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City makes offer for South Main bank building

Statesboro City Manager Frank Parker announced Wednesday the city's interest in purchasing a recently emptied bank building to serve as a site for a new courtroom and select court offices.

March 22, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


Drug agents arrest 3 on meth charges

Bulloch County drug agents arrested three on methamphetamine charges after seeing two of them "acting suspiciously" around several pharmacies in Statesboro early Thursday.

March 22, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man allegedly stabbed brother in side

A man stabbed in the side by his brother Sunday is in stable condition, but the brother remains in jail without bond.

March 22, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man arrested in assault

A night out at a bar ended badly when one man cut another man on the hand with a knife.

March 22, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAG | Local


Ruling on Ogeechee suit upsets Riverkeeper

An Atlanta judge ruled Tuesday that the Ogeechee Riverkeeper has no standing to bring a case about the Ogeechee River.

March 21, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


3 arrested on meth charges

A tip sent Bulloch County drug agents to a Brannen Street home Tuesday, where they arrested three on methamphetamine charges.

March 21, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Swing into Spring

The annual parade of athletes followed by a fireworks display will kick off the recreation department's baseball, softball and soccer seasons Friday at Mill Creek Park.

March 21, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Local


State releases list of ‘focus' schools in need of improvement

The Georgia Department of Education identified a pair of Bulloch County schools on a list released Tuesday of 156 schools that need to address graduation rates and gaps in achievement between groups of students.

March 21, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


Legendary UGA Coach Vince Dooley visits Boro

Durelle Tuggle of Statesboro, left, gets books autographed for her sons by former University of Georgia head football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley at Sea Island Bank Tuesday. Tuggle was a student at Auburn University at the same time as Dooley's wife, Barbara, and when he was the freshmen football coach there.

March 20, 2012 | | Local


Tragedy strikes Brooklet family

Ronnie Schmidt worked for nearly a decade for Billy Hendrix at the Brooklet CITGO, which sits on the corner of the small town's one flashing light. From his vantage point, Ronnie saw, and was seen by, almost everyone.

March 19, 2012 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Council moves meeting to Wednesday

To accommodate councilmen's schedules and assure the attendance of a voting quorum, Statesboro City Council will wait one extra day this week before hosting a second scheduled meeting in March.

March 19, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


Deputies hunt home invasion suspect

A home invasion in Portal on Sunday left a victim physically unharmed, a stolen vehicle burned and a suspect at large.

March 19, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro author steps out of the 'Shadow'

Spring 2012 is proving to be a sunrise season for Tina Whittle. Just as the second of her Tai Randolph mysteries, "Darker Than Any Shadow," was released by Poisoned Pen Press earlier this month, the first, "The Dangerous Edge of Things" garnered her a Georgia Author of the Year nomination.

March 17, 2012 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


iGot '12 is Tuesday

Volunteers for Ogeechee Technical College will renew a yearly effort this week, taking to the phones and streets in an attempt to collect funds supporting students and programs of the school.

March 17, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU men's basketball coach Charlton Young's NCAA bracket

(Updated at the end of play Sunday night.) Herald Sports Editor Noell Barnidge spoke with Georgia Southern men's basketball head coach Charlton Young on Tuesday night and got C.Y.'s picks for the 2012 NCAA Basketball Tounament. At the end of the first weekend of play, C.Y. had correctly picked a few surprising upsets. But his selections of Wichita State and Florida State to make the Final Four, combined with Missouri's early exit and the fall of Notre Dame resulted in a splash of red on his bracket. And Duke's shocking loss to Lehigh didn ...

March 17, 2012 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


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Transit overhaul a top issue for state legislators

ATLANTA - Wednesday marks a key deadline for Georgia lawmakers, since bills need pass at least one chamber by then to remain alive for the session ...

February 24, 2018 | By R.J. RICO and BEN NADLER Associated Press | Local


Pilot, wrestler, now STAR Student

Bulloch County STAR Student Kyle Samuels is an 18-year-old licensed pilot and four-year champion high school wrestler headed to the U.S. Air Force Academy ...

February 24, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Panel OKs law to stop surprise medical bills

The effort to reduce "surprise" medical bills in Georgia took another key step Thursday with legislation passing a Senate health committee.

February 23, 2018 | BY ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Two arrested on drug trafficking charges

The arrest of a woman Wednesday on drug trafficking charges follows the arrest of another man on similar charges at the same location two weeks ...

February 23, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Relay for Life kicks off

Bulloch County cancer survivors and their supporters enjoyed dinner and a show Thursday evening as characters from Disney's Magic Kingdom greeted guests at Statesboro ...

February 23, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sheets named Kiwanian of the Year

Chuck Sheets, who recruits help and makes sure that the 3,000-plus participants and about 170 floats line up correctly for the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair ...

February 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Busbee offers as candidate for House District 160

Robert Busbee of Statesboro announced this week that he will run for the District 160 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives. He identified modernization ...

February 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Troopers seek witness to hit-and-run

A man is in critical condition after a hit-and-run incident Tuesday, and Georgia State Patrol troopers are seeking a witness to the crash.

February 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Body identified as missing man

A man whose body was found Friday behind Statesboro's Kmart store has been identified as a man missing from Portal since the end of ...

February 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Kiwanis rodeo coming for 8th year

With new awards and a new crop of bucking stock foals and calves arriving this spring, rodeo contractor Danny Hedrick is excited to be returning ...

February 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Tankersley seeks re-election in District 160

Rep. Jan Tankersley, the Republican from Brooklet who represents District 160, is seeking a fifth two-year term in the Georgia House of Representatives. She will ...

February 21, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Morris Lupton dies

Former Statesboro resident Morris Lupton, known by many as the driving force behind the creation of the Georgia Southern Eagles football program, died Tuesday.

February 21, 2018 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of ...

February 20, 2018 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Local


Juveniles charged in church vandalism

Five juveniles were arrested Monday after members of an Ellabell church found chaos and destruction to the church property.

February 20, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Swainsboro man charged with statutory rape

A Valentine's tryst between a runaway juvenile and a Swainsboro man ended in his arrest for statutory rape and other sex offenses.

February 20, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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