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Getting to know the Ogeechee

The Ogeechee River Basin provides resources to 5,540 square miles of wildlife, wetlands and farms, many of which are located in the Bulloch County area. In an attempt to show off the basin, while educating participants about preservation at the same time, the Ogeechee Riverkeeper just announced its annual series of paddle tours for the summer.

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


Mornings unPHILtered - Britt: Restructuring caused by budget

After taking care of some issues with popcorn in his role as district executive for the Boy Scouts of America, Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt was Thursday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show. Britt discussed the restructuring announced last week of the city's police and fire departments.

May 27, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Hitting the road

More than 884,000 Georgians are expected to travel by land or air during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, a slight decline from 2009.

May 27, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Meet the public safety director

Thursday, one week ago, was a bittersweet day for Wendell Turner. Unexpected news that several long-time coworkers, some who helped raise him through the ranks, were leaving the Statesboro police and fire departments was juxtaposed with the offer of a significant promotion for himself.

May 26, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Botswana or bust

Ten students and three faculty members from Georgia Southern University are somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean this morning flying to the African country of Botswana, even though they left Statesboro Wednesday afternoon.

May 26, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Thomas calls for city resignations

Former City Council candidate Bill Thomas held an impromptu news conference on the steps of City Hall Wednesday where he said the city manager, mayor and all council members should resign.

May 26, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Tech education in high school

Tuesday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Judy McCarthy, who is the work-based learning coordinator and the FBLA adviser at Southeast Bulloch High School.

May 25, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Couple faces charges after infant injured

After a woman took her 4-month-old child to the emergency room last week, Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested the boy's father on aggravated battery charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Inv. Jared Akins.

May 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Building a better business plan

Monday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Dr. William Wells, assistant professor of finance in the Department of Finance at Georgia Southern University and director of the Center for Excellence in Banking.

May 24, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County honors volunteers at annual banquet

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bulloch County honored its volunteers last week during its Third Annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet sponsored by RJ's Seafood & Steaks Restaurant.

May 23, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Southeast Bulloch's JROTC program honored for excellence

Major Thomas McElwee and 1st Sgt. Roy Whitfield started the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program at Southeast Bulloch High School in 1993. And since then, the SEB Cadets have won the Army's top JROTC unit honor, "Honor Unit With Distinction, Gold Star Award" every year, including earning the distinction again in 2010.

May 23, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Hearts and Hands is on target

At the Hearts and Hands Clinic Wednesday, Morris Stevens was waiting to be examined by optometrist Dr. Krystal Bragg. Stevens has cataracts that have affected his vision for several years.

May 22, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Chamber farm tour focuses on livestock

About 150 members of the Statesboro community, including business leaders and students got out of the city Thursday for the 19th annual Agribusiness Tour sponsored by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce.

May 21, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Police: Report suspicious incidents, but don't panic

A man taking photographs of children at a local church playground Thursday gave church employees cause for suspicion, especially after an attempted abduction reported in the vicinity weeks earlier.

May 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City terminates positions of police, fire chief

Following a City Council directive to close a $425,000 budget shortfall without raising property taxes, Statesboro City Manager Shane Haynes announced Thursday the elimination of six positions from the police and fire departments, including the termination of Police Chief Stan York and Fire Chief Dennis Merrifield.

May 21, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Arena set for December completion

Rain has slowed construction of the multi-purpose arena at the Bulloch County Center for Agriculture, but officials remain hopeful the project will be completed by ...

September 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Old barns preserve memories

The Bulloch County Historical Society is aware of several "beautiful barns," some relatively well preserved, some renovated, but is calling for information on other barns ...

September 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


County wins state block grant to construct new senior center

Bulloch County's senior citizens soon will have a new center, thanks to a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant, or CDBG, from the Georgia ...

September 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro man wins $300,000 with scratch-off lotto ticket

A Statesboro maintenance worker stopped at a Clyo convenience store recently and left with a winning lottery ticket worth $300,000.

September 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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


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