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Statesboro police invite public to town hall Tuesday

The Statesboro Police Department will hold a town hall community forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Emma Kelly Theater, giving residents a chance to talk directly with the department's command staff.

March 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia cites 3 Statesboro bars for allowing underage drinking

Georgia Department of Revenue agents cited three Statesboro bars last month for allowing underage patrons to drink alcohol. Two alcohol compliance checks conducted last month by revenue agents resulted in a number of violations where individuals were cited for infractions as well.

March 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Averitt Center youth choirs to stage international concert

Young vocalists from Bulloch and Evans counties will grace the Emma Kelly Theater stage Sunday with songs, both accompanied and a cappella, from all around the world.

March 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Pipeline’s proposed path through Screven County causes concern

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. A public hearing concerning the path of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline through Screven County is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Screven County Library, 106 S. Community Drive in Sylvania. The time was listed incorrectly in a front-page article Saturday.

March 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


American Diabetes Association kicks off Kiss-a-Pig Saturday

The largest diabetes awareness and fundraising campaign of the year for the American Diabetes Association, Kiss-a-Pig, launches on Saturday at 3 p.m. on the Main Stage on River Street in Savannah.

March 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


‘Speak Up’ reveals Bulloch County Schools’ plans for improvement

At this year's Speak Up for Education, some principals told parents how increased flexibility in how money is spent and teachers are assigned will be put to use in school improvement plans.

March 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Valdosta State, Ogeechee Tech sign articulation agreements

Ogeechee Technical College signed articulation agreements with Valdosta State University on Wednesday, simplifying student transition between the two institutions of higher education.

March 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County Sheriff's Office: Parking lot meth deal, smoking lead to arrests

A man and woman seen smoking methamphetamine in a convenience store parking lot ended up in jail on drug charges, while the small child with them was turned over to a grandparent, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

March 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police seek missing woman

Statesboro police are seeking a woman reported missing since Feb. 24.

March 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Wild Wing Café challenges Statesboro alcohol hearing standards

For the first time since Statesboro City Council resumed Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance hearings last fall, a business declined to plead guilty, instead challenging the way the ordinance is being applied.

March 03, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern University to host Healthcare Symposium

Georgia Southern University's Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health welcomes retired Army Maj. Gen. David Rubenstein, FACHE, to campus as the featured speaker for the Healthcare Symposium on Wednesday from 2-3:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro’s First Friday to feature grits and all else that’s green

First Friday will feature green foods, green drinks and green treats.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro Farmers Market’s volunteer leader receives rare DAR award

Debra Chester was recently recognized by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution for her extensive volunteer work with the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern hosts Sexual Assault and Spring Break Awareness Week

Georgia Southern University's Sexual Assault Response Team is hosting Sexual Assault & Spring Break Awareness Week on campus this week through Thursday. The week aims to unify individuals against sexual violence with two major events scheduled throughout the week as part of the campaign.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Chamber backs revised highway bill

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce took no position on the original version of House Bill 170. But the state's largest business advocacy organization has endorsed subsequent versions, and Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark said Monday that annual spending for highway improvements in the state needs to be increased by $1 billion.

March 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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'Sunny Side Up' named Best Film at Statesboro Film Festival

A film about a man whose life is marred by memories of past tragedies was named Best Film Friday night at the 2015 Statesboro Film Festival, held at the Emma Kelly Theater in downtown Statesboro.

April 18, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Teen charged with posing as female, exploiting minor

A teenage boy posing as a girl on Facebook was arrested on charges he used the social media site to sexually exploit a minor.

April 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU Museum spotlights ‘The Great War’

An exhibit at the Georgia Southern University Museum sounds out the horrific events of 100 years ago, revealing a war that not only left more human beings dead than any before it but brought changes in civilization that echo today.

April 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Jim Healy: Join us for 7th annual film festival tonight

For the past few years, I guaranteed that if you went to the Statesboro Film Festival you would have a great time or your $5 would be refunded. No one has taken me up on the refund, yet, and I'm confident no one will if they go to tonight's seventh film festival.

April 17, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


Brunson to file appeal after termination

An attorney representing former Statesboro police major Scott Brunson said he plans to file an appeal Friday on his client's behalf.

April 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal races to save historical sites

With historic buildings and sites at risk and in need of repair, the Portal Heritage Society is seeking ways to raise money and breathe new life into the town's annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival.

April 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro council to revisit city alcohol rules

Statesboro City Council is slated to resume Tuesday looking at possibilities for a revised Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance, after putting the topic on pause while events in Statesboro inspired a pending change in state law.

April 15, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Saying thanks to 911 operators

Bulloch County 911 operators are being celebrated this week as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week unfolds, but that doesn't mean the work load will lighten.

April 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local man suffers copperhead bite

An elderly man bitten on the hand by a venomous snake Wednesday afternoon was flown to Savannah for treatment.

April 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

ATLANTA - Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Emanuel hospital to shut delivery unit

Dr. Roslyn Banks-Jackson worries about what will happen in Emanuel County when Emanuel Medical Center shuts its labor and delivery unit.

April 14, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Woman burned before buried

A woman whose remains were found Friday behind an abandoned house in Jenkins County had been burned before being buried in a shallow grave, said Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.

April 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Taser struggle ends in fleeing suspect's arrest

A man who officials said fought with a deputy and knocked a Taser from the deputy's hand during a foot chase Wednesday finally was subdued and charged with felony drug possession.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men arrested after officers find a variety of drugs

Two men caught with a variety of illegal drugs were arrested after an officer smelled marijuana in the suspects' car and called for assistance from a K-9 officer.

April 13, 2015 | | Local


Man flagging down traffic arrested on drug charges

A man was arrested for reportedly flagging down traffic on Fair Road last week after police said they found him with drugs and a handgun.

April 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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