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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January 26, 2010 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboro | Local


County Commissioner George Jackson passes

Bulloch County Commissioner and retired Georgia State Patrol Sergeant George T. Jackson, 57, died Sunday in Augusta due to complications stemming from a long illness. Friends and associates mourned Monday as they recalled his kindness, fairness and integrity.

January 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Nevils custodian keeps watchful eye on school

Nevils Elementary School has been under the watchful gaze of Joann Rawls for the past 22 years. Rawls was hired in 1987 as the second custodian for the school by then principal Charles Stokes, and became head custodian two years later.

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


Studio Statesboro - CCAT students learn basket-making; Bulloch History Moment: Confederate money

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January 25, 2010 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


City shutters Club Zone, flea market

Actions taken by the City of Statesboro have left two local businesses closed and more than 50 angry and confused, part-time vendors looking for a place to sell their wares.

January 24, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Avatar tops box office for sixth-straight week

LOS ANGELES - James Cameron's "Avatar" is on a course to sink "Titanic" at the box office.

No. 1 for the sixth-straight weekend with $36 million, the 20th Century Fox sci-fi spectacle lifted its domestic total to $552.8 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. "Avatar" raised its worldwide total to $1.841 billion. That's $2 million shy of first place behind Cameron's last movie, the 1997 shipwreck epic "Titanic," at $1.843 billion.

January 24, 2010 | By DERRIK LANG AP Entertainment Writer | Local


JROTC at Southeast Bulloch earns honor

For the 19th consecutive year, the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp (JROTC) cadets at Southeast Bulloch High School (SEB) earned the United States Army's highest national award, Honor Unit with Distinction (Gold Star Award). The U.S. Army gives the award to JROTC programs that maintain the highest standards in 10 major inspection areas.

January 23, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Free food distribution Saturday helped about 500 families in Statesboro

About 100 volunteers came out on a cold morning to help bag 20,000 pounds of food donated by Bi-Lo, Kens IGA and Nash Finch to the Second Harvest Food Bank in Savannah and the Statesboro Food Bank.

January 23, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


More rain on the way

Everywhere you look, water is standing. Ditches overflow, pond banks are nonexistent, and some of Bulloch County's dirt roads are impassable. The El Nino weather pattern has made its presence known by the unusually excessive rainfall lately that has saturated the ground.

January 23, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A lesson in a disappearing art

Brian Renko and Randy Cannon of Milledgeville demonstrated the art and skill of splitting billlets of white oak used for basket making for students from the Charter Conservatory for the Arts and Technology (CCAT) at the Averitt Center on Friday.

January 22, 2010 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


State honors SEB with Bronze Award

Southeast Bulloch High School recently received a Bronze Award from Kathy Cox, the state superintendent of schools and the Governor's Office of Student Achievement for being one of 217 K-12 schools with the highest performance of students meeting and exceeding standards for the 2008 -2009 school year.

January 22, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - 2 for Broadway in the studio

Host Phil Boyum had a little bit of Broadway on his Friday show to close out the week on "Mornings unPHILtered." Robert Ray and Courtenay Collins, who will perform "2 for Broadway" on stage at the Emma Kelly Theater Saturday night at the Averitt Center, joined him in the studio. The show first premiered at the Atlanta Lyric Byers Studio Theater.

January 22, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Tommy David named 2010 Business Leader of the Year

Following a rousing NASCAR-themed video skit by Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Chairman Dr. Ron Shiffler and several board of director members, local businessman Tommy David was honored as the 2010 Business Leader of the Year.

January 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Broadway in the Boro

Broadway is coming to the Boro in a revue featuring more than 30 tunes from some of the world's best-loved musicals.

January 21, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - 'Golden Dragons' coming to the PAC

Thursday's guest on the "Morning unPHILtered" show was Albert Pertalion, the director of the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern.

January 21, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


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Master Adviser in Bulloch schools

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UPDATE: Gunshots kill two in Statesboro

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Gatto suit moving forward

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Arrest made in soldiers' deaths

A Fort Stewart sergeant has been arrested and charged with the deaths of the two soldiers found Sunday in a Hinesville townhome.

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Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival opens Saturday

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Coroner: 2 killed in Statesboro shooting

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Benning-Gordon Relay coming through Portal Saturday

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March 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff congratulates coach on GS rifle team championship

Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown recently recognized Sgt. Jim Riggs for leading the Georgia Southern Eagles women's rifle team to a win at the ...

March 09, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


After 18 years, ag arena to be built in Bulloch County

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City alcohol hearings: Here comes the judge

After a couple of years when hearings on alcoholic beverage infractions - usually for serving patrons under age 21 - were a frequent part of Statesboro City ...

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Study: As obesity rates climb, fewer heavy Americans try to lose weight

CHICAGO - Fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years, and researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons.

March 08, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Local


One last walk

Most in Bulloch County recognize him and many see him regularly on television. He's usually reporting on events in others' lives, telling their stories ...

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


Deputy ends chase with PIT maneuver

A driver reportedly clocked going 97 mph was in the Bulloch County Jail facing at least seven charges Tuesday after a Sheriff's Office sergeant ...

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