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Local essay, poetry contests accepting entries

The Bulloch Council of Garden Clubs is sponsoring the 2015/16 High School Essay Contest (grades 9-12) and the 2015 Youth Poetry Contest (grades 5-9). Winners of each contest will win monetary prizes. Additionally, the High School Essay Contest winner will then compete for larger prizes on the state and national levels.

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Teens' 6 days adrift verge on limits for survival at sea

TEQUESTA, Fla. - Crews pushed the limits of an ever-expanding search zone Wednesday for two teens missing at sea and potentially nearing the boundaries of human survival.

July 29, 2015 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | Local


Women’s recovery center is “home”

Women facing addiction issues in Bulloch County have a new option for recovery and rehabilitation. The Women's Transition and Recovery Home is more than a service center; it is a real home, a refuge for women with children in need of help getting back to healthy lives, said Pineland Mental/Behavioral Health executive director June DiPolito.

July 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County residents sound off on proposed tax increase

Attendance was light Tuesday at two separate public hearings regarding a proposed tax hike for Bulloch County citizens, but those present were vocal about the pending increase.

July 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex with him

ATLANTA - A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators.

July 28, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Night Out Against Crime

A celebration to promote community relationships with local law enforcement and "take a stand against crime" is free to the public, said Bulloch County sheriff's Sgt. Jimmy Billings.

July 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No charges filed in crash Monday

No charges were filed Monday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 25 and Rocky Ford Road.

July 28, 2015 | | Local


Police: Teen made up report of racial threats

A teenage girl who police say faked a racial death threat was turned back over to her parents after being arrested.

July 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Savannah port moves a record 3.6M cargo containers

SAVANNAH - Buoyed in part by labor woes on the West Coast, the booming seaports in Savannah and Brunswick saw another fiscal year of record-smashing amounts of cargo moving across their docks, the Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday.

July 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


BUILD freshmen help rescue a home

Generations of household debris hit the big green bin outside an old house on West Inman Street as incoming Georgia Southern University freshmen helped the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority with its latest rehab project.

July 27, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Wanted: An apprentice at Free Spirit Pottery

Step back a little over a decade ago and downtown Statesboro was experiencing a rebirth with the completion of the renovations of the Averitt Center for the Arts and the Emma Kelly Theater.

July 27, 2015 | | Local


Averitt Center receives grant from Council for the Arts

The Averitt Center for the Arts was awarded a $12,500 grant from Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts July 9 as part of its Partner and Project grant funding for the 2016 fiscal year.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


All a-"bot" fun

So, what do Sumo wrestling and tug-of-war have to do with Legos?

July 26, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Statesboro Jaycees donate $2,000 to Boys & Girls Club

Statesboro Jaycees' bi-annual event, Jaycees' Nite Out, held May 15, resulted in proceeds totaling $2,000 presented to the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Up With People: Meet the cast, part 1

About 100 members of the Up With People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24-31. While in Bulloch County, the cast will participate in various local service projects and live with local host families. And on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., Up with People will perform a variety show at Statesboro High School for the public.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Civilians help police crack down on underage drinking

Civilians have been helping Statesboro police perform alcohol compliance checks since 2012, but a recent social media ad seeking qualified persons to assist in these ...

September 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Haught challenges Chance in District 5

With five minutes to go before the close of qualifying Friday, Steven Haught handed in his finished paperwork and his $227 fee at City Hall ...

September 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


First Friday to feature ‘Taste of Downtown’

How would you like to sample most of your local restaurants in one convenient location, and for only a small fee?

September 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


No races for Statesboro City Council, so far

Going into the final day of qualifying, there are no vacancies but also no contested races for the three Statesboro City Council seats up for ...

September 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Zero tolerance for driving under the influence

Everyone knows holidays mean extra patrols on state highways, but local law enforcement agencies plan on patrolling back streets and rural dirt roads as well ...

September 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Crime Suppression Team arrests 9 in drug sweeps

Nine suspects face drug sales charges after Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team agents rounded them up during four recent, separate investigations.

September 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Exhibit review: ‘Master’ photos from Lori Grice

It is a simple fact of modern life that we all take pictures: our homes, kids, pets (especially cats), a holiday - anything, really, we wish ...

September 02, 2015 | By SCOTT FOXX Special to the Herald | Local


Council affirms deputy manager salary, unchanged millage rate

Statesboro City Council finalized some recent business Tuesday, approving a contract with Robert Cheshire in his new, permanent job as deputy city manager and setting ...

September 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


2015 Averitt Legend in the Arts Award winner selected

Betty Foy Sanders is a legend in the Georgia art world, especially in Statesboro, and the Averitt Center for the Arts just confirmed that status ...

September 02, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Permanently 'temporary'?

Staff members gave Statesboro City Council a new draft of a Temporary Vendors Ordinance that would "grandfather in" some existing vendors, such as Green Man ...

September 01, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Hospital gives $40K to GSU nursing scholarship fund

A gift of more than $40,000 of corporate and individual donations from a local hospital will enable Georgia Southern University to fund future scholarships ...

September 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro Council qualifying begins

The first two candidates to qualify for Statesboro City Council seats in the Nov. 3 election, Sam Lee Jones in District 2 and Jeffrey B ...

August 31, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet, Portal, Register seats up for election

Upcoming elections could see new mayors for two Bulloch County towns. The Brooklet and Portal mayoral seats are open for qualifying, and several council seats ...

August 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Weekend armed robberies under investigation

Statesboro police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Sunday at a South Main Street business.

August 31, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Step into a Boro Browse

The latest installment of the twice-annual Boro Browse brought 107 exhibitors to the Georgia Southern University campus last Tuesday. Milling among tables outside and inside ...

August 31, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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