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Major quake devastates Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The strongest earthquake in more than 200 years rocked Haiti on Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help and heavily damaging the National Palace, U.N. peacekeeper headquarters and other buildings. U.S. officials reported bodies in the streets and an aid official described "total disaster and chaos."

United Nations officials said a large number of U.N. personnel were unaccounted for.

February 11, 2010 | By JONATHAN M. KATZ The Associated Press | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Hopeful wants reliable funding for Ga. schools

Continuing on his education theme this week, Phil Boyum welcomed state school superintendent candidate Brian Westlake to Thursday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show., who is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the office of State School Superintendent. Westlake earned a Bachelors degree in History and a Masters degree in sociology from Florida State University.

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


Chance of up to 4 inches of snow Friday night

Forecasters upped the chance of snowfall in Bulloch County to a promising 90 percent after weather conditions changed Thursday. The Statesboro area could see up to four inches of snowfall by Saturday morning - enough that area children (and adults) would be able to make snowmen.

February 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - School candidate: Ensure the basics

Wednesday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Richard Woods, who is a candidate for the job of State Superintendent of Education. He is running for the Republican nomination against incumbent Superintendent Kathy Cox and Roger Hines.

February 10, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Snow on the way to Boro?

Those waiting around on snow to arrive Friday may have to stay up late, because the flakes aren't expected to fall until after 10 p.m. and won't be significant until after 1 a.m. Saturday - if they show up at all.

February 10, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Election board begins to prep for ’10 election

In just its second month of existence, the Bulloch County Board of Elections and Registrations met Monday evening to begin preparations for the 2010 election cycle.

February 09, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Candidate wants less school testing

Tuesday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Democratic candidate for Georgia state school superintendent and Augusta native Dr. Beth Farokhi.

February 09, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Local spellers compete in district spelling bee

Portal Middle School 6th grader Breyonna Raymond, 11, pulls off a victory in the Bulloch County District Spelling Bee by spelling the word "boutique" Monday at William James Middle School. Hunter Silva of Stilson Elementary School was the runner-up of the competition.

February 08, 2010 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Lee-Jackson dinner draws history buffs

More than 80 members of local Sons of Confederate Veterans camps met at R.J.s Steakhouse in Statesboro Saturday for the ninth annual Lee-Jackson Awards Banquet. According to 5th Brigade Commander Mike Mull, the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) has members in 30 states, from Alaska to Hawaii to Florida to Maine.

February 08, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Southern author to speak at library

"If Momma Dont Laugh It Aint Funny" wasn't the theme of Monday's "Mornings UnPHILtered" show, but the author of that book was the first guest. Host Phil Boyum welcomed Lucy Adams, who will speak inside the Statesboro Regional Library tonight at 7 p.m., as part of Meet the Author series.

February 08, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


School Board member Charles Bonds resigns

Bulloch County Board of Education member Dr. Charles Bonds, fondly known as the "Reading Professor," will be missed, peers said after learning of his pending resignation in March.

February 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro moves closer to a water reuse system

The City of Statesboro is one step closer to a water reuse system as it recently received its state-required permit.

February 07, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Buying butts to help horse rescue

Heart of Dixie was one of several local organizations who took advantage of Super Bowl Sunday to raise money.

February 06, 2010 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


‘Piano Romantico’ - Valentine's comes early to Averitt Center

Valentine's Day is coming to the Emma Kelly Theater a couple days early this year with a romantic concert that's all about love.

February 06, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


A historic grant to a local group

An enormous gift made possible by one of Statesboro's most generous and caring families will go a long way to preserving and highlighting history in Bulloch County well into the future.

February 06, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


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Photo gallery: 2014 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

October 26, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: 2014 Zombie Run

Over 100 participated in the 2014 Zombie Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, October 25 to help raise funds for local health organizations, including ...

October 25, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Flying in the Memphis Belle

September 25, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Eagles begin FBS march

The Georgia Southern football team took the practice fields at Beautiful Eagle Creek Thursday to kick off their first fall camp after officially joining the ...

August 04, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Area ballet students sharpen, maintain skills

Under the direction of Statesboro Youth Ballet director Jurijs Safonovs, dance students completed two weeks of rigorous study at the Averitt Center for the Arts ...

July 28, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


British Soccer Camp: Story and video

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July 15, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT Herald Staff | Local


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