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Church to request aid from city

Statesboro city council members will consider a request from First Baptist Church to aid in the installation of a water line to feed the church's planned sanctuary expansion during Wednesday's regular meeting.

September 06, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Parapros are key at Langston Elem.

Every school in Statesboro has its staff, teachers and students. There is a fourth component at each of these schools: instructional paraprofessionals. Known in the past as simply "the teacher's aide," the job of school parapros, as they're called, has become an essential component of each child's daily instruction.

September 06, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Making a local connection

Venturing to a foreign country can be tough, especially for the 300 international students at Georgia Southern who leave their home countries to pursue a college education in Statesboro.

September 04, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Special to the Herald | Local


Averitt Center will play host to Rolling Stones tribute band

In 1965, a local fraternity booked an up-and-coming rock band called The Rolling Stones to play a fundraiser at Georgia Southern College. Now 45 years later, the personalities and music that made The Stones into one of the greatest rock bands of all time are returning to the Boro.

September 04, 2010 | By MELINDA ROELL Special to the Herald | Local


Judge: City violated records law

Statesboro city council members are questioning the courtroom strategy of City Attorney Sam Brannen after a Bulloch County Superior Court judge found the city in violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act. Judge John R. Turner posted the ruling Friday morning, after a hearing was held in his courtroom Tuesday.

September 03, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - A Taste of Downtown

Downtown Statesboro retail shops will become mini restaurants this evening during the third annual Taste of Downtown. Allen Muldrew, Thursday's guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show, told host Phil Boyum all about the First Friday event.

September 02, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Dogs, author make popular visit to Stilson

Children's book author David Sargent Jr. came to Stilson Elementary School Tuesday to read several of his books to the kids, as well as introduce them to his canine companions, Emma and Spike. The dogs are the stars of his most recent books and were an instant hit with children, parents and staff that had assembled in the Stilson gym.

September 01, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


‘A More Perfect Union’

The Statesboro Regional Library's Youth and Family Services Department will introduce today its first collection of books received through a special grant sponsored by the National Endowment for Humanities. The collection is called "A More Perfect Union" and includes a variety of materials about famous Americans and other historical details about America during its formative days.

September 01, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sheriff: Man sent sexual texts to juvenile

An 18-year-old Bulloch County man was arrested Tuesday after deputies said he came to a playground to meet a 13-year-old girl to whom he was sending sexually explicit text messages.

September 01, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


September 2 - Bulloch Sheriff's Arrests Sueleen Hunter, 47, Spring Street – bench warrant

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

September 01, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


City awaits open records ruling

Six local businessmen suing the Statesboro mayor and city council for alleged violations of Georgia's Open Meetings laws got their day in court Tuesday morning, but they left without an answer as the judge said he wouldn't release his decision until later in the week.

August 31, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Commission upholds road superintendent firing

Bulloch County Commissioners, in a 4-2 vote, upheld Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch's decision to terminate a county department head for violating policy by failing a drug test.

August 31, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


As many as 75 teens involved in Saturday brawl at local theater

A fight between a large crowd of teenagers Saturday at a local theater resulted in police asking a local department store to ban juveniles from entering the store without adult supervision.

August 31, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Monken helps launch 2010 United Way campaign

Georgia Southern head football coach Jeff Monken helped launch Bulloch County's 2010 United Way campaign at a breakfast Tuesday.

August 31, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Singing for miracles

Twelve hours of gospel music, car and motorcycle shows, concessions and more Saturday will benefit the Oncology and Hematology Departments at Backus Children's Hospital in Savannah through a local fundraising effort for the Children's Miracle Network.

August 31, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Wyoming chief expected to lead Statesboro Police Department

City officials have identified one finalist for the job of Statesboro Police Department chief, Charles "Mike" Broadhead, currently chief of police in Riverton, Wyoming. Broadhead ...

February 23, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Cat’ coming to Averitt Center

Co-directors Mical Whitaker and Melinda Roell will bring Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to the Emma Kelly Theater this ...

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


State DOT offers $450,000 – if Statesboro wins national contest

The Georgia Department of Transportation has committed $450,000 for sidewalk and other improvements on the Blue Mile of South Main Street – if Statesboro wins ...

February 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Eagle ROTC wins MacArthur Award, again

Georgia Southern University's ROTC program has again been recognized with the MacArthur Award as one of the top eight programs in the U.S ...

February 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch commissioners talk trash

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners talked trash during a workshop Tuesday morning, deciding to repeat an "attention-getting" tactic used in one area this month ...

February 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Herald 2016 Photos of the Year

It's that time of year to look back and reflect, and photography is still one of the very best ways to do that.

December 30, 2016 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Deputy saves child’s life after ATV accident

A quick-thinking Bulloch County sheriff's deputy was commended for his actions that saved a child's life after an all-terrain vehicle accident Wednesday.

December 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | 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


Photo Gallery: Scare on the Square

See how downtown Statesboro is transformed by Halloween fun.

November 01, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

October 26, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Dancing with the Statesboro Stars

Check out pictures from the 2015 Dancing with the Statesboro Stars. The annual fundraiser added a second permance this year and raised $107,000 to ...

October 06, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo Gallery: Paddle Georgia 2015

Nearly 400 paddling enthusiasts hit the Ogeechee River with their canoes and kayaks.

June 28, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


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