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SPD orders Ford SUVs as new patrol vehicles

The Statesboro Police Department's patrol cars will, over time, be replaced by patrol SUVs, if the department and officials who control its purse strings like the seven 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Utility units now on order.

December 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Therapy dog provides love, joy to hospice patients

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Dressed in his most stylish Santa suit, therapy dog Dexter looked sharp on Dec. 21 for his first day on the job at Hospice of the Golden Isles.

December 24, 2016 | By LAUREN MCDONALD The Brunswick News | Local


Police, city team up to offer 'Operation Safe Disposal'

Empty boxes in your outside trash could tip off would-be burglars that your family received some pretty nice things for Christmas. Statesboro Police Deputy Chief Rob Bryan offers a solution to that problem.

December 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Relay for Life names 2017 event co-chairs

The American Cancer Society in Statesboro just announced the co-chairs for the 2017 Relay for Life in Bulloch County. Kay Nay, community manager in Statesboro, said Chris Wiggins, a relationship banker at Sea Island Bank, and Lori Wiggins, an administrative assistant in Georgia Southern University's Department of Technology and Learning, will lead the 2017 event.

December 23, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Chase ends with PIT maneuver and arrest

A Bulloch County sheriff's deputy, assisting Statesboro police in a high-speed chase, stopped a fleeing suspect by using the PIT maneuver on Highway 301 South Thursday afternoon.

December 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


City done with hurricane cleanup; county, almost

The city of Statesboro has, at last, finished collecting tree parts and other debris left at the curb after Hurricane Matthew, which passed through the area Oct. 7-8. Outside the city limits, Bulloch County's crews have almost, but not quite, finished collecting the debris along roads.

December 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Happy Birthday, Jesus

That glow from the northwest side of town isn't the North Star; it's the reflection from the Polk residence on Baldwin Street.

December 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Legislative battle looms over dental hygienist bill

A South Georgia elementary school has three dental chairs set up for kids who don't have a regular dentist.

December 21, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Girl Scout’s project may save lives

A Girl Scout since she was in the second grade, 18-year-old Natalie Lanier addressed the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday as one of the final steps for her Gold Award project that would help save lives in Bulloch County.

December 21, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


YMCA on schedule heading into 2017

The Statesboro Family YMCA received a $500,000 commitment from its parent YMCA in Savannah to get Phase 1 of the Statesboro facility - the repurposed gym of the old Sallie Zetterower Elementary School - ready for a first-quarter 2017 opening.

December 21, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Four charged in Brooklet armed robbery

All four suspects in a Dec. 9 armed robbery attack in Brooklet are now behind bars, said Brooklet Police Chief Doug Meyer.

December 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Grinch strikes TMT Farms

TMT Farms, which hosts an annual Christmas lights display that doubles as a food and toy drive, was robbed Friday in broad daylight by someone who easily could be described as the Grinch.

December 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sallie Z. Elementary wins $500 agribusiness grant for STEM lab

Sallie Zetterower Elementary School has won a $500 grant for its STEM exploratory lab from the Georgia Agribusiness Council.

December 19, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Portal native a 'Triple Eagle'

On Dec. 9, nearly 1,700 students walked across the stage in Paulson Stadium to become Georgia Southern University graduates. A Portal native, however, just made the walk for the third time, giving her an official "Triple Eagle" status.

December 19, 2016 | By AUBREY TREVATHAN Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Expansions, renovations and new businesses

Growth in Statesboro is ending the year as strong as it began. While we are preparing this week to celebrate Christmas and wind down the year, I wanted to update you on a few exciting projects around town.

December 19, 2016 | | Local


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Shooting update: No id's yet on suspect, or deputies involved in shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is not yet releasing the identity of a man shot Monday night near the Bulloch/Bryan county line by deputies ...

January 24, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Report: Suspect dead after confrontation with Bulloch, Effingham deputies

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region Five office is investigating a fatal shooting involving a Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy that occurred Monday night on ...

January 24, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local




Sheriff's Office investigating possible shooting of suspect

Investigators with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office are headed to the scene where a deputy was involved in the possible shooting of a suspect.

January 23, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


'The windows exploded'

ALBANY - A tornado warning on television sent Anthony Mitchell, his pregnant wife and their three children scrambling for what little shelter their mobile home could ...

January 23, 2017 | By JAY REEVES and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | Local


Bulloch spared tornadoes, storm damage

Statesboro and Bulloch County dodged a bullet over the weekend, escaping damage from tornadoes that ripped across South Georgia on Saturday and Sunday, but several ...

January 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wadley police officer killed in Metter crash

A Wadley police officer was killed early Monday morning in a car accident outside of Metter on his way to police certification training in Statesboro.

January 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Southern Scapes arrives

With the purchase of Wise Nurseries' retail garden center in Statesboro, Brian Powell has expanded his landscaping company, Statesboro Southern Scapes Inc., to include a ...

January 23, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Man arrested after allegedly choking woman holding infant

Statesboro police arrested a man Friday after they say he choked a victim who was holding a baby.

January 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Lewis Color merges with Savannah firm

Lewis Color of Statesboro recently completed a merger with DX Marketing based in Savannah. DX Marketing offers targeted marketing to firms, services that include research ...

January 23, 2017 | | Local


Leadership Southeast Georgia announces 2017 class

Lori Grice, owner of Lori Grice Photography, and Kendria Lee, executive associate for Government and Community Relations at Georgia Southern University, were selected as Bulloch ...

January 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


All Bulloch public schools will be open Monday

All of Bulloch County Schools' campuses will be open on a normal schedule on Monday, Hayley Greene, spokesperson for the school system, announced Sunday afternoon.

January 22, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Former Bulloch teacher releases 3rd book in 'River's Trilogy' series

J.G. Jakes has released her third novel, "The River's End," the climax of the "River's Trilogy," completing the story of the feisty ...

January 22, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON | Local


Poet and activist speaks at GSU MLK Celebration

Nikki Giovanni, one of America's most well-known poets, spoke at Georgia Southern University last week. Besides reciting a few of her poems, she made ...

January 21, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Anti-Trump marches draw more than 1 million worldwide

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital ...

January 21, 2017 | By NANCY BENAC and BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press | Local


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