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Theft of sea turtle eggs may land man in prison

SAVANNAH - Less than two years after he was released from prison, Lewis Jackson found authorities waiting for him as he boarded a ferry boat on remote Sapelo Island carrying a cooler full of contraband valued by some as a mythical aphrodisiac.

October 24, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Fair wraps up Saturday night

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is expected to draw its largest crowd of the week tonight, with visitors coming from across the region to enjoy the last day until next year.

October 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

National Guard battalion transitions today

Today, the National Guard's 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion will become the 177th Brigade Engineer Battalion, still part of the 48th Brigade, with a ceremony at the battalion's headquarters, the Terrell Reddick Armory in Statesboro.

October 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Candler Co. Sheriff Homer Bell resigns, citing health reasons

Longtime Candler County Sheriff Homer Bell resigned Thursday, effective immediately. The Candler County probate court appointed former Georgia State Patrol trooper Blake Hendrix as interim sheriff, according to county attorney Kendall Gross.

October 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Still no rules for temporary vendors

This week, Statesboro City Council received another revision of a proposed ordinance to regulate "temporary" vendors. It contained a provision to allow existing businesses such as Green Man's Corner and Ellis' Open Market to remain as they are, but no council member offered a motion to approve it.

October 22, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

They're a pig deal

What makes a pig run? Cookies, according to Kathryn Rosaire, a 16-year-old girl from Florida who is helping operate the pig racing show during this year's Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Man charged with cutting woman, shoving child

A man accused of cutting his girlfriend with a knife Tuesday faces charges of aggravated assault and child cruelty, according to Bulloch County sheriff's reports.

October 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

3 charged in Bulloch Co. burglary, Evans Co. truck theft

A man suspected of truck theft and burglary in two counties is behind bars, along with two others who also are suspected to have been involved in the crimes.

October 22, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Army Field Band to play free concert

The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at Statesboro High on Friday at 7 p.m. The Army Field Band's concert is sponsored by the Statesboro Herald.

October 22, 2015 | | Local

Altrusa Club of Statesboro distributes 18,000 children’s books with help of community

Much excitement has been generated in the past several months about Statesboro's participation in the "America's Best Communities" contest.

October 21, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Livestock and life lessons

For many young people, "fair week" means rides, food and fun, but for some, it also means work, prizes and learning.

October 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

City manager applicants being vetted

Questionnaires have been sent to more than 20 selected candidates for the job of Statesboro city manager, Mayor Jan Moore reported Tuesday. Meanwhile, she asked the City Council to discuss soon whether to hire another public safety director or simply a police chief.

October 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

It's a family 'af-fair'

The annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is a family affair in more ways than one. While many area residents can share childhood memories with younger relatives as they visit the fair today, a number of Statesboro Kiwanis Club members share the "fair experience" as well as membership in the club with parents, spouses, children and even grandchildren.

October 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU honors students lost in I-16 tragedy

By the time spring returns to Statesboro, the patio outside the Georgia Southern University School of Nursing will be ablaze with new color and life as the new School of Nursing Memorial Garden blooms for the first time. The university held a ceremony Monday, Oct. 19 at 3 pm. to dedicate the garden to the seven young women in whose honor it was planted: Morgan Bass, Caitlyn Baggett, Emily Clark, Abby Deloach and Catherine "McKay" Pittman, who lost their lives in a car crash April 22, 2015, on their way to clinical rotation in Savannah; and Brittney McDaniel and Megan ...

October 20, 2015 | Brittani Howell | Local

Police: Teens caught having sex during football game

Two teens police say were caught engaging in sexual acts during a high school football game Friday were arrested; one on felony charges.

October 20, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

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Helping others feed the hungry

Personally filling 78 bags of groceries and passing along $1,000 worth of gift certificates for turkeys or hams, the East Georgia Regional Medical Center ...

November 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Joe Franklin produces Bulloch citrus crop

A few miles outside of the city limits of Statesboro you will find Franklin Farms which is growing hundreds of Satsuma [sat-SOO-muh] trees. Satsumas are ...

November 23, 2015 | | Local

Local Business Briefs

Optim System names Castleberry new CEO

November 23, 2015 | | Local

'I didn't mean to kill anybody'

"I didn't mean to kill anybody. I did not set out that night to kill anybody, but my choices did," Adam Cochran told students ...

November 21, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Mike Waters family named 2015 Farm Family of the Year

Nevils area farmer Mike Waters said he "smelled a rat" when his friend Raybon Anderson invited him to the Farm-City Breakfast Friday morning, but he ...

November 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia probation rate highest in US

ATLANTA - Georgia leads the nation in placing its citizens on probation, a distinction that is now being studied by the state's criminal justice reform ...

November 21, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Despite Volkswagen loss, Brunswick port plans for auto boom

SAVANNAH - Losing the business of a major automaker hasn't stopped the Georgia Ports Authority from racing ahead with a $12.7 million expansion of ...

November 21, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Escaped Metter inmate captured

A man who escaped Thursday from a prison work detail in Metter was captured Friday morning after a homeowner spotted him in her back yard.

November 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Exchange Club leader: ‘We are a great nation under God’

During the annual One Nation Under God prayer luncheon this week, the Statesboro Exchange Club welcomed National Exchange Club President Dan McQueeney as the keynote ...

November 19, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Savannah Avenue to get islands, crosswalks

The work temporarily blocking portions of Savannah Avenue is the early stages of a $1.85 million city of Statesboro project to resurface the street ...

November 19, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Georgia official: Employee fired for releasing voter data

ATLANTA - Georgia's secretary of state said Thursday that he takes "full responsibility" for more than 6 million voters' personal information being released to media ...

November 19, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Volunteers needed for Feed the Boro

For many, a Thanksgiving meal is taken for granted, but financial challenges mean sparse provisions for many people right here in the Statesboro and Bulloch ...

November 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Metter Police search for escaped inmate

As night fell Thursday, law enforcement officers seeking an escaped inmate had not yet located the man who walked away from a Metter police work ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local

Santa’s Toy Run benefits local children

Santa Claus will take a ride through downtown Statesboro Saturday, Nov. 21, escorted by a host of motorcycle riders with a mission: to make sure ...

November 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

City Public Safety Department abolished

The city of Statesboro has formally abolished its Department of Public Safety and re-established the position of police chief.

November 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

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