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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


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Bank building up for sale

I am sure that many of you have noticed the "For Sale" sign affixed to the former location of First Southern National Bank on South Main Street in Statesboro.

February 20, 2012 | | Local


Georgia Conservancy can help landowners

Officials with the Georgia Conservancy's Land Conservation Program are concerned that many Georgia landowners aren't aware of the range of conservancy programs that are available to them.

February 20, 2012 | By JAN MOORE | Local


'The Glass Menagerie' premieres Friday

In honor of the 100th birthday of legendary playwright Tennessee Williams, the Averitt STARS will present one of his best known works "The Glass Menagerie" inside the Emma Kelly Theater.

February 18, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Local


Nominations are sought for Deen Day Smith Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

February 18, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Herald needs photos for pictorial book

All those photos taken years ago when you were a child. All those photos sitting in drawers or picture books not opened in years. All those photos handed down from generation to generation in your family.

February 18, 2012 | Jim Healy | Local


SEB's Project SAFE

Students at Southeast Bulloch High School will remember a Stilson family that died tragically in a home fire Dec. 28 with an event they hope will keep others in the community safe. Russell and Wendi Davis, and their two daughters, Susannah and Haley, perished in the fire.

February 18, 2012 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Farewell, Snooky's

On its last day in business, Snooky's was busy from 5:30 a.m.

February 18, 2012 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


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Billy Hickman named Humanitarian of the Year

Touted for a genuine love for his hometown, the 2018 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year Billy Hickman credited his friends and family for helping ...

April 03, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Felton challenger for District 5 BOE seat

Mary Felton, Ed.D., a candidate for Bulloch County Board of Education in District 5, says she wants to be a "voice for the voiceless ...

April 03, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards tonight

The 30th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards Banquet will be held tonight at the Nessmith-Lane Building on the campus of Georgia Southern ...

April 03, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


SPD officer, wife dead in apparent murder-suicide

Statesboro Police Department officers are wearing shrouded badges this week after the death of an advanced patrol officer and his wife early Sunday in what ...

April 02, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Business and friendship in Statesboro

Lisa Hanna retired from cutting, perming and coloring hair Thursday, closing The Haircutters in downtown Statesboro after doing the hair of some of her first ...

April 02, 2018 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Downtown's top supporters receive 'Bricks'

Main Street Statesboro and the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority held their annual meeting at The Hall last week.

April 02, 2018 | | Local


Statesboro police officer killed in apparent murder-suicide

An advanced patrol officer with the Statesboro Police Department was shot to death early Sunday morning in what police officials say is an apparent murder-suicide.

April 01, 2018 | From Staff Reports | Local


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


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