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Oil spill effects hitting home

Nearly sixty days after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, oil still continues to flow nearly a mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico. While economic effects from the spill are slamming Gulf Coast residents and areas the hardest, some other parts of the nation also are feeling the effects, even in Statesboro.

June 19, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


A bumper corn crop?

Bulloch County corn is looking like a bumper crop, if weather cooperates, said Bulloch County Agent Pat Todd.

June 19, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Last day to register to vote in July 20 primary is Monday

Citizens who have not yet registered to vote, but wish to vote in the general primary election, have until Monday to do so, said Bulloch County Election Supervisor Pat Lanier Jones.

June 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU Museum set to reopen on Monday

Georgia Southern University Museum will reopen to the public Monday after being closed for the past three months.

June 19, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Homes found for all shelter cats that needed to be moved

It was a happy ending for more than two dozen cats at the Bulloch County Animal Shelter as the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County was able to find temporary and permanent homes for the animals.

June 17, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Balancing employees, customers

Thursday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Bruce Jones, program director for the Walt Disney Institute. Jones came on the show to talk about Disney's day-long seminar to be held at Ogeechee Technical College on Tuesday.

June 17, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


JROTC to remain at Portal

The Bulloch County Board of Education is on the hunt for two qualified military personnel to lead the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program at Portal Middle High School.

June 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


McDougald brothers highlight Historical Society’s annual gathering

Two Bulloch County natives will highlight the 37th annual meeting of the Bulloch County Historical Society Monday in the Fellowship Hall of Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.

June 17, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Bidding a fond farewell

One word kept floating around the room Thursday at a retirement reception for former Statesboro Police chief Stan York and former police lieutenant Frank Roach: "bittersweet."

June 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Council OKs budget, creates 5 new positions within city

At their meeting Tuesday evening, The Statesboro City Council passed the proposed fiscal year 2011 budget, which included the creation of five new positions within the city.

June 16, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


A crash course in government

Nearly 700 rising high school seniors from across Georgia are gathering this week at Georgia Southern University to participate in Georgia Girls State and Georgia Boys State, learning the ins and outs of government.

June 16, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Bulloch’s own ‘rodeo’ king

Bulloch County resident Gil Riggs has driven a public school bus for the past four years. Considering his skills behind the wheel, some would say Riggs is a natural bus driver.

June 16, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


24 cats at shelter face euthanasia if not adopted Wednesday

Construction delays at the new Bulloch County Animal Shelter have put a ticking clock on 24 cats that must be moved by the end of the day or face euthanasia.

June 15, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


GSU and the SoCon — the grand scheme of things

This report is part one of a six-part series about the state of Georgia Southern Athletics. It will run Wednesdays throughout the summer. Part one takes a general look at Georgia Southern's place in the Southern Conference, and the SoCon's place in NCAA Division-I athletics.

June 15, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS | Local


‘Glee’ fills the Averitt Center

The Averitt Center for the Arts' Glee Camp is teaching elementary, middle and high school students the basics of musical theater using the popular Fox television show "Glee" as its inspiration.

June 15, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


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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


I-85 collapse to snarl traffic for months

ATLANTA - Atlanta's dreadful rush-hour traffic could be extra nasty for months to come after a raging fire underneath Interstate 85 collapsed an elevated portion ...

March 31, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


BREAKING: 'Campus carry' passes, heads to governor's desk

Georgia lawmakers have approved legislation allowing people with state permits for concealed handguns to carry on public college campuses, sending it to Gov. Nathan Deal.

March 31, 2017 | | Local


3 finalists for Averitt Center director post

The board of the Averitt Center for the Arts has three finalists to choose from in the search for the Statesboro-based arts organization's second-ever ...

March 30, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man charged with raping two-year-old

A Statesboro man was arrested Wednesday on charges he raped a two-year-old child.

March 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Marking 10 years of local flavor

The Downtown Statesboro MainStreet Farmers Market opens Saturday for its 10th year of bringing fresh local produce, crafts and a variety of vendors and activities ...

March 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wildfire burns 250 acres, destroys home in southeast Georgia

SAVANNAH – Crews worked Wednesday to contain a wildfire that destroyed a family's mobile home and several other buildings as it burned about 250 acres ...

March 29, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Braves' new ballpark could be game-changer for industry

ATLANTA - The Braves' new ballpark looks like a throwback stadium with its green seats, brick walls and its old-school, intimate feel.

March 29, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Local


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