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The man behind the scenes

During 'fair week," one can always find Statesboro Kiwanis Club member Don Whaley in the club's pancake house.

October 22, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Weather, fun may equal record fair year

Clear skies, cool temperatures and the lure of fun and excitement promises a record year for the 49th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. Already four days in the making, Statesboro Kiwanis Club officials expect tonight and Saturday night to bring the week to a peak as people from all across the region come for food, thrill rides, exhibits and more.

October 21, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


A powerful landscape

Bright lights flashing, loud music blaring, colorful rides whirling and twirling. Food vendors keeping things cold and making things hot. Even the mechanical bull is juiced by a power source that is phenomenal - the force that makes the fair go round.

October 21, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Women writers, interests take stage at festival

Words that trigger a laugh. Stories that make the heart beat a little faster. Ideas that bloom in a garden or tempt the taste buds. At the Georgia Literary Festival, books about women, by women and for women are a central part of the event. The free event takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Georgia Southern's Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building.

October 21, 2010 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local


An ‘astonishing’ experience

It was not a typical Tuesday evening earlier this week for nine local band and chorus students. The group of nine from Statesboro and Southeast Bulloch high schools performed in concert at Statesboro High with one of the most respected bands in the world - the United States Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus.

October 21, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Travis Chance replies to TEA Party

Members of the Bulloch County TEA Party didn't get the specific answers they wanted Tuesday during the Statesboro City Council meeting, but Councilman Travis Chance did address their questions.

October 20, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


'The most rewarding thing'

Going to the fair is special for most people, but to someone who rarely gets out of their home, is physically or mentally unable to handle large crowds, and doesn't have many social opportunities, going to the fair is an amazing experience.

October 20, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Local authors take spotlight at festival

Organizers of the Georgia Literary Festival have saved plenty of room on the bookshelf for Statesboro's own community of authors. Seven critically acclaimed and award-winning writers with local ties will be among the 25 presenters at the free event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Georgia Southern's Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building.

October 20, 2010 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local


Home away from home

Nestled amid the noise, the lights, the food booths and other attractions of the Statesboro Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is a quiet log house.

October 19, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Riggs holds Q&A Sunday

Approximately 45 Statesboro residents came out Sunday afternoon to the Honey Bowen Building to ask questions and seek answers from Statesboro City Councilman John Riggs during a town hall-style meeting.

October 18, 2010 | By Phil Boyum | Local


Cloudless sky, carnival atmosphere

Monday's Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade was a polar opposite of last year: instead of rain and no parade, people strutted their stuff in what could not have been more perfect weather.

October 18, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


War hero Max Cleland to launch Georgia Literary Festival

When keynote speaker Max Cleland takes the stage at the Georgia Literary Festival Saturday, he'll start a page-turner of a day for readers, writers, and lovers of Georgia literature.

October 18, 2010 | By Lynn Lilly Special to the Herald | Local


Artists' bowls draw of local fundraiser for food bank

Since 1990, ceramic students from the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art take part in the Empty Bowl Project, a service project in support of the Statesboro Food Bank. Led by ceramics professor Jane Pleak, the Empty Bowl Project allows students to create unique bowls and then serve lunch to the public for a $10 cash donation.

October 18, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Care packages for soldiers

While most people enjoy the cooling fall weather, soldiers overseas are fighting to protect our freedom to do so. A group of Realtors locally and statewide are gathering items to send to soldiers, hoping to make their tours a little easier, said Hazel Hendrix, a local realtor helping lead the "Project Home" drive.

October 16, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Council member to host meeting

It is unclear what will be discussed today at a town hall meeting of sorts organized by Statesboro City Councilman John Riggs. The meeting is set for 2 p.m. at the Honey Bowen Building.

October 16, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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Friday the last day to vote early

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Troopers stop 20 speeding Lamborghinis

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No injuries in school bus accident

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Woman arrested after frying pan attack

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November 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


School officer OK after student attack

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October 31, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


ER visits for diabetes on the rise in Georgia

Roughly twice a month, a charitable clinic in rural South Georgia gets a referral from a local hospital regarding a patient with diabetes.

October 31, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Reward offered in murder arson

A $10,000 reward is offered in a murder and arson case where a woman was found dead in a burned mobile home in Cooperville ...

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3 charged in gang-related shooting

Police arrested three men Friday linked to a gang-related shooting Oct. 6 where a person suffered "non-life-threatening" injuries in a shooting at a Lanier Drive ...

October 30, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Connecting with youth through baseball

Statesboro's police chief plans to build a baseball program that he hopes will inspire, encourage and entertain Statesboro's youth.

October 30, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Briggs & Stratton bringing jobs back to Gateway plant

Over the next year Briggs & Stratton intends to move production of commercial-use Vanguard V-Twin engines from Japan to its manufacturing plants in Statesboro, Georgia and ...

October 30, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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