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Georgia hospitals face Medicare penalties

Nearly one in four Georgia hospitals are being penalized by the federal government for high rates of patient injuries.

January 02, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Gov. Deal's education agenda to shape 2017 legislature

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Jan. 9 with a full slate of priorities. But questions remain about Gov. Nathan Deal's education agenda and how a new presidential administration will affect Georgia, leaving uncertainty about how this year's session will play out.

January 02, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Looking back at 2016

Yes, 2016 certainly was a year to remember.

January 02, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 2017: Yes, Statesboro, grocery store coming

One of my most enjoyable columns each year is my Crystal Ball predictions for the New Year. I thought it would be fun to look back at last year's predictions to see how well I did before moving on to 2017's.

January 02, 2017 | | Local


The gift of sound

It was a Christmas miracle for sure.

December 31, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Food stores help OTC reach future GED students

After getting grocery stores to hand out fliers to shoppers at Thanksgiving and Christmas, Ogeechee Technical College has a larger outreach planned for January to promote its adult education programs, which include more than just GED classes.

December 30, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


In with the new … elected officials

There's a new sheriff in Bulloch County – and two new judges, a new Board of Commissioners chairman, two new commissioners, two new Board of Education members and a new State Court chief solicitor.

December 29, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Poll: 2017 will be better year

NEW YORK - Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note, according to a new poll that found that a majority believes things are going to get better for the country next year.

December 27, 2016 | By EMILY SWANSON and VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press | Local


Nine new officials among 20 to be sworn

Among the 20 Bulloch County and Ogeechee Judicial Circuit officials scheduled to be sworn in for new terms at 10 a.m. Thursday are nine newly elected to their offices during 2016.

December 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Cold doesn't dampen the spirit at 'Christmas at the Courthouse'

Swaddled in warm jackets and wrapped in scarves, hats and mittens, many gathered at the Bulloch County Courthouse Dec. 16 for the inaugural "Christmas at the Courthouse" to celebrate the birth of Jesus long ago. The wind was brisk and chilling, but participants huddled close to worship and pray.

December 27, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia GOP hopes to avoid snags over annual hospital tax

ATLANTA - Georgia's governor and legislative leaders hope to quickly extend an annual tax on hospitals that covers a large share of state health care expenses when lawmakers return to the Capitol in January.

December 26, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Solar pecan processing

Mascot Pecan Shelling Co. in Glennville recently had Coastal Solar, based in Hinesville, install a solar array system, an investment of more than $2.5 million that is projected to pay for itself in power bill savings and incentives in four to seven years.

December 26, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Lots to discover at GSU's Botanic Gardens

One of my favorite things about this column, in addition often to being the first to share the news about exciting new businesses coming to town, is to introduce you to businesses and venues that I consider "hidden jewels" of our community.

December 26, 2016 | | Local


Metter dentist Clance earns rare Mastership Award

Dr. William W. Clance of Metter attained a rare distinction among dentists this year when he received the Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry.

December 26, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


SPD orders Ford SUVs as new patrol vehicles

The Statesboro Police Department's patrol cars will, over time, be replaced by patrol SUVs, if the department and officials who control its purse strings like the seven 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Utility units now on order.

December 24, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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‘Cat’ coming to Averitt Center

Co-directors Mical Whitaker and Melinda Roell will bring Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to the Emma Kelly Theater this ...

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


State DOT offers $450,000 – if Statesboro wins national contest

The Georgia Department of Transportation has committed $450,000 for sidewalk and other improvements on the Blue Mile of South Main Street – if Statesboro wins ...

February 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Eagle ROTC wins MacArthur Award, again

Georgia Southern University's ROTC program has again been recognized with the MacArthur Award as one of the top eight programs in the U.S ...

February 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch commissioners talk trash

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners talked trash during a workshop Tuesday morning, deciding to repeat an "attention-getting" tactic used in one area this month ...

February 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven bags ELK's 100 jobs

ELK Group International, a Pennsylvania-based designer and importer of lighting fixtures, is outfitting a former yarn mill in Sylvania as a distribution center projected to ...

February 20, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'Work It' empowers

The inaugural class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Leadership Academy recently hosted a one-day conference, 'Work It,' dedicated to empowering women through personal and ...

February 20, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Perfect combo: Eagle Creek, Painted Chef

When local entrepreneur Franklin Dismuke purchased the 13,000-square-foot building downtown to build what is now Eagle Creek Brewery, he had no idea what a ...

February 20, 2017 | | Local


Boro's Bobby Jones a Faces of Manufacturing nominee

Bobby Jones, from Statesboro and now manufacturing manager at the Koyo Bearings plant in Sylvania, is a nominee to be one of the Faces of ...

February 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Historic assembly comes to Boro

The 83rd annual Georgia State Assembly of the Daughters of the American Colonists came to Statesboro over the weekend. The St. Philip's Parish Chapter ...

February 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


State on cusp of allowing direct sales by breweries

In 2017, craft breweries appear to be on the verge of getting just about everything they've wanted from the Georgia General Assembly in terms ...

February 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Daughter, grandson charged in elder abuse

A Candler County sheriff's investigator arrested a woman and her adult son after finding deplorable conditions when performing a welfare check on an elderly ...

February 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia House panel approves bill allowing guns on campus

ATLANTA - Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation that began advancing Thursday in the Georgia House despite the Republican ...

February 17, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Merger pending, Armstrong gets interim president

In news this week related to the merger of Armstrong State University with Georgia Southern University, an interim president has been appointed to lead Armstrong ...

February 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Man charged in strong-arm robbery

A strong-arm robbery suspect faces charges after reportedly assaulting another man on Hill Street on Monday.

February 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


School system to hire 3 principals

The Bulloch County schools posted job notices this week seeking principals for Southeast Bulloch High School, Mill Creek Elementary School and Portal Elementary School.

February 15, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


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