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Director’s Invitational: featuring Scott Foxx and the annual Holiday Card Show

Once a year, the Averitt Center staff lights up the big nine-foot tree, hangs the wreaths, and sets out the Nutcracker. For the 2010 holiday season, the Averitt Center has picked an Americana theme for its decorating - birch bark ribbon, carved wooden birds and iron jiggle-bell balls.

November 26, 2010 | By ELAINE SCHNEIDER Special to the Herald | Local


What recession? Shoppers eat up Black Friday deals

For one day at least, you could almost imagine the recession never happened. Millions of the nation's shoppers braved rain and cold to crowd stores while others grabbed online bargains on what could be the busiest Black Friday ever.

November 26, 2010 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Local


Poinsettia project

A tradition each year, agriculture students a Portal High School grow some 200 poinsettias for sale during the holiday season.

November 25, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Scientist: Drought in Ga. for 2011

ATHENS - Georgia's state climatologist is predicting drought conditions in the state next summer.

November 25, 2010 | The Associated Press | Local


Making her mark at middle school

At the Southeast Bulloch Middle and High Schools, there is a Page who is leaving her mark. Middle school registrar Shirley Page, who is also the wife of SEB High School Assistant Principal John Page, has done it all.

November 24, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Ogeechee Area Hospice plans for expansion

After receiving a deed for an additional one acre of property on East Grady Street, Ogeechee Area Hospice is planning to expand its current facility from 12 to 25 beds.

November 24, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Gifts needed for annual Motorcade

The City of Statesboro is seeking donations for the 52nd Annual Mayor's Christmas Motorcade, where municipal leaders head up the drive to bring holiday treats and supplies to patients at area mental health hospitals.

November 23, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Men scam woman out of $10,000

Statesboro police said two men scammed an elderly South Zetterower Avenue woman Friday, making her think they were helping her when they were likely casing the place and planning to steal from her.

November 23, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Busy season for food banks

Going into the 2010 holiday season, food banks that serve the needy in Statesboro, Claxton and Sylvania are reporting increased demand.

November 22, 2010 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


Police step up holiday patrols

For most university and college students, holidays are a time to go home, enjoy friends and family, and relax away from the strains of school. But for burglars, it's time to go to work.

November 22, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU partnership pays off

At Portal Middle High School, pairing biology graduate students from Georgia Southern University with the school's energetic science teacher has resulted in students performing DNA experiments just like today's leading forensic scientists.

November 20, 2010 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Queensborough National Bank robbed

A man walked into Queensborough National Bank Friday afternoon, aimed a handgun wrapped in a plastic bag at a teller, and demanded cash, said Statesboro Police Det. Sgt. James Winskey.

November 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police discover 'rolling' meth lab near Nevils

A state trooper's decision to patrol rural dirt roads in the Nevils area Friday led to a manhunt after two suspects with a rolling meth lab fled on foot. The search centered around a section of Henry Futch Road off Old Groveland Road.

November 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Lannie Lee's family takes local honor

Bulloch County farmer Lannie Lee beamed with pride Friday as he accepted a plaque listing his family as the 2010 Bulloch County Farm Family of the Year, an honor bestowed by the Statesboro - Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness committee.

November 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Queensborough National Bank robbed

Law enforcement officials are currently seeking a suspect in an armed robbery that ocurred at Queensborough National Bank on Zetterower Avenue at 4:20 Friday afternoon. Check back here for more details later.

November 19, 2010 | Staff report | Local


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'Steel Magnolias' brings southern sass to the Boro

The second you hear one of Ouiser's zingers or a bit of sassy wisdom from Truvy, you know you're home.

January 25, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON | Local


Suspect killed in deputy-involved shooting identified

The man who was fatally shot Monday night during a standoff with deputies has been identified as Gary M. Wigley of Highway 119 North, according ...

January 25, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Marijuana found in Sheriff's Office employee's car

It's not a good idea to take illegal drugs to work, especially if you are employed by a law enforcement agency.

January 25, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Schools 'Speak Up' forum spotlights accreditation

The Bulloch County Schools five-year accreditation review, now underway with the AdvancED organization, will be one focus of Thursday's annual Speak Up for Education ...

January 25, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Shooting update: No id's yet on suspect, or deputies involved in shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is not yet releasing the identity of a man shot Monday night near the Bulloch/Bryan county line by deputies ...

January 24, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Another 'rad tech' student takes GOAL

Amanda Merry, named Ogeechee Technical College's 2017 GOAL winner during the awards luncheon Tuesday, and Melissa Behling, who said her farewell as the 2016 ...

January 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Lawmakers plan bill allowing two Georgia casinos

ATLANTA - Supporters of casino gambling hope to legalize the industry in Georgia after several failed attempts in recent legislative sessions.

January 24, 2017 | | Local


Report: Suspect dead after confrontation with Bulloch, Effingham deputies

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region Five office is investigating a fatal shooting involving a Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy that occurred Monday night on ...

January 24, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local




Sheriff's Office investigating possible shooting of suspect

Investigators with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office are headed to the scene where a deputy was involved in the possible shooting of a suspect.

January 23, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


'The windows exploded'

ALBANY - A tornado warning on television sent Anthony Mitchell, his pregnant wife and their three children scrambling for what little shelter their mobile home could ...

January 23, 2017 | By JAY REEVES and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | Local


Bulloch spared tornadoes, storm damage

Statesboro and Bulloch County dodged a bullet over the weekend, escaping damage from tornadoes that ripped across South Georgia on Saturday and Sunday, but several ...

January 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wadley police officer killed in Metter crash

A Wadley police officer was killed early Monday morning in a car accident outside of Metter on his way to police certification training in Statesboro.

January 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Southern Scapes arrives

With the purchase of Wise Nurseries' retail garden center in Statesboro, Brian Powell has expanded his landscaping company, Statesboro Southern Scapes Inc., to include a ...

January 23, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Man arrested after allegedly choking woman holding infant

Statesboro police arrested a man Friday after they say he choked a victim who was holding a baby.

January 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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