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Bulloch schools teach more than 300 immigrant children

After asking a question about the night sky, Tara Ward gently reminded her students, "Please use English," when she hears an answer in Korean or Vietnamese.

December 21, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro to introduce new message alert system

In January, Statesboro Public Safety will implement a new communications service allowing city officials to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

December 21, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Community offers prayers, support

It was not how anyone gathering at St. Mathews Church Tuesday night wanted to spend their holidays: in a huddled mass, grieving a young boy who remains in hospice care following a devastating vehicle accident.

December 20, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Claxton’s Korean connection

Over the past six years, several hundred South Koreans have found a gateway to their American dream through a job - for a least one family member - at a chicken processing plant in Claxton.

December 20, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Blood drive to be held in honor of leukemia patient

For Jody and Rett Polk, it does not take a T-shirt or promotional ad to see blood donations can save lives. Their daughter is enough.

December 20, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU's PAC offers discount on Spring performance series

Looking for the perfect last minute gift and/or stocking stuffer? Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center has a limited-time, 20 percent discount on ticket purchases for each of the spring season's four shows. The discount will be available until 4 p.m. on Thursday.

December 20, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Students dig for 10,000-year-old clues

Students in Richard McCombs' 11th grade environmental science classes at Statesboro High School traveled back more than 10,000 years in time recently as they took part in the Paleontology Research Institute's nationwide Mastodon Matrix Project. Students painstakingly examined soil contents from a former residential construction site in Dutchess County, New York, where an intact American Mastodon specimen was found in the 1990s.

December 19, 2011 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County Extension welcomes new agent

Bulloch County's newest county agent has been on the job almost three months now and in enjoying following in her father's footsteps.

December 19, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


Eagles fans proud in face of tough loss

To say that it was a rough end to Georgia Southern's football season would be an understatement.

December 18, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Local


Deputy nabs armed robbery suspects

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies took less than 10 minutes Friday to apprehend two men who had just robbed a convenience store at gunpoint, dressed in "Elmo" and "Tweety Bird" masks.

December 16, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


An eye on the future

Thousands poured in and out of Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse Friday, where nearly 1,300 students were honored during three ceremonies for the school's 20th Annual Fall Commencement.

December 16, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Eagles going to the Fargodome

Ever wonder what it would be like to be on the inside of a fire engine siren on its way to a fire?

December 15, 2011 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Local


Police investigate two armed robberies

Statesboro Police detectives are investigating two armed robbery incidents occurring Tuesday. While no one was seriously injured in either incident, a gunshot was fired during a struggle at one location.

December 15, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Job fair attracts thousands

A job fair expected to attract 1,500 people to Ogeechee Technical College Wednesday, had already processed that many applicants by noon. By 6 p.m., 3,500 people had filled out employment applications to be part of Great Dane's initial workforce when its 450,000-square-foot manufacturing plant opens in Statesboro early next year.

December 14, 2011 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Men invade home, demand drugs

A Ga. 46 man claimed he was attacked in his home Monday by two gunmen demanding drugs, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

December 14, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Dems blast push for English-only communication in Georgia

ATLANTA - When state Rep. Pedro "Pete" Marin moved from Puerto Rico to Georgia with his family in 1995, he and his wife Nereida each had ...

January 30, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local


Candidates, from school board to governor, qualify March 5-9

Candidates will qualify March 5-9 for Georgia's May 22 election, which includes both the party primaries and the general election for nonpartisan offices.

January 30, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Grant boosts book bus project in Bulloch

A $20,000 grant from state organizations associated with Gov. Nathan Deal and his wife will allow the Bulloch County Schools, also assisted by local ...

January 29, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Woman killed in Sylvania hit-and-run

A Sylvania woman was killed Saturday night in a hit-and-run crash.

January 29, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Men report being robbed at gunpoint

Statesboro police are investigating an armed robbery reported to have occurred Friday night at a Morris Street location.

January 29, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New year brings local business closings

The new year brought with it a good bit of uncertainty for local businesses. A few weeks ago we announced that Kmart has decided to ...

January 29, 2018 | | Local


Fennell joins AgSouth in Statesboro; farmers market grants available

Pat Calhoun, CEO of AgSouth Farm Credit, announced that Bo Fennell has joined the cooperative as CFO and will be based in the company's ...

January 29, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Poor grades on smoking in Georgia

Georgia received four F's and one C grade for its anti-tobacco work in the annual "State of Tobacco Control" report, released by the American ...

January 29, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Report lists key issues in state education

ATHENS - A Georgia nonprofit group says poverty, equity and fairness, the early learning workforce, student health and the special challenges of Georgia's rural schools ...

January 29, 2018 | The Associated Press | Local


Historic building turned ‘eyesore’ comes down

None too soon for officials at Statesboro City Hall, property owner Garland Nessmith is tearing down the century-old warehouse-type building on East Main Street at ...

January 27, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


State climatologist: 2017 was warmest year ever for Georgia

ATLANTA - A new report shows that 2017 was the warmest year on record for Georgia.

January 27, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Bloomingdale CCC boys worked in area’s forests

From 1933 until 1942 through the Great Depression, more than 3 million unmarried young American men worked mostly outdoors and earned money for themselves and ...

January 27, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Hands-free’ driving bill introduced

State Rep. John Carson started thinking hard about distracted driving a year ago, when he heard data about car insurance rates in Georgia.

January 26, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Flu hitting hard locally

Influenza, particularly one virulent strain, has sent record numbers to the doctor over the past few weeks, and in spite of an early start, the ...

January 26, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


School board negotiating TAD contribution

The Bulloch County Board of Education recently moved toward participating in Statesboro's Tax Allocation District for the South Main Street area after hearing from ...

January 25, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


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