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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Back from the brink: R.J.'s Grill survives

Our community was rocked last week by the abrupt announcement that R.J.'s Grill, a Statesboro landmark, would close. Fortunately, local Statesboro businessman Stacy Underwood stepped forward and purchased the restaurant with a commitment to operate it as the R.J.'s we all know and love. And to put his own stamp on it in the coming years.

August 08, 2016 | | Local


R.J.'s Grill will stay open

Randy Nessmith, owner of R.J.'s Grill, announced Sunday that he has completed the sale of his restaurant to local entrepreneur and restaurateur Stacy Underwood.

August 07, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


The 3 governors controversy

Seventy years ago, a political situation was brewing that left Georgia with three claimants to the governor's office in early 1947. By the time he won a fourth term in 1946, Eugene Talmadge, who had been in and out of office as governor twice since 1932, was very sick, but only those closest to him knew it.

August 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Finalist's issues draw questions

When Saundra Rhodes retired in May as chief of the Horry County Police Department in South Carolina, news reports in the Myrtle Beach area noted that the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division was investigating the handling of sexual assault cases by certain officers in her department, which is named as a defendant in two related lawsuits.

August 06, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Public invited to meet chief finalists

The city of Statesboro is inviting the public to meet the finalists for the job of police chief - Herbert Blake, Saundra Rhodes and Charles Sikes -Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the lobby of Sea Island Bank at 2 East Main St.

August 06, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Brooklet's 'ice cream' cop

On sizzling summer days, one local police officer does more than patrol the streets fighting crime. Brooklet Police Officer Tracy Atkinson makes the sweltering days a little more pleasant for folks she encounters - she is the "ice cream cop."

August 06, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bond hearing set for sex offender charged again after removal from registry

A man charged with child molestation again after being removed from the sex offender registry three years ago is scheduled for a bond hearing at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10.

August 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch, Candler counties seek man for questioning

Authorities in Bulloch and Candler counties are seeking Javantae Lee, 21, a black male who is wanted in several counties, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

August 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. dad charged in hot-car deaths of twin toddlers

CARROLLTON - Police charged a father with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of his 15-month-old twin girls, alleging that he had been drinking before leaving them in their car seats in 90-degree temperatures.

August 06, 2016 | By JOHNNY CLARK Associated Press | Local


Blessing of the Harvest

Area farmers halted work briefly Friday morning to gather collectively for prayer and fellowship in a Blessing of the Harvest event at the Bulloch County Center for Agriculture.

August 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Old Sallie Z. cash goes to school facilities

After considering putting the money into the school system's general fund to partly offset deficit spending, the Bulloch County Board of Education voted last week to allocate all $950,000 from the sale of the old Sallie Zetterower Elementary School to facilities projects.

August 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


It's official: Durden new OTC president

After serving as acting president of Ogeechee Technical College for the past month, Lori Durden has been named the new president of OTC. Commissioner Gretchen Corbin announced Thursday that the state board of the Technical College System of Georgia voted during its monthly meeting to accept her recommendation of Durden to the position.

August 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Landowner files new rezone request

A man who wants to build an industrial park in southern Bulloch County has resubmitted a rezone application, just days after he withdrew his previous request.

August 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro landmark R.J.'s closing

After serving the Statesboro and Bulloch County community for 35 years, owner Randy Nessmith announced Wednesday that R.J.'s Grill is closing. R.J.'s will be open for normal business hours through the Sunday buffet on Sept. 4.

August 03, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ogeechee Tech signs agreement with Armstrong State

Ogeechee Technical College signed a memorandum of understanding with Armstrong State University in Savannah on Tuesday, bridging the institutions' programs in criminal justice and information technology through a rigorous collection of major field courses.

August 03, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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YMCA leases old Sallie Z. site

The Statesboro Family YMCA now has an 8-acre site with standing buildings leased for it by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia. The new Statesboro Family ...

September 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Man barricades himself inside house with hunting rifle

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies surrounded a home Monday on Highway 80 West while a man who was wanted on outstanding domestic dispute warrants barricaded ...

September 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


It's Krispy Kreme time in Statesboro!

We are only one week away from the most anticipated store opening possibly in the history of store openings in Statesboro - Krispy Kreme, located at ...

September 26, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Hospital parent 'exploring financial options'

The parent company of East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro and a host of local doctor's practices, announced last week via a press ...

September 26, 2016 | | Local


Campus guns, ‘religious freedom’ issues

In the race for state representative in District 160, two pieces of legislation that Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed are points of division between the two ...

September 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Tankersley emphasizes meeting needs, building consent

Running for a fourth two-year term, Rep. Jan Tankersley says that serving in the Georgia General Assembly isn't all about the few issues that ...

September 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


BCSO disputes speeding claim

Bulloch County Sheriff's response to an emergency call the morning of Sunday, Sept. 11 has the Brooklet police chief upset about the speeds deputies ...

September 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ministry uses ‘extreme sports’ angle as message

Zero Gravity Outreach, a local non-profit ministry, will hold their grand-opening community outreach event on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Complete Car Care Service parking ...

September 23, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal gearing up for Catface Country Turpentine Festival

The Portal Heritage Society will hold its 35th Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival Saturday, Oct. 1, bringing food, crafts vendors, kiddie rides and a great ...

September 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ministry takes an ‘extreme sports’ angle

Zero Gravity Outreach, a local non-profit ministry, will hold their grand-opening community outreach event on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Complete Car Care Service parking ...

September 23, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Former PAC director leads Averitt Center in interim

Carol Thompson is stepping out of her perennial starring role in the three-actor stage version of "Driving Miss Daisy" for a different role at the ...

September 22, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Two more arrested in armed robbery

Statesboro Police have arrested a third suspect in connection with Sunday's armed robbery at Renaissance Apartments, as well as a fourth person who was ...

September 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GATA Cast - Sept. 22, 2016

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony twice a week with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle ...

September 22, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Council licenses bar under new process

After a couple of months dry of alcohol issues, City Council granted the first all-new bar license Tuesday using the hearing process required by Statesboro ...

September 21, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


GSU offers Ogeechee River study update

About halfway through a three-year project studying the Ogeechee River, Georgia Southern University researchers and their partners offered an update on their progress during a ...

September 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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