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A sweet award for local grower

A local pioneer in the Vidalia onion industry was recently honored by the Vidalia Onion® Committee, which named Terry Gerrald the 2009 Grower of the Year.

February 13, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A trip through the unusual

Statesboro Herald Assistant Editor and Boro Live Update Producer Eddie Ledbetter took video of the snow in Bulloch from the office at the Herald and then on his trip home to Register down South Main Street and Cypress Lake Road.

February 13, 2010 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


Lots of 911 calls about snow, but no serious accidents

Statesboro Police had more calls about people throwing snowballs at cars Friday night than they had calls about snow-related accidents - which was a good thing.

February 13, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Teacher tries for higher office

Friday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Roger Hines, a Republican candidate for state school superintendent in Georgia. Hines was the fourth superintendent candidate to appear on the show this week.

February 12, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Major quake devastates Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The strongest earthquake in more than 200 years rocked Haiti on Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help and heavily damaging the National Palace, U.N. peacekeeper headquarters and other buildings. U.S. officials reported bodies in the streets and an aid official described "total disaster and chaos."

United Nations officials said a large number of U.N. personnel were unaccounted for.

February 11, 2010 | By JONATHAN M. KATZ The Associated Press | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Hopeful wants reliable funding for Ga. schools

Continuing on his education theme this week, Phil Boyum welcomed state school superintendent candidate Brian Westlake to Thursday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show., who is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the office of State School Superintendent. Westlake earned a Bachelors degree in History and a Masters degree in sociology from Florida State University.

February 11, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Chance of up to 4 inches of snow Friday night

Forecasters upped the chance of snowfall in Bulloch County to a promising 90 percent after weather conditions changed Thursday. The Statesboro area could see up to four inches of snowfall by Saturday morning - enough that area children (and adults) would be able to make snowmen.

February 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - School candidate: Ensure the basics

Wednesday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Richard Woods, who is a candidate for the job of State Superintendent of Education. He is running for the Republican nomination against incumbent Superintendent Kathy Cox and Roger Hines.

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


Snow on the way to Boro?

Those waiting around on snow to arrive Friday may have to stay up late, because the flakes aren't expected to fall until after 10 p.m. and won't be significant until after 1 a.m. Saturday - if they show up at all.

February 10, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Election board begins to prep for ’10 election

In just its second month of existence, the Bulloch County Board of Elections and Registrations met Monday evening to begin preparations for the 2010 election cycle.

February 09, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Candidate wants less school testing

Tuesday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Democratic candidate for Georgia state school superintendent and Augusta native Dr. Beth Farokhi.

February 09, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Local spellers compete in district spelling bee

Portal Middle School 6th grader Breyonna Raymond, 11, pulls off a victory in the Bulloch County District Spelling Bee by spelling the word "boutique" Monday at William James Middle School. Hunter Silva of Stilson Elementary School was the runner-up of the competition.

February 08, 2010 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Lee-Jackson dinner draws history buffs

More than 80 members of local Sons of Confederate Veterans camps met at R.J.s Steakhouse in Statesboro Saturday for the ninth annual Lee-Jackson Awards Banquet. According to 5th Brigade Commander Mike Mull, the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) has members in 30 states, from Alaska to Hawaii to Florida to Maine.

February 08, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Southern author to speak at library

"If Momma Dont Laugh It Aint Funny" wasn't the theme of Monday's "Mornings UnPHILtered" show, but the author of that book was the first guest. Host Phil Boyum welcomed Lucy Adams, who will speak inside the Statesboro Regional Library tonight at 7 p.m., as part of Meet the Author series.

February 08, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


School Board member Charles Bonds resigns

Bulloch County Board of Education member Dr. Charles Bonds, fondly known as the "Reading Professor," will be missed, peers said after learning of his pending resignation in March.

February 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Metter dentist Clance earns rare Mastership Award

Dr. William W. Clance of Metter attained a rare distinction among dentists this year when he received the Mastership Award from the Academy of General ...

December 26, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Therapy dog provides love, joy to hospice patients

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Dressed in his most stylish Santa suit, therapy dog Dexter looked sharp on Dec. 21 for his first day on the job at ...

December 24, 2016 | By LAUREN MCDONALD The Brunswick News | Local


SPD orders Ford SUVs as new patrol vehicles

The Statesboro Police Department's patrol cars will, over time, be replaced by patrol SUVs, if the department and officials who control its purse strings ...

December 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Police, city team up to offer 'Operation Safe Disposal'

Empty boxes in your outside trash could tip off would-be burglars that your family received some pretty nice things for Christmas. Statesboro Police Deputy Chief ...

December 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Relay for Life names 2017 event co-chairs

The American Cancer Society in Statesboro just announced the co-chairs for the 2017 Relay for Life in Bulloch County. Kay Nay, community manager in Statesboro ...

December 23, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Chase ends with PIT maneuver and arrest

A Bulloch County sheriff's deputy, assisting Statesboro police in a high-speed chase, stopped a fleeing suspect by using the PIT maneuver on Highway 301 ...

December 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


City done with hurricane cleanup; county, almost

The city of Statesboro has, at last, finished collecting tree parts and other debris left at the curb after Hurricane Matthew, which passed through the ...

December 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Happy Birthday, Jesus

That glow from the northwest side of town isn't the North Star; it's the reflection from the Polk residence on Baldwin Street.

December 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Legislative battle looms over dental hygienist bill

A South Georgia elementary school has three dental chairs set up for kids who don't have a regular dentist.

December 21, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Girl Scout’s project may save lives

A Girl Scout since she was in the second grade, 18-year-old Natalie Lanier addressed the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday as one of ...

December 21, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


YMCA on schedule heading into 2017

The Statesboro Family YMCA received a $500,000 commitment from its parent YMCA in Savannah to get Phase 1 of the Statesboro facility - the repurposed ...

December 21, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Four charged in Brooklet armed robbery

All four suspects in a Dec. 9 armed robbery attack in Brooklet are now behind bars, said Brooklet Police Chief Doug Meyer.

December 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Grinch strikes TMT Farms

TMT Farms, which hosts an annual Christmas lights display that doubles as a food and toy drive, was robbed Friday in broad daylight by someone ...

December 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sallie Z. Elementary wins $500 agribusiness grant for STEM lab

Sallie Zetterower Elementary School has won a $500 grant for its STEM exploratory lab from the Georgia Agribusiness Council.

December 19, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Portal native a 'Triple Eagle'

On Dec. 9, nearly 1,700 students walked across the stage in Paulson Stadium to become Georgia Southern University graduates. A Portal native, however, just ...

December 19, 2016 | By AUBREY TREVATHAN Special to the Herald | Local


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