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Bulloch County Schools K-12 registration underway

The Bulloch County Schools' first registration opportunity for new students in kindergarten through 12th grade, including those transferring from other systems, is now underway, June 5-14, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

June 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Local law agencies seeing more opioid abuse

With prescription drug abuse becoming a major health concern across the country and investigations into at least three local cases of suspected opioid overdoses, the Statesboro Police Department hopes to warn the public of the possible dangers of counterfeit substances.

June 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SPD changes shifts

Under the new leadership of Chief Mike Broadhead, the Statesboro Police Department is restructuring its Patrol Bureau, changing the time on a shift from 12 hours to 10 and making training part of regular working hours for all officers.

June 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Carey Hilliard's building sold

The former Carey Hilliard's restaurant building in the Statesboro Crossing shopping center sold last week after being vacant and on the market for six years.

June 05, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


2-year-old boy struck by car

A 2-year-old boy suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries Saturday after being struck by a vehicle.

June 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


PIT maneuver ends high-speed chase

A Bulloch County sheriff's sergeant stopped a fleeing driver early Sunday by using his own patrol vehicle to force the speeding SUV to a stop.

June 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Police: Portal man hits wife with car

A Portal woman was airlifted to Savannah on Sunday after her husband struck her with a truck.

June 05, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ScotBilt builds in Millen

With structural steel being unloaded from a trailer truck during the ceremonial groundbreaking, ScotBilt Homes CEO Sam Scott could cite more than a symbol of his company's commitment to bring mobile home manufacturing back to Millen and Jenkins County.

June 05, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Current/former employee buys Paintmaster

Paintmaster Decorating Center, a Benjamin Moore Paint Store located at 403 South Zetterower Ave., was sold recently to one of its employees - Danny Andrews. Paintmaster was founded by Donald and Diane Long 31 years ago. The store has operated in the same location since opening in 1986.

June 05, 2017 | | Local


GSU Continuing Education names marketing manager

The Georgia Southern University Division of Continuing Education announces the addition of Reagan Daly as its marketing manager.

June 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


BOE struggles to put minority recruitment debate in context

Heading into the 2017-18 school year, one-third of the Bulloch County Schools' principals are African-American or Hispanic. That's higher than the 30 percent of U.S. principals who were minorities and the 17 percent of minority principals in rural school systems nationwide in 2014.

June 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Southern rocker Gregg Allman laid to rest near Highway 41

MACON - Southern rocker Gregg Allman was laid to rest Saturday near his older brother Duane in the same cemetery where they used to write songs among the tombstones, not far from US Highway 41.

June 03, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Statesboro’s ‘Million mile’ carrier

Tony Williams spends most of his day behind the wheel of a vehicle, except on the opposite side of the front seat from most drivers. During his more-than-32-year career as a mail carrier, he's driven enough miles to travel to the moon and back – twice. Safely.

June 03, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Private donors make Blue Mile glow

The most strikingly visible project so far in the Blue Mile revitalization of South Main Street required neither public funds nor America's Best Communities winnings. Local donations paid for the "Blue Mile" gateway signs, which glow at night, and their masonry bases.

June 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Arson suspected in three Statesboro fires

A reward of up to $10,000 is possible for information leading to the conviction of a suspect or suspects in three recent fires the Statesboro Fire department believes to be arson.

June 02, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


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Charges filed in three-county chase

A man arrested Tuesday after a three-county motorcycle chase was riding a bike stolen from North Dakota, police said.

July 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City Hall has detour pending porch repair

Yellow caution tape, orange cones and a detour sign warn visitors away from the front porch of Statesboro City Hall as employees of a building ...

July 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Portal man arrested after chase

A traffic stop attempt by Metter police Tuesday sparked a three-county motorcycle chase, ending in a crash and the subsequent arrest of a Portal man.

July 25, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 mayors up as Bulloch’s 4 towns face elections

All four towns in Bulloch County are scheduled to hold elections for council seats Nov. 7, but only Register and Statesboro have mayors up for ...

July 25, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Teachers back; parents can meet them Thursday

The Bulloch County Schools are inviting parents and students to meet their teachers during open house events on all 15 campuses Thursday evening, before the ...

July 25, 2017 | | Local


Johnson leaves top state NAACP post

After stepping down Saturday as president of the Georgia State Conference NAACP, a post he held for almost four years, Statesboro attorney and minister Francys ...

July 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


3 charged with firing guns under river bridge

Three men who were reportedly firing guns underneath a Highway 301 North bridge Sunday while people swam in the river nearby face drug and other ...

July 24, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'One Voice' offers evening of hope with free event

Several voices are coming together Friday at 7 p.m. at the Statesboro High School football field with a single message: "One voice makes a ...

July 24, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: The State of Bar-B-Q in the Boro is strong

Nothing screams "Southern" more than Bar-B-Q. Long before Statesboro was famous for its Eagles, it was known as the Bar-B-Q Capital of the South. In ...

July 24, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Georgia senators reviewing corporate, personal tax breaks

ATLANTA - A Georgia Senate committee is beginning what could be a years-long study of the hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks given to ...

July 22, 2017 | | Local


Mixed message from Milestones

The percentage of students in the Bulloch County Schools meeting proficiency levels on the Georgia Milestones tests improved in 15 of 30 tested subjects and ...

July 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Report: Numerous security policy violations in inmate escape

ATLANTA - Two Georgia prison guards failed to properly search and secure their prisoners on a transfer bus, enabling two inmates to free themselves and rush ...

July 21, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Woman fired, jailed over fraudulent use of nursing license

A Statesboro woman was jailed Wednesday after reportedly using another person's nursing license to perform nursing duties at work.

July 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


900 pot plants found in Candler; one arrested

Low-flying helicopters seen around Bulloch and adjacent counties recently may be part of the effort by the Georgia Governor's Drug Suppression Task Force to ...

July 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


SPD officers issued opioid-blocking drug

Statesboro police officers will now carry the opioid-blocking drug naloxone in a nasal spray to administer to people who overdose on opioids such as heroin ...

July 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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