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Fab Lab surges toward construction

With a final design approved and leases inked, construction is expected to begin this month on the Fabrication Lab and Business and Arts Incubator, to be operated by Georgia Southern University and the Averitt Center for the Arts in city-owned buildings near Statesboro City Hall.

June 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Peeping Tom gets 40 years

A Statesboro man accused of taking candid videos and photos of women through their windows pled guilty to more than 70 felony charges of Peeping Tom and privacy invasion.

June 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police rule Millen man's death a homicide

State agents are probing the suspicious death of a Millen man, ruling his death as a homicide.

June 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Crash leaves man critical

A man trapped Tuesday after a crash with a tanker on Highway 67 in Statesboro remains in critical condition in a Savannah hospital.

June 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE affirms Wilson’s new deal, 6-2

The Bulloch County Board of Education voted 6-2 last week to confirm a two-year contract extension with a 2.5 percent raise each year for Superintendent Charles Wilson.

June 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Storms drench Bulloch, hail reported

In less than an hour Wednesday afternoon, some parts of Bulloch County were drenched with up to two inches of rain.

June 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man charged with kidnapping taxi driver

A man who kidnapped a taxi driver in Statesboro Tuesday is in jail, and police are still investigating reasons why the man hijacked the taxi at gunpoint.

June 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A lifelong dream come true

Benita Palmer officially achieved her lifelong dream of home ownership with a simple signature.

June 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


UPDATE: Runaway juvenile in custody and safe

According to Bulloch County Chief Deputy Jared Akins, runaway juvenile Lauryn Carswell, 15, has been located and is in custody and safe.

June 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Naked man pulls gun on deputy

A naked man who called 911 to complain about being bitten, possibly by bugs, was arrested Monday after pulling a rifle on a sheriff's deputy.

June 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men arrested for stealing, crashing crop sprayer

Two young men attending a graduation party Saturday night left the fun long enough to find themselves some trouble.

June 01, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Body of missing boater found in Savannah River

Divers and rescue workers pulled the body of a man missing since Saturday from the Savannah River Monday morning.

June 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Valedictorians 2015

Bible Baptist

May 31, 2015 | From staff reports Stories by Holli Deal Saxon, Al Hackle, Hayley Greene and Rahn Hutcheson | Local


SEB Quiz Bowl heads to national championship two-day tournament

With a strong finish at the GATA Winter Open South, Southeast Bulloch High School's Quiz Bowl team proved themselves worthy to play on a national stage.

May 31, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Comprehensive Wound Care Center in Statesboro: A place to heal

For the past few months, Lou Woods has arrived to work very early at East Georgia Regional Medical Center - 5:30 a.m.

May 31, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


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America celebrates 4th of July

A fast moving thunderstorm that hit Statesboro about 4:30 Saturday afternoon delayed the Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Park, but didn't dampen the annual celebration of the Fourth of July. By the time the fireworks show started at 9:15, the park was jammed with thousands joining in the giant party for the 239th birthday of the United States.

July 04, 2015 | From staff reports and the Associated Press | Local


Study: Ga. teachers, state workers pay more for health care

ATLANTA - Teachers and state employees in Georgia are paying more for their health care than other public sector employees, according to a new study by the state Department of Community Health.

July 04, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Diverse students, mostly white faculty

While 48 percent of the Bulloch County Schools' students are ethnic minorities, including 37.3 percent who are African-American, only 13.8 percent of the school system's certified teachers and administrators are minorities, including 12.3 percent who are African-American.

July 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Moore elected to GMA board

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore was elected to the board of directors of the Georgia Municipal Association during the GMA's annual meeting in Savannah June 28.

July 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Could insulin pills prevent diabetes?

CHICAGO - For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?

July 03, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Local


Economy sees new 'normal'

WASHINGTON - Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be.

July 03, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writers | Local


Confederate memorial to be discussed at county meeting

A man who initiated a petition to remove the Confederate memorial statue from the Bulloch County Courthouse Square will speak during the Bulloch County Commission meeting Tuesday.

July 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch budget OK'd

Bulloch County Commissioners passed the 2016 budget Tuesday, contingent upon the passing of a tax increase proposal next month.

July 02, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bi-Lo to donate Saturday profits to veterans' relief

Shopping at a local grocery store this Saturday will not only fill your pantry but will benefit a charity that helps soldiers who have been wounded in action.

July 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Metter man electrocuted while working under house

A Metter man was electrocuted Wednesday while working on an air conditioning system at a Neville Dairy Road home.

July 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Stone Mountain Park official: Rebel flags must fly under law

ATLANTA - Confederate flags will continue flying at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta because Georgia law prevents their removal, the head of a state authority that oversees the park said Wednesday.

July 01, 2015 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Puppet camp brings ‘monsters’ downtown

Mermaids, goats and a variety of monsters were lurking on Statesboro's Siebald Street this week as key characters during the Averitt Center for the Arts summer Puppet Camp.

July 01, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


A party for the Fourth

Hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and Sea Island Bank, the annual festival begins at 4 p.m. and last until 11 p.m., said Broni Gainous, marketing and communications coordinator for Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation.

July 01, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch couples apply for same-sex marriage licenses

Since the Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex marriages are legal across the nation, at least two same-sex couples have applied for a marriage license in Bulloch County.

June 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Keel likely headed to Augusta

Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

June 30, 2015 | | Local


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