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State on cusp of allowing direct sales by breweries

In 2017, craft breweries appear to be on the verge of getting just about everything they've wanted from the Georgia General Assembly in terms of the ability to sell beer directly to consumers.

February 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Daughter, grandson charged in elder abuse

A Candler County sheriff's investigator arrested a woman and her adult son after finding deplorable conditions when performing a welfare check on an elderly victim.

February 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia House panel approves bill allowing guns on campus

ATLANTA - Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation that began advancing Thursday in the Georgia House despite the Republican governor's forceful veto of a similar bill last year.

February 17, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Merger pending, Armstrong gets interim president

In news this week related to the merger of Armstrong State University with Georgia Southern University, an interim president has been appointed to lead Armstrong beginning July 1, and the consolidation committee announced that all academic programs will be offered on their current campuses through spring semester 2022.

February 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Man charged in strong-arm robbery

A strong-arm robbery suspect faces charges after reportedly assaulting another man on Hill Street on Monday.

February 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


School system to hire 3 principals

The Bulloch County schools posted job notices this week seeking principals for Southeast Bulloch High School, Mill Creek Elementary School and Portal Elementary School.

February 15, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch’s Deputy of the Year

Law enforcement wasn't the first career choice for Bulloch County sheriff's Sr. Deputy Maurice Lester. In fact, he spent 22 years working for a local automobile dealership before a friend talked him into trying something new - and now, six years later, he finds himself the 2016 Bulloch County Sheriff's Deputy of the Year.

February 15, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Alice follows the White Rabbit to the Boro

Bits N' Pieces Puppet Theatre will bring the beloved children's classic, "Alice in Wonderland," to the Emma Kelly Theater for a Family Night Out Friday at 7 p.m.

February 14, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Prayer service held for local resident with leukemia

Family, friends and community members gathered last week for a prayer service at Connection Church for local resident Clay Chandler, owner of Chandler Roofing.

February 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Police shoot armed truck theft suspect

An armed man who was shot Monday by law enforcement as they were pursuing a stolen vehicle on Interstate 16 in Emanuel County remains in a Savannah hospital, being treated for injuries sustained in the exchange of gunfire.

February 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Rotarians honor High as Citizen of the Year

Dr. James A. "Jimmy" High retired from his orthodontics practice in 2009 after 34 years but now provides free dental care at the Hearts & Hands Clinic one day each week for people who cannot afford to pay. He has supported the clinic in other ways and also continues to teach and mentor future orthodontists.

February 13, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Cobbtown teen arrested on molestation charges

Statesboro police arrested a Cobbtown teen on charges of child molestation after an investigation into an incident in Statesboro in December.

February 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Boro native joins Guido Evangelism Ministry in Metter

A Statesboro native and recent Georgia Southern University graduate, Win Lee took over last week as director of Evangelism and Discipleship of Guido Ministries and joked that he was the youngest employee by almost four decades.

February 13, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia GOP proposing new state role in struggling schools

ATLANTA - The state would have broad authority to intervene in struggling schools and make significant changes to staff and management under legislation introduced by Georgia Republicans.

February 13, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Burnette earns promotion; staying in Boro

Synovus, the parent company of Sea Island Bank in Statesboro and Savannah, announced last week the promotion of Darron Burnette to Synovus Division CEO.

February 13, 2017 | | Local


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Marking 10 years of local flavor

The Downtown Statesboro MainStreet Farmers Market opens Saturday for its 10th year of bringing fresh local produce, crafts and a variety of vendors and activities ...

March 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wildfire burns 250 acres, destroys home in southeast Georgia

SAVANNAH – Crews worked Wednesday to contain a wildfire that destroyed a family's mobile home and several other buildings as it burned about 250 acres ...

March 29, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Braves' new ballpark could be game-changer for industry

ATLANTA - The Braves' new ballpark looks like a throwback stadium with its green seats, brick walls and its old-school, intimate feel.

March 29, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Local


Firefighters battle mulch blaze

Bulloch County firefighters battled a blaze at a mulch plant east of Brooklet for more than 12 hours on Wednesday.

March 29, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Senate backs guns on campus

ATLANTA - Georgians licensed to carry concealed weapons could take handguns onto college campuses under legislation approved Tuesday by the state Senate, which kept the measure ...

March 28, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Confederate History and Heritage

A wreath-laying ceremony is set for Saturday at the Bulloch County Courthouse in front of the Confederate Memorial statue.

March 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


BOE looks at ‘local values’ funding, raises

As the Bulloch County Board of Education begins to look at its budget for 2017-18, assigning money based on "local values" to even out and ...

March 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Third arrest made in March 9 murder

Statesboro police arrested a third man Friday who they say was involved in the March 9 shooting death of a man at The Grove Apartments.

March 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia lawmaker proposes 'Confederate History Month'

ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker on Monday defended his proposal asking House colleagues to recognize "Confederate History Month," but black lawmakers charge it glorifies a time ...

March 27, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


DSDA glows Blue, 'Brick'

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority's annual luncheon took on a strong Blue Mile tint this year, but with a stack of awards in the ...

March 27, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A 'glossier' focus for Connect Statesboro

Keeping your business fresh and innovative is something every business struggles with no matter the type or size of business.

March 27, 2017 | | Local


Jill Johns Intl. earns 'Small Business Championship'

A breast cancer survivor who used her diagnosis to help others, Jill Johns - Jill Johns International LLC - was chosen recently as a winner in the ...

March 27, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


As turkey season opens, hunters can record kills with app

ATHENS - Georgia wildlife officials are aiming to track the numbers of turkeys taken by hunters with some high-tech help.

March 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


City and DOT respond to traffic signal issues

In November, a traffic signal on a second lane for left turns from Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as the U.S. 301 Bypass, onto ...

March 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Legislative session nears end

ATLANTA - Legislation affecting Georgia's college campuses, taxes and fledgling medical marijuana program awaits action as lawmakers enter the session's final two days.

March 25, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and EZRA KAPLAN Associated Press | Local


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