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Police academy held for clergy

More than a dozen members of the local clergy marked their graduation this week from Statesboro's inaugural class of the Concerned Clergy Citizens Police Academy.

September 15, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Election officials seek to reassure voters

One major safeguard against hackers tampering with the voting machines used in Bulloch County is the fact that the machines are not connected to the Internet, officials told concerned voters this week.

September 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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 Nation.

September 15, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local

Stabbing leads to arrest

A woman was arrested Tuesday morning after reportedly stabbing a man in the arm, police said.

September 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Treat or monitor early prostate cancer?

LONDON - Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those who have surgery or radiation, finds a major study that directly tested and compared these options.

September 14, 2016 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | Local

Man charged with bestiality

A West Main Street man was arrested Tuesday on charges of bestiality after police and animal control officers saw him having sex in the rain with a male pit bulldog.

September 14, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Schools aim to recruit minority educators

The number of black teachers and administrators in the Bulloch County Schools has increased from 11 percent of the school system's total workforce with teaching certificates in 2012-13 to 14.2 percent this school year.

September 13, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Gun law seminar offered locally

Gun enthusiasts or those who may be considering owning a firearm may want to sign up for an upcoming gun law seminar to be held in Statesboro.

September 13, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Demolition of pools, Pav-a-Lon slated for Monday

Demolition of the swimming pool, kiddie pool and covered Pav-a-Lon at Statesboro's Memorial Park on Fair Road will begin Monday, if the weather permits, said Mike Rollins, director of the Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department.

September 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Portal teen killed in four-wheeler accident

A 14-year-old Portal boy was killed Saturday afternoon in a four-wheeler accident on Harold Howell Road.

September 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Statesboro Boxing Club

When Martin Cornejo was 8 or 9 and getting into fights with other boys in his neighborhood in Lima, Peru, his uncle sought to control and redirect that energy in a time-honored way. Now Statesboro Boxing Club students are learning from Cornejo's experience in international amateur boxing.

September 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Brooklet man killed in single-vehicle crash

A single-vehicle accident took the life of a Brooklet man on Sunday.

September 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

2nd try at jury selection begins in Georgia hot car death

BRUNSWICK - A second attempt at jury selection in the trial of a metro Atlanta man charged with killing his toddler son began Monday, at a new courthouse 275 miles (440 kilometers) from the suburban parking lot where the child died in the back seat of a hot SUV.

September 12, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Navigating tricky health insurance changes

Health insurance providers are requesting huge rate increases and many are pulling out of the individual medical insurance markets altogether. Since health care reform began in 2014, with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, local businesses and employees have struggled to stay on top of the changes.

September 12, 2016 | | Local

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City gets pro help in police chief search

After a less than successful attempt to hire a new police chief this summer, the city of Statesboro is hiring a consulting firm to help ...

October 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

GATA Cast - Oct. 25, 2016 - Appalachian State Preview

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

October 25, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local

Georgia ranks high in infant mortality

Georgia still ranks high among states in rates of premature births, low-birthweight babies and infant mortality.

October 24, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

6 killed in mobile home fire in northeast Georgia

TRION - A mobile home fire in Georgia started by an improperly installed wood stove killed six people, including four children, authorities said Monday.

October 24, 2016 | | Local

A mobile bakeshop rises in Statesboro

After leaving one dream job, T. Chad Montgomery is making another vision a reality.

October 24, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Hospital emergency department expanding

When Paul Theriot, Jr. took over as CEO of East Georgia Regional Medical Center, he stepped into leading one of the most significant facility enhancements ...

October 24, 2016 | | Local

Georgia Conservancy names Jon Burns top legislator

ATLANTA - The Georgia Conservancy's Board of Trustees recently honored two longtime supporters of Georgia's natural resources, former Lt. Gov. Pierre Howard as its ...

October 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

‘Rocky Horror’ brings its annual oddities to the Averitt

In its ninth year at the Averitt Center for the Arts, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE!" will give audiences two nights - Tuesday and Wednesday ...

October 23, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

55 years of fun at the fair

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair rode into Statesboro for the 55th time last week, where the Kiwanis Club welcomed folks with food, rides, exhibits and more.

October 23, 2016 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local

School amendment renews debate over weak schools

ATLANTA - Georgians must decide this fall whether the state can take over low-performing schools, a proposal backed by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal but fiercely opposed ...

October 22, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

2016 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair - Fun leads to funds

Another fair has come and gone, leaving behind acres of tramped parking lot and empty grounds. However, there is something left behind besides memories; the ...

October 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Bulloch ACT, SAT scores gain

Bulloch County Schools administrators this week hailed a five-year upward trend in local high school graduates' scores on the ACT and SAT college admissions tests ...

October 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Sheriff’s race campaign cash over $160,000,but most went to GOP primary candidates

Cash contributions to the three candidates who started out the Bulloch County Sheriff's race this year topped $160,000 by Sept. 30.

October 21, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

Fun, food, family

Each year as October rolls around, excitement begins to grow as the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair approaches.

October 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

OctoberQuest to benefit United Way

A fun-filled event featuring various games has been a lucrative fund raiser for United Way of Southeast Georgia for the past three years, and OctoberQuest ...

October 21, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

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