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Bulloch County Schools await accreditation visit

This week, the Bulloch County school system is slated to submit final information from the schools' internal review to the AdvancED accrediting organization. AdvancED will send a team to visit some of the schools March 5-8 before deciding whether changes are needed to extend the district's accreditation for another five years.

January 30, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Naked man arrested early Saturday

A naked Rincon man walking along Langston Chapel Road early Saturday morning was arrested after Bulloch County sheriff's deputies responded to a call about a suspicious person.

January 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


American Farm Bureau honors Bulloch's Lannie Lee

During a leadership lunch held at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in Phoenix, earlier in January to recognize Farm Bureau volunteers, Bulloch County Farm Bureau President Lannie Lee was recognized for his many years of service as a county Farm Bureau leader.

January 30, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Burns still finds stress-free travel deals

Lori, Edie Grace and I love to travel.

January 30, 2017 | | Local


Rolling out the Blue Mile

The Blue Mile plan for revitalization of South Main Street isn't just about gateway columns, a dog park or a statue of early 20th century "Statesboro Blues" musician Blind Willie McTell seated on a bench.

January 28, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Searching for Bulloch’s hidden helpers

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

January 28, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


‘New’ GS budgeted for engineering building here

In an interview this week, Georgia Southern University President Jaimie Hebert, PhD, noted that the state is planning for growth on both the current GS campus in Statesboro and the Armstrong State University campus in Savannah that will become part of Georgia Southern in the consolidation work he is guiding.

January 27, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


I-16 slab replacement to require lane closures

Drivers can expect daily lane closures during concrete slab replacement on the westbound side of Interstate 16 between the Chatham-Effingham county line and the Candler-Emanuel county line, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced.

January 27, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Tips sought in Candler drive-by shooting

Two people injured in a drive-by-style shooting near Metter Tuesday are in stable condition, but Candler County Sheriff John Miles is seeking information about the incident.

January 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Traffic stop attempt leads to chase

What started as a simple traffic stop for a tag light violation led to a police chase Thursday night that ended in a forced halt on a county road.

January 27, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man shot in standoff was sex offender

The man killed Monday during a standoff with law enforcement near the Bulloch/Bryan County line was a registered sex offender and had been jailed in 2014 for attacking deputies during a routine compliance check.

January 26, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City funds second phase of pay-plan raises

Last week Statesboro City Council approved the second phase of city employee pay raises recommended in a pay study completed last March.

January 26, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Author, Bible study creator set to lead women's event

Acclaimed author, musician, Bible study creator and teacher Kelly Minter will be the featured artist at a women's gathering this month at Statesboro First United Methodist Church. The "Cultivate" event takes place Friday from 7–9 p.m. and continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, and women of all ages are invited to attend.

January 26, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Drives collecting supplies for Ga. tornado victims

Several local churches and businesses are reaching out to help the victims of tornadoes in Albany, Adel and other areas in Georgia affected by the line of destructive storms that tore through the southeast over the weekend.

January 25, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Herald purchases entire Maxway property

The Statesboro Herald recently purchased the property commonly known as the Maxway center across Proctor Street from the Herald building and also property directly behind the center.

January 25, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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iGOT campaign raises $397,752

When the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation's 2017 iGOT campaign concluded Thursday evening, the total $397,752 resolved on a screen at the celebration.

March 23, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


BCCI inmates charged with smuggling tobacco

Two inmates at the Bulloch County Correctional Institute can probably expect extended sentences after being caught smuggling contraband Wednesday.

March 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Faulty sensor caused fire alarm at Statesboro High

A fire alarm that sounded Thursday afternoon at Statesboro High School was caused by a faulty sensor. There was no fire, said Bulloch County Schools ...

March 23, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Already in peril, rural hospitals unsure on health care bill

CLAXTON - Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have ...

March 22, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM, REBECCA SANTANA and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Man arrested in GATE armed robbery

A man police said robbed a Northside Drive East convenience store March 6 was arrested Tuesday in Warner Robins on traffic charges but will face ...

March 22, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local foundation funds SPD ‘active shooter’ armor

The Statesboro Police Officers Foundation, led by local business people and civilian professionals, has granted the Statesboro Police Department $8,000 for additional body armor ...

March 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


In Republican 'burbs, Georgia election centers on a Democrat

ALPHARETTA - The garden room at Rivermont Golf and Country Club brims with Republican donors and activists, but Michael Fitzgerald wants to talk about Democrats.

March 21, 2017 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Rodeo bringing new acts to town

Fall may mean fair time around Statesboro, but when spring rolls around, everyone knows it's rodeo time.

March 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Please have a cup of coffee with me

For the past month and a half, I've enjoyed the company of dozens of area residents who took me up on my offer to ...

March 20, 2017 | Jim Healy | Local


Blue Mile investment

As the deadline approaches for a final progress report in the America's Best Communities competition, Statesboro's Blue Mile committee is pointing to evidence ...

March 20, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Flight Factory officially taking off Saturday

Jerome Davis will cut the ribbon Saturday on the much anticipated Flight Factory Entertainment Center located at 158 East Parrish Street.

March 20, 2017 | | Local


Statesboro Realtors attend Legislative Day in Atlanta

Several Realtors from Statesboro Board of Realtors gathered alongside hundreds of their fellow Georgia Realtors for a day of advocacy and education at the Georgia ...

March 20, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


2 men arrested in drug-related murder

A Statesboro man faces murder charges for the drug-related shooting death of a man at The Grove Apartments March 9.

March 20, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Blueberry, peach crops hit hard by late-season freeze

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Last week's deep freeze in the Southeast appears to have nearly wiped out Georgia's blueberries and South Carolina's peaches ...

March 20, 2017 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Local


A ‘historic’ debut in the Boro

The Ogeechee International History Film Festival will make its debut in Statesboro Friday and Saturday as the very first film festival in the United States ...

March 18, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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