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Screven bags ELK's 100 jobs

ELK Group International, a Pennsylvania-based designer and importer of lighting fixtures, is outfitting a former yarn mill in Sylvania as a distribution center projected to employ more than 100 people.

February 20, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'Work It' empowers

The inaugural class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Leadership Academy recently hosted a one-day conference, 'Work It,' dedicated to empowering women through personal and professional development. The conference targeted women in the community who want to enter or re-enter the work place without the resources to do so.

February 20, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Perfect combo: Eagle Creek, Painted Chef

When local entrepreneur Franklin Dismuke purchased the 13,000-square-foot building downtown to build what is now Eagle Creek Brewery, he had no idea what a tiger he had grabbed by the tail.

February 20, 2017 | | Local


Boro's Bobby Jones a Faces of Manufacturing nominee

Bobby Jones, from Statesboro and now manufacturing manager at the Koyo Bearings plant in Sylvania, is a nominee to be one of the Faces of Manufacturing in Georgia.

February 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Historic assembly comes to Boro

The 83rd annual Georgia State Assembly of the Daughters of the American Colonists came to Statesboro over the weekend. The St. Philip's Parish Chapter of Daughters of the American Colonists, the Statesboro chapter, is not only the largest chapter in the state, but also the nation.

February 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


State on cusp of allowing direct sales by breweries

In 2017, craft breweries appear to be on the verge of getting just about everything they've wanted from the Georgia General Assembly in terms of the ability to sell beer directly to consumers.

February 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Daughter, grandson charged in elder abuse

A Candler County sheriff's investigator arrested a woman and her adult son after finding deplorable conditions when performing a welfare check on an elderly victim.

February 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia House panel approves bill allowing guns on campus

ATLANTA - Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation that began advancing Thursday in the Georgia House despite the Republican governor's forceful veto of a similar bill last year.

February 17, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Merger pending, Armstrong gets interim president

In news this week related to the merger of Armstrong State University with Georgia Southern University, an interim president has been appointed to lead Armstrong beginning July 1, and the consolidation committee announced that all academic programs will be offered on their current campuses through spring semester 2022.

February 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Man charged in strong-arm robbery

A strong-arm robbery suspect faces charges after reportedly assaulting another man on Hill Street on Monday.

February 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


School system to hire 3 principals

The Bulloch County schools posted job notices this week seeking principals for Southeast Bulloch High School, Mill Creek Elementary School and Portal Elementary School.

February 15, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch’s Deputy of the Year

Law enforcement wasn't the first career choice for Bulloch County sheriff's Sr. Deputy Maurice Lester. In fact, he spent 22 years working for a local automobile dealership before a friend talked him into trying something new - and now, six years later, he finds himself the 2016 Bulloch County Sheriff's Deputy of the Year.

February 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Alice follows the White Rabbit to the Boro

Bits N' Pieces Puppet Theatre will bring the beloved children's classic, "Alice in Wonderland," to the Emma Kelly Theater for a Family Night Out Friday at 7 p.m.

February 14, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Prayer service held for local resident with leukemia

Family, friends and community members gathered last week for a prayer service at Connection Church for local resident Clay Chandler, owner of Chandler Roofing.

February 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Police shoot armed truck theft suspect

An armed man who was shot Monday by law enforcement as they were pursuing a stolen vehicle on Interstate 16 in Emanuel County remains in a Savannah hospital, being treated for injuries sustained in the exchange of gunfire.

February 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Already in peril, rural hospitals unsure on health care bill

CLAXTON - Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have ...

March 22, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM, REBECCA SANTANA and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Man arrested in GATE armed robbery

A man police said robbed a Northside Drive East convenience store March 6 was arrested Tuesday in Warner Robins on traffic charges but will face ...

March 22, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local foundation funds SPD ‘active shooter’ armor

The Statesboro Police Officers Foundation, led by local business people and civilian professionals, has granted the Statesboro Police Department $8,000 for additional body armor ...

March 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


In Republican 'burbs, Georgia election centers on a Democrat

ALPHARETTA - The garden room at Rivermont Golf and Country Club brims with Republican donors and activists, but Michael Fitzgerald wants to talk about Democrats.

March 21, 2017 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Rodeo bringing new acts to town

Fall may mean fair time around Statesboro, but when spring rolls around, everyone knows it's rodeo time.

March 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Please have a cup of coffee with me

For the past month and a half, I've enjoyed the company of dozens of area residents who took me up on my offer to ...

March 20, 2017 | Jim Healy | Local


Blue Mile investment

As the deadline approaches for a final progress report in the America's Best Communities competition, Statesboro's Blue Mile committee is pointing to evidence ...

March 20, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Flight Factory officially taking off Saturday

Jerome Davis will cut the ribbon Saturday on the much anticipated Flight Factory Entertainment Center located at 158 East Parrish Street.

March 20, 2017 | | Local


Statesboro Realtors attend Legislative Day in Atlanta

Several Realtors from Statesboro Board of Realtors gathered alongside hundreds of their fellow Georgia Realtors for a day of advocacy and education at the Georgia ...

March 20, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 men arrested in drug-related murder

A Statesboro man faces murder charges for the drug-related shooting death of a man at The Grove Apartments March 9.

March 20, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Blueberry, peach crops hit hard by late-season freeze

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Last week's deep freeze in the Southeast appears to have nearly wiped out Georgia's blueberries and South Carolina's peaches ...

March 20, 2017 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Local


A ‘historic’ debut in the Boro

The Ogeechee International History Film Festival will make its debut in Statesboro Friday and Saturday as the very first film festival in the United States ...

March 18, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Celebrating the gift of life

There was a celebration of the gift of life Thursday.

March 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Mayor: I’m running for re-election

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore and the two City Council members up for election this year, Phil Boyum in District 1 and John Riggs in District ...

March 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Fire destroys home on Whippoorwill Drive

Statesboro firefighters responded to a house fire on Whippoorwill Drive Thursday evening, but the structure was a total loss after hours of fighting the blaze.

March 18, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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