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County Commissioner George Jackson passes

Bulloch County Commissioner and retired Georgia State Patrol Sergeant George T. Jackson, 57, died Sunday in Augusta due to complications stemming from a long illness. Friends and associates mourned Monday as they recalled his kindness, fairness and integrity.

January 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Nevils custodian keeps watchful eye on school

Nevils Elementary School has been under the watchful gaze of Joann Rawls for the past 22 years. Rawls was hired in 1987 as the second custodian for the school by then principal Charles Stokes, and became head custodian two years later.

January 25, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Studio Statesboro - CCAT students learn basket-making; Bulloch History Moment: Confederate money

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January 25, 2010 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


City shutters Club Zone, flea market

Actions taken by the City of Statesboro have left two local businesses closed and more than 50 angry and confused, part-time vendors looking for a place to sell their wares.

January 24, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Avatar tops box office for sixth-straight week

LOS ANGELES - James Cameron's "Avatar" is on a course to sink "Titanic" at the box office.

No. 1 for the sixth-straight weekend with $36 million, the 20th Century Fox sci-fi spectacle lifted its domestic total to $552.8 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. "Avatar" raised its worldwide total to $1.841 billion. That's $2 million shy of first place behind Cameron's last movie, the 1997 shipwreck epic "Titanic," at $1.843 billion.

January 24, 2010 | By DERRIK LANG AP Entertainment Writer | Local


JROTC at Southeast Bulloch earns honor

For the 19th consecutive year, the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp (JROTC) cadets at Southeast Bulloch High School (SEB) earned the United States Army's highest national award, Honor Unit with Distinction (Gold Star Award). The U.S. Army gives the award to JROTC programs that maintain the highest standards in 10 major inspection areas.

January 23, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Free food distribution Saturday helped about 500 families in Statesboro

About 100 volunteers came out on a cold morning to help bag 20,000 pounds of food donated by Bi-Lo, Kens IGA and Nash Finch to the Second Harvest Food Bank in Savannah and the Statesboro Food Bank.

January 23, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


More rain on the way

Everywhere you look, water is standing. Ditches overflow, pond banks are nonexistent, and some of Bulloch County's dirt roads are impassable. The El Nino weather pattern has made its presence known by the unusually excessive rainfall lately that has saturated the ground.

January 23, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A lesson in a disappearing art

Brian Renko and Randy Cannon of Milledgeville demonstrated the art and skill of splitting billlets of white oak used for basket making for students from the Charter Conservatory for the Arts and Technology (CCAT) at the Averitt Center on Friday.

January 22, 2010 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


State honors SEB with Bronze Award

Southeast Bulloch High School recently received a Bronze Award from Kathy Cox, the state superintendent of schools and the Governor's Office of Student Achievement for being one of 217 K-12 schools with the highest performance of students meeting and exceeding standards for the 2008 -2009 school year.

January 22, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - 2 for Broadway in the studio

Host Phil Boyum had a little bit of Broadway on his Friday show to close out the week on "Mornings unPHILtered." Robert Ray and Courtenay Collins, who will perform "2 for Broadway" on stage at the Emma Kelly Theater Saturday night at the Averitt Center, joined him in the studio. The show first premiered at the Atlanta Lyric Byers Studio Theater.

January 22, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Tommy David named 2010 Business Leader of the Year

Following a rousing NASCAR-themed video skit by Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Chairman Dr. Ron Shiffler and several board of director members, local businessman Tommy David was honored as the 2010 Business Leader of the Year.

January 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Broadway in the Boro

Broadway is coming to the Boro in a revue featuring more than 30 tunes from some of the world's best-loved musicals.

January 21, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - 'Golden Dragons' coming to the PAC

Thursday's guest on the "Morning unPHILtered" show was Albert Pertalion, the director of the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern.

January 21, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Studio Statesboro - Public Works Director Bobby Colson retires; Entertainment with Mary-Kate Roan

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January 21, 2010 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Campaign signs litter landscape

Signs, signs, everywhere signs –proof that election time is drawing closer and candidates are fighting for attention and votes. While some may be tired of ...

April 17, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


When home sewer failure results in street repairs

When she pays her latest plumbing bill, Azalea Drive resident Sue Smith will have spent more than $4,000 in the past two years to ...

April 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Nepal documentary wins Statesboro Film Festival

A documentary about Nepal earthquakes and their aftermath during spring, 2015, took top honors Friday night during the 8th Annual Statesboro Film Festival.

April 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Cody hired as Metter city manager

Mandi Cody will be leaving as planning and development director for the city of Statesboro to start as Metter's city manager May 2.

April 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Lewis pleads guilty to extortion

Former Statesboro City Councilman Gary Lewis, indicted in December on a charge of extortion, admitted guilt Thursday under a plea agreement with the government, said ...

April 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GOP prepares for Georgia delegate fight

ATLANTA - Donald Trump scored a decisive victory in Georgia's March primary, taking more than half of the state's 76 Republican delegates as part ...

April 14, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Protesters call for ‘campus carry’ veto

A campaign event Thursday afternoon for Rep. Jon Burns, R-Newington, Georgia House majority leader, drew House Speaker David Ralston to Sugar Magnolia Bakery and Caf ...

April 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


From sea to shining sea

When Adam Kimble dreams, he dreams big. One of his large-sized dreams brought him through Statesboro earlier this week, on foot, on the final leg ...

April 14, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Missing boy found

A 3-year-old boy reported missing around 2 p.m. Thursday in the Starling/Jim Futch Road area was found safe around 3:10 p.m ...

April 14, 2016 | | Local


Ole Times Country Buffet comes to Boro

When Pat O'Neal of Valdosta opens an Ole Times Country Buffet in the building formerly occupied by the Statesboro Ryan's, he will have ...

April 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Circus coming to Portal

The circus is coming to Portal.

April 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sheriff candidates spar

Both Republican candidates for the Bulloch County sheriff's seat squared off Tuesday evening, not only answering questions from the moderator but also from each ...

April 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police chief search to begin before manager is hired

After restarting their city manager search, Statesboro city officials are moving forward with steps to find a police chief as well, instead of waiting for ...

April 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Milestones testing to begin this week, with few opt-outs

Almost 4,700 Bulloch County students in the third through eighth grades are slated to take Georgia Milestones tests at various times over the next ...

April 11, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Miss Rodeo USA promotes Kiwanis Rodeo

Harmony Latham may be from California, but she's no valley girl. The 2016 Miss Rodeo USA loves horses and reading and is a live ...

April 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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