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Local man found safe in field

A volunteer searcher found a man who had been missing since early Friday morning asleep in a field. Donald Wiggins, 76, was dehydrated and scratched a little from briars, but otherwise, he was in good physical condition, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

January 04, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fire destroys Grady Street home

Firefighters from the Statesboro and Bulloch County Fire Departments responded to a fire at 11 West Grady Street at approximately 10 a.m. Saturday.

January 03, 2009 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff Photographer | Local


Locals distribute Toys for Tots

Santa knocked on the door, and a voice from inside asked " Who is it?"

January 03, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lt. Gov. Cagle gives to local food bank

Georgia's Lt. Governor Casey Cagle was in town Friday, bearing gifts of food for the Statesboro Food Bank.

January 03, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Herald to merge Monday, Tuesday newspapers

Citing "tough economic times," Statesboro Herald publisher Randy Morton said Thursday the paper will merge its Monday and Tuesday editions beginning Jan. 6, 2009.

January 03, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Christmas in the Boro; Phil & Jake Show: Visiting Santa

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, December 19, 2008

January 03, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mgbankhe@valdosta.edu | Local


Authorities hunt for missing man

After hours of searching, law enforcement officers still had not located an elderly man reported missing Friday from his Nessmith Road residence.

January 03, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia reduces gas tax as prices dip even lower

ATLANTA - Georgians can celebrate a reduction in the state's gasoline tax as they welcome in the New Year. But it will mean less revenue for transportation projects.

January 02, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Historians battle Wal-Mart over key Civil War site

LOCUST GROVE, Va. - Wal-Mart wants to build a Supercenter within a cannonshot of where Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant first fought, a proposal that has preservationists rallying to protect the key Civil War site.

January 02, 2009 | By STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press Writer | Local


Investigator: Woman beat 5-year-old child with hands, mop handle

A woman beat her 5-year-old child with her hands, then a mop handle, and attacked a man who intervened with the mop handle. Then, she tried to run the man over with her vehicle, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Capt. Todd Hutchens.

January 02, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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January 02, 2009 | | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Lifeguards at Splash; Phil and Jake: Fight with swords

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, January 2, 2008

January 02, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU buys Apex, Legends land

Georgia Southern University has acquired two pieces of property adjacent to its campus formerly occupied by the Legends and Apex clubs.

January 02, 2009 | SPECIAL | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Statesboro High School Choir; Chris Mitchell studio performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, December 18, 2008

January 02, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Boro residents part of horse-rescue prison program

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - Sadie kept to herself after she came through the gates at Pulaski State Prison. Months of abuse and neglect had taken their toll on the 12-year-old Appaloosa mare who is blind in her left eye.

January 01, 2009 | By LIZ FABIAN Associated Press Writer | Local


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Willingway Hospital celebrates Employee of the Year for 2014

In a longstanding company tradition, Willingway Hospital awarded John Williamson, certified addiction counselor, Level II, the 2014 Employee of the Year designation during its annual staff Christmas party.

January 11, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Brooklet officer fired after security, identity breach

A former Brooklet police officer fired for sharing information about candidates for the town's police chief position said he was terminated unfairly and improperly, but the Brooklet city councilman who supervises the police department says the officer was fired for breaking privacy laws.

January 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Habitat for Humanity making its homes a part of the neighborhood

In the year that Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County expects to start construction of its 50th home, the nonprofit group is headed in some new directions.

January 10, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Ga. legislature to look at education funding this year

ATLANTA - While funding for transportation improvements and another attempt to allow limited use of medical marijuana have been grabbing headlines across Georgia leading up to this year's legislative session, education figures to play a bigger role under the Gold Dome than it did last year.

January 10, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Scattered area power outages due to Georgia Power grid problem

According to Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn, a series of power outages in Statesboro and the Portal Saturday afternoon and evening were caused by a Georgia Power grid problem. There was no word on when the problems might be resolved.

January 10, 2015 | | Local


Gov. Sanders' estate gives $500,0000 to Georgia Southern

The Georgia Southern University Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art has received a $500,000 gift from the estate of former Georgia Gov. Carl E. Sanders, who died in November

January 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro City Council approves stormwater fee

Churches, the county government and schools in the city limits - even Georgia Southern University - are not exempt from Statesboro's new fee to fund improved storm drainage.

January 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Wintry weather around US brings fatalities, school closings

Dangerously cold air has sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits around the U.S., with wind chills driving them even lower. Throw in the snow some areas are getting and you've got a bone chilling mix that may also be super messy.

January 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel named among 100 ‘Most Influential’ Georgians

Georgia Southern University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D., has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians of 2015 by Georgia Trend magazine; a list the magazine says reflects the realities of leadership, power and influence in Georgia.

January 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern professor published in prestigious British medical journal

Isaac Chun Hai Fung, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University has been published in The Lancet, a prestigious British medical journal, for his 250-word collaborative correspondence titled "Ebola and the Social Media."

January 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County Commission reviews courthouse display policy

Bulloch County commissioners are considering possible changes to the county's policy regarding public displays on the courthouse square.

January 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Averitt Center exhibition celebrating Gullah/Geechee opens Friday

If ever you find yourself on Pawleys Island along the coast of South Carolina, you might drive past a little street known as Dagullah Way.

January 07, 2015 | By SCOTT FOXX Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County Schools to operate on normal schedule

Bulloch County Schools will operate on its normal schedule for all campuses, the system said in a news release issued Wednesday afternoon.

January 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Papa Murphy’s to give away 100 pizzas

The new Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake Pizza located at 582 Brannen St., at the corner of Brannen Street and Gentilly Road, will celebrate its grand opening today through Saturday.

January 07, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Remains identified as missing Statesboro man

The partial skeleton discovered last week in Jenkins County was that of a missing person from Statesboro, Victor Sweet, the Statesboro Police Department confirmed Wednesday morning.

January 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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