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Bulloch sharecropper tale goes national

Local attorney and Statesboro Herald columnist Kathy Bradley is a twice-published author, but the most recent book with her name in it is not one she wrote herself – though it comes hard on the heels of her most recent release.

April 30, 2016 | Brittani Howell | Local


Local ‘Youth Heroes’ honored

Twelve middle and high school students from southeast Georgia were recognized Friday by the American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia as Youth Heroes. The selected students extended their hearts and hands in volunteer work and were honored with a breakfast held in the Natural Resources Building at Ogeechee Technical College.

April 30, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Superior Court judge race tops $100K

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns as of March 31. And comments from candidates and reports of more recent major contributions indicate that the cash committed to race has now surpassed $100,000.

April 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Relay for Life raises money, fun and awareness

Lori Wiggins, a cancer survivor since 2001, raised almost $12,000 all by herself this year for cancer research and awareness. She was one of hundreds of cancer survivors and thousands of others at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds Friday night, participating in the 2016 Relay for Life- Bulloch County fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

April 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia students seek solace after crash claims 4 students

ATLANTA - One of two survivors of a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students earlier this week remained in critical condition Friday, a hospital spokesman said.

April 29, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Drug suspect uses baby as shield from investigators

Police said a man fleeing from law enforcement officers appeared to use his infant child as a shield during a drug-related incident early Friday morning. He and a woman now face charges for child cruelty and drugs.

April 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


4 female University of Georgia students killed in car crash

ATLANTA - University of Georgia students and employees are devastated at the loss of four female students killed in a horrific, high-speed car crash that left another student critically injured, the school's president said at a somber Thursday briefing.

April 28, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Man charged in Brooklet attack

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies, serving a warrant issued by the Brooklet Police Department, arrested a man Wednesday who is charged with battery and terroristic threats and acts.

April 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Dollars in sheriff race top six figures

As of March 31, the three candidates in the race for Bulloch County sheriff had received a total of $111,419 in cash and in-kind contributions for their campaigns, according to their required reports. That was before April, with its candidate forums and other activity.

April 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Boro makes ‘America’s Best’ final 8

Voices lilting, Statesboro's team invoked a town and university relationship going back to 1906 and a Blue Mile that will feature a local Stars Walk in the home of the Statesboro Blues. After revealing an America's Best Communities medallion freshly 3D-printed at the soon-to-open local Innovation Incubator, one of the three team members capped the pitch with an invitation to sweet iced tea.

April 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Sheriff’s investigator thwarts burglary

A "career criminal" from Maryland tried breaking into a local motor sports shop, but an alert sheriff's investigator thwarted his plan, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

April 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Community invited to ‘Worship Night’

It's being billed as: "One Night; One Place; One Purpose: Jesus," but organizers of the event want the word spread that it's also "one community."

April 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Guyton public safety director seeks Bulloch commission seat

Guyton's public safety director, Kelphie Lundy, is a Bulloch County native who has lived in the county all his life, and hopes to give back to his community by helping grow business and increase youth activities if he is elected to the Bulloch County Commission Seat 2A.

April 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


3rd suspicious fire at Lake Collins

A third suspicious fire in five weeks at the Lake Collins community northwest of Portal has neighbors, including Bulloch County fire Chief Christopher Ivey, unsettled.

April 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Henry recalls Georgia Southern's rise to university status

Dr. Nicholas Henry, the first president of Georgia Southern University under that name, gives many individuals credit, some more than others, when he talks about the drive that led to Georgia Southern College becoming a university on July 1, 1990.

April 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Memorial Day 2016: Honoring the fallen

Statesboro's Emma Kelly Theater was filled to capacity Monday as people gathered for the 2016 Memorial Day observance honoring Bulloch County's fallen soldiers.

May 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Up to 15 inches of rain soaks Bulloch

Tropical Depression Bonnie stalled over the Southeast last weekend, dumping torrential rains that flooded highways, dirt roads, yards and parking lots.

May 30, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect in 3-county chase Friday remains at large

The identity of a man who was the target of a search Friday following a three-county chase and crash near Statesboro is yet unknown, said ...

May 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Savannah's Johnny Harris closes after more than 90 years

SAVANNAH - Denise and Kindall Valdes dined on their favorite Southern dishes of fried chicken and world-famous barbecue on Saturday afternoon. It's a meal the ...

May 30, 2016 | By BRITTINI RAY Savannah Morning News | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A local success story: Cotton's Tire grows

Working as a salesman for a tire wholesaler, Mike Price called on a small tire store in Sylvania. When he made his pitch to Cotton ...

May 30, 2016 | | Local


Bulloch County's 2016 high school valedictorians

Bulloch Academy: William Downs

May 29, 2016 | | Local


Four schools getting new principals

As a result of one principal retiring, one getting hired as a superintendent by another county, and Bulloch County's school board and superintendent working ...

May 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Memorial Day speaker to share Pearl Harbor insights

As featured speaker Monday for this year's Bulloch County Memorial Day Remembrance, John Sullivan will talk about a visit he made to Pearl Harbor ...

May 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


More Atlantic storms predicted for 2016

MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm ...

May 27, 2016 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Local


Haralson leaves for superintendent’s job

Dr. Shawn Haralson said goodbye Friday to the children at Langston Chapel Elementary School. Having served as principal of four Bulloch County schools in 11 ...

May 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspect flees after chase

Although Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson called off Friday's search for a fugitive suspect involved in a high speed chase spanning three-counties, deputies remained ...

May 27, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


‘Missing Man Table’ honors fallen veterans

For almost a decade, Vandy's Restaurant in the Statesboro Mall has provided a meal to veterans on Memorial Day. This year, however, the restaurant ...

May 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


City to resurface West Parrish

The city of Statesboro has budgeted to resurface West Parrish Street, from North Main Street to Highway 80 West, this fall.

May 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


School board seats all decided

Because of Tuesday's election, Heather Mims will be District 7's new member on the Bulloch County Board of Education beginning in January, while ...

May 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Commission race 2A headed for runoff

One of three Bulloch County Commission races is headed for a runoff, but candidates in the other races swept the votes by significant margins.

May 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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