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Tornadoes leave at least 280 dead across 6 states

PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. - Firefighters searched one splintered pile after another for survivors Thursday, combing the remains of houses and neighborhoods pulverized by the nation's deadliest tornado outbreak in almost four decades. At least 280 people were killed across six states - more than two-thirds of them in Alabama, where large cities bore the half-mile-wide scars the twisters left behind.

April 28, 2011 | By GREG BLUESTEIN and HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press | Local


Storms devastate South

RINGGOLD, Ga. - The storms that battered Georgia arrived with an almost unthinkable ferocity - tossing tractor-trailers off the interstate, flattening entire neighborhoods, ripping out large trees by the roots and reducing a busy thoroughfare of motels and restaurants to rubble.

April 28, 2011 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show

Chris Halbert is a Brunswick native who loves sports, especially all the teams at Georgia Southern. (And someday he even plans to finish his degree at GSU.)

April 28, 2011 | | Local


Swap, Buy or Sell - April 28

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April 28, 2011 | | Local


Storms kill 72 around South, including 58 in Ala.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - A wave of tornado-spawning storms strafed the South on Wednesday, splintering buildings across hard-hit Alabama and killing 72 people in four states.

April 28, 2011 | By HOLBROOK MOHR and JAY REEVES Associated Press | Local


Bulloch sheriff rounds up 'deadbeat dads'

As Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies cruised around town Tuesday, deadbeat dads were surprised when the law knocked on their doors wanting child support money.

April 27, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Vidalia museum celebrates famed onion

While the Vidalia Onion Museum can't help but snag visitors to this weekend's big festival, supporters hope it will become a year-round destination.

April 27, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Local


GSU plans major fundraising campaign

Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel announced Wednesday the university's intent to kick-off a major capital fundraising campaign to fund continued growth and advancements in the college's quality of education.

April 27, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


A first - Two Humanitarians

For the first time in history, a husband and wife team was honored as the Statesboro Herald Humanitarians of the Year during the 2011 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala.

April 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Archaeology student talks Camp Lawton

Imagine living in a dugout hole, with pine limbs stacked overhead and only a blanket over them to keep out the wind and rain.

April 25, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City projects balanced budget

Despite concerns regarding rising health care costs, and a shortfall in 2011, Statesboro city officials project a balanced budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

April 25, 2011 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Swap, Buy or Sell - April 25, 2011

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April 25, 2011 | | Local


SHS Odyssey of the Mind team qualifies for Worlds

Statesboro High School's Extreme Mousemobiles Team won second place at the State Odyssey of the Mind finals in Columbus last week, qualifying them for the World Odyssey of the Mind finals at the University of Maryland, May 27-30.

April 24, 2011 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Rodeo thrills Boro

Beautiful spring weather and huge crowds greeted the first annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo when it rode into town for two shows last weekend.

April 24, 2011 | | Local


Teacher helps apply lessons

If there were game stats for academics, Statesboro High School science teacher Richard McCombs would be one of science's most winning coaches.

April 23, 2011 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


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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


Red Hats help century celebration

At a time when gas cost four cents per gallon and the average cost of a new car was $360, local resident Maxine Dickey Anvik ...

October 25, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Cooperville death ruled a homicide

The death of a woman whose body was found Tuesday in a burned Screven County mobile home was ruled a homicide.

October 25, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


ESPLOST town hall meeting Thursday

The Bulloch County Board of Education has transformed its regular work session scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday into a town hall meeting about ...

October 24, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


GBI, Screven sheriff’s department investigate body found in burned home

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents, along with Screven County sheriff's investigators, are looking into the death of a woman whose body was found in ...

October 24, 2017 | | Local


Bo Ginn Fish hatchery set to reopen near Millen

Although the Bo Ginn Fish Hatchery has been idle for many years, the Georgia Southern Department of Biology will soon put it to use to ...

October 24, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sniffing out the bad guys

Law enforcement K9s and their handlers honed their skills Tuesday as the National Narcotics Dog Detector Association (NNDDA) held an annual certification exercise in Bulloch ...

October 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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