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New year, new schools

When students first enter the new Julia P. Bryant Elementary School Monday, it's going to be a jungle. Or a trip into outer space. Or maybe an archaeological adventure – every wing has a different theme.

July 31, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Early voting underway for runoff

Registered voters in Bulloch County and around Georgia can once again select their preferred candidates in advance. Ballots for the Aug. 10 runoff include six races.

July 30, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Deputies capture man who fled drug arrest

A fugitive who escaped capture after a four-hour manhunt near Register Thursday wasn't as lucky the second time around. An anonymous tip Friday led deputies to Miller Street Extension, where Ronnie Xavier Stovall, 27, West Parrish Street, was apprehended after a brief foot chase.

July 30, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


New Portal Middle/High School makes debut

Students, staff, parents and community members attended open house Thursday at the new Portal Middle/High School to see the new facility.

July 29, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Suspect at large - Man fled drug deal; reward of $500 for info

A $500 reward is offered for information leading to the capture of a man sought on cocaine charges who remains at large after a long, hot manhunt near Register Thursday.

July 29, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City votes to settle with former city engineer

The City of Statesboro will once again dip into its revenue-strapped coffers to settle a lawsuit with a disgruntled former employee.

July 28, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Open House Thursday at Bulloch schools

Bulloch County students and parents have a chance to explore new schools, meet new teachers and greet fellow students this evening during the system-wide open house event.

July 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Warden takes extra steps to ensure pest-free food

Bulloch County Correctional Institute Warden Billy Tompkins took extra steps Tuesday to ensure that a repeat of Monday's pest-infested potatoes being served to inmates would not happen again.

July 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


BUILDing a better community

Mixing dusty grout with paint, moving furniture and otherwise reorganizing the Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Statesboro was how a group of incoming Georgia Southern freshman made their first contribution to the community this week.

July 28, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Echols states case for PSC seat

Wednesday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Tim Echols, who is in a Republican runoff for the District 2-Eastern Public Service Commission seat. He faces retired Army officer John Douglas in the Aug. 10 runoff.

July 28, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Screven superintendent: Cuts done for '10-'11

SYLVANIA - Screven County Schools Superintendent Dr. Whitney Myers said in an interview with the Statesboro Herald that the worst in budget cuts is behind the system.

July 27, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch inmate's father reports live maggots served in potatoes

Bulloch County Jail inmates were disgusted Monday after spotting what some said were live maggots in the potatoes served for dinner.

July 27, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro Herald earns 15 AP awards

The Statesboro Herald won 15 awards in the 2009 Georgia Associated Press Awards contest, including Story of the Year and Photo of the Year. The awards were announced Saturday in Macon during the AP's annual awards luncheon.

July 26, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Portraits of pooches

Children and adults filed into the Statesboro Regional Library Monday with their dogs ready to have their portraits taken and displayed in the library.

July 26, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


The Boro’s top cops, firefighters

Statesboro Police and Fire departments honored seven employees recently during an annual award ceremony, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

July 26, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Zika virus: Risk is down, but it's no time to be complacent

Cases of Zika infection have dropped significantly in Georgia and across the United States, public health officials say.

September 01, 2017 | By KELLIE VINAL and ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Bus driver charged in child cruelty; no bond

A Bulloch County special needs school bus driver was arrested Wednesday on child cruelty charges after reportedly striking a child on his bus.

August 31, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch and Boro eye TSPLOST for May vote

Bulloch County officials are considering putting a TSPLOST, or Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, on the ballot for next May. Revenue from the ...

August 31, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Thrill on the Hill’ to celebrate faith, heritage

Residents from Bulloch County and beyond will join together again for the latest iteration of the Willow Hill Heritage Festival on Saturday and Sunday at ...

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


GS police investigating series of sexual battery incidents

Georgia Southern University police are investigating three incidents of reported sexual battery involving an unknown male who made "unwanted physical contact" with females on a ...

August 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County trash poses problems

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday evening to discuss a growing problem: trash disposal.

August 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sting nabs Ga. postal workers

ATLANTA - Sixteen postal workers in Atlanta and the surrounding area accepted bribes to deliver packages of cocaine, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

August 30, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


City hears no direct objections to tax hike

Last week in the first two of three required hearings, Statesboro's mayor and council members heard no direct objections to a proposed increase of ...

August 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Register short 2 candidates

During last week's candidate qualifying, Register Mayor Barbara Rushing qualified for election to a full term, but nobody signed up for the two Register ...

August 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Shooting death unsolved after 5 years

It has been five years since Akeila Rochelle Martin was shot and killed outside a now-closed downtown club, but police are still seeking the person ...

August 29, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sheriff seeks information in suspicious incident

Two men, covering their faces, approached a woman cutting grass Saturday near Ivanhoe Road and Hwy. 119, asking for money, said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel ...

August 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff's investigators still tracking leads in rash of burglaries

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators continue to work with law enforcement in other counties to solve a rash of burglaries that has plagued the area ...

August 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Beloved Community' hopes to bridge the gap

The Bulloch County Beloved Community group launched its "Bridging the Gap" series of events Saturday aimed at creating understanding and inclusion across differences in the ...

August 28, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Money donations for hurricane victims needed now

As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey continue to wreak havoc on portions of Texas, people across the country are waiting to see how they can ...

August 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Businesses go to campus

Dozens of Statesboro businesses came to the Georgia Southern University campus Tuesday of last week to introduce themselves to students.

August 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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