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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, a couple of sentimental tunes and a great deal of energy Saturday when the Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center hosted an event at the Whitaker Black Box Theater to raise funds for a new location for the non-profit organization. The building used for the center's office was sold recently.

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 Ellabell community.

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 taken extra steps to make sure visitors realize the state park also is home to an abundance of alligators.

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 Democratic Party of Bulloch County Gala.

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 Georgia General Assembly with a kickoff rally Thursday night.

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 high school gymnasium to accommodate the huge crowd.

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. She was not set on fire, said Bulloch County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

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 the Bulloch County Board of Education.

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 in Unity, Boldness and Faith."

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


CST bust nets 5 arrests, AK-47

Last week, investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team executed two search warrants at the conclusion of a narcotics investigation. The warrants resulted in five arrests and took quantities of crack cocaine, illegal prescription medications and more than 5 pounds of marijuana off the streets. Several firearms also were seized, including an AK-47 rifle.

August 16, 2016 | | Local


Watch out for buses and kids, says state’s first lady

With about 2 million children riding school buses annually, Georgia has gone two years now without a student fatality in a bus accident. First lady Sandra Deal and Governor's Office of Highway Safety Director Harris Blackwood are campaigning to make this a third consecutive fatality-free school year.

August 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Armed robbery leads to arrests

Six suspects have been arrested and charged in two separate incidents over the past two weeks.

August 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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Historical Society's 'Tales from the Tomb' set for Oct. 13

It's time to learn about some of Bulloch County's most interesting historical characters through the annual Bulloch County Historical Society's "Tales from ...

September 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GreenFest downtown this Saturday

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability holds its annual GreenFest, spotlighting recycling, reuse, conservation and other eco-friendly lifestyle choices, this Saturday from 9 a ...

September 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Man arrested on computer sex crime charges

A man in Statesboro is behind bars on charges of sexual exploitation of a child.

September 28, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Alcohol Board’s TIPS-only training opinion rejected

Bars and restaurants will have more than one place to turn to for city-required training for managers, servers, bartenders and bouncers after Statesboro City Council ...

September 28, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair coming

The 55th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair will start with a parade Monday, Oct. 17, through downtown Statesboro. Local dignitaries, classic cars, bands, beauty queens and ...

September 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GATA Cast - Sept. 28, 2016

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

September 28, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Forum for sheriff candidates is Oct. 13

The candidates seeking election as Bulloch County's next sheriff will participate in a forum on Thursday, Oct. 13, inside the Ogeechee Technical College auditorium ...

September 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Kids World’s Frazier state Pre-K Teacher of the Year

Tuesday morning, for the second time this year, Channie Frazier, who teaches prekindergarten at Kids World Learning Center, walked into a big surprise. But now ...

September 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


City clerk: Billing back on schedule this week

After two months when the city of Statesboro's bills for water and other services went out as much as two weeks late, the bills ...

September 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


YMCA leases old Sallie Z. site

The Statesboro Family YMCA now has an 8-acre site with standing buildings leased for it by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia. The new Statesboro Family ...

September 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Man barricades himself inside house with hunting rifle

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies surrounded a home Monday on Highway 80 West while a man who was wanted on outstanding domestic dispute warrants barricaded ...

September 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


It's Krispy Kreme time in Statesboro!

We are only one week away from the most anticipated store opening possibly in the history of store openings in Statesboro - Krispy Kreme, located at ...

September 26, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Hospital parent 'exploring financial options'

The parent company of East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro and a host of local doctor's practices, announced last week via a press ...

September 26, 2016 | | Local


Campus guns, ‘religious freedom’ issues

In the race for state representative in District 160, two pieces of legislation that Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed are points of division between the two ...

September 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Tankersley emphasizes meeting needs, building consent

Running for a fourth two-year term, Rep. Jan Tankersley says that serving in the Georgia General Assembly isn't all about the few issues that ...

September 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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