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Summer begins, camps open

The beginning of summer vacation for Bulloch County school kids also means the beginning of the Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department's summer camp program.

June 01, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


GOP Gubernatorial Debate

Five of the seven announced Republican candidates who are vying to replace Gov. Sonny Perdue attended the Statesboro Republican Primary Gubernatorial debate held at Statesboro High School on May 7. Former U.S. Congressman Nathan Deal, former Georgia Senate president Eric Johnson, Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, businessman and former gubernatorial candidate Ray McBerry and State Senator Jeff Chapman from Brunswick all participated in the event, while former secretary of state Karen Handel declined to appear on the stage with McBerry.

June 01, 2010 | By Phil Boyum pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


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


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Foul play suspected in cold case disappearance

Foul play is suspected in the 2015 disappearance of a disabled Ellabell man, and Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown hopes someone will step forward with ...

May 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Plan for ‘new Georgia Southern’ hits bump

In the process of merging Armstrong State University into Georgia Southern University, a proposal from a working group to create eight subject-area colleges, splitting the ...

May 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local firefighters help with Okefenokee fire

Bulloch County fire Chief Christopher Ivey and four other local firefighters left Wednesday morning for Charlton County to assist firefighters from all over the state ...

May 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


I-85 bridge set to reopen next week

ATLANTA - Atlanta drivers can resume their commutes on a heavily used interstate by early next week at the latest, Georgia's governor and state transportation ...

May 10, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Stamp Out Hunger

Don't forget to set nonperishable foods beside your mailbox Saturday to support the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger National ...

May 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch's Top Gun

Growing up, Bulloch County sheriff's Cpl. Jody Deal was always shooting. If he wasn't hunting, he was target practicing with his grandfather or ...

May 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Splash, but not new wave pool, to open May 20

As planned, Splash in the Boro Waterpark will open May 20-21 for its first weekend of the season. However, due to some construction delays, the ...

May 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Man bites deputy during arrest

A man was arrested Sunday after biting a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy twice.

May 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet woman killed in Emanuel Co. crash

A Brooklet woman was killed Monday morning when her 2004 Ford Expedition, driven by someone else, overturned on Interstate 16 in Emanuel County.

May 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Corbin to speak at OTC graduation

Gretchen Corbin, commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia, will deliver the commencement address for Ogeechee Technical College's graduation, 7 p.m. Thursday ...

May 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Giant air tanker used to attack growing Georgia wildfire

Firefighters called up a giant air tanker to attack a rapidly growing wildfire that threatened homes Tuesday on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp near ...

May 09, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Train engine chugs out of Civil War history for its new role

ATLANTA - The 26-ton Texas, the famed engine that took part in the 1862 Great Locomotive Chase, has made its way back to Georgia.

May 09, 2017 | By BO EMERSON The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local


Stroller Strong Moms roll into Boro

The fast-growing Stroller Strong Moms experience has rolled into Statesboro to provide a unique, fun and challenging total body workout for women. Typically, the participating ...

May 08, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Daughter remains critical after Augusta crash that killed mother

A Statesboro man has been released, but his daughter remains in critical condition in an Augusta hospital after a Thursday morning crash in Augusta that ...

May 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Openness and industry

Ruth Green, PhD., a retired university dance director and past owner of a dance school and a real estate agency, has for years been a ...

May 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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