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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


Register town council worries about budget

The Register town council wrestled with ideas about how to make up a deficit in the town's budget for fiscal year 2010-11.

June 09, 2010 | By K.R. STENBORG Special to the Herald | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Energy and music

The theme for Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was twofold: the costs of energy and making music.

June 09, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


‘Playboy’ coming to Ga. Southern

Unlike the reception for its original production in Ireland in 1907, the Georgia Southern theatre department's production of John Millington Synge's "The Playboy of the Western World" should receive many more laughs and very little, if any, controversy.

June 08, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Councilman talks about overcoming mistakes of past

The topic of the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was all about Statesboro's budget problems and the recent actions taken to begin balancing the budget. The show's guest was City Councilman Travis Chance, who came on the show to give his perspective on the matter.

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


Poker Run to help ill local boy

For their eighth annual Poker Run on Saturday, Statesboro's Southern Thunder Cruisers hope to help offset the mounting medical bills of a local family whose 4-year-old son suffers from a rare nerve disorder.

June 08, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Can a computer pick a hit?

Monday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was all about the technology of writing music hits Dr. Ron Shiffler, the Dean of the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University, discussed a company called "Music Intelligence Solutions" with host Phil Boyum.

June 07, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


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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


Four alcohol licenses suspended on judge’s first day

The Wal-Mart Supercenter and the Walgreens on Northside Drive East are both serving suspensions of their Statesboro alcoholic beverage licenses, while two restaurants have completed ...

May 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Car chase follows physical attack

A Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy forced a fleeing suspect to a halt Monday afternoon after responding to a domestic disturbance.

May 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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