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Boro native Mike McDougald named president of GPB

Longtime Rome broadcaster and Statesboro native Michael H. McDougald was named recently as chairman of Georgia Public Broadcasting.

May 15, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal gym causing controversy

The fate of Portal Middle/High School's old gymnasium still hangs in the air after members of the Bulloch County Board of Education voted Thursday to table the issue for further discussion.

May 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


‘Mornings unPHILtered’ - Labor candidate focuses on education

The theme on Friday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was jobs, as Melvin Everson, who is running for the Republican nomination for Commissioner of Labor, came on the show.

May 14, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


State Patrol: Motorcyclist died after car turned in front of bike

(Note: Due to incorrect information in Friday's story, the following article is being reprinted with additional and correct information.)

May 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Students make plea to keep PLC at current site

Bulloch County Board of Education Chairman David Ball told a group of Performance Learning Center students Thursday that they would change their minds about wanting to keep the PLC open once they took a bus tour that showed them where they would be attending classes in their home schools.

May 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC graduates look to future

A fire alarm briefly interrupted the ceremony but it didn't take away from the pomp and circumstance of Ogeechee Technical College's Spring Commencement Thursday night.

May 14, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


OTC graduates largest class ever

Nearly 1,400 students were eligible for Ogeechee Technical College's Spring Commencement, which was held Thursday night at Hanner Fieldhouse.

May 13, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Ag hopeful: Protect state’s food supply

A Republican running to become Georgia's next Agriculture commissioner, Gary Black said the safety of the food supply in Georgia and the nation must be protected. Black was Thursday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show.

May 13, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Auto show to benefit local girl

Vintage vehicle owners can show off their prized cars and trucks to the public this weekend, while also helping out a local family in need.

May 13, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - 'Lunch & Learn' today at the Garden

Carolyn Altman, executive director of the Georgia Southern University Botanical Garden, invited everyone to lunch on Thursday. Altman extended the invitation on Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show.

May 12, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Students want PLC to remain at WJ Complex

A group of students from the Performance Learning Center plan to present a petition at tonight's Bulloch County Board of Education meeting, requesting the Center remain at its current location.

May 12, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Area teens fight in YouTube clips

Two disturbing videos on YouTube showing several Bulloch County teens fighting have both school and law enforcement authorities alarmed, but they say it's up to parents to take action regarding a series of organized fights in rural areas.

May 12, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Insurance hopefuls say they’ll control costs

Tuesday's first guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was State Sen. Seth Harp, one of nine Republican candidates running for Georgia's Commissioner of Insurance.

May 11, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Regents OK 16 pct. hike

ATLANTA - Georgia college students will pay up to $1,000 more in tuition in the coming school year under hikes passed by the state Board of Regents on Tuesday, a move that comes amid one of the worst state fiscal crises in recent history.

May 11, 2010 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Official: Man caught with pot admits more

A man caught in Emanuel County delivering a pound of marijuana voluntarily told drug agents about another pound and a half he had at home, said Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team Inv. Marcus Nesmith.

May 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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SFD inducts 5 new firefighters

Having come from previous jobs as far away as Michigan and as near as Savannah, five firefighters received their badges Friday evening as the Statesboro ...

July 01, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Son accidently shoots, kills mother in vehicle

A juvenile accidently discharged a firearm while handling it in the backseat of a vehicle traveling through Jenkins County, striking and killing his mother.

July 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Power to close Boro office

Georgia Power Company announced Friday it will close its Statesboro office along with all of their 27 customer service offices statewide by the end of ...

July 01, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Tormenta stadium in advanced planning stages

Early in May, South Georgia Tormenta FC announced plans to both look into building a stadium of its own and possibly make the move to ...

July 01, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


Health plans for many Medicaid recipients about to change

June 30, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Woman shot; GBI investigating

Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents are trying to unravel the story behind woman reportedly shot in Jenkins County who ended up in Bulloch County ...

June 30, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Fourth of July week brings 3 public celebrations

The annual Mill Creek July 4 celebration with fireworks isn't Bulloch County's only Independence Week celebration. A community group hosts a parade and ...

June 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Fireworks – what to buy and how to stay safe

Now that consumer-grade fireworks are legal to possess in Georgia, some may be confused about what kind to buy and how to handle them safely.

June 29, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Firecracker Fest 2017 set for Fourth of July

Hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and Synovus Bank, Firecracker Fest 2017 is set to begin Tuesday - the Fourth of July - at ...

June 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Study finds pay for public college presidents up 5.3 percent

Presidents of U.S. public colleges and universities saw their earnings climb by 5.3 percent last year, with several of them topping $1 million ...

June 28, 2017 | By COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press | Local


City OKs alcohol ordinance change

Provided they have 50 or more rooms, Statesboro hotels with package alcohol licenses may now sell bottles or cans of beer and wine for patrons ...

June 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspect flees as bystander takes video

Watch video of incident by Juwaun Rashawn Watkins here.

June 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Archives span from 1733 to MacGyver

The Georgia Archives, which became part of the University System of Georgia in 2013, have increased their staffing, would welcome more visitors and now feature ...

June 27, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


County seeks COPS grant for three new deputies

Bulloch County leaders hope a grant application will lead to partial funding of three new Bulloch County sheriff's road deputies, who would target violent ...

June 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Breakdown' in jail policy led to release of wrong inmate

A "breakdown" in the process of following jail policies and procedures led to the mistaken release and subsequent escape of a Bulloch County Jail inmate ...

June 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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