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ESPLOST town hall meeting Thursday

The Bulloch County Board of Education has transformed its regular work session scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday into a town hall meeting about the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

October 24, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


GBI, Screven sheriff’s department investigate body found in burned home

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents, along with Screven County sheriff's investigators, are looking into the death of a woman whose body was found in a burned home Tuesday.

October 24, 2017 | | Local


Bo Ginn Fish hatchery set to reopen near Millen

Although the Bo Ginn Fish Hatchery has been idle for many years, the Georgia Southern Department of Biology will soon put it to use to conduct cutting-edge research.

October 24, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sniffing out the bad guys

Law enforcement K9s and their handlers honed their skills Tuesday as the National Narcotics Dog Detector Association (NNDDA) held an annual certification exercise in Bulloch County.

October 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Scare on the Square returns Saturday

The event now known as Zaxby's Scare on the Square in recognition of a major sponsor will haunt and enliven Bulloch County's Courthouse Square and the surrounding area from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

October 24, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Meeting on emergency shelters is tonight

Bulloch VOAD and Bulloch EMA are hosting a Shelter presentation featuring Daniel Pitchford on behalf of DHS and ESF-6 with Chris Baker from American Red Cross.

October 24, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro mayoral candidates stake out positions

The three candidates placed different things first when asked during Monday evening's forum to name two accomplishments they would like to be noted for after serving as Statesboro's mayor for the next four years.

October 23, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Man is attacked near Park Place Apartments in Statesboro

Statesboro police are investigating an attack Saturday afternoon that sent the victim to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

October 23, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Dental healthcare thriving in Statesboro

The healthcare market in Statesboro continues to be very strong. Over the past few years there has continued to be extraordinary growth in all sectors of healthcare. With the continued population growth of Bulloch County and an overall aging population, this is a segment that should continue to see an upswing in growth.

October 23, 2017 | | Local


Boro SHRM earns 'Best Project' award

The Statesboro-Area SHRM chapter in Statesboro recently was awarded the "Best Project of the Year" by the SHRM Georgia State Council at the Council's state conference held earlier this month on Jekyll Island. The award recognized the chapter for successfully organizing its Workforce Readiness Conference in September.

October 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal FFA wins area evaluation; teams advance to state

Portal Middle High School's National FFA Organization Chapter competed in the Area IV Meats Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) at Toombs County High School in September, where both the Junior and Senior level teams won their respective events and will advance to state for the sixth straight year.

October 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


The Lodge at Bethany receives 2 grants

The Lodge at Bethany, an Assisted Living Community that offers services in Traditional Assisted Living and Secured Mem ory Care Assisted Living, as well as Respite Care, recently received two grants that will benefit residents and family members, staff and ultimately the community at large.

October 23, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Early voting simpler option for Statesboro residents

For Statesboro residents who plan to vote in both the mayoral election and the Bulloch County ESPLOST referendum, advanced voting is the simpler option.

October 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Experts: Opioid crisis is hitting Georgia especially hard

ATHENS - The nation's deepening opioid epidemic is hitting Georgia harder than most states, experts say.

October 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Youth gangs become issue for mayoral candidates

During a forum Wednesday evening, Statesboro's three candidates for mayor responded to a question about youth gangs involved in criminal activity here.

October 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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Georgia boy finally gets new kidney

ATLANTA - A potentially life-saving kidney transplant has given a Georgia family a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, nearly two months after the operation ...

November 23, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


TMT Farms to open Friday

The annual Christmas lights display at TMT Farms has grown so popular, it caught the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's attention.

November 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A renewed friendship 50 years later

New roommates Robin Altland and Kathy McAlpine love their new living arrangement.

November 23, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


App may help ID shrimp affliction

SAVANNAH - Scientists on the Georgia coast are documenting an affliction in shrimp known as black gill as part of an ongoing research project.

November 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Town Hall meetings requested before Georgia Southern enfolds Armstrong

Georgia Southern donor and alumnus Burney Marsh asked the University System of Georgia Board of Regents to hold town hall meetings presenting the final plan ...

November 22, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


2017 Farmer of the Year

Fluffy white cotton explodes over 3,000 acres of farmland tended by Wade C. Hodges III, and he is humbled by the fact that each ...

November 22, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Santa’s Toy Run set for Saturday

Santa Claus will roll into Statesboro via motorcycle once again as the Southern Thunder Cruisers bring him along for the ride Saturday during the annual ...

November 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


A Thanksgiving gift

For the sixth year in a row, the Auxiliary of East Georgia Regional Medical Center collected and presented bags of Thanksgiving food to Christian Social ...

November 21, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Many 'chefs' help Feed the Boro

For an entire year, the Feed the Boro Committee led by Kimberly Forstrom has planned for its largest event of the year, providing Thanksgiving lunch ...

November 21, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Josh Whitfield developing old West Lumber site

Statesboro native and local entrepreneur Josh Whitfield has begun what will be the most transformational project yet on the Blue Mile corridor. He has purchased ...

November 20, 2017 | | Local


Bulloch's top dogs

Two Bulloch County Sheriff's K9 teams won awards recently at the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA) 8th Annual South Georgia K9 Seminar held ...

November 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


No City Council meeting Tuesday

Statesboro City Council's second regular meeting of November, originally scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, has been cancelled.

November 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Shopping by Lantern Light

Shopping by Lantern Light, 6-8 p.m. tonight - Tuesday, both caps the 10th annual Main Street Statesboro Farmers Market season and launches local holiday shopping.

November 20, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Some Kinda Good: Creating Thanksgiving Day traditions with family, food

Growing up, Thanksgiving was always an exciting holiday. Both my parents' families are large, and each year we would alternate which side to spend it ...

November 20, 2017 | By REBEKAH LINGENFELSER Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch REACH scholars chart path to college

Bulloch County Schools recently honored six new REACH Georgia Scholars at a signing ceremony at the Board of Education's central office. Each scholar now ...

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


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