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The new gold rush

NEW YORK - Customers who step into the offices of Heritage West Financial in San Diego have always favored gold as an investment on paper, a place to park their money. But in the past few years, Ralph Weston began to notice a change in his clients' orders.

September 23, 2010 | By MATTHEW CRAFT Associated Press Writer | Local


Couch visualizes 'new town'

Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch envisions a "new town" forming around property recently purchased off Interstate 16 and U.S. 301 South, the proposed site of a second county industrial park.

September 23, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Agency needs 'PIG' texts

Beginning today through Saturday, residents of Statesboro and southeast Georgia have the opportunity to text the word "PIG" to 25383 to make a $5 donation to American Diabetes Association. At the same time, donors will help Georgia Southern University Head Football Coach Jeff Monken and Statesboro business leader Bubba Hunt get closer to their goal of winning the 19th annual Kiss-a-Pig Contest.

September 22, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


RNC's Michael Steele urges action at Boro rally

Parked at the Holiday Inn this past weekend was a huge red bus sporting the slogan "Need A Job? Fire Pelosi!" The reason for its stop: Statesboro was one of the first towns across America visited by the Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and his "Fire Pelosi Bus Tour."

September 22, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald correspondent | Local


Political opposites take stage

A large crowd at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse Wednesday night got a few laughs out of two polar political opposites who just happen to be married. James Carville and Mary Matalin, two renowned political commentators, both visited GSU to share insight on today's economy, political issues and how they maintain their marriage.

September 22, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Call for city manager firing remains mystery

A day after the Statesboro City Council voted to request City Manager Shane Haynes resign, Councilman Gary Lewis said Wednesday Statesboro residents did "not really" need to know why the council asked Haynes to step down.

September 22, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Council votes to seek resignation of city manager

The Statesboro City Council emerged after a nearly three hour executive session Tuesday evening inside city hall and voted 4-1 to request the resignation of City Manager Shane Haynes.

September 21, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Local vets going to WWII Memorial

They proudly displayed the Stars and Stripes as they fought in North Africa, Europe, the Far East, and the Pacific Islands. They were the backbone of the Allied Forces that slowed and then turned back the imperialistic armies of Germany, Italy, and Japan during the most devastating war ever fought on Planet Earth.

September 21, 2010 | By RONALD E. McCALL Special to the Herald | Local


Missing 'cow' mailbox leads to 3 arrests

Two men and a woman were arrested Saturday after witnesses watched them rip up signs, lettering and other items, including a cow mailbox, from several Northside Drive area restaurants.

September 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Gas leak prompts night of work for officials

A gas leak Monday night near Grady Johnston Mobile Home Park, just off Fair Road , led to the evacuation of the mobile home park, some nearby businesses and clients of Hometown Inn, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

September 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City expected to waive tap fees, other costs for Hacker's project

The Statesboro City Council will consider a request by Hacker's Golf Park tonight to enter into an agreement in which the city will pay the fees associated with tapping into the city's water lines for The Clubhouse project at Hackers.

September 20, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Strong arm robbery in Portal

Two Portal area victims reported being assaulted and robbed Sunday evening, and responding Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects on robbery and battery charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

September 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hearts and Hands marks opening to community

The third phase of a dream that began two years ago has come to fruition. An idea pushed passionately by a young and ambitious Georgia Southern University student, paired with the support and dedication from the community, resulted in the opening of a dental, health and vision clinic for Bulloch County's less fortunate.

September 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Manager's job up in air again

An executive session is called for tonight's Statesboro City Council meeting where three city council members are expected to call for City Manager Shane Haynes' resignation.

September 20, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Council member accused of taking papers

An independent contractor with the Statesboro Herald is seeking to secure a warrant against Statesboro City Council member Gary Lewis, claiming Lewis stole eight newspapers Thursday morning from a dispenser box at Harvey's grocery store on U.S. Highway 80 West.

September 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Area braces for Hermine

Emergency management, police, road crew, fire department and school officials in the Statesboro area started planning their response to Hurricane Hermine while it was still ...

September 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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


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