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Taking the journey of a lifetime

There are two trips I will never forget. The first is having the opportunity to take my daughter, Edie Grace to Disney World for the first time and experiencing that magical place through her eyes. The second was accompanying 23 veterans last month on an Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C.

June 12, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Stats show strong real estate market in Boro

With the recent uptick in real estate sales, especially in the commercial sector, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at the local real estate market overall. The realtors, builders and bankers I speak with frequently have strong indications that we are about to see a bit of a boom again in the market.

June 12, 2017 | | Local


School SPLOST referendum takes shape for Nov. 7

The Board of Education hasn't voted on a resolution yet, but an ESPLOST committee has been meeting since December, evaluating projects for a Nov. 7 referendum that would extend Bulloch County's 1 percent sales tax for school facilities and equipment another five years.

June 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Local historical society meeting set for June 26

The Bulloch County Historical Society's 44th annual meeting will take place on Monday, June 26 at the Fellowship Hall of Pittman Park United Methodist Church on Fair Road in Statesboro.

June 10, 2017 | | Local


Ogeechee advocacy group seeking new executive director

The environmental defense and advocacy organization Ogeechee Riverkeeper is seeking a new executive director, also known as a Riverkeeper, following the May 31 departure of Emily Markesteyn Kurilla from that post.

June 10, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Dutch' joins K9 unit

There's a new dog in town. Dutch, a three-year-old Dutch Shepherd, joins Bulloch County Sheriff's K9 officers Max and Gismo to make a team of three in the Bulloch County Sheriff's newly-formed K9 unit.

June 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Pence tries to shore up Georgia GOP candidate

SMYRNA - Vice President Mike Pence says suburban Atlanta Republicans must elect Karen Handel to Congress to help President Donald Trump or risk a loss that could help hand House control back to Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.

June 09, 2017 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Teen charged again with statutory rape

A teen who was arrested in early May on statutory rape charges is back in jail after a second offense with the same girl, said Portal police Chief Jason Sapp.

June 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City proposes change to alcohol laws for hotels

With the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance enacted in 2016, Statesboro City Council unintentionally outlawed buying beer at a hotel's front desk and drinking that beer in a room at the hotel.

June 09, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Two arrested digging for artifacts at Tuckahoe

Two people caught digging for artifacts in a state park are in the Screven County Jail, charged with drug offenses as well as illegal digging on state property.

June 08, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch public safety director to serve on 911 advisory board

Bulloch County Public Safety and Emergency Management Director Ted Wynn is one of 15 people selected by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to participate in a 911 oversight committee.

June 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Reward upped in Emanuel cold case

A reward for information about a 2002 deadly hit-and-run incident in Emanuel County has been more than tripled after an Arizona man pledged to add $5,000 to the existing $1,000 reward.

June 07, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen man charged with rape

A Millen man was arrested Monday and charged with rape regarding a sexual assault on West Inman Street the previous Friday.

June 07, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


City seeks representation on Blue Mile Foundation

Statesboro City Council and Mayor Jan Moore postponed a decision Tuesday on transferring America's Best Community's competition winnings from city control to the new Blue Mile Foundation Inc.

June 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch County Schools K-12 registration underway

The Bulloch County Schools' first registration opportunity for new students in kindergarten through 12th grade, including those transferring from other systems, is now underway, June 5-14, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

June 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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Georgia senators reviewing corporate, personal tax breaks

ATLANTA - A Georgia Senate committee is beginning what could be a years-long study of the hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks given to ...

July 22, 2017 | | Local


Mixed message from Milestones

The percentage of students in the Bulloch County Schools meeting proficiency levels on the Georgia Milestones tests improved in 15 of 30 tested subjects and ...

July 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Report: Numerous security policy violations in inmate escape

ATLANTA - Two Georgia prison guards failed to properly search and secure their prisoners on a transfer bus, enabling two inmates to free themselves and rush ...

July 21, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Woman fired, jailed over fraudulent use of nursing license

A Statesboro woman was jailed Wednesday after reportedly using another person's nursing license to perform nursing duties at work.

July 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


900 pot plants found in Candler; one arrested

Low-flying helicopters seen around Bulloch and adjacent counties recently may be part of the effort by the Georgia Governor's Drug Suppression Task Force to ...

July 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SPD officers issued opioid-blocking drug

Statesboro police officers will now carry the opioid-blocking drug naloxone in a nasal spray to administer to people who overdose on opioids such as heroin ...

July 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Shots fired during Subway robbery

Two masked gunmen opened fire during a robbery Wednesday night at a Statesboro sandwich shop, but no one was injured.

July 20, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SPD seldom uses force, new chief observes

Giving an annual report from the year before he arrived, Police Chief Mike Broadhead said he found the number of times the Statesboro Police Department ...

July 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Convenience store armed robbery brings yearly total to 17

A Statesboro convenience store clerk was robbed at gunpoint Saturday, bringing the number of armed robberies in Statesboro this year to 17.

July 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Five Points roundabout to open on schedule

Work on the roundabout traffic circle at Five Points is on schedule, and the roadways, mainly Pretoria-Rushing and Burkhalter roads, are expected to open as ...

July 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Main Street among GEMS

Not every Main Street program in Georgia has secured land for a community dog park, is in the process or rebuilding three homes, or is ...

July 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Register reinstates police department

The town of Register took steps Friday to form a new police department by hiring a police chief after having been without a department since ...

July 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Statesboro's hidden jewel: Georgia's B&B

A hidden jewel in downtown Statesboro, Georgia's Bed and Breakfast was recognized recently by TripAdvisor.com as one of the best bed and breakfast ...

July 17, 2017 | | Local


Ricky Lane leading Georgia Academy of General Dentistry

Statesboro dentist Dr. Ricky Lane, DDS, MAGD, named president of the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry and has led the association since January.

July 17, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia part of traffic crackdown

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Police in Georgia and four other Southeastern states just launched a weeklong program to reduce summertime wrecks and traffic deaths.

July 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


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