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Public invited to comment on BOE tax hike

Beginning Thursday, the Bulloch County Board of Education will hold three hearings to gather public input about a plan to raise the public school portion of property taxes by half a mill.

July 13, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


A historical memorial service

Under a broiling afternoon sun, members of area Sons of Confederate Veterans camps met Saturday at the Lake Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Metter to hold a memorial service for Confederate Army Private William Rowan Forehand.

July 12, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Evening Market debuts tonight

Statesboro residents won't have to wait until Saturday to "meet the farmer who grows food for their supper" when the Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market begins its Tuesday evening market tonight.

July 12, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


City welcomes military home

A downtown bank sign listed the temperature as being 108 degrees Friday afternoon, but a crowd of area citizens braved the sweltering humidity to welcome soldiers from local military units home.

July 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Expert: Changes necessary to strengthen Screven economy

Business and economic developer Jeremy Hill left a Screven County audience with long faces Thursday morning, as his predictions for the Southeast were more dismal than optimistic.

July 11, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Expert: Unemployment numbers may rise in Bulloch

The U.S. unemployment rate edged down slightly to 9.5 percent for the month of June, according to numbers released from the Labor Department last week.

July 11, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Ogeechee Tech changing to semesters in Fall 2011

Georgia's 26 technical colleges, including Ogeechee Technical College, will convert from the quarter to semester system beginning with the fall semester in August 2011, a change that furthers seamless education in Georgia and improves the state's workforce development.

July 11, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Wanted: Anyone who enjoys theater, art, music

The Averitt Center for the Arts provides summer art camps for kids, venues for local artists and a community stage for the annual "Nutcracker" and Averitt STARS performances.

July 11, 2010 | By BROOKE STEWART Special to the Herald | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Lt. gov candidate: Power structure must be changed

The guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" was Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor Carol Porter. She said she wants to be Lt. Gov. because the people of Georgia need jobs, children should have more educational opportunities and the corruption of the voting process in the Georgia legislature must to be eliminated.

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


New program offers rides to local residents

Need a ride? Can't afford a taxi? Coastal Regional Coaches offers an affordable alternative for those who don't own a car or cannot drive.

July 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deputy: Drugs suspected in woman's wild ride

Witnesses followed a woman deputies said was "clearly under the influence of some type of drugs" after she struck a pole at a gas station Wednesday, then described the frightening path she took to where she was stopped several miles away.

July 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'Welcome home' event for local soldiers set for Friday

Soldiers from local military units will receive a heartwarming welcome Friday, hosted by the City of Statesboro and supported by area businesses and citizens, said Carrie A. Camden, administrative assistant to Statesboro City Manager Shane Haynes.

July 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Keel cuts first melon at GSU

Around 300 people enjoyed the sweet taste of watermelon Wednesday as Dr. Brooks Keel sliced his first watermelon as president of Georgia Southern University, continuing a long-standing summer tradition.

July 07, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


Local briefs: Baby pronounced dead; power outage; council meeting

Lightning arrester failure causes Boro power outage

July 06, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Woman drives her truck into local store

A woman plowed into a convenience store Saturday, destroying the storefront as well as a large amount of inventory. But fortunately, no one – including the infant she had in the vehicle – was injured.

July 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Sheriff’s deputies investigate aggravated assault

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies responded Sunday to a reported aggravated assault incident where two victims were injured, according to preliminary reports.

October 02, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - DeWitt, Darley merge insurance agencies

Bryan Darley, owner of Darley Insurance Agency has merged his agency with DeWitt Insurance Agency of Statesboro. The new company is now named DeWitt-Darley Insurance ...

October 02, 2017 | | Local


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


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