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New GS president praises ‘campus carry’ veto

New Georgia Southern University President Jaimie Hebert, PhD., who recently arrived from Texas where he publicly opposed legislation allowing guns to be carried on college campuses, says that Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal acted courageously in vetoing "campus carry" here.

July 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


DA drops indictments against trucking company

Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden will not prosecute a transportation company indicted earlier this year in the deaths of five Georgia Southern University students, in light of the company's establishment of a memorial scholarship for students enrolling in nursing programs in Georgia universities and colleges.

July 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man arrested, linked to The Country Store armed robbery

A man police say is responsible for two local convenience store armed robberies is behind bars, facing charges from two separate law enforcement agencies.

July 06, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Early voting underway in runoff

Early voting began Tuesday in the July 26 runoff. It features nonpartisan races for Bulloch County Probate Court judge and an Ogeechee Circuit Superior Court judgeship, plus - in District 2 only - a Republican race for Bulloch County Board of Commissioners.

July 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Police seek suspect in Parker's armed robbery

Statesboro police are seeking information regarding a man suspected in the armed robbery of a Lanier Drive convenience store Monday.

July 05, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


KKK wins partial victory in highway cleanup case

ATLANTA - Dismissing an appeal on a technicality, Georgia's highest court granted a victory to a Ku Klux Klan group that has been seeking for years to participate in a state-run highway cleanup program.

July 05, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Armed robbery suspect caught

Police officers responding to a report of a man with a gun Monday ended up making an arrest in an armed robbery that happened three days before.

July 05, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Fireworks, franks and festivities

From fireworks soaring above the Washington Monument to hot dogs being downed in New York City's famed frank-eating contest, Americans aren't shy about celebrating their nation's birthday. Many places rolled out long-established Independence Day traditions on Monday - even if some of those traditions aren't as long-established as they sound. Some communities tried new things to mark the holiday, even as others pared back. Following are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country.

July 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Waters now interim Evans County superintendent

Former Statesboro High School principal Dr. Martin "Marty" Waters, who in May had his teaching certificate restored after a retroactive one-year suspension in a settlement with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, began work last week as interim superintendent of schools in Evans County.

July 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Averitt Center marks remarkable 12 years

Twelve years after opening the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro, the impact of the Center, the embrace of the Statesboro community and our neighbors continue to pleasantly surprise us all.

July 04, 2016 | | Local


Statesboro native will lead State Bar of Georgia

Statesboro native Patrick T. O'Connor was installed last month as the 54th president of the 48,000-member State Bar of Georgia during the organization's annual meeting in Amelia Island, Fla. Justice Harold D. Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia administered the oath of office.

July 04, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: A Fourth of July tradition for longtime friends

You can never really know the moment when a forever friend may walk into your life. That fateful moment for my best friend of more than 20 years and me happened in our sixth-period physical education class at Hephzibah Middle School, circa 1994. Charity was born on the Fourth of July and ironically, it was Martina McBride's song "Independence Day" that began our lifelong friendship.

July 03, 2016 | | Local


Best foot forward

In football, kickers can often feel like the loneliest players on the field - even when surrounded by thousands of screaming fans. Standing on the sidelines for much of the game, kickers can become a hero or a goat in an instant and often get just one chance to make a decisive impact on a game.

July 03, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Local


Augusta man arrested in Jenkins County after chase

A man wanted on shoplifting charges out of Richmond County fled from deputies in Jenkins County Saturday afternoon, but surrendered after an hours- long chase.

July 02, 2016 | | Local


Zika mosquitoes all over Ga.; control agencies aren't

SAVANNAH - Mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus are found in all corners of Georgia - from coastal marshes to northern mountains, in rural farm communities and crowded suburbs. Yet many of those places employ no one to fight them.

July 02, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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Lewis sentenced to 15 months for extortion

Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the U.S. Southern District of Georgia delivered a scathing admonition as well as a prison sentence Monday to ...

August 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Radio legend Nate Hirsch passes

Husband, father, grandfather and Hall of Fame announcer Nate Hirsch, the original "Voice of the Georgia Southern Eagles," passed away Sunday morning at his Statesboro ...

August 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Atlanta rapper arrested at GSU

For the second time in two years, a hip-hop star and his entourage of three men were arrested on gun and drug charges during a ...

August 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man missing after wakeboarding accident

Divers are searching for a Statesboro man who disappeared Sunday in the Savannah River after a suspected wakeboarding accident.

August 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


3 charged in Screven home invasion

Three men suspected in a June home invasion in Newington are behind bars, said Bahan Rich, special agent-in-charge of the Statesboro office of the Georgia ...

August 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Beacon Place project targeting upscale living

Developers Bill Tripp, Jackson Wallace and Greg Wood are building their newest project, Beacon Place, located at 1818 S & S Railroad Bed Road adjacent to ...

August 29, 2016 | | Local


Sea turtles shatter nesting records

SAVANNAH - Rare loggerhead sea turtles spent a busy summer laying eggs on beaches in Georgia and the Carolinas, where nest counts this year smashed previous ...

August 27, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald Grocery Grab 2016

When he was selected as one of five finalists for the Statesboro Herald's third annual Grocery Grab, Stewart Bennett had advantages from the start ...

August 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Senate candidate Barksdale visits Statesboro

When U.S. Senate candidate Jim Barksdale stepped onstage to speak at the Bulloch County Democrats' annual gala Friday night, he wore his hat, a ...

August 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Lower speed limits for trucks, buses proposed

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways.

August 26, 2016 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto writer | Local


No decision yet on police chief

Three weeks after three finalists for Statesboro police chief were introduced to the public and interviewed by a special panel, city officials have not announced ...

August 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Play the Statesboro Herald's College Pigskin Pickem' contest

Click here to sign up play the Statesboro Herald's 10th Annual Pigskin Pickem' contest. Pick college football games from the Sun Belt, Southeastern and ...

August 26, 2016 | | Local


Averitt Center director leaving

Shockwaves rippled through the community this week as we learned of the departure of Tim Chapman, who has led the popular Averitt Center for the ...

August 25, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Business editor | Local


Officials: Zika not a local danger

While a solitary case of travel-related Zika virus infection was reported in Bulloch County Wednesday, local city and health officials say there is no cause ...

August 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GSU alert: Zika case reported in Bulloch

Georgia Southern University officials sent students an alert late Wednesday afternoon informing them that a person had tested positive for Zika virus in Bulloch County ...

August 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


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