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New Portal Middle/High School makes debut

Students, staff, parents and community members attended open house Thursday at the new Portal Middle/High School to see the new facility.

July 29, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Suspect at large - Man fled drug deal; reward of $500 for info

A $500 reward is offered for information leading to the capture of a man sought on cocaine charges who remains at large after a long, hot manhunt near Register Thursday.

July 29, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City votes to settle with former city engineer

The City of Statesboro will once again dip into its revenue-strapped coffers to settle a lawsuit with a disgruntled former employee.

July 28, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Open House Thursday at Bulloch schools

Bulloch County students and parents have a chance to explore new schools, meet new teachers and greet fellow students this evening during the system-wide open house event.

July 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Warden takes extra steps to ensure pest-free food

Bulloch County Correctional Institute Warden Billy Tompkins took extra steps Tuesday to ensure that a repeat of Monday's pest-infested potatoes being served to inmates would not happen again.

July 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


BUILDing a better community

Mixing dusty grout with paint, moving furniture and otherwise reorganizing the Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Statesboro was how a group of incoming Georgia Southern freshman made their first contribution to the community this week.

July 28, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Echols states case for PSC seat

Wednesday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Tim Echols, who is in a Republican runoff for the District 2-Eastern Public Service Commission seat. He faces retired Army officer John Douglas in the Aug. 10 runoff.

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


Screven superintendent: Cuts done for '10-'11

SYLVANIA - Screven County Schools Superintendent Dr. Whitney Myers said in an interview with the Statesboro Herald that the worst in budget cuts is behind the system.

July 27, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch inmate's father reports live maggots served in potatoes

Bulloch County Jail inmates were disgusted Monday after spotting what some said were live maggots in the potatoes served for dinner.

July 27, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro Herald earns 15 AP awards

The Statesboro Herald won 15 awards in the 2009 Georgia Associated Press Awards contest, including Story of the Year and Photo of the Year. The awards were announced Saturday in Macon during the AP's annual awards luncheon.

July 26, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Portraits of pooches

Children and adults filed into the Statesboro Regional Library Monday with their dogs ready to have their portraits taken and displayed in the library.

July 26, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


The Boro’s top cops, firefighters

Statesboro Police and Fire departments honored seven employees recently during an annual award ceremony, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

July 26, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Suspect arrested in recent auto break-ins

A man sought by Statesboro Police in connection to several automobile break-ins was apprehended Wednesday in Florida, charged with the same crime there, said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott P. Brunson.

July 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Evans County program feeds 20,000 kids

CLAXTON - Serving nearly 20,000 meals since the beginning of June, Evans County's Summer Food Service Program is one way Nutrition Director Tonya Blocker helps fulfill the needs of the children in her community.

July 25, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


‘Hurricane Party’ to benefit Red Cross

With hurricane season in full force the Bulloch Chapter of the American Red Cross is giving Statesboro an opportunity to support local relief efforts by just dining out with friends or family.

July 21, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


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Excelsior EMC to hold 79th Annual Meeting on Friday

Excelsior EMC's 79th Annual Meeting of Members will be held Friday at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University in ...

May 08, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bills on Georgia medical marijuana, beer sales still in flux

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has largely cleared his desk of contentious bills, including a new law allowing permit-holders to carry concealed firearms on public college ...

May 06, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Cancer doesn’t slow Langston teacher

The spot was just the size of a small, frozen pea. Surely it was nothing.

May 06, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


County and city hurricane expenses top $2 million

Six months after Hurricane Matthew ravaged the area, Bulloch County and the city of Statesboro have reported expenses of more than $2 million from the ...

May 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Boro officer recovering from heart surgery

The Clubhouse was the site earlier this week of a fundraiser to benefit Statesboro police Officer Adam Paquette. While on duty back in March, Paquette ...

May 05, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Tormenta FC looks to move to next division

On Friday night, South Georgia Tormenta FC President Darin Van Tassell formally announced the club's intention to form a committee to research the possibility ...

May 05, 2017 | Mike Anthony | Local


Resident asks City Council to cease opening prayers

Statesboro resident Don Armel asked City Council this week to abandon its practice of having a council member, the mayor or another person they choose ...

May 04, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Day of Prayer offers hope, repentance

Just as in years past, they came Thursday from all walks of life - all ages, denominations, ethnicities and resumes - to gather on the Bulloch County ...

May 04, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal student charged with statutory rape

An 18-year-old student was charged Wednesday with statutory rape after school officials learned he was meeting a 14-year-old girl in a Portal Middle/High School ...

May 04, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City, county, GS and BOE study options for 2-way radio upgrade

With one existing system approaching the end of its contract, a new two-way radio system for use by police, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, school bus ...

May 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Roundabout construction means detours

Residents in the area of Langston Chapel Road and a portion of Burkhalter Road where a traffic circle is being built will be detoured for ...

May 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Juggling and the gospel

If you're juggling ideas for some fun family time this weekend, an event at Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Statesboro may fit the bill ...

May 03, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Jack Hill – Man of the Decade

When Georgia state Sen. Jack Hill was asked to be keynote speaker for the 2017 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards, he had no ...

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Peace named Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year

The 2017 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year "moved our community to new heights of caring," said Billy Hickman on Tuesday night during the 29th ...

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Three chosen for Deen Day Smith Lifetime Achievement Awards

During the 29th annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala held Tuesday evening, Bruce Yawn introduced three men who have dedicated a lifetime ...

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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