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County closes dumpster site

After a disturbing presentation Tuesday morning about deplorable conditions at some of Bulloch County's dumpster locations, Bulloch County commissioners voted to close one of the worst sites the one at Lawrence Church Road.

April 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ABC contest reps get big blue sendoff

A giant inflatable Gus the Eagle loomed near the very blue-hued sendoff celebration for Statesboro's five-member team who will attend the America's Best Communities grand prize ceremony Wednesday in Denver.

April 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Miss Rodeo USA spending the week in Statesboro

Brittany Howard is used to being mistaken for one of the bachelorettes from the popular TV show, but in reality, she is a rodeo queen. More specifically, Howard is the 2017 Miss Rodeo USA.

April 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Another Atlanta highway closes

DECATUR - Another major highway through Atlanta was partially shut down on Monday, this one after underground utility work caused the pavement to rise up, break apart and send a passing motorcyclist flying through the air.

April 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Queensborough marks 115th anniversary

Queensborough National Bank and Trust will celebrate its 115th anniversary on Friday with the milestone marked company wide. Queensborough is a community bank with locations across Georgia, including Statesboro.

April 17, 2017 | | Local


Sea Island appoints Crider, Marsh to Advisory Board

Sea Island Bank in Statesboro, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently the appointment of Dr. Ruthie Crider and Laura Marsh to its Statesboro Advisory Board. Dr. Crider is an ER physician at East Georgia Regional Medical Center and Marsh is a member of the law firm Taulbee, Rushing, Snipes, Marsh & Hodgin.

April 17, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal mural a nod to the town's past

Residents and visitors to the town of Portal over the past several months have watched a work in progress as Deena Scarborough's art students transform a plain wall into a piece of historical art.

April 16, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


City seeks public input for strategic plan

To help flesh out a five- to 10-year strategy for things as various as street maintenance, park space and police and fire protection, Statesboro city officials have scheduled four public input meetings at different locations April 24, April 27 and May 13.

April 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Event aims to CURE childhood cancer

For a second year in a row, the Sisters on a Journey dinner that benefits Catie's Fund, a non-profit that donates all proceeds to CURE Childhood Cancer, has sold out of tickets shortly after going on sale via social media. The Sisters group, however, still needs your help to make the event a success.

April 15, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ad blitz motivates Ga. voters

MARIETTA, Ga. - Republicans in Georgia's conservative 6th district don't agree which of their party's 11 candidates should represent the area in Congress. They're united on one thing: it won't be the Democrat trying for a massive upset fueled by anti-Trump sentiment and millions of dollars from around the country.

April 15, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Delta OKs offers of up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats

Delta is letting employees offer customers nearly $10,000 in compensation to give up seats on overbooked flights, hoping to avoid an uproar like the one that erupted at United after a passenger was dragged off a jet.

April 14, 2017 | By DAVID KOENIG and DAMIAN TROISE AP Business Writers | Local


Three principals to exchange schools

For next school year, the current principals of Brooklet Elementary, Sallie Zetterower Elementary and William James Middle School have each been assigned to lead a different one of those three schools, Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson announced Friday.

April 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


New Boro police chief in town

New Chief of Police Mike Broadhead arrived in Statesboro Wednesday night and has made a couple of public appearances before officially starting work Monday.

April 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Hoyle to be Southeast Bulloch High principal

This summer, Stephen Hoyle will be the new principal of Southeast Bulloch High School, but he won't be new to the school or unknown to a big subset of the students he will greet there when the school year begins.

April 14, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. hospital safety ratings decline

Less than 20 percent of Georgia hospitals earned an "A" grade on patient safety in the latest ratings from the Leapfrog Group.

April 13, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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Ag center now a reality

Many Bulloch County voters have waited 18 years for construction of the long-awaited multipurpose arena on Langston Chapel Road.

May 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Crosses honoring fallen return

Around 15 years ago, beautiful crosses appeared on Memorial Day. The white wooden crosses listed soldier's names who were killed in the line of ...

May 27, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Business editor | Local


Memorial Day Remembrance 11 a.m. Monday

Keynote remarks by Vietnam War veteran Marvin Grimm will be just one part of the 2017 Bulloch County Memorial Day Remembrance, hosted by American Legion ...

May 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Two arrested in burglary, car theft attempt

Two men caught burglarizing a local business Saturday ended up in the Bulloch County Jail, according to Statesboro police public information specialist Madison Bridges.

May 25, 2017 | | Local


Coming September: Estrada for Boys & Girls Club gala

Last year, the Hulk; this year, Ponch.

May 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Road work follows heavy rainfall

Heavy rainfall wreaked havoc on many dirt roads in Bulloch County on Tuesday and Wednesday, but clear skies are expected for the rest of the ...

May 24, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Forecast for Wednesday: More of the same

Bulloch County was under a tornado warning for a brief period Tuesday afternoon, but fortunately, no damage was reported.

May 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Twice-wounded vet Memorial Day speaker

Marvin Grimm, who treated wounded Marines and served with them in combat as a Navy hospital corpsman during the Vietnam War, can speak from personal ...

May 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Recovery symposium offers hope

Twenty-three million Americans are in long-term recovery. But only one out of 10 who struggle with some form of addiction will get the help they ...

May 22, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Teen airlifted after Highway 301 crash

A teen was airlifted to a Savannah hospital on Sunday after a single vehicle crash on Highway 301 South near Hendrix Circle.

May 22, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia ports chief predicts record growth in fiscal 2017

SAVANNAH - Georgia's seaports in Savannah and Brunswick are on track to show record growth for the 2017 fiscal year that wraps up at the ...

May 22, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Popular Ellianos complete remake finally done

Ellianos Coffee Company entered the Statesboro market in 2011 after being launched nationally in 2002 in Lake City, Fla.

May 22, 2017 | | Local


More than just coffee

When Philip and Anna Klayman started roasting their own coffee at home several years ago, they never dreamed where the hobby would take them. Neither ...

May 22, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


FBC Women's Ministry donates blankets to Ogeechee Area Hospice

Representatives from the Women's Ministry of Statesboro First Baptist Church recently dropped off more than 30 hand-tied blankets at Ogeechee Area Hospice. The donations ...

May 22, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Student's meds legal in state, but not school

WARNER ROBINS - Each day about lunchtime at Warner Robins High School, 17-year-old CJ Harris must leave campus to take his medicine.

May 20, 2017 | By LAURA CORLEY The Telegraph | Local


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