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Revenue chief: State combatting tax fraud

Fighting the problem of fraudulent state income tax returns, the Georgia Department of Revenue blocked almost $30 million worth last year, state Revenue Commissioner Lynne Riley said Thursday in Statesboro. She encourages taxpayers to help by keeping track of their refund status.

May 12, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Stamp Out Hunger

This Saturday, most people will enjoy a healthy breakfast, a good lunch and supper. However, there are more than 35.5 million people, including 13 million children, who go hungry on a daily basis.

May 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen murder suspect found dead

The body of a man suspected in the murder of a Millen woman May 1 was pulled Saturday from the Ogeechee River in Burke County.

May 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


JPB third-grader has winning chess season

Nine-year-old Isaac Bittner has found the right moves to keep his brain power in check. The third grader has become quite the talented chess player and has won several awards recently, including a second-place tie performance in a statewide tournament.

May 11, 2016 | | Local


Men arrested after fight in pickup truck bed

Two men reportedly fighting in the bed of a moving pickup truck Monday were arrested on public intoxication and other charges, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's incident reports.

May 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


WL Plastics to create 40 jobs

Codenamed "Project Greyhound," the Georgia Department of Economic Development confirmed Monday that WL Plastics Corporation will bring 40 jobs and a $12-million capital investment to the Gateway Industrial Park in Statesboro.

May 10, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Venue changes for Yu's political event

A political event planned for Tuesday evening by the campaign team for candidate Eugene Yu, who is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Rick Allen for Georgia's 12th Congressional District seat, has been moved to a different location. It will now be held at Luetta Moore Park on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Statesboro instead of Ogeechee Technical College, which declined on Monday to host the event.

May 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Teaching Trump

SAVANNAH - Professor Robert Smith covers a lot of ground teaching American government, yet recent class discussions ranging from the electoral college to minority rights have kept returning to the same subject: Donald Trump.

May 09, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Puglianos help bring student apartments to Boro

On Friday the 13th, local real estate matriarch Lorriane Pugliano will celebrate her 80th birthday. This will be her seventh Friday the 13th birthday, in fact.

May 09, 2016 | | Local


Excelsior EMC annual meeting is Friday at GSU

Excelsior EMC's 78th Annual Meeting of Members will be held Friday in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

May 09, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Fighting Parkinson's with words and watercolor

Heritage Inn Health and Rehabilitation resident John Givens found out a decade ago that he had Parkinson's disease. Yet he doesn't let his illness define him. In fact, he's putting up a fight every day. His weapons of choice? French crayons, oil pastels and watercolors.

May 09, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Child cruelty conviction under Georgia Supreme Court appeal

The State of Georgia is appealing a ruling in favor of a woman sentenced in a Bulloch County Superior Court case to 10 years in prison for failing to seek medical attention for her badly injured child, whom she was feeding dog food, according to testimony.

May 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Man disputes felony murder charges

A man charged in the felony murder of an infant is appealing a Bulloch County judge's refusal to dismiss the charge, and the case will be heard Tuesday in the Georgia Supreme Court.

May 07, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Isakson: Tax code, ISIL, entitlements are top priorities

"Whoever the next president is, there are some things we have to do as a country," Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, told the Statesboro Herald when he sat down for an interview last week.

May 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Project Greyhound’ promises 40 jobs

The Development Authority of Bulloch County plans to use preparations for a new industry bringing 40 jobs and a $12 million capital investment to the Gateway Industrial Park as tools to maintain rail service and extend a road that could serve other industries as well.

May 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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Art in photography

Knee-deep in a southeast Georgia swamp, a woman wades through the water all alone.

June 26, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER Herald Intern | Local


New state laws kick in July 1

ATLANTA - The month of July kicks off the new year for state government. It's also the first effective day for dozens of laws passed ...

June 25, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Probate judge candidates ready for runoff

With the Bulloch County probate judge runoff just a few weeks away, two local candidates are hoping to keep the fires burning.

June 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Commission hopefuls set for July 26

While only residents living in half of Bulloch County will find candidates for the Bulloch County Commission District 2A race on their ballots, the candidates ...

June 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Superior Court judge candidates campaigning hard

While campaigning hard in their race to become the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's newest Superior Court judge, and both sounding optimistic, Martha Hall and Michael ...

June 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


With Marsh, Statesboro keeps voice on Regents

Gov. Nathan Deal's appointment Friday of lawyer Laura Taulbee Marsh to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia means that the ...

June 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Man charged with domestic violence

A Savannah man involved in a domestic dispute Wednesday in Statesboro was arrested after police found him with marijuana "wax" in his possession.

June 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Coastal Courier reporter embedded with 3rd ID on exercises in Europe, Africa

Click here to read first-hand accounts here

June 24, 2016 | | Local


21 vie for Boro police chief

The city of Statesboro's search for a police chief, who will probably be hired by a new city manager, has drawn 21 applicants. Nine ...

June 23, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Marsh to join Georgia Board of Regents

A source close to the Georgia Board of Regents has confirmed that Statesboro attorney Laura Taulbee Marsh will be appointed to the board. That announcement ...

June 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


No injuries in structure fire on North Walnut St. in Statesboro

The cause of a Thursday morning fire in a two-story building on North Walnut St. in Statesboro is undetermined, but fire officials do not suspect ...

June 23, 2016 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Water bill hike OK’d

Statesboro City Council approved an increase Tuesday in the base charge for most water and sewer bills, but with a promise to create an equal ...

June 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Walk to End Alzheimer’s event tonight

The Alzheimer's Association invites residents to help reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Play opens Thursday night at Whitaker Theater

The summer stock season for the Averitt Center for the Arts opens Thursday night with the satirical play "Red, White, and Tuna." Performances are set ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local


5 killed in head-on crash west of Savannah

SAVANNAH - Five people died early Wednesday in a head-on crash between two cars on Interstate 16 west of Savannah.

June 22, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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