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Wayne Akins earns top alumni award from UGA

D. Wayne Akins Jr., chief retail banking officer of Synovus Bank and a 1985 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has received the college's Alumni Association's Alumni Award of Excellence.

December 12, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Home2 Suites is Boro's latest hotel addition

Construction is underway for Statesboro's newest hotel located off the bypass at 1576 Brampton Avenue, behind the Parker's convenience store.

December 12, 2016 | | Local


High-tech gadget to help OTC address industry needs

With seven sets of controls, but perfectly capable of assembling small pneumatic valves on its own, the mechatronics training system at Ogeechee Technical College is ready to help ramp up production of industrial maintenance technicians, and skill sets for those already employed, in 2017.

December 10, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet officer leaves post over disagreement

A Brooklet police officer resigned in November after a passionate disagreement with his police chief over an incident involving the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department.

December 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Three area hospitals among ‘neediest’ in state

Candler County Hospital in Metter, Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro and Evans Memorial Hospital in Claxton are ranked among the top 12 of the most financially stressed among 49 rural hospitals eligible for a new state tax credit program.

December 09, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


City backs naming VA clinic for Ray Hendrix

While taking a leading role in the long, successful campaign to bring a VA medical clinic to Statesboro, the late Ray Hendrix set up a van service to transport area veterans to the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta. Hendrix, who retired as a command sergeant major after 42 years in the Army and National Guard, was also an official advocate for veterans at the national level.

December 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


2nd officer dies after Americus shooting

A second Georgia police officer died Thursday, a day after being shot alongside a fellow officer who was a lifelong friend, and the hunt for the suspected gunman ended when a SWAT team found the fugitive dead - apparently by his own hand - inside a home where he was hiding.

December 08, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Turner named Business Leader of Year

Vice president for college advancement at Ogeechee Technical College, partner with his wife in a local bakery-restaurant and still active in his original field, funeral services, Barry Turner also chairs the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau board.

December 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bonuses for experienced cops

Struggling with turnover and a perennial shortage of officers, the Statesboro Police Department will offer hiring bonuses ranging from $1,000 to $4,000, depending on experience, for already certified police officers, plus a $1,000 bonus for active-duty military veterans who become SPD officers.

December 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Authorities: 1 officer killed, 1 wounded in Americus

AMERICUS - A man fatally shot one Georgia police officer and wounded a second before fleeing an apartment complex near a college campus that went on lockdown as a precaution, authorities said. They said the suspect is believed to be armed and dangerous.

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Local family heading Gatlinburg school supplies effort

Donation efforts across the South have collected food, clothing and other supplies for the victims of the Gatlinburg area wildfires, but a local family is reaching out to fill a forgotten need: school supplies.

December 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Weather causes wrecks; one dead

Two single-vehicle accidents Tuesday morning that happened one after another on Highway 80 East near Stilson led to the death of one driver, Richard Mason, 22, Packinghouse Road, Statesboro.

December 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


State school board chairman speaks at Georgia Southern graduation Friday

Mike Royal, who will be keynote speaker for Georgia Southern University's fall commencement, 1 p.m. Friday at Paulson Stadium, is a Georgia Southern alumnus and the Georgia State Board of Education's chairman.

December 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


GATA Cast - Dec. 7, 2016 - Looking back at the 2016 GSU football season

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

December 07, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Pearl Harbor - A sister's faith rewarded

Dixie Sanders was 10 years old when her family received word her brother George Turner was missing in action after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

December 07, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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Deputies arrest gunman hiding in barn

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies captured an armed suspect in Brooklet early Saturday morning after they say he threatened to kill his wife with a ...

January 17, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


'The urgency of now'

As keynote speaker for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day community service put on by the Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP, former state ...

January 16, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Parade honors King's legacy

The atmosphere at Monday's parade celebrating the birth and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of unity, fellowship and pure happiness ...

January 16, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City to reconsider 5-year lookback

A proposal is on the Statesboro City Council's agenda for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to reduce the time the city looks back for ...

January 16, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A great year already for BBWH Insurors

It's been a great year for Statesboro's BBWH Insurors already. They relocated into their newly constructed 6,500-square-foot office at 1208 Merchant Way ...

January 16, 2017 | | Local


Despite troubling 2016, Savannah's murder rate falls

SAVANNAH - The homicide rate in Savannah fell in 2016 for the first time since 2012, Savannah-Chatham police reported.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Counts retires after 33 years at AgSouth Farm Credit

Pat Calhoun, CEO of AgSouth Farm Credit, has announced that Special Assets Manager John Mark Counts retired on Dec. 31 after more than 33 years ...

January 16, 2017 | | Local


Mayor, new chair do lunch

They don't want bread brought to the table. She doesn't like croutons on her salad. He likes extra croutons. They have been meeting ...

January 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Next school year: 176 class days, more teacher training

In its first meeting of 2017, the Bulloch County Board of Education adopted a calendar for next school year that adds four more days for ...

January 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Man charged with photographing child’s underwear

A man who was arrested in December after reportedly taking photos of a toddler showing her underwear has been ordered to adhere to strict mandates ...

January 13, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lawmaker: Let Georgia voters decide growing of medical pot

ATLANTA - Voters would decide whether to legalize the growth and distribution of marijuana in Georgia for medical use under a proposal introduced Thursday in the ...

January 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


New Marine recruiter sets up shop in Boro

The region's newest Marine Corps recruiting station commander hails from Los Angeles, California, but loves Georgia so much that he made it his home ...

January 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged after girl confides in school officer

A Brooklet man was jailed without bond Wednesday after his 11-year-old stepdaughter told a school resource officer that the man had been molesting her for ...

January 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local Scottish Heritage Society to hold annual Burns Supper

The Scottish Heritage Society of Southeast Georgia will hold its 14th annual Robert Burns Supper to commemorate the 258th birthday of Scotland's famous poet.

January 11, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Events planned for MLK Day

Several community events are planned in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, and Bulloch County NAACP President Pearl Brown hopes to encourage ...

January 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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