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Planning a new direction

With the recent restructuring of Statesboro's police and fire departments and the termination of five long-term city employees, City Manager Shane Haynes sat down this week to discuss the future direction of the city.

June 05, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Mind made up? Advance voting begins Monday

Primary election day isn't until July 20, but if you have picked your favored candidates among more than a dozen local and state races, you don't have to wait six weeks to cast your ballot. Advance voting for Georgia's general primary election begins Monday.

June 05, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Equestrians from Brooklet's Evermore Farm perform well at Nationals

The months of hard work paid off this year for the Evermore Farm High School Interscholastic Equestrian Team (IEA). At the IEA National Championship held in Conyers, Ga., the Brooklet-based Evermore team placed third out of the 19 teams that qualified out of more than 200 teams nationwide.

June 05, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Calling it a career

With school ending last week, Michael Ray is retiring after 33 years as a teacher – nine years in Effingham County and the last 24 years in Bulloch County. In fact, he has been teaching at Southeast Bulloch High School for the past 23 years.

June 04, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Police: Teen rapes two teen girls

A teen and two adults were charged Thursday in connection with reports of two juveniles being raped at a Lydia Lane residence during a May 29 party, said Statesboro Police Commander J. R.Holloway.

June 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Agents seize 10,000 pot plants in Excelsior

Drug agents are seeking information regarding more than 10,000 marijuana plants found earlier this week near Excelsior in southern Candler County.

June 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


59 pot plants seized from Grove Lakes home

About five dozen marijuana plants were seized last week after a helicopter sweep over the Grove Lakes subdivision area, said Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team Inv. Marcus Nesmith.

June 03, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Summer wish: More blood

As summer begins, local and regional officials with the American Red Cross warn that blood supplies could reach critical levels, risking lives if there is a major accident or catastrophe.

June 03, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - First Friday and Disney

It was a busy Thursday at "Mornings unPHILtered" as three guests appeared on the show.

June 03, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Streetscape nears end

Inclement weather and unforeseen complications are the main reasons the Downtown Statesboro Streetscape project is slated to finish about 60 days past the original completion date.

June 02, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Barrow talks retraining, stimulus

Congressman John Barrow was the first guest Wednesday on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show. Barrow called in and spoke with guest show host Tommy Palmer about his current travels across the 12th District, which includes all of Bulloch County.

June 02, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


City to vote on Streetscape change order

A change order for the downtown Streetscape project is the big item for the Statesboro City Council to consider this morning during its regular meeting.

June 01, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Robots coming to the hospital?

On the Tuesday after Memorial Day, Spencer Thomas, chief operating officer of East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, was the guest on the "Morning's unPHILtered" show.

June 01, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


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


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Fighting Parkinson's with words and watercolor

Heritage Inn Health and Rehabilitation resident John Givens found out a decade ago that he had Parkinson's disease. Yet he doesn't let his ...

May 09, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Child cruelty conviction under Georgia Supreme Court appeal

The State of Georgia is appealing a ruling in favor of a woman sentenced in a Bulloch County Superior Court case to 10 years in ...

May 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Man disputes felony murder charges

A man charged in the felony murder of an infant is appealing a Bulloch County judge's refusal to dismiss the charge, and the case ...

May 07, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Isakson: Tax code, ISIL, entitlements are top priorities

"Whoever the next president is, there are some things we have to do as a country," Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, told the Statesboro Herald when ...

May 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Project Greyhound’ promises 40 jobs

The Development Authority of Bulloch County plans to use preparations for a new industry bringing 40 jobs and a $12 million capital investment to the ...

May 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch schools get two new school resource officers

Bulloch County commissioners have approved a partnership between the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office and the Bulloch County Board of Education to place two school ...

May 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A perfect pairing

Despite a warm, spring day that often attracts many of Willow Pond Senior Care's residents outside to the porch, Marvin Judy is in the ...

May 06, 2016 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Pharmacy burglary suspect arrested

Brooklet police arrested a man on Thursday who is suspected in at least four burglary attempts at local pharmacies last weekend.

May 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Debate candidates decline invitation

A debate scheduled for Tuesday between congressional and local sheriff candidates may turn out to be a one-man show, as candidate Eugene Yu of Augusta ...

May 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Faithful ‘connect with God’ on Courthouse lawn

Statesboro and Bulloch County joined millions across the nation Thursday to pray for the country during the noon hour for the 65th Annual National Day ...

May 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Democrat Nolin running for Congress in the 12th

Joyce Nolin, a retired teacher, former day care operator and home care nursing assistant from Evans in Columbia County, often talks about education and health ...

May 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Deal's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base

ATLANTA - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their ...

May 04, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Unclaimed cremains need a place to rest

Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch has the unclaimed cremains – cremated remains – of 16 deceased persons in a closet in his office.

May 04, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mical Whitaker retiring with ‘Charlie Brown’

Happiness is ... the Statesboro Youth Theater's production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at the Emma Kelly Theater at 7 p.m ...

May 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


City has 57 new applicants for city manager’s job

This time, Statesboro has 57 applicants for the job of city manager, an increase of four applicants from the number received on the first try ...

May 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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