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Another year, another successful rodeo

Superb bucking broncs and bulls, fast horses, skillful riding and good roping by cowboys and cowgirls made the sixth annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo an amazing event. Thanks to Hedrick Rodeo Company, the arena action was top-shelf stuff, both Friday and Saturday nights.

April 24, 2016 | By BILL ANDERSON, Kiwanis Club of Statesboro Special to the Herald | Local


Henry to speak at Historical Society meeting

Nicholas L. Henry, Ph.D., professor emeritus and former president of Georgia Southern University, will present a program Monday focusing on Georgia Southern's transition from college to university at the April monthly meeting of the Bulloch County Historical Society

April 23, 2016 | | Local


Daughter: Killer made threats day before shootings

ATLANTA - The daughter of a northeast Georgia man suspected of shooting five people to death before killing himself says her father was a "ticking time bomb."

April 23, 2016 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Associated Press | Local


Registration deadline approaches for voting in General Primary

If you are not yet registered to vote, the last day to do so and be eligible to cast your ballots in the upcoming May 24 General Primary is Tuesday, April 26.

April 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


National conventions pick area delegates

Georgia's 12th Congressional District, which extends from Augusta to Douglas and includes Statesboro, will send five voting delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and three delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

April 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Going the extra 'Blue Mile'

Three enthusiastic spokes-folks travel to the America's Best Communities Summit in Durham, N.C., this week with Stateboro's plan to create a Blue Mile with archways and park spaces, no visible power lines, a Statesboro Stars Walk and a permanent home for the Main Street Farmers Market.

April 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Allen authors IRS free speech bill

A bill authored by U.S. Rep. Rick Allen to bar the Internal Revenue Service from targeting citizens for exercising First Amendment rights passed the House on a unanimous voice vote Tuesday.

April 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Guido Bible Institute welcomes evangelist

The Guido Bible Institute in Metter welcomed Dr. Robert Smith for a recent weekend presentation: "Our Problems – God's Solutions." Smith is a professor of Christian Preaching at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala.

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


Families of slain GSU nursing students speak

Over $84 million has been awarded to the families of four of five Georgia Southern University students killed in a fiery, seven-car pileup on Interstate 16 in Bryan County April 22, 2015. The fifth family has not yet reached a settlement in their case.

April 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jenkins stabbing suspect caught in Bulloch

A car chase through the west side of Statesboro Thursday morning ended in a crash as Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies stopped an aggravated assault suspect from Jenkins County.

April 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Settlements reached in three GSU nursing student wrongful death suits

Just days before the one-year anniversary of a fiery crash that took the lives of five Georgia Southern University students, attorneys announced that "substantial" settlements were reached in wrongful death lawsuits regarding three of the victims.

April 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ArtsFest set for Saturday

In its first year hosting the ArtsFest on Georgia Southern University's Sweetheart Circle, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department has received a lot of help from friends.

April 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Probate judge candidates tout qualifications

What would candidates for probate judge debate, anyway? Officially, Tuesday evening's event was a forum, and the five candidates for judge of the Bulloch County Probate Court mainly discussed their qualifications and what they hope to achieve.

April 19, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Superior court judge candidates make pitches

About 250 citizens heard from three candidates seeking the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit superior court judge seat during Tuesday night's candidate forum at Ogeechee Technical College.

April 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sheriff candidates talk issues at forum

Two of the three candidates seeking election as Bulloch County's next sheriff fielded questions about special units, deputy safety and the importance of educational public programs during a forum Tuesday night at Ogeechee Technical College.

April 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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School board seats all decided

Because of Tuesday's election, Heather Mims will be District 7's new member on the Bulloch County Board of Education beginning in January, while ...

May 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Commission race 2A headed for runoff

One of three Bulloch County Commission races is headed for a runoff, but candidates in the other races swept the votes by significant margins.

May 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hall and Muldrew head to runoff

Attorneys Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew will continue their campaigns to a July 26 runoff after they emerged as the two top vote-getters Tuesday in ...

May 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Probate judge race goes to runoff

Lorna DeLoach, a legal assistant, and Charles Aaron, a local attorney, will face off July 26 in a runoff election to become Bulloch County's ...

May 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brown wins primary for sheriff’s seat

Bulloch County sheriff's Sgt. Noel Brown defeated Chief Deputy Jared Akins in a sometimes contentious contest Tuesday in the Republican primary for Bulloch County ...

May 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Final local election results by the numbers

With all 16 precincts reporting:

May 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Shots fired in dog attack startles children

Shots fired by a Statesboro police officer that killed a reportedly aggressive pit bulldog Monday caused a nearby child care center to send children inside ...

May 24, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


3 commission seats contested

About 11 percent of registered Bulloch County voters took advantage of the early voting period, which ended Friday. The rest will get their chance at ...

May 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Averitt summer camps filling up

Registration deadlines are fast approaching for summer camps at the Averitt Center for the Arts, and program director Tony Phillips said he expects more than ...

May 23, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Ga. OKs $7.5M for joint seaport with SC

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority approved $7.5 million on Monday for the first big steps toward building a new seaport terminal on the Savannah ...

May 23, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


New leader at Hospice

Next week when Ogeechee Area Hospice founder Nancy Bryant retires a second time as the hospice's executive director, she won't exactly be leaving ...

May 23, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Tourism continues to grow in Georgia, Bulloch

Community leaders came together last week to celebrate another banner year for tourism in Statesboro and Bulloch County.

May 23, 2016 | | Local


Adventures in Scouting

Connor Calhoun, a member of Boy Scout Troop 342 of Statesboro, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He received the highest award in Scouting ...

May 23, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


3 seeking Superior Court post

Three candidates are vying for the position of Superior Court Judge for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, which spans Bulloch, Effingham, Jenkins and Screven counties.

May 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Probate judge race could go to runoff

With five candidates – and no incumbent – the Bulloch County Probate Court judge race is the local contest in Tuesday's election where a runoff is ...

May 21, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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