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Council OKs budget, creates 5 new positions within city

At their meeting Tuesday evening, The Statesboro City Council passed the proposed fiscal year 2011 budget, which included the creation of five new positions within the city.

June 16, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


A crash course in government

Nearly 700 rising high school seniors from across Georgia are gathering this week at Georgia Southern University to participate in Georgia Girls State and Georgia Boys State, learning the ins and outs of government.

June 16, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


Bulloch’s own ‘rodeo’ king

Bulloch County resident Gil Riggs has driven a public school bus for the past four years. Considering his skills behind the wheel, some would say Riggs is a natural bus driver.

June 16, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


24 cats at shelter face euthanasia if not adopted Wednesday

Construction delays at the new Bulloch County Animal Shelter have put a ticking clock on 24 cats that must be moved by the end of the day or face euthanasia.

June 15, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


GSU and the SoCon — the grand scheme of things

This report is part one of a six-part series about the state of Georgia Southern Athletics. It will run Wednesdays throughout the summer. Part one takes a general look at Georgia Southern's place in the Southern Conference, and the SoCon's place in NCAA Division-I athletics.

June 15, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS | Local


‘Glee’ fills the Averitt Center

The Averitt Center for the Arts' Glee Camp is teaching elementary, middle and high school students the basics of musical theater using the popular Fox television show "Glee" as its inspiration.

June 15, 2010 | By NICOLE WILEY Herald Intern | Local


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


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Photo gallery: Eagles begin FBS march

The Georgia Southern football team took the practice fields at Beautiful Eagle Creek Thursday to kick off their first fall camp after officially joining the ...

August 04, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Area ballet students sharpen, maintain skills

Under the direction of Statesboro Youth Ballet director Jurijs Safonovs, dance students completed two weeks of rigorous study at the Averitt Center for the Arts ...

July 28, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


British Soccer Camp: Story and video

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July 15, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT Herald Staff | Local


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