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18 killed in storms

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The death toll in the Southeast climbed to 18 on Saturday after days of tumultuous weather - unusual warmth, tornadoes and torrential downpours - wreaked havoc during the Christmas holiday.

December 26, 2015 | By KIM CHANDLER and PHILLIP LUCAS Associated Press | Local


Whatever happened to RIF?

A reader called the newspaper recently asking what had become of the RIF distribution from the Statesboro Regional Library.

December 26, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Memorial event Saturday to honor McBride postponed

A memorial service set for Saturday to honor U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester McBride Jr. has been postponed.

December 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Register mayor: Cut police department

The mayor of Register wants to reduce and replace the town's current police department, citing costs that exceed income, but council members disagree, and local business owners just want what they view as excessive policing to stop.

December 25, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Alabama tornado adds to Christmas storm woes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A Christmastime wave of severe weather continued Friday as a tornado touched down in Jefferson County, Alabama, including through the southwest portion of Birmingham, the state's largest city.

December 25, 2015 | By PHILLIP LUCAS and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


'We ain't seen nothin' yet'

Throughout Georgia Southern's journey from a storied FCS program to an FBS school looking to make its mark on the college football landscape, the message has been clear that the Eagles want to grow and develop as a school and program while staying true to what has made them successful.

December 24, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Local


A Santa of plywood wonders

From a lighted manger scene with the holy family framed in simple, white silhouette to a Santa wielding an axe at the gnarly remains of an actual tree, the things that Sammy Bullins makes from plywood and paint add joy to Christmas for visiting children – and for Bullins.

December 24, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern wins GoDaddy Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. - Favian Upshaw ran for 199 yards and four touchdowns to help Georgia Southern beat Bowling Green 58-27 in the GoDaddy Bowl on Wednesday night.

December 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Memorial for Staff Sgt. McBride Saturday

Alumni of the Statesboro High School Class of 2003 plan to host a memorial service in honor of their classmate, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester McBride Jr., Saturday at 5 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium.

December 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Last minute holiday shopper?

ATLANTA - Procrastinators, rejoice. This year there are more apps and services than ever before to help last-minute shoppers.

December 23, 2015 | By MAE ANDERSON AP Technology writer | Local


Screven sheriff seeks missing sex offender

Screven County sheriff's investigators are searching for a registered sex offender who absconded from the area, as well as a woman and two juveniles who are believed to be with him.

December 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch BOE chair has new Atlanta job

Dr. LeVon E. Wilson, chairman of the Bulloch County Board of Education and through last semester professor of legal studies at Georgia Southern University, has a new job, as the associate provost of Clark Atlanta University.

December 22, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro soldier killed in Afghanistan

Chester McBride Jr., a Statesboro native and 2003 graduate of Statesboro High, was killed Monday along with five fellow American troops when a suicide attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol.

December 22, 2015 | By JIM HEALY & HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Newport Trace under way

Newport Trace Senior Community, across Lester Road near Statesboro High School, will consist of 42 limited-rent apartments for people age 55 and up in single-story buildings.

December 21, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Some last-minute suggestions for 'local' gifts

Last week, Parker's Convenience Store gave all of their Pump Pal customers an early Christmas gift by lowering gas prices 12 cents per gallon for 12 days ending on Friday - Christmas Day. Not to be outdone, Flash Foods lowered their pump prices 15 cents per gallon for their member clients to help us all get into the Christmas spirit.

December 21, 2015 | | Local


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Mims seeking BOE District 7 seat

Heather Mims, a mother of five children, a school council member at two of the Bulloch County Schools and currently a substitute teacher, has announced ...

February 10, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Register mayor suspended

Register Town council members suspended Mayor John Williams and another town employee Tuesday night in the wake of Williams' admission that he improperly disposed of ...

February 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Register teen hopes to share God’s love, grace

Nineteen-year-old Cierra Crowe is taking a huge leap of faith. She is moving from Register to Kireka, Uganda, next week for the sole purpose of ...

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


Ethridge will not seek re-election to commission

Bulloch County Commissioner Carolyn Ethridge announced Monday that she does not plan to seek re-election to the commission.

February 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A degree in caring

These weren't his exact words, but 2016 Rotary Citizen of the Year David Ball said he got a degree in caring.

February 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Fees waived downtown

Last week, Statesboro City Council restored an incentive program for redevelopment in the downtown district that had waived almost $200,000 in building permit, water ...

February 08, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sobe Nails creates an upscale experience

With Valentine's Day coming up Sunday, many of you are still looking for the perfect gift idea.

February 08, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Do not pass

While Monday's collision between a school bus and tractor-trailer rig did not involve illegal passing, it calls attention to the fact that a vast ...

February 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Truck driver charged after plowing into school bus

The driver of an 18-wheeler that struck a school bus in Statesboro on Monday morning has been charged with following too closely, according to Georgia ...

February 08, 2016 | By JIM HEALY and HOLLI SAXON jhealy@statesboroherald.com | Local


Portal man killed in Pembroke accident

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's Major Accident Investigation Team responded to an vehicular accident on the 500 block of Ft. Argyle Road that claimed the ...

February 08, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Broncos D dominates, Denver wins Super Bowl 50

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have Super ending to his career, and Von Miller and the Denver defense made the ...

February 07, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER Associated Press | Local


2016 Film Festival set for April 15

The Statesboro Herald and the Averitt Center for the Arts are teaming up again for the Eighth Annual Statesboro Film Festival to find and honor ...

February 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


In case of emergency

As part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, Bulloch County Schools' students, faculty and staff practiced an emergency plan in the event of a tornado warning ...

February 07, 2016 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Super Bowl 50th anniversary painting made in Statesboro

Sports artist Jason Robichau's contribution to the Super Bowl on its 50th birthday also benefits a charitable cause. That is a recurrent theme in ...

February 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Commissioner Thompson to run for chairman

Bulloch County Commissioner Roy Thompson announced Friday he will not run for a fourth term as commissioner holding seat 2C, choosing instead to seek office ...

February 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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