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Portal teen dies after construction site accident

A Portal teen working at a Georgia Southern University construction site died Sunday, five days after an accident at the job site.

September 03, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Cell phone users billed in Bulloch to see small increase

Cell phone users who are billed at Bulloch County addresses will see a slight increase in their phone bills next year, but most will agree the minor charge is worth the service returned.

September 03, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch area farmers look forward to rain from Fay

Bulloch area farmers will be singing Fay's praises as the tropical storm brings more rain this week.

September 03, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ducks for Diabetes race at Splash in the Boro

The Ducks for Diabetes race was held at Splash in the Boro Tuesday. Rubber duckies raced around the lazy river at the water park. The event benefits the American Diabetes Association. According to Broni Gainous, marketing director for the Statesboro-Bulloch County Recreation Department and Splash in the Boro, 141 ducks were sold for this year's fifth annual event, which benefits the American Diabetes Association.

September 03, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Bulloch man charged with arson, killing two dogs

Sheriff's officials said a man set a Kelly Road house on fire Friday after burglarizing it, killing two dogs that were inside.

September 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fay may bring winds, rain to Bulloch

Forecasters aren't sure what Tropical Storm Fay will do – become a hurricane, turn left or stay right, become a hurricane or a tropical depression.

September 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Peanut Parade; Annual Peanut Festival

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday August 18, 2008

September 02, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


City clerk Judy McCorkle fired

City of Statesboro officials confirmed Monday that Judy McCorkle was terminated from her long-time position as city clerk and director of Finance and Administration.

September 02, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Incoming GSU freshman leaving drugs, alcohol behind

Note: To protect her privacy, the last name of Ashley B., the subject of the story, is omitted from this story.

August 31, 2008 | By SHARI KNIGHT Special to the Herald | Local


Brooklet Peanut Festival draws hundreds

Brooklet lawns turned into parking lots. The normally sleepy town buzzed with excitement, and its usually quiet streets were crowded with people from all over the region as the 19th Annual Brooklet Peanut Festival brought fun, frolic and ... fried peanuts.

August 31, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - GSU students Move-In Day; The Phil & Jake Show: Volleyball

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday August 15, 2008

August 30, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch teacher arrested, charged with indecent exposure

Officials won't say whether the upcoming Southeast Bulloch Middle School Teacher of the Year police said exposed himself to an undercover officer Tuesday will be disciplined or fired.

August 30, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Statesboro Bypass opens to motorists; Jake's Entertainment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday August 14, 2008

August 29, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Jimmy Hodges retiring from BB&T

Long time Statesboro banking executive, James Eli Hodges, senior vice president and city president of Branch Banking & Trust, has announced his retirement effective Dec. 31, 2008.

August 29, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Local


Ga. Board of Education approves social studies curriculum

ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Education approved changes Thursday to Georgia's social studies curriculum in hopes of preventing a repeat of last spring when droves of students failed state-mandated tests.

August 29, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


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Ad says Rep. Barrow 'lying' on tying pay to budget

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Two weeks after Rep. John Barrow rolled out a campaign ad telling voters he wants a law ensuring members of Congress don't get paid if they fail to pass a budget, his Republican opponent fired back Monday with a TV spot saying the congressman voted against that very idea last year and is "lying to stay in office."

October 13, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Health officials urge hospitals to 'think Ebola'

DALLAS - Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola" and launched a review of procedures for treating infected patients, while the World Health Organization called the outbreak "the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times."

October 13, 2014 | By EMILY SCHMALL and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Local


Fields of Faith set Wednesday for Statesboro High

Students from Bulloch, Candler and Screven counties will join thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across the nation on Wednesday to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the ninth annual national Fields of Faith event.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro is, once again, The Write Place

Statesboro's Fourth Annual Write Place Festival features critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro fitness drive gets national attention

Statesboro city employees' relentless tracking of every step they take has garnered them some national attention.

October 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Electrical fire shuts down Statesboro Lowe’s

A fire in a control room at Statesboro's Lowe's Monday closed the store for the day. Calls to Lowes were redirected to the Lowe's store in Rincon, where a spokesman said the Statesboro store is expected to reopen Tuesday.

October 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


GSU School of Nursing celebrates inaugural White Coat Ceremony

Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing was recently chosen as part of a test program in which 100 schools received funding to pilot their first-ever White Coat Ceremony.

October 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Early voting set to begin Monday

If you just can't wait until Nov. 4 to vote, your time is just about here.

October 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Woman pays tribute to inventor brother

Connie Shumake King's admiration of her brother Carlis Louis Shumake Jr. goes beyond simple family affiliation. She calls him "Superman."

October 11, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Treatment for underage drinking?

After diagnosing Statesboro as having an underage drinking problem, police leaders this week proposed a treatment that involves hiring an alcoholic beverage control officer, creating a "hospitality review board" and giving licensees a role in policing themselves.

October 11, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Wary candidates fear boomerangs in jobless debate

PERRY, Ga. - One Republican highlights the nation's lackluster recovery since the Great Recession. Less than an hour later, another GOP candidate from the same state gets attacked for it.

October 10, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Nunn drops in on Bulloch County Democrats

Stopping in Statesboro 25 days before the votes are counted, U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn reminded local Democrats of her stands for an increase in the minimum wage, for immigration reform and for universal access to prekindergarten.

October 10, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro woman with rare disease finally gets diagnosis

When 35-year-old Bulloch County native Christina Canady stepped off the plane in January, she weighed 66 pounds and didn't know how much longer she would live.

October 10, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ohoopee Dunes adds trail, boat ramp, parking areas

Educational and recreational improvements at Ohoopee Dunes Wildlife Management Area will be celebrated in a ceremony Tuesday at the WMA, near Swainsboro.

October 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Southeast Bulloch High English teacher is tops in Bulloch County

Linda Fix, a Southeast Bulloch High School English teacher, was named Bulloch County's top instructor during a brief reception Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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