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The festival's 'man in a white hat'

Like the Lone Ranger, Forest Ranger Doug Chassereau wears a white hat, but a lot of people can't see it. Leaders of the Portal Heritage Society said have seen it plainly and frequently because Society members say he has ridden to the rescue of the Catface Country Turpentine Festival so many times.

September 28, 2010 | By ROGER BRANCH Special to the Herald | Local


Time for Turpentine Festival

The Portal Heritage Society will be cooking turpentine this year at the 29th Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival, thanks to a group who helped secure pine tar, an increasingly rare commodity that is essential in distilling turpentine. The tar was procured from a location in Mexico, said Portal Heritage Society member Jerry Lanigan.

September 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Flu vaccine clinic is Friday

The Bulloch County Health Department will hold a flu vaccine clinic on Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Health department officials urged residents to come during the clinic hours to get vaccinated because extra staff will be on hand and the wait should be minimal. Flu vaccines cost $25.

September 28, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


SHS Class of 1948 reunion is Saturday

The 1948 graduating class of Statesboro High School will hold its 62nd annual class reunion at R.J.'s Steakery and Seafood on South Main Street in Statesboro beginning at 11 a.m on Saturday. Some 25 to 30 class members are expected to celebrate the occasion. The class graduated on May 31, 1948 under the leadership of S. H. Sherman, the superintendent, and Alvin L. McLendon the principal.

September 28, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘Mornings unPHILtered’ - Councilman unhappy with Haynes’ dismissal

With many Statesboro residents frustrated by the lack of answers and accountability surrounding the city council's recent decision to release City Manager Shane Haynes, Councilman Travis Chance came on Tuesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" program.

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


Local man: Someone 'kidnapped' my angel

Two years ago, when Joseph Wright's wife passed away, he was consumed with grief. To help ease his loss, he took up a project his wife Evelyn had left unfinished - painting a ceramic angel statue.

September 27, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


GSU campus to open downtown

A downtown campus area for Georgia Southern was Monday's topic on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show.

September 27, 2010 | By Roger Allen Herald correspondent | Local


Report: Local woman knifes man Saturday

A woman who suspected her husband of infidelity sliced him several times with a knife Saturday, according to Statesboro Police reports.

September 27, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Women on a Mission deliver blankets

Members in the Women on a Mission group at First Baptist Church of Blichton take their job seriously. Their most recent mission brought eight group members to Statesboro so they could fulfill their latest project.

September 25, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Political 'stump' meeting is Oct. 9 in downtown Statesboro

Citizens will find more than fresh produce in downtown Statesboro Saturday, Oct. 9. The 2010 Leadership Bulloch class is sponsoring an old-fashioned political "stump meeting" at the Statesboro Farmer's Market.

September 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deal defends family on stop in Metter

Republican gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal was on a tight schedule Saturday morning. On his way from meeting with friends in Chatters Restaurant in Lyons to attend the Possum Hollow festival in Dexter, Deal dropped by Bevricks Char House Grill in Metter.

September 25, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Fair parade hopes for no rain

Almost a year has passed since heavy rains washed out the Statesboro Kiwanis-Ogeechee Fair Parade in 2009, the first time in history the parade was canceled. So, plans are for the 2010 parade next month to be better than ever, said chairman Charles Sheets.

September 24, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


‘Mornings unPHILtered’ - Deal: I won’t make promises I can’t keep

Republican nominee to be the next governor of Georgia Nathan Deal was Friday's guest on the "Mornings unPHIltered" show.

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


GSU tailgating makes way to downtown Statesboro

Thursday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Allen Muldrew, the executive director of Statesboro's Downtown Development Authority.

September 23, 2010 | By Roger Allen Herald correspondent | Local


The new gold rush

NEW YORK - Customers who step into the offices of Heritage West Financial in San Diego have always favored gold as an investment on paper, a place to park their money. But in the past few years, Ralph Weston began to notice a change in his clients' orders.

September 23, 2010 | By MATTHEW CRAFT Associated Press Writer | Local


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County and city agree on TAD

Bulloch County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to allocate taxes from revenue growth to the city of Statesboro's South Main Street Tax Allocation District, or TAD.

October 04, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council rescinds insurance broker choice

After hearing appeals from two other insurance firms that pitched for the contract, Statesboro City Council on Tuesday rescinded its decision to make ShawHankins the ...

October 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Food bank needs cash for bills

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Food Bank needs help, but not just food donations and volunteers – the organization is in desperate need of cash.

October 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police investigate suspicious death

Police are awaiting autopsy results and are seeking to identify a white male found dead Monday at an East Parrish Street apartment.

October 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged in shooting at local party

A Midway man was jailed Monday after reportedly firing a shot into a crowd at a party in Bulloch County Sunday.

October 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Animal shelter to open some Saturdays

In order to increase adoption opportunities, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter will start opening, for adoptions only, two Saturdays out of the month.

October 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jobs are available in Ga. prison system

The Georgia Department of Corrections struggles to fill some of its more than 11,000 employee positions statewide and also has an interest in preparing ...

October 02, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Sheriff’s deputies investigate aggravated assault

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies responded Sunday to a reported aggravated assault incident where two victims were injured, according to preliminary reports.

October 02, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - DeWitt, Darley merge insurance agencies

Bryan Darley, owner of Darley Insurance Agency has merged his agency with DeWitt Insurance Agency of Statesboro. The new company is now named DeWitt-Darley Insurance ...

October 02, 2017 | | Local


Southern Manor's Skipper earns 3rd nursing degree

Alan Skipper, co-owner of Southern Manor Group, was recently awarded a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. The DNP, one ...

October 02, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘New Georgia Southern’ spells change for Statesboro campus

The pending consolidation with Armstrong State University to form the new Georgia Southern University will have real effects on Georgia Southern's Statesboro campus, which ...

September 30, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Amid outcry over Confederate markers, new ones going up

ATLANTA - While Confederate statues and monuments around the nation get removed, defaced, covered up or toppled, some new memorials are being erected, by people who ...

September 30, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN and BRYNN ANDERSON Associated Press | Local


Portal hosts 36th Turpentine Festival

The local country and Southern/classic rock band Southpaw will wrap up the 36th Annual Portal Catface Country Turpentine Festival Saturday, Oct. 7 with a ...

September 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Celebrating 50 years of Georgia Artist Collection

Hundreds of people celebrated the Georgia Artist Collection's 50th anniversary along with Betty Foy Sanders' final exhibition at the Georgia Southern Center for Art ...

September 30, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


Savannah wants Governor Talmadge's name off bridge

SAVANNAH - Former Georgia Gov. Eugene Talmadge unflinchingly defended segregation in the 1930s and '40s, and infamously proclaimed a black man's place was "at the ...

September 29, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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