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McCombs makes the grade, named Teacher of the Year

Richard McCombs was teaching his science class Wednesday morning at Statesboro High when he was interrupted by an unexpected group of visitors.

November 09, 2011 | By Haley Greene Special to the Herald | Local


Alleged burglar caught in act, attacks victims

A burglar caught in the act by homeowners attacked them with a baseball bat, but they were able to fight back and subdue him until deputies came to take him to jail.

November 09, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Chick’n Festival, Cruisin’ Ride coming to Claxton

If you cook or eat chicken, enjoy car shows, run or ride a bicycle, folks in Claxton have something planned for you Saturday.

November 09, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


County passes SPLOST, TAD

Tax on the dollar in Bulloch County will remain at seven percent after a landslide vote Tuesday to continue the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).

November 08, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lewis re-elected to council

With just enough votes to avoid a runoff, Incumbent City Councilman Gary Lewis overcame the challenges of three others Tuesday, and was reelected to a fourth term on Statesboro City Council.

November 08, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bye-bye, blue laws

Both Statesboro and Bulloch County said goodbye Tuesday night to blue laws as referendums for Sunday alcohol sales passed. For Statesboro voters, the Sunday sales referendum passed with flying colors for both package and restaurant sales. The vote for package sales in Statesboro was 772 to 558, while votes for restaurant sales were 749 to 548.

November 08, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Veterans honored with program

A man who helped build a military hospital that once treated General George S. Patton will speak Friday during the annual Veteran's Day program at the Emma Kelley Theater in the Averitt Center for the Arts.

November 08, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 armed robberies in 2 days at GSU

A man was shot in the finger Sunday night during an armed robbery near Georgia Southern University's Paulson Stadium. Less than 24 hours later, a man was robbed at gunpoint on a jogging trail near GSU's Recreation Activity Center.

November 07, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Early voting indicates light turnout

If Statesboro and Bulloch County residents participate in city and county elections this year, the overwhelming majority will do so today at the polls.

November 07, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Shooting victim refuses to prosecute

A night of violence at a downtown nightspot ended with one man suffering a gunshot wound to the leg.

November 07, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Our Views - SPLOST keeps taxes low, services high

This past Tuesday, middle school students from Langston Chapel and William James played tennis matches against area rival schools on the courts of the Mill Creek Tennis Center. It was the first day the 10-court complex was open to public play and offered a clear example of benefits our community reaps from funds collected through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).

November 06, 2011 | | Local


Our Views - Sunday sales will help local businesses

Voters will decide Tuesday if the sale of alcohol will be allowed in Bulloch County on Sundays. The question of allowing beer and wine sales in convenience and grocery stores is on the ballot in Statesboro, Brooklet, Portal and the county. City of Statesboro voters have the additional question of allowing restaurants to sell beer, wine and liquor on Sundays.

November 06, 2011 | | Local


Council hopefuls make final push

Candidates vying to become the City Council representative for Statesboro's District 2 are nothing if not confident heading into the week of Election Day.

November 05, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Citizens to decide Sunday sales Tuesday

Citizens not voting for representation in Statesboro's city election still have reason to visit the polls Tuesday.

November 04, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


First Baptist to dedicate sanctuary

It is not often that an established church with a 129-year history gets to experience the excitement of a brand new sanctuary, but the congregation of the First Baptist Church in Statesboro will do just that Sunday, when it worships for the first time in its new 41,000-square-foot worship center.

November 04, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Manufacturing a future in Statesboro

Each year for Manufacturing Day, the Development Authority of Bulloch County works with schools, local industries and Ogeechee Technical College to show eighth-graders what manufacturing ...

October 30, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Advice for those buying ACA insurance

Open enrollment for individual healthcare begins Wednesday. The enrollment period has been shortened to just 45 days and ends on December 15. This is important ...

October 30, 2017 | | Local


Veterans Day to put music of WWI in context

This Veterans Day, nationally syndicated radio host and song historian Michael Lasser, singer Cindy Miller and pianist and singer Alan Jones will bring "The Songs ...

October 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local YMCA launches

Statesboro Family YMCA, which celebrated its grand opening Saturday, has programs already available, with an emphasis on fitness activities and family.

October 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


No sign-up fee to join YMCA this weekend

Families and individuals can join the Statesboro Family YMCA during this, its grand-opening weekend, with no joining fee, and this does not require a commitment ...

October 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


DNR feral hog workshop in Statesboro

Area farmers, hunters and landowners are invited to attend a feral swine workshop and trapping demonstration Nov. 13 at the Bulloch County Center for Agriculture ...

October 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Experts: Winter coming later, leaving earlier

WASHINGTON - Winter is coming ... later. And it's leaving ever earlier.

October 27, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Local


GBI: Bulloch County Jail inmate found dead in cell

A Bulloch County Jail inmate was found dead in his cell after hanging himself early Friday morning, according to a press release from Georgia Bureau ...

October 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local




YMCA grand opening Saturday

Statesboro Family YMCA, at 409 Clairborne Ave., hosts its grand opening Saturday and is inviting the public to participate in free introductory activities throughout the ...

October 26, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


‘Wings of Freedom’ tour set for Boro

History will come to life as the "Wings of Freedom" tour comes to the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport next week, bringing vintage bombers and other airplanes ...

October 26, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia election server wiped after suit filed

A computer server crucial to a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was quietly wiped clean by its custodians just after the suit was filed, The ...

October 26, 2017 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press | Local


Not arrowheads, and older than you think

In its last regular meeting of 2017, the Bulloch County Historical Society heard about the area's Native American prehistory, and saw a collection of ...

October 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Mill Creek Trick or Treat is Friday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will hold Bulloch County's annual Trick or Treat at Mill Creek Park on Friday from 5 to ...

October 25, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County receives Firehouse Subs grant

Bulloch County firefighters soon will have new specialized rescue equipment, thanks to a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

October 25, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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