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Learning to read at 49

After two years of one-on-one, weekly study sessions with her tutor, Sandra Baker finds joy in being able to read road signs or the instructions on a microwave dinner. She is sharing her new love of books with her grandchildren and neighbor kids.

November 09, 2010 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Famed choir playing Boro

Steven Metrejean of Statesboro was in Chicago and Memphis last week. Sunday he was in Knoxville, Tenn., and Monday and today he's in Atlanta before finally coming home on Wednesday. But he'll be back on the road and in Florence, S.C., by Friday.

November 09, 2010 | by JAMES HEALY | Local


Councilman settles with Herald carrier

Statesboro City Councilman Gary Lewis agreed Monday to pay a Statesboro Herald independent contractor $1,000, but did not admit to stealing eight newspapers from a Herald newspaper box outside Harvey's on Highway 80 West.

November 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Veterans Day 2010

Retired US Air Force Lt. Col. Robert Dannacher will be the keynote speaker Thursday for the 2010 Veteran's Day community service program, held at the Emma Kelly Theater inside the Averitt Center for the Arts.

November 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Downtown workshop to begin Monday

The City of Statesboro is seeking public participation and input at a four-day workshop this week about the future look and feel of downtown and the city's central business district.

November 06, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Chilean miner prepares for NYC Marathon

NEW YORK - Going from a half-mile underground to 1,050 feet above it, Chilean miner Edison Pena visited the Empire State Building on Friday and scoped out the route he will run in the New York City Marathon.

November 05, 2010 | By CHRIS HAWLEY Associated Press Writer | Local


Portrait of a GSU legend

Bulloch County native and former First Lady of Georgia Betty Foy Sanders presented Georgia Southern University with a portrait Friday of legendary football coach Erk Russell as interpreted by renowned Georgia artist Steve Penley.

November 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Further charges filed in entering auto cases

Further charges were filed against three Sylvania men suspected in several recent entering auto cases, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

November 05, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


100 years of memories

Irene Brock strolled sprightly down the hall Thursday at Southern Manor Retirement Inn, pushing her walker in front of her and smiling. As she rounded the corner to the activity room, a small crowd of people greeted her with calls of "Happy Birthday!" Brock will be 100 years old Saturday.

November 04, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Third entering auto suspect apprehended

Screven County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man Wednesday who was sought by Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies in connection to a number of entering auto cases this week. Screven authorities charged Martese Daquann Williams, of Waters Grove Road, Sylvania, with simple battery and interference with an emergency phone call during an incident in Screven County Wednesday, said public information officer Brett Dickerson.

November 04, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Bargain hunters set for Saturday

Looking for folks that love bargains, Karen Franklin is expecting a larger than usual crowd for Saturday's annual Statesboro Service League Attic Sale at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds.

November 04, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


SEB cheerleading teams earn first

It was a great weekend for cheerleading at both Southeast Bulloch Middle and Southeast Bulloch High.

November 04, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


'Barbie' coming to Averitt

One Christmas morning at the Page house, 3-year old Nancy Lee jumped out of bed and ran to see what Santa Claus had brought. There, among the other presents decorated with red and green ribbon, was her very first collectible "Holiday Barbie."

November 03, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police look for suspect in auto break-in

A car chase Tuesday night ended in the arrest of two entering auto suspects, but Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies are seeking a third offender who escaped arrest by fleeing on foot.

November 03, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Miniature horses victims of attacks

A pack of stray dogs attacked several horses and a calf on Pulaski Road Sunday near the Bulloch/Candler county line, resulting in emergency surgery for three miniature horses. One of the horses, as well as the calf, died Tuesday.

November 03, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


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Southern Manor's Skipper earns 3rd nursing degree

Alan Skipper, co-owner of Southern Manor Group, was recently awarded a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. The DNP, one ...

October 02, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘New Georgia Southern’ spells change for Statesboro campus

The pending consolidation with Armstrong State University to form the new Georgia Southern University will have real effects on Georgia Southern's Statesboro campus, which ...

September 30, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Amid outcry over Confederate markers, new ones going up

ATLANTA - While Confederate statues and monuments around the nation get removed, defaced, covered up or toppled, some new memorials are being erected, by people who ...

September 30, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN and BRYNN ANDERSON Associated Press | Local


Portal hosts 36th Turpentine Festival

The local country and Southern/classic rock band Southpaw will wrap up the 36th Annual Portal Catface Country Turpentine Festival Saturday, Oct. 7 with a ...

September 30, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Celebrating 50 years of Georgia Artist Collection

Hundreds of people celebrated the Georgia Artist Collection's 50th anniversary along with Betty Foy Sanders' final exhibition at the Georgia Southern Center for Art ...

September 30, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Herald Intern | Local


Savannah wants Governor Talmadge's name off bridge

SAVANNAH - Former Georgia Gov. Eugene Talmadge unflinchingly defended segregation in the 1930s and '40s, and infamously proclaimed a black man's place was "at the ...

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


Official: Georgia police officer shot dead, another wounded

CEDARTOWN - Two police officers were shot, one of them fatally, when a man walked out of the woods Friday and opened fire as the officers ...

September 29, 2017 | | Local


One dead, two critical in Swainsboro incident

A Statesboro man is charged with felony murder after plowing his car into a Swainsboro Taco Bell Thursday afternoon in what police say appears to ...

September 29, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Get ready for the parade

In a few weeks, the main streets of downtown Statesboro will be packed as the 56th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade gets underway, kicking off ...

September 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


YMCA sets grand opening

Statesboro Family YMCA has scheduled its grand opening for Oct. 28, to be preceded by introductory events there and elsewhere in town.

September 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


State approves big rate hikes

State insurance officials approved premium increases of more than 50 percent for the four insurers participating in next year's insurance exchange in Georgia.

September 28, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Cotton, peanut picking season is here

Bulloch County farmers were blessed this year with good weather, and if the pattern holds, they could end up with bumper crops this harvest season.

September 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inmate whose execution was stayed waits on US Supreme Court

ATLANTA - A Georgia inmate whose execution was halted at the 11th-hour after his lawyers argued racism played a "pivotal role in his death sentence" is ...

September 27, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Voter registration deadline Oct. 10

On Nov. 7, Statesboro will hold a city election, with three candidates vying for mayor. All Bulloch County registered voters are eligible to vote in ...

September 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Other firms appeal city’s choice of insurance broker

Two insurance brokerage firms – one that bid slightly higher and one much lower – are asking Statesboro City Council to reconsider after it awarded the city ...

September 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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