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A sweet award for local grower

A local pioneer in the Vidalia onion industry was recently honored by the Vidalia Onion® Committee, which named Terry Gerrald the 2009 Grower of the Year.

February 13, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A trip through the unusual

Statesboro Herald Assistant Editor and Boro Live Update Producer Eddie Ledbetter took video of the snow in Bulloch from the office at the Herald and then on his trip home to Register down South Main Street and Cypress Lake Road.

February 13, 2010 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


Lots of 911 calls about snow, but no serious accidents

Statesboro Police had more calls about people throwing snowballs at cars Friday night than they had calls about snow-related accidents - which was a good thing.

February 13, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Teacher tries for higher office

Friday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Roger Hines, a Republican candidate for state school superintendent in Georgia. Hines was the fourth superintendent candidate to appear on the show this week.

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


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


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Sisters on a Journey bring mission to Statesboro

It's a diagnosis no one ever wants to hear: cancer. And when that dreaded finding is preceded by the word "childhood," the blow is ...

April 10, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


GSU names new police chief

After serving for almost a year as interim chief, Laura McCullough was named Georgia Southern University's chief of police Thursday.

April 09, 2016 | | Local


'Smack Down the Vote'

What do you get when you combine political candidates with wrestlers? Fun, food and information.

April 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Uncovering Bulloch’s historic cemeteries

The Bulloch County Historical Society continues to coordinate cleanup and preservation of historic family cemeteries. But its cemetery program chairman, Rodney Harville, notes that others ...

April 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Man arrested in 2015 murder, arson in Metter

More than a year after the murder of a Metter man found in his burned mobile home, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has charged the ...

April 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Investigators await toxicology in man’s death

An autopsy Wednesday revealed no immediate cause of death for a man found dead in his home Tuesday, but there is no indication of foul ...

April 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Public invited to ‘Make Your Mark’ on future shelter

The Open Hearts Community Mission invites the public to attend a "Make Your Mark" event, at 3 p.m. Sunday at its homeless shelter site ...

April 07, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


An interior facelift for the library

A major interior facelift for the Statesboro Regional Library was revealed Friday as part of the monthly First Friday celebration. At the event, the library ...

April 07, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Tedders running unopposed for BOE District 3

As an unopposed candidate, Dr. Stuart Tedders is set to replace Dr. LeVon Wilson as the District 3 member of the Bulloch County Board of ...

April 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Investigators await autopsy in weight bench death

Investigators were awaiting an autopsy to the determine the cause of death of a Bulloch County man reported found Tuesday morning on a weight bench ...

April 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


"An Evening with Emma Kelly"

Living in Statesboro, many folks know at least a little about Emma Kelly. If you are curious to learn more about the celebrated chanteuse, the ...

April 07, 2016 | By KATHERINE FALLON Special to the Herald | Local


Hebert new GSU president, beginning July 1

One week after naming him as the only finalist, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia went ahead Wednesday and hired Dr ...

April 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Pay study results in raises for most city employees

Statesboro City Council approved a new job classification and pay plan Tuesday that will result in raises for about 270 of the city's 300 ...

April 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Smack Down the Vote’

Candidates seeking votes in local elections will "Smack Down the Vote" this Saturday, April 9, with an event that combines wrestling entertainment, a voter registration ...

April 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Akins, Brown face off in sheriff’s debate

Two of three candidates seeking election as Bulloch County's next sheriff will take the stage Tuesday, April 12, to answer questions from citizens about ...

April 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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