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Early voting for city council election ends Friday

There are three more days left of early voting for the Statesboro city council election as citizens prepare to elect two council members and a mayor to new four-year terms.

October 27, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Studio Statesboro - Business in the Boro; Bulloch History Moment: The 1856 election

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October 27, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch mourns Sheriff Akins

In spite of the circumstances, the atmosphere Monday night at the visitation for former Bulloch County Sheriff Arnold Ray Akins was not typical of most funeral home viewings.

October 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Looking at the local economy

This morning's first guest on the "Mornings unPhiltered" show was Edward H. Sibbald. Host Phil Boyum introduced Sibbald, who was named the interim director of the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development in July at Georgia Southern. Sibbald is now the Director for the Center for Financial Excellence.

October 26, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Two men sought in separate Stadium Place robberies

Two separate armed robberies within two hours at an apartment complex near Georgia Southern University Saturday are likely unrelated, according to reports.

October 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Brooks Keel named GSU president

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia named Dr. Brooks A. Keel Monday as the 12th president of Georgia Southern University. Keel is vice chancellor for research and economic development and professor of biological sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.

October 26, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro - PETCO costume contest; Memory Walk & Run Fundraiser

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October 26, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ogeechee River Baptists meet

At the recent 111th annual meeting of the Ogeechee River Baptist Association, some one hundred pastors and deacons of 37 Bulloch County Baptist churches came together in Nevils to consider the challenges that lie ahead during the next year for the churches in Bulloch County and the nation.

October 24, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


United Way launches ’09-10 campaign

United Way of Southeast Georgia kicked off its 2009-2010 campaign and Barry Turner, executive director for public relations at Ogeechee Technical College, will serve as campaign chair.

October 24, 2009 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


A legend lost: Arnold Ray Akins passes at 69

Arnold Ray Akins, a local legend in the law enforcement world and former sheriff of Bulloch County, died Saturday morning after an extended illness at the Tattnall Community Hospital in Reidsville.

October 24, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Statesboro city council meets Blind Willie McTell

It was an eclectic mix of guests Friday on "Mornings unPHILtered." The city election, local blues legend Blind Willie McTell and high school football were the topics.

October 23, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


A Peak honor

Tanita Peak, a fourth grade teacher at Brooklet Elementary School, was named Friday the 2010 Bulloch County School System's Teacher of the Year. Peak learned of her selection Friday morning when Superintendent Lewis Holloway and administrators surprised her in her classroom.

October 23, 2009 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro - GSU Wellness Fair; Bulloch Teacher of the Year

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October 23, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Memory Walk at BA Saturday

It was a guest-rich show Thursday on "Mornings unPhiltered."

October 22, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


It's Gardenpalooza!

It's Gardenpalooza time at the Georgia Southern Botanical Garden.

October 22, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Landowner files new rezone request

A man who wants to build an industrial park in southern Bulloch County has resubmitted a rezone application, just days after he withdrew his previous ...

August 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro landmark R.J.'s closing

After serving the Statesboro and Bulloch County community for 35 years, owner Randy Nessmith announced Wednesday that R.J.'s Grill is closing. R.J ...

August 03, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ogeechee Tech signs agreement with Armstrong State

Ogeechee Technical College signed a memorandum of understanding with Armstrong State University in Savannah on Tuesday, bridging the institutions' programs in criminal justice and information ...

August 03, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


' 'night, Mother' offers change of pace at the Averitt

It's 8 o'clock on Saturday night in rural America. The interior of the house looks like any other stereotypical home, a wooden space ...

August 03, 2016 | By RASHIDA OTUNBA Special to the Herald | Local


Downtown Pep Rally is Friday

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority will celebrate the start of high school football season with local players, cheerleaders, coaches and bands at the annual Downtown ...

August 03, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man held on murder charge in teens' deaths near Atlanta

ROSWELL, Ga. - Police arrested a 20-year-old man on a murder charge Wednesday as they investigate the deaths of two teenagers, each shot in the head ...

August 03, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Only low-income seniors get city bill relief

New credits offsetting the $3.95 monthly storm water fee imposed on Statesboro residents last year and this year's $2 increase in monthly water ...

August 02, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman killed in dog attack

A woman was killed in Screven County on Monday night by her boyfriend's pit bulldog.

August 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hudson resigns as Portal Elementary School principal

Portal Elementary School Principal Paul D. Hudson tendered his resignation Monday to the Bulloch County Board of Education, following his arrest Thursday night in Effingham ...

August 01, 2016 | By AL HACKLE and HOLLI DEAL SAXON ahackle@statesboroherald.com; hbragg@ statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch schools begin new year

Monday, 10,073 students started classes in the Bulloch County Schools. First-day attendance last year was 9,683. Reported enrollment reached 10,370 students last ...

August 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Cheeky Bliss expanding

Statesboro Mall's newest store Cheeky Bliss isn't actually new to the mall but has moved to a new location.

August 01, 2016 | | Local


AgSouth names Statesboro man new CEO

William T. Robinson, chairman of the Board of Directors of AgSouth Farm Credit, announced that John Patrick "Pat" Calhoun will succeed William P. Spigener, Jr ...

August 01, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


New principals, teachers, a roof and a.c.

Workers with nail guns were busy finishing the reroofing of Stilson Elementary School and portions of the new air-conditioning system were running Friday as the ...

July 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro police chief finalists named

City officials have now identified the three finalists for the job of Statesboro chief of police.

July 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Atlanta's Olympics: 20 years later

ATLANTA (AP) - Twenty years after the Olympics were held in Atlanta, some remnants of that improbable summer remain a highly visible part of the city ...

July 29, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports writer | Local


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