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Graduation Day for Statesboro, Portal and SEB

Bulloch County's three public high schools held their graduation ceremonies Saturday at Hanner Fieldhouse on the campus of Georgia Southern University, as seniors from Statesboro, Southeast Bulloch and Portal received diplomas.

May 31, 2010 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Memorial Day 2010 - ‘A debt of gratitude’

Beginning to read the first lines from "In Flanders Field," the voice of World War II veteran Burton Higgins started to crack.

May 31, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


An international flavor

Hudak Hendrix is not your typical Bulloch Countian.

May 31, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


BOE votes to demolish old gym at Portal

After tabling a motion to demolish the old Portal Middle/High School gymnasium at the May 12 Bulloch County School Board meeting, members voted unanimously Thursday to proceed with a plan to tear down the gym.

May 29, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Memorial Day 2010 - Honoring heroes

Georgia Southern University Museum Director Dr. Brent Tharp will share the history of the holiday Monday as keynote speaker for the Memorial Day Program held at Emma Kelly Theater. Tharp is past president of the Bulloch County Historical Society and has served on the board of the Statesboro Arts Council.

May 29, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - GSU Museum plans big for reopening

Dr. Brent Tharp, director of the Georgia Southern University Museum, brought some culture with him to Friday's "Morning's unPHILtered" show.

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


Getting to know the Ogeechee

The Ogeechee River Basin provides resources to 5,540 square miles of wildlife, wetlands and farms, many of which are located in the Bulloch County area. In an attempt to show off the basin, while educating participants about preservation at the same time, the Ogeechee Riverkeeper just announced its annual series of paddle tours for the summer.

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


Mornings unPHILtered - Britt: Restructuring caused by budget

After taking care of some issues with popcorn in his role as district executive for the Boy Scouts of America, Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt was Thursday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show. Britt discussed the restructuring announced last week of the city's police and fire departments.

May 27, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Hitting the road

More than 884,000 Georgians are expected to travel by land or air during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, a slight decline from 2009.

May 27, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Meet the public safety director

Thursday, one week ago, was a bittersweet day for Wendell Turner. Unexpected news that several long-time coworkers, some who helped raise him through the ranks, were leaving the Statesboro police and fire departments was juxtaposed with the offer of a significant promotion for himself.

May 26, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Botswana or bust

Ten students and three faculty members from Georgia Southern University are somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean this morning flying to the African country of Botswana, even though they left Statesboro Wednesday afternoon.

May 26, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Thomas calls for city resignations

Former City Council candidate Bill Thomas held an impromptu news conference on the steps of City Hall Wednesday where he said the city manager, mayor and all council members should resign.

May 26, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Tech education in high school

Tuesday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Judy McCarthy, who is the work-based learning coordinator and the FBLA adviser at Southeast Bulloch High School.

May 25, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Couple faces charges after infant injured

After a woman took her 4-month-old child to the emergency room last week, Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested the boy's father on aggravated battery charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Inv. Jared Akins.

May 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Building a better business plan

Monday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Dr. William Wells, assistant professor of finance in the Department of Finance at Georgia Southern University and director of the Center for Excellence in Banking.

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


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It's official: Tornado hit Stilson

The storm that ravaged the Stilson community in southern Bulloch County early Thursday morning was determined to be a tornado.

February 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Investigators trying to determine if tornado caused injuries, damage in Stilson area

National Weather Service investigators met with Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn early Thursday afternoon to determine whether the storm that ravaged an area ...

February 09, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Roundabout construction to begin soon

Navigating two of Bulloch County's most challenging intersections will soon be easier with the construction of single –lane traffic circles, or "roundabouts."

February 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


City backs dog park lease negotiations

In actions affecting the Blue Mile redevelopment district, Statesboro City Council on Tuesday backed negotiations to lease land for a dog park and authorized a ...

February 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Pam Tillis brings her style to the Boro

Statesboro music fans will enjoy an honest, genuine country music performance Friday as the Pam Tillis Trio comes to the Averitt Center's Emma Kelly ...

February 08, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Clovers & Co. to perform at SHS

Georgia 4H's performing arts group, Clovers & Co., will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Statesboro High School Auditorium.

February 07, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Suspect arrested for stealing sex toys

A Swainsboro man suspected in several shoplifting incidents at a Statesboro adult novelty store was arrested after employees, anticipating his next visit, called law enforcement ...

February 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City orders long-term planning process

Statesboro's city government will pay a consulting firm $28,500 to guide a strategic planning process to forecast the city's needs in areas ...

February 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


SEB Middle 6th-grader retains spelling title

Following a marathon, 28-round final battle, Eric Lim correctly spelled "fraulein" and "mukhtar" to earn the title of Bulloch County Spelling Bee champion for the ...

February 07, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Baygall community Dumpster removal an 'attention-getter'

Residents of the Baygall community started calling Bulloch County Board of Commissioners Chairman Roy Thompson last week after the Dumpsters at Rocky Ford Road and ...

February 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Juice Café is 1 of a kind

Despite how polished the place looks online and in-person, the new Juice Café on Brannen Street isn't a franchise, but a unique Statesboro-born business ...

February 06, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New caterer offers 'home-cooked' meals

This year, we made a commitment to try to eat at home more and eat healthier. Both of these are a challenge when you have ...

February 06, 2017 | | Local


Georgia Southern online programs earn top rankings

Georgia Southern University's online programs, once again, were recognized for excellence in rankings released by "U.S. News & World Report" for the best online ...

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Two hearts with one message: All souls matter

The donors of the property where the new sanctuary of Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church sits were in attendance last Sunday for a special dedication ...

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


Statesboro saluted as a ‘Live, Work, Play’ city

The Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend magazine chose Statesboro for a 2017 Live, Work, Play City Award, presented during the GMA's annual Mayors ...

February 04, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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