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Flu deaths hit 79 in Ga.

Georgia public health officials have now confirmed a total of 79 influenza-related deaths this flu season, including three children.

February 17, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Flu shot only 36 percent effective

NEW YORK - The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.

February 15, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local

A history lesson at Georgia Day lunch

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held its 20th annual Georgia Day luncheon Thursday in the Perry Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church in honor of the colonial founding of the Province of Georgia in 1733.

February 15, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Local schools prepared for danger

In the wake of a mass school shooting that took the lives of 17 people in Parkland, Florida, Wednesday, Bulloch County Schools officials are reviewing safety measures in the event something similar happens here.

February 15, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Yu again challenges Allen within GOP

In his third run for Congress as a Republican from Georgia's 12th District, Eugene Yu promises to help President Donald Trump fulfill his "America First" agenda.

February 14, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Georgia falls in Well-Being Index

Georgia dropped from 29th to 31st in a measurement that reflects how people feel about and experience their daily lives.

February 14, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

‘Skimmers’ stealing debit, credit card numbers

Two credit card skimmers were found at a Denmark area gas station this week, and Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown warns people to be careful when buying gasoline.

February 14, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

House panel weighs legislation to ease access to vital medications

Brannen Whirledge was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease, two years ago at age 4.

February 13, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Troop 342 says farewell

Boy Scouts of America Troop 342 raised three fingers in the air and recited the Scout Oath and Scout Law for possibly the last time at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church during a farewell banquet in the church's fellowship hall on Saturday.

February 13, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Food truck, Caribbean style

Ryan Brunner and Imani Augusma, fiancé and fiancée, on Monday opened the first self-propelled food truck currently based in Statesboro, Brunner Burritos & Bowls.

February 12, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Needed: Homes for feral cats

A colony of feral cats that were spayed and neutered, then released, now need new homes since they have become a nuisance for some.

February 12, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

'Whatever you're doing, it can be a ministry'

Twin City native and current Statesboro resident Ray Braddy has found a unique way to share his faith. He shares with people all over the globe - folks he's never met face-to-face - without leaving his living room. How?

February 12, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Lawmakers seek firmer stance against drilling off Georgia coast

SAVANNAH - While the governor sticks to cautious, measured responses to President Donald Trump's proposal to expand oil drilling into waters off Georgia and its coastal neighbors, a bipartisan group of lawmakers wants the Georgia legislature to formally denounce the energy plan as a threat to tourism and fishing.

February 12, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM and R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New dealership coming for J.C. Lewis Ford

Thursday morning at 10 am J.C. Lewis Ford will officially break ground on the future location of their Statesboro dealership. It will be located at Highway 301 South and the bypass directly across from Uncle Shug's Chicken Barn, Parkers and Subway. Land clearing and site preparation began several weeks ago.

February 12, 2018 | | Local

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Legislators focus on paper ballots

ATLANTA - Thursday will mark the last day of Georgia's 40-day legislative session, and several bills, including proposals that would replace the state's 16-year-old ...

March 24, 2018 | By BEN NADLER and R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local

Election 2018 — Board of Education District 4

A parent and an educator, April Newkirk says she would bring advocacy for public education to the role if elected by District 4 as a ...

March 24, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Election 2018 — Board of Education District 4

As a candidate for Bulloch County Board of Education in District 4, Adrianne McCollar has made "Our children. Our community. Our future." her campaign slogan.

March 24, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

March for Our Lives 1 p.m. today at GSU

Georgia Southern University students have organized a March for Our Lives event for 1 p.m. Saturday on the Statesboro campus.

March 23, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

‘Speak Up for Education’ offers new format

The 2018 version of the Bulloch County Schools' long-established Speak Up for Education event offers a new format, with participants able to choose multiple sessions ...

March 23, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

Sheriff's Foundation to hold Boston butt benefit

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is selling slow-roasted Boston butts to help fund various community programs.

March 23, 2018 | | Local

Former US Sen. Zell Miller dies

ATLANTA - As Georgia's governor, Zell Miller successfully championed selling lottery tickets to fund scholarships in a Bible belt state and lost a fight to ...

March 23, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local

Two shot in Twin City; one dead

A double shooting in Twin City Wednesday left one man dead and another hospitalized, said Emanuel County Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens.

March 22, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia Democrats outraged over push to limit weekend voting

ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans want to limit early voting so that no county can offer it on both on a Saturday and a Sunday.

March 22, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local

iGot campaign hits new high for Ogeechee Tech

The amount that resolved on the screen during Thursday afternoon's iGot celebration, $406,790, represents a new cash record for the Ogeechee Technical College ...

March 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

More school safety forums Monday, Wednesday

Additional forums on school safety, open to all Bulloch County Schools students, parents, employees and community members, will be hosted by Statesboro High School on ...

March 22, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

Council candidates need only 6 months residence

Candidates for Statesboro City Council, such as those who will qualify next week for the May 22 special election in District 5, need to have ...

March 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Council unmoved on special election: May 22

The date of Statesboro's special election for the vacant District 5 City Council seat remains May 22, after the remaining four council members declined ...

March 21, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Local churches to mark Holy Week

For the fifth consecutive year, a group of local ministers will hold a series of Midday Holy Week Worship events to bring people together throughout ...

March 21, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Time-saving idea earns officer top honors

Coming up with a way to make things easier and more efficient for Statesboro police officers and then doing an outstanding job of handling that ...

March 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

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