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Bulloch couples apply for same-sex marriage licenses

Since the Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex marriages are legal across the nation, at least two same-sex couples have applied for a marriage license in Bulloch County.

June 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Keel likely headed to Augusta

Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

June 30, 2015 | | Local


Fireworks legal, but not for sale – yet

While "real" fireworks are now legal, Statesboro residents likely still will have to travel out of state to buy bottle rockets, roman candles and other fireworks that fly into the air and go boom.

June 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two new alcohol laws take effect

Two new Georgia laws that take effect today pertain to alcoholic beverages and have Statesboro connections.

June 30, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern's Keel sole finalist for president of Georgia Regents University

The Georgia Board of Regents announced Tuesday morning that Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel is the sole finalist to replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta.

June 30, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro man charged in child beating

A Statesboro man who police say beat a 5-year-old girl during a domestic dispute Sunday was arrested and is being held without bond.

June 29, 2015 | | Local


Body found in Savannah identified as missing man from Statesboro

A man who walked away from a Statesboro-area personal care home Saturday was found dead in Savannah Sunday evening, according to Chatham County authorities.

June 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Designed for success in Statesboro

After nine months in business, Salon Cheveux & Spa, at 25 N. Main St. across from the courthouse, has racked up both a Brick Award for Most Improved Interior and a Best in The Boro award as "Best Spa/Salon."

June 29, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Mock, Edenfield lead Georgia Young Lawyers

Jennifer Campbell Mock of the Mock Law Firm LLC in Statesboro was installed as president-elect of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia during the organization's Annual Meeting on June 19. She was sworn in by Justice Keith Blackwell of the Supreme Court of Georgia.

June 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Local architects merge into single strong firm

A little over a year ago, a mutual friend who knew local architect's Frank D'Arcangelo and Kevin Palmer brought them together and suggested they partner in some way. Each of them brought unique strengths to the table and the friend felt together they could flourish.

June 29, 2015 | | Local


Should Statesboro Confederate monument go?

For 106 years, the Confederate soldier made of marble has stood, looking out from the Bulloch County Courthouse grounds, his rifle resting vertical in front of him.

June 28, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Rollin' on the river

"There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

June 28, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local


SEB student chosen for 2015 Congress of Future Science and Tech. Leaders

Cash Owens, a junior at Southeast Bulloch High, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts, today through Tuesday, June 30.

June 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Women had memorial built to honor the dead

The tall, thin Confederate soldier in the center of Statesboro fits a historic pattern for monuments built on the losing side of a war while it is still in the memory of the living, notes the coordinator of Georgia Southern University's public history program.

June 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Stilson shooting suspect caught

A Stilson woman is recovering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder and the suspected shooter is in custody after a manhunt that ended near Bloomingdale late Saturday, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

June 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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50 years of service

The Pilot Club of Statesboro has reached a milestone in the history of the club. For 50 years, the Pilot Club has served Statesboro and ...

July 30, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church

ATLANTA - Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the ...

July 30, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Teen arrested on child molestation charges

Statesboro police arrested a teenage male Wednesday who is accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl.

July 30, 2015 | | Local


Man charged with molesting 9-year-old

A man with a criminal history of indecent exposure and child cruelty now faces child molestation charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

July 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local essay, poetry contests accepting entries

The Bulloch Council of Garden Clubs is sponsoring the 2015/16 High School Essay Contest (grades 9-12) and the 2015 Youth Poetry Contest (grades 5-9 ...

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Teens' 6 days adrift verge on limits for survival at sea

TEQUESTA, Fla. - Crews pushed the limits of an ever-expanding search zone Wednesday for two teens missing at sea and potentially nearing the boundaries of human ...

July 29, 2015 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | Local


Women’s recovery center is “home”

Women facing addiction issues in Bulloch County have a new option for recovery and rehabilitation. The Women's Transition and Recovery Home is more than ...

July 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County residents sound off on proposed tax increase

Attendance was light Tuesday at two separate public hearings regarding a proposed tax hike for Bulloch County citizens, but those present were vocal about the ...

July 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex with him

ATLANTA - A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities ...

July 28, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Night Out Against Crime

A celebration to promote community relationships with local law enforcement and "take a stand against crime" is free to the public, said Bulloch County sheriff ...

July 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No charges filed in crash Monday

No charges were filed Monday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 25 and Rocky Ford Road.

July 28, 2015 | | Local


Police: Teen made up report of racial threats

A teenage girl who police say faked a racial death threat was turned back over to her parents after being arrested.

July 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Savannah port moves a record 3.6M cargo containers

SAVANNAH - Buoyed in part by labor woes on the West Coast, the booming seaports in Savannah and Brunswick saw another fiscal year of record-smashing amounts ...

July 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


BUILD freshmen help rescue a home

Generations of household debris hit the big green bin outside an old house on West Inman Street as incoming Georgia Southern University freshmen helped the ...

July 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Wanted: An apprentice at Free Spirit Pottery

Step back a little over a decade ago and downtown Statesboro was experiencing a rebirth with the completion of the renovations of the Averitt Center ...

July 27, 2015 | | Local


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