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It’s Firecracker time

Today is the day.

July 03, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Local


School district faces tough budget choices

As the sluggish economy stubbornly hangs on and revenues keep declining, the Bulloch County school system has some tough choices to make to close a nearly $4 million spending gap.

July 03, 2012 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Barrow talks gas prices

U.S. Rep. John Barrow stopped at a Statesboro gas station to discuss the price of gasoline Tuesday.

July 03, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Firefighter injured by falling tree

A Bulloch County firefighter was injured Sunday night while responding to a fire during a storm that rumbled through the eastern portion of the county.

July 02, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - What will GSU do with 200 more acres?

When I entered the University of Georgia in 1980, it was a natural thing to have fellow students and professors ask you where you were from. Of course, I would say "Statesboro," and more times than not, I would be asked where that was.

July 02, 2012 | | Local


'Colorado-style' in the Boro

The developers of Aspen Heights on Highway 67 South are bringing a new concept in college student housing.

July 02, 2012 | By JAN MOORE | Local


Council to hold regular meeting

Statesboro City Council will conduct the first of two monthly meetings this morning, when officials convene in City Hall.

July 02, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


Local sheriff’s candidate debate set for July 17

Candidates for the Bulloch County sheriff's race will meet Tuesday, July 17, for a debate, which is open to the public and will also be available for viewing online.

June 30, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Students to see new standards

New challenges await Bulloch County students returning to school this fall.

June 30, 2012 | Jeff Harrison | Local


The heat is on

It will be hotter than a firecracker this weekend as the Fourth of July approaches, with temperatures in triple digits and heat indices reaching dangerous levels.

June 29, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen man facing sex charges

A Millen man is in the Screven County Jail after his ex-wife told police he molested their 13-year-old daughter.

June 29, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wilson named only superintendent finalist

Charles Wilson, who has guided the Bulloch County school system's finances for the past 16 years, has been named the only finalist for the vacant superintendent's position.

June 29, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


More Bulloch students pass the CRCT

Early returns show that Bulloch County public school students posted better results on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests in 2012 than in the previous year, according to state data released Thursday.

June 28, 2012 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


GSU, Georgia Eagle Media still in money dispute

It has been more than a year since Georgia Southern University and Georgia Eagle Media first butted heads over a monetary dispute, and the issue remains unresolved.

June 28, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Filmmaker presents Civil War clips to Bulloch Historical Society

When the first rumblings of the Civil War reached Savannah, reaction wasn't what most would imagine.

June 27, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Billy Hickman named Humanitarian of the Year

Touted for a genuine love for his hometown, the 2018 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year Billy Hickman credited his friends and family for helping ...

April 03, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Felton challenger for District 5 BOE seat

Mary Felton, Ed.D., a candidate for Bulloch County Board of Education in District 5, says she wants to be a "voice for the voiceless ...

April 03, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards tonight

The 30th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards Banquet will be held tonight at the Nessmith-Lane Building on the campus of Georgia Southern ...

April 03, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


SPD officer, wife dead in apparent murder-suicide

Statesboro Police Department officers are wearing shrouded badges this week after the death of an advanced patrol officer and his wife early Sunday in what ...

April 02, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Business and friendship in Statesboro

Lisa Hanna retired from cutting, perming and coloring hair Thursday, closing The Haircutters in downtown Statesboro after doing the hair of some of her first ...

April 02, 2018 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Downtown's top supporters receive 'Bricks'

Main Street Statesboro and the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority held their annual meeting at The Hall last week.

April 02, 2018 | | Local


Statesboro police officer killed in apparent murder-suicide

An advanced patrol officer with the Statesboro Police Department was shot to death early Sunday morning in what police officials say is an apparent murder-suicide.

April 01, 2018 | From Staff Reports | Local


Martin seeks re-election to BOE in District 5

Glennera Martin, facing a challenge for a second term on the Bulloch County Board of Education in District 5, says she wants to continue work ...

March 31, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Reflections on Ga. legislative session

ATLANTA - While giving his retirement speech Thursday on the Georgia House floor, Republican Rep. Brooks Coleman reflected on a lesson he learned from Speaker David ...

March 31, 2018 | By R.J. RICO and BEN NADLER Associated Press | Local


Missing man’s family pleads for information

The family of Willie James Jackson observed his birthday Friday, but there was no celebration. Jackson disappeared Sept. 10, 2015, and investigators are still searching ...

March 31, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Rules for school volunteers a topic at ‘Speak Up’

While the schools are being more careful about access to students and classrooms, they could use more volunteers. That is the point behind the Bulloch ...

March 30, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro icon, mentor passes

When Charlie Olliff Square was dedicated in 2014 in the parking lot of then Sea Island Bank in downtown Statesboro, Garrett Nevil, who was chairman ...

March 30, 2018 | | Local


Last day of Legislature brings successes, disappointments

During the frenetic last-day activity Thursday at the General Assembly, state lawmakers failed to agree on a way to curb surprise medical billing.

March 30, 2018 | | Local


Duke runs for quality of life, public safety

Derek Duke, a candidate for City Council in District 5, says he wants to help protect and build on the quality of life that has ...

March 29, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Gov. Deal to speak at OTC commencement

Gov. Nathan Deal will be the keynote speaker for Ogeechee Technical College's 2018 commencement exercises to be held on Thursday, May 10, at Georgia ...

March 29, 2018 | | Local


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