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Suspicious bathroom incident ends in arrest

Two men in one bathroom for more than 30 minutes prompted a local store clerk to call police, and one of the men was arrested for obstruction.

April 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Day trippin' to Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge

While there are plenty of attractions and activities in Bulloch County, one of the great things about living here are that there are many more that can make for an easy, leisurely day trip.

April 17, 2016 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


Campaign signs litter landscape

Signs, signs, everywhere signs –proof that election time is drawing closer and candidates are fighting for attention and votes. While some may be tired of seeing political campaigns signs dotting the landscape, they are perfectly legal – unless they are placed in rights of way.

April 17, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


When home sewer failure results in street repairs

When she pays her latest plumbing bill, Azalea Drive resident Sue Smith will have spent more than $4,000 in the past two years to fix problems caused by a six-foot length of collapsed sewer line that was buried under a city street. Part of her current bill's $3,000 cost was for cutting and patching the street.

April 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Nepal documentary wins Statesboro Film Festival

A documentary about Nepal earthquakes and their aftermath during spring, 2015, took top honors Friday night during the 8th Annual Statesboro Film Festival.

April 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Cody hired as Metter city manager

Mandi Cody will be leaving as planning and development director for the city of Statesboro to start as Metter's city manager May 2.

April 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Lewis pleads guilty to extortion

Former Statesboro City Councilman Gary Lewis, indicted in December on a charge of extortion, admitted guilt Thursday under a plea agreement with the government, said Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Brian Tanner, who handled the case in federal court in Statesboro.

April 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GOP prepares for Georgia delegate fight

ATLANTA - Donald Trump scored a decisive victory in Georgia's March primary, taking more than half of the state's 76 Republican delegates as part of a dominant showing throughout the South.

April 14, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Protesters call for ‘campus carry’ veto

A campaign event Thursday afternoon for Rep. Jon Burns, R-Newington, Georgia House majority leader, drew House Speaker David Ralston to Sugar Magnolia Bakery and Café, and also drew protesters outside opposed to a pending state law that would allow handguns on college campuses.

April 14, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


From sea to shining sea

When Adam Kimble dreams, he dreams big. One of his large-sized dreams brought him through Statesboro earlier this week, on foot, on the final leg of his walk from one ocean to the other.

April 14, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Missing boy found

A 3-year-old boy reported missing around 2 p.m. Thursday in the Starling/Jim Futch Road area was found safe around 3:10 p.m. Further details of the search will be available later online and in Friday's Statesboro Herald.

April 14, 2016 | | Local


Ole Times Country Buffet comes to Boro

When Pat O'Neal of Valdosta opens an Ole Times Country Buffet in the building formerly occupied by the Statesboro Ryan's, he will have 14 restaurants in operation. He hopes to open it in early May, in time for Mother's Day, a peak day for family restaurants.

April 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Circus coming to Portal

The circus is coming to Portal.

April 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sheriff candidates spar

Both Republican candidates for the Bulloch County sheriff's seat squared off Tuesday evening, not only answering questions from the moderator but also from each other.

April 12, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police chief search to begin before manager is hired

After restarting their city manager search, Statesboro city officials are moving forward with steps to find a police chief as well, instead of waiting for a new city manager to be hired first, as was originally planned.

April 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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More Atlantic storms predicted for 2016

MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm ...

May 27, 2016 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Local


Haralson leaves for superintendent’s job

Dr. Shawn Haralson said goodbye Friday to the children at Langston Chapel Elementary School. Having served as principal of four Bulloch County schools in 11 ...

May 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspect flees after chase

Although Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson called off Friday's search for a fugitive suspect involved in a high speed chase spanning three-counties, deputies remained ...

May 27, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


‘Missing Man Table’ honors fallen veterans

For almost a decade, Vandy's Restaurant in the Statesboro Mall has provided a meal to veterans on Memorial Day. This year, however, the restaurant ...

May 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


City to resurface West Parrish

The city of Statesboro has budgeted to resurface West Parrish Street, from North Main Street to Highway 80 West, this fall.

May 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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


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