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Bulloch students REACH for success

Five Bulloch County students were awarded recently the REACH Georgia Scholarship, making them each eligible for $20,000 to use for higher education after graduating from high school.

September 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU police using body cameras

Georgia Southern University police officers are wearing body cameras while on duty, the first law enforcement agency to do so in Bulloch County.

September 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Lessons of 9/11

Kids waving flags. Wearing red, white, and blue attire. Reciting the pledge of allegiance. Singing the National Anthem. This is what one might typically expect for a Patriots Day celebration at school.

September 11, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Local

Law enforcement responds to social media threats

Local law enforcement agencies ramped up presence at Bulloch County schools Friday due to a statewide alert regarding unsubstantiated threats.

September 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Betty Foy Sanders honored at Emma Kelly Theater

Former Georgia first lady Betty Foy Sanders showed Southern charm Thursday night as she gracefully accepted honors as the 2015 Legend in the Arts award recipient.

September 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Study: Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative

MAGALIESBURG, South Africa - Scientists, including a Georgia Southern alumnus, say they've discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa.

September 10, 2015 | By LYNSEY CHUTEL and MALCOLM RITTER Associated Press | Local

Four arrested in August robbery

Statesboro police rounded up four suspects believed to have been involved in an Aug. 28 armed robbery at Hawthorne II Apartments.

September 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Painting the town blue

Community leaders and Georgia Southern University officials came together to break bread and celebrate the town-and-gown relationship between Statesboro and the university at the Paint the Town Blue Kickoff luncheon at the Southern Hospitality Conference Center at Springhill Suites.

September 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

‘That Georgia Rhythm’ coming to Boro

Come take a musical trip through the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theater with "That Georgia Rhythm."

September 09, 2015 | | Local

Statesboro firefighters offer cookout, fun day

Statesboro Fire Chief Tim Grams hopes to meet a number of "neighbors" Saturday by hosting a community cook-out and inviting the public to get to know their fire department better.

September 09, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Former state trooper found dead

A Portal area man reported missing Tuesday was found dead Wednesday morning near his truck, according to Bulloch County sheriff's reports.

September 09, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Bulloch scores drop on SAT

In the recently released 2014-15 reports for the two major tests used nationally for college admissions, the Bulloch County Schools' overall scores dropped 3.1 percent on the SAT and were unchanged on the ACT, remaining below the statewide averages on both.

September 08, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Haught withdraws; Statesboro candidates unopposed

Steven Haught, who qualified Friday afternoon to run for Statesboro City Council in District 5, withdrew Tuesday, leaving incumbent Councilman Travis Chance unopposed.

September 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Vision of Renaissance in Statesboro

Visions for three projects, from a long-discussed dog park to an ambitious transformation of an old warehouse block to feature loft apartments, a restaurant, greenspaces and a pool, emerged from a Georgia Downtown Renaissance study of downtown Statesboro this summer.

September 07, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Ulta brings 'beauty' to Statesboro Crossing

Statesboro Crossings newest store Ulta Beauty, opened this past Friday with not a lot of fanfare. And if the incredible response the store received over the weekend remains constant, it will prove to be an excellent expansion decision for the company.

September 07, 2015 | | Local

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DAR helps set a pattern for Stateboro’s passive parks

People now have a bench to sit on when they watch the ducks on the pond in Edgewood Acres, and Daughters of the American Revolution ...

October 13, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sea Island seminar aims to halt identity theft

Financial transaction fraud and identity theft have become a huge issue for consumers and businesses alike.

October 13, 2015 | | Local

Limo-class assisted living in Statesboro

Southern Manor Retirement Inn recently replaced its van with a limousine. The silver, six-door Lincoln is one example of the personal care home's providing ...

October 12, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Play golf, help a dental student

The Second Annual Hudson Powell Scholarship Golf Tournament is set for Friday at Forest Heights Country Club.

October 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Monument to honor MLK planned for Stone Mountain

STONE MOUNTAIN - Planning is under way to place a Liberty Bell replica atop Stone Mountain near Atlanta as a memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther ...

October 12, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Woman held in Evans County man's murder

A woman charged with stabbing an Evans County man to death last week turned herself in Thursday evening after warrants were issued for her arrest.

October 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Man, juveniles charged in Bulloch burglaries

A man and two juveniles were arrested on burglary charges Thursday after a witness reported the suspects' tag number.

October 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Harville Farms honored for 100 years of family farming

One of Bulloch County's oldest farms, a landmark graced by an enormous family home that is known for its intriguing history and legendary hauntings ...

October 11, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

Rains hold off, $67,914 raised at annual fundraiser

For the past several months, Jo Ann Hickman, Cendra Brown and a small army of volunteers have worked tirelessly on raising funds and making people ...

October 11, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local

'Active shooter' protocol on campus

Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre led to tighter security at colleges across the U.S., some schools make "active shooter" training mandatory for ...

October 10, 2015 | By LISA LEFF and RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press | Local

Portal couple arrested on pot, cocaine charges

A Portal couple carrying "pounds of high grade marijuana" were arrested after a traffic stop due to the driver not wearing a seat belt

October 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Juveniles arrested on entering auto, gang charges

Four juveniles caught breaking into cars on Broad Street Thursday were arrested on several charges, including participation in gang activity.

October 09, 2015 | | Local

Migos rapper seeks bond a third time

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner plans to review a video of a May 2 altercation in the Bulloch County Jail before he ...

October 09, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Brooks: Young people remind NAACP of need for activism

Speaking in Statesboro, Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, proclaimed youth-inspired relevance for the 106-year-old ...

October 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

VA Medical Center reaches out

Officials from the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta revealed during a town hall meeting here Wednesday that the center's Statesboro clinic, which ...

October 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

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