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County's proposed budget doesn't include property tax increase

Bulloch County Commissioners held two public hearings Tuesday to allow citizens to review the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2011, which translates into no tax increase for county property owners, said Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch.

June 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

City actions in possible conflict with charter

The Statesboro City Council will vote today to create a public safety director position about a month after Wendell Turner was appointed to the post, possibly in violation of the city charter.

June 14, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local

It's already a sweltering summer

The best advice for people today is stay inside if they can. Those without air conditioners should find a cool place to stay, and if you must go outside - especially if you are working - drink plenty of water, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

June 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

BOE looks at 1/2-mill hike

Bulloch County Board of Education members offered verbal support last week for a proposed half-mill increase in the school system's tax rate. If approved, the school board portion of the millage rate would rise from 9.45 to 9.95 mills, which equates to about a $20 tax increase per $100,000 of taxable property.

June 14, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local

Reaching for the stars

Students in Georgia high schools will be able to reach for the stars - or at least study them - in part thanks to an astronomy workshop for teachers being held at Georgia Southern University.

June 12, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local

Cooking nutritiously for kids

With the latest focus on the problem of childhood obesity, public school food service workers from around the state came to Georgia Southern for an intensive week of cooking classes with an emphasis on preparing less-fattening, more nutritious meals for students. The university's annual Culinary Institute is taught by chef Stephen Minton and the school cooks said what they learn this week, they will take back to their school districts and share with all the schools. Cynthia Peek, a food service worker from the Muscogee County system, said meals have far less sodium than in the past and food ...

June 10, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local

Mornings unPHILtered - Campers getting ready for 'Jungle'

The conversation on Thursday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show centered around the second year of the "Jungle Book Theater Experience" summer camp held at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

June 10, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local

Silent auction to benefit local Humane Society

As the organization's largest fundraiser of the year, the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County will host their eighth annual silent auction next Saturday benefitting their spay and neuter and animal rescue programs.

June 10, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local

Portal man wins $2.5 million

Portal resident Jimmy Coleman Sr. was thirsty, so he stopped one day last week at Clyde's Market #47 in Brooklet for a Pepsi. When he walked into the store, he was a hard-working roofer with 30 years in the business. When he walked out, he was a millionaire.

June 10, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Preparing for Pinocchio

The Missoula Children's Theatre is hosting a workshop on musical theater at Georgia Southern. The campers began rehearsals on Monday, learning lines and songs for the production. The intensive preparation allows the cast to put on a top notch show for parents and the public to enjoy. The performance at the PAC on Saturday at 2 p.m. is open to everyone. Based in Montana, Missoula is the nation's largest touring children's theatre and has been touring extensively for more than 30 years, from Montana to Japan. In 2010, 32 teams of tour actor/directors will visit ...

June 09, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local

Register town council worries about budget

The Register town council wrestled with ideas about how to make up a deficit in the town's budget for fiscal year 2010-11.

June 09, 2010 | By K.R. STENBORG Special to the Herald | Local

Mornings unPHILtered - Energy and music

The theme for Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was twofold: the costs of energy and making music.

June 09, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local

‘Playboy’ coming to Ga. Southern

Unlike the reception for its original production in Ireland in 1907, the Georgia Southern theatre department's production of John Millington Synge's "The Playboy of the Western World" should receive many more laughs and very little, if any, controversy.

June 08, 2010 | By CHARLES MINSHEW Herald Intern | Local

Mornings unPHILtered - Councilman talks about overcoming mistakes of past

The topic of the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was all about Statesboro's budget problems and the recent actions taken to begin balancing the budget. The show's guest was City Councilman Travis Chance, who came on the show to give his perspective on the matter.

June 08, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local

Poker Run to help ill local boy

For their eighth annual Poker Run on Saturday, Statesboro's Southern Thunder Cruisers hope to help offset the mounting medical bills of a local family whose 4-year-old son suffers from a rare nerve disorder.

June 08, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local

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Grant Spencer murder trial slated for Oct. 11

Grant James Spencer, who has been waiting two years in the Bulloch County Jail, is slated for a jury trial the week of Oct. 11 ...

September 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

GreenFest downtown this Saturday

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability holds its annual GreenFest, spotlighting recycling, reuse, conservation and other eco-friendly lifestyle choices, this Saturday from 9 a ...

September 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Man arrested on computer sex crime charges

A man in Statesboro is behind bars on charges of sexual exploitation of a child.

September 28, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Alcohol Board’s TIPS-only training opinion rejected

Bars and restaurants will have more than one place to turn to for city-required training for managers, servers, bartenders and bouncers after Statesboro City Council ...

September 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair coming

The 55th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair will start with a parade Monday, Oct. 17, through downtown Statesboro. Local dignitaries, classic cars, bands, beauty queens and ...

September 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GATA Cast - Sept. 28, 2016

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony twice a week with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle ...

September 28, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local

Forum for sheriff candidates is Oct. 13

The candidates seeking election as Bulloch County's next sheriff will participate in a forum on Thursday, Oct. 13, inside the Ogeechee Technical College auditorium ...

September 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Kids World’s Frazier state Pre-K Teacher of the Year

Tuesday morning, for the second time this year, Channie Frazier, who teaches prekindergarten at Kids World Learning Center, walked into a big surprise. But now ...

September 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

City clerk: Billing back on schedule this week

After two months when the city of Statesboro's bills for water and other services went out as much as two weeks late, the bills ...

September 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

YMCA leases old Sallie Z. site

The Statesboro Family YMCA now has an 8-acre site with standing buildings leased for it by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia. The new Statesboro Family ...

September 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Man barricades himself inside house with hunting rifle

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies surrounded a home Monday on Highway 80 West while a man who was wanted on outstanding domestic dispute warrants barricaded ...

September 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

It's Krispy Kreme time in Statesboro!

We are only one week away from the most anticipated store opening possibly in the history of store openings in Statesboro - Krispy Kreme, located at ...

September 26, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Hospital parent 'exploring financial options'

The parent company of East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro and a host of local doctor's practices, announced last week via a press ...

September 26, 2016 | | Local

Campus guns, ‘religious freedom’ issues

In the race for state representative in District 160, two pieces of legislation that Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed are points of division between the two ...

September 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Tankersley emphasizes meeting needs, building consent

Running for a fourth two-year term, Rep. Jan Tankersley says that serving in the Georgia General Assembly isn't all about the few issues that ...

September 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

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