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An Averitt legend to be

Who will Statesboro's next legend be?

September 03, 2011 | By KATHERINE FITCH Special to the Herald | Local


Nurse accused of stealing from elderly

A personal care nurse stole a credit card from an elderly patient and passed it around to friends for their own personal use, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

September 03, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Four to vie for District 2 post

A four-horse race will determine the next City Councilman for Statesboro's second district, while incumbents Travis Chance and Will Britt are assured returns to office.

September 02, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ogeechee still polluted

Recent tests of the Ogeechee River still show disturbing levels of contaminants, and fish are still dying, said Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp.

September 01, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Get a taste of local authors, eateries

Whether shoppers are hungry for a good local book or fresh local food, the Main Street Farmers Market can satisfy both cravings on Saturdays in September. The Statesboro Friends of the Library will feature four local writers at their booth to celebrate "Authors at the Market Month." Shoppers can meet the authors from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and books will be available for sale and signing. September also serves up four local restaurants as part of "A Taste of the Boro at the Market."

September 01, 2011 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local


A play 17 years in the making

Going backstage for Georgia Southern's production of "What Use Are Flowers?" would not offer visitors a typical rehearsal. Instead of the usual setting of actors pacing around, warming up vocal cords and rehearsing lines, they would find a serene setting that resembles something similar to a dance recital. The actors stretch and prepare their bodies not for words, but for movement.

September 01, 2011 | By BROCK D. VICKERS Herald Correspondent | Local


New maps OK'd

A focus on reconfiguring Statesboro's five voting districts by the Department of Community Development this summer will not be in vain, as the resulting district map will be used for November's election, according to City Manager Frank Parker.

September 01, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


CDC: Sugary drink habits harmful

ATLANTA - Half of Americans drink a soda or sugary beverage each day - and some are downing a lot.

August 31, 2011 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Local


Teen arrested on burglary charges after salon incident

A teen caught on video stealing a purse and electronics from a local salon was arrested after a victim spotted him riding a bike the next day.

August 31, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Prison guard arrested

A Bulloch County Correctional Institute guard was arrested Tuesday after a lengthy investigation, charged with smuggling drugs and contraband into the facility.

August 30, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Historic fun at Willow Hill

The first Willow Hill Heritage Festival this weekend will spotlight the history of the Willow Hill School while offering two days of crafts, food, music, children's activities and health information.

August 30, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


A yummy F1rst Friday

Downtown Statesboro retail shops will become mini restaurants Friday evening during the fourth annual Taste of Downtown.

August 30, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show

With Georgia Southern set to open the season in Birmingham, Ala., Chris talks about getting revenge on Samford after three straight losses to the Bulldogs.

August 30, 2011 | | Local


Sex offender arrested on new charges

A woman who reported being touched inappropriately by a male roommate discovered he was a registered sex offender with a conviction of sexual battery against a juvenile, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

August 29, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City to use both maps to qualify candidates

Still waiting for approval of its recently redrawn voting district map, the City of Statesboro began a week-long qualifying period for November's election Monday at City Hall.

August 29, 2011 | by JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Southern Manor's Skipper earns 3rd nursing degree

Alan Skipper, co-owner of Southern Manor Group, was recently awarded a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. The DNP, one ...

October 02, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘New Georgia Southern’ spells change for Statesboro campus

The pending consolidation with Armstrong State University to form the new Georgia Southern University will have real effects on Georgia Southern's Statesboro campus, which ...

September 30, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Amid outcry over Confederate markers, new ones going up

ATLANTA - While Confederate statues and monuments around the nation get removed, defaced, covered up or toppled, some new memorials are being erected, by people who ...

September 30, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN and BRYNN ANDERSON Associated Press | Local


Portal hosts 36th Turpentine Festival

The local country and Southern/classic rock band Southpaw will wrap up the 36th Annual Portal Catface Country Turpentine Festival Saturday, Oct. 7 with a ...

September 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Celebrating 50 years of Georgia Artist Collection

Hundreds of people celebrated the Georgia Artist Collection's 50th anniversary along with Betty Foy Sanders' final exhibition at the Georgia Southern Center for Art ...

September 30, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


Savannah wants Governor Talmadge's name off bridge

SAVANNAH - Former Georgia Gov. Eugene Talmadge unflinchingly defended segregation in the 1930s and '40s, and infamously proclaimed a black man's place was "at the ...

September 29, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Official: Georgia police officer shot dead, another wounded

CEDARTOWN - Two police officers were shot, one of them fatally, when a man walked out of the woods Friday and opened fire as the officers ...

September 29, 2017 | | Local


One dead, two critical in Swainsboro incident

A Statesboro man is charged with felony murder after plowing his car into a Swainsboro Taco Bell Thursday afternoon in what police say appears to ...

September 29, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Get ready for the parade

In a few weeks, the main streets of downtown Statesboro will be packed as the 56th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade gets underway, kicking off ...

September 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


YMCA sets grand opening

Statesboro Family YMCA has scheduled its grand opening for Oct. 28, to be preceded by introductory events there and elsewhere in town.

September 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


State approves big rate hikes

State insurance officials approved premium increases of more than 50 percent for the four insurers participating in next year's insurance exchange in Georgia.

September 28, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Cotton, peanut picking season is here

Bulloch County farmers were blessed this year with good weather, and if the pattern holds, they could end up with bumper crops this harvest season.

September 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inmate whose execution was stayed waits on US Supreme Court

ATLANTA - A Georgia inmate whose execution was halted at the 11th-hour after his lawyers argued racism played a "pivotal role in his death sentence" is ...

September 27, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Voter registration deadline Oct. 10

On Nov. 7, Statesboro will hold a city election, with three candidates vying for mayor. All Bulloch County registered voters are eligible to vote in ...

September 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Other firms appeal city’s choice of insurance broker

Two insurance brokerage firms – one that bid slightly higher and one much lower – are asking Statesboro City Council to reconsider after it awarded the city ...

September 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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