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Averitt receives national grant

Just days after Christmas, the Averitt Center for the Arts can celebrate a gift of its own. The center was announced this week as a recipient of a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

December 30, 2010 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Kids play, learn with high-tech Legos

Playing with Legos is nothing new for a group of students attending a three-day camp at Georgia Southern University. But piloting a robotic assemblage of moving parts, with the aid of computer programming, was never part of their Lego toys.

December 29, 2010 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


Teen faces sex charges; victim, 13

A 17-year-old is charged with statutory rape and sodomy after having a consensual sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

December 29, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Slavery paintings coming down from Atlanta office

ATLANTA - Murals of slaves harvesting sugar cane on a Georgia plantation and picking and ginning cotton are coming off the walls of a state building on the order of a new agriculture commissioner.

December 29, 2010 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Ellabell man dies from fire injuries

An Ellabell man was burned to death Wednesday at his home near the Bulloch/Bryan county line, and authorities suspect his clothing caught fire as he burned off his property.

December 29, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Gas prices on the rise; $4 per gallon possible by summer

An improving economy may partially be at fault for the recent rapid rise in gas prices, which could increase by as much as $1 come summer, one expert said.

December 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Busy week for Goodwill

The days leading up to Christmas traditionally bring big business to area stores. For one local retailer, it is the following week that provides the bulk of its holiday traffic.

December 28, 2010 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Local


The Masters Club group earns honor

SYLVANIA - Jerry Hunter, who is a dedicated volunteer for Syl-view Nursing Home, spends most of everyday at work, said Betty Scarborough, activities director at the Sylvania nursing home.

December 28, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Screven Chamber sets annual meet

SYLVANIA - The Screven County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 37th Annual Meeting on Jan. 20, at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in downtown Sylvania.

December 28, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Local


Double honor at Langston

Ten Langston Chapel Middle School students were selected recently for the Georgia Music Educators Association District Honor Band during its annual auditions held at Effingham County Middle School.

December 27, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Winter storm heads north

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A rare white Christmas in parts of the South was complicating life for some travelers as airlines canceled hundreds of flights, while snow was predicted for the nation's Capital and travel authorities warned of potentially dangerous roads.

December 25, 2010 | By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press | Local


Civil War message decoded: No help coming

RICHMOND, Va. - A glass vial stopped with a cork during the Civil War has been opened, revealing a coded message to the desperate Confederate commander in Vicksburg on the day the Mississippi city fell to Union forces 147 years ago.

December 25, 2010 | By STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press | Local


That's a wrap!

Cari Shelkoff needed money. For gas. For college. For trips she dreamed of making.

December 24, 2010 | By SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Local


Local broadcasting pioneer passes

Longtime Statesboro broadcast and cable executive owner Donald Outland McDougald, 83, passed away unexpectedly Wed., Dec. 22, after a brief attack at a hospital in Brunswick, Ga.

December 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Snow or rain?

Snow or not to snow? That's the question as to whether Statesboro will see any of the white stuff the day after Christmas.

December 23, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Candler County hospital fights to stay open

GLENWOOD ― If you want to watch a rural community die, kill its hospital.

September 23, 2017 | By LAUREN WEBBER and ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Now it’s Keep Statesboro Bulloch Beautiful

Statesboro and Bulloch County again have a Keep America Beautiful affiliate program, but this time it's Keep Statesboro Bulloch Beautiful, hosted by the city.

September 23, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


City tallying Irma overtime costs

Despite Tropical Storm Irma's effects being far less disastrous than feared, the city of Statesboro did have a storm response, has begun hauling debris ...

September 23, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Students charged with falsely reporting robbery

Two Georgia Southern University students were charged Thursday after police learned the armed robbery they claimed took place never happened.

September 22, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police continue investigation into armed robberies

Statesboro police are investigating three armed robbery incidents and one armed robbery attempt that occurred Wednesday, Statesboro Police Deputy Chief Rob Bryan said.

September 22, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen hopes to vote on health care

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen, R-Georgia 12th District, hopes Congress will vote next week on two major pieces of legislation: the Graham-Cassidy Republican replacement for ...

September 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police investigate two armed robberies

Statesboro police detectives are seeking information about two armed robbery incidents that occurred within hours of each other early Thursday morning at two university-area apartment ...

September 21, 2017 | | Local


Peed sentences Johnson in molestation case

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed sentenced a former city of Statesboro employee Wednesday to 25 years to serve, without parole, for multiple ...

September 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two arrested in gang-related attack

Statesboro police arrested two teens on outstanding warrants Tuesday stemming from a Sept. 5 attack on a victim at the local public library.

September 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Former city employee pleads guilty to child sex offenses

A former long-time city of Statesboro employee pled guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of child molestation.

September 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


STAND17 Christian event set for Saturday

Kenny Grant Evangelistic Ministries and The Band of Brothers will present the STAND17 Conference on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Savannah ...

September 20, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


GSU investigating reported rape

A Georgia Southern University student was reportedly the victim of a "strong arm rape" this past weekend, according to Georgia Southern University Police reports.

September 20, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


‘People don’t survive what I’ll share’

Eastern Heights Baptist Church is hosting a Celebrate Recovery event Saturday at 7 p.m. The event is free, but those planning to attend are ...

September 19, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia wants to execute inmates accused of killing guards

ATLANTA - Two inmates accused of killing their guards on a Georgia prison bus three months ago were indicted Tuesday on multiple charges, including murder, and ...

September 19, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Evans advocates universal Pre-K, restored HOPE, expanded Medicaid

Stacey Evans, Democratic primary candidate for governor, made hope, both in a general sense and HOPE in all-capital letters, the theme of her remarks Saturday ...

September 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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