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AgSouth Farm Credit celebrating 100 years of service

AgSouth Farm Credit, as part of the national Farm Credit System, is celebrating 100 years of service to agriculture and rural communities throughout this month.

July 18, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Knife skills, gardening and looking the part

In just two weeks, I'll have under my belt my first semester of culinary school. I've never been more interested to learn. In the classroom and the kitchen, I'm like a ravenous animal, hungry for every crumb of knowledge I can swallow. Already, my mind has been exposed to so many new concepts: I've been introduced to French words and techniques like "tourne" and "concasse," each referring to a different classic knife cut. In response to my instructors, I've replaced the phrase "Yes, ma'am" and "Yes, sir" with a lively "Yes, chef!"

July 17, 2016 | | Local


Room to improve

After a lifelong struggle with a debilitating disease, Sylvania woman April Myles had to move in with her mother. However, their small house cannot sufficiently accommodate her disabilities, so the family is seeking help to expand the home.

July 17, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Rare sea turtles pass 50-year recovery milestone in Georgia

SAVANNAH - Rare loggerhead sea turtles reached a conservation milestone on the coast of Georgia in the midst of a strong nesting season on southern Atlantic beaches.

July 16, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Judge race closes in on one quarter million spent

Campaign spending in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge race topped $220,000 by June 30, including the dollars spent by Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew, who are contenders in the July 26 runoff, as well as by a third candidate left behind in May.

July 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro’s Sharma Lewis makes history

A former Statesboro resident made history by being elected as the first African-American woman in the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church.

July 15, 2016 | | Local


Residents speak out against proposed industrial park

In spite of a request to defer a decision until next month, the Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to deny approval of a proposed industrial park on Highway 67 near Interstate 16.

July 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Truck driver charged in deadly crash pleads guilty

PEMBROKE - A Louisiana truck driver charged in a fiery interstate crash that killed five nursing students in southeast Georgia was sentenced to prison Thursday - one year for each life lost - after he pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide and other crimes.

July 14, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern dean will chair Statesboro alcohol board

When the six members of Statesboro's new Alcohol Advisory Board held their organizational meeting Monday, they chose as their chairperson Patrice Buckner Jackson, Georgia Southern University's dean of students.

July 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Second arrest made in armed robbery

Two weeks after an armed robbery at Eagle Gate Apartments in Statesboro, police arrested a second man they say is responsible for the crime.

July 14, 2016 | | Local


Averitt Center set to host Youth Chorale auditions

BIf your child enjoys singing, the Statesboro Youth Chorale will hold auditions from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday inside the Averitt Center and this year has expanded the chorale.

July 14, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Zoning board denies recommendation for industrial park

The Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to deny a recommendation to the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners regarding a proposed industrial park on Highway 67 near Interstate 16.

July 14, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘The Jungle Book’ returns to Averitt

Each summer since 2009, retired Georgia Southern University theater professor Mical Whitaker holds his Jungle Book Camp and the 2016 version is going on this week inside the Averitt Center.

July 13, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Splash to add wave pool in $5 million upgrade

Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation unveiled a proposal Tuesday for a $5.6 million expansion and renovation of Splash in the Boro Family Waterpark, including a wave pool attraction projected to cost almost $4 million.

July 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


New industrial park proposed

A man who hopes to build an industrial park near Interstate 16 and Highway 67 is seeking a zoning change for a 4,682-acre parcel.

July 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Hundreds mourn slain Georgia police officer

EASTMAN - Hundreds of people - including law officers from around Georgia and the nation - mourned a slain Georgia police officer whose funeral was moved to a ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


UPDATE - Investigators probe reported home invasion

A Rocky Ford woman reported a home invasion Friday, claiming two men bound her arms and legs with duct tape and doused her with gasoline ...

August 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mascolo leads Portal Elementary for 2016-17

Dr. Laurie B. Mascolo is set to lead Portal Elementary School through the 2016-17 school year as interim principal, after an Aug. 11 vote by ...

August 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Solar farms considered

Bulloch County Commissioners will decide Sept. 6 whether owners of six Bulloch County properties will be allowed to use their land for solar farms.

August 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


West Parrish Street repaving ordered

Residents and other drivers who travel West Parrish Street can expect some inconvenience in the near future, to be followed by a smoother ride.

August 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Prayers on Greek Row

Hundreds of sorority and fraternity members gathered on Greek Row at Georgia Southern University's campus Tuesday night to join in "The Prayer Walk: Thriving ...

August 17, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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