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Scare on the Square brings Halloween downtown

Scare on the Square will make the courthouse area a crossroads for Halloween fun, including a hayride, costume contests for all ages, trunk-or-treating, a haunted house and the annual pumpkin patch interactive activities, from 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday.

October 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

DSDA moving forward with Homes for Heroes

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority plans to rehabilitate three houses it owns in the Blue Mile corridor and offer them for sale at cost to local police officers and firefighters. For its Homes for Heroes program, the DSDA is seeking businesses, such as those in the building trades, as sponsors.

October 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Tormenta on horizon

Nearly three months ago it was announced that a new Premier Development League franchise was scheduled to begin play in Statesboro for the 2016 season.

October 28, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Local

Parker v. City gets first hearing

It wasn't a trial, but Superior Court Judge John R. Turner heard Monday afternoon from both sides - and all three corners - in former City Manager Frank Parker's wrongful-firing lawsuit against the city of Statesboro and its elected officials.

October 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Domestic investigation leads to arrests for gambling, drugs

A Statesboro police officer responding to a domestic dispute Friday found more than people fighting. After obtaining a search warrant, Advanced Patrol Office Jared Shababy found evidence that helped the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team solve an investigation into narcotic sales and gambling.

October 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Sheriff's Office brings new youth program to Bulloch Co.

Teens and young adults interested in law enforcement also may be interested in joining a newly formed youth group sponsored by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

October 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Trick or Treat at Mill Creek Park this Friday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and AT&T will hold Bulloch County's annual Trick or Treat at Mill Creek Park on Friday. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.

October 27, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Third bond request denied for Migos member

For the third time, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. "Robbie" Turner has denied bond for a rapper being held in jail for drugs, guns, battery and other charges.

October 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

'Common Concerns' for education to be addressed at forum

A public forum on education set for Saturday is a bipartisan project that grew out of shared interest in the subject between Democrats and Republicans in Bulloch County.

October 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Inside Bulloch Business — Northland is committed to going 'fast'

When I was 15, I had the best summer job a kid could dream of. Lee Johnson hired me to work with Statesboro CATV (now Northland Communications) helping install cable television.

October 26, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local

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

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Parents, students asked to help rate school climate

Not to be confused with the efficiency rating on air conditioners, the School Climate Star rating is a grade of each Georgia public school's ...

November 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Register hires consultant to correct records

The town of Register has hired a consultant to help unravel what some of the town's council members say is a bookkeeping nightmare.

November 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Local downtown holiday celebration set for Friday

Santa is coming to downtown, along with the Christmas train, the tree lighting, the holiday parade and the Run the Boro 5K, as First Friday ...

November 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

“It’s All About the South”

When thinking of a clothing designer, most would not envision a "country boy" who lives in ball caps and tee shirts, but the creator of ...

November 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Christmas show opens Friday night at TMT Farms

What started out as one family's gesture in spreading Christmas cheer has grown into a holiday display that draws visitors from across the region ...

November 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Community shares reasons for being thankful

Today is Thanksgiving. For what are you thankful?

November 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU multimedia is ESPN3 ready

Georgia Southern University students employed by the Multimedia Development Center, such as James Braswell, have some rare opportunities, and not just because they help ESPN ...

November 25, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

State Department issues travel advisory

Threats from terrorist groups prompted the U.S. State Department to issue a nationwide travel alert covering the next three months, said Bulloch County Public ...

November 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

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

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