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Sneathen hopes to make a difference if elected to Board

A strong desire to help improve education in Bulloch County is why Susan Sneathen said she is seeking the District 2 seat.

June 26, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


BOE qualifying begins Monday

Brooklet area residents Susan Sneathen and Mike Sparks said last week they intend to qualify for the Bulloch County Board of Education seat currently held by BOE member Scott Bohlke.

June 26, 2010 | | Local


Statesboro Flea Market reopens

The Statesboro Flea Market reopened its doors Friday after the owners complied with city requirements to pave their parking lot.

June 26, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


‘March to the Sea’ markers restored

While Union General William Tecumseh Sherman certainly would not poll very high among historical figures in Georgia, no one can deny the historical significance of his role in Georgia during the Civil War.

June 26, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Candidates: AYP needs overhaul

Shows on "Mornings unPHILtered" this week continue to focus on the state of education in Georgia. The first guest was Beth Farokhi, a Democratic candidate for the office of State School Superintendent.

June 24, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Victims claim items stolen in burglaries

More than a dozen burglary victims filed into the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office courtroom Thursday afternoon, where a vast array of plasma TVs, video game consoles, lap top computers, guns, jewelry, coins and power tools were spread out as if someone were having an estate sale.

June 24, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Burglary ring busted

Five men and a woman are behind bars after Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators linked them to a rash of residential burglaries and an armed robbery, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson. A seventh suspect was arrested on unrelated charges after being found in the same location as the other suspects.

June 24, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Buckle up, pickup trucks

Pickup truck drivers who think they don't have to wear seat belts due to a loophole in the law may find out the hard way the law has been changed. The exemption from buckling up only applies to farmers, and then only if they are participating in a farming activity.

June 23, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU's non-revenue sports — Where do they stack up?

This report is part two of a six-part series about the state of Georgia Southern Athletics. It will run Wednesdays throughout the summer. Part two takes a general look at Georgia Southern's "non-revenue" sports competing in the Southern Conference - Golf, Softball, Volleyball, Men's and Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Tennis, Track and Field and Cross Country.

June 22, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS | Local


Princesses in the making enjoy glitter and glamour

Kay Miller, who is a dance instructor from Millen, is the director of the Disney Princess Camp this week at the Averitt Center for the Arts. She said 32 girls ages 5 to 8 are participating in the camp, and Tuesday they were designing their own tiaras. Thursday, the girls will have a Princess Tea with their mothers, and they will present a short show Friday in the Emma Kelly Theater. "We have had just tremendous response, and we may have to add another session for next year's camp," Miller said.

June 22, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - More local control

Tuesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was all about the future of education in Georgia as two Republican candidates running for state school superintendent appeared on the show.

June 22, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


On radio's birth in the Boro

Former Statesboro residents Mike and Don McDougald entertained a crowd Monday at the 37th Annual Bulloch County Historical Society meeting, held at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. The brothers regaled members with tales of chasing news and providing music and information to citizens through the city's very first radio station, WWNS.

June 22, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


The 'Games' people play

Late Monday morning, several families with children enjoyed games of marbles, jacks and the ancient Egyptian board game of Senet. The games, from ancient to modern, are part of a new exhibit at the Georgia Southern University Museum.

June 21, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Herald named best small daily

The Statesboro Herald was named the best small daily newspaper in Georgia during the Georgia Press Association's annual awards banquet Friday in Jekyll Island.

June 20, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Oil spill effects hitting home

Nearly sixty days after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, oil still continues to flow nearly a mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico. While economic effects from the spill are slamming Gulf Coast residents and areas the hardest, some other parts of the nation also are feeling the effects, even in Statesboro.

June 19, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local


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Superior Court judge race tops $100K

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns ...

April 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Relay for Life raises money, fun and awareness

Lori Wiggins, a cancer survivor since 2001, raised almost $12,000 all by herself this year for cancer research and awareness. She was one of ...

April 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia students seek solace after crash claims 4 students

ATLANTA - One of two survivors of a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students earlier this week remained in critical condition Friday, a ...

April 29, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Drug suspect uses baby as shield from investigators

Police said a man fleeing from law enforcement officers appeared to use his infant child as a shield during a drug-related incident early Friday morning ...

April 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


4 female University of Georgia students killed in car crash

ATLANTA - University of Georgia students and employees are devastated at the loss of four female students killed in a horrific, high-speed car crash that left ...

April 28, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Man charged in Brooklet attack

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies, serving a warrant issued by the Brooklet Police Department, arrested a man Wednesday who is charged with battery and terroristic ...

April 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Dollars in sheriff race top six figures

As of March 31, the three candidates in the race for Bulloch County sheriff had received a total of $111,419 in cash and in-kind ...

April 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Boro makes ‘America’s Best’ final 8

Voices lilting, Statesboro's team invoked a town and university relationship going back to 1906 and a Blue Mile that will feature a local Stars ...

April 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Sheriff’s investigator thwarts burglary

A "career criminal" from Maryland tried breaking into a local motor sports shop, but an alert sheriff's investigator thwarted his plan, said Bulloch County ...

April 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Community invited to ‘Worship Night’

It's being billed as: "One Night; One Place; One Purpose: Jesus," but organizers of the event want the word spread that it's also ...

April 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Guyton public safety director seeks Bulloch commission seat

Guyton's public safety director, Kelphie Lundy, is a Bulloch County native who has lived in the county all his life, and hopes to give ...

April 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


3rd suspicious fire at Lake Collins

A third suspicious fire in five weeks at the Lake Collins community northwest of Portal has neighbors, including Bulloch County fire Chief Christopher Ivey, unsettled.

April 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Henry recalls Georgia Southern's rise to university status

Dr. Nicholas Henry, the first president of Georgia Southern University under that name, gives many individuals credit, some more than others, when he talks about ...

April 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Cardiology service expansion in Statesboro

Dr. Stanley Shin and his partners at Statesboro Cardiology have begun construction on what will be one of the largest medical complexes in Statesboro when ...

April 25, 2016 | | Local


Greg Parker marking 40 years of success

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience ...

April 25, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE pdonahue@effinghamherald.net | Local


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