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Trust me, you'll love the Statesboro Film Festival

Thursday marks the fourth Statesboro Film Festival I have helped organize. Each one, frankly, has been better than the previous ones and the 2012 edition, I promise, will be better, too.

April 17, 2012 | Jim Healy | Local

Boy Scouts get message from Coach Monken

A group of young men who comprise Statesboro's Boy Scouts of America Troop 342 were reminded Monday about the importance of their ideals by perhaps Bulloch County's most famous scout.

April 17, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

Growth gathering steam

Bulloch County is one of the fastest growing communities in the United States. Since the last official census was taken in April 2010, the population of Bulloch County has grown from 70,213 as of July 1, 2010 to 72,881, an increase of 2,668 people, as of July 1, 2011, according to the latest population estimate based on census trends.

April 16, 2012 | From staff reports | Local

Brampton, bypass to get traffic light

Adding a traffic light will top the agenda when the Statesboro City Council's meets in City Hall for its second, and last, scheduled meeting in April.

April 16, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

Barrow's campaign has $1M in the bank

SAVANNAH - With more than six months to go until the fall election, U.S. Rep. John Barrow already has more than $1 million in the bank to defend his eastern Georgia seat after Republican lawmakers redrew the district in hopes of ousting the four-term Democrat.

April 16, 2012 | BY RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Jekyll Island deer an attraction, maybe a problem

SAVANNAH - Tourists on Jekyll Island pull over to snap photos of them grazing by the roads, while island residents leave corn for the four-legged whitetails in their yards. As the sun goes down over the Georgia coast, golfers often see does and their fawns watching from the trees along the fairways.

April 14, 2012 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Time to choose your favorite film

Which film will take the Grand Prize at the 2012 Statesboro Film Festival? Well, it's now in the hands of the voters - you.

April 14, 2012 | Jim Healy | Local

EPD says Ogeechee is now safe

Almost a year after a major fish kill that was linked to contamination, state officials claim the Ogeechee River is safe for fishing and swimming.

April 14, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Officials look at traffic concerns

Statesboro city leaders made clear Friday their intent to improve traffic and pedestrian safety in the upcoming fiscal year.

April 13, 2012 | Jeff Harrison | Local

The strength of survival

Some held hands. Others held balloons. Every one of the cancer survivors who made the first lap Friday night at the Bulloch County Relay for Life held hope.

April 13, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Deputies apprehend inmate who escaped from jail Tuesday

An escaped prisoner is back behind bars thanks to citizens' tips and "lots of good police work," said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

April 13, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Reward offered for escaped inmate

The U.S. Marshal's Service is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the capture of Ricky Jacktavian Mosley, who escaped from a transportation officer Tuesday, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

April 11, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Kids get ‘pumped’ for test

If Bulloch County students are as excited after taking an annual standardized test as they are while gearing up for it, local schools should receive scores to be proud of.

April 11, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local

Concert for a miracle

Brian Murkison, a seven-year-old boy critically injured in a December car crash near Statesboro, is making a miraculous recovery. To help Brian Murkison's family with rehabilitation expenses, a benefit "Miracle Music" concert by Dr. Michael Braz will be held on Saturday, April 21 at the Averitt Center for the Arts Emma Kelly Theater.

April 11, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

OTC program a ‘Model of Efficiency’

Ogeechee Technical College was named recently as one of 16 colleges and universities nationwide recognized by "University Business" magazine's Models of Efficiency program.

April 11, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Local

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March for Our Lives 1 p.m. today at GSU

Georgia Southern University students have organized a March for Our Lives event for 1 p.m. Saturday on the Statesboro campus.

March 23, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

‘Speak Up for Education’ offers new format

The 2018 version of the Bulloch County Schools' long-established Speak Up for Education event offers a new format, with participants able to choose multiple sessions ...

March 23, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

Sheriff's Foundation to hold Boston butt benefit

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is selling slow-roasted Boston butts to help fund various community programs.

March 23, 2018 | | Local

Former US Sen. Zell Miller dies

ATLANTA - As Georgia's governor, Zell Miller successfully championed selling lottery tickets to fund scholarships in a Bible belt state and lost a fight to ...

March 23, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local

Two shot in Twin City; one dead

A double shooting in Twin City Wednesday left one man dead and another hospitalized, said Emanuel County Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens.

March 22, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia Democrats outraged over push to limit weekend voting

ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans want to limit early voting so that no county can offer it on both on a Saturday and a Sunday.

March 22, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local

iGot campaign hits new high for Ogeechee Tech

The amount that resolved on the screen during Thursday afternoon's iGot celebration, $406,790, represents a new cash record for the Ogeechee Technical College ...

March 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

More school safety forums Monday, Wednesday

Additional forums on school safety, open to all Bulloch County Schools students, parents, employees and community members, will be hosted by Statesboro High School on ...

March 22, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

Council candidates need only 6 months residence

Candidates for Statesboro City Council, such as those who will qualify next week for the May 22 special election in District 5, need to have ...

March 22, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Council unmoved on special election: May 22

The date of Statesboro's special election for the vacant District 5 City Council seat remains May 22, after the remaining four council members declined ...

March 21, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local

Local churches to mark Holy Week

For the fifth consecutive year, a group of local ministers will hold a series of Midday Holy Week Worship events to bring people together throughout ...

March 21, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Time-saving idea earns officer top honors

Coming up with a way to make things easier and more efficient for Statesboro police officers and then doing an outstanding job of handling that ...

March 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Man charged in shooting

A man shot Sunday at Blakewoods Apartments on East Olliff Street in Statesboro is in stable condition while the man who fired the shots is ...

March 21, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Austin bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT moves in

ROUND ROCK, Texas - The suspect in a series of bombing attacks that terrorized Austin over the past few weeks blew himself up early Wednesday as ...

March 21, 2018 | The Associated Press | Local

Driver of stolen car flees, wrecks

A short car chase into downtown Statesboro on Tuesday ended with the arrest of a man driving a stolen vehicle with an assortment of illegal ...

March 20, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

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