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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


County's proposed budget doesn't include property tax increase

Bulloch County Commissioners held two public hearings Tuesday to allow citizens to review the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2011, which translates into no tax increase for county property owners, said Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch.

June 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City actions in possible conflict with charter

The Statesboro City Council will vote today to create a public safety director position about a month after Wendell Turner was appointed to the post, possibly in violation of the city charter.

June 14, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


It's already a sweltering summer

The best advice for people today is stay inside if they can. Those without air conditioners should find a cool place to stay, and if you must go outside - especially if you are working - drink plenty of water, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

June 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


BOE looks at 1/2-mill hike

Bulloch County Board of Education members offered verbal support last week for a proposed half-mill increase in the school system's tax rate. If approved, the school board portion of the millage rate would rise from 9.45 to 9.95 mills, which equates to about a $20 tax increase per $100,000 of taxable property.

June 14, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Reaching for the stars

Students in Georgia high schools will be able to reach for the stars - or at least study them - in part thanks to an astronomy workshop for teachers being held at Georgia Southern University.

June 12, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Cooking nutritiously for kids

With the latest focus on the problem of childhood obesity, public school food service workers from around the state came to Georgia Southern for an intensive week of cooking classes with an emphasis on preparing less-fattening, more nutritious meals for students. The university's annual Culinary Institute is taught by chef Stephen Minton and the school cooks said what they learn this week, they will take back to their school districts and share with all the schools. Cynthia Peek, a food service worker from the Muscogee County system, said meals have far less sodium than in the past and food ...

June 10, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Campers getting ready for 'Jungle'

The conversation on Thursday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show centered around the second year of the "Jungle Book Theater Experience" summer camp held at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

June 10, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Silent auction to benefit local Humane Society

As the organization's largest fundraiser of the year, the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County will host their eighth annual silent auction next Saturday benefitting their spay and neuter and animal rescue programs.

June 10, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Portal man wins $2.5 million

Portal resident Jimmy Coleman Sr. was thirsty, so he stopped one day last week at Clyde's Market #47 in Brooklet for a Pepsi. When he walked into the store, he was a hard-working roofer with 30 years in the business. When he walked out, he was a millionaire.

June 10, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Preparing for Pinocchio

The Missoula Children's Theatre is hosting a workshop on musical theater at Georgia Southern. The campers began rehearsals on Monday, learning lines and songs for the production. The intensive preparation allows the cast to put on a top notch show for parents and the public to enjoy. The performance at the PAC on Saturday at 2 p.m. is open to everyone. Based in Montana, Missoula is the nation's largest touring children's theatre and has been touring extensively for more than 30 years, from Montana to Japan. In 2010, 32 teams of tour actor/directors will visit ...

June 09, 2010 | From Staff Reports | 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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