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Suicide rates on the rise

While suicide rates have increased across the United States, the highest percentages are in rural counties, a new CDC report reveals.

October 10, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Homicide victim identified

A woman found in her South Mulberry Street home Sunday was stabbed to death. Statesboro Police said the death of Deborah Miles is being ruled a homicide.

October 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


1 shot, 2 arrests in four weekend gunshot reports in Statesboro

One victim was shot and two suspects arrested in separate cases as Statesboro police investigated several reports of gunfire over the weekend.

October 09, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Grotheer offers a fresh face in Statesboro mayoral race

This is the first of a series of questionnaire articles about Statesboro's three mayoral candidates. They answered questions by email.

October 09, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Statesboro woman confesses to killing father

A Statesboro woman charged last week with killing her father confessed to the murder, and hid the victim's body in a closet for months before dragging him into the woods behind their Palmetto Court Apartments home.

October 09, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


GreenFest 2017 in Downtown Statesboro

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability hosted its 2017 GreenFest, a festival that celebrates ways people can be more environmentally responsible, in downtown Statesboro on Saturday.

October 09, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Statesboro Herald Intern | Local


Claxton man charged in Statesboro homicide

A Claxton man was arrested Monday, charged with the felony murder of a woman whose body was found Sunday afternoon in a South Mulberry Street, Statesboro home.

October 09, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Restoring a Claxton beauty

He opened up his own barbeque shop last fall in Register. He has, over the past year, expanded his catering business and collaborated with other local business owners.

October 09, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Statesboro Herald Intern | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Christian Social Ministry needs our help

Christian Social Ministry thrift stores and food pantry are one of the best kept secrets in Bulloch County. The ministry was started in 1998 by the Ogeechee River Baptist Association to provide utility bill assistance. While the ministry remains a division of the Association, it has expanded services to include food distribution and clothing assistance.

October 09, 2017 | | Local


GSU earns honor for commitment to sustainability

Georgia Southern University has been named a finalist for the 2017 Climate Leadership Awards by Second Nature.

October 09, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Slain in 1910, memorial to honor Claxton marshal

More than a century after a town marshal was killed near a street corner in Claxton, his sacrifice will be remembered with the unveiling of a plaque in recognition of his service.

October 07, 2017 | Story courtesy of The Claxton Enterprise | Local


Old municipal court office up for bids

With an ad beginning in today's paper, the city of Statesboro is seeking offers for the Municipal Court office's former home at 125 South College St. The winning bidder must move the house or tear it down.

October 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Late farmer gets a little help from his friends

Three weeks ago, Tom Sanders was diagnosed with leukemia. He passed away suddenly last weekend and Wednesday, he was laid to rest amid the cotton fields of his farm in Jenkins County.

October 07, 2017 | By ANNE MAXWELL WJBF-TV, Augusta | Local


GS faculty senators propose panel on consolidation’s consequences

The Faculty Senate at Georgia Southern University will consider naming a committee to deal with unforeseen consequences that arise after the consolidation with Armstrong State University takes effect.

October 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Annual GreenFest set for downtown Saturday

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability will hold its fifth annual GreenFest event today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Statesboro.

October 06, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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App may help ID shrimp affliction

SAVANNAH - Scientists on the Georgia coast are documenting an affliction in shrimp known as black gill as part of an ongoing research project.

November 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Town Hall meetings requested before Georgia Southern enfolds Armstrong

Georgia Southern donor and alumnus Burney Marsh asked the University System of Georgia Board of Regents to hold town hall meetings presenting the final plan ...

November 22, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


2017 Farmer of the Year

Fluffy white cotton explodes over 3,000 acres of farmland tended by Wade C. Hodges III, and he is humbled by the fact that each ...

November 22, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Santa’s Toy Run set for Saturday

Santa Claus will roll into Statesboro via motorcycle once again as the Southern Thunder Cruisers bring him along for the ride Saturday during the annual ...

November 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


A Thanksgiving gift

For the sixth year in a row, the Auxiliary of East Georgia Regional Medical Center collected and presented bags of Thanksgiving food to Christian Social ...

November 21, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Many 'chefs' help Feed the Boro

For an entire year, the Feed the Boro Committee led by Kimberly Forstrom has planned for its largest event of the year, providing Thanksgiving lunch ...

November 21, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Josh Whitfield developing old West Lumber site

Statesboro native and local entrepreneur Josh Whitfield has begun what will be the most transformational project yet on the Blue Mile corridor. He has purchased ...

November 20, 2017 | | Local


Bulloch's top dogs

Two Bulloch County Sheriff's K9 teams won awards recently at the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA) 8th Annual South Georgia K9 Seminar held ...

November 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


No City Council meeting Tuesday

Statesboro City Council's second regular meeting of November, originally scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, has been cancelled.

November 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Shopping by Lantern Light

Shopping by Lantern Light, 6-8 p.m. tonight - Tuesday, both caps the 10th annual Main Street Statesboro Farmers Market season and launches local holiday shopping.

November 20, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Some Kinda Good: Creating Thanksgiving Day traditions with family, food

Growing up, Thanksgiving was always an exciting holiday. Both my parents' families are large, and each year we would alternate which side to spend it ...

November 20, 2017 | By REBEKAH LINGENFELSER Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch REACH scholars chart path to college

Bulloch County Schools recently honored six new REACH Georgia Scholars at a signing ceremony at the Board of Education's central office. Each scholar now ...

November 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County superintendent gets 1-year contract

By a 5-1 vote after two of the eight members left during a protracted meeting Thursday night, the Bulloch County Board of Education extended Superintendent ...

November 18, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Statesboro World War II veteran recounts time in Italy

For most, information pertinent to World War II is but a faint memory from a history class. A limited few can recall details as broadcast ...

November 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro twins face double trouble

Twin brothers were arrested Thursday on outstanding warrants after appearing in traffic court.

November 17, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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