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Metter soldier to get medal, finally

Nearly 45 years after he died in battle, Metter's Oscar Barker, Jr. will receive the nation's third highest military honor during a ceremony Monday afternoon.

October 23, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Literary fest aims to be best yet

Today's Georgia Literary Festival promises to be one for the books.

October 22, 2010 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local


Wanted suspect nabbed on horse

A citizen recognized a horseback rider on Veteran's Memorial Parkway Wednesday as being a wanted person, and a quick call to police landed the rider in jail.

October 22, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


The man behind the scenes

During 'fair week," one can always find Statesboro Kiwanis Club member Don Whaley in the club's pancake house.

October 22, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Weather, fun may equal record fair year

Clear skies, cool temperatures and the lure of fun and excitement promises a record year for the 49th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. Already four days in the making, Statesboro Kiwanis Club officials expect tonight and Saturday night to bring the week to a peak as people from all across the region come for food, thrill rides, exhibits and more.

October 21, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


A powerful landscape

Bright lights flashing, loud music blaring, colorful rides whirling and twirling. Food vendors keeping things cold and making things hot. Even the mechanical bull is juiced by a power source that is phenomenal - the force that makes the fair go round.

October 21, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Women writers, interests take stage at festival

Words that trigger a laugh. Stories that make the heart beat a little faster. Ideas that bloom in a garden or tempt the taste buds. At the Georgia Literary Festival, books about women, by women and for women are a central part of the event. The free event takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Georgia Southern's Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building.

October 21, 2010 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local


An ‘astonishing’ experience

It was not a typical Tuesday evening earlier this week for nine local band and chorus students. The group of nine from Statesboro and Southeast Bulloch high schools performed in concert at Statesboro High with one of the most respected bands in the world - the United States Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus.

October 21, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Travis Chance replies to TEA Party

Members of the Bulloch County TEA Party didn't get the specific answers they wanted Tuesday during the Statesboro City Council meeting, but Councilman Travis Chance did address their questions.

October 20, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


'The most rewarding thing'

Going to the fair is special for most people, but to someone who rarely gets out of their home, is physically or mentally unable to handle large crowds, and doesn't have many social opportunities, going to the fair is an amazing experience.

October 20, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Local authors take spotlight at festival

Organizers of the Georgia Literary Festival have saved plenty of room on the bookshelf for Statesboro's own community of authors. Seven critically acclaimed and award-winning writers with local ties will be among the 25 presenters at the free event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Georgia Southern's Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building.

October 20, 2010 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local


Home away from home

Nestled amid the noise, the lights, the food booths and other attractions of the Statesboro Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is a quiet log house.

October 19, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Riggs holds Q&A Sunday

Approximately 45 Statesboro residents came out Sunday afternoon to the Honey Bowen Building to ask questions and seek answers from Statesboro City Councilman John Riggs during a town hall-style meeting.

October 18, 2010 | By Phil Boyum | Local


Cloudless sky, carnival atmosphere

Monday's Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade was a polar opposite of last year: instead of rain and no parade, people strutted their stuff in what could not have been more perfect weather.

October 18, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


War hero Max Cleland to launch Georgia Literary Festival

When keynote speaker Max Cleland takes the stage at the Georgia Literary Festival Saturday, he'll start a page-turner of a day for readers, writers, and lovers of Georgia literature.

October 18, 2010 | By Lynn Lilly Special to the Herald | Local


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Couple organizing donation effort for Louisiana flood victims

A Bulloch County couple is spearheading a local effort to fill an 18-wheeler with donated supplies to be delivered to the victims of Louisiana flooding.

September 01, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern cancels all Friday classes

From the Office of Marketing and Communications at Georgia Southern:

September 01, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern student shot, killed

A Georgia Southern student was shot and killed early Wednesday morning and a friend faces involuntary manslaughter – felony charges in connection with his death, according ...

August 31, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Health, faith and heritage at Willow Hill this weekend

As the Willow Hill Heritage Festival and Health Fair, the sixth annual event at the historic Willow Hill School near Portal puts a renewed emphasis ...

August 31, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Tropical storm watch issued for southern Georgia coast

BRUNSWICK - The National Hurricane Center on Wednesday issued a tropical storm watch for the southern half of Georgia's 100-mile coast, which could be hit ...

August 31, 2016 | The Associated Press and staff reports | Local


Fleeing suspect still at large

Residents living near the Adabell and Old Bowen Store area were warned Wednesday afternoon to be on the lookout for a man who fled Georgia ...

August 31, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Fugitive on the loose near Adabell, Old Bowen Store

Residents living near the Adabell and Old Bowen Store area are warned to be on the lookout for a man who fled Georgia State Patrol ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local


Funeral for Nate Hirsch to be broadcast live

With the approval of the Hirsch family, the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com will broadcast live the funeral Thursday of their beloved husband, father and ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local


Georgia Southern student shot, killed; friend faces charges

A Georgia Southern student was shot and killed early Wednesday morning and a friend faces involuntary manslaughter - felony charges in connection with his death, according ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local


Body of wakeboarding accident victim found

The body of a Statesboro man who went missing Sunday after a wakeboarding accident on the Savannah River was found Tuesday morning.

August 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GAE president calls proposed Amendment 1 ‘misleading’

Leaving no doubt where the Georgia Association of Educators stands on the statewide Opportunity School District, GAE President Dr. Sid Chapman called Amendment I on ...

August 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Lewis sentenced to 15 months for extortion

Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the U.S. Southern District of Georgia delivered a scathing admonition as well as a prison sentence Monday to ...

August 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Radio legend Nate Hirsch passes

Husband, father, grandfather and Hall of Fame announcer Nate Hirsch, the original "Voice of the Georgia Southern Eagles," passed away Sunday morning at his Statesboro ...

August 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Atlanta rapper arrested at GSU

For the second time in two years, a hip-hop star and his entourage of three men were arrested on gun and drug charges during a ...

August 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man missing after wakeboarding accident

Divers are searching for a Statesboro man who disappeared Sunday in the Savannah River after a suspected wakeboarding accident.

August 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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