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Herald publisher headed to Calif.

Publisher of the Statesboro Herald since 1995, Randy Morton was named publisher of the Santa Clarita Signal in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Monday.

February 27, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bigger, better Kiwanis Rodeo returning

Bulls, broncs and even few clowns once again will take over the Kiwanis fairgrounds for two days in April. And if last year's huge crowds offer any indication, the second annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo is sure to draw thousands.

February 25, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch native, Oprah favorite set for speech

Oprah Winfrey calls Bulloch County native Harville Hendrix the "Marriage Whisperer" and he is coming to Statesboro on Tuesday, March 13 to deliver the 20th Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt Lecture in the Emma Kelly Theatre at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

February 25, 2012 | From Staff Reports | Local


Barrow touts USDA

While saying that spending cuts aimed at deficit reduction should go deeper, Rep. John Barrow hosted an event this week to inform citizens about U.S. Department of Agriculture assistance to home buyers, businesses and local governments.

February 24, 2012 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Third suspect sought in January shooting in Metter

A third suspect in a shooting at Metter's Club 46 in January is wanted on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

February 24, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Don Poe named Kiwanian of the Year

He made tremendous improvements last fall when the Statesboro Kiwanis Club celebrated its 50th Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. He also brought the club its first Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo, which was a resounding success in that it was a sold-out show both nights. And Thursday, six-year member Don Poe was named the 2011 Kiwanian of the Year.

February 23, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Review: Actors bring ‘Menagerie’ to life

Seasoned director Mical Whitaker's version of "The Glass Menagerie" opens tonight, and viewers will be mesmerized by the cast's mastery of the Tennessee Williams play.

February 23, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Courthouse to open for Saturday voting

Inconvenience will be a less valid excuse for people not voting in the 2012 Presidential Preference Primary once polling locations around the state open doors this weekend for Saturday voting.

February 23, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


‘It sounded like a bomb’

A Georgia Southern University transit bus exploded in flames Thursday after a "small electrical fire" sparked a larger blaze when it reached natural gas fuel tanks.

February 23, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Help for military students at GSU

With veterans of four wars looking on, President Brooks Keel and Georgia Southern University staff christened Wednesday a new center dedicated to serving the men and women who have pledged to protect their country.

February 22, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


State-created charter schools measure OK'd by Ga. House

ATLANTA - State officials would regain the power to create charter schools even in communities where local school boards don't want them, under a constitutional amendment that won support Wednesday from the Georgia House but faces a challenge from Democrats in the Senate.

February 22, 2012 | By DORIE TURNER AP Education Writer | Local


Truck crashes into house

A man who ran a stop sign and crashed into a house Tuesday was taken to the hospital for testing, according to a Georgia State Patrol trooper who investigated the accident.

February 21, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Abortion debate flares in Ga. legislature

ATLANTA - As a Republican lawmaker seeks to ban most women from getting abortions 20 weeks after fertilization, a Democratic lawmaker protested the move Tuesday by introducing a bill that would drastically limit vasectomies.

February 21, 2012 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Screven missing 'at-risk' man found

An elderly man who walked away from a Screven County personal care facility Monday was found Tuesday and is safe, according to the Screven County Sheriff's Office.

February 21, 2012 | | Local


The Band Perry, The Fray playing Paulson April 20

Grammy Award nominees The Fray and The Band Perry will headline Georgia Southern University's spring concert Friday, April 20 at Paulson Stadium.

February 20, 2012 | From Staff Reports | Local


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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


UPDATE: 2 students, school bus driver taken to EGRMC after crash

Two students and a Bulloch County school bus driver were taken to a hospital Thursday after the bus collided with a tractor-trailer rig carrying a ...

March 29, 2018 | From Staff Reports | Local


City District 5 qualifying ends with 3 running

No additional candidates signed up Wednesday morning, the final half day of qualifying for the May 22 special election to Statesboro City Council in District ...

March 28, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Another student arrested for threats

A fourth grade student was arrested Wednesday morning after telling another student he would shoot her.

March 28, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Now 3 candidates in District 5 Council race

Two more candidates qualified Tuesday for the May 22 special election to fill the vacant District 5 seat on Statesboro City Council.

March 27, 2018 | | Local


Requests for more school cops heard

As the Bulloch County Schools conduct a series of forums on school safety, one of the suggestions heard most often is that police officers, called ...

March 27, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Low health scores in South

A new ranking of the healthiest U.S. communities puts eight Georgia counties in the top 500, with the highest being Forsyth County, at No ...

March 27, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Another student arrested for threats

Monday, Bulloch County Sheriff's School Resource Officer Ross Newman arrested a 12-year-old sixth grade Southeast Bulloch Middle School student for making a threat against ...

March 27, 2018 | | Local


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