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Averitt Center director leaving

Shockwaves rippled through the community this week as we learned of the departure of Tim Chapman, who has led the popular Averitt Center for the Arts since it opened in 2004. Tim has accepted the position as manager of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center in Carrollton, Ga.

August 25, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Business editor | Local


Officials: Zika not a local danger

While a solitary case of travel-related Zika virus infection was reported in Bulloch County Wednesday, local city and health officials say there is no cause for panic.

August 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU alert: Zika case reported in Bulloch

Georgia Southern University officials sent students an alert late Wednesday afternoon informing them that a person had tested positive for Zika virus in Bulloch County, but that the virus was contracted elsewhere.

August 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


BOE, county tax actions offset

Before the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners acted Tuesday to hold its millage rate unchanged and keep the revenue resulting from a small overall increase in property values, the Board of Education voted Aug. 11 to roll back its portion of the millage to offset the value inflation.

August 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Friday Night Live’ returns

The ninth season of "Friday Night Live," where a Bulloch County high school football game is streamed live each week on statesboroherald.com, kicks off the 2016 season Friday in Portal.

August 24, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Grocery Grab set for Saturday

It promises to be a wild time in Brooklet Saturday as one of five people are selected to grab as many groceries as they can in 60 seconds.

August 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen man charged in Aspen Heights armed robbery

A Millen man was charged in connection to a July armed robbery at Aspen Heights Apartments about a month after the incident occurred, police said.

August 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


State superintendent tours Portal Middle High

State School Superintendent Richard Woods toured Portal Middle High School on Tuesday and said he saw some things that make a little school look like a big one.

August 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch commissioners deny millage rollback

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday not to roll back millage rates after an increase last year.

August 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Using her voice for good

With the rich voice of someone talented way beyond her years, 16-year-old Elizabeth Lewy dazzled the audience with a little jazz, a dose of romance, a couple of sentimental tunes and a great deal of energy Saturday when the Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center hosted an event at the Whitaker Black Box Theater to raise funds for a new location for the non-profit organization. The building used for the center's office was sold recently.

August 22, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Synovus CEO sees bright future in the Boro

"I love Statesboro!" is how Kessel Stelling, the chairman and CEO of Synovus Financial, began our interview.

August 22, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch assists US Marshals in arrest

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies aided the U.S. Marshals Service in arresting who they said was an armed and dangerous man located in the Ellabell community.

August 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Alligator abundance at Jekyll

SAVANNAH - Known for sea turtles nesting on its beaches, wading shorebirds in the surf and white-tailed deer that roam its maritime forests, Jekyll Island has taken extra steps to make sure visitors realize the state park also is home to an abundance of alligators.

August 20, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


US Senate candidate to speak at gala

Jim Barksdale, the Democratic Party's nominee challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, will be one of two featured speakers Friday at the annual Democratic Party of Bulloch County Gala.

August 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Woodall kicks off District 160 campaign

Now the Democratic Party's nominee, James "Major" Woodall entered the general election phase of his campaign to become District 160's representative in the Georgia General Assembly with a kickoff rally Thursday night.

August 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Campus guns, ‘religious freedom’ issues

In the race for state representative in District 160, two pieces of legislation that Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed are points of division between the two ...

September 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Tankersley emphasizes meeting needs, building consent

Running for a fourth two-year term, Rep. Jan Tankersley says that serving in the Georgia General Assembly isn't all about the few issues that ...

September 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


BCSO disputes speeding claim

Bulloch County Sheriff's response to an emergency call the morning of Sunday, Sept. 11 has the Brooklet police chief upset about the speeds deputies ...

September 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ministry uses ‘extreme sports’ angle as message

Zero Gravity Outreach, a local non-profit ministry, will hold their grand-opening community outreach event on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Complete Car Care Service parking ...

September 23, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal gearing up for Catface Country Turpentine Festival

The Portal Heritage Society will hold its 35th Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival Saturday, Oct. 1, bringing food, crafts vendors, kiddie rides and a great ...

September 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ministry takes an ‘extreme sports’ angle

Zero Gravity Outreach, a local non-profit ministry, will hold their grand-opening community outreach event on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Complete Car Care Service parking ...

September 23, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Former PAC director leads Averitt Center in interim

Carol Thompson is stepping out of her perennial starring role in the three-actor stage version of "Driving Miss Daisy" for a different role at the ...

September 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Two more arrested in armed robbery

Statesboro Police have arrested a third suspect in connection with Sunday's armed robbery at Renaissance Apartments, as well as a fourth person who was ...

September 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GATA Cast - Sept. 22, 2016

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony twice a week with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle ...

September 22, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Council licenses bar under new process

After a couple of months dry of alcohol issues, City Council granted the first all-new bar license Tuesday using the hearing process required by Statesboro ...

September 21, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


GSU offers Ogeechee River study update

About halfway through a three-year project studying the Ogeechee River, Georgia Southern University researchers and their partners offered an update on their progress during a ...

September 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allegedly intoxicated driver causes multi-car accident

A man charged with DUI and a multitude of other infractions caused a bizarre multi-vehicle accident Friday, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

September 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Pipeline will soon reopen

ATLANTA - Gasoline should begin flowing again Wednesday - through a temporary bypass on a critical pipeline - after a major leak in Alabama forced a shutdown that ...

September 20, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN and SHAMEKA DUDLEY-LOWE Associated Press | Local


Bringing law enforcement, community together

Several local churches and members of the Concerned Clergy of Bulloch County are working together to sponsor an event called "Bridging the Gap: Community Day ...

September 20, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Voting machines tested for big event

In a basement beneath the North Main Street Annex, the testing and zeroing-out of Bulloch County's voting machines is underway, in preparation for early ...

September 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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