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An international flavor

Hudak Hendrix is not your typical Bulloch Countian.

May 31, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


BOE votes to demolish old gym at Portal

After tabling a motion to demolish the old Portal Middle/High School gymnasium at the May 12 Bulloch County School Board meeting, members voted unanimously Thursday to proceed with a plan to tear down the gym.

May 29, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Memorial Day 2010 - Honoring heroes

Georgia Southern University Museum Director Dr. Brent Tharp will share the history of the holiday Monday as keynote speaker for the Memorial Day Program held at Emma Kelly Theater. Tharp is past president of the Bulloch County Historical Society and has served on the board of the Statesboro Arts Council.

May 29, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - GSU Museum plans big for reopening

Dr. Brent Tharp, director of the Georgia Southern University Museum, brought some culture with him to Friday's "Morning's unPHILtered" show.

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


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


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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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