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Georgia lawmaker proposes 'noncitizen' licenses

ATLANTA - Georgia driver's licenses for immigrants with permission to be in the U.S. would be stamped with the word "noncitizen" under legislation introduced this year that's being watched closely by immigration advocates.

February 25, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Benefit set for Saturday

A family-friendly fundraiser and benefit will use a bovine to play a rather unusual game – "Cow Patty Bingo."

February 25, 2017 | | Local


2017 STAR follows family footsteps

With the selection of Statesboro High School senior Neha Aggarwal, 17, as Bulloch County's 2017 district-level STAR student, her family has achieved a rare distinction.

February 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Protestors demand town hall meeting

"Listen to us." "I can't live without clean air and water." "You work for us too." "Stop deporting families." These were messages on signs held by people in a group of about 40 who demonstrated Friday morning outside the Statesboro Regional Library demanding that U.S. Rep. Rick Allen hold a town hall meeting.

February 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Chase ends in PIT maneuver

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Thursday after a high-speed chase, finding him in possession of drugs and wanted on outstanding warrants.

February 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Christian conference targets women

Liz Corbett is founder of the Hearts Matter Conference Ministry at Connection Church in Statesboro. Inspired by Proverbs 4:23, Corbett said: "God instructs us to 'keep vigilant watch over your heart; that's where life starts.' I want to explore what does that really mean? Why do our hearts matter to God? What's the big deal?"

February 24, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Friends remember Devra Walker

Devra Proctor Walker, a well-known Statesboro businesswoman, died Thursday after a brief illness, leaving behind many friends and associates who remember her as a vibrant, ambitious woman who treasured her family.

February 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen hopes to vote on ACA replacement by Easter

Rep. Rick Allen hopes to vote for a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, before Easter, he said Friday.

February 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man charged in knife attack against wife

A Portal man is behind bars after allegedly stabbing his wife and neglecting an infant child. Warrants are to be executed against the wife as well, after she recovers from her injuries, said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown.

February 24, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Savannah woman arrested on fake check charges

Statesboro police arrested a Savannah woman Wednesday on charges of executing a number of fictitious checks.

February 24, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Brown honored by Kiwanis Club

After chairing one of the most successful Kiwanis Ogeechee fairs in history, Statesboro Kiwanis member Wallace Brown should not have been surprised Thursday night when he was chosen as the 2015-2016 Kiwanian of the Year.

February 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Devra Walker passes

Longtime Statesboro businesswoman Devra Walker died Thursday in Savannah, following a brief illness, according to Tracy Joiner, co-owner of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory. Joiner said Joiner-Anderson would handle the funeral arrangements, but no services have been announced.

February 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Target: Distracted drivers

Statesboro and Bulloch County saw a saturation of law enforcement Thursday morning as a "distracted driving awareness initiative" got underway. Troopers, officers and deputies pulled people over for texting, eating and talking on the phone while driving and other infractions.

February 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wyoming chief expected to lead Statesboro Police Department

City officials have identified one finalist for the job of Statesboro Police Department chief, Charles "Mike" Broadhead, currently chief of police in Riverton, Wyoming. Broadhead told the Statesboro Herald he intends to accept the job offer for personal and professional reasons.

February 23, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Cat’ coming to Averitt Center

Co-directors Mical Whitaker and Melinda Roell will bring Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to the Emma Kelly Theater this weekend. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Third arrest made in March 9 murder

Statesboro police arrested a third man Friday who they say was involved in the March 9 shooting death of a man at The Grove Apartments.

March 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia lawmaker proposes 'Confederate History Month'

ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker on Monday defended his proposal asking House colleagues to recognize "Confederate History Month," but black lawmakers charge it glorifies a time ...

March 27, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


DSDA glows Blue, 'Brick'

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority's annual luncheon took on a strong Blue Mile tint this year, but with a stack of awards in the ...

March 27, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A 'glossier' focus for Connect Statesboro

Keeping your business fresh and innovative is something every business struggles with no matter the type or size of business.

March 27, 2017 | | Local


Jill Johns Intl. earns 'Small Business Championship'

A breast cancer survivor who used her diagnosis to help others, Jill Johns - Jill Johns International LLC - was chosen recently as a winner in the ...

March 27, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


As turkey season opens, hunters can record kills with app

ATHENS - Georgia wildlife officials are aiming to track the numbers of turkeys taken by hunters with some high-tech help.

March 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


City and DOT respond to traffic signal issues

In November, a traffic signal on a second lane for left turns from Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as the U.S. 301 Bypass, onto ...

March 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Legislative session nears end

ATLANTA - Legislation affecting Georgia's college campuses, taxes and fledgling medical marijuana program awaits action as lawmakers enter the session's final two days.

March 25, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and EZRA KAPLAN Associated Press | Local


County seeks grant for new senior center

Bulloch County commissioners hope to win a grant that will fund construction of a new senior citizens center to be built adjacent to the former ...

March 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro declares itself a welcoming city

City Council adopted a resolution this week declaring Statesboro a "Safe and Inclusive Welcoming City for All People."

March 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


iGOT campaign raises $397,752

When the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation's 2017 iGOT campaign concluded Thursday evening, the total $397,752 resolved on a screen at the celebration.

March 23, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


BCCI inmates charged with smuggling tobacco

Two inmates at the Bulloch County Correctional Institute can probably expect extended sentences after being caught smuggling contraband Wednesday.

March 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Faulty sensor caused fire alarm at Statesboro High

A fire alarm that sounded Thursday afternoon at Statesboro High School was caused by a faulty sensor. There was no fire, said Bulloch County Schools ...

March 23, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


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


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