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Celebration of all things downtown is Friday

A huge crowd is expected in downtown Statesboro on Friday for the "Live, Work, Shop and Play" celebration. The event puts the spotlight on all that downtown shops have to offer and several of its organizers came on Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show to talk about the event.

September 29, 2010 | By Roger Allen Herald correspondent | Local


Register fireman arrested

A Register volunteer firefighter was arrested Monday on charges that he stole "several thousand dollars" from a checking account that held funds raised by the volunteer fire department.

September 29, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


The festival's 'man in a white hat'

Like the Lone Ranger, Forest Ranger Doug Chassereau wears a white hat, but a lot of people can't see it. Leaders of the Portal Heritage Society said have seen it plainly and frequently because Society members say he has ridden to the rescue of the Catface Country Turpentine Festival so many times.

September 28, 2010 | By ROGER BRANCH Special to the Herald | Local


Time for Turpentine Festival

The Portal Heritage Society will be cooking turpentine this year at the 29th Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival, thanks to a group who helped secure pine tar, an increasingly rare commodity that is essential in distilling turpentine. The tar was procured from a location in Mexico, said Portal Heritage Society member Jerry Lanigan.

September 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Flu vaccine clinic is Friday

The Bulloch County Health Department will hold a flu vaccine clinic on Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Health department officials urged residents to come during the clinic hours to get vaccinated because extra staff will be on hand and the wait should be minimal. Flu vaccines cost $25.

September 28, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


SHS Class of 1948 reunion is Saturday

The 1948 graduating class of Statesboro High School will hold its 62nd annual class reunion at R.J.'s Steakery and Seafood on South Main Street in Statesboro beginning at 11 a.m on Saturday. Some 25 to 30 class members are expected to celebrate the occasion. The class graduated on May 31, 1948 under the leadership of S. H. Sherman, the superintendent, and Alvin L. McLendon the principal.

September 28, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘Mornings unPHILtered’ - Councilman unhappy with Haynes’ dismissal

With many Statesboro residents frustrated by the lack of answers and accountability surrounding the city council's recent decision to release City Manager Shane Haynes, Councilman Travis Chance came on Tuesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" program.

September 28, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Local man: Someone 'kidnapped' my angel

Two years ago, when Joseph Wright's wife passed away, he was consumed with grief. To help ease his loss, he took up a project his wife Evelyn had left unfinished - painting a ceramic angel statue.

September 27, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


GSU campus to open downtown

A downtown campus area for Georgia Southern was Monday's topic on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show.

September 27, 2010 | By Roger Allen Herald correspondent | Local


Report: Local woman knifes man Saturday

A woman who suspected her husband of infidelity sliced him several times with a knife Saturday, according to Statesboro Police reports.

September 27, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Women on a Mission deliver blankets

Members in the Women on a Mission group at First Baptist Church of Blichton take their job seriously. Their most recent mission brought eight group members to Statesboro so they could fulfill their latest project.

September 25, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Political 'stump' meeting is Oct. 9 in downtown Statesboro

Citizens will find more than fresh produce in downtown Statesboro Saturday, Oct. 9. The 2010 Leadership Bulloch class is sponsoring an old-fashioned political "stump meeting" at the Statesboro Farmer's Market.

September 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deal defends family on stop in Metter

Republican gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal was on a tight schedule Saturday morning. On his way from meeting with friends in Chatters Restaurant in Lyons to attend the Possum Hollow festival in Dexter, Deal dropped by Bevricks Char House Grill in Metter.

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


Fair parade hopes for no rain

Almost a year has passed since heavy rains washed out the Statesboro Kiwanis-Ogeechee Fair Parade in 2009, the first time in history the parade was canceled. So, plans are for the 2010 parade next month to be better than ever, said chairman Charles Sheets.

September 24, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


‘Mornings unPHILtered’ - Deal: I won’t make promises I can’t keep

Republican nominee to be the next governor of Georgia Nathan Deal was Friday's guest on the "Mornings unPHIltered" show.

September 24, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


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Boro Applebee’s closing Friday

One of the first chain restaurants to open in Statesboro about 18 years ago, Applebee's will close its doors for good at the end ...

April 05, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Severe weather forecast causes closings

Bulloch County offices and area colleges will close early due to pending severe weather. Ogeechee Technical College, Georgia Southern University and East Georgia State College ...

April 05, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Confederate memorial vandalized

A wreath and flags were reportedly damaged after a Confederate History and Heritage Month observance Saturday.

April 04, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


City orders repaving of 3+ miles of streets

At least three miles of Statesboro's streets, and a little more, are scheduled to be resurfaced this year at a cost of up to ...

April 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police chief searches cost $44,700

The city of Statesboro spent a little more than $44,500 on its two searches for a police chief in 2016 and 2017. With help ...

April 03, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


I-85 collapse brings jump in mass transit

ATLANTA - Atlanta area commuters crowded aboard mass transit trains and fewer cars hit the road Monday as public schools went on spring break, easing fears ...

April 03, 2017 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Council poised to appoint special judge

After amending the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance in March to turn hearings on license violation cases over to an administrative judge, Statesboro City Council has a ...

April 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - N.Y. firm takes over old Nash Finch site

A New York-based company has purchased the former SpartanNash facility on Highway 301 South from the heirs of T.J. Morris. Hypotenuse Incorporated will be ...

April 03, 2017 | | Local


Willingway names Cherie Tolley as permanent CEO

Cherie Tolley, Willingway's interim CEO, was named as the substance abuse treatment center's permanent leader in an announcement by facility owner Summit BHC ...

April 03, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local




Suspect charged in I-85 collapse

ATLANTA - A man accused of starting a raging fire that collapsed a portion of Interstate 85 a few miles north of downtown Atlanta was charged ...

April 01, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Watch for new 4-way stop on Brampton

Beginning Wednesday, drivers will encounter a new four-way stop on Brampton Avenue where it intersects Bermuda Run and Merchants Way at Walker Pharmacy, Statesboro's ...

April 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


The gift of reading

Southeast Bulloch Middle School educators boarded a school bus Thursday afternoon, journeying to a Brooklet-area neighborhood to distribute free books as part of National Reading ...

April 01, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Leaders in high school today, community leaders tomorrow

Southeast Bulloch High School Student Council officers were caught horsing around this week during school hours. Turns out, the 9th through 12th grade officers took ...

March 31, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Graduations return home to high schools

For the first time in more than a decade, graduations at Portal High School, Southeast Bulloch High School and Statesboro High School will be held ...

March 31, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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