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Zoo Atlanta seeks $500K to keep giant pandas

ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta says it needs $500,000 to keep its giant pandas, the irresistibly adorable exotic creatures that have been the zoo's biggest draw for the past decade.

June 17, 2009 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Suit disputes McCorkle’s return

As of Wednesday afternoon, none of Statesboro's five City Councilmen had received a copy of a "declaratory judgment action" filed Tuesday evening against the Statesboro City Council.

June 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - U.S. Army celebrates birthday; City Council meeting gets heated

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday June 17, 2009

June 17, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Britt: Why reinstate McCorkle?

In the middle of a motion during Tuesday night's Statesboro City Council meeting, Councilman Will Britt asked council members to address their decision to rehire former City Clerk Judy McCorkle, drawing heated comments from other councilmen.

The council was preparing to vote on an item after a motion was made when Britt abruptly changed the subject, bringing up citizens' concern for City Manager Shane Haynes and controversy surrounding McCorkle's rehiring.

June 17, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County plans no tax hikes

No tax hikes and a balanced budget brought words of praise Tuesday as Bulloch County Commissioners unanimously approved the FY 2010 work plan and general appropriations budget. Tax payers won't see a rise in the millage rate, although, some home owners will see a higher bill due to state government cutting funding of the Homeowner's Tax Exemption.

June 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Local restaurant helps soldiers; Boro Business: The future of downtown

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday June 16, 2009

June 16, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Celebrating U.S. Army’s 234th birthday

Georgia Southern's ROTC commander Lt. Col. George Fredrick led a two-centuries old tradition Monday with the observance of the Army's birthday. According to tradition, the first pieces of cake were given to the oldest veteran and the youngest cadet attending the ceremony. The observance was held inside Georgia Southern's Student Union.

June 15, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


School bus challenge

Bulloch County public school bus drivers face many challenges, including the fact that there are more dirt roads in Bulloch than anywhere else in the state. Elizabeth Byrd, a veteran of 20 years of driving buses in Bulloch, is the person entrusted by the Bulloch County Public School System Transportation Department to make sure that each of Bulloch's 111 drivers becomes master of their own route.

June 15, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Millage rate not expected to rise

Bulloch County Commissioners are expected this morning to approve a balanced budget for fiscal year 2010 that will not see a rise in the millage rate. However, although taxes will not increase, some home owners will see a higher bill due to state government cutting funding of the Homeowner's Tax Exemption.

June 15, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Camp Tomahawk tests paintball skills; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday June 15, 2009

June 15, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Inflation concern may raise city fees

Due to tight fiscal conditions throughout the city, the Statesboro City Council will be faced with a slew of proposals to raise a number of different fees in various departments, when they meet Tuesday evening.

June 13, 2009 | Phil Boyum | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Storyteller brings a piece of Africa to the Boro; Phil & Chad: Rights

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday June 12, 2009

June 12, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Storytelling from the heart

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June 11, 2009 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Drunken driver hits officer in patrol car Sunday; both injured

A Statesboro Police officer suffered a fractured wrist and other injuries early Sunday morning after another man, charged with DUI, struck his patrol car.

June 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Missoula Theatre: Jack and the Beanstalk; Mary-Kate's Entertainment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday June 11, 2009

June 11, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Updates on Panda Express, Krispy Kreme

Construction has begun on a Panda Express restaurant at 101 Brampton Avenue beside the McDonalds, in front of the Walmart Marketplace on Fair Road. The ...

June 06, 2016 | | Local


Jim Healy - Muhammad Ali: A boy's first sports hero

It was March 8, 1971, almost exactly two months before my 12th birthday, and the night Muhammad Ali was fighting Joe Frazier in the "Fight ...

June 05, 2016 | Jim Healy | Local


City to propose fee hikes

Going into Tuesday's budget hearing, Statesboro city officials intend to leave the property tax millage rate unchanged but are proposing to increase water and ...

June 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Solution sought for Park Place

Almost two years since Eric Reese was shot to death after sending his teenage daughter home from watching a gang fight outside at Park Place ...

June 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspect arrested in assault

A man choked a woman, held her against her will and committed the assault in the presence of juveniles at Park Place Apartments Thursday, said ...

June 03, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Citizen parking ticket program looking for 3 more volunteers

The Statesboro Police Department is seeking volunteers for its Handicapped Parking Enforcement Program.

June 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Shots fired after dispute at store

Shots were fired Wednesday after a confrontation in an Eldora area convenience store. No one was injured, said Bulloch County sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared ...

June 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Free meals for kids June 6-30

The Bulloch County Schools will serve free breakfast and lunch for children and teens at four locations, weekdays June 6-30, and lunch at a fifth ...

June 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Cartee leaving Ogeechee Tech for UGA

Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Technical College for nine and a half years, is leaving to become director July 1 of the University of ...

June 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Doty retires, looks forward

This week, Dr. Karen Doty is keeping 10 red and yellow roses in a vase at her office at Portal Middle High School. She took ...

June 01, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘The Miracle Worker’ comes to Statesboro

The Averitt Center for the Arts will present "The Miracle Worker," the inspirational story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, Friday and Saturday at 7 ...

June 01, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Photo Gallery: Citizens Police Academy

Images from the Citizens Police Academy offer insight into the experience.

January 17, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Pictures of the Year

Statesboro Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant shares his top pictures from 2015.

January 04, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: A Hero's goodbye

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. and Special Agent Chester McBride laid to rest at Mt. Zion AME Church Cemetery after his funeral at Hanner ...

January 02, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: A Hero's Homecoming

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester McBride, who was killed on duty while serving in Afghanistand on Dec. 21, arrives home and is honored ...

January 01, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


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