloch County Animal Shelter have put a ticking clock on 24 cats that must be moved by the end of the day or face euthanasia.

June 15, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local

GSU and the SoCon — the grand scheme of things

This report is part one of a six-part series about the state of Georgia Southern Athletics. It will run Wednesdays throughout the summer. Part one takes a general look at Georgia Southern's place in the Southern Conference, and the SoCon's place in NCAA Division-I athletics.

June 15, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS | Local

‘Glee’ fills the Averitt Center

The Averitt Center for the Arts' Glee Camp is teaching elementary, middle and high school students the basics of musical theater using the popular Fox television show "Glee" as its inspiration.

June 15, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local

County's proposed budget doesn't include property tax increase

Bulloch County Commissioners held two public hearings Tuesday to allow citizens to review the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2011, which translates into no tax increase for county property owners, said Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch.

June 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

City actions in possible conflict with charter

The Statesboro City Council will vote today to create a public safety director position about a month after Wendell Turner was appointed to the post, possibly in violation of the city charter.

June 14, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local

It's already a sweltering summer

The best advice for people today is stay inside if they can. Those without air conditioners should find a cool place to stay, and if you must go outside - especially if you are working - drink plenty of water, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

June 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

BOE looks at 1/2-mill hike

Bulloch County Board of Education members offered verbal support last week for a proposed half-mill increase in the school system's tax rate. If approved, the school board portion of the millage rate would rise from 9.45 to 9.95 mills, which equates to about a $20 tax increase per $100,000 of taxable property.

June 14, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local

Reaching for the stars

Students in Georgia high schools will be able to reach for the stars - or at least study them - in part thanks to an astronomy workshop for teachers being held at Georgia Southern University.

June 12, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local

Cooking nutritiously for kids

With the latest focus on the problem of childhood obesity, public school food service workers from around the state came to Georgia Southern for an intensive week of cooking classes with an emphasis on preparing less-fattening, more nutritious meals for students. The university's annual Culinary Institute is taught by chef Stephen Minton and the school cooks said what they learn this week, they will take back to their school districts and share with all the schools. Cynthia Peek, a food service worker from the Muscogee County system, said meals have far less sodium than in the past and food ...

June 10, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local

Mornings unPHILtered - Campers getting ready for 'Jungle'

The conversation on Thursday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show centered around the second year of the "Jungle Book Theater Experience" summer camp held at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

June 10, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local

Silent auction to benefit local Humane Society

As the organization's largest fundraiser of the year, the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County will host their eighth annual silent auction next Saturday benefitting their spay and neuter and animal rescue programs.

June 10, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local

Portal man wins $2.5 million

Portal resident Jimmy Coleman Sr. was thirsty, so he stopped one day last week at Clyde's Market #47 in Brooklet for a Pepsi. When he walked into the store, he was a hard-working roofer with 30 years in the business. When he walked out, he was a millionaire.

June 10, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

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Massive food drop to feed storm victims

One week after Hurricane Matthew left thousands of Bulloch County residents without power, water or food, the community pulled together with tremendous compassion to help ...

October 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Landfill fees waived for Bulloch residents’ storm debris

Statesboro and Bulloch County are giving residents free landfill access for vegetative debris such as limbs, leaves and sawed-up trees through next week. The local ...

October 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Bulloch hurricane response expected to top FEMA threshold, but only for public costs

Congressman Rick Allen joined public safety officials of Bulloch County and its cities Wednesday at the county's Emergency Operations Center to talk about the ...

October 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ brings dark comedy to the Averitt

Just in time for Halloween, the Averitt Center for the Arts presents a black comedy about a twisted family that would give the famous Addams ...

October 12, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

Power expected to be restored for most of Bulloch by Thursday

Excelsior Electric Membership Corporation spokesman Greg Brooks said most customers who have been without power since Hurricane Matthew rattled Bulloch County should have power restored ...

October 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Sea Turtle Center animals take refuge at GSU

About 80 animals from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, including Kemp's ridley sea turtles and green sea turtles, as well as ...

October 11, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

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

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