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New school playgrounds in 2018

When Portal Elementary School Principal Dr. Laurie Mascolo announced Friday that new playground equipment would arrive in 2018, she could hear cheering children all around the school.

December 16, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Panel: Changes needed to improve Ga. rural health

An influential task force of Georgia House members has approved a set of bold proposals to bolster rural health care in the state.

December 16, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Nessmith wouldn't change a thing

William B. Nessmith, Jr., DVM, known affectionately as "Dr. Billy" to most, hung up his veterinarian stethoscope for the last time a few weeks ago at Statesboro Bulloch Regional Veterinary Hospital, chalking up a total of 46 years as a vet.

December 16, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Operation Safe Disposal receiving gift boxes

The city of Statesboro, joined this year by the Keep Statesboro Bulloch Beautiful program, has now opened collection stations for the annual holiday season Operation Safe Disposal.

December 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


SEB teacher deploys with Air National Guard

While students and teachers headed home Friday for Christmas break, one teacher's holiday travel plans are quite different.

December 15, 2017 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Baptist pastor felt ‘calling’ at age 16

His calm, humble, gentle nature is just what's needed for the various hats he wears. No matter which role he's filling at any moment, though, it's all part of his ministry and calling.

December 15, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Our View: Georgia Southern needed stronger advocates in consolidation process

After Georgia Southern was founded in 1906 as the First District A&M School, it took on the name of Georgia Teachers College in 1939. Georgia Southern established itself as one of the top colleges for graduating young teachers into classrooms around the state and the south. Indeed, all graduates of GTC before it transitioned into Georgia Southern College received a teaching certificate as part of their degree, no matter the major.

December 15, 2017 | | Local


Burnette Business Leader of the Year

The Statesboro Bulloch Chamber of Commerce on Thursday saluted Darron Burnette, a leader in creating the Blue Mile plan for the revitalization of South Main Street, as 2017 Statesboro-Bulloch Business Leader of the Year.

December 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Flu causes hospital visitation restrictions

East Georgia Regional Medical Center has ordered temporary visitation restrictions due to an increase of patients with influenza.

December 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


HIV growing fastest in South

The numbers tell an alarming story: how the South is the U.S. epicenter of the HIV epidemic.

December 14, 2017 | BY ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Deputies get body cameras

Soon, all Bulloch County sheriff's deputies will wear body cameras, thanks to the purchase of 30 units paid for with seized drug funds.

December 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Teen faces civil suits regarding Swainsboro Taco Bell crash

In addition to criminal charges, five civil complaints were filed against a Statesboro teen charged with felony murder after crashing his car into a Swainsboro fast food restaurant in what police said appears to have been an intentional move.

December 13, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


5 of 6 TAD board members in place

Statesboro City Council and the Bulloch County commissioners recently named three members each to the TAD Advisory Board, which will review projects for funding from the city's South Main Street Tax Allocation District.

December 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


PeachCare funds could dry up in weeks without a new deal in D.C.

Georgia could run out of federal funding for its PeachCare for Kids program as early as next month, state officials say.

December 13, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


‘Gift of Dentistry’ offers free help on Friday

One of the greatest needs in our community is low-cost dental options.

December 13, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local


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MLK Day parade draws diverse crowd downtown

A moderate crowd braved the chilly wind Monday, with spectators bundled in coats and hats, ready to enjoy the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration ...

January 15, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


MLK speaker: 'Leave it better than you found it'

Sounding the keynote at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day community service in Statesboro, Dr. Torian White called on listeners to leave their community ...

January 15, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Local DAR chapter honors president of the Children of the American Revolution

A local civic organization honored Erin Catherine Moore, national president of the Children of the American Revolution, with an afternoon tea and reception Saturday at ...

January 15, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Fox funds light up Emma Kelly

A nearly $40,000 project to add color-programmable LED lighting above the Emma Kelly Theater's stage represents the first third of about $120,000 ...

January 15, 2018 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Amy Kitching set to open 'Statesboro Thrives'

When you drive through downtown Statesboro you can witness the magical transformation of one of Statesboro's former landmarks at 116 Savannah Avenue. For decades ...

January 15, 2018 | | Local


AgSouth Farm Credit welcomes back Christy Marsh

Theron Anderson, director of SMM & Related Services at AgSouth Farm Credit, announced that Christy Marsh has joined the cooperative as Country Home loan manager. Marsh ...

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Jen’s TOP TEN resolutions for 2018

So, be honest. How are those New Year's resolutions going? If you are like me, you have been slacking a little. (Ok, slacking a ...

January 15, 2018 | | Local


Hospital completes ‘E.R.’ expansion

An expansion and renovation of East Georgia Regional Medical Center's emergency department, completed in December, added 10 treatment rooms plus a sub-waiting area designed ...

January 13, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Sex and the Georgia teenager: Data finally on the way

Every two years, the nation's high school students are asked about their use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco, and about sexual intercourse, physical activity ...

January 13, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


No school make-up days this year

No weather make-up days are planned for the current school year, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson said Thursday night.

January 13, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter has new police chief

Rob Shore was appointed to the position of Metter Police chief, City Manager Mandi Cody announced Friday.

January 12, 2018 | | Local


Another cold week ahead

No snow this time, unless Mother Nature changes her mind, but the upcoming week promises another bout of frigid temperatures as nighttime lows drop well ...

January 12, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Has flu season, in full swing, reached its height?

NEW YORK - Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the season appears to already be peaking.

January 12, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


Retired teacher, former student lead BOE in 2018

Meeting Thursday evening, the Bulloch County Board of Education unanimously chose Mike Sparks as its chair and Heather Mims as vice chair for 2018.

January 12, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Deal: Georgia 'exceptional' after 7 years of his leadership

ATLANTA - Delivering his final State of the State address as his fellow Republicans look to maintain their hold on Georgia government, Gov. Nathan Deal hailed ...

January 11, 2018 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


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