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McCollar calls for unity

Outside, the temperature hovered barely above 20 Fahrenheit, but in the warm and crowded council chamber, new Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar called for unity immediately after being sworn in.

January 02, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Deputy Fire Chief Ronnie Shaw passes

A 40-year veteran of the Statesboro Fire Department lost his battle with leukemia Saturday.

January 02, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Deputies injured, Brooklet man arrested

A man who fought and injured two deputies while resisting arrest Saturday ended up with several felony charges after being subdued by Taser.

January 02, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Snow possible locally Wednesday morning, afternoon

Statesboro and Bulloch County haven't seen significant snow in seven years, but today could bring flurries. The National Weather Service in Charleston, South Carolina, predicts a 70 percent chance of snow today, with 1 to 2 inches possible.

January 02, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


State Court of Bulloch County cancels jury duty for Wednesday

Due to poor weather conditions forecasted, jury duty for the State Court of Bulloch County scheduled at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, has been postponed.

January 02, 2018 | From Staff Reports | Local


Madame Couture's founder felt 'calling'

Local businesswoman Maria Proctor found herself in Statesboro in a rather roundabout way, but anyone who's shopped in her store, Madame Couture's Formals, right in the heart of downtown, knows they've been assisted by a salesclerk angel.

January 01, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - My local Crystal Ball predictions for 2018

With the election of a new president and the overwhelming focus President Trump has placed on winning, I just knew that 2017 would be the year of big wins. Like the president has learned, winning is not always as easy as it seems. Progress is great, but it is not always a win.

January 01, 2018 | | Local


Deidre Nelson retires after 17 years with AgSouth in Statesboro

Theron Anderson, director of AgSouth Farm Credit's Financially-Related Services, announced that Deidre Nelson retired from the association as of Dec. 31, 2017. Nelson, loan originator manager, retired after 17 years of service to AgSouth.

January 01, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


The business of Bulloch bees

In these winter days honey bees are clustered in their hives keeping warm. But now is the time for beekeepers to get equipment ready and plan for spring, say some Bulloch County beekeepers who make a business of getting other people involved.

December 30, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Frigid temps hit Statesboro, Bulloch homeless

With freezing temperatures ahead this week, Statesboro's Open Hearts Community Mission has been busy fielding calls from those in need of a warm place to stay.

December 30, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro Police Department team needs baseball players

If you want to play baseball, the Statesboro Arrows wants you.

December 30, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


One shot in home invasion

A man was shot early Friday morning in what police said was a drug-related home invasion at a Knight Drive apartment complex near Georgia Southern University.

December 29, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


McCollar swearing-in, reception Tuesday

The first order of business for Statesboro City Council and incoming Mayor Jonathan McCollar at 9 a.m. Tuesday will be McCollar's historic swearing-in.

December 29, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Thompson authors ‘Amazing Bah Brothers’

Statesboro author Christopher L. Thompson's first book, which he hopes will be the first of a series of adventure books for children, was released Dec. 13 by Palmetto Publishing Group.

December 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia’s Top 10 health care stories in 2017

Like many parts of the United States, health care in Georgia was impacted by multiple changes to Obamacare, a deepening opioid epidemic and struggling with funding for health care in general. Here is a look at the top 10 health care stories in Georgia for 2017.

December 27, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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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


'Run, Hide, Fight'

The day after a loner with reported behavioral problems opened fire at a South Florida school, killing 17 and wounding a dozen more, Bulloch County ...

February 19, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Body found behind Kmart

Two juveniles exploring the area behind Statesboro's Kmart on Friday discovered the body of a man investigators said could have been homeless.

February 19, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Second Five Points and More store coming

Site preparation has begun at 419 Northside Drive West across Williams Road from Bulloch Telephone for the construction of the second Five Points Store and ...

February 19, 2018 | | Local


Woman killed in collision with tanker truck

A Statesboro woman was killed Sunday night when a tanker truck pulled into her path on Highway 301 South.

February 19, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


At mid-session, Ga. lawmakers take on taxes, transit

ATLANTA - Activity at Georgia's Capitol is in full swing as this past week marked the halfway point of 2018's 40-day legislative session.

February 17, 2018 | By BEN NADLER and R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local


Barrow back campaigning, this time for secretary of state

John Barrow, the former 12th District congressman, is now seeking the office of Georgia secretary of state. Visiting Statesboro on Friday, he said he hopes ...

February 17, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Flu deaths hit 79 in Ga.

Georgia public health officials have now confirmed a total of 79 influenza-related deaths this flu season, including three children.

February 17, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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